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Tactics for minimizing your footprint... discussion. "Keeping it light"

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ThopHayt, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. ThopHayt

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    I, as I'm sure many of you, am keen on keeping my SEO footprint light. In past years this might have meant simply buying several softwares, and keeping it mixed up in an attempt to avoid creating a pattern. But with the pace that G is evolving I think it is important that those of us who have an interest in this keep the discussion open of ways we all can lighten the impact of this footprint.

    The way I'm thinking is there's several things you should call "basic" for keeping it light. First is the material, by which I mean the spin quality. Bad spins are harmful now, and can only get more dangerous going forward. Second is velocity, by which I mean don't be an idiot and spam SEO too much too fast. Third is source, the actual sites and enroutes that you are actually posting to, and their quality, reputation, and variety.

    But there is much to read in between the lines with these basics. So the question we should start off with is "how." By which I mean what are the most "paranoid" and safe steps we can take to side-step these areas in the most effective way. And are there any innovative tricks that we should keep in mind.

    So lets get the ball rolling.
     
  2. ThopHayt

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    ..............
     
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    this discussion is beyond my comprehension...:confused:
     
  4. ThopHayt

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    lol

    I suppose what I'm looking to start here is a discussion of the finer details.

    I think that we have a LOT of very very basic surface discussions here because of the constant inflow of people who are totally new to seo... but lets be honest, anybody who has been here more than a month or two has seen those same topics come up 100 times.

    So what I'm proposing here is a discussion for the rest of us, who want to talk about the finer points rather than the basics that come up so much.
     
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    - templates & themes, stylesheets
    - repetition of specific text strings in random text, especially amongst interlinked sites
    - other specific text strings eg. copyright notices, company names, email addresses
    - whois info
    - IPs
    - repeatedly used javascripts that are unique to your network, url or other strings in javascripts, repeated use of the same iframes
    - your own nameservers
    - unique graphics used on multiple sites
    - same backlink profile for lots of sites, especially interlinked
    - heavy reciprocal linking between your own sites
    - affiliate codes

    etc. etc.
     
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  7. ThopHayt

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    I think that the 3 I bolded are really a big deal. You're right though... people often fall into the "laziness" mistake and just change the color/pictures while keeping everything else the same.