Linking To And From Digital Point Could Be Bad for SEO
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Digital Point is a massive webmaster related forum. There are thousands of users that log on daily to discuss different ways to make money online, as well as being able to buy and sell links. I’ve been able to make thousands of dollars just using Digital Point alone.
With that being said, using the site itself to get links, may not be the best idea.
It is a massive forum, meaning there are tons of members. Due to it being so big, some users abuse it. You can’t stumble your own Digital Point threads since it is banned from Stumbleupon. Linking to your website, blog, or article from Digital Point may also give you penalties in Google.
De-Ranked from Google
I found a thread on Digital Point discussing NeverBlueAds so I put in my two cents and linked to my article. Soon after that I realized my traffic from Digital Point was increasing but the search traffic for NeverBlueAds went down. After Googling it, I found the post was no longer ranked on page 1. Going a bit deeper I found I couldn’t find the post at all.
Figuring Digital Point may be the culprit, I tried to edit my post to remove the link. However you can’t seem to edit links that old, so I had to change the URL of the post all together. Within the next few days the post was back where it belonged, on page 1.
Linking to Digital Point?
I’m not sure what the affects could be for linking to Digital Point, however I make sure to no follow links, just in case.
Have you noticed this too with your posts? Several of our other posts have been affected due to links from DP