Jul 31, 2008 115 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Many Webmasters often have this illusion that the easiest way to obtain backlinks is to get them from the blogs are floating around the Internet. However, over at the Webmaster World, a thread explains why it is not so easy to do the same. The debate seems to be focused on the ethics of obtaining backlinks from blogs. Some say it is worthy and there are other who disagree.

Here is what the Webmasters at the thread have to say on this topic:

“A post with the intention of getting an easy link is spam in my book and on my blogs would be treated accordingly.”

“Producing something definitive, original, or authoritative is (blog)link worthy. What's spammy about that?

Looked at from that direction, blogs are one of the last places you can obtain an honest link. It generally holds true to the original web excitement over hyperlinks where a document is studded with references to other documents illuminating the current text you are consuming. It's from this original conception of the what the web could be that PageRank was conceived from.

What are blogs linking to and what can you produce to fit that general trend?”

“Get the PR7 links if you can, but ALSO work on getting links from all across the PR spectrum. The more sources your links come from, the more stable your PR will be. You'll be less vulnerable to "Easy come, easy go" ranking fluctuations.

I once had a link from a PR8 page, a "What's New" page on a UK university site. For a few glorious weeks my site was PR7, then it crashed to earth. The PR it has now is a lot more stable because it's based on a broad variety of little links, not one heavyweight.”

“One thing to keep note of when getting blog links is that they lose a significant amount of juice, popularity, credit, or whatever you want to call it, once the blog post falls off the home page.

If you're in the early stages of building a site and you have many links coming from blogs it's likely you'll see rankings swings positively correlated with when links move off the front page.”

“I have many blog posts written about my e comm site. They are genuine posts as people who have used my site write about the positive experience. I have never solicited a blog link.

These links are mostly all I have for my e comm site. They help in pushing my site to the no 1 to 3 position for most key phrases relevant to my site. I may mention, that the site is not in a very competitive niche though.. “

“Well in my opinion guys, if your site is getting a backlink from a quality blog post, with unique and relative content, it weighs more than a backlink from some other website even,,
But getting a backlink from a blogs side panels or bottoms may be dangerous as that will create a bit form of Google Bombing.

I ' wud me more than happy to get a link in a reputed blog posts, for my sites, than getting them from general websites and directories (that are without content generally).”

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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