DIY SEO question

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  1. RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE)

    RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) UKBF Regular Free Member

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    If you advertise all your products on gumtree with links to your site and people click on them, is this a good tactic for seo, please?
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) Member since: Dec 8, 2017
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  2. zigojacko

    zigojacko I say it how it is Full Member - Verified Business

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    No. It isn't. Most people call that spamming.
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: zigojacko Member since: Dec 7, 2009
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  3. RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE)

    RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) UKBF Regular Free Member

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    A legitimate advert for a product with pics, price and contact details etc but also a link to the product on the website is seen as spamming?

    Why, how?
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) Member since: Dec 8, 2017
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  4. RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE)

    RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) Member since: Dec 8, 2017
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  5. zigojacko

    zigojacko I say it how it is Full Member - Verified Business

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    Gumtree is a website for classified ads.

    What you have described is listing the products that you have on your own website linking them to your own website for the sole purpose of trying to improve your own website's rankings.

    It isn't Amazon or eBay (and even on those, you can't just try and use their authority to direct their customers to your own website).
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: zigojacko Member since: Dec 7, 2009
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  6. RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE)

    RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I don't understand your 2nd paragraph.
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) Member since: Dec 8, 2017
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  7. zigojacko

    zigojacko I say it how it is Full Member - Verified Business

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    I'm not saying you couldn't drive traffic by doing it. Which incidentally does not directly equate to rankings/SEO. I'm just saying that is not what Gumtree is for and would be considered spam.
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: zigojacko Member since: Dec 7, 2009
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  8. RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE)

    RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Ok, considered as spam by who, google?
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) Member since: Dec 8, 2017
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  9. zigojacko

    zigojacko I say it how it is Full Member - Verified Business

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    By Gumtree!

    Would you be happy if someone listed all their products on your website with a link back to the same products on their own ecommerce website?
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: zigojacko Member since: Dec 7, 2009
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  10. zigojacko

    zigojacko I say it how it is Full Member - Verified Business

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    That being said, depends on what you sell really.

    If you design and make bespoke furniture, then it would be okay to list and sell each item on Gumtree to be honest.
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: zigojacko Member since: Dec 7, 2009
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  11. RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE)

    RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) UKBF Regular Free Member

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    to be fair i was using it as a cultural reference, as the equivalents where I am are:

    leboncoin.fr
    ebay-kleinanzeigen.de

    Both are similar in nature to gumtree, yet with business account subscriptions in both, links to your website are encouraged in the blurb.

    So, lebonccoin is actually a key site for me in France as a sales channel. But ebay-kleinanzeigen.de is unknown to me.

    I hope I am clear that listing on these places for SEO is not the sole purpose of listing on them, but knowing that it helps in the area of SEO may make me a little faster to get going on them.
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) Member since: Dec 8, 2017
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  12. Alan

    Alan UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Gumtree allow you to do that, they charge £5.00 to link to your
    own page per ad
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
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  13. RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE)

    RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) UKBF Regular Free Member

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    That's a lot! the ebay one here is 80 euros a month for 50 ads, links are allowed.
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) Member since: Dec 8, 2017
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  14. Alan

    Alan UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    I doubt it helps SEO. For a start virtually no one pays for the link ( which they would do if it added value as £5 for a backlink that adds value
    is cheap ) and if I could actually find one, I bet it is nofollow
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
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  15. RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE)

    RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I don't understand. Virtually noone pays for what link, and so what? And what is nofollow?
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) Member since: Dec 8, 2017
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  16. Alan

    Alan UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    The £5 link option on a gumtree advert

    If it added SEO value every SEOer in the world would be paying for links on Gumtree - so the fact that no one does means it does nothing

    Respectfully - give up DIY SEO right now or get reading / learning before embarking on anything.
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
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  17. RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE)

    RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hang on, I am just preparing a Venn diagram as part of my next question, which I think is a step towards your last point ...'give up DIY SEO....' Can I also ask if you are a retail business yourself or a consultant?
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) Member since: Dec 8, 2017
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  18. RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE)

    RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) Member since: Dec 8, 2017
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  19. Alan

    Alan UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    I'm an IT person, in 2010 I gave up the corporate world and bought an e-commerce business, which was a bit of a flop, after a year I reverted to form and started building websites now I just do custom WordPress coding ( not sites ) and custom managed WordPress hosting. I know a reasonable amount about SEO, but have never sold it as a service, as I don't like the number of cowboys in the industry.

    Your question about nofollow just demonstrates that you need to learn a bit more. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow No follow was introduced by Google to explictly say that 'link juice' is not meant to flow, specifically to stop the proliferation of spam directories and similar, and as a way for ligitimate directories etc to say 'hey' we are not involved in cheating Google, please don't blacklist us.
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
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  20. RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE)

    RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) UKBF Regular Free Member

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    It seems that people go on about the term seo a lot...but actually to me it is only a vehicle for getting meaningful traffic to my site. So I could abandon the SEO concept altogether and just concentrate on getting good traffic to my site.

    And it seems an awful lot of work can be done in both activities and only small crumbs of it end up pushing you up the google ranking. That is what I am trying to illustrate in the venn diagram

    Am I right?
     
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    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: RSR Fulfillment (FR & DE) Member since: Dec 8, 2017
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