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Value of links from article submissions after the update

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dannyhw, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. dannyhw

    dannyhw Senior Member

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    I suspect the links are worth less now, but I'm wondering if anyone who relied mainly on this type of link building has seen an impact on their rankings?

    My data on the update has been really popular and I figured out how I can expand it to determine if the links have lost value, but it will take a ton of data mining and I'm not sure if it's worth it. If we can't figure it out any other way though I'm probably willing to do it and publish it.
     
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    If people focused on articles fir traffic then they screwed, but those for a few top up backlinks are ok as long as the article didn't get deindexed!

    I think it's more of picking a small amount of the best sites rather than mass
     
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    I know the links are still there, but I'm wondering if they've lost significant value since the pages did.

    What I can do is check the backlinks of the domains in my database and identify any that rely heavily on article directories. From there, I can tell if there's a correlation between that backlink strategy and a drop in rankings over a large amount of domains.