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So what's the new game plan for the update?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by simpleonlinetest, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. simpleonlinetest

    simpleonlinetest Regular Member

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    Steer clear of article sites? I still plan to use social bookmarking sites and whatnot but I guess that I will need to use another method other than articles now. crap....
     
  2. SaraJ

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    I'd still stick with using articles while adding other methods.

    It's hard to believe that in X years that articles with links pointing to your site would be less valuable than social bookmarking, a blog comment, or a profile comment.

    Content linking to content I think logically will work out for the best in the end.

    Article sites are still a great way of syndicating content. I have had some good success when PR4+ sites have featured articles on their home pages. That can still happen.

    Who knows what article backlinks will or won't be worth, but it's still a great strategy. With the right tools, your articles can be posted quickly which is why I wouldn't give up on it at all.
     
  3. Damsa

    Damsa Registered Member

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    Did Google also slap article sites? I heard it was just autoblogs and other content farms.
     
  4. simpleonlinetest

    simpleonlinetest Regular Member

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    Ezine was smacked down a bit
     
  5. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Mainly because their articles did not have to be a certain number of words... any article that you write should be over 40 words anyway and Ezine has adjusted their process to indicate that as you no longer can get a crappy 250 - 300 word article approved there.
     
  6. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    Software download sites are nice. I have a massive list if you want. Plus most are good PR.
     
  7. Nerevar

    Nerevar Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Article sites are now lower in SERPs but nobody said that links from there are worth less. At least it wasn't anywhere mentioned.
     
  8. walker

    walker Junior Member

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    do not matter it is article site, forum, or blog. it is content that counts. if "article" sites not working good, then "X" sites will work good. as long as it has good content, who cares what we call it.
     
  9. ScrapeBoss

    ScrapeBoss Elite Member Premium Member

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    Article directories are still gold. Forget the fact that google is complaining. Google earns good adwords income through those article sites like ezinearticles.

    Links from article directories are still very good. In addition, many people directly visit those sites for references on topics of choice. Therefore, you can still always get traffic from there through your resource box.
     
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  10. tony23

    tony23 Regular Member

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    I was just checking visitor paths on a site and noticed a gadget site from New Zealand had pasted my article and link and is sending traffic.
    My article was taken from articlebase 2 days ago and it was a good article not spun crap.
    I reckon write really good content and still submit to the big directories, then spin and sub. to the 2nd tier, 3rd etc.
     
  11. EmpireQuality

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    why would you stop doing article blasts? article directories are great. they provide your site with a quality back link because its a back link that actually has content, unlike xrumer spam links. and you can possibly get traffic directly from these articles, which is obviously a good thing as well. simply make all of your articles 500+ words and you should be fine. AMR will do a decent job. i hope this helps.
     
  12. dannyhw

    dannyhw Senior Member

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    Just like it always was, it's a numbers game. Article directory links are worth less now, but they're still links. You may just need more of them. IMO they're still better than profile or blog comment links, but it might be a lot more work to get the equivalent boost.