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Is Link Building Dead?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by eric_wahlberg, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. #1
    Hi,

    I have changed my field from Seo to Content Writing.

    But, I would like to know " Is Link Building completely dead?"

    I mean article submission, directory submission, link exchange and social bookmarking considered illegal by Google, then what remains in Link Building?

    Please clear my doubts regarding this.
     
    eric_wahlberg, Jul 29, 2014 IP
  2. psharma

    psharma Notable Member

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    Imagination!
     
    psharma, Jul 29, 2014 IP
  3. Clickfinity

    Clickfinity Active Member

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    #3
    It's not dead, but junk links are of no value anymore; for example, paying a company $10 for 100+ backlinks (from home-grown junk directories and blogs) is not going to work for your site anymore and may very well work against it and devalue your SERPs (instead of increasing it) - however a smaller number of "natural" links from good quality sites over a reasonable timescale should still work in your favour.

    Quality counts and if you try to shortcut it, you'll very likely pay the penalty!! ;)
     
    Clickfinity, Jul 29, 2014 IP
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    Ferzy Member

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    #4
    Some link building techniques have died, most of the ones you mention.

    There are still link building techniques that work, some of them approved by google, some of them not, like guest blogging, content marketing, private blog networks, inforgraphics marketing, etc..

    In that regard, link building is not dead, it just changed.
     
    Ferzy, Jul 29, 2014 IP
  5. dragonwhitehat

    dragonwhitehat Active Member

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    Backlinks that Google highly values now are backlinks from guest blogs.
     
    dragonwhitehat, Jul 29, 2014 IP
  6. Kanonig

    Kanonig Member

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    #6
    You are still living in the stone age.

    Social bookmarks, wikis, directories e.t.c have never been reliable.

    For you to get result with SEO you need:

    High quality links
    Relevance
    Unique article
    Low OBL

    Methods like guest blogging and outreach are very good to go too.
     
    Kanonig, Jul 29, 2014 IP
  7. ETA

    ETA Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean low OBL?

     
    ETA, Jul 29, 2014 IP
  8. eric_wahlberg

    eric_wahlberg Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kanoing,

    Can you explain more about this

    High Quality
    Relevance
    Unique Article
    Low OBL.

    Sounds confusing to me.
     
    eric_wahlberg, Jul 30, 2014 IP
  9. joshef

    joshef Greenhorn

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    Link building is not dead yet. It is still in use. But the techniques have changed. Now you have to focus on more quality work rather than quantity.

    Hence, for this, try to make backlinks in niche sites with high PR values.
     
    joshef, Jul 30, 2014 IP
  10. Rado_ch

    Rado_ch Well-Known Member

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    #10
    I love how people seem to love to declare something "dead" or "useless" just because they've seen or heard something somewhere. Link building is far from dead, as is guest blogging (something often discussed) if you do it right and don't engage in spammy networks. Link building specifically has been going towards organic links for quite some time now. As others mentioned above - you should be looking for natural, relevant, quality links from various sources. Spread your efforts between DoFollow and NoFollow links. Strongly avoid most services that promise to submit 200 links in a day or offer 100 DoFollow links. This is so unnatural that you are just are just screaming to be penalized.

    Don't believe everything that you hear....in fact, believe very little of it ;)
    Constantly test what works for you and be patient. That's the best I can advise you ;)
     
    Rado_ch, Jul 30, 2014 IP
  11. ManiQuadraincorp

    ManiQuadraincorp Active Member

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    In point of view some of the link building strategies are dead , but use differently how to beat comparators .
     
    ManiQuadraincorp, Jul 30, 2014 IP
  12. Mazakustrum

    Mazakustrum Peon

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    1. Backlinks from high authority sites still matter.
    2. Excessive amount of backlinks from low authority blogs don't really anymore. Unless you actually want to connect with the blog author or the people in the blog, don't bother wasting time on that.
    3. Trying to game the algorithm using some kind of text pattern is now dead. Just make sure you title is captivating and describes your content accurately and descriptively.
    4. It's all about social media now, so make sure you share everything on social media websites.
    5. Just follow the basics of seo when constructing your webpage like make sure all pages are easily accessible etc. stuff like that.
    6. Guest blogging is highly effective if you have the time to waste on writing articles for someone else.

    That's all I'm comfortable to tell you so far. Many things you'll eventually learn if you really want to succeed in this field and remember "Insanity is doing the same thing twice and expecting different results." Be methodical be scientific, study your niche, study your audience.
     
    Mazakustrum, Jul 30, 2014 IP
  13. ChristyMathew

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    no of course, its not dead its still alive and providing a results, you should remember that the no follow linksare not valuable only a do follow links from sites are consider as traffic for you site.
     
    ChristyMathew, Jul 30, 2014 IP
  14. Prasseo

    Prasseo Active Member

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    Hi,
    Nothing is dead what is that I think is poor quality links that are meant to be so... if link building is dead there is no source of promotion.
     
    Prasseo, Jul 31, 2014 IP
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    No Link building and SEO Live. Many link building always working. Try only white hat link building.
     
    zunnunahmed, Aug 9, 2014 IP
  16. Umair Iqbal

    Umair Iqbal Greenhorn

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    Link building is not dead yet!
    But you should try to more contextual and relevant links.
    If you have heavy pockets then build your own PBN!
     
    Umair Iqbal, Aug 9, 2014 IP
  17. Vitarank

    Vitarank Active Member

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    Link building isn't dead , never has, never been and never will be. SEO nowadays, require just require higher quality links in order to comply with the Google Updates.
     
    Vitarank, Aug 9, 2014 IP
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    Jim4767 Notable Member

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    #18
    Good links are still important. Link building?...less so.

    I've gotten sufficiently fed up with chasing links, then having Google pull the rug out from under those methods, that I pretty much concentrate nowadays on writing good, original content. Then I share it on my personal social media sites — my Facebook, my Google+, and my LinkedIn. Other than that, I post a link to the new page on Squidoo, reddit, and maybe two others like them. That's it, period. I don't have the time (or energy at age 71) to go chasing links anymore. Writing good, original content will occupy my time from here on.
     
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  19. John14

    John14 Greenhorn

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    Link Building is still as important as it was. How ever with the passage of time links will become less important as there will be other factors to judge the Authority of a website.
     
    John14, Aug 9, 2014 IP
  20. ishrar

    ishrar Greenhorn

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    Link Building is important phase of website to be appears in search engine.So it can never dead,Today it is change since strategy of link building depends upon relevancy of your business domain.content must be relative with your business occasion.
    Example: if your business are relative to medicals product then you must be find Inbound links from medical related content/domain.
     
    ishrar, Aug 10, 2014 IP