Want a backlink from Ask.co.uk ?

April 20th, 2007 - Filed under Ask.com,Issues, Rumors & Scandal,Link Building by Cristian Mezei
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Just point a link towards their results, and Google will give a nice and juicy backlink.

The cache is new :

This is G o o g l e’s cache of (URL above) as retrieved on 18 Apr 2007 23:45:09 GMT.

Ask.co.uk doesn’t have a valid robots.txt file, and the search results from Ask.co.uk don’t have a nofollow (not that they should’ve).


Update: Here’s another indexed page from Ask.co.uk, and guess what ? It’s cache is from yesterday :)

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12 Comments so far

Johann said:
April 20th, 2007

Thanks, will try this out and see how long it takes to get into Google.

Ciprian said:
April 20th, 2007

That qid=305E2EE5EECD5E479F8AFC504719278F parameter doesn’t look too good. I don’t think this like has lot’s of value, so why bother “spamming” results?

Matt Cutts said:
April 21st, 2007

This isn’t going to do much/anything. Trust me. :)

April 21st, 2007

Oh, you just spoiled the fun Matt.

But why is the page indexed ? :)

Lucian Sarbu said:
April 21st, 2007

Ha ha, that’s so cool! But this is an old spam technique, related to something like: http://www.free-seo-news.com/newsletter179.htm#facts. I don’t think such backlinks worth any penny.

bookie said:
April 25th, 2007

The first two links are dead; are they supposed to return ‘document not found’ in Google?
I think Matt wasn’t so sure about his comment, hence the editing. lol. Interesting to see the direct links off of ask.uk

April 25th, 2007

I think Matt wasn’t so sure about his comment, hence the editing.

My point too :P

No mercy said:
May 5th, 2007

Heard Ask ad on the radio the other day. It was so desparate, like a drowning man cry for help. Ask lost it years ago. Sad………..

amici said:
May 14th, 2007

But it work?

Don said:
June 11th, 2007

Am Curious does this technique, still/actually work?

What was the consensus?


June 11th, 2007

Yeah, does this really works? Any proof of results?

sylvan said:
June 10th, 2008

I have tried this technique, no results on my end. I took off the link.

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