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Creating Viral Pages to Increase Backlinks

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by Chopster, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. #1
    Suppose you were to try the following strategy.

    1. Create a page with viral content.
    2. Receive hundreds of backlinks for that viral content page.
    3. Your main domain receives the backlinks, thus boosting your status in the SERPs.

    Now, the main question I have is in regards to item #3 above.
    SEMrush
    Do the backlinks to your viral content page
    (eg. http://www.domain.com/viralcontent.php)

    give your main domain page
    (eg. http://www.domain.com)

    a boost in the SERPs?
     
    Chopster, Aug 22, 2007 IP
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  2. Noddegamra

    Noddegamra Peon

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    #2
    sorry to sound dumb here, but what does "viral" actually mean?
     
    Noddegamra, Aug 22, 2007 IP
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    FlashPixels.co.uk Peon

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  4. Gatorade

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    The page that's being linked to will get all the credit, but I'm pretty sure it will help your sites overall progress.
     
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    scart3r Notable Member

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    To make something go viral, don't you need to have some unique ideas - that is usually where i get stuck
     
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  6. henryzeng

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    I think he means a link bait.

    I do have a viral page that has a lot of high page rank back links but I don't see my main site rank well.
     
    henryzeng, Aug 22, 2007 IP
  7. Chopster

    Chopster Peon

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    Yes, I'm sorry. I meant linkbait.

    Does the backlinks you get from linkbait help your overall site or just the page where the linkbait is located.
     
    Chopster, Aug 22, 2007 IP
  8. jon2k6

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    it would eventually help the site because it's still part of the domain. So the search engines would pick up on the overwhealming mention of the domain page on the site.

    But I can't see how you could create something totally amazing which would create tons of viral interest on 1 page anyway. Unless it WAS the site, like million dollar homepage etc.

    I think the entire site / idea should intise viral interest, not just 1 page of a site.
     
    jon2k6, Aug 22, 2007 IP
  9. henryzeng

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    Yes, that's true.

    Just one viral page can not deliver much value to the whole site.
     
    henryzeng, Aug 22, 2007 IP
  10. Chopster

    Chopster Peon

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    That sucks. I wonder if you created a linkbait page on one domain that had a link to another domain you have. Would that linkbait page that has high PR cause your other domain to go up in value due to the external link on the high PR linkbait page?
     
    Chopster, Aug 22, 2007 IP
  11. henryzeng

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    Linkbait pages usually have high PRs, sometimes can higher than main site.

    I think it could. But PR is not that important to search engine ranks.
     
    henryzeng, Aug 22, 2007 IP
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    #12
    On your viral page, make sure a link to your domain root is at the top of the document, containing your search keywords as anchor and title text.

    That way, if there's not many other links on that page, a tonne of that PR will funnel back to your main page.
     
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  13. wormy

    wormy Active Member

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    Well the idea behind a viral page should be that it gets people hooked on your domain to begin with, if its bait.
     
    wormy, Aug 22, 2007 IP
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    ianternet Well-Known Member

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    #14
    I think there needs to be a clear understanding of linkbaiting

    you create a GREAT content
    readers with sites link to it

    that is link baiting

    Here is what wiki says:
    content or feature within a website that somehow baits viewers to place links to it from other websites.

    with that in mind I a website is poor linkbaiting - needs articles or some type of information
     
    ianternet, Aug 22, 2007 IP
  15. Forrest

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    Some of the link juice will flow to the overall domain. In addition, the page itself will have more ability to pass link love on, and will have links in its navigation to the rest of your site.
     
    Forrest, Aug 22, 2007 IP
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    Ok, cool. So then it is agreed that having a link on the linkbait page will allow some "PR Juice" to flow to the rest of the site.

    How about SERPs? Does having a highly popular linkbait page increase your site's overall domain to go up in the SERPs?
     
    Chopster, Aug 23, 2007 IP
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    You mean does Page A do better only because Page B is effective linkbait? To some extent, yes. One very popular page in your site with nav links pointing back to the rest of the site will help all of your pages. But if you can make Page A good linkbait, too, all the better.

    But for any given search, it's not just the number and quality of links, but their anchor text, your page's title and h1, things like that. And the meta description that shows up under your page in the serps, to convince a searcher to click your page instead of someone else's.
     
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    #18
    i have actually created massive traffic using this methods, but here are the real secrets

    1) name your page and tag your title with strong keywords
    2) Put a funny ad / banner ad up the top that links back to your home page
    3) make the content of the page something controversial or funny
    4) at the end of your articles/ post put your main website address
    5) Make sure your page is riddled with the same keyword as in your title tag
    6) Digg it, stumble it, reddit it and get your friends to do the same.

    You will really get some good viral traffic coming if you do this right and people love your content, your seo ranking will go way up too in time.
     
    jesterx, Aug 24, 2007 IP
  19. wormy

    wormy Active Member

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    All this tech talk but what people seem to forget is that "backlinks" also have this side effect of advertising your site to more people from the very pages the backlinks are located lol. Its not just google that you have to worship...the whole idea behind a backlink is for you to net in new visitors who would hopefully like your site and keep coming back and occasionally refer it to others.
     
    wormy, Aug 28, 2007 IP
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    Right on! IMO if your going to work the buzz you should do it for branding and not so much for links. I rather build the brand, and get links as a bonus then just links and be forgotten in 2 weeks.
     
    l3vi, Aug 28, 2007 IP