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A Short Guide on how I do my SEO and backlinks cost-effectively

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  1. Writerly

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    Let me start off by saying that I have used this technique a lot, including for one article that I wrote 6 months ago. It has brought me $6000 in sales since then, and still continues to do so as I rank first for a range of keywords that my article is addressing. Not too bad for a day of work.

    Before I start, I want to say that this works for easy and medium-to-rank keywords only. I prefer to rank for such keywords, because 1) it shows that you do not follow the most obvious route that everyone is taking 2) you do not have to invest a lot for backlinks, and 3) it is usually something very specific, which is usually much easier to convert into a sale.

    Getting started

    So you have a website/landing page where you are selling a product or service.

    Let us say you are selling a hair-loss prevention shampoo called OmegaHair on omegahair.com. You are picking out keywords that you want to rank, and instinctively you pick the most obvious ones, which are:

    1) shampoo against hair loss
    2) hair loss prevention shampoo
    3) shampoo against balding
    4) stop balding shampoo

    Now some of these keywords, your website omegahair.com might be targeting already like as follows:

    OmegaHair - The Best Shampoo Against Hairloss

    That is great. But just in itself, your website is not effective because:

    1) You yourself are claiming you have the best shampoo, and almost nobody is going to believe that.
    2) You are not targeting keywords within your niche at its full potential with just this keyword.

    People have to be convinced your product is the best product against hairloss before they enter your website, because, believe it or not, you lose credibility about whatever you say about your own product.

    You need to do it externally from your own website, and that is why you need to make a completely different website. That is where the real money is. A website that talks about shampoos against hairloss, and which one promotes you as being the best one. For example, in this case, hairlossexpert.com.

    Picking out the keywords

    Now before you start writing articles on your different website, you to pick out keywords where you feel that you have really exhausted the potential of your reach on Google. Now we have talked about:

    1) shampoo against hair loss
    2) hair loss prevention shampoo
    3) shampoo against balding
    4) stop balding shampoo

    Despite it being obvious, these are good keywords that you should definitely rank for. I use Google Adword´s keyword planner tool to see how many times these keywords get searched, and usually they will suggest some really good ones that I will include in my list

    To rank for these keywords, I actually use the list format and do:

    Best *keyword*
    Top 10 *keyword*
    Most effective *keyword*

    So, as an example, if I want to rank for shampoo against hair loss, I would write an article called 10 Best Shampoo Against Hair Loss and in the description I would write that it is scientifically proven or whatever.

    But that is not it. I will also try to think of keywords that are not that obvious, that could still lead to a sale like:

    How to slow down hairloss (I would list several methods, including using shampoo, which then links directly to OmegaHair)
    Natural ways to prevent baldness
    Shampoo for thinning hair
    Hair recovery shampoo

    Etc. You can usually think of another 20+ keywords with the help of Google keyword planner.

    Writing the articles

    There is a strict format I follow to write these articles:
    1) Must be a list. Start with Nr. 10 (e.g. Nr. 10 - ThickyHair Shampoo) and include a photo of the product, in this case the shampoo.
    2) Must must be natively written.
    3) At least 1500.
    4) Many subheadings, easy to read and with plenty of images.

    For all these list articles, you put OmegaHair on first place, and you state clear as to why it is the best. You can even sign up with affiliates for the other 9 shampoos because sometimes people will buy from your competitors. This is normal and should not bother you.

    I have noticed this format works really well to get to the first page on Google with no or a few backlinks. Once you have published it, give it a few weeks. I use Serpbook.com to track my rankings.

    Building backlinks

    Competitor´s backlinks
    I have competitors, and they are not stupid. I will to take full advantage of that by checking their backlink profile and noting down the links that I can replicate as well for free.

    Forums
    Then I will find each and every forum that talks about hair loss, get registered, and promote not OmegaHair but my Hairlossexpert.com website. Not only does that drive traffic to my website, it also improves the metrics of hairlossexpert.com, which consequently improves it of omegahair.com if you have the right linking structure.

    Other
    I will also look into Reddit.com, Yahoo Answers and Quora. In Quora, for example, there might be a lad asking

    Help. I am losing hair. What can I do?

    And you hit them with your hairlossexpert.com website.

    Reddit, Yahoo Answers, and Quora are all great sources for real traffic and conver well.

    Post-Analysis
    Once I have let the articles index for a few weeks and build free backlinks, I check my rankings. Now remember that since hairlossexpert.com is still a fresh domain, you might not yet be where you want to be in ranks, but you certainly will be over the course of a few months if you keep writing and keep building free backlinks.

    I would not mind answering any questions that you might have.
     
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    nice man. I would like to know any tools besides Keyword planner from adwords & serpbook that you're using (e.g content automation or tools for posting on social media or anything else). Thanks a bunch!
     
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    I do not use any automated tools. If I want more impact, I will beforehand choose where I will build one website like hairlossexpert.com or 4-5 that are interlinked and public and providing real value. This technique is really for people that do not mind writing 2000 words a day if they have to.

    Another tool I use is Ahrefs.com to check the backlinks, SemRush to see the keywords of my competitors and determine where they get their most organic traffic from. Then a traffic tracker like Google analytics.
     
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    So do you try to build all the links manually or try to outsource, Also how many guest posts do you try to get?
     
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    Thank you for sharing your method. Great help :)
     
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    You are not building any PBN's or Web 2.0s to rank and you are getting good results with this?
     
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    Method does seems legit and for people who are in for long haul(and I don't mind that :D).

    Do you think it is fine to expect this method to gain traction within 3Month time frame provide that you are starting from scratch for both main site
    and supporting websites as well?
     
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    Excellent Guide ... !!
    What about the backlinks ??? how you get them ??
     
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    I build them manually because it is more cost-effective. If I do it myself, I know I will do it right and not have someone spam these forums. Let us say I am actually quite knowledgeable about hair loss after a few days of reading Wikipedia. A person shares on this forum that he is actually balding and what he can do. I hit him with:

    Sorry to hear about hairloss experience. Hairloss is actually caused by _____. Over the last few decades, there were many products pushed to people to profit from the market, but there was not a lot research done on this. Not until the last decade. They have determined that the chemical _____ prevents or slows down the hairloss process, and this chemical is used in various shampoos. Experiencing hairloss myself and I read an article on hairlossexpert.com/best-hairloss-shampoo that actually helped me.

    This might all be bullshit, but at least you are making it believable.

    That is far more effective than having 10 backlinks ordered by some outsource guy who will say: Hey guys, check out this website hairlossexpert.com. It talks about hairloss shampoos.

    Even though this is a backlink, it reads like spam.

    Guest posts, especially the ones you get here on BHW for $20 are OK if you want to improve your metrics and maybe move up a few spots in ranks, but that is about it. Not really any added value.

    But then again, if you make your own website with quality content that actually converts, that is far, far more effective.
     
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    Nice share mate, thanks!
     
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    Yes, actually the article that made me $6000 until now was the first article I wrote for my version of the hairlossexpert.com website. It hit the first position within a month, much to my surprise. Since then, I have written around 25 more articles over 3 more websites, and the results just kept repeating themselves.

    Yes, I am not. I hope that not everyone thinks that PBNs and WEB 2.0s are the only ways to rank for keywords.
     
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    Guys, this is my version of the hairlossexpert.com website that I started over 6 months ago. All backlinks build to this are free with nothing complex like BPNs or WEB 2.0´s. All keywords are easy to medium within a very profitable niche. It is growing naturally every month.
     
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    I exclusively look for easy to rank keywords but I'm still having trouble ranking them. Thanks for the information.
     
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    Like I said, replicating those of my competitors (which can be submissions, mentions, review pages), forums, Quora, Yahoo answers, and Reddit.

    The best backlinks are the side websites you make for your main website.
     
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    Got more details? Age of website, content structure, whether it is indexed, etc. I could have a look but I am not sure if that is allowed by BHW...
     
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    Great share, thank you for putting the effort into writing this.
     
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    Good share to follow
     
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    OP great read. I like your support for "natural" ranking with content and forum posts. + Super idea with the 2 websites working together, it builds great trust with customers because you are slowly introducing them to your product and funneling them in, leading them up to the sale.
     
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    Thanks for the answering. Will be following this thread for more tips from you :)
     
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    Great post and congrats on your success.

    The one thing that I don't understand is why you put #1 at the bottom. It makes sense if you're trying to increase time on site but with affiliate websites wouldn't the conversions be higher if you started with the best instead of them having to read for 10 minutes.