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What about using URL shorteners for link building?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by tpaolo, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. tpaolo

    tpaolo Regular Member

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    Now that Google let it clear link building, if not natural, drives to a penalization/banning, what about submitting sites to directories, links exchange, blog commenting using a mix of money site url, url shortener and free subdomain services?

    I understand third services make link juice less effective, but is better than a penalization, isn't it?
     
  2. TheViceroy

    TheViceroy BANNED BANNED

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    So you're thinking that the link juice would be passed through the url shortener and then on to your site? If so, I would imagine that penalties would do the same.
     
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    masterjani Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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  4. ber789

    ber789 Junior Member

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    Typically these services are a redirect so they really would not offer any protection from a penalty. Directories certainly are not a risk free or even an effective source of links since Google continues to remove them from their index. Reciprocal linking or link exchanges, have not been effective for years and are also considered manipulative in Google's eyes. Same with blog comments for the most part.

    If you are going to experiment for yourself, definitely to not link directly to your money site.