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QR as a new type of backlink?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by nonin, Jan 13, 2012.

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  1. nonin

    nonin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi guys

    Had this thought - what do you think - does Google sees QR Codes as a kind of a backlink?

    any thoughts?
     
  2. Jeeeens

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    Interesting thougts - haven't heard about it before.
    But it is definitely worth testing!

    Will post when i get the time to run a test.
     
  3. nonin

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    Yes - I think we really should test it

    1 way how to test it:

    1) Create new email address
    2) add this email address in Gravatar by uploading QR code as an image
    3) leave 10 replies in well ranked blogs that have enabled Gravatar images without adding an actual link.

    :) who else is up for the test?

    .. any other suggestions?
     
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    People use emoticons to build bl's, so why not?
     
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    An emoticon has an actual link in it for your example so it can't be compared.

    OP: interesting idea. The question would be do Google spiders have the ability to read qr Codes?

    Edit: just read this article that claims they can't.
    Code:
     http://www.mccordweb.com/e-newsletters/2011/july-11.html 
    Towards the bottom.
     
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    Here's a QR Code Generator for whoever's testing it:
    Code:
    http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
     
  7. nonin

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    I have started testing this theory?

    ... quickly found a website without any backlinks in my google webmaster tools account - google sites ;)

    will report how it goes

    => join us!
     
  8. nonin

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    Ok, I have done manually 12 deep content related comments on different high ranking blogs, that tend to approve good comments quite fast.

    Next step - tomorrow I will report can they be seen anywhere as backlinks and have any page statistics changed.
     
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    Hey guys - we need more testers!!!

    Mine one is a Plain QR code image in .gif - but it still might work as google claims that they get out loads of information from images as they have heavily improved image reading technics.. :?
     
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    Did you ping those pages as well?
     
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    you can also try shorten your link using goo.gl and it will give you your qr code as well. what im searching is, is there any mobile bookmarking sites to submit these qr codes to. if so can someone share some of them? :)
     
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    I use QR codes since a couple of years now and my guess is no, it's not backlinks since they are only images...
     
  13. nonin

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    no - I do not ping them. All the comments are left on pr5 or pr6 blogs - so, they do get visited by G on daily basis.
     
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    [update] ... even now none of those manually built qr images don't show up is any b-link reports :/
     
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    hi, i want to buy free backlink sites, where can i find it or who can provide it, my skyp is ophelia.chen25