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Hey guys.

I was looking into my interlinks today. And I noticed a lot of irrelevant interlinks on my posts according to GSC.

When I checked for those pages I noticed that every page have 2 interlinks at the end of the content that says "next article is: Name of the next article" and the same for the previous article. That's just how my WP theme works.

Most of the time, those links are pointing to the pages that are not relevant to the content. Does Google know that this are not "real" interlinks or do I have to do something about it? And if I do, is there some plugin for it or will I have to do some changes in the code? Thanks.
 
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One email - 2 lists. Here is my question :

I am doing a promo with another entrepreneur and I want to have my audience opt into both our email lists in exchange for a free giveaway. How would I set that up? I dont want to have them add their emails to two forms on the page. Do you all know of any plug and play resources that would help do this?
 
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Hey guys.

I was looking into my interlinks today. And I noticed a lot of irrelevant interlinks on my posts according to GSC.

When I checked for those pages I noticed that every page have 2 interlinks at the end of the content that says "next article is: Name of the next article" and the same for the previous article. That's just how my WP theme works.

Most of the time, those links are pointing to the pages that are not relevant to the content. Does Google know that this are not "real" interlinks or do I have to do something about it? And if I do, is there some plugin for it or will I have to do some changes in the code? Thanks.
I don't think Google is making any assumptions and is likely looking at those as internal links, especially if you're seeing them in GSC. To be honest it reminded me to remove them from one of my sites. I'm assuming you're on wordpress. If so, don't add a plugin. You don't need any more bloat. Make sure you're using a child theme and find your content-single.php file. Look for it in the code, it might vary from theme to theme but I just commented out the two lines below where the content appears.
 
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Do you have any tips for asking for further product information? I mailed some companies and also got into touch via Facebook, but got very few responses. I need some extra information for a product comparison table, and some companies have very barren product descriptions.


If you find yourself in that spot, how do you maneuver? Because I feel like I am not doing it right. I just upfront told them what I am doing and that their information would be appreciated. Do I just have to be more patient?

I have been waiting for responses for a little shy of 4 days now. Can't take that long?
 
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Yeah, the music industry is one of the most venemous and bot driven "claimers" on YouTube. They'll claim videos with titles that are the same as a song without even checking if the song is in the video. Song titles aren't even copyrightable. Google attempts to detect the usage too.
I suspect most of these channels are doing one of two things, much like you see all the bands and girls singing a million covers and then finally uploading some original material. One, they are piggy backing off of other popular stuff to get exposure to their original stuff, and then the DJ's will build up playlists and then take pay from marketing companies to include their artist's videos.
Thanks Ryuzaki. Doing more digging I found this quora post which explains a lot of it. So yea, if a band uploads a cover or a DJ uploads a remix the monetization is almost immediately assigned to the songwriter/artist. What the band/DJ can hope to get out of this is essentially brand exposure.

Although I suppose a DJ or band could get a mechanical license to use the song before they put it out there. I guess this is like any other web arbitrage where you hope your online monetization exceeds your licensing fees. (Anyone know better how this works?)
 

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I have been waiting for responses for a little shy of 4 days now. Can't take that long?
Some companies take about a week to reply to emails. Some get absolutely slammed with questions and have a constant backlog to chew through. I just shot off an email myself and don't expect to hear back at least until the middle of next week if not the end of it.

Although I suppose a DJ or band could get a mechanical license to use the song before they put it out there. I guess this is like any other web arbitrage where you hope your online monetization exceeds your licensing fees. (Anyone know better how this works?)
You can clear the rights to sample / remix and a portion of your revenue goes to the original owners to then be distributed to the songwriters / artist, all handled through companies like ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, etc. But this is assuming you're doing things professionally and not some guy at home informally trying to get it done. And even if you do it right you'll still have to battle Youtube algorithm claims and crap like that, prove for each song you got the rights, and then spend time battling claims and marks on your account even though you showed Youtube proof. All of that for some Youtube monetization is not remotely worth it. Much better to just get the exposure, if you ask me.

There are licensing companies now that have pre-cleared samples you can use, but they're not going to be wildly popular stuff. More like old Motown and songs most people have never heard.
 
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is there an easy way to find as many of the medium domain authority sites in a specific niche as I can. For example, say my niche is "memes" and I want to know all the medium sized meme sites that still get traffic from Google, but not the really big guns like KnowYourMeme. How do I go about finding those DA 25-50 range sites?
 
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Probably the easiest is Scrapebox. You won't even need proxies if you randomize the scrape time and set it to a single thread with slow search times. Enter keywords and let it go in the background. When it's done, you can de-dupe the list and check metrics, then filter by the metric ranges you want. The only thing easier than scraping this yourself is paying someone else to do it.
 

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Sending a 301 to a reddit post that has a link to my site?

I'm thinking of sending a really high end 301 to a reddit post that will link to my site.

Do you guys think this will have a positive effect in serps on a site 2 months old?
 

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Can anyone tell me how many backlinks I need to rank first for "payday loans"? :neutral:
Not that many, you just need more relevant, more aged, and more pagerank juiced ones than your competitors. If your competitor has 1,000 relevant backlinks, you need 1,001+ that are relevant, powerful and send more pagerank juice.

It’s not difficult knowing how.

(I know some of your guys are extremely slow and are going to complain that pagerank is gone - it is not, it is hidden from public, there are nearly equivalent metrics like moz DA/PA, ahrefs, majestic, and semrush which you can gather into a spreadsheet and make educated guesses on which competitors are the most powerful. I can’t even believe I have to write this disclaimer in 2019.)
 
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Never hired a linkbuilder before, but thinking about contracting somebody to do some daily link outreach. Not PBNs or blog comments or sketchy sites or link trades, but yes on things like guest posts, broken link building, generally clever strategies. i've done this for my sites on my own, never hired for it.

how do I go about finding somebody good and reliable? How is payment structured? per link? hourly? fixed fee? How much should I expect to be paying? Looked at some agencies that charge an arm and a leg

Realistically, I'd be fine with a few solid, successfully placed links per day. Am I even thinking about this the right way?
 
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did some reading and lurking around the threads. some real gold. there's probably something in the forums about this already, but couldn't surface it using search so figured I'd ask here

saw a number of posts from @CCarter around "trolling" as a part of traffic leaks. The examples I saw, the troll accounts were used purely just to test the boundaries of the forum/community.

I saw hints at how trolling could lead more directly to a traffic leak but couldn't find any examples. I generally suspect that you could use a troll account to troll your original post and then get a bunch of people to come to your defense and thus make your post/thread viral from its heavy engagement, but I'm curious if there are any studies/posts/threads/examples about effective use of drama + trolling to execute traffic leaks?

In my mind, it'd go something like:

Account1: "Looking for tips on how to ride a scooter in the city. I came across this article (LINK) of tips but not sure I trust these because i got different advice from a friend about the approach."

Troll Account2: "this is the most obvious shit in the world. you and your friends are dumbasses. stick with tricycles, they're probably more your speed."

arguments ensue....would that be the idea? would love to see more examples of trolling for traffic leaks in action
 

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would love to see more examples of trolling for traffic leaks in action
Pretty much every single politics news article's comment section. Video game forums. Apple product forums. Nearly every comment section on any post on Facebook. The comment sections of any Reddit post.

You don't need to see examples of it to validate that it works. You know how it works which is why you can produce imaginary scenarios of how it would work.

The best way to deploy drama is to polarize people with the opening post or the link you're sharing. That way it's not dependent upon coming in on a fake account, although you can definitely stir the pot like that. This is all the clickbait fake news does now. Polarizing article full of lies with clickbait title, get everyone sharing it, edit in an apology at the bottom 2 days later for all the wrong information.

Same goes with your "hiring a linkbuilder" question just above. You answer it while you're asking it. You already know the answers. It'll cost you an arm to do it right with the right people. It'll cost you an arm and a leg for average results with some hot shot agency that isn't any better than someone in the trenches. Or you can waste money hiring some goofball on Upwork. That's the spectrum. You can set up the payment structure however you want if they're flexible, or if they're not then you'll be paying how they want you to pay.
 
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Pretty much every single politics news article's comment section. Video game forums. Apple product forums. Nearly every comment section on any post on Facebook. The comment sections of any Reddit post.

You don't need to see examples of it to validate that it works. You know how it works which is why you can produce imaginary scenarios of how it would work.

The best way to deploy drama is to polarize people with the opening post or the link you're sharing. That way it's not dependent upon coming in on a fake account, although you can definitely stir the pot like that. This is all the clickbait fake news does now. Polarizing article full of lies with clickbait title, get everyone sharing it, edit in an apology at the bottom 2 days later for all the wrong information.

Same goes with your "hiring a linkbuilder" question just above. You answer it while you're asking it. You already know the answers. It'll cost you an arm to do it right with the right people. It'll cost you an arm and a leg for average results with some hot shot agency that isn't any better than someone in the trenches. Or you can waste money hiring some goofball on Upwork. That's the spectrum. You can set up the payment structure however you want if they're flexible, or if they're not then you'll be paying how they want you to pay.
this is helpful! thank you! it's less about validating it works and more to find examples to get the gears in my head cranking on how to do it properly and to come up with more ideas to test. examples feed me inspiration. i've gotten a bunch of traffic leaks to work, but the drama related ones seem to be the ones that go most viral, and yet the one I've struggled the most with. i even find myself following juicy drama online and saying "crap, i got sucked in, i wish i could engineer that"

good to know on the linkbuilder question. was hoping there'd be some "oh just go here and there are smart people who are good at outreach or have outreach automation that doesn't completely suck, so it'll be cheaper" but i suppose that's too good to be true. i guess i'll have to stick to doing it myself haha. if we are talking "doing it right with the right person", do you know how much I should be expecting to pay? like $10k a month was what I was seeing....but man that's a lot
 

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good to know on the linkbuilder question. was hoping there'd be some "oh just go here and there are smart people who are good at outreach or have outreach automation that doesn't completely suck, so it'll be cheaper" but i suppose that's too good to be true. i guess i'll have to stick to doing it myself haha. if we are talking "doing it right with the right person", do you know how much I should be expecting to pay? like $10k a month was what I was seeing....but man that's a lot
This does exist. It exists right here on BuSo. @Steve Brownlie and @GarrettGraff have outreach as automated as you can get it, supply the content, etc. And it's not a monthly charge, it's pay per link. Hit them up, their prices are as reasonable as they come. It's not extremely cheap but it's a great price if you can afford to get it completely off your plate and onto theirs.

Otherwise you'll have to remain in the trenches and do it yourself or find some cheap virtual assistants from India or the Philippines to help you out. But now you're talking about training someone, providing content, managing and overseeing operations, etc.
 
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Alright, so I targeted the US market and have not bothered to sign up for any Amazon Affilate programs except the US version. Yet now I have keywords in India and get visitors from there. I understand that there are methods to make links global, but I have a problem. I don't just link the products, I use the Amazon Text + Image embedded version for better visuals.

How do I keep these visuals and still globalize the reffering link? And why does Amazon not simply offer a global programm?
 
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Hey, not sure where to ask so trying here:
In my recent site, have around 50 posts but only 2 of them are important = money posts, dont ask why, just only those two are important for me right now. Just for saying: 1 post is already ranking TOP 10 for main kw but at the bottom, the second post is still new but I expect same results in the near future.
Domain age: <1 year old (10 months)

What would you do in terms of internal linking of those 2 posts to get the most from the internal linking power?

Right now:
  1. Both posts are linked from homepage with exact match anchors.
  2. Both posts have few internal links from other posts with partial anchors, generals just to look natural. Right now 4 posts internally link to post 1 and 3 posts internally link to post 2
What I dont have:
1. Related posts plugin. Everything is linked only contextualy from other posts...

The thing is that is possible to add the most important pages/posts in to the menu, footer or sidebar with plugins. Will you do that? Ofcourse in menu, there are already categories, about, contact etc, so dont know how this would fit there
Or I should find maybe more relevant posts around the site and link back to those 2 posts?

I know its maybe just lacking the age but I want to help it as much as possible, is there anything what would you reccomend me in terms of internal linking / site structure? Or Im fine?
 

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How do I keep these visuals and still globalize the reffering link?
Have you done any research to see of Amazon OneLink does this for you, specifically with the Text + Image Embed? It's a link to their javascript file you slap in your footer and it changes your affiliate links to route the user through their IP detection and redirection process. My bet is it works just fine.

Or I should find maybe more relevant posts around the site and link back to those 2 posts?
This is your best bet. You can link back with anchors that are variations of the main term, the main term itself some more, etc. Contextual links are going to flow the most page rank and relevancy signals too, I believe. The sidebar/footer/navigation are supplemental content, and I believe they flow less of everything because they're boiler plate and not related to the main content. But you can slap things in the footers and sidebars and all that. I've done it. I'd do that with the user's in mind though for the most part.
 
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If someone's tiering their links through a page on my site, and I'm concerned about my site but not that page do I have to disavow every individual link or can I 404 the page?

Does it have the same effect?
 
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@jjj_ A 404 error will clean up the links in time. It takes time for Google to crawl the page and accept the 404. If you want them to accept it's really gone the first time you can make it throw a 410 error, which means "Gone," whereas a 404 means "Not Found."

Alternatively if the content is good and you want the page to exist, you can disavow them which renders them "nofollow" the next time Google crawls the backlinks.
 

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I think this is called 'Silo" what he's referring to with the internal linking structure. Is it not?
 
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Ryuzaki - Thank you very much

I have another one, when I first build the site I build around 50-60 knowem style profiles to secure my brand. Run them through some indexation services and get plenty of them indexed. I found today that most of them are still working fine but they are not longer indexed. (after a half year or so)

Will you bother with log in into each one, do some activity or refresh it to some level and try to index them again? Or I should let them by? I personally dont know what to do...
 

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@micho24, That was something else John Mueller mentioned. He's saying that Google pretty much ignores all user-generated content now. Not all, but most. He really emphasized "profiles" as something Google ignores now. So if you believe what he's saying, then I'd may not bother. If there's any action on those social sites and you can promote to fans, it might be worth the time though.

Something else to think about is whether or not Google needs to have something indexed for it to be a part of the link graph or not. Do they need to index it or only crawl it? There's no definitive answer here, just something to consider.
 

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This does exist. It exists right here on BuSo. @Steve Brownlie and @GarrettGraff have outreach as automated as you can get it, supply the content, etc. And it's not a monthly charge, it's pay per link. Hit them up, their prices are as reasonable as they come. It's not extremely cheap but it's a great price if you can afford to get it completely off your plate and onto theirs.

Otherwise you'll have to remain in the trenches and do it yourself or find some cheap virtual assistants from India or the Philippines to help you out. But now you're talking about training someone, providing content, managing and overseeing operations, etc.
Thanks for the mention, @Ryuzaki ! @pluto please get in touch if we can help in any way!