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Revealed - The Shocking Truth Behind Buying Sidebar Links!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by darulez, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. darulez

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    The title "FREE BEER" was kind of too short to write..

    However, some "epic backlinkphantasy" I always had was to find out if footer or sidebar links WORK.

    tldr: they dont.. in none of the 10 case sidebar/footer links worked.


    setup:

    11 projects. each projects got 10 sidebar/footer links.

    test started approx 6 weeks ago.
    NO exact match anchor was used.
    only brand or domain anchors.
    links were set around 19-23. June
    average UR/DR was approx 10/35 (I never went lower than that).

    Site1 : climbing and some outdoor gear:
    1kw) starting #11. now 19 .
    2kw) stasrting #4, now #6

    site 2: gambling.
    #28>43
    #13>15

    site 3, some affiliate software:
    26>32

    site 4, food product:
    #15>#13

    site 4, 3 fitness products:
    #19>18
    #32 > #30
    #44>#41


    So as you see, there was NO # improvement. though kind of ok strength of the giving domains..

    however, I will keep a few of those site for 1 months longer and monitor them.

    however, using those links to rank sth quickliy is kind of dead.

    and the monthly costs are also kind of high... those 10 links cost approx 8-10$ monthly..
     
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    I see what you did there....
     
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    My competitors are purely ranking with keyword rich footer links. And also all their money sites are topically relevant and interlinked.
     
  4. moneyflower

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    I also have a client whose backlinks profile is entirely from footer links and the site is doing pretty well on Serps. It's in a local niche though
     
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    Thanks for this nice test.. Can you pls PM me where you got your links from? I'll also like to run the same test
     
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    You also wanna buy $1 shitty links and come back to forum complaining how your crap links didnt do the trick?
     
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    Fiverr would be the go to place ( saves opening a Shitlist on here )
     
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    I use footer to increase value of the most important pages (internal linking), and with good anchors in most cases see ranking improvements. My 2 cents...
     
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    I dont believe that. Of course if links is surrounded by contextual text and is above everything then its BETTER, but placing it in sidebar still transfers link juice. sidebar is just a div with align=right soo it must pass link juice like any other link
     
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    as I manual check the sitest once I rented them those "crap" links will beat 9,9/10 sellers here selling footer or sidebar links with bloated TF37 CF47 RD666 spammed crap domains..

    however, there is no point asking me via PM, as the platform will not be shared by me.
     
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    there was a reason I didnt use commercial anchors dude.
     
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    thats why I continue with 2 subpages and 10 links . maybe it just takes more time.. but I doubt that.

    after that, I will change to commercial anchors...

    So I expect at least 3-6 months time frame for that.
     
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    I think these days, google will more than likely know that sidebar links are paid links. Maybe that's why they have little effect. Especially if you buying from a site that's selling sidebar links because there is probably other paid links along side yours right? Big red flag to google.
     
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    I was the one who asked for the platform..A generous person will prosper, and anyone who gives water (the Platform) will receive a flood (of targeted traffic) in return..so says the Lord :):):)
     
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    Very bad news for me.

    I have shared be4 one of the best well doing website on the internet using this technique. So, I am trying it myself cuz I believe they should work :) Hope my money isn't wasted.
     
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    So, some update here.
    As I had some credits left in that account, I decided to give 2 subpages some further tests.

    As the first links were placed around 19-23.06, thats nearly now 2 monthy for the algo to catch that up..

    lets examine:

    food products, stills wobbles around 12-14..


    Fitness Product:

    also, no # "upgrades here" ..


    So, as I "wasted" 130€ and got no #1 improvement and no sale, I will let the credits now run out and terminate that.


    Solved one "mistery" I always had in the past.

    perhaps, some "exact match" would have helped a bit more, but that was no the case here.

    > for you: If you buy simple "footer / sidebar links", REALLY track them. and dont come "well, they helped in my case", when I fact, 2 wearks earlier you bought some PBN posts and now mix can check WHAT helped you rank!
     
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    I'd rather have a link from a site who put it in a "resources" page than a sidebar or footer link. Majority that I see are unrelated next to each other; one footer is for health supplements, another for a coffee blogger, and another for an insurance agent...Yep that don't look like spam!

    Local niches are usually easy to rank for, so this case doesn't count.
     
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    I know. But that wasnt the case here and I had my reasons why I did those links.

    for "ressources" o "partner" style links: I agree. they work nicely. even reciproke..
     
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    OP really appreciate the info share but this is kinda subjective and not enough data to make any real assertions. Not playing down your findings, just saying the number of factors makes this hard to evaluate because I never evaluate a URL by its metrics which is the one you've used, I always use the metrics to spot anomalies that make it worth going through the backlink profile- do they have quality authority links in there - not trying to treat you like an idiot, I can see your not from the first post! Thanks for any response.
     
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    I paid 15$ per link per month and saw some great results. Price = quality! Also Price means less people can afford to get in the network which means THEY ARE ALL MINE! MUAHAHAHAHAHA!