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Article sites vs. Blog sites , Who wins?

burkhardt5
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Article sites vs. Blog sites , Who wins?

Hey all!

Iv'e been doing article marketing as part of my backlink building on both article sites and blog type sites. I found a huge list of blog type sites with ok PR a few days ago, it looks like a great list. My first question is, do links from blog type sites with good homepage PR carry more weight than an article type site with same homepage PR?

My second question is, since the blog type sites make your links live right away would it be better to build them slowly even though my site is over 2 years old or can I just bang out 20 spun articles on these blog type sites without worry?

From what iv'e checked of this list they look like very good sites and this list also has a bunch of classified add sites on it and more.
Check it out here: http://www.webmastertalkforums.com/seo-tutorials-tips-tricks/24491-huge-list-backlink-sites-web-2-0-classifieds-directories-etc.html

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cecille.l
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My first question is, do links from blog type sites with good homepage PR carry more weight than an article type site with same homepage PR?


I don't think the other one would carry more weight if they have the same PR. I think article sites have the same value as blog sites and the other can weigh more depending on the value and relevance they have.

My second question is, since the blog type sites make your links live right away would it be better to build them slowly even though my site is over 2 years old or can I just bang out 20 spun articles on these blog type sites without worry?


It's always a good rule of thumb to build links slowly. This is regardless of how old your site is because what the search engines will notice are numerous NEW backlinks going to your site.

From what iv'e checked of this list they look like very good sites and this list also has a bunch of classified add sites on it and more.
Check it out here: http://www.webmastertalkforums.com/seo- ... s-etc.html


This is quite a list and worth checking out. Thanks for sharing!

Hope that helps. Happy New Year!
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Hi,

The answer is BOTH. Having a large variety of link types will help your rankings and appears much more "natural" to search engines.
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really, it isn't a matter of what type of site it is, but rather how much traffic and authority they have in the niche. PR can be faked, and it really isn't a good metric to follow. Instead, look at how well they rank in search and how much direct traffic they are sending your site. Most of the blog networks that take spun articles are worthless in my experience. Instead, find quality blogs (usually they wont accept spun content) and guest post on those blogs. This will give you more exposure and build your trust factor.

That being said, guest posting is hard to do if you aren't involved in the niche personally. When your readers know more than you do, its hard to build trust and authority.
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Yes- been guest posting quite a bit these days and it can be difficult at times. People are for obvious reasons very picky about the posts they publish on their blogs especially if it's in a niche that's unusual. Having said that, it can also be a really interesting way to learn about some unusual subjects.
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