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Why Link Building Is NOT the Future of SEO

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by growmyinsta, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. growmyinsta

    growmyinsta BANNED BANNED

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    It's a great read, here's the article.

    http://www.quicksprout.com/2015/05/27/why-link-building-is-not-the-future-of-seo/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=buffer&utm_content=buffer16fb8

    Do you agree with it?
     
  2. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    I refuse to read an article about "why link building is not the future".

    Edit: I started reading it and sure enough it's another "stop building links and focus on your user experience". What a load of shit.
     
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  3. Shellster

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    CTR, bounce rate, and time on site are not going to count for much if you are not on the first page of Google already and therefore are not getting much search engine traffic.

    And how do you get on the first page of Google?

    Backlinks.

    Enough said.
     
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  4. SeoWrecker

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    Great article my ass. That's a load of Google Propaganda crap!
     
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    What a bUnch of Bullshit
     
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    This article is pretty much copy and paste of "user experience" theory.

    As correctly mentioned before me... those metrics only matter if you're on the first page and you need links to get there.
    Of course you need to deliver value for users as if your site is crap then even if you're in the first position, nobody will buy anything from you.
    At the same time, if you have the best website in the world and nobody knows about it then you still can't sell anything.
     
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    Hmm....I agree with the aggressive defences of backlinking up to a point. But things are changing. Look at Google's un-named quality update that's just rolled out, they are moving further and further towards automatically spotting the best content. They are not there yet, but to just say it's rubbish and throw links around is ignoring where the path is heading.
     
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    even if you have best content in whole universe you won't rank without backlinks for even low competition maybe for very very low but no more than that
     
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    This shit is what is known as blog fluff. Maybe he should disavow the 173k links he has pointing at his site.
     
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    Agreed.

    At least it'll garner OP a few pageviews.
     
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    That's the guy who started a business from scratch and spent $2K on the domain that already HAD LINKS pointing to it to rank easier? LOL That guy is a really fucking joke.
     
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  14. growmyinsta

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    lol, i had no intention of that. I thought I would share it as its created a buzz on some of the IM groups I'm in, I don't agree or disagree with it but i just wanted to know what other people thought.
     
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    Stop building links and start telling everyone you meet about your website. That is the future of SEO!
     
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    LOL! No no honestly i just wanted to know what people thought on it as the article seems to have gathered a lot of attention on other networks .But hey, i guess everyone on here disagrees with it.
     
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    Yeah, you can also carry a marker pen around with you and write your website down on toilet walls in the bars, it is the new breed of SEO.

    Alternatively you can write crap about not needing links, so that it annoys people and they link back to your shit (saying look at this shit) therefore gaining those unneeded links.
     
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    LOL. "Link building is dead" - from a "guru" that sells links.

    All these new accounts promoting Patel all over this place. Man, business must be slow for him...

    This place is turning into retardville fast.
     
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