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100 PR2 Tumblr Accounts Case Study!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lelom, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. lelom

    lelom Newbie

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    Hi BHW Community,

    I want to share with you a case study which showed me interesting insights.

    For about 2 months I had a conversation with the BHW User "Mindmaster" about efficiency of high PR tumblr and other high PR web2.0 accounts and their weight for SEO/link purposes.
    I asked him if he would be willing me to provide 100 tumblr accounts for a case study in which I would give my honest opinion and results. He agreed to me kindly and I started a "100 PR 2 Tumblr Accounts" case study which I want to share with you.

    Please note that this is my honest opinion and based on real results!

    Niche: Online Games site

    Targetet KW's: Medium (main KW) to high competitive (2 Keyword's)
    Main KW (for Case Study): medium competitive and 74.000 exact searches
    Other KW's: high competitive and 1.2 mio and 7.4 mio exact searches

    Main KW is a arabic KW written in latin letters (transliterated) and other two KW's are arabic KW's written in arabic letters. The focus from this Case Study is on the medium competitive Main KW with 74.000 exact searches.

    Contents of the Case Study:

    - 100 Pagerank 2 Tumblr accounts with their original posts
    - About 70 pictures that I made myself for the case study (screenshots of games)
    - Mixed anchor text and tags under each post
    - Ping Services for Tumblrs
    - No other links!

    First, I chose a KW which is medium competetive. So I wanted to see how realistic it is to rank with only tumblr accounts such KW. Please note that I before the case study already had a few Links but from the beginning of the case study I was able to examine what effect the Tumblrs had, as I have set no other links apart from the Tumblrs.
    These KW was already ranked for different countries (Arab countries).

    Avg. Position before Tumblr Links: 55 (Main KW); Other 2 KW's: nowhere

    Since I wanted to make it look natural, I postet per day about 5 pictures/posts (1 post for each account) and paused for about 1-3 days. For each account I renewed my IP is used to for Tumblr, and maybe for google to stay under the radar.
    After about first 15 posts I have already noted a (dancing) movement in the rankings from 55 to 42 and 70. Sometimes nowhere.
    However, after continuous posting i noticed more and more an increase in Rankings. The Rankings are increased slow but stable.

    On the picture below you can see the development of site impressions after about 2 weeks.
    View attachment 57698

    As you can see the impressions / visibility has increased by 10 times! The CTR is still relatively low because as you know the first 3-5 Sites in the Rankings are mostly clicked in search engines and this goal has not been reached at the moment. But it still has a lot of potential.
    In the further course of posting (after about 30-35 Posts/Links) the Rankings of the Main KW increased more and more and get in average place 15-18.

    Movement: from ~55 to ~16
    High comp. KW's: danced between 200-300 to nowhere

    Unfortunately I cant show you a Ranking history because i used a free Rank tracker without account and checked it every day manually.
    After about a month and 30-40 Posts, the main KW was a jumped from 15-18 to 5 in avg (in most countries)!
    Now, after 65 postings / Links, the average rank is 3-5 in most countries for the medium competitive main KW.

    Movement: from ~16 to ~4
    High comp. KW's: danced between 50-170 to nowhere

    Finally, I want to show you the movement of traffic:
    View attachment 57699

    as you can see, the traffic has increased over a period of 2 months to 7-10 times and has in my opinion a lot of potential for even more.
    I paused for about 2 weeks and still have 35 Tumblr Accounts which I will use in the next 1-2 weeks and hope and expect a further rise in the Rankings. Precisely because, according to webmaster tools not all Tumblr Links are indexed at the moment.
    It was my pleasure to share my first Case Study with you. I will let you know it in further changes in the Rankings. Thank you for reading.

    Best Regards

    lelom
     
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  2. peterstern9

    peterstern9 Regular Member

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    Great case study! Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. xha44a

    xha44a Power Member

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    I'm going to be watching this case study. One thing I will say is when doing case studies, do your best to control outside factors. That's the hardest part. By the way, what are you using to manage the Tumblr's if you don't mind me asking?

    Cheers

    XH
     
  4. copperbelt

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    Thanks for trying Tumblrs to rank, looks interested and yes, I have been wondering how this property could be put to use. Will follow.
     
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    Tumblr is not too good, only 10 of those 100 blogs will have link juice worth pr2 most of those will be old links gained from reblog/comment and they are deleted after the blog is deleted.

    be careful with quality, select those blogs which are worth the effort and delete all others.
    -=-
     
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  6. DiscoDax

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    interesting! will be keeping an eye on this thread because I don't see this lasting very long since you've got no diversity in your links but good luck anyway
     
  7. tutughosh

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    This is really a Great Case Study.. will definitely follow you.. But I have a Question.. As you said your Using PR2 Tumblr and now as PR Has no Such Value so it should be Done without PR Blog but Aged Blog.. Isn't it..?
     
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    Nice case study, I have ~90 tumblr blogs with pr1-5 and I'm going to try something like this...
     
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    Not updating the google page rank toolbar is not the same with google not using PR as a metric. Check this: http://searchengineland.com/google-toolbar-pagerank-finally-officially-dead-205277
     
  11. hardhat

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    interesting post.

    say i want to do the same, what do i need to own?
     
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    Interesting Case study, Good Positive Moments.

    Just update when you see any changes in SERP
     
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    It would be nice to include costs of such campaign, like how much are 100 PR2 blogs, content for them and time to create them.
     
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    Very interesting case study. I have to agree with deki33 about the cost in time and money. Because we all are limited by both and there are so many things that we can be doing to build our own businesses. I wish there was a sticky of the BEST of the BEST BHW
     
  15. makemybusinessboom

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    I imagine there are services that sell these, but you can also use Scrapebox to get them for free. :)
     
  16. mindmaster

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    From what I've talked with OP, he haven't used much content. On most tumblrs he uploaded a picture, his link and tags.
    About price, I sell PR2 for $2.
     
  17. makeitseofriendly

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    Arabic keywords? Keen to see how it works.
     
  18. lelom

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    Yes you're right, but before the Study, I had less traffic and it remained constant at the same level over weeks and it increased with Tumblrs. So i can see the effect of the Tumblr Links. I can't control the outside factors 100 % but certainly the Tumblr Blogs have a positive effect. Thank you.
     
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  19. lelom

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    Do you think the rest of the blogs (with less quality) could harm the rankings? All blogs a good PA and some of them an Alexa rank. It is difficult to distinguish the good from the bad. But I have kept all the original posts keep the link juicefrom other Blogs, you're surely right but not all blogs will deleted. Thank you.

     
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    Great! Tumblr is a great way to build backlinks..

    But using only tumblr links is deadly dangerous! Hoping for the best though..

    Am watching this thread!
     
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