|.No||Web 2.0 Sites||D A||P A||Moz Rank|
The best web 2.0 sites aren’t always dictated by their overall domain authority—or even allowing dofollow links! Google’s core search algorithm and other various technologies such as RankBrain have evolved considerably in recent years. Their focus has become much more on quality, and if you create quality web 2.0 backlinks you’re likely to earn some strong favor.
Knowing What to Expect
By default, these types of links often don’t even get indexed for quite a period of time. Not that long ago, these types of links could easily be generated with automated software by the thousands and were effective at tricking Google into ranking pages higher than they rightfully deserved.
The real benefit here is that these types of parasite websites—named such because of ‘leech’ domain authority—are hosted and managed by a third party for free. Creating one essentially costs the same maintenance fee as creating 100,000.
Just a few years ago, one could build 350 web 2.0 links with shitty spun content and get a site to rank. Another popular SEO method, the so-called ‘churn and burn’ method, was used to blast these types of websites with a large number of spam links to drive them to the top of keyword results.
Having all these backlinks pointed to a link on a high-authority domain really tripped Google up—but they quickly adjusted. As a general rule, it’s almost impossible to accomplish this today except in certain rare circumstances. Even when successful first page rankings only last for a few weeks if you’re lucky.
A very valuable SEO method today is to create high-quality content on web 2.0 websites, much in the way you would for an actual blog, and then build backlinks to them to boost their page authority. This may seem like a redundant means of ranking websites if you’re just stuck building backlinks anyway, but there’s one major caveat—low-quality links can be used to boost the authority of the Web 2.0 links.
These aren’t necessarily links that would qualify as completely spam, but you’re definitely able to focus on quantity over quality here. This approach shouldn’t be considered as immortal, and will likely see a lessened affinity by search engines eventually.
For now, they offer a powerful cost-effective means of boosting a site’s ranking. Regardless of what Google may say publicly, quantity is still an effective way to game their algorithm, and will likely be their Achilles heel for some time. Below you can see an illustration of how a typical Web 2.0 tiered backlink system might look when used to bolster the page authority of your primary website.