Wealthy Affiliates Collaboration
Last Update: Mar 16, 2023
Is there a section on the Wealthy Affiliate platform where our members can meet and connect in the various specific niches, and put together collaborations for increasing traffic, site, authority, back links, and help each other rank higher on the Internet?
Do backlinks help ranking?
How many websites are built in/on the Wealthy Affiliate platform?
How many primary niche categories are in/on the Wealthy Affiliate Network?
Why don’t we define our niche categories, connect with each other and link relevant websites together?
I’ll link to you, if you’ll link to me.
My niches are:
Business Software, Health and Wellness, Lifestyle Design, Twin Cities Business Events, Gardening.
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Hi - link exchanges are against Google's guidelines, and one of their recent algorithms cracked down on this, many websites dropped significantly in the rankings.
"Google uses links as an important factor in determining the relevancy of web pages.
Any links that are intended to manipulate rankings in Google Search results may be considered link spam.
This includes any behavior that manipulates links to your site or outgoing links from your site.
The following are examples of link spam:
Buying or selling links for ranking purposes.
Exchanging money for links, or posts that contain links
Exchanging goods or services for links
Sending someone a product in exchange for them writing about it and including a link
Excessive link exchanges ("Link to me and I'll link to you") or partner pages exclusively for the sake of cross-linking."
Then I’m not going the back link route, for fear of penalties.
BIG TECH suppression of the little guys.
Just to add to what Diane has mentioned...
Even if you "got away" with link exchanges, and I mean absolutely no offence to anyone by saying this, but I don't think the quality of backlinks would be that great within the community.
Realistically, you'd want at least a DA30 website to obtain backlinks from, but DA40 and above is much better.
I would hazard a guess that most websites with a domain authority above 40 have obtained their backlink profile legitimately.
Plus, and once more, No Offence to anyone, WA members with DA40+ websites are probably few and far between, and typically not very active on the platform.
I wrote this blog post a couple months back about possibly the "easiest" way to obtain backlinks legitmately: Allow Me to Blow Your Backlink Building Mind (NICHE EDITS)
I’m more convinced that unless you are extremely tech savvy, we are wasting time with SEO.
For the common folks, it’s 100% pay to play, OR spend most of your life learning technology.
About 10 years ago, when building my alcohol services network website, was a time where I could contact a relative website, and ask to exchange links.
I did so with three or four websites who approved the content on my website (as relative) and added my site to their sites as another resource, and was reciprocated.
Are you saying that exchanging links, in this manner, is no longer an option?
Hi - yes, I have quoted directly from Google in my reply to Brad.
This was mentioned specifically in July 2021, and in December 2022, an algorithm was launched to look for this type of behaviour.