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Buying links is now Black hat SEO? please vote!

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by venetsian, May 7, 2007.

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Do you think Buying Links is Black Hat Technique

  1. Yes - its definately SPAM

    6 vote(s)
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  2. NO - we are helping the natural growth with quality websites

    24 vote(s)
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  3. I don't take sides

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  1. #1
    The latest algorithm changes declared war on Link Buying and Matt Cuttss putt it "this is the same as spam" as it's polluting the index with not so good quality websites by artificially increasing their "trustworthiness" having enormous amount of links.

    Do you think Link Buying should be considered "Black Hat Technique" as of what they say about it? For me this is definitely a way to spread the word and it is NOT SPAM!
    SEMrush
    Cheers and please vote.

    Venetsian.
     
    venetsian, May 7, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. boyponga

    boyponga Banned

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    #2
    For me, it is a no no, spamming for me are just used for free purposes. :)
     
    boyponga, May 7, 2007 IP
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    buchin Active Member

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    #3
    i don't take sides
     
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  4. Ardrigh

    Ardrigh Peon

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    #4
    I would do link trading that buying links. If you would read the very definition of PR in google, links are considered as votes by a site to another site. If you will buy links, then surely, it's artificial. In election, it's like vote buying (LOL!).
     
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  5. venetsian

    venetsian Well-Known Member

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    #5
    Isn't that what all politicians do ?? :D

    Ha ha ha ..
     
    venetsian, May 7, 2007 IP
  6. visio

    visio Well-Known Member

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    #6
    If done right google will not be able to detect you are buying links. It is not spam to buy links. i don't generally buy links and if I do the value of the traffic and authority of the site must be good enough that any SE traffic is icing on the cake.
     
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  7. just-4-teens

    just-4-teens Peon

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    #7
    would u also class buying links via google adwords spam?

    i suppose it depends the real reason why the link was brought!
     
    just-4-teens, May 7, 2007 IP
  8. venetsian

    venetsian Well-Known Member

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    #8
    Let me clarify then .. buying links is alo buying blog posts, review and etc that are NOT NATURAL!

    You're saying that you don't do that ??? Please come on ... :eek:

    I personally buy shitloads of links .. and that's normal ... but I cover my websites with a lot of quality content so it wont be spam but more like a sort of SEO advertising .. in fact that's how it should be considered if you ask me ...

    Cheers,

    Venetsian.
     
    venetsian, May 7, 2007 IP
  9. truedesign4u

    truedesign4u Banned

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    #9
    Matt cutts blog post got a lot of people in a up roar for no reason. If that was the case then google themsefs would be dead, as we really only need to buy links to be in google. so i would leave google if that was the case and it is not!
     
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  10. manageyourlinks

    manageyourlinks Peon

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    #10
    Things are NOT that basic. It is absolutely not that clear cut. I wont get into why its been stated many times
     
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  11. shand0

    shand0 Well-Known Member

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    #11
    Man, it works
     
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    magda Notable Member

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    #12
    with google adwords you're not buying links, you're paying for advertising.
     
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    just-4-teens Peon

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    #13
    and links can be brought for the purpose of advertising, thats why i said it depends why they are brought.
     
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  14. BigBadWolf

    BigBadWolf Well-Known Member

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    #14
    I don't view it as blackhat.
     
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    bochgoch Peon

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    #15
    Buying links is advertising - if it's good enough for google to sell ads, it's good enough for me :)
     
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  16. truedesign4u

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    #16
    I agree, as I said google would be killing themselves.
     
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  17. venetsian

    venetsian Well-Known Member

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    #17
    From what I understood from the new google patent that was published on April 26 2007 LINK SPAM or Link Buying is underlined and is something that all should be aware of.
    But the only way to protect yourself while your buying links is to keep the web page content updated frequently so that those links that you bought be understood as Breaking NEWS Releases rather than raise flag for spam!

    More on that topic you can visit : The new Google Patent and the new quality guidelines on my SEONewsBlog.com

    Cheers,

    Venetsian.
     
    venetsian, May 7, 2007 IP
  18. w3bmaster

    w3bmaster Notable Member

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    #18
    Sincerly NO a big NO
     
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  19. Qryztufre

    Qryztufre Prominent Member

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    #19
    I'm unsure if I understand you, and if I did follow what you said, I'm unsure if you understood Matt Cutt's blog post.

    You do not need to buy links to be included in Google. I've NEVER bought a link, and all of my sites are included.
     
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  20. yogesh sarkar

    yogesh sarkar Well-Known Member

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    #20
    Let me put in a real world scenario; a politician buying votes, white, gray or black hat technique?

    But then again if it is being done with traffic in mind and as a form of advertisement with a sponsored link tag or some thing, then the scenario changes.
     
    yogesh sarkar, May 7, 2007 IP