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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by shtrudla, Jul 25, 2013.

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  1. shtrudla

    shtrudla Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hello

    I have one question for some of the SEO experts and I would be really thankful if someone answers it:

    I own general health related site. There is a ton of articles about health and somehow one of my article is ranked on 2nd place(google) for keyword that has 27 100 global searches and about 5 000 000 results on google. I get decent amount of traffic from google now. What I want to ask is, what if I update that article, let's say, I insert some picture linked to CPA offer at the end of the article, would that affect my rankings? Or Is it better solution to place an offer in widget area (I use WP)? I'm sure it's better to insert it in the article body if I want higher CTR (I already use adsense and the CTR is higher in ads placed in article body) but I'm afraid of losing my ranking.

    I would really appreciate if someone could help me. Thanks a lot.
     
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    Well, theoretically, you shouldn't lose the ranking because you're not modifying any of its actual content per se or any of the SEO you're doing to it.

    At the same time, it will re-publish the content. Even still, I don't think it'll do anything to your ranking. If so, it should be a slight budge, possibly a positive one because of the "updated" content.

    I haven't done this in the past so I can't 100% say, just simply laying out some fundamental ideas.
     
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  3. Free Man

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    Doesn't seem logic to lose rankings just because you changed adsense block to cpa link. Unless you link to some known scam product etc. Even then. Many first page websites link to various other websites.. Then again, it's google we're dealing with..
     
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    Shouldn't be a problem...
     
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    OK: 3 - 0 I'm definitely trying it :) Thanks for fast responses.
     
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    Heh, I'd wait for a couple more. There's no rush.
     
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  7. Free Man

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    Agreed, maybe someone else have different experiences. I gambled myself with valuable site before, testing stuff and ultimately lost it. Pretty fucked up when it's your only worthwhile asset. But it's the risk you have to take sometimes.
     
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    You'll be fine, maybe consider cloaking your affiliate links behind a redirect script or through a folder marked "redir" and block it with .robots.txt (It's what i do on my simpler websites)

    Other than that your golden, might even boost the ranking if you add a few other new bits in there too (Pictures, links to quality authority sites and stuff)

    :cool: