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Who's Still Buying Links?

Discussion in 'Google' started by Jason Green, Nov 13, 2007.

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Are You Still Buying Links?

  1. No - I never bought links and never will

    49 vote(s)
    31.4%
  2. No - The Google Penalization Scare Me!

    19 vote(s)
    12.2%
  3. Yeah - It's Still Working Well For Me

    66 vote(s)
    42.3%
  4. Yeah - But I have reduced my spending just in case.

    22 vote(s)
    14.1%
  1. izeaus

    izeaus Banned

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    #61
    Well I am not fearing the Big G ... I am still selling links on my blogs even though the PR degraded. On one of my blog where the page rank increased I started using my own plugins for banners and now I do promote banners and text links are kept only in blogroll..
    SEMrush
     
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  2. Domino

    Domino Peon

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    #62
    Maybe we can open another interesting poll...Who is selling links...lol
     
    Domino, Nov 13, 2007 IP
  3. Jason Green

    Jason Green Peon

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    #63
    The interesting thing is that very few of those who were purchasing have stopped. I'm glad to see that many are looking past the rumors and concentrating on results.
     
    Jason Green, Nov 14, 2007 IP
  4. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    #64
    Seems i was one of only 4 people who said i have stopped buying links as im scared of the penalty..
     
    mikey1090, Nov 14, 2007 IP
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    #65
    If you are an SEO then why you need to buy links. If you have a skills for getting backlinks then i think no need to buy links for getting links.
     
    gunjanp, Nov 14, 2007 IP
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    silveraden Banned

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    #66
    Why should I buy when I can do it for free?
     
    silveraden, Nov 14, 2007 IP
  7. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #67
    Ah, you pay for what you get... ;)
     
    Mia, Nov 14, 2007 IP
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    #68
    I used to buy some, but after the PR update, I stop buying any.

    Some links used to by PR6 but now it is PR2.

    Useless.
     
    arunsiam, Nov 14, 2007 IP
  9. Vic_mackey

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    #69
    I've seen a few people mentioning they won't buy links as you can get them for free. Sure, you can get some links for free but you can get better ones, and more of them, if you pay.

    Depending on what your site is about it can be very hard to get people to link to you. I've emailed people asking for links before, and they've basically said since my site is commercial and selling actual products they wouldn't link to me for free, even though it would have been a great link up with their sites.

    Also, if you buy links then you get them exactly as you want them - perfect placement and anchor text.
     
    Vic_mackey, Nov 14, 2007 IP
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    AngelaE8654 Active Member

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    #70
    Yep. There are many ways to get high PR backlinks. This is a "think outside the box" situation. :D
     
    AngelaE8654, Nov 14, 2007 IP
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    ashishtabla Active Member

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    #71
    i won't support this
     
    ashishtabla, Nov 14, 2007 IP
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    BlueDevilMedia Well-Known Member

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    #72
    I buy/sell links for advertising and traffic...I could care less about Pagerank.
     
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  13. Vic_mackey

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    #73
    I dont care about Pagerank, or direct traffic, just serps.
     
    Vic_mackey, Nov 14, 2007 IP
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    Homer Spirit Walker

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    #74
    Yep, totally agree ;).
     
    Homer, Nov 14, 2007 IP
  15. astup1didiot

    astup1didiot Notable Member

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    #75
    We agree on something! +rep

    Pagerank is really useless in my eyes, it just takes your mind of the correct goals of your website.
     
    astup1didiot, Nov 14, 2007 IP
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    #76
    Sure you can get links/traffic for free.

    But this involves time (producing content, submitting to directories, sending out news tips, other marketing)

    Time = Money

    So it is not really free.

    I still get most of my links & traffic free - but there comes a time when I want to boost my traffic, or get traffic more quickly.

    At this point money can be a good shortcut. Why do you think adwords is so successful?
     
    Jason Green, Nov 14, 2007 IP
  17. astup1didiot

    astup1didiot Notable Member

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    #77
    Ya, you can listen to him about and cheat your way to the top ;)

    Remember, text link buying is cheating.... period. You can pretend in your mind it's ok and not breaking any rules. You are manipulating SERPs and Pagerank when you pay for your links, which is against the Google TOS as it always has been.

    Don't give me the directories sell links line, they sell fast inclusion service, not paid to get listed. Only crappy run of the mill charge for inclusion and are a waste of money. Example, if you actually read the Yahoo! Directory $299.00 fee information you would see it is for fast review only doesn't mean you will get listed.

    Also, adwords does NOT boost SERPs or Pagerank so it cannot be compared to text links, you can do the same thing Google does with AdSense.

    Get with it people... text links are cheating, period. :D

    :twocents:
     
    astup1didiot, Nov 14, 2007 IP
  18. Vic_mackey

    Vic_mackey Banned

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    #78
    I completely agree that its cheating, but what can we do? I dont feel bad about this at all. I'm working with a genuine business, I'm not trying to boost some garbage ebook page, spam affilliate junk, or crappy MFA site up the listings.

    I'm in an area of business that can generate a lot of money. I'm looking at my competitors, and they are all up to tricks with google. When I search on one of their url's they have hundreds of wordcloud links, links on sites that are clearly bought (in footers and in sites that couldnt be further apart content-wise), and recently they appear to have started to buy high PR domains and point links on those to their main domains.

    Its a battle to stay page 1, and frankly normal SEO tactics dont cut it. Nice guys finish last and all that ;) I do hope google crack down further, as the tactics my competitors are using are easily noticable and incredibly spammy. People can argue whether big G can detect paid links or not, but I'm confident in my abilities and I want to see further crackdowns.
     
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  19. Homer

    Homer Spirit Walker

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    #79
    I am afraid to say we are on the tip of a new iceberg. Old SEO is out...you're right!

    A Few Things that are working for me:

    No duped content
    No kw spamming in articles (try to stay below 2-3%)
    Use expert verbiage as the search engines see it
    Quality ibl's from same KW theme
    Learn more about LSI and how it connects to other algos


    There's a ton more that I would call new SEO, but I am still learning how it all connects. Google thinks human now :).

    My advice on buying links...don't waste your money. Find a way to get honest votes. Deals and propositions to the right audience can be a natural way to do this. Every website is different and would require a boatload of research to fare in today's se's organic index.



    H
     
    Homer, Nov 14, 2007 IP
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  20. astup1didiot

    astup1didiot Notable Member

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    #80
    Amen to that!
     
    astup1didiot, Nov 14, 2007 IP