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Posted 08 March 2007 - 03:11 PM
I look at links as opportunities to create visibility, so forum links can help in that respect, particularly if I am active in a forum and people can form an opinion of my contributions over a period of time.
I also look at links as helping get content indexed in search engines. They help in two ways: first, as noted above, they help you get crawled; and secondly they can pass anchor text and help make a page more relevant.
Although I am highly critical of using link anchor text excessively, sometime you run up against a gang of SEOs who really don't know how to optimize (as in "Search Engine Optimization") so they just go for links, believing (wrongly) that the PageRank is helping them when, in fact, it's the anchor text that is having the greater impact.
Posted 08 March 2007 - 05:29 PM
No, there's no easy avenue to anything worthwhile. That's life!
Posted 08 March 2007 - 08:11 PM
Posted 17 March 2007 - 07:52 AM
With all respect, an what authority is that statement made? Was Matt Cutts consulted?
I am not trying to bash the auther, by any means. I just would like some proof because we see so much stuff put out there and if it seems true then we often automatically believe it.
Like the term article marketing. Can anyone prove it works to me?
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Edited by chrishirst, 17 March 2007 - 08:54 AM.
Posted 17 March 2007 - 03:46 PM
Must be relevant to really benefit though from my findings. You certaintly can get traffic though.
Posted 18 March 2007 - 03:46 AM
But signatures on this forum are invisible to the SEs (as they are to all "guests"), and so won't help anybody out with any rankings at all.
You see, I don't see anything controversial in the statement. Good quality links do usually take time and effort to obtain. SEs do use the quality of the links pointing to a page as part of their algorithms. They may use different criteria to judge the value of each link, and they may assign links different weights in their algo, but they do all consider links as part of the overall ranking factors for any given page.
I'm afraid I don't see anything to disagree with there. Certainly nothing that would require consultation with Matt Cutts (not that we particularly hang on his every word around here anyway ).
Perhaps you and I are simply interpreting the original statement differently. It might help if you could clarify what it is you believe needs further confirmation.
Posted 20 March 2007 - 09:37 AM
Will look through that forum post Jill. Ta.
All the same, though, I have added probably 6 or 7 forum and directory links this week and I have noticed a surge of traffic. Although I would imagine that it's a blip, as the forum posts will get buried. None of the traffic was from the directories. Apart from 1, from Cool Homepages, just before we were rejected!!
Posted 20 March 2007 - 10:58 AM
And to continue from the other thread...
Seriously, I don't know where you've been reading that you've picked up these mytical theories raviahuja, but you definitely need to wipe it all out of your memory banks and start over from scratch. You've got some pretty major misconceptions to overcome. The [url=http://www.highrankings.com/forum/index.php/topic/833-tips-for-new-seos/]Tips for Newbies[/url] and pinned threads would be the best place for you to start your re-education.
I'm not jumping on ya for tying to contribute or anything like that. However unlike many other forums you'll find that we at HR we tend to not let these types of false/mythical statements of fact pass unchallenged.
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