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What are the most effective link types after penguin?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Th3T3chGuy, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Th3T3chGuy

    Th3T3chGuy Senior Member

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    After trying 3 BST services and not seeing positive results, I've decided to go manual. Can anyone share what the most effective link types after penguin are?

    By the way, I'll be trying this on a new domain.

    Thanks!
     
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    High PageRank links, however you can get them.

    Since you are going manual, focus on guest blogging if possible. Yes that's "whitehat" but you can scale it, and outsource a lot of the day-to-day tasks. For example, maybe you outsource the initial contact to blogs, and manage the correspondence from there. Heck, if you could even find a writer to write the guest content for you.

    Work smarter, not harder.
     
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  3. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    All link types are effective... also on site SEO is very important.
     
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    azguru Elite Member

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    High PR Contextual links are going to give you the most power, but power is not all you need. You need a diverse set of backlinks as well as social signals and more.
     
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    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    Depends

    As many link types as possible (different platforms)
    A varied set of anchor text
    Done a little slower than before, and kept going for a long time.

    It does depend on your site and what you are trying to achieve though.

    Micro sites still benefit from Xrumer blasts for a short term SERP rise (and 9 times out of 10 a hit a couple of months down the line) but by then they've sold the product.
    Authority sites benefit from internal linking, social noise, regular updates and steady linking across as large a range of platofrms as possible. Content based links are best (decent content. Does not have to be earth shattering - but decent)
    Obfuscate anchor text A LOT but riff on the main theme of the terms you want to rank for.

    If you are looking to raid an overtly commercial set of terms, don't expect results over night on authority sites (and if they do come quickly - it's often followed by 6 weeks to 3 months back in the wilderness straight after)

    But links?

    As many as you can get. But 50% slower and for a minimum of twice as long as 6 months ago.
    "burst" linking is not the way forward.
    Steady wins the race.

    No sort of link is "banned" or "bad" or even much worse than any other type.
    Content based links
    Links on authority sites
    Links on sites without too many other outbound links

    But other than that, blogs, forums, WEB2, article, bookmarks, WIKI's. you name it.

    Put the content based links as a 1st tier and the shorter "anchor text only - with maybe 12 words of fluff around it" links as a second. but even then I'd mix that up a little bit.

    Again.

    It's not a case of ruling out linking platforms. Do the exact opposite
    ADD MORE linking platforms, mix it up, automate, use decent content, and do it slowly and for longer.

    [This is based on wanting to rank a decent sized, well maintained site in a moderately competitve or higher niche - micro site stuff is not my forte any more]

    Scritty
     
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    acotut Elite Member

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    Link Assistant from SEO Powersuite might help with getting blog lists and contacting them.Finding the good writer is the tricky move here.
     
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  7. Th3T3chGuy

    Th3T3chGuy Senior Member

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    Thanks for taking the time to write a detailed answer. I greatly appreciate it. +1
     
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    Your best bets are (Tier I):

    -High PR links from pages with relevant content.

    -Links from document sharing sites

    -Links from online press release sites

    -Edu links and status update links

    -Social media links

    You shouldn't have any problems with these kind of links from Google. On 'tier II' linking to these tier I properties, most of the other pre-Penguin era properties are still good: social bookmarks, Web 2.0, wikis, article directories, forum profiles, blog comments and the like. Link the T-2s to the T-1s, and the T-1s to the money site, and there should be no problems.
     
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    as they always say these days. high quality links. this has never changed and still is what allows websites to rank well.

    high quality links mean high pagerank links in good quality content on trusted domains.

    diversify your keywords when you have links built too, so not the same keyword over and over again, that is bad stuff and can create problems in penguin

    finally give it time friend. too many people don't do that and its a waste of time.
     
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    Penguin was more about anchor text then link type IMO. It didn't really matter if your links were text or contextual.
     
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    The most effective type of link probably hasn't changed for over 5 years. It's the ineffectiveness of crappier links that has gotten more dramatic.
     
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    If you decided to go manual I suggest you to use scrapebox and find high PR d0follow blogs in your niche. Just use some drupal footprints and manually register and post with relevant comment.
     
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    paid links ;]