The Death Of Getting Links From Blog Networks
I haven’t talked much about link building in this blog. That has been sort of deliberate, because link building can be a touchy subject. Everyone has their own way of doing it and it is pretty well impossible to describe a one size fits all approach. Also, if you follow my blueprint, you don’t need to worry too much about link building to get good search engine positioning.
Anyway, one common aspect of almost every guide that I have ever read on link building has included the use of blog networks. You might have heard of one or more of these names: Build My Rank, Authority Link Network, SEO Link Vine. These are all blog networks that allow you (at a price) to submit articles containing links back to your sites.
Well folks, it looks like this method of getting backlinks is finished.
It turns out that Google has been picking up these networks of blogs and deindexing them, making the backlinks they host useless. The most “famous”, and also the most highly recommended, network was Build My Rank. This network is now closed because of Google deindexing most of the blogs that were in the network.
My recommendation is that you cancel your accounts at blog network linking services, especially if you are using spun content to submit the same article to many blogs. Even if the particular network that you use hasn’t been penalized yet, I believe it will only be a matter of time.
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