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80 sites, 50 keywords, 80 different web hosts, same niche, What is the best link formula?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by matthewseo, May 21, 2012.

  1. matthewseo

    matthewseo Regular Member

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    80 sites, 50 keywords, 80 different web hosts, same niche, What is the best link formula to link them all together considering the latest Google updates?
     
  2. Lowbrow

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    Well...who says you should link them all together? I gotta think that you mean, "how should I utilize them properly" which is way different than making them into a linkwheel (what a retarded concept) or something similar.

    One thing I love about what you said is "80 different web hosts". Bravo, my man! That means you laid the foundation for a good private network.

    So, are these built on varying types of platforms? If yes, good. If no, move some stuff around. If you're heavy on the WordPress, convert some of those to static. Get yerself some Drupal and Joomla (blech) in there, a Pixie site, a Chyrp site, a couple of wikis, a phpLD site...you get the idea. Go crazy dude. You will find out there's a multitude of scripts and CMSs out there that nobody ever heard of, real quick.

    Are all these very similar looking sites? If yes, change that. If no, next question.

    Anyway, group them and pick the "money site" that each of these groups should link to - or be seen as linking to. (No, not your real main money site.) What I mean is sometimes you want to make it seem like the site that your mininet is promoting is obvious. You want to drop a clue here and there for the purpose of misleading. Well, it's one strategy you can employ in a good mininet/private network. (Oh yeah - you want to use these to link toward your real money site as well - you just use those misleading clues to divert attention from that. In other words, some prominent links or clues on some of your sites should lead someone elsewhere.)

    There's nothing wrong with linking to a competitor as well. Don't be afraid to sometimes, depending. It comes with the territory when you want to confuse the hell out of whoever might want to unravel/map out your network. Just do it sparingly and try to focus that effort so that you're not spreading those links all throughout your network - and its not from your best pages.

    You know any foreign languages? Well if you know Japanese, make a site in Japanese. Make one in Swedish as well. And do a Spanish one for our brothers south of the border. You can link to your money site in other languages; lots of people neglect that little method. But not me.

    In light of Google's updates, guess what? You will never beat them, I will never beat them, no SEO can ever beat them...when we're trying to strategize around the latest Google algo. It's impossible to know the algo, guess it, and be quick enough and agile enough to take advantage of it. (Long-term, that is.)

    Personally, I have a few feelings about that and they revolve around laziness. I don't like to feel like I'm chasing the latest fad all the time. In fact, the Old SEO is now the New SEO. It's the new black. And for me (since I am lazy and hate doing constant "SEO work" and keeping up with the cool kids' on the forums) I prefer to make sites that Google will never want to deindex (at worst) and will want to put on page one (which is the best case scenario).

    What I mean is, back to basics tactics are what works now - and what will always work. Everybody wants to talk about new "secrets" for fixing things post-Panda and post-Penguin. You know what my Penguin secret methods are? (Ok, no one wants to know - but here they are anyway.) It's simple stuff.

    - I try to make friends with people. I genuinely am a nice guy (my mom even says so) and I learned that people are usually nice back to me. So I have been making friends with other site owners...because we may both need each other one day. (For links, sure, but other things too.)

    - I put solid content on my sites. Yeah, I know that I can scrape stuff, spin stuff, do the hokey pokey and turn myself around but I'm now at the point where I just write a new article or buy a new (original) article. It's way better and I can impress the girls when I show off my sites.

    - I am meticulous about my site structure. Plan that thing out. Don't just start making up categories and tags and throwing up sidebar widgets as you go.

    - I use professional templates. Make good-looking sites. I said it before somewhere (in an older post) and I really believe it. Yeah I have a few haggard-looking sites out there still but anything I've made in a while has had a nice template from one of the many many design/theme sites out there. You can buy 'em cheap and I even heard that somewhere on the net you can get themes for free.

    - I optimize my site speed. I'm a speed fiend. Make your sites load fast. Make them lean and mean. The less your site has to do, the faster. That means cache, make static sites, and limit plugin usage. If you code, you can often bypass the use of a plugin my throwing a custom function in there or something similar. My best kept secret (which is no secret at all) is to utilize Amazon CloudFront as well. (It's a cheap CDN that does the job quite well.)

    - I know the rules. Read the Google SEO book (yeah they made one, search for it), and keep up with their announcements/policies, etc and know the Google best practices. "What are you, some kind of white hat?" I dunno tough guy, I don't even care what I'm called. All I know is that in order to win any game, you need to know the rules. So I read the rules. Simple as that.

    OK, this post is long enough. I don't have all the answers but I hope I've been able to give you at least one - somewhere in all my gibberish. Happy ranking!
     
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  3. matthewseo

    matthewseo Regular Member

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    They are all potential money sites, strong keywords for different cities within the same niche or subject area. Example: plumbing new york - plumbingnewyork.com, plumbing new jersy - plumbing-newjersy.com.

    My keyword matches my domain almost exactly every time for all 80 sites. I want to know how to get them all ranking #1 for the various cities.