Casino Paid Links Allowed or not?

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  1. Amelia Johns

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    Hi
    Is it safe to publish guest post that are looking natural targeting IT and techonology but contain a link to casino website?

    Actually someone has emailed me to publish a paid guest post on my website and give a single dofollow link to casino website.
    Is it safe..If not what will be its effects?
     
  2. Joseph.Shivell

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    I would probably have to see the specific reference to be sure, but I would say "no". If your blog is about IT and technology, then firms, websites, or articles on that subject are what you, and your guest authors, should be linking to. At one time, it was possible to link to, for example, a trade show display provider from a blog article about an auto show, if the subject of a blog was "antique cars". However, as time went on, this kind of link became less and less valuable, and the value of the actual article to the reader became more important. What is the relationship between the casino website and the article subject? Is having a link to a casino website going to be informative or helpful to someone in the IT industry? No? Then it shouldn't be in the article.
    What will be its effects? If the articles in your blog are not related to the overall subject of the blog, and are not helpful/informative to your desired audience, your own rankings could be affected, and not in a good way. You could also lose traffic from those who have come to see you as an authority, and potential traffic could go down as a result.
     
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    To clarify the situation more, the article topic is : "Most popular types of gaming apps". This title and topic is related to my blog. The post contains heading defining different categories of apps e.g. strategy games, action games, fun games, racing games and the casino games.
    There is an anchor on Casino games which goes to casino.com/uk/casino-games/
    They have offered $40 for the dofollow link.
    Mr. Joseph, I am confused on what to do in this case. Can you please guide according to the present scenario.
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    The link does fit in the article, and you do say that the title and topic are related to the blog, so there should be no problem there. To make sure that it does indeed relate to the blog as a whole, can you PM me with a link to the blog? To take this a bit further, could you also add links to a site where readers can download the other three games? They don't have to be paid for, and could add to your credibility as an authoritative source.
    On a non-related topic, I'm concerned about the type of ads on the website where you uploaded the image you linked to. Could you possibly use a more trusted, reliable source? Seeing these types of ads with your images could negatively affect your reputation.
     
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    Thanks for taking personal interest Mr. Admin. I have PM you the link to that Guest post and also of my blog so that you can take a look on them.
    I say sorry as I used the image hosting sites to show you image and again it will not happen.
    Please check PM.
     
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    I've taken a look at both the posts and your blog, and I don't see a problem with the "casino games" link, although I would not capitalize "games" in the body of the post. While I was in your blog, I took a look at the other blog posts on your home page. I found two links that were questionable. One was in the blog post "Top 10 Gadgets for Kids in Your Car". The link to a car dealer using the word "dealership" should not be there. The blog post is about gadgets, and has nothing to do with buying a car. Why is the link there?
    The other is in the post "5 Ways to Optimize Your App for the Holiday Season". The phrase being used as a link is "Mobile Developer in India". Doesn't the information in the blog post apply to mobile developers elsewhere? It was obviously placed to give the author a link to his own website. This is the wrong place to do that.
    There may be others, but that's a discussion we can have elsewhere.
    Apology accepted, but not necessary. As I mentioned above, the problem is not with using an image hosting site, but the reputation of the site being used. The ads shown along with the image made me question the reputation of this site.
     
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    I will take care of your suggestion and have replied you by PM.
    Yes, you are true. Such image hosting sites just work on how to get revenue more and more so they don't care of ads that may hurt the reputation of a person or site as well. Learning from this experience, I think that Google Drive is a better option to host an image or file.
     
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    Firstly read the terms and condition of the website which allow you for guest posting. And another important thing is are these website are relevant or not? Because there are multiple factors before create a do-follow backlinks on any website which you should have to follow.
     
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    Yes, it is safe. You can get this link if his site has good DA and PA
     
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    Those links devalue your site in google search. So never accept casino paid links.
     
  11. chrismorelo

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    I think that it is not trustable. Better do not accept casino paid links.
     

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