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What's my next best move in link development?

Out of the sandbox...but not sure how to proceed..

8:15 pm on Jul 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have a website that is 1 year and 2 months old that recently came out of the sandbox(2 months ago). About 4 months after the launch, I stopped building links, and sat back until the site came out of sandbox. In the meantime, I built good relevant content and the site's forum has been doing moderately well(>1000 threads now). During this course of time, the site picked up a few (10-20) natural links(including one from Dmoz and 2 from Wiki). The website now shows 15,000 pages in google and PR5...if thats of any concern.

There are a number of blogs in my industry that allow advertising, but I am skeptical about advertising there as the links will be sitewide.

My question is, how should I proceed? Would getting sitewide links raise any flags in google?

3:48 am on July 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Keep building your natural links. Google will not raise the flag if the links are on topic or close to. 15,000 is a ton of pages to be indexed so fast yet if your keeping it organic you should be fine.

Next moves keep building links and use your blog if you have one, if not start one today.

All the best


11:40 am on July 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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That sounds all very good to me. Why not trying to focus on content development furtheron? Links will come once it is kicked off.

My personal believe (based on a bit of experience as well) is, that linkbuilding is something you should do in the beginning of a site, later you can target big sites that have refused to swap when you were little, but active, "normal" linkbuilding - I do that only with young sites. Good luck,


8:34 pm on July 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Content development is still on the rise...but the rate of natural links is very low. There is no way i can rank in top 10 if i rely on natural links.

I dindn't go hard on link building at the beginning because I wanted to stay away from being pushed into the sandbox, or trigger any other filters. Moreover i was certain that i would get some natural links. How many of them?..I wasn't sure..had to wait and see.

The problem now is that established sites in my industry make a fortune...so they can afford buying links anywhere they want. And why should they bother exchanging links with sites like mine that pose a threat to their business?


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