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    Backlinks from Web 2.0 subdomains


    Helloes SEO Chat Forums,

    So there are a lot of websites such as Squidoo or LiveJournal which are PageRank 8 or so where you can make a subdomain and put up a link to yourself with a little content.

    Are these worth setting up and does it count as a PR8 backlink in spite of the fact that it's basically a subdomain-making free for all?

    Thanks!

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    Originally Posted by Seed Tree
    Helloes SEO Chat Forums,

    So there are a lot of websites such as Squidoo or LiveJournal which are PageRank 8 or so where you can make a subdomain and put up a link to yourself with a little content.

    Are these worth setting up and does it count as a PR8 backlink in spite of the fact that it's basically a subdomain-making free for all?

    Thanks!

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    The pages your links will be on are not PR4,5,etc. They will be 0 or NA.

    However, this method CAN be beneficial if/when done correctly and with some time.
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    Originally Posted by joshz
    The pages your links will be on are not PR4,5,etc. They will be 0 or NA.

    However, this method CAN be beneficial if/when done correctly and with some time.
    Thanks for the reply. This is why I asked, because the subdomains are PR0, raising concerns about link juice. How would you define 'correctly'?

    Thanks again.
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    The link you get will be pr 0 (in 99% of the cases) but they still have a lot of value since Google treats links from social sites with great value. You can try building the Web 2.0 links in a link wheel or link pyramid.

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    Being part of a PR8 website does some good to your subdomain.

    Do you want to have PR for your site? If so, why not register for a .com?
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    Ok apart from Josh's advice, don't take note of the above. For starters, what on earth has getting a .com got to do with getting PR? NOTHING!!!

    And simply having a sub-domain on a high PR site is not going to help you, you need to get quality links, not PR links if you want to rank well on google!

    For example, would you give more trust and authority to a link on a well informed page or a link on a sub-domain with nothing? Google is looking for links they can trust which offer people value, not just a link from a site with high PR.

    Some great examples of this would be blogger and squidoo, find some sites that have this sub-domains and check their link profiles in OSE and I will bet that they are not classed as quality links!

    But as Josh noted, if done correctly by putting the time and effort in to making a quality pages on squidoo it can become a quality link just like it could on any other site, but don't simply think that just because a sites main page is PR8 etc that it means your going to get a quality link, PR works per page, not across the whole site.

    Last of all, sub-domains are seen as different domains by google, so you will not get anything from the main domain if gaining a link from a sub-domain.
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    Originally Posted by NathanielB
    Ok apart from Josh's advice, don't take note of the above. For starters, what on earth has getting a .com got to do with getting PR? NOTHING!!!

    And simply having a sub-domain on a high PR site is not going to help you, you need to get quality links, not PR links if you want to rank well on google!

    For example, would you give more trust and authority to a link on a well informed page or a link on a sub-domain with nothing? Google is looking for links they can trust which offer people value, not just a link from a site with high PR.

    Some great examples of this would be blogger and squidoo, find some sites that have this sub-domains and check their link profiles in OSE and I will bet that they are not classed as quality links!

    But as Josh noted, if done correctly by putting the time and effort in to making a quality pages on squidoo it can become a quality link just like it could on any other site, but don't simply think that just because a sites main page is PR8 etc that it means your going to get a quality link, PR works per page, not across the whole site.

    Last of all, sub-domains are seen as different domains by google, so you will not get anything from the main domain if gaining a link from a sub-domain.
    I totally agree with you. I think, having a .com domain has nothing to do in getting a high pr. Focus more on getting high quality contents.

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