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What are Link farms ?

Postby amandana » Mon May 04, 2009 11:27 pm

Link farms are pages that consist solely of links to other pages but fail to offer any kind of useful content themselves. Site owners typically place their links on farms to artificially boost linking popularity and thus rankings on sites like Google. Some link farms are automatically generated, while site owners manage others as a repository of reciprocal links.
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Postby angienewton » Tue May 05, 2009 8:25 am

That kind of black hat marketing is just wrong (isn't that what they call it?). I see it happening a lot on these boards, where someone will post just because they think their keyword phrases signature line will get rankings in Google but we are on to them so they don't last long LOL

I can't imagine whole pages of links like that UGH.
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Re: What are Link farms ?

Postby John LA » Tue May 12, 2009 8:42 pm

amandana wrote:Link farms are pages that consist solely of links to other pages but fail to offer any kind of useful content themselves. Site owners typically place their links on farms to artificially boost linking popularity and thus rankings on sites like Google. Some link farms are automatically generated, while site owners manage others as a repository of reciprocal links.


These sites have already been spidered by google and other search engines. They are categorized already as spam sites. Whoever has link in them can be thrown away from the top results.

Google wants to have great results to surfers so having links from "dump" sites can really hurt.

Instead, you should write informative, useful and keyword-rich articles and submit them to article directories for more exposure and completely white hat.
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Postby colleentyler » Sat May 16, 2009 6:25 am

Link farm exchanges were at first handled on an informal basis, but several service companies were founded to provide automated registration, categorization, and link page updates to member Web sites...
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Postby giorgioanne » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:56 am

A link farm is a system where all the members are linked to each other via a common set of link pages. The result is that all members have a links page with the other members' web addresses on them. Many of these link programs have a number of hundred or even thousands of members, so by joining you have almost instant access to hundreds of other web sites that point links to your site. This can lead to your site looking very "popular".
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