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12:46 pm on Jul 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Some blogs provide an easy way of getting links .

What are the problems associated with getting
loads of blog links ?

4:25 pm on July 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Some blogs provide an easy way of getting links .

What are the problems associated with getting loads of blog links ?


Maybe thinking that blogs should be an easy way of getting links?
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A post with the intention of getting an easy link is spam in my book and on my blogs would be treated accordingly.
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Producing something definitive, original, or authoritative is (blog)link worthy. What's spammy about that?

Looked at from that direction, blogs are one of the last places you can obtain an honest link. It generally holds true to the original web excitement over hyperlinks where a document is studded with references to other documents illuminating the current text you are consuming. It's from this original conception of the what the web could be that PageRank was conceived from.

What are blogs linking to and what can you produce to fit that general trend?

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Most of the blog links I've received have been PR3 or PR4. How much time should I be spending getting these vs a few choice PR7 links?
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Get the PR7 links if you can, but ALSO work on getting links from all across the PR spectrum. The more sources your links come from, the more stable your PR will be. You'll be less vulnerable to "Easy come, easy go" ranking fluctuations.

I once had a link from a PR8 page, a "What's New" page on a UK university site. For a few glorious weeks my site was PR7, then it crashed to earth. The PR it has now is a lot more stable because it's based on a broad variety of little links, not one heavyweight.

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I don't think so.. if you are submitting blog posts with links, there is nothing like spam... blogs links can bring traffic and coming up with follow tag.
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Focus on quality rather than quantity, with a steady and moderate approach to blog linking "improvements" . Easy quick wins will lead to easy losses.
6:22 am on July 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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One thing to keep note of when getting blog links is that they lose a significant amount of juice, popularity, credit, or whatever you want to call it, once the blog post falls off the home page.

If you're in the early stages of building a site and you have many links coming from blogs it's likely you'll see rankings swings positively correlated with when links move off the front page.

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Are you referring to blog comments with links embedded or actual blog posts? Most blogs I have seen use nofollow tags on their comments so how is that of any value in passing PR?
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I have many blog posts written about my e comm site. They are genuine posts as people who have used my site write about the positive experience. I have never solicited a blog link.

These links are mostly all I have for my e comm site. They help in pushing my site to the no 1 to 3 position for most key phrases relevant to my site. I may mention, that the site is not in a very competitive niche though..

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There are few blogs I read on a daily basis, that are everything but spam.
Links from these blogs are pure gold.
You can't think of all blogs as one group in terms of quality.
In general, the blogs that are easy to link are not quality blogs.
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I've seen a couple of sites that perform strongly for $10/click search terms built on a raft of blog and directory links. I think the link structure of blogs-to-blogs gives them more prominence than a link in a directory buried 3 levels deep.
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Blogs by their structure won't deliver a powerful link for very long. After a while the post comes off the front page and gets lost in the archives.
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I don't think Blogs are to be treated any different from "conventional" websites when thinking about their "link value".

In my experience (having refrained from active link building in the past year), blogs are the only realistic way to get natural links from quality sites.

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Well in my opinion guys, if your site is getting a backlink from a quality blog post, with unique and relative content, it weighs more than a backlink from some other website even,,
But getting a backlink from a blogs side panels or bottoms may be dangerous as that will create a bit form of Google Bombing.

I ' wud me more than happy to get a link in a reputed blog posts, for my sites, than getting them from general websites and directories (that are without content generally).

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I don't think that the blogs those are eaisly linked are spam or in other words they aren't quality blogs. The thing is that how you are moving around blog posts? Like if you are going to create a dedicated blog for a single purpose on any blog network, then there is no reason of spamming. You can create more posts to publish your legal contents on that blog and can link to original one. All in all, a blog post that carries link, but with quality text will not appear in spamming.

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Depends on the blog and if it is in context. Unless you have some sort of automated system to check comments you will end up with a blog that is buried in comment spam. Linking from a blog with a large number of regular readers is a good way to get a lot of visitors in the short term, but you have to get them to visit your site more than once.
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I see no difference between blog links and other kinds of links.
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Lots of good input here!

I try and ignore Page Rank as much as possible because it's unreliable. I mean, you want to factor in page rank and relevancy, but which is more important? If PR was more important, it'd be fine to link to any page with a high PR. But that obviously doesn't work, so relevancy becomes the most important factor. Also, if you just look at PR you may be missing some great sites that simply have a low PR at the moment. Wouldn't you rather have a link on a PR 2 site now, and six months later find that PR has gone up to 6? You're already an established link there and you've shown the search engines that via the time your link has been there.

Blog links are useful if the content is relevant and if the page is highly trafficked. Again, however, consider the referrals you get from those blogs. Are the users spending a good amount of time on your site? If they're just bouncing on and off, then that link is just muddling up your statistics and making your bounce rate go through the roof.

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I'm agreed with KaloVast that PR doesn't matter at all. The thing is that how worthy a link is? and where it is coming from? the relevancy factor does matter every time you do link baiting. As far as PR is concerned, it is 3 months older. Yes bounce rate does matter while seeking for quality visitors. Quality visits will create a standard of your website, and that may leave nice impact over search engines. I tend to think sometimes that if links are dead, then what should a web owner do? does they leave optimizing their websites for non-linking partner? or they go for highly optimized contents. I can see a lot of websites with huge links but could not found them in relevant search results not even in Google, but the sites with quality contents and perfect internal linking structure gained high SERPs. So links are in my point of view has no worth in future, but the quality contents will be blowing up. You can take a good example of cuildotcom, the search engine that soon engaging people through displaying content based search results, accuracy is 100% even batter than Google. So quality contents can create user influence and bring a lot of traffic towards.

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Links are an important component of any SEO program.Spam links can come from anywhere and blogs are certainly not the only source. A well constructed blog with good content and a sensible linking strategy adds just as much value to a sites search engine optimization program as does any other strategy.
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Mostly blog use NO FOLLOW Tag for linking so its not more beneficial, website link is better than blog

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Blogs are too easy to manipulate. I can post a comment in a blog with a link to my site a little more easily than I can add a link on a non-blog site.

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Blogs showing the last few comments it received can raise a flag for new sites. What happened is that all the sudden your link ends up on all pages across the blog website. In the meantime it gets crawled by robots that will later go back to the same website and not find your link so it makes it look like you might have purchased links over night. Oups. Although I look at SEO as a marathon not a sprint so I don<t keep myself from commenting on blogs that I find relevant.
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I look at my competitors and most of their links are from blogs and they seem to rank quite well.
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Most blogs are "nofollow", have a sitemap reducing the importance of their comments or robots telling the search engines not to index them. In addition, links from new pages don't have the same value wether the blog is PR 5 or 1. If you can find "dofollow" blogs with high PR than good but even then, the outbound PR value is shared between all comments (links). Don't get me wrong though, I'm not saying that blog links are a total waste of time but that other methods are more productive. I would suggest to use blogs for what they are; networking and sharing news with people in your industry. With time, you will make contacts and might end up with your link in their blogroll which might end up being more valuable and less time consuming.
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>>>> I look at my competitors and most of their links are from blogs and they seem to rank quite well.

Depends; there's two things going on here. Links from within blog comments, and links within blog posts. They're two entirely different creatures.

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yes the links within the blog post has worth instead it is coming from a comment area.
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on a blog about widgets i got a link on the side called red big widgets .

now what is the difference between that and a comment ?

what if im interested in the article and i comment on it ? when it asks for website i put my website ?

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