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SEO Linkbuilding in 2013

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by IProvideSEO, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. IProvideSEO

    IProvideSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Has anyone experienced a drop in keyword rankings for multiple websites lately?

    I have had my website drop to page 3 for main keyword, and page 2 for secondary keywords which hasn't happened since Feb 2011. Also, my clients websites have been either stagnant or dropping results to pages 4-9 for keywords that they were previously ranking for.

    My linkbuilding methods have been Tiered linkbuilding with Manually created Web 2.0 blogs, social signals (Twitter & Google + posts), 1 Youtube video, and 1 Press Release through PRweb.com. Then I use SEnuke and GSA to create Tier 2 links to the Tier 1s. This method was working great up until rankings started to drop in early June. (Right around Penguin 2.0 in late May).

    Has anyone else experienced the same thing? Anyone know if Tiered linkbuilding doesn't work anymore, I Heard that High PR blog posts from Private link networks are whats really working. I also heard that using the Rel=author tag with Google + works alone.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Tactician

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    Have seen a lot of movement on keywords daily as well as confirm about the rel author tag.
     
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    Tiered linkbuilding does work but you High PR blog posts or homepage posts work much much better nowadays. Try those to regain your rankings
     
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    I never heard about the Rel=author tag being a ranking factor, do more people think this is the case?
     
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    Yes, yes we do.

    It's like Google saying "Heyy, come play at my house and you will get some certain advantages over the other kids who don't like me!"
     
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  6. IProvideSEO

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    I am going to order some High PR blog posts and see if that does anything.

    Thanks for the confirmations on the Rel=author tags I have set it up for my website and haven't noticed any increase in two weeks. I will add this to my clients websites though and see if that helps.

    Feel free to keep commenting on any new strategies
     
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    Why not create dif aproaches , example , create web2.0 as a tier 1 and Private netwotk as Tier 2, you can have more poerfull results?
    just my 2 cents
     
  8. IProvideSEO

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    Yea, I would like to do different strategies and have tried a lot.

    Anything from social, automated, manual, competitor links, blog posts. guest posts, etc. The method above worked the best for the longest time.

    I wonder if Google is rewarding people for using their services like Google + and Youtube as links
     
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    Anyone else have any other suggestions?
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Paste this into Google and you will find relevant BHW discussions on the subject.

    site:blackhatworld.com seo 2013
     
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    Tiered link building still works. Also, haven't seen any footage for rel=author works. You can also try to obtain authority backlinks from high pr pages, so try home page blog posts, guest posts or blog commenting along with the tiered linkbuilding.