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Now is the time for related links

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by login, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. #1
    We currently see reports from web masters complaining drops in serps. This is web masters that are selling and buying links. Google is hitting down on the link business and I think from now on we have to be more careful to who we link to and where we buy our links.
    I will not sell links to unrelated pages any more or buy from unrelated pages. Links from unrelated pages will probably not hurt you, but they will probably not count either so they are a waste of money. if I link to unrelated pages the links can be seen by Google as sold and they can give my site a penalty.
    SEMrush
    Its new times and we have to adjust either we like it or not.
     
    login, Aug 18, 2007 IP
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  2. thevirus

    thevirus Active Member

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    My question is how can Google tell if you are linking to a page on a similar subject. For example I own a webmaster forum, and I could perhaps purchase a link from a SEO company. Not the traffic on that website would be targeted to mine, but if my webmaster forum does not have an SEO topic how does Google know that they are similar topics and not completely different if they don't share similar keywords?

    Basically I want to know how google identifies content as similar if they don't contain similar keywords just similar subjects.
     
    thevirus, Aug 18, 2007 IP
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    mightyb Banned

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    I agree with you. I always went for quality rather than quantity and bought smart backlinks. This is why i never had problems with SERP fluctuations etc. However i still believe that you can buy links as long as you use common sense. Google will never know if you paid for the link or not of you just take a bit more time to find the right deal.
     
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    login Notable Member

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    How do Google do things ? he he, if i knew that i would be a billionaire.

    The thing is that google want their algoritm to act like a human, google want to understand that the link you talk about should be ok. How they do it, thats another story.
    At the least they want to understand that the links that are good for the human visitor are good for them.
     
    login, Aug 18, 2007 IP
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    trichnosis Prominent Member

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    i think google will check the keywords on both web sites.

    if sites are related , both must contains the same keywords .

    i think google will check it
     
    trichnosis, Aug 18, 2007 IP
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    wabbit123 Peon

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    #6
    They can tell.
     
    wabbit123, Aug 19, 2007 IP
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    login Notable Member

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    Very few people comment in this thread. It look like everybody agrees in this.
     
    login, Aug 19, 2007 IP
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    I don't think they give a penalty for unrelated links, you just spread your particular page's theme in google's eyes.
     
    Savweb, Aug 20, 2007 IP
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    #9
    "Links from unrelated pages will probably not hurt you, but they will probably not count either "

    I agree with that .

    "if I link to unrelated pages the links can be seen by Google as sold and they can give my site a penalty.
    "

    But I don't think Google will find this and give a penalty. Linking to an unrelated site is not a good reason to punish you.
     
    xrbreal, Aug 20, 2007 IP
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    ferret77 Heretic

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    i don't think it matters,

    in fact check any top ranked site in Google and look at its back links very rarely will they all be related
     
    ferret77, Aug 20, 2007 IP
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    addaminsane Well-Known Member

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    #11
    what happens when someone simply likes your site and puts a link on a blog page or something that has hardly any reletive content?
     
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    login Notable Member

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    Yes, you are 100% correct. I am talking about the future:)
     
    login, Aug 20, 2007 IP
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    hugodiaz Active Member

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    #13
    Related links are certainly the way to go.
    Thanks for your advice.
    + repped you. ;)
     
    hugodiaz, Aug 20, 2007 IP
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    zangief Well-Known Member

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    #14
    Today I noticed that related sites are updated more quickly , this can be a sign.
     
    zangief, Aug 20, 2007 IP
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    login Notable Member

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    Interesting. How did you notice that ?
     
    login, Aug 20, 2007 IP
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    Yep its always good to get links from sites related to your own. Google can tell the difference because of the keywords used on the pages. If they are relevant to your own it goes in your favour :)
     
    mrcrowley, Aug 20, 2007 IP