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SHOCKING: Google revealed their monster-sized vulnerability

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by TheLinkGuy, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. TheLinkGuy

    TheLinkGuy Power Member

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    Expert SEO's already know Google's glaring vulnerability so this won't come to any surprise to them. For some rookie and novice SEO's today's link network ?crack down? may have come as a surprise.

    Paid links are Google's kryptonite and without manual intervention there's nothing Google can do to stop them.

    Mates, if you haven't realized this already let me elaborate a little bit. Google has done a great job lately of identifying mass-produced low quality backlinks. Algorithm updates over the past year have been targeted at destroying lazy spray and pray linkbuilding and SEO. Long gone are days of taking a brand spanking new domain, setting up Scrapebox and Xrumer and blasting to the top of the SERPs. Sorry folks, those links are really far to easy to algorithmically identify.

    However, Google's paid link kryptonite still exists. If paid links were not a problem Google wouldn't need to make a spectacle of networks being deindexed. If Google's algorithms were as sophisticated as believed to be then these networks could be quietly deindexed via a new ?insert dumb animal name here? algo update.

    The fact is that Google cannot determine networks without manual intervention. Want proof?

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    Google would love to make their jobs easier and what an easy way to do so by telling SEO's that link networks should have full reporting. Is this guy kidding? Sure Anglo's network didn't have any reporting (which is how it should be!), but that wasn't Anglo's problem. Google needs a new target every few months and Anglo's greed got in the way causing them to be target #1. Chances are the other networks that Google supposedly took out were collateral damage. Nothing more then some intern at Google coming across other networks sites and mistakenly associating them to Anglo's.

    Paid links will continue to work for quite some time, as long as being natural is the key. One link network I use has never had a website deindexed in the three years I have been with them. I can't say that for any other network I've used. But what makes them different? As far as I know they are the only network that has always had a zero reporting policy from day one. That even means with prospective clients as well. I've tested them by contacting them as a ?referral? and claimed to be a major SEO company that would love to use the network for ?all of our clients? but requested to see an example link. Every single time they told me to get lost and that they'd never provide an example link. Bad customer support, sure however they are obviously serious about protecting their network.

    The second reason they are still around? They aren't greedy. I can't find a single advertisement anywhere and I only heard about them through a referral. This is the future of effective paid links. Jumping on your local link broker website that flaunts their link vendors domains is just asking for trouble. Ya those links may be easier to buy into but it's only a matter of time till Matt's team of unpaid interns targets those sites. Link networks are great because they are a one-time shop for effective links but you gotta be careful.

    Buying paid links and using link networks has changed drastically. Don't have your site permanently damaged by not being careful.

    Here are my top tips to slap Matt Cutts in the face with your paid links, dominate Google, and make bank in the process:
    1. No Reporting

    Buying into a network that will show you a demo link before signing up? Avoid.
    Buying into a network that gives you a link report every week/month/day/minute? Run like the plague. Remember BMR?

    Reporting makes Google's job easier. And you are in denial if you think they won't sign up for a network to get link reports. That just makes their job a whole hell of a lot easier.
    2. Look for Truly Private/Underground Networks

    While I love BHW, you need to be careful joining any network advertised in the marketplace and especially those advertised via banner or stickies. Google will target the more exposed networks first. Why target a private network with 30 or so clients? No one will have heard of them and they'll affect a much smaller audience. Find a network that's referral or not advertised.
    3. Quality is key

    These days you need to pay to play. Spun content from a crappy article written by some $3 article service won't cut it. Networks that don't even go through the effort of diversifying their Wordpress theme won't cut it. There's really hundreds of little tricks that network owners either don't know to employ or won't because it's too expensive. If you want link networks to work you will need to pay. In fact I expect the costs associated with joining a network to go up even higher as time goes on. Don't be caught off guard by networks that charge or begin to charge $500-$1k+ a month for serious link equity.

    Paid links will continue to work for a long, long time as long as you don't make your link building glaringly obvious. Diversify your anchor text, pages you link and make things appear natural. Google cannot determine a paid link vs a natural link if some of the basics mentioned above are implemented. It's why they continue to deindex networks and make a public show out of it.


    TL-DR:

    Paid links and link networks work and Google has to take manual efforts to deindex the sites. Follow these quick tips when choosing a link network or when buying paid links and you can continue to rank.


    1. No reporting
    2. Look for truly private/underground networks
    3. Quality is key
     
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  2. mickyfu

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    I was interested until I read this and worked out you do not know too much. Spamming is not dead, and never will be until Google stops using inbound links as a major ranking factor.
     
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    As long as you don't spam to your main site, only tier 1 or tier 2 links
     
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    thanks to all blackhat seo discussion.. it's making their job a lot easier.. pretty sure private networks are the hardest to crack down.. paid links... not again..
     
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  5. mickyfu

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    If your main site is a site which brings in multiple thousands a week, that takes seconds to replicate, and days to spam rank to the top, would you really give two wanks about it getting hit?
     
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    Never said spamming is dead, I stated that lazy linkbuilding is dead. You can use Scrapebox and Xrumer to rank, just can't do it like the old days of loading up some AA lists in Scrapebox and using one anchor text and URL to link.
     
  7. TheLinkGuy

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    Some people prefer sustainable business models, you'd be surprised to know that most people don't churn and burn their websites mate.
     
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    Well that is pretty much what I call spamming, and what goes on today. Proven day after day that if you want to make money, your best option is spamming. Or you can go buy some fancy SEO bullshit because it has nice pictures, and you may get to page three if you are lucky, and guess what, here is the great thing, when the updates come along, your site still gets whacked and you did not even have the pleasure of being on page one.
     
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    Oh no I would not be surprised, I see them all the time crying over their so called "white hat seo" website, which was all perfect and pretty, but when the updates come along and wipe it off the face of Google, the tears start to flow. Only people with a brain churn and burn their sites, as nothing is safe from Google these days.
     
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    Nice insights OP. Matt exposes his modus operandi and more everytime his opens his fat mouth.
    Thanks M.C.
     
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    your best option is build an actual business. People have been making money this way for years
     
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    Im suddenly feeling soo discourged with ranking and SEO. Stop the haaate both sides have their pros and cons.
     
  13. TheLinkGuy

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    my goal with this thread wasn't to debate white hat vs black hat or spamming vs paid links.

    the point was to discuss paid links and paid link networks, which are effective means to obtaining and maintaining top rankings.
     
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    If thats your answer, then Google has won. If your only recommendation is to go out and get into a link network that nobody knows about, guess what? Nobody knows about them, so they won't get into them lol.

    Nothing different between that and legitimate white-hat link building of making infographics and reaching out to bloggers. They're both hard, ridiculous and obviously when you look at who is ranking #1 for "seo services" right now its obviously unnecessary.

    I see the benefit of joining super private blog networks. I see the benefit of public blog networks, if you use them right (not on your money site, but your tier 1). I see benefit of GSA SER, if you're spamming to your tier 2. There isn't a type of link I'm aware of that has no benefits whatsoever.
     
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    No surprise that buying high quality links in private networks provides great results. Finding those networks and having
    the money to buy in is a totally different subject altogether.
     
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    It seems like the best and smartest thing to do is build your own link network. This is something that I've been planning to do but it is SO overwhelming to me right now.

    Posted via Topify using iPhone/iPad
     
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    Extremely true! $500-$1000 a month is what most of US charge our clients per month for SEO... so for all but the heaviest of money sites this option makes ZERO sense monetarily. Why should I pai $700 for something that still might burn me, when for less than that I could build my OWN network slowly over time and have nearly ZERO risk? And if I'm not gonna do this I churn and burn. No short cuts anymore.