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JohnTannahill
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on 10/01/2012

I first checked out Wizzley when I was looking for ways to make quality backlinks for Squidoo pages. I thought I'd give it a go and wrote a few interesting snippets on related topics - then included one backlink. I know these are nofollow until I've published five pages and so far I've four published pages. That's not a problem, I'll publish more. I just wondered if there's any prejudice against doing this. My pages are certainly not spammy, they're unique but related and, hopefully, interesting. I'm also putting backlinks on my Squidoo pages to Wizzley pages. Any feedback?

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humagaia
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on 10/01/2012

Keeping to just one b/l should be fine. Cross-linking between just two articles, one on W and the other on S, may not be the best way to do things. Linking from W to an S article and then linking from a different S article to the W article may be OK.

Rather than now looking for b/ls you should be considering the traffic implications. If traffic flows then everything should be good. If it does not then the b/l is likely to be of no importance to Google.

You should now be more interested in developing your author credibility as a whole. The best way to start to achieve this is by using the same 'moniker' (avatar name) wherever you write articles and keep to one (or just a few) subjects so that your author expertise can be associated to one author 'profile'.


onetimeuser
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on 10/01/2012

A much better strategy would be to link from Wizzley to Squidoo, and then create a few links from other destinations which point towards your page here at Wizzley. 

onetimeuser
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on 10/01/2012

As for whether or not that is an issue with staff I have no idea, but can't imagine them having a problem with it as long as the content is good quality, unique, and you don't obtain low quality backlinks which lead to your Wizzley page.... else they would have made links nofollow for all articles I guess? 

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humagaia
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on 10/01/2012

I agree with Ryan - if your main earning site is Squidoo, then increasing the rank of pages that point to Squidoo is the most sensible option.

Each time you link out a proportion of your ranking kudos passes down the link.

As the rank of an article increases a larger kudos element is associated to the target article, thus increasing its kudos.

By improving the kudos (ranking +) of a Wizzley article you gradually pass along more kudos to your S article, which then (hopefully) moves up the rankings.


Sam
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on 10/01/2012

 

JohnTannahill: 10/01/2012 - 07:23 AM

I just wondered if there's any prejudice against doing this.

Yes, it is called Penguin and this prejudice is held by Google.


nightowl
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on 10/01/2012

We like to see articles that can stand alone on their own merit. Meaning, if they barely scratch the surface, and the reader would have to click away to get to the "meat" then yes, we'd have a problem with that.

Simply rephrasing an article to make it "unique", and then including links to another version of what is essentially the same information, does not make for a good user experience either.

I always like to put myself in the shoes of the searcher, who clicked on the title of your article in hopes of finding exactly what they were looking for. Did the article make good on the promise of the title? Or did I just waste my time, needing to "click here for more information"...?


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Tolovaj
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on 10/01/2012

I came to Wizzley for the same reason. Backlinks from this site to Squidoo lenses are fine. Articles are unique and can 'stand alone' on both sites and I am active on both sites. It's hard to prove with stats because of so many factors, but I believe when I don't do a thing on Wizzley for few days the rank on Squidoo lenses drop (it can bee seen on traffic) and I have clear stats about the pages supported with Squdoo lenses being hurt when I was not active on Squidoo.

It is hard to say if X -> W -> S tactics is better than S -> W -> S. One way linking is not always best, especially if you don't have authority on all participants. Only experiments can tell what is working.

 


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JohnTannahill
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on 10/01/2012

First of all thanks. I'm really impressed by the thought and consideration of all your comments.

Yes, cross-linking does seem a bit spammy, so I've removed the backlinks from Squidoo to Wizzley.

My reason for wanting backlinks to Squidoo is simply because I've invested quite a bit of time there, and also that my efforts are suffering due to lack of backlinks. I would never spin articles, that's for sure, so my work on Wizzley is different. I guess what you're saying echoes all my previous thinking that writing useful, interesting articles is the way forward. I really wish I didn't have to worry about SEs. 

By the way, I'm really enjoying Wizzley so far. You all seem like good people. There's nothing wrong with cupcake recipes, and home schooling moms, but I feel like a fish out of water sometimes on Squidoo.

Thanks again.

 

chefkeem
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on 10/01/2012

Women RULE ... on both platforms.  Smile

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JohnTannahill
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on 10/01/2012

chefkeem, I don't have a problem with that. 

chefkeem
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on 10/01/2012

Me neither, John. Love it!  Smile


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
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