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Using pubic 'lists' such as AA wikis, AA article directories and AA blogs is DANGEROUS

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ghoast, May 27, 2012.

  1. Ghoast

    Ghoast Power Member

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    I'd like to start a discussion here on the dangers of using lists that have been made public or are integrated in public software..

    Let's say a marketer shares a list of 5k Auto Approve wiki sites, or blog sites which allow commenting..

    Or similarly a software developer launches a new soft which has a built in list of AA sites..

    How much of a footprint do think these type of sites can leave..?

    Let's say I'm the first one to use the list - I get around 3k submitted links.

    As the list is used again and again exclusively by marketers my issue is that it will start to leave the following footprint for Google:

    "Many spam/thin affiliate sites are getting backlinks from the exact same thousand sites - if not directly to the main page then these sites will be present somewhere in the link profile - perhaps linking to a 'buffer' tier."

    Now obviously there are many other reasons to use private scraped lists - low OBL etc etc but how dangerous do you think it can be to use the same lists as other marketers from a 'footprint' point of view?

    It would definitely suck if you were one of the first ones to use the list and then after a month or so your site gets penalized for 'link building' because of the footprint these sites leave. I assume it could be very similar to some of the hits sites took who were a part of the same Private Article/Blog Networks which happened over the past few months..

    Very interested to hear your opinions
     
  2. FuryKyle

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  3. Ghoast

    Ghoast Power Member

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    Well I think most people would come to this conclusion however I'm seeing lots of software recently with 'included' 'built in' lists of AA sites and lots of people seem to be jumping on this..

    I'm thinking that perhaps when a public list reaches a certain number it will no longer leave a footprint as there are just too many sites involved - for example it could be hard to work out a footprint if the amount of sites involved in the list 500K + whereas if the list is only a few hundred of thousand the footprint is easily noticeable..
     
  4. sirthomas

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    This is why you have tiers/link pyarmids. Whatever you want to call it. So you're not linking this crap, directly to your money site which might affect it negatively (although this usually isn't the case, but the search engines are wild atm so it's better to be safe).

    Instead you want tiers, ie: using these crappy links, to send link juice to a good quality blog or web 2.0 property, that in turn is sending it's juice to your money site.
     
  5. balsagoth007

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    AA and mass links should point to tier 2 links not money site!
     
  6. Scripteen

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    Even when you post to custom scraped list with low OBL there is no guarantee that it will not be spammed with tons of links a week/month later unless you force/convince the blog owner to disable commenting for this post which won't happen.