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View Poll Results: Based on your experience, how many inbound links/day do you feel it is safe to get?
2 or less 1 6.25%
2-5 2 12.50%
5-10 2 12.50%
10-20 0 0%
20-30 0 0%
30-40 0 0%
40-60 0 0%
60-100 1 6.25%
It doesn't matter how many you get per day 7 43.75%
Other (please post an explaination to the discussion thread) 3 18.75%
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Old 06-13-2005   #1
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How fast is too fast to gain links???

Hi,

I have heard that if I get too many inbound links too fast that the SE's may view that as spam.

How fast is too fast? Does anyone have any experience with this? Anyone know how many per day/week is safe?

Thanks,
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Old 06-13-2005   #2
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In my belief, there is no set rate which can burn you if you are smart. If the links come in naturally, it is very hard to get penalized. Google mentioned that those sites they see geting many thousands of links for the first time will be manually checked out - so if you're a spam site, getting crap links, you'll get penalized. But, if you've got a video of yourself dancing with a lightsaber to Mariah Carey songs in a bowtie, you're probably safe.

It's a matter of how suspicious the links, content and speed look together - not just a matter of number of links per day/week/month.
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Old 06-13-2005   #4
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Hi,

I have heard that if I get too many inbound links too fast that the SE's may view that as spam.
Building slow and steady seems a good general policy - perhaps not so much in terms of counting exact figures, as much as generally easing in with overall link building resources.

After all, even if you can control the number of links you create per day, you can't control how fast any search engine actually indexes them - you could create just 10 a day, but Google might only index all of the links in a single day, which blows any attempt at mathematical precision.
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If a site does not grow in content, yet the links pour in fast, could this be red flag?

Is there a coorelation between site growth rate and IBL growth rate?
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If a site does not grow in content, yet the links pour in fast, could this be red flag?

Is there a coorelation between site growth rate and IBL growth rate?
A theoretical question, somewhat related to this... there are some reports of sandbox-like effects for sites that have suddenly added a lot of content.

I've been wondering if this might not be due to the sudden appearance of a great many links to the other pages on the site... or of new links to these new pages.

These aren't external inbounds I'm talking about. They're internal nav links, but they're external to the pages involved.

As for promedia's question... my gut instinct is that if your IBL growth rate is too fast, adding pages to compensate isn't going to change anything.
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It varies per engine. I agree with incubator as far as G goes. Other you can bomb all day and they love it.
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Old 06-16-2005   #8
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I think it depends on what similar sites are doing. Casino sites may get a large number of links every day and be ok, while a site selling obscure green widgets may raise flags if the same number of links are obtained.
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