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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by 1337WuLF, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. 1337WuLF

    1337WuLF Senior Member Premium Member

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    Hey guys, I have some questions about a website I have that was first page before penguin. Penguin knocked it out of nowhere and I decided to get out of IM for a while. I've now decided I'm going to get back into the niche.

    1. Is it worth rebuilding the website, or would it be better to start with a new domain? Would the domains backlink history do more harm than good?

    2. What kind of linking works these days? Could you perhaps recommend some services here on BHW that have worked for you?

    3. I'm going to be setting up Facebook, Twitter and G+ pages. Will buying likes and followers do more harm than good?


    Thanks!
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    1337WuLF,

    I would say that if you don't have a ton of "bad" links pointing to the site, its worth building up again. I say that because inbound links are often the hardest and most tedious things to get removed from a site. By contrast, fixing bad content or over optimized onsite stuff is a lot easier to control.

    As far as linking, just look for authoritative, high PR sites that are in your niche that will link to you. If you are looking for something fast, try submitting to directories, external properties, web 2.0's and things like that. Guest blogging and forum posting are other quick ways.

    If you want some more powerful, long-term linking strategies, you can reach out manually to bloggers or webmasters in your niche to try and get them to link to your site. The social properties is a good idea for you too.

    You could find some other info here though,

    http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/category/link-building

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
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  3. Hootz

    Hootz Regular Member

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    As for buying Likes, Followers and +1's I don't think it's a good idea.

    Maybe getting 50-100 US based likes via a recommendation on an established page is useful to get your page going and to give it a little social boost, you would also get access to additional page options on Facebook such as custom name, insights but other than that you will only end up with lots of fake accounts on there which I don't like.

    Buying +1s is dodgy as it won't take much for Google to notice a site that's been dead for ages is suddenly mass liked. Why bother?

    If you are willing to do as stated above and build up some positive rep for your site via decent posts, guest blogging and web 2.0s then the other stuff will come naturally anyway.
     
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  4. SmileAtmyWins

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    I have yet to be hit by penguin or panda. Maybe like a 3-4 position drop. But nothing as large as page(s). I would go with cleaning up your sites content, start sending steady, DIVERSE backlinks to your site as well. The tier method seems to be working quite well lately.
     
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  5. 1337WuLF

    1337WuLF Senior Member Premium Member

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    Thanks guys!

    I think I will rebuild the site, purchase a few real likes and followers, and get some high authority links.