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Horse shoe method of link building

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9:59 am on Feb 5, 2011 (gmt 0)



I heard this word horse shoe and I saw that it is related to SEO. But, I do not get the word ‘horse shoe method’. What is it? And how it cab be used in SEO?
11:06 am on Feb 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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This term I believe is used to define a method of linking whereby site A links to site B which links to site C which then links back to site A. It is, I assume, designed to prevent a site being defined as being one that does cross-linking in order to achieve greater link popularity.

However, I always believe that growing links organically rather than through any contrived method always works better for any web site.
10:20 pm on Mar 18, 2011 (gmt 0)



This term I believe is used to define a method of linking whereby site A links to site B which links to site C which then links back to site A. It is, I assume, designed to prevent a site being defined as being one that does cross-linking in order to achieve greater link popularity.


Ummm... don't do this.

...growing links organically rather than through any contrived method always works better for any web site.


Do this.
10:44 pm on Mar 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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This term I believe is used to define a method of linking whereby site A links to site B which links to site C which then links back to site A. It is, I assume, designed to prevent a site being defined as being one that does cross-linking in order to achieve greater link popularity.

This works..( but the A ,B,C example given is a simplistic version of it ..no doubt simplified and provided by mademetop so you'll get the idea ) on Google and Bing today ..despite what their reps and guides may tell us. ;-).and probably will continue to work in the future on both..inspite of their best efforts and for obvious reasons.;-)

However, I always believe that growing links organically rather than through any contrived method always works better for any web site.

This is better..but takes longer..so the first way helps while you are waiting/ working on the "organic" version to gather speed.

The alternatives include buying ads to display alongside serps to get traffic..which is what both of those search engines would prefer you to do ..hence their reps and PR peoples admonitions to not "A,B,C" etc link.
10:50 pm on Mar 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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



This is better..but takes longer..so the first way helps while you are waiting/ working on the "organic" version to gather speed.


Try the three way link, but make sure you keep your fingers crossed that Google doesn't detect this link game.
11:21 pm on Mar 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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the three way link

As I said "three way" is very much a simplified version of it ..more like 8 ( and upwards ;-) way ..think feints in rugby or what Americans call football <aside> ( why when hardly anyone ever touches the ball with their feet ? )</aside>..or chess strategies ..or Sun Tzu etc ..and remember in the beginning we all linked because we wanted to ..and there were "link rings" or "webrings" ..got lots of traffic ..some "trusted sites" are where they are today because of "webrings"..

That all got going ..as did most of the web, back in the days of Altavista , Lycos , Yahoo* et all and even before.

Search engines can index ..but should not "dictate"
Ummm... don't do this.
Do this.
how to run your site ..

Note the "bold" is not mine ..see what I mean ? .they forget where they get the content for their serps from ..even when they are in some cases just fresh out of search engine diapers and still toddling at under 20% of market at very very best..( in my case never more than 10% of traffic even though I do very well in their serps..) they start "telling"

If they could they'd keep doing so until they thought they could charge you to be in their (index) directory ..oh wait a minute* ..;-)
6:53 am on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)



Thanks for all your ideas. Just browsing this forum site and saw this thread. :-)
7:23 am on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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



Do this.


Hey, bingdude, nice to have you here!

Care to elaborate on your last post? Got any tidbits to throw to us?