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Link Vault (8 posts)

  1. johanvanderwijk
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Hi all, I am trying to get some more visitors to my site and on the seochat.com forum I found a free service called Link Vault.
    This is basically a link exchange programme which allows you to easily get more links pointing to your website and therefore a higher rank in the search engines.

    I am wondering if any of you have experience with these kind of tools, I do not know if it works yet because I only signed up today...

    Here is the address: http://www.link-vault.com/?ss=2399
    (Yes, when you sign up using this address I receive a higher Vaultage, is this spam?)

    I am curious about your experiences!

  2. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Well, except for that fact that you risk being banned by every know search engine on the world-wide web, it seems legit.

  3. tomhanna
    Posted 11 years ago #

    You're going to get better results by building links naturally with blogs that feature content similar to your own. Even if they don't all get banned (and their guidelines may be strict enough to prevent that) the value of the links will probably be pretty low because they'll lack relevance. And even if the search engines let the whole thing slip by without an outright ban they may still discount the links value.

  4. johanvanderwijk
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Mmm, so it seems that doing this is very risky...

    I will just give it a try on a website that is now getting almost no traffic at all, and I won't start using this system on my important sites.

    I'll get back to you when I find out if it helps or when the site has been banned by all search engines :)

  5. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 11 years ago #

    BTW, the entire domain gets banned, not just the site that link farms.

  6. Denis de Bernardy
    Posted 11 years ago #

    actually, you never get banned from being linked to by odd sites. this is to prevent your competitors from getting your web site banned. there is a strong penalty for linking to a link farm, though. and

    also, and indeed, irrelvant links reportedly hardly count today. then again, a search engine has to determine whether a link is relevant, and can only procede if there is some inhomogenity. meaning that even the least relevant link will count.

  7. grundschule
    Posted 11 years ago #

    the risk i think is very low for the target domain. if you use link vault you can choose a domain as a target which is not in den network. maybe there is a little risk for the domains, which are used to get vaultage. i´ve you could hurt a domain with incoming links a "webmaster war" would be the consequence.


  8. Sadu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Link Vault isn't much different in concept to reciprocal link exchange - gets hundreds of low value links on unrelated sites.
    Sometimes, it works very well, esp on non-competetive terms. It also works wonders on Yahoo and MSN.
    I believe the risk of being banned is minimal, although it's quite possible that G will simply ignore the links.
    It's certainly not in the same black hat realm as cloaking or doorway pages.

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