So with all the ups and downs that are constantly going on in the link building arena, this is a case study which was focused to uncover recent trends in linking. This is a case study of a website which has been in focus from January 2015. The site was bu********iew.net.
As of January 2015, links
1) 2 Comment links
2) 1 Forum post
Later by end of March 2015, links were
1) 4 Comment Links
2) 2 Forum Posts
3) 1 Niche Relevant blog post
On April 14th, 2015, a new link was crawled by ahrefs.com from a news site with PR 8 and DA 91.
As of May 3rd, 2015. The stats are
1) Keyword 1 with 28,000 searches/month at first page on position 4
2) Keyword 2 with 22,000 searches/month at first page on position 2
3) Keyword 3 with 33,000 searches/month at second page.
To dig deeper, we also came across other related keywords in the same niche and 6 out of the 9 websites ranking on first page of google for 9 different keywords has at least 1 link from a high authority news site.
This trend shows a new backlinking strategy which is based on high authority news sites.