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What's with blogs asking for money for a link?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Anonoptimization, May 24, 2016.

  1. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    Today I've been messaging some sites for guest blogging oppurtunities and I'm impressed how many of them are asking for money, some even saying cost per year for a link, wtf.

    I'm not paying any that are asking for money though, I imagine sites blatantly asking for money like that are bound to get a penalty eventually and a lot of the high quality sites accept submissions if it is a well written article without any money at all, so I'll stick to those.
     
  2. Reelnetwork

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    Makes no sense.

    Doesn't matter if they are asking for money or not. They will be penalized only if their sole purpose is to link others.

    If you want to increase banklink amount you really have to pay for it. That's why quality ones ask for money.
     
  3. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    Yeah but ideally I don't want links from penalized websites so I'm not gonna buy links from them. Tons of websites allow editorials on the basis you are providing quality and they don't charge you a penny.
     
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    You can't tell which website is going to get penalized as long as you are not sure if their sole purpose is to share external links on just every single article.
     
  5. xplosiv

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    I don't see anything wrong with it tbh. If you want a quality link then at some point you will have to pay. A lot of it is probably becausw webmasters get approached all the time for free links or "guest blogging". If it doesn't make you any money what's the point of allowing that? Lol
     
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    So you walked into a fancy restaurant, ordered some dishes, and suddenly realize the price tag was there and started complaining "dude, why's there a price for this fancy steak? You will be fined and jailed you criminal. try extort money from me, you wont. I'd rather eat the leftover food from the rubbish dump than pay you mofo"
     
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  7. macdonjo3

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    Exactly, noobs want everything for free. A number of sites want $50-70 for a guest post. The ones that don't want anything are either junk or hard to get into so you've got to invest that $50-75 into high quality content to submit.
     
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  8. Anonoptimization

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    I do think it's stupid but it is basically g00gles policy and they have done big penalties on sites that take money for posts.

    Of course sites like HuffingtonPost get away with it but g00gle has these policies and they have screwed over tons of sites before on stuff like this. Also I have had luck getting tons of guest posts that don't charge anything and are big traffic websites on g00gle. It does take a lot of work (or money to hire someone) doing it that way though.
     
  9. xplosiv

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    I blame Brian Dean and Neil Patel (biggest spammers lol) for making these methods so overdone that webmasters are now asking for money. It's perfectly reasonable. You send money, you get a bit of my link juice that I worked to build up. You won't get penalized as long as the sites aren't obvious "guest blogging" opportunities like what happened to myblogguest (or whatever the name was) a few years back.
     
  10. macdonjo3

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    I can't help but to ask why you're replacing the "OO" in Google with zeros?
     
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  11. Anonoptimization

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    It doesn't really matter but it's kind of to keep people from finding these threads when they search about big g.
     
  12. macdonjo3

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    I had a feeling from your first post that you are very paranoid about Google, and I just wanted to confirm that.

    I know Google claims things like they penalize this and endorse that, but I think you need to stop listening to Google directly and instead read analysis from SE Round Table, or something.
     
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    Do not trust google +. They're just stupid robot. Each child 17 years old could clone script google the site and make them fly in 5 minutes.
    Believe in your Lord. God.
     
  14. mbreezy

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    If you have really good content, they'll use it for free. That takes time, and time is money... it might take some actually money too. The other option would be produce mediocre content and pay to have it placed. Either way you have to pay, and you get what you pay for.
     
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    If you're just random dude and a competitor to the blog you are asking to guest post on. Of course you should expect to be willing to pay them for it! You are basically asking someone to let you take their visitors for free. Sure they in theory will get a well written article to add to their website but that's all the value they get from you.
     
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    That's called business as usual. Nobody is handing out free stuff in SEO competition
     
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    The most expensive links I have paid for are in the range of 1000$ per year. Those are links on legit pages with (what used to be) PR8. Im not talking domain, but page.

    If you want to rank you need to pay money. If your shitty guest post was worth publishing without payment, people would share it without you asking.
     
  18. Anonoptimization

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    Seroundtable is the one SEO website I keep up with! I know they are often full of it but they have shown their penalized way of doing this a lot of times. My website used to have an algorithmic penalty 2 years that I got out of so I try to be careful about what links I get. Not overly cautious but I like to avoid sites that look shady or penalized.
     
  19. Anonoptimization

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    Well I have legitimately found many websites that accept posts without any payment. Sites that gets 10's of thousands of dollars in organic traffic according to Semrush and they accept articles based on it being high quality and it fits the site.

    The biggest investment on my side is time and paying a writer to put something good together.
     
  20. Anonoptimization

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    Yeah, it costs time and money for me to have articles written but I feel like it's worth it with the type of SEO strategy I'm going after. I don't have a regular job outside my website and one part time online job, so I have time to do this.