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Which are questionable off page strategies?

   
1:18 am on Sep 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I have had several proposals from SEO companies and I really want to know which are questionable offsite strategies that may not work or are down right questionable and will be filtered off or worst penalized by search engines.

To be honest I would like to know what efforts I can do offsite even if I were to work on this myself? Which of these work and which don't ad more importantly how ethical are they?

- Directory Submissions (I was told up to 700 directories)
- Local/Relevant Directory Research
- Local/Relevant Directory Submissions
- SEO Article Writing (400-500 Words)
- Article Submissions
- Press Release Writing (150-450words)
- Press Release Submissions
- Blog Post Writing
- Blog Post Submissions
- Forum Posting Links
- Blog Commenting Links
- Social Bookmarking Links
- Profile Registration Links

Thanks
5:46 am on Sep 28, 2011 (gmt 0)



IMO, all of these offpage SEO techniques and tools will forever remain questionable to you if you have no total idea how this things work and which one will not. SEO is a vast topic. One will work out but it does not mean the others will do the same so it depends on every SEO factors to consider. One day is not enough to absorb all of this so take one step at a time. Try to research and dig deeper into this on the internet and you will be enlightened.
6:44 am on Sep 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It is more about the way in which these are approached and utilized that would warrant scrutiny than the actual methods themselves.

Done with value and your end user in mind, all of those are perfectly fine.
8:16 am on Oct 12, 2011 (gmt 0)



Profile Registration Links is the worst technique now.
10:27 am on Oct 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator buckworks is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



The problem with your list is that many of the approaches you list are just ways to create your own link popularity out of thin air. That doesn't impress the search engines as much as it used to.

Give preference to promotional techniques that cultivate links where the site linking to you has exercised some editorial judgement.
11:02 am on Oct 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member pageoneresults is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



- Directory Submissions (I was told up to 700 directories)
- Local/Relevant Directory Research
- Local/Relevant Directory Submissions
- SEO Article Writing (400-500 Words)
- Article Submissions
- Press Release Writing (150-450words)
- Press Release Submissions
- Blog Post Writing
- Blog Post Submissions
- Forum Posting Links
- Blog Commenting Links
- Social Bookmarking Links
- Profile Registration Links


That looks like an offshore SEO laundry list. I've seen that same outline on hundreds of crap SEO sites. If you're dealing with the companies I think you are...

Which are questionable off page strategies?


ALL OF THEM!
7:47 pm on Oct 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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pageoneresults: yes I was told not to trust in any of these packages and to do it all in house. the question is I really don't know what to do? Can't get a to do list except from something like this.

Do you think that it is the methods they are doing it rather than the actual list itself that is the problem? I have asked here before and that seems to be the answer. So if we do it manually in house relevantly, it should be fine right?
8:09 pm on Oct 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member wheel is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Do you think that it is the methods they are doing it rather than the actual list itself that is the problem?

Yes. The problem lies not in the specific technique, but in the over use of volume combined with not enough quality.
I have asked here before and that seems to be the answer. So if we do it manually in house relevantly, it should be fine right?

Well, as long as you do it manually and look at each one.

Directory submissions - sure. but look at the directory. If it's a garbage $10 general directory, then don't do it. If it's a decent quality local or niche directory, go nuts. Directories are fine as long as you're a bit fussy. You'll get 10-30 directories if you work hard at it though, not 700.

Blog Post Writing- absolutely. But only find high quality blogs that are in your niche. If they're general blogs, or not in your niche, I wouldn't do it. If they're low end in your niche, I wouldn't waste my time. If they are top quality blogs and in your niche - then absolutely.

The problem is, if it's a top quality blog in your niche, why are they going to give you a blog post? Answering that question is what's going to make your backlink profile stronger than many SEO companies - because the SEO companies won't even ask that question let alone answer it. Inhouse, you can leverage your knowledge to answer it.