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strange backlink question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Arraial, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Arraial

    Arraial Registered Member

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    One of the sites that is competing with mine, has this site:
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    hxxp://www.leberknight.com/worldtour/brazil/index.html
    in his backlinks watch report.
    It seems like a wikipedia page with a lot of links to other sites like, wikipedia, wikitravel, and even walmart...??

    Mayby a stupid beginner question, but what are the benefit from this site?
     
  2. Abstroose

    Abstroose Elite Member

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    I heard a rumour a few months ago that linking to authority websites can increase SERPs, although I've never tried it.

    Personally, I think the reason he has that page is because he's not actually concerned about making money. He's not a competitor. There's no ads on the guy's site - he's just a somebody that's been travelling the world and wants to keep a journal.
     
  3. Dangazzm

    Dangazzm Regular Member

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    Yea, definitely a personal site... should be easy to pass it up in time.

    I assume it has age over your head and thats why its beating you?
     
  4. ChadTKimball

    ChadTKimball Regular Member Premium Member

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    This site isn't your competitor, right? You're asking why your competitor has a backlink on this site?

    This guy has so many links on every page of his site, could it be unintentional? Does the anchor text seem well planned?
     
  5. Arraial

    Arraial Registered Member

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    Wright, his personal site itself is not a competitor, but when i was looking at the backlinks, there is one that points to the site that is competing with mine...

    I find it strange that he's linking to so many other sites with anchor text that i'm wondering if there is a strategy in this method (like Abstroose mencioned)? Seeing here on his Curriculum, this guy know's what he's doing :eek::eek:
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    hxxp://www.gui.net/resumes/leberknight_resume.html


    And yes, my site is live since 3 months and his more then 10 years :(, i sended him an e-mail and asked if there's a special secret behind this personal page. Will keep you guys updated!
     
  6. peter2002

    peter2002 Senior Member

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    Yes, linking to some high authority sites will help your own site. You don't have to overdo it. Two, three links will do.
     
  7. bucksgen

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    Try wikipedia....my link stayed there for a week ago and still present. Yippie :p
     
  8. Arraial

    Arraial Registered Member

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    Wikipedia, allready did that but 3 of my 4 links where deleted...