Posts Tagged ‘Link Building’
Posted on July 28, 2009 - by Kelly Verge
If you’re not familiar with the concept, each site has a backlink to your main site, but each also contains a link to the next spoke on the wheel. Some linkwheel designs also include patterns of crosslinks across the wheel, but the most basic (pictured to the left) is also the least likely to be penalized as a linking scheme – especially with larger wheels.
The inter-linking passes a bit of link juice from each spoke back to the hub. Since each spoke is interlinked, a bit of link juice is also passed to each spoke, which increases the overall effectiveness of the whole wheel.
Today SeNuke added a “Web 2.0 Profile” module to their product. Really it’s just a means of building linkwheels using profile pages on social sites. Here’s how it works:
- You enter 3 lines of information, then press “start.” The software creates accounts at all of the sites you’ve selected (including automatic captcha solving).
- Next, press one button to automatically handle the verification emails for all of the new accounts.
- Next, enter the URL you want to be the hub of your new linkwheel, press “go,” and it builds the wheel, inter-linking each spoke.
- Finally, press one more button to ping each of the new spokes so that the search engines find them.
As released this module contains 490 sites:
1 PR 8 domain
9 PR 7 domains
48 PR 6 domains
87 PR 5 domains
70 PR 4 domains
114 PR 3 domains
88 PR 2 domains
73 PR 1 domains
(Please note that the PR of the main site does not directly carry over to your profile pages, but some of the authority is passed down.)
The best part about this specific technique is that since the pages are built on profile pages, unless abused by a user, the pages aren’t spammy or obtrusive. Really, the whole software package is like that. When used in a thoughtful manner, SeNuke just makes it easy to do the backlinking you should already be doing for your sites.
This new addition to the SeNuke software shows just how committed Areeb is to making SeNuke the best piece of link-building software on the market. He could have easily make this module a stand-alone product and sold it to his existing customer base. Instead, each time he adds a new module, he’s building value to an already powerful software suite.
If you can’t tell, I’m impressed.
(Areeb does a much better job of updating the software than he does with updating the sales page. The newest features aren’t mentioned, but when you sign up for the free trial you’ll have full access to all of the program’s latest features.)
Posted on September 4, 2008 - by Kelly Verge
There are certain things that we hear and read over and over again about how Google weighs backlinks based on several factors. However, I read an interesting article today questioning some of those long-held beliefs.
First, that Google gives much more weight to pages that are extremely on theme. The example given to question this belief is arthritis – might not pages related to swimming, tennis, running, or golf also have relevance to arthritis, even though there might not be a large number of related keywords? Is it possible that Google has been programmed to pick up the subjective relevance of subjects to this level of detail? Maybe. But the author has tested 100% non-relevant links, and was still able to rank as if they were all on subject.
Next, he looked at Pagerank. He believes that Google has leveled the playing field somewhat when it comes to pagerank. While PR might carry some weight, he doesn’t believe that it carries as much as it used to.
Finally, he looks at the “duplicate content” myth. This myth persists because there actually is a duplicate content penalty – Google will penalize you if you have loads of duplicate content on one site (for example, five articles posted on 1500 pages on one site). I can think of countless examples where I did a search for something on Google and several of the top 10 results were pages that were nothing more than content from EzineArticles related to their subject.
I can’t say whether or not they are myths or fact, but it does make you think…
The original article is at Top 3 Link Building Myths Regarding Google