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$500 SEO Budget to start with: what are the best options?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by crazyrabbitruns, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. crazyrabbitruns

    crazyrabbitruns Newbie

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    We've got a website we're polishing up and looking to start spending more towards SEO with a starting budget of $500. With things like AMR, SENuke, and so on, what would be our best options to spend our money on at this point?
     
  2. bullet123

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    x1 good post, I would like to see what could be done aswell :)
     
  3. golface72

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    Scrapebox is an absolute must for your first purchase if you are completely devoid of tools imo. After that... really all about what strategy you are going for. Investing in content is never a bad play, and I would probably consider something more modular that you can modify to fit your needs if you have the time to make it work. Maybe something like zenno if you have time to play and create. If little less time go UD, if very little time to learn go senuke.
     
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    How can you say "if very little time to learn go senuke"?
    I've had many people tell me that Senuke requires an extensive amount of time to learn, and they didn't recommend buying it unless you got loads of money because you'll spend a lot of money per month just learning it.
     
  5. swi7ch

    swi7ch Power Member

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    Must-have tools:

    ScrapeBox
    Tier 1=SENukeX
    Tier 2=GSA

    For everything else, ZennoPoster MP4.

    Congrats, there is now nothing you can't do online in terms of building links.



    PS - forgot to add GSA Indexer for indexing all your backlinks.
     
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  6. Maja92

    Maja92 Regular Member

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    For $500, I will take care of SEO for you. PM me. :)
     
  7. b1step-ahead

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    what kind of site are you promoting? Tools are one thing, you can do quite a bit on your own. If your saying you had $500 for some type of seo challenge to rank a site, I would buy a $200 hd video camera, go out and video all sorts of relevant stuff. Make a ton of youtube vids with keyword targeted titles, spend the rest on a good press release with video, buy some views for youtube, get some social signals going, and let majic take its course. Content man, Content!
     
  8. golface72

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    Ya....sorry I don't agree with that at all. SENuke is cake to learn. Doesn't even begin to compare to something like zenno.
     
  9. Dannn

    Dannn Newbie

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    With $500, my advice will be skewed to whitehat SEO (hehe), but I'd say definitely invest in quality content and get a blog going to engage with your readers and potential customers. Maintaining a blog with fresh content gets highly-targeted long-tail traffic. It'll get you unique visitors as you map out your long-term SEO strategy.

    Allocate some for blogging on your own website, but also contact blog owners in your niche and ask them to guest-post if they have an authorative website. It's free to you and most will say yes because it's free content for them. Not only does that build great link-juice, but you can also get great solid traffic from guest-blogging. While your whole SEO strategy shouldn't revolve around that, you'll still get great link-juice flowing and build your brand up.

    Or, you could just blast your website with SENuke lol, if you want to decrease in your rankings :p. You just have to think of the approach you want to take. Long-term results, or short-term gains - it also depends on the website and who it's for. If it's a personal site and you don't necessarily care, then you could definitely use blackhat SEO on a tiers basis. Just have to be smart and careful about it.
     
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  10. markhenry121

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    You have good budget, i will suggest you, you hire seo expert and start manual promotion, i will not recommend you any software after penguin and panda update because recently i have read lots of thread related to drop serp and rank.
     
  11. swi7ch

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    Well yeah of course lots of ppl's ranks are dropping... they don't know sh*t about using these tools! If you use these tools properly, you're a God among men. If you don't, then you post here and on WF saying these tools suck.
     
  12. unzero

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    I would recommend you to -

    1) Invest some money into speeding up the website (caching, cdn - cloudflare for example)
    2) Invest some money on getting some really high quality, powerful content
    3) Invest some money to get your website properly On-site SEO optimized
    4) Invest some money on Adwords to get some flow of traffic - to see if your website in conversion optimized
    5) Invest some money on visitor record (ex. Ghost Rec) and analyse your website usability and user-experience

    Once done, you should have pretty good picture what to do next. I would spend another 500$ to get some awesome content for quest blogging.

    PS! Also the video camera idea in the beginning of the thread was awesome!
     
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    Always manual submissions works 100%, you can use some tools for building tier2 links. With recent updates we need to take much care in building links...
     
  14. crazyrabbitruns

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    These are excellent replies, and I appreciate all of you taking the time to provide some input. I will take the time to look through all of these options.

    I've already maintained a photoblog of our products for the site (there are about a little over 80 posts at this time), which has given us some traffic while the main site was being built (I managed to get our daily high from 14 visits to 287). I had to postpone work on the blog while adding product information to all of our products for a bit.
     
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    i recommend you get senukex
    Very easy to use compared to other products
     
  17. team74

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    Software works.

    To the OP. $500, not bad starting point. Scrapebox is not a great link builder anymore, but it's a swiss army knife for so many things. I think it's essential and only costs $57 from the discount page (unless they have now removed it).

    SeNukeX, yep, DEFINITELY worth the money, especially since you're allowed to have 3 installs of it (wink). You can also get group licenses, I only pay something $40 per month for mine because I share with co-workers. This is completely legit, they offer it because they know SEO companies have teams and don't want to pay $170 per month per employee.

    Ultimate demon is a strong contender to SeNuke, I own and use both for different reasons, but it's at the top of your budget at $350 one time price.

    You can't afford XRumer... damn shame. So you better go with sicksubmitter for diversity, especially if you don't go for senuke.

    Synnd is free, if you're willing to do some word to get points. It's for bookmarking and social links.

    Articlewyz has a 60% discount on this forum, it's also a winner for web2.0s if you're promoting a small number of sites. So it's about $40 per month.

    Proxy bonanza, not excellent, but fairly reliable and cheap shared proxies. You're gonna need them for scrapebox and other link posters.

    If you need to do keyword research, then Ultimate Niche Finder is my fav, and usurped Market Samurai from my toolbox. Clyde offers top support for his tools.

    GAP- Get article pro ($70-$100), because writing your own content for tier 1 and 2 links is too costly in time.

    Any questions, shoot.

    EDIT: Just saw a link for Keyword Scout above, I liked that tool. It had a couple of issues with scraping data from adwords but I trust that's now been fixed since that was in Novemeber/December last year. The dev is a good guy, so you're spoiled for choice on keyword research.
     
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  18. 9to5destroyer

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    need a bit more info op
    Are you just going to rank one site?
    how many keywords and diffculty?
    have you done backlinking before?

    the reason i am asking is buying tools might not be the answer there no longer a one click setup and take a bit of knowledge to get success. also if your just ranking one site it could be a waste of money.
    The better option may be buying proven services from here and mixing them with guest posts,press releases,etc