Tim Soulo from ahrefs posted a Twitter ballot asking will you pay cash to get hyperlinks in 2022? Sadly, somebody spammed the ballot however I recreated it and it clearly reveals that many, nearly half of SEOs, are planning on shopping for and paying for hyperlinks in 2022.
Right here is the recreated ballot:
Will you pay cash to get hyperlinks in 2022?
(Please be sincere)
Unique ballot by way of @timsoulo however somebody spammed the ballot and ruined the outcomes
— Barry Schwartz (@rustybrick) January 6, 2022
With 770 outcomes, when you take away the see outcomes possibility, you see about 53% say they won’t pay for hyperlinks in 2022 however 47% stated they may pay for hyperlinks in 2022.
That is regardless of Google having a selected guideline towards paid hyperlinks saying “Shopping for or promoting hyperlinks that go PageRank is in violation of Google’s Webmaster Tips and might negatively impression a web site’s rating in search outcomes.”
Additionally, in 2017, Gary Illyes from Google stated that shopping for hyperlinks is like throwing cash out of the window.
Does this shock you in any respect?
Discussion board dialogue at Twitter.