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I am trying to build back links for mysite.com
For this, I created a couple of Wordpress/ Blogspot blogs on the same niche. I re-write content from the web and post it here. Then I link out to my main site from these blogs.
Are these links useful for my site rankings or will Google devalue them?
I'm assuming that unless you exercise a lot of discipline, which most don't, Google will have no trouble spotting this as spam. Google might even consider it paid blog spam and slap you with a penalty.
I remember that there were a lot of reports recently of sites being penalized for blog spam, but I can't locate the thread right now.
I understand what you say here. I will stop this activity immediately.
But I have already created 5 blogs (on WP)and posted 5 posts in each of them. I have also given one back-link to mysite.com from each of the posts (5*5=25)
I hope this will not result in a Google penalty?
Like Robert, I think there is little value on the above and you may be placing yourself in a tight spot. But if you change "re-write" for "original" and "same niche" for "related subject" then you can create a stream of independent traffic. And then, it will make sense to offer your visitors a link to mysite.com as an alternative to test their interest. But this may imply real work and the essence of it would be traffic, not linking. Backlinks would be the consequence, not the primary goal.
...then you can create a stream of independent traffic.
Even with the original content that's not "right on" in terms of keywords, the obviousness of the linking setup, IMO, is still going to be spotted as a mini-link network, which is spam.
However, some webmasters engage in link exchange schemes and build partner pages exclusively for the sake of cross-linking, disregarding the quality of the links, the sources, and the long-term impact it will have on their sites. This is in violation of Google's webmaster guidelines and can negatively impact your site's ranking in search results.
the quality of the links, the sources
A great deal would depend on quality. If you built satellite sites that were good enough to attract quality organic links of their own, you might escape being labelled a spammer.
But that still wouldn't make it a smart strategy compared to other things you could be doing.
If you're capable of creating such quality, don't waste it on satellite sites when you could put the content on your primary site to attract the links that would help it become a true authority.
The bottom line here is that the search engines are a lot less impressed by self-generated networks than they used to be.
If a few links from blogs pointed at your site was enough to get it penalised, then what's to stop me putting up a few blogs, linking to my competitors, and having the SERPS all to myself?
Google have thought of that. The worst they're likely to do is devalue or discount the links.
* The links appear naturally over time
* The links are deep within content which also appears to be natural
* The links are coming from multiple sources
I am new here, so forgive my ignorance!
I have a friend who currently creates tons of inbound links each week for his site.
They are all from non-related blogs, with one link to his blog site (even though he is doing it for his main site). In every blog, he uses exactly the same copy - word for word, with the same link, in the same place etc.
I've told him that I am pretty sure this strategy will fail in the mid to long term, if not sooner.
Shouldn't copy be unique? If so should it be unique to each blog post, or can you replicate a bit?
Shouldn't the links not come from related sites?
Isn't it better to link to his-site.com, rather than blog.his-site.com?
Any help is appreciated!
If you care about your link profile long term on the web this is a strategy that has risk attached to it, although fake blog posts and other blog spam are definitely working right now in all the SERPS I've looked at in depth lately.
and include a link to YOUR site,aswell as others... what;s the problem?
Google going to penalize you for building websites and creating quality content? if its in the same niche what's the problem in linking back.
Pretend you don;t know about google, but you want to make a lot of sites on the same sort of topic, that is your interest after all.
No go ahead and interlink, where you see fit... not on every post. this isnt natural.
You get what I mean?