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Ranking a newspaper's article in order to promote a service ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by yvann94, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. yvann94

    yvann94 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hello,

    A friend of mine actually owns a quite big IRL-online business which has a quite high competition (nothing impossible with Black SEO though...)

    I was wondering a quite simple question : I can see two options
    1) Rank the site itself, using White SEO methods because I don't want the site to be penalised by Google
    2) Write articles on famous newspapers in the same sector, (of very high quality) but the article would talk about the business of my friend. And rank these articles with Black Hat methods on the most competitive keywords so that consumers would see these articles at first and go to the website in an indirect way.

    I have some questions for the 2nd option :
    a) Is it actually possible ? Is the fact that the newspapers are legitimate for Google can boost the effects of Black Hat SEO on the page of the article ? And avoid the possible penalization ?
    b) Can this method be used with bought-article on high quality blogs ? If yes, what is the medium price of an article bought on a blog with around 10k visitors a month ?


    Another question : Will it be a better option to publish these articles on his own site and try to rank these articles OR use already well ranked sites (well-known blogs, sites of newspapers) ?

    Maybe you have better options in order to boost his business.?

    Thanks for your answers.
    Yvann94

    NB : I didn't know where to post this thread. So if it's not the good section, feel free to move it :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2014
  2. yvann94

    yvann94 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I've just realized that I might have not been very clear. In fact, the question is quite simple :

    Is it better to post articles on my own site and try to rank these articles or to post articles on other well-known sites (newspapers blogs, weel-known blogs, etc) which are known by Google and use BH methods to rank these articles ?