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Do Links still work for Google?
Imaster




msg:3295496
 4:06 pm on Mar 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have been acquiring steady good links for one of my website. All the links are completely related and we have been building about 10-20 links per week since the last 6 months. But I do not see any increase in the pageviews in Google.

Do links still work or should I start looking at some other alternatives?

 

centime




msg:3295510
 4:24 pm on Mar 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

As a matter of interest , is your website under 1 year old, and in a very competitive niche?

Or a niche with lots of established heavy weights?

walkman




msg:3295535
 4:42 pm on Mar 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

define "acquiring" and you may have the answer.

Imaster




msg:3295554
 5:01 pm on Mar 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

As a matter of interest , is your website under 1 year old, and in a very competitive niche?

Or a niche with lots of established heavy weights?

My website is around 5 years old and is an authority website in its niche.

define "acquiring" and you may have the answer.

By acquiring, I don't mean spam junk backlinks. I mean incoming links from authority websites. Or perhaps you mean something else which I haven't been able to understand.

walkman




msg:3295556
 5:03 pm on Mar 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

are they bought links?

BigDave




msg:3295588
 5:50 pm on Mar 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

are they bought links?

or traded?

Have you been gaining any natural links? Are all your links reciprocal or are some one-way? When you "acquire" the links, do you specify the anchor text, or do you leave it up to the person doing the linking? Are all the links to your home page, or are some of them deep links? Are the links on "link" pages or are they on content pages? Are the links on content pages in the actual content or on the navigation parts of the page?

Google has been putting a lot of effort into analyzing links lately, and quality natural links seem to be worth a lot more than links that are "acquired". The acquired links are still worth something, but only in the mix with the natural links.

Imaster




msg:3296497
 4:28 pm on Mar 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

- All links are simply one way links, neither bought nor traded. They all are requested links.
- The link anchor text is completely upto the website owner.
- The links are to either the home page or specific sub pages as based on the website theme providing the incoming link.
- Links are to actual content pages.

However I would classify the links as acquired but in a natural way. Simply put, I request website owners to link to my specific webpages which they do so.

kneoteric_V




msg:3298256
 12:10 pm on Mar 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

Having perused through the above 7 posts, and specifically the last one, I fail to understand why you have faced sucha problem.

From my past experience doing identical things, Google rewarded me for my manually thematic one way link building.

I would be interested to know an update and/or a possible solution on the subject.

SincerelySandy




msg:3298274
 12:49 pm on Mar 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

Here's a couple thoughts, not facts, just thoughts...
As new links age, they are being percieved as having more value and higher quality by google. So to see the real benefit of a link, the link needs to exist for more than just a couple months.
Often it doesn't take much to go from page 3 or 4 in the SERP's for a keyword phrase to page 1. But if you are already in the 6th position on page 1, it can be real tough to just to move up a couple more spots.
I would not stop building quality links just because google isn't showing you any love for it yet.

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