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[Question] Do you Buy Guest posts after Google Warning ?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by back2form, May 29, 2017.

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Do you buy guest posts ?

This poll will close on Dec 29, 2017 at 3:23 PM.
  1. Yes

    39 vote(s)
    88.6%
  2. No

    5 vote(s)
    11.4%
  1. back2form

    back2form Elite Member

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    Back in 2014, Google Warns Guest blogging
    Complete Article Here

    Do you think guest posting service stopped after this update ? BIG NO!
    People buy guest posts, People sell guest posts - Actually Buying & selling Guest posts has Increased more after the Google Update from 2014 to 2017 - #True Fact


    Now in 2017, Google Warns Guest blogging for the 2nd time ( After 3 years )

    Read Complete article Here

    Do you think people buy & Sell guest posts after Google Warning ?
    Say Yes or No!

    My Answer : Certainly Yes!
    Post your answers by saying yes or no
     
  2. back2form

    back2form Elite Member

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    Update 1.0 :
    4 votes for Yes!
    No votes for No! :D
     
  3. Jiung

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    We can press "View Results" too.
     
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    Without quality backlinks no one can rank. Guest blogging is a great way to get quality links.

    So people will get that...

    It could be Open Secret after G Reminder.
     
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  5. back2form

    back2form Elite Member

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    Yea Buddy, knows it! Just BUMPed with an Update..
    So More people Vote..

    Update 1.1
    7 votes for yes!
    0 votes for No! :p
     
  6. back2form

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    I Agree! Guest blogging is a great way to get quality links,
    Guest blogs should be real outreached, niche relevant, good CF / TF, Good authority, Metrics, Fresh collection of Quality articles, Alexa traffic, etc etc..
    But, Nowadays Lot of spammy guest blog themed or low quality sites were used for guest posting,
    Theme looks exactly like guest blogs, It's nothing but PBN domains or blogs made for guest posting! Agree ?
     
  7. K.H.R

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    Yes, you are right.

    Many people selling guest post, actually they are PBN.
     
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  8. davids355

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    Everything we do in seo is against google tos. Google just want to sit in a room and put the results in the order of their choosing.

    We are trying to have our say and that's against their rules. What's new?

    Of course guest posts are important part of link building strategy.

    Agree with you though @back2form in that guest post outreach needs to be done to real sites that are adding value to the communities within their niche, no point getting guest posts on sites that are made purely to receive and publish guest posts - that really will put your site in a bad neighbourhood.
     
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    My vote for "Yes". Still, people are buying and selling Guest posts.
     
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  10. back2form

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    100% #True!
    So, how to differ good guest blogs from PBN is Everyone Question.
    I recently came across @ThopHayt Thread about how to spot the Fakes as follows :

    I'll get an offer on a "guest post" or a "outreach post" and I'll dig a little into the site. Run it through SemRush or Ahrefs and look at the traffic.

    A) The first thing most the fakes have in common is little if any traffic. Don't waste money on an "authority" site with zero traffic, huge red flag.

    B) Then take a look at the site through the WayBackMachine... you'll probably see it's changed ownership within the last year or two. Some smart fakers necromancer dead/dropped sites that USED TO BE real, so keep an eye on the details.

    C) Next look for an SSL on the site. Any REAL site that's successful will be https SSL secured, with a certificate. If they are too broke to buy an SSL, but want $100 for a post they can go f*ck off.

    D) Actually dig in and READ the articles on the site. You'll notice that they are all usually promotional and contain links to shitty sites that barely fit the niche. Once you've read (and written) enough bullshit you gain the ability to spot it. You'll never see articles without any links, this is another red flag as the fake PBN owners don't waste money posting articles they don't get paid to place links in.

    E) Look at the copyright in the footer... you'll notice that this "blog" has only been around a year or two and yet is asking you for $$$. You'll rarely see a company name in the copyright as well, as those who necromance dead sites don't want to claim ownership of a dead site they essentially stole. Even if it were real, a 6 month old blog is horse crap.

    F) Look at the contact and about information, you'll usually not see a real email quoted in fake sites. At most you'll see a "message us" function, though some throw in an email... that isn't from the site. Unless they have a legit email like [email protected]com they're fly by night in my book. Gmail or other public email is another red flag.

    G) Common Wordpress themes... if you know WP you'll be able to spot common themes. If it looks familiar chances are you need to dig deeper.

    H) Look for Robot Blocking... only PBNs block bots.

    I) When you contact the site "owner" they want to rent you links by the year or month like a PBN. Obvious sign, but don't be fooled. Waste of money, folks.

    J) The site lacks a depth of pages. You'll see articles, archives, and the normal contact/about/etc... but nothing "extra" as far as pages or resources. Real sites tend to have a little more that the bare minimum, so if you see a site with Home/Articles/Archive/About/Contact you need to dig deeper.

    K) Ridiculous domain names... when you see a blog on X niche with a name that is REALLY odd for that niche it is a possible sign that the owner chose that domain purely for metrics... like PBN owners do. Which is yet another sign you need to dig deeper and be sure to examine the history and link profile of that domain.

    L) Social Profiles... check the social profiles deeply and see if they contribute link-free posts on a regular basis, or if they just shout out every new paid post they sell.

    This would be much helpful for one, who looking to get 100% real guest blogs & to stay away from PBN's.

     
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    14:0 ;)
     
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    My vote also goes for "YES".
    Eventually, people still purchase them :(
     
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    Yes, I do agree - Everything we do in SEO is against Google TOS. But guest posting on real guest blog looks natural to the eyes of Google & that will be considered as real guest blogging, which is Important link building strategy not Low quality guest posts..

    Well replied to my Point - #Fact!

    Yes, but at some point, "guest post market down to $2 / post which is lesser than PBN"
    The time comes - when Guest blogging spammed to death, then People stops buying it, until then "Yes" Votes

    14 : 0, now it's 18 : 0 ;)


    yes, buyers buy service, sellers sell service - This goes on as usual like No Google warning :p am i right ?

     
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    19 - yes
    0 - No

    noone No ? o_O
     
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  16. Ste Fishkin

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    I didn't buy guest posts before Google's warning.
     
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    o_O Interesting, You're the First one - voted for "No"

    So, Instead of guest posts, what other link building technique you buy ?
     
  18. Ste Fishkin

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    I get all my links from CEOSam
     
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    You can get links from CEOsam, If this thread might posted at Lounge Section.
    But you see --> its Blogging Section, Expecting some No trolling answers.

    Awaiting to see serious Ste here :p
     
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    voting yes