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Site went PR4 overnight, with no backlinks. WTF?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DustinSD, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. DustinSD

    DustinSD Registered Member

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    One of the websites in my link pyramid went PR4 immediately after being indexed. The only link to this website is a crappy forum sig link, which I only used to get the site indexed in the first place. There are only 2 pages indexed. How can this PR4 be explained? The site is a fortunecity subdomain which had never been used before I used it.
     
  2. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    Im sure that it isn't PR4 with only 1 crappy forum sig link. It is an illusion.
     
  3. stgermain

    stgermain Junior Member

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    Maybe it concerns an old (and trusted) domain that was dropped and picked up again.
     
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    shankshera Junior Member

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    You're right!
     
  6. procam

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    This is possible!

    If your providing some information the G was looking to index and your the only one that hit the mark on content in your niche. This isn't the first time I heard of this happening, this also happens in the Mobile Apps niche if you provide quality content to your readers.

    Sadly it has never happened to me ;) but I'll live...
     
  7. Kickflip

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    Until someone shows proof of it, I don't believe it at all. Pagerank is supposed to be almost entirely based on other pages linking to your page.
     
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    ....almost entirely based on other pages linking to your page...

    You got that part right!

    "Almost" is the most important word in your post!
     
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    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    So do you have any example to show us? Or did it just happen "To a friend of a friend of yours"? Any proof? Years of experience tell us that isn't possible, especially since Pagerank usually updates in waves, and not just instantly for 1 website, as soon as it is indexed, without any backlinks, just based on a few pages of content.
     
  11. Jeevs

    Jeevs Supreme Member

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    Never heard a PR update for just 1 website...is it a fresh domain or you bought an aged one?
     
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  12. fm0530

    fm0530 Newbie

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    But what's your site status now...is it in the 1st page of SERPs already or it's in the Top 100?
     
  13. DustinSD

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    It is a free hosted subdomain "mywebsite.fortunecity.com". Never been used before, as far as I can tell. The domain wasn't indexed before I picked it up, and there's no history in waybackmachine.
     
  14. Tentanks

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    Maybe the subdomain had once existed years ago.
     
  15. DustinSD

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    This website is just one small piece of my link pyramid. Right now it is ranked way above my money site - it's position 10 out of 1.7 million results.
     
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    That good but i dont think it nothing wrong with that.
     
  17. bobbys

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    I'll just leave this here.


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