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Web Software (WP Plugin) with backlink

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by creationsd, Nov 23, 2015.

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Is the back link in the plugin a...

  1. good idea - you'll get great links!

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  2. bad idea - it's spammy, scammy and you have no guarantee of the quality.

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  1. creationsd

    creationsd Newbie

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    I've been mulling this question for a while.

    I run a website, which provides Wordpress plugins amongst other stuff. For years I have given away software for free, with the price being an optional backlink to the site.

    This has proven a successful strategy for a quite a long time, the site has quite good rankings on MOZ, Ahrefs etc. However I'm recently starting to become wary of the strategy ... because of course although I get a relatively good volume of backlinks - the sites are not always related, and sometimes may be spammy.

    Your opinions - in today's (whitehat) SEO is this a good or a bad idea?

    Your opinions please would be really helpful.

    Thanks
     
  2. aleks1723

    aleks1723 Junior Member

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    If I understand it - You have a lot of "sitewide" backlinks? If yes, this is not good but also not bad idea, this is depend of many factors.
    Look:
    - They have a lot of "sitewide" backlinks.
    Their website have good DA/PA etc. It's little risk, but is up to you.
     
  3. Conor

    Conor Elite Member

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    I'd say just keep doing what you're doing. The default WP themes all have a backlink to wordpress.org in the footer.
     
  4. creationsd

    creationsd Newbie

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    Excellent feedback - thanks guys good to know. Yes, I do agree, since this is fairly common practice I thought it would be mostly ok.

    Cheers!
     
  5. HudsonWebServices

    HudsonWebServices Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I like the idea, i love to see people offer free services like myself. Its rough in the interner word. You just have to stick out like a sore thumb!
     
  6. bugmaster

    bugmaster BANNED BANNED

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    I think this is a good idea many people and services use this technique and it has a proven track record. If it is not broke don't fix it as I always say.
     
  7. creationsd

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    Great good to know this is a good technique to use - thanks all!