Using Link Farms as a Weapon?
Posted 15 March 2006 - 09:27 PM
What's preventing me from spamming my competitors site(s) URL onto FFA sites, if this has such adetrimentall effect than it would certainly knock my competition down a few rungs on the SERP ladder.
MY conclusion is that the smart folks at google and other search engines, certainly don't condone the practice of FFA links , but most likely ignore such links in their ranking rather than using them as a way to penalize a URL? Otherwise this and other off-site techniques could be used as weapons in the SEO game.. What do you folks think?
Posted 15 March 2006 - 10:29 PM
There's a fundamental difference, I think, between a FFA site and a Link Farm. FFA links can't hurt a site, in large part because there's never any reason to link back to the FFA site. Even if one did, I doubt it would hurt because no one else (in their right mind) is doing it. Link Farms, on the other hand, pretty much demand a linkback, albeit usually in some round-about fashion. It's that linkback that can potentially have a negative effect.
You'll often hear it referred to as linking to a bad neighborhood?
Posted 16 March 2006 - 01:30 AM
Posted 16 March 2006 - 02:07 AM
Posted 18 March 2006 - 12:28 AM
At best, the Link Farm will drag down your ranking and make it harder for the valuable sites to work in your favor.
At worst, your site will be BANNED altogether for using spam sites to attempt to generate traffic. This is a very real possibility.
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