Inbound high quality links from high PR sites are important for our DA and PA, but how do we get them? Let's first examine different type of links.

Did you know that there are different types of links? Both DOFOLLOW and NOFOLLOW links are important for increasing your domain and page rank in the eyes or Google, Bing and all the other search engines out there.

NOFOLLOW Links

Most links are like this. Most of the social media sites, such as Google+, Facebook, Twitter only give you no follow links. What does this mean exactly?

Nofollow is an HTML attribute value used to instruct search engines bots that a hyperlink should not influence the link target's ranking in the search engine's index.

Does this mean that these links do not improve your ranking at all? No, they do, but much less than the other type of links we discuss next. Your links are always going to be mixture of NOFOLLOW and DOFOLLOW links and this is normal, something Google is expecting from you.

DOFOLLOW Links

Dofollow links allow google (all search engines) to follow them and reach our website. Giving us link juice and a backlink.

Some social media, social bookmarking sites and forums do give you DOFOLLOW backlinks, hence growing your DA and PA.



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HowardFF Premium
Hanna,

I'm new to WA and going through your training here. I see it's from 2017. Is this strategy still effective with changes in Google since then?

Thanks!
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Hey Howard, I have just gone through this training to see what was discussed and yes, this type of approach does still work, as long as you are providing quality content and not spamming. All you're doing is creating a new audience in order to find your actual content, while also generating backlinks.
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ParthaB Premium
Hi Chrystopher,

Just out of interest (and I know there are many other contributing factors), but...

Would you say using a web 2.0 property, such as blogger, with the sole objective to host a backlink is potentially grey-hat, and MAY lead to your main site being penalized in terms of authority and trust?

I remember the days of using web 2.0 properties for high PR, do-follow backlinks, but assumed they were well and truly gone.

Surely, if you were to use this method in 2020 you would need to actually regularly post original and quality content to your Blogger site, as well as linking out to a variety of websites, rather than just the same website each and every time.

I bow down to your superior knowledge in this area, but would love to hear your thoughts.

Partha
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ParthaB Premium
Howard,

Thank you for resurrecting this post. Very interesting indeed.

See my reply to Chrystopher, and you'll get what I mean.

Thanks
Partha
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HowardFF Premium
Chrystopher,

And to add to Partha's question, I'm specifically looking at adding backlinks in Quora and *may* have got dinged -- I can't find their policy and they weren't specific which of my links was in potential violation -- and that's where my original question of nofollow and dofollow links arose.

Thanks,

Howard
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Hey Partha,

Using Web 2.0 purely for backlinks is a very bad idea yes, it’s not worth the risk. However, as mentioned in this training, they are making use of the Blogger Community by providing summaries of their 3-5 latest posts, with links to the full version. So you gain from 3-5 backlinks while also providing value to that community.

Regards,
Chrystopher
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ParthaB Premium
Thank you 😊
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Howard!

Building backlinks is no longer considered worth the effort. Kyle writes about it here. Gary
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HowardFF Premium
Ahhhhh. Well, that will help a LOT. Thanks!
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
I’ve just read the post from Kyle and while I agree with him I also disagree as he has left a big chunk out. Firstly, if you visit Google’s Guidelines for Webmaster, they still list backlinks as a ranking factor. Secondly, by sharing on Social Media you are gaining backlinks, albeit mostly nofollow links, they are still signals to Google of an authority site. Thirdly, he’s mainly referring to the old grey/black hat of obtaining 1,000’s of backlinks overnight. With the method that is mentioned in this training here, you are mainly focusing on another form of Social Media, by creating summaries of your blogs for their readers to find, which will ultimately bring you traffic to your own website. I do agree that we should not be focusing on backlinks, but here, you are focusing on another location for where your visitors hang out. It’s exactly the same as posting to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. I do agree though that you do not need backlinks to land on page 1 of Google, and I have proven this time and again for local clients with brand new domains. It’s all about quality content with the right keywords. It definitely works. However, backlinks are still important, but must be natural and organic, or socially shared etc.
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HowardFF Premium
Thanks, Chrystopher! Really appreciate it.
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Dinh Premium
Thanks for sharing!
Will check this out :)
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ArtByHeart Premium
welcome
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WTucker1 Premium
thanks for that. . Never would have known any of that without you
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ArtByHeart Premium
Welcome
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joekeriii Premium
I'm ready to start using this. Thanks!
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ArtByHeart Premium
welcome
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bjdluna Premium
Hi,
This is really great information! I would much rather get backlinks like this than to have to try and find people who would give me a backlink. This way is much better all you need is yourself! Thank you so much for this info! It's really a great idea!
So you just need that one Blogger account for each website you are trying to promote? You might have already mentioned this but how many words does your blogger post have? So you write one blogger post for every 5 or so posts you have put into your actual blog? What name to you give to your blogger account, is it different than your real blog? So you just put something in your post about each of those oils and link it to your blog? I never hear anything about blogger anymore I sure didn't know about this!

Do you know how different an article has to be from another article in order to not be considered "duplicate content"?

Sorry about all the questions this was really interesting to me. Thanks very much for this training!

Barbara
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ArtByHeart Premium
Hi Barbara, no worries with the questions, I am happy to help.

In principle no, you don't necessarily need a new blogger account for each website, but might be a good idea anyway. I just have a blogging account called cafebabe, an old nickname of mine. It does not have to reflect your site. In fact I often blog any sort of nonsence here, always done, don't take my blogger account serious at all!

Yes, I normally make a new blog post every 5 posts I have of the same topic, but sometimes as low as 2. Why? Because if I want to push some content, it's easy way to get a higher rank fast, so it's worth the time.

My usual blog posts are long, between 1200-3000 words. My reblogging post, or blurb as they are called, is normally no more than 500 words.

You can pass the article as unique by saying exactly the same, but using different words or changing the order of things. In general sentences of 5 words cannot be the same. So I just take my own content, normally the summary and my opinion, twist it around a bit and there we go, new short blurb article, containing links to my real content that I want to rank.
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AGOgden Premium
makes good sense...thanks for sharing this...
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ArtByHeart Premium
Welcome
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