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Should I hide my "identity" from all of my sites linking to money site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by terry75, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. terry75

    terry75 Registered Member

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    Hi there,
    I'd like your opinion on something.

    I have a money site in which I sell my own product.
    I couldn't cover all the keywords in the niche in the money site so I made several gateway sites with related keywords.

    It's like I have money site for "how to lose weight" and I have mini gateway sites with "exercise for losing weight" "healthy diet for losing weight" as their keywords/main themes etc. (This is just an example). These gateway sites are linked to the money site so they act as tier 1 sites as well. They started to rank as their own keywords so things look good.

    However, I'm making these sites as myself as the owner/writer- they're like "terry75's how to do exercise to lose weight" "terry75's site about healthy diet for losing weight" etc. They are linked to my money site (if you are interested in my method about losing weight, click here! etc.) .
    It is starting to work (in traffic wise) - but is it good in SEO wise (for money site)?
    It is like telling Google that I own these sites - and I'm wondering if they manually check these sites they would devalue the backlinks from these sites (just because they are made by me) or possibly penalize them?

    They don't look like a typical blog network sites, and I give real information on these sites, but I'm linking only to my money site (doesn't make sense to link to other sites because I'm saying these are my sites upfront). Knowing how aggressive Google is these days, I'm wondering if I should tweak these sites and hide my identity. (Make it look like an affiliate site by someone else etc.?)

    Any advice would be appreciated.
    (And yes, they are on different servers/hosts.)

    Thanks.
     
  2. benny>>

    benny>> Registered Member

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    That's an interesting question: Whether overtly connected sites can pass authority on to one another.

    My question is: Does splitting your site up like this provide any value over combining everything into one site with different sections / aspects? That way, any authority or ranking for sure stays with the site.
     
  3. nitrex

    nitrex Registered Member

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    Just change the names of the blogs and keep them since they're starting to generate traffic. You can make these sites look like affiliates for you.
    Usually it isn't the name that google checks.
    But be sure to add this content (rewritten) to your authority site. The more valuable content the more satisfied visitors meaning more sales.
     
  4. TheVegan

    TheVegan Junior Member

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    ^^ Yeah I agree, funny thing is I recently watched a video where some guy from google answered this exact question, and thats basically exactly what he said