[Basics] The parasites properties you must know

SirLouen

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There is plenty of info in this forum, regarding on how to build on top of parasites and how to profit from there. There are some experiments, which even demostrate the power of parasites. But many people struggle to understand why parasites work and the importance of using them when talking about Black Hat SEO tactics. Here I'm going to briefly explain why a Parasite is worth the time and/or the money:

Firstly we have to understand the most important element that make sense to the parasite concept:

There is Google concept to rank pages within the same site, that we can call "internal page rank": this is the number of internal links to certain page from the page itself.

For example, typical newly created profile link from a forum generally have a "0 internal page rank" because they are not even linked from anywhere in the site.
Therefore, despite they could be forcefully indexed with an indexing technique or an indexer from the marketplace, they represent a null amount of link juice to any site (only useful for what is called "linking diversity")

Although, parasites (for example, a campaign in change.org) have a little of extra internal page rank, because the page where the parasite lives, is linked from multiple places in their site (like directories listings).
Same happen with "fivver" gigs, and almost any page that could be considered a real potential parasited page.

So parasites, differ from regular links (like comments or profiles pages) by major two elements:
1. You can put your own content with certain degree of freedom through an online WYSIWYG editor
2. The internal page rank, is more than 0 from the scratch.

Parasites, differ from 2.0 properties for the same reason: internal page rank is more than 0 from the scratch, although some 2.0 properties have also directories where they list their own properties created, which could make them some sort of pseudo-parasites.

But generally 2.0 offer you a subdomain with a completely different page authority, while parasites, are based on an internal folder or url rewrite within the same domain which means, that you inherit the full domain authority, which makes them significantly different from subdomain based 2.0 properties.
This brings us, to the second most important thing of the "parasiting" topic (not parasites itself). This is where we will be really taking advantage of the domain reputation for your own sub page. Meaning, that you can BLAST the page without the risk of a Google penalty most of the times. This type of links are different for example, to a guest post or a PBN, because you CANNOT blast them without hardly affecting the main domain (that doesn't have enough authority to endure the blast).

TL;TR

So these are the 2 or 3 main elements you must know that make the parasites worthy:

1. Editable content + >0 internal page rank
2. Subfolder that holds the main domain rep
3. They are "Blastable"
 

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The Cons

From my experience, there is only one caveat on parasites: They are easily and commonly removed from the site by the owner (manually by admins or by the anti-spam bots). So bare in mind that if you invest too much on them, you may end losing all you invested: generally the time/money invested both in creating the content and/or blasting the site (indexing + CAPTCHA costs in case you do it by yourself, or the price it cost if you buy it in a marketplace)
 

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Yes, its a good idea to have your parasite and web 2.0 articles backed up, as you never know when your account might be deleted.
 

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Imagine i want to rank in "this is the best keyword"

The parasite should point to the specific url "this-is-the-best-keyword.php" or should point to the generic home page?

And the anchortext of the tier2 should be agressive or generic?

Thanks
 

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Thank you @SirLouen ,
My question is can you use parasites just to drive traffic to for example a clickbank product? and not use them to rank your site
 

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My question is can you use parasites just to drive traffic to for example a clickbank product? and not use them to rank your site

In fact, this is one of the most popular purposes.

The interesting thing about parasites, is that they can rank extremely fast for certain keywords since you can blast them and obtain coin flip results that sometimes incline to your favour.
The classic parasites model is generally related to CPA promos (for example, for CPA lockers)
 

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What do you think are the the backlinks to boost a parasite?
 

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Thanks, But what do you mean by saying "blast them"?
You mean create like 20-30 parasites and use them like a PBN or blast the keyword we want to rank, in the page?
 

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You will be kind if you answer my question

You can do whatever you want, there isn't a rule of thumb. You must do this always from a bigger picture if you are willing to point a MS or a tier 1 from your parasites.
The blast can be both a spinned anchor text or a exact match, there are specific topics in the forum that cover specifically how to do this.

You mean create like 20-30 parasites and use them like a PBN or blast the keyword we want to rank, in the page?

The blast refers to the tier2 linkbuilding blast. The parasite must be as clean as possible in terms of anchoring.
Consider that the parasite itself, could be a landing page to your MS and the worst it's setup the higher the possibilities be removed instantly by the site owner.
 

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Solid explanation for "what are and why parasites have value".
 

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The blast can be both a spinned anchor text or a exact match, there are specific topics in the forum that cover specifically how to do this.
Can you please send me some links to these threads?!

Thanks
 

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Yes, its a good idea to have your parasite and web 2.0 articles backed up, as you never know when your account might be deleted.
I had one that was making a few bucks daily deleted without notice. It was annoying as at that time because I didn't expect that to happen so soon.

So, yes you're very correct.
 
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