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Do lots of giveaways on blogs look like paid links?

     
3:18 pm on Jun 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Have a giveaway and getting a link on a blog is easy to set up. Does Google view that as a Paid Link? Can having too many giveaways end up hurting?
5:23 pm on June 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Rlilly - The linking arrangement and who gets credit isn't quite clear from your question.

The most obvious possibilities, as I read it... do you mean...

a) posting about the giveaway on someone else's blog and getting an inbound link to your blog? Or...

b) using the giveaways on your blog as link bait, where your blog would get incoming link credit because of the publicity which causes other blogs to post links to you?

There is a distinction between a) and b), though they might superficially look the same. This isn't an answer to your question... it's just trying to clarify the setup.
6:28 pm on June 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

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@Robert Charlton, I was referring to your a)

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6:49 pm on June 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

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a) posting about the giveaway on someone else's blog and getting an inbound link to your blog? Or...


Isn't this pretty much what Interflora did in February and got penalised? [webmasterworld.com ]
3:11 pm on June 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I imagine the links should be nofollow as it is a paid link of sorts. That's my opinion.
 

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