I think the best way to start this thread is to tell you guys how I first found out about this technique.
Like most BHW members I spent most of my time trying to rank websites through building links and avoiding penalties. Often reading something new Matt Cutts has said and feeling deflated, only to continue on and get through it somehow. Never giving up but always struggling.
The SEO circlejerk
You might often see conflicting views on this forum, there are a lot of newbies as well as many outspoken experts who genuinely know what they're talking about. But then there is also another class of poster, usually forum accounts which lurk and don't post often, the type of guys who seem to know something we don't and don't seem keen on talking much. I used to think these type of people didn't really exist but when you spend day after day here you begin to see when someone is talking bullshit and when someone is genuinely posting but trying not to let out too much info.
It was after seeing such things that I realized something isn't right with the flow of information in the SEO world. I feel like even the "experts" in SEO are being fed regurgitated information like Matt Cutts is riding them dangling a carrot on a stick with the purpose of keeping them in the "matrix". You only need five minutes on the Warrior Forum to see this in the purest form.
Then it happened, something snapped and I had a moment of clarity
What if this constant regurgitation of information is a self preserving vortex made to keep us "in the game". To keep us buying, to keep us focusing on the wrong thing.
I wanted to try start trying to think unconventionally and out of the box, I wanted to think smart and think about what the big players in affiliate marketing are doing. We don't often see the guys who make thousands a week in affiliate marketing coming here and moaning about SEO, so where are they? They're not here because while we are moaning, they are STILL banking. They never stopped banking, their strategies project further than one site, they understand aspects of Google and ranking a website that we don't.
Google is propagating a culture of fear
I believe that around 2007 Google realized that they had hit a brick wall. Without being able to penalize websites the task of removing spam from their search engine was a seemingly impossible task. But over the next few years as they pursued their new hidden policy of "do evil" they realized that the flaws in their algorithm were becoming more and more apparent. What Google started to do is use their harsh and draconian policy of allowing whitehat sites to be penalized as a tool to drive scare tactics and fear into SEOs. By constantly reiterating "you will be penalized" and acting publicly as though they always act on blackhat tactics it caused SEOs and webmasters to actually believe it. Google is driving a culture of fear using scare tactics, but the big players who bank are ignoring the supposed penalties Matt Cutts promises they will receive and continue on anyway.
The key difference between standard SEO experts and the big players making bank is that the big players clearly differentiate between Google/Matt Cutts propaganda and the fact that Google SERPs are controlled by an algorithm.
A fresh outlook
With this in mind I decided to stop listening to Matt Cutts and the common SEOs in the same way. I wouldn't be part of the culture of fear which consumes like a religion telling its followers they will burn in hell if they don't worship Mr Cutts and his T&Cs.
I began searching the forum for posters who had something to hide and searching Google for the websites which are ranking extremely well but shouldn't be. What I found was astonishing, I can't believe I'd not been looking in this direction before because it is so clear to see. Its right there ranking for huge keywords breaking every one of Google's T&Cs yet we still concentrate on what Matt Cutts is saying as if what he says is the truth.
Google knows their current algorithm is deeply flawed and they know you can easily rank a website by breaking many of their T&Cs which is why they have such a vicious campaign of fear to subdue SEOs and scare the shit out of them.
How I found the most powerful ranking method you'll likely ever experience
It sounds like hype, but the fact is that with Google's recent "advancements" in its algorithm, this technique is now more powerful than it has ever been and using this you can rank for any keyword right now, I shit you not, I've seen it. The only thing stopping you is manual reviews, but other than that you'll have no problem hitting the top 5 for any keyword.
It all started when I began searching for posters who gave away little bits of information but you could tell were hiding something. Those posters who don't post often, but when they do they seem to have successful sites under their belts and they ask for strange things such as "i'll buy your penalized domains" or desperate users saying "how can i quickly unlock PayPal limits" because they're losing thousands by the day. After digging back into every post these users made I found there were common themes emerging and then I finally hit on an excellent post by Expertpeon which set me off.
It was only a year ago that he posted this popular thread: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackha...your-site.html
I have to thank Expertpeon because this thread really got me reconsidering what I'd been conditioned to think by Google and whitehat SEO experts. I read this thread three times over scrutinizing and noting every detail, I read every post Expertpeon had ever made and anyone in that thread that seemed to know what they were talking about. I searched "301 redirects" and other phrases in BHW, in other forums and in Google but there was a lack of information.
A simple Google search revealed everything I needed to know
I decided that the only real way to know if this works is if i can find it working right now. It didn't take me long to find several sites ranking on the first page of Google, post-Penguin and post-Panda with under 10 backlinks from redirected websites. I was blown away, how could we not see such blatant disregard for Google's T&Cs?
Then one day a user popped up with a new thread that was asking how a site in the "Cheap life insurance" niche was ranking. I had a quick look in MajesticSEO and found a somewhat complex network of sites which had been redirected in many different ways.
I was closing in on one of the true methods to bypass Google, Panda and Penguin in 2013
I analyzed the site back and forth, recording the dates the redirections were made, the backlinks that were created and the content of each site. The site had been ranking for months at the top for "cheap life insurance" and before that, another site from the same person, like clockwork the sites were being churned out and ultimately he/she was banking a lot of money.
I created a thread which explained my analysis and revealed this method of ranking. It was well received but then there was a backlash from several users. Even though this person was selling their short term site on Flippa in order to scam people out of tens of thousands of dollars users still didn't want this information out there. It was then I received strange PMs from someone claiming to be the owner who wanted to Skype with me and "chat". This person claimed that I hadn't even scratched the surface, that there were things going on that I couldn't imagine. This made me realize that I'd struck gold.
I began experimenting successfully
Over the past three months I've experimented with this technique and I can tell you it works to great effect as shown in this screenshot below. I made some money and I proved that paying attention to the successful marketers and not Matt Cutts is the way forward.
This is the basic outline of how to execute the Blackhat 301 method - Visit my blog at the bottom for an in-depth and step by step process
Firstly, you buy a fresh domain with privacy as you will find that other webmasters will be watching you. You can confirm this when you see visitors in your analytics coming through to the site using the "site:domain.com" search query.
The next thing you need to do is build a website targeting the niche you want to earn sales from. Remember that users won't buy from a shitty site, it has to make some sense and considering this is a short term strategy you want to squeeze as many sales out of the site as possible before it eventually drops.
You now need to buy several domain names. It doesn't seem to matter if they're penalized and it doesn't matter if they haven't had a website on them for over a year. What does matter is if they have a backlink profile. You want domains which have links pointing to it, the quality of the links does not seem to matter either. The more links the better. So if you have several penalized domains sitting around with several thousand blog comments then these are perfect for this method.
There are two ways to go about this method. You can create subdomains on existing domains which will 301 to your target domain, or you can simply 301 the main domain to the new site. I use both. If I have a website which I still use then I create a subdomain such as keyword.domain.com and then 301 the subdomain, but if I don't need the domain then I 301 the whole thing and don't bother creating the subdomain. The benefit of using subdomains is that you don't need to buy lots of domains if you are going to adopt this strategy and use it several times. Instead of buying a bunch of domains from godaddy auctions everytime you want to target a niche you simply go to your portfolio of sites, creates a new set of subdomains and 301 them all to the new niche site.
Once you have your site built with content and you are ready to execute the strategy you can begin 301ing all of the domains to the site. I suggest atleast ten domains redirecting to the site. You have to make a judgement call on how much power will be needed to crack the niche. I imagine that all of the power of all these domains is flowing directly into the new domain. You can easily hit 65+ PA and DA with 10 redirects.
It is now time for the fun part. You have to pay attention to the details here. The best way to explain this is to say that you need to build as many links as you can of any quality to all of the redirects. Do not drip feed, do not worry about the quality, you want pure volume. When I used this technique I built over 200,000 backlinks within one to two weeks. Within the space of a week I saw huge SERP gains and the sales started coming in.
Want to know more specific details and exactly what I did?
I've been very brief with this thread, mainly because i'm actually burnt out writing a complete detailed tutorial with extra steps and key details on my blog. I created a 2,500 word write up on the exact steps I took to using this method to rank sites in positions I only dreamed of previously. In my blog post I detail the exact steps I took, including the links I built, what services I used and an added step which takes this technique to the next level.
*Mod removed blog URL (affil links)*
It is hard to imagine that such a simple method can be so powerful, but this is what Google doesn't want you to know and why they are so hell bent on scaring everyone.