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where do YOU get your backlinks from?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by fedez, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. fedez

    fedez Registered Member

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    I was doing some market research and I noticed that for some of the nice site owners, Ahrefs showed a very similar trend in backlink history. These sites are usually in position 1 or top 5 in SERPS. Basically as soon as the sight is created there are like 100-200 referring domains and double the total inbound backlinks, as time goes on these PEAK at 700+ referring domains and 1000+ total backlinks. THEN what happens next is they taper down slowly to a plateau over time reaching like 50 or so referring domains and 100-200 backlinks. These are rough numbers but the trend is the same in many cases its like a hill shape that tapers off to a plateau over time.

    Whats happening here? Are these scrapebox blasts in the beginning to help the domain gain traction? what happens to these links? And how does a person get 700 referring domains? I mean what sort of tools are being used here. And lastly, if it is something like nofollow blog comments and other quick back linking methods like fiverr gigs, isnt that actually BAD in todays SEO environment? yet I see this all the time.

    Insights welcome. PS I personally use PBNs

    examples (one is a prime example, the other only shows the declining part of the links)

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  2. fedez

    fedez Registered Member

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    bump... what is the sharp jump n links we see? thousands and then tappering down. Is this a boost from link juice increase from tools like gsa?
     
  3. SEO Power

    SEO Power Elite Member

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    Spam is not the only reason why a site could have positive and subsequently negative link growth. A site can also lose links months or years after launching and It would still have the same kind of graph. You have to look at their backlinks individually to find out whether they have natural backlinks or used tools like GSA to boost their sites.
     
  4. fedez

    fedez Registered Member

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    Thanks. some follow up questions. Is using tools like GSA really predictably and significantly helpful? Because I thought that spammy type links are actually harmful these days? And also I was thinking that what is happening here is that the webmaster blasts the money site with links from GSA etc and gets them INDEXED thats why they show up. But then as time goes by the lesser crawled links drop out while the more quality links remain. Could this be it? If this is the case, again, how are they not penalised for link blasting in this manner? I thought google had nullified this kind of strategy. Im asking because if this really does still work id like to save my own time and energy and get a boost using GSA.

    What is the standard type of backlink campaign that people successfully use today? Mix of GSA with high quality manual links (pbns etc)? dripped out over a few weeks... does that sound about right?
     
  5. myopic1

    myopic1 Regular Member

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    There's already more than enough information on what you're asking plastered all over this forum...but just one thing, don't use GSA to mass build links to your money site.
     
  6. Kralj187

    Kralj187 Senior Member

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    I buy my backlinks directly from Google.
     
  7. fedez

    fedez Registered Member

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    I've looked and I couldnt find any real backlink campaign bluebrints, except for expired 2012 tiered models
     
  8. Shadexpwn

    Shadexpwn Elite Member

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    I make my backlinks myself from a variety of sources.

    These include, but are not limited to: forums, social media profiles and other relevant webpages.

    I tend to ignore web 2.0's and find parasite pages the best.

    There is a thread on this within the making money category of this forum.
     
  9. infocraze

    infocraze Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    There are plenty of web2.0s and private networks of blogs that you could get your links from. I try to make the most of these free platforms but would go for those that do not allow spam submissions.