First and foremost this is more of a noobs guide. Pretty much everything I give you here is free! There is no need to spend money on the internet in order to make it. It makes it a lot easier in most instances but not necessary.
First thing you need to do is pick a product to promote with CB or find a good CPA offer that converts well. Then you need to pick some fairly non-competitive keywords. When I say fairly Im saying anything with 50K and under in quotations. I have been able to dominate keywords with more than 100K with this method. But I try not to pick anything that high it takes a little more work. Anyway here is the method.
It completely revolves around squidoo lens. Right now I have 40+ lens. I recently was posting to CL but with all the new changes that has slowed way down so I started really experimenting with squidoo and I am more than happy with the results.
What you want to do is create a network of squidoo lens. Right now my network is 40 and I am DOMINATING my niche on yahoo and google.
This method does take a little work so I recommend you make one lens and go through the motions and make sure you have the patience to get traffic coming to at least one before you go lens making crazy. You should always try and focus on one lens then move to the next.
Alright you got your keyword and your product and your ready to start your first lens. Create the lens with your content, here is probably the most important part of this whole strategy. Give people something they need. If they are searching for "how to successfully grow plants" give them some really good advice then nail them with the product. What this does is creates trust and value before you give them any kind of sales pitch. I promise you your conversions will sky rocket if you do this. I have tested this theory many many many times. Make your lens long put some thought and work into it. They probably take me about 2 or 3 hours to really make a nice lens with lots of quality content that is useful then the sales part to get them to buy.
Now that you have your lens with quality content you need to start getting your link out there. This first one is harder than the others because you have not created your own network of lens yet. So start off with normal SEO methods like writing articles for ezine and submitted to social bookmakrs. Make sure to Digg and move on. As a matter of fact I am going to give the list that I submit to at the end of this posting. It has blogging platforms, social bookmarking sites and various other sites that make your lens look good.
Ok what you want to do is create your lens and update it daily, and there is an easy way of doing this. Simply edit your lens and add 2 new keywords every day. If your too busy for that just try and do it like 3 times a week. After doing this make sure you go to pinggoat and ping o matic and ping your lens. Do this right after you get done publishing your lens. Make sure to publish every time you add new keywords. This will make the search engines believe you are adding fresh content.
Once you start seeing some organic traffic from yahoo and google then your well on your way to getting good traffic. Keep updating and keep adding links. Rinse and repeat.
Now that is the first step. Now what you need to do is keep making the lens and make sure that you interlink all of them. Squidoo provides you with a link list module, use it its great! It allows you to post a link with ease with anchor text. Always make sure to include your key words as your anchor text when linking your lens and all the other sites you submit to. Keep doing this and doing this. I recommend you spend enough time on one lens to at least see some organic traffic coming in. Usually they will steadily climb since you will keep adding links to the lens from the new ones you create.
These lens will gather PR and become very strong links. My best lens right now has a PR4 and is getting about 100 organic hits a day. Most of my lens get between 20-40 organic hits a day for their keywords between google yahoo and other smaller search engines.
My last lens I created I only linked to the other lens and it got search engine traffic coming in after about 2 weeks only updating and pinging. When your starting out also remember to post to other peoples lens. Make a good comment complimenting their lens and then post your link.
You may want to consider changing the content on all the lens with an article spinner or just rewriting them. If you can come up with completely different content with each lens. This would be better but is not necessary. I did an experiement with about 10 lens one time and use the exact same content with just different key words and they are all still doing really good. So I am beginning to think that the dupe content rule may be a myth... Please do not quote me on that..
Also if possible use different IP's to create different squidoo accounts. Do not try and put all 40 lens on one account with similar content, they can find it. Use a free service like Tor or any of the other IP changers out there. This will ensure they dont catch on and start deleting your lens.
Add quality Content then sell. IN THAT ORDER.
Get Traffic, Get Sales.
If possible try and get an offer or a product that converts well. I have some lens that get 20 affiliate clicks a day but convert like 1/500 which is kind of depressing. But not all products are going to convert.
Alright thats pretty much the majority of what I do, and as of right now Im making a nice chunk of money. Anywhere from 100 to 300 a day. Ive had much better days and much worse. But I promise you by the end of this year I could double that or even triple that. Just by rinsing and repeating.
Here I have given you a solid method and its all free. There is NO reason that anyone new cant go out and start up their own network of lens right now!
Here is a big list of all the sites I use to link to. Takes some time to submit manually but the pay off is WELL worth it!
More Bookmarking Sites
More Sites To Submit To
I hope its ok that I included links, I promise that none of these are referral links. This is how I have them listed so I can click on them. I recommend copying and pasting into excel for quick reference. Also use excel to track the links to your links.
If your feeling like spending some money and using a more advanced technique try this!
***I HAVE NOT TESTED OR TRIED THIS***
Although I have not tested this I really do NOT see why this would not work. What you want to do is buy Xrumer or another bot that will create backlinks. From what I see on these forums Xrumer is the best right now.
Grab all the links you saved in excel from the sites you submitted to and start running these on Xrumer for some PR juice. Imagine if all your articles and blogs you submitted start to get some PR. I know PR does not have a huge weight on your SEO but the more backlinks your backlinks have the better. Not only this but you may start to see your articles and support blogs popping up in the search engines as well.
Wow didnt mean for this to be so long. Anyway its bed time and I will try to answer any questions that anyone has!
I hope this helps you guys! Remember tis the season for thanks!