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What's The New Skinny on Back Linking

 
katiem2
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on 04/12/2012

Okay most everyone knows I dropped out of work for some months as I recovered from a serious car accident and two surgeries.  GOOD NEWS this month will be my last month of therapy.  After 9 month of therapy I'm ready, so ready to be done. 

Anyway that being said I was wondering since I've gotten a fairly good start here I began wondering and I asked myself, is it good bad or ugly to back link.

I look forward to reading the feedback from all of you as to what your thoughts and  habits, if any, are on back linking your wizzes.


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BrendaReeves
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on 04/12/2012

I didn't know you had been in a bad accident Katie. I'm glad to hear you are okay. As far as back linking goes. I think it would be a good idea. I've got to try something new since I haven't made one penny on here.

Maybe there are others here who do back link and could give us their story on it.


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katiem2
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on 04/12/2012

Brenda, Thank you, I used to back link like crazy before the whole Panda thing, but since I've been out of the loop for a while I wanted to check finding out what is fresh and the best thing to do.  I'm sure we'll get some helpful advice.


lakeerieartists
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on 04/12/2012

Hi Katie, good to hear that you are almost recovered.  As to backlinking, the Google landscape is changing once again, and one of the changes is that many of the backlinking services like Build My Rank are finding that their sites are being deindexed.  That being said, I think that smart backlinking is still good, using guest posts, related sites, and sites like SEO Cobra, and creating articles on Wizzley that backlink to blogs, or vice versa is still good.

I just think that backlinking for backlinking sake is out, while linking quality articles together is not.  Smile


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BrendaReeves
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on 04/12/2012

Thanks Lakeerie, That makes sense.


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TerriRexson
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on 04/12/2012

Great question Katie (and I'm happy to hear your good news.) I've done very little backlinking. I do interlink pages here and elsewhere, but that's pretty much it. 

I have got natural backlinks to some of my pages from other people which are of course the best kind of backlinks. 

To me legitimate backlinking seems like writing another article. So I might just as well do that and interlink my content. 

Should I be doing more? I'd love to hear what others are doing. 

 


onepagearticles
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on 04/12/2012

Backlinks are always important no matter what you hear. The effectiveness will never disappear if you do it right. We always hear about the spammy association of creating backlinks, but the best ways to create good backlinks are to honestly create links that are worthwhile sharing and that will be useful for someone and yes that means backlinking to your own stuff within your own articles at times aswell as helping other people out by linking to their stuff.

BACKLINK REVOLUTION!!!!!!!!


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TerriRexson
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on 04/12/2012

 

onepagearticles: 12. Apr 2012, 15:22

Backlinks are always important no matter what you hear. The effectiveness will never disappear if you do it right. We always hear about the spammy association of creating backlinks, but the best ways to create good backlinks are to honestly create links that are worthwhile sharing and that will be useful for someone and yes that means backlinking to your own stuff within your own articles at times aswell as helping other people out by linking to their stuff.

So do you actually have a routine for creating backlinks to your Wizzley articles? You say it's important, but then suggest you don't do much to create backlinks. Did I read that right?


Mladen
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on 04/12/2012

In my opinion, backlinking is quite important. I use any opportunity to make backlinks to my articles here, or on the other places .

But of course, it is important to put backlinks on sites which are respected such as in my case: Squidoo, Wizzley, Blogger, Chime, Delicious, Ezine, Technorati, Lensroll, Digg, StumpleUpon.

There are lots of other places too. Some offer nofollow and others offer dofollow links. IN both cases it would be good to have link there, since it can redirect some of the visitors from those sites to your articles, even if still not helping your article ranking on Google search engine. 


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humagaia
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on 04/12/2012

Backlinking has had a lot of bad press - but that is because the backlinking techniques being vilified were inherently fake. Using 'bought' backlinks is what Google has cracked down on. Anyone using these techniques is dangerous for a site like Wizzley - just look at how HP has been hit, partly because of this (and c..p content).

I don't like the idea of 'creating' false backlinks. I prefer to look at it differently. What I want is traffic. What I try to encourage, and undertake to achieve, are links to my content that supply traffic that is looking for that content and in a position to undertake an action (click or purchase). And yes that include creating those links myself. What I will not do is cause others to interlink to my content when it is not merited.

Google is clever. It has all the information it needs to make decisions on whether a link has merit, and that content is of use to the visitors that arrive. It is also clever enough to know when links have been created 'unnaturally'. If visitors pass down the conduit then the link has merit. Backlinks without traffic will be seen to be false.

When creating backlinks they should look as though they have been created as naturally as possible. :

1. Do not use the same anchor text every time (set up a list of anchor text that can be rotated).
2. Do not create all your backlinks at the same time, spread the exercise out over time.
3. Do not worry whether it is a dofollow or nofollow link.
4. Do not worry what the link juice will be.
5. Do not worry about the pagerank where the link is set.

Do worry that the link will create a conduit between the host and recipient, that visitors can follow and find your pages. If visitors follow the route, Google will know. If they stay and interact with other pages on the site then Google will know that also - and 'rank' you higher because of it.

So link to related content within your portfolio, and to related content on the site. You should also link to authority sites on the subject of your page, and to media such as videos and pictures. Forget about the 'back' in back-linking and concentrate on the 'linking' bit.

Social media and bookmarking sites are OK to get the message out and pass some traffic through to your articles but it is not the most effective way. The most effective way is to create the conditions that will cause others to do it for you.

Another way is to promote your posts through RSS aggregator sites. There are many. You should use your RSSs as much as possible in all your promotion efforts. 

This brings us to quality content. If you create rubbish then no-one will want to link from their site to you, or promote your offerings to their social networks. Visitors that arrive will bounce quickly, will not stay long, will not view other pages, and will not return. These are all factors that Google post-Panda take note of to determine your authority within a subject area.


onepagearticles
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on 04/12/2012

I backlink to the articles that I want backlinked to if that makes sense. Everything has it's own plan of action. Some articles will naturally fade into oblivion. I know the best articles are usually the ones were I've researched the title keywords and that's about it and I can build on that with either variations of articles or a combination of video, picture and article content.

I backlink if it's relevant....Laughing


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whitemoss
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on 04/13/2012

Glad to hear of your recovery Katie.

Looks like you've sparked off a whole load of good advice here!

 


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katiem2
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on 04/13/2012

Thanks for all the well wishes Smile

What a great conversation.  Thanks to everyone for sharing the process and thoughts you adhere to when it comes to back linking.  

I appreciate it and will be hard at work back linking.


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