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Laundering links by pointing them to our Google+ page?

   
1:15 pm on May 29, 2013 (gmt 0)



Given our Penguin 2.0 mass SERPs demotions (depsite not being touched by 1.0) I am looking at cleaning up the backlink profile...

As such I am feeling a bit loathed to give up all the user traffic I get from my 'unrelated' forum signature links etc, so I just had an idea...

What if I point such links to our Google+ page?!

Google isn't going to penalize links coming from there to our website, and we still get the traffic (and users get to see the great content!)

What do you think?
2:20 pm on May 29, 2013 (gmt 0)



I would probably pick a different intermediary for this... Google + pages are still fairly new, and I'm not sure how forgiving Google will be about "spam" to a Google+ page... Think in terms of there not being a way to request a reconsideration on your Google+ profile page. At the recent PubCon in New Orleans, I believe Charlie Ellis talked about how the patent for agent rank included language on trust being easily lost and difficult to regain.

If you are getting great user traffic from your forum signature links, I might consider no-indexed landing pages... this way you get the benefit of the traffic, but maybe not the full risk of the links.
4:30 pm on May 29, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Are the forum links your brand name, url or a keyword link? If it's the later, you may want to change it to your brand name or url. Then it's called marketing not link spam.