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A little inspiration

Discussion in 'CPA' started by fvcktheworld, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. fvcktheworld

    fvcktheworld Regular Member

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    I would just like to tell my story.

    About a month ago I was searching around online, and found something in the google locals listing that I thought was very interesting.

    I run a business for offline businesses where I promote their site and help get it ranked on the first page or first position.

    Anyways, I did some thinking and some keyword research and came up with this plan.

    I then purchased a domain to test this with, through together a quick site in frontpage. Faked my refferer to a CPA offer. An made a listing on Google Locals.

    I waited about three days before I did anything to it. Threw a couple of reviews on there and two days later it was a one box for the search term in that city.

    Now one thing you have to remember, if you target a big area, people do not have to put their city in the search term to get the google locals to show up. They just have to use the keywords you are optimizing for.

    So I have a one box with a website on the very top of Google. This is about 3 weeks ago. Then I totally forgot about it. Got really busy with my business helping customers.

    Last night I logged into my CPA Account, because I am getting ready to start a JV with someone. Wanted to check everything out.

    To my surprise there is $144.00 in there. So I did a little investigating, and it all came from that one site in google locals. A site that i put up in one night and probably spent a total of 1 hour working on.

    So I got a little excited. Not about the money, but the fact that it is working so well. So I went to Google Insight and did a little more research. The city that I chose does not even get very many searches compared to others for what I was ranking for.

    So last night I purchased 9 more domains for all of the cities that were high in Google Insight. I built the sites and put everything together, changed some stuff up, to where I will be gathering their emails now to send them more offers down the road.

    I will update this thread, if it goes like it should.

    Just wanted to share that with everyone.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Vento

    Vento Registered Member

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    Very interesting, I'll be checking the thread for updates :)
     
  3. fvcktheworld

    fvcktheworld Regular Member

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    I will keep it as updated as I can. I am very busy, and this is kind of a side experiment. It is pretty awesome that a local listing that is free could bring in direct traffic like that though.
     
  4. TonySw

    TonySw Newbie

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    Thank you for an informative post I am currently reading up on local searches as its something I want to test out. My question is why the fake refferer to the CPA offer?

    Thanks
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  5. fvcktheworld

    fvcktheworld Regular Member

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    I have to fake the refferer because of what kind of offer it is, coming from the site they come from. I can not say to much about it, but I have to.

    On another note, I pretty much always fake the referrer so they don't know where my traffic is really coming from.
     
  6. TonySw

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    Thanks for clarifying will await your updates on this :)

    Cheers
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  7. theironlemming

    theironlemming Junior Member

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    Nice technique! Keep us posted. :)
     
  8. fvcktheworld

    fvcktheworld Regular Member

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    So, an update. I put up 6 more sites with the exact same domain name three days ago. I have been really busy. Anyways, got those six sites up, and what do you know this morning I woke up to and there are two more sells.

    Two of them have one boxes already. The others will also. If I could scale this up a little bit more, this would be a great secondary income.

    I will suggest to anyone that is going to try a method like this, that this is short lived and could fall out anytime. Google Locals could drop you and or cpa company could ban you, so while you are making money with somehting blackhat, make sure that you are keeping up with those white hat techniques also. The quick totally awesome blackhat money is to provide start up capital or a trip to vegas, either way you are going to have a hard time making a living off of money made blackhat when the hammer falls on you.

    Will update in two days and let everyone know how it is going. Also, I may, and please don't pm me about this, but may take on a jv to help me with this and see if I can scale it to every city in the usa.
     
  9. kracker2k

    kracker2k Newbie

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    Couples questions about this.

    When you say Google Locals do you mean Google Maps or something? I've never heard of Google Locals.

    What do you mean by box or one box when dealing with this? Not sure I understand.

    I'm very interested in this method.

    Thanks
     
  10. fvcktheworld

    fvcktheworld Regular Member

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    It is hard to scale this method, because there are only so many big cities and this is a very specific search and set up. It is kind of hard to explain, and I would say more, but this method could be saturated in about 10 minutes.
     
  11. DemonAbumi

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    thanks for this post, fuels the flame of action in me even more.
     
  12. masterboy56

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    This looks interesting,I will follow your updates.
     
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    Great ..very intresting...will explore few tricks
     
  14. mrseotools

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    what do you mean you fake referrer to cpa offer? I thought you were promoting for offline businesses? So are u using google to do cpa? Or how is this related to promoting for someone else? What do they get out of it
     
  15. idontownablackhat

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    I dont really understand this method maybe im just being dumb??

    i know google local listings as i use it as part of my web design service for local business, you can list a business in a town or city and then it will apear in google maps for that area and in google serps as a result for that town name but how are you making money from CPA on this?

    Are you listing a fake business and listing the url to a cpa splash page? i wouldnt understand why a visitor coming from google looking for a local business in a town would then fill out a cpa offer after going through the link surley they would bounce back??

    its probley quite easy but its early morning here in the uk please explain more it looks interesting