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Buying Links - 'Staying under the Radar'

     

djtaverner

2:46 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

Ignoring the ethical argument of buying links (please dont go off topic).

How is it best to buy high pr links and not be penalised by google or yahoo?

1 - Dont buy site wide links

2 - Target to the link to an internal page

3 - Ensure a high number of non - fee links

Any others?

Cheers

glengara

9:31 pm on Jul 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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* How else would they deal with what they see a shortcut to high ranks?*

From that point of view, reciprocal links are as much a threat as bought ones, but generate much less controversy.

Both were around before Google, so let's assume their existence was factored into the algo.

Rather than trying to weed out by type, it would make more sense for Google to treat all links equally and include them all in their "links scheme designed to improve PR or ranking" test.

Which is where bought or reciprocal links could be undone, not for the type of link in a linkage pattern, more from the perceived purpose of it...

Watcher of the Skies

12:00 am on Jul 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You can't hurt your competitors this way. Google wouldn't penalize the target sites, they will simply stop any PR being passed on from the selling site. That would be a pretty effective broadside against the seller. Now, setting a threshold for what constitutes a "seller" is another matter...

notredamekid

8:07 pm on Jul 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I wish Google or GG would give us an answer and put to rest 'can my competitor hurt me with link spam?' question.

notredamekid

6:56 pm on Jul 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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*sigh*

agerhart

6:59 pm on Jul 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If you're really concerned, run a test. Don't wait for them to answer....they probably won't.

graywolf

7:18 pm on Jul 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have sitewide links into several websites (not purchased), and have had no problems.

As do I and they work, it just takes the 60 - 90 days quarantine for them to have an effect. Buying sitewide links for 90 days or more could turn into an expensive deal.

jk3210

7:20 pm on Jul 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>>I wish Google or GG would give us an answer and put to rest 'can my competitor hurt me with link spam?' question.<<

FWIW, I had a competitor try to do this to me and it didn't work. He used cloked pages stuffed with links to me. From all indications Google simply disregarded them.

(By the way, maggot-boy is now out of business. Guess he focused on the wrong thing, huh?)

notredamekid

9:19 pm on Jul 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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FWIW, I had a competitor try to do this to me and it didn't work. He used cloked pages stuffed with links to me. From all indications Google simply disregarded them.

(By the way, maggot-boy is now out of business. Guess he focused on the wrong thing, huh?)

lol, 'maggot-boy', i like it.

And thanks for the intelligence - I am glad to hear a real world example.

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