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SEO Benefits of linking to authority sites?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by KevinRose, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. KevinRose

    KevinRose Junior Member

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    What are the benefits of linking to authority sites?For example i have a sports blog and at the sidebar i put a link to espn.Are there any SEO benefits or is it only good to build trust to your readers?
     
  2. rudolf21

    rudolf21 Regular Member

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    it can help your blog. I think, the bettrer way is to add authority sites links to articles. Before I create a web 2.0 blog and write articles, I do a list of links to yahoo, youtube, ansewers and other authority sites - releted to website niche. I put good youtube video and 2 random links form the list. I see good result with that method.
     
  3. hurn

    hurn Power Member

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    It will introduce your theme to google.
     
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    con1337 Junior Member

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    it looks naturally for google if you put some authority links in your sidebar
     
  5. VIC SEO

    VIC SEO Elite Member

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    The benefits are overwhelming. First of all these are the links that Google gives value to, secondly they stand a better chance of getting indexed and will also help in increasing the PR of your own site as well. This is much better than submitting to the regular link submission sites where there are already a ton of links.
     
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    There's obviously confusion by some of the responders here.

    Generally it helps add a level of "authority" to your website since many spammer sites won't take the time to learn the niche and link to credible players in the industry.

    That's why its often told that you should link to Wikipedia, and other big players in your niche. Personally I've seen no correlation in these type of links and better rankings.
     
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    mdsurf Senior Member

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    good question, ive heard alot of people say they do that but would like to read a casestudy on the benefits of linking to an authority site