I have been looking for a reputable company to help a client of mine generate some backlinks.
Now I thought everyone these days would try and talk us into good content and competitions our users want to share. Which is great, I just needed someone to do run that.
But I've found that companies are offering a different strategy in the form of:
Creating 100's of average quality websites within the target niche then linking them back to the core site.
Using claims of "we have never been caught because we are careful with what websites we create and the rate we create them"
I'm fighting that this is a bad idea.. But the client also knows I'm a total hippy when it comes to "keeping Google happy and best practises" in everything I do... and in business sometimes you get a little dirty.
My points has been as follows:
"Looking at this from Googles point of view, if they are seeing this strategy taking off they will target it.. As they do not want 200 “backlink websites” per 1 site in their search results. "
The reason to post this here is i'm sturggling to find any good information on this exact strategy.. Lots about old "just getting as many links as you can.."
Also lots of things on "Getting good quality links natrally"
But not much on "Setting up 100's of 25-40 page rank sites in your niche just to target you with good quality links"
What I need
Does anyone have any good words or articles about this exact strategy and why it isn't viable in the long term?
Or am I being a hippy and this is just the "new thing"??