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Profile links now have negative impact?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by Moggy, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Moggy

    Moggy Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    Just wondering, I heard that with the latest bigG update that profile links are getting hit hard and that it now has a NEGATIVE impact on your SERPs ?

    Guess this could be why a lot of peoples sites have been loosing their positions.

    Opinions?
     
  2. Ramsweb

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    I definitely think so. I had a Weebly site that was number 1 on Google for a particular keyword for about 6 months. It had nothing but profile backlinks. After the Panda update, the site got deindexed. Not even a drop in ranking. Just total deindex!

    I stay away from profile links now. I have also seen SEO providers on this forum also modify their link wheels and packages to offer less of forum profiles as people don't seem to want them. Some even say that profile links take ages to get indexed now. It could be a sign that Google doesn't give them any weight anymore.
     
  3. Moggy

    Moggy Registered Member

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    well thats a kick in the balls...

    I dont understand how Google knows whats a profile link and whats not
     
  4. Ramsweb

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    I think identifying profile backlinks is a piece of cake for Google....there is no way you can make profile backlinks or any other type of backlink look like something they aren't.....
     
  5. iknowjack

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    i am also thinking how come google just doesnt detect heavy spammed forums and blogs. its not si a lot of them. i guess from google point of view it would be best it it would ignore them (becouse if it would penalize them, someone could destroy competition with blasting)
     
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    resistosai111 Power Member

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    ok tell us final that profiles backlinks is good or not.I am creating profiles backlinks using xrumer all are smf forums any body quick reply thanks.
     
  7. kirkonpolttaja

    kirkonpolttaja Senior Member

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    Oh my bloody god haha :D just bought profile creation software and now your saying it is BAAAAD to do profiles...
     
  8. VMagick

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    I think the main problem with forum profile links is that they can get deleted by forum owners or moderators. When your profiles get deleted in large numbers, that will have a negative effect on your SERP rankings for sure.

    So to compensate that you would need to continously blast your sites with new ones to maintain the same level of backlinks.
     
  9. BackBlasts

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    Profiles still have their uses.
    De-Valued does not = Zero Value

    If sites get de-indexed, then I will put my prices up a LOT and sell my system as a "competition killer". That will NEVER happen.

    There are a few things to consider regards sites that lost value promoted only with profiles:

    1) Never rely on one link type (unless they are really high quality organic). Never rely on one "grey" link type is what I should have said
    2) Profiles have always been a numbers game - high volume low quality. Any algo changes that lean away from that will have a negative impact
    3) A lot of people think that the positive effect of profiles had more to do with IP diversity than the actual "juice" from these links, though that is pure conjecture, it is an interesting point to consider... that being that Google changed the way IP diversity was treated
    4) There is a strong correlation beween low quality sites and over reliance on low quality automated links, and Panda essentially seemed to be aimed at weeding out junk sites and content it would follow that these kind of sites got zapped

    Im not trying to say profiles are "good quality" links when clearly they are bottom of the pile, but neither are they "useless".
    Nor am I trying to say that profiles are as effective now as they were, when clearly, since Panda profiles are generally less effective.

    What I am saying is that they still have their place, but you have to know how to use them in conjuntion with other stuff.

    Sending thousands of links direct to your site wont do much. Sending a smaller number direct to your site and more to sites that link to you... in conjuntion with other types of link building is a more effective / hollistic approach.

    My final word on this is that "profiles are what they are", you either use them or leave them on the table. As a rule, I dont like leaving anything on the table.
     
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