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Hiring a Third-Party Linkbuilder

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12:39 pm
March 21, 2013


Club Thrifty

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Hey guys,

 

Has anybody ever hired an SEO specialist to help with link building? If so, do you have any suggestions of good and ethical peeps?

1:15 pm
March 21, 2013


FrugalRules

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You guys must be reading my mind because I have been wondering the same thing lately. ;)

2:59 pm
March 21, 2013


MoneyIsTheRoot

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It's either a waste of money, or a bad idea.  As long as you submit to relevant carnivals, guest post, and thoughtfully comment on others blogs then you should be just fine. 

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3:55 pm
March 21, 2013


Wayne

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I agree with Justin. I've read a lot about the subject on the Black Hat World forums and it doesn't seem worth it. There's a chance you could either get penalized by Google or scammed by the service providing the links. 

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7:06 pm
March 21, 2013


Khaleef @ KNS Financial

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I have never hired anyone, but before you do I would just suggest that you get a lot of detail on exactly how he plans to go about the link building. You could run into someone who gets your site penalized by either doing things which directly go against Google's terms, or simply by using outdated methods which do nothing but send strong spam signals to all search engines.

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11:23 pm
March 21, 2013


maria@moneyprinciple

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I feel rather strongly about this one and will never consider doing it – agree with Justin that it is either pointless or bad practice.

 

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6:08 am
March 22, 2013


AverageJoe

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I'll jump on the "I agree with Justin" train. I actually discussed this topic with another blogger a few months ago who DID get smacked by Google for link building done by the third party. Not pretty.

7:42 am
March 22, 2013


krantcents

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Is there a legitimate way of building links without getting dinged by Google?

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7:50 am
March 22, 2013


MoneyIsTheRoot

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krantcents said:

Is there a legitimate way of building links without getting dinged by Google?

Certainly… I would say guest posting, but I dont know that I would label it a "guest post", and not sure why people always feel the need to.

 

I dont think carnivals are an issue, as long as they are relevant sites hosting and submitting…there was random conjecture last year that carnivals might have played a roll in the PR penalty and for some odd reason it has stuck ever since.

 

Lastly…it can just happen… people link because they link… like they always have with community involvement in the forums, and general interaction with each other here in the Yakezie.

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9:32 am
March 22, 2013


retireby40

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You can hire someone to submit your site to carnivals if you're too busy. It's pretty affordable as I understand. 

Might want to try Corey @ 20sfinance

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9:37 am
March 22, 2013


krantcents

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retireby40 said:

You can hire someone to submit your site to carnivals if you're too busy. It's pretty affordable as I understand. 

Might want to try Corey @ 20sfinance

Thanks, I use Cory.

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9:39 am
March 22, 2013


krantcents

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MoneyIsTheRoot said:

krantcents said:

Is there a legitimate way of building links without getting dinged by Google?

Certainly… I would say guest posting, but I dont know that I would label it a "guest post", and not sure why people always feel the need to.

 

I dont think carnivals are an issue, as long as they are relevant sites hosting and submitting…there was random conjecture last year that carnivals might have played a roll in the PR penalty and for some odd reason it has stuck ever since.

 

Lastly…it can just happen… people link because they link… like they always have with community involvement in the forums, and general interaction with each other here in the Yakezie.

Thanks, I do participate in carnivals and I need to do some guest posting.

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10:37 am
March 22, 2013


Jake@iHeartBudgets.net

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Do what Jeff Rose did. Build out some niche sites that drive traffic and links back to your main site.

3:43 pm
March 22, 2013


Barbara Friedberg

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Club Thrifty said:

Hey guys,

 

Has anybody ever hired an SEO specialist to help with link building? If so, do you have any suggestions of good and ethical peeps?

I believe Sunil at the Extra Money Blog has discussed this on his site.

3:19 pm
March 23, 2013


Club Thrifty

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posts 251

Thanks guys! I don't think we are going to go that route anyway, especially now after reading your comments.

 

Picking up on the carnival comment, are carnivals considered "safe" to submit your articles to? Are they "safe" to host?

5:31 pm
March 23, 2013


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If you are interested in ethical, white hat link building strategies, I encourage you to read Eric Ward's new book, the Ultimate Guide to Link Building (review on my website).  Eric has been doing this since 1994 and is fully endorsed by the folks at Google:

"Eric follows the right link building approach. He's interested in links that are given based on merit, and those are the links that stand the test of time" - Matt Cutts (head of Google's web spam team)

 

He also has a library of free articles at his website:  http://www.ericward.com/bestpractices/

 

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