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Videos and Youtube as a good backlink generator?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by box0204, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. box0204

    box0204 Regular Member

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    hi,

    was wondering whats the take on videos for backlinks? i was thinking of just downloading popular videos on youtube and just spin them with my watermark and site.

    would this be an instant ban? even if i inserted my own clip in front of the video?

    thanks
     
  2. schwagoo

    schwagoo Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I think that links in YouTube are nofollow. That said, video links are an important part of a diverse link building campaign.
     
  3. Sacrilege

    Sacrilege Regular Member

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    I can't be certain if it's this way still but I had a client once and their company sold IT training videos. They posted previews on youtube that got a lot of views. The link from their actual youtube channel page to their home page was do-follow.

    I remember being impressed because their channel page was PR5 (they did have millions of views) - I'm not sure if this link is always do-follow or if you must meet certain criteria, or if it's even like this anymore, this was about a year and a half ago.
     
  4. AndreyK

    AndreyK Junior Member Premium Member

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    I say never pass up and opportunity to place your link on a authority high PR website. Doesn't matter if it is no-follow? It helps with diversity and makes your website look more reputable in Google's eyes.
     
  5. Kaithe.Clarke

    Kaithe.Clarke Regular Member

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    Youtube backlinks are nofollow so its hard to get any credit from this... however... there are many other video hosting channels and not all of them use Nofollow.

    However, you shouldnt be looking at videos as a source of links... but expect them to go viral... leave a signature in it so that traffic flows towards you.
     
  6. AndreyK

    AndreyK Junior Member Premium Member

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    Why do people assume that no follow links do not have any value? :rolleyes:
     
  7. daisy447

    daisy447 Regular Member

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    I also believe that no-follow links somehow or somewhere does help :D
     
  8. imagetypers

    imagetypers Regular Member

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    Yes, I was thinking the same, Why do you think that no follow links dont have any value at all?