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Build your own high PR backlinks from SourceForge.net

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by MrOctopus, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. MrOctopus

    MrOctopus Newbie

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    I kind of stumbled across a technique tonight that I want to share with you guys. Firstly a couple of disclaimers:
    • This method does cost money (albeit small amounts)
    • I haven't tested this method, so you can call it a theory if you like

    What we're aiming for: a high PR page with full control over content/links, on a sourceforge subdomain

    How we're achieving it: creating a sourceforge account, utilising their "Sites" feature, and building PR through donations

    Here are the steps taken to implement this:
    1. Create an account at http://sourceforge.net
    2. On your computer create an index.html file with whatever content/links you want (this will be the page we control)
    3. SFTP to frs.sourceforge.net using your login (https://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sourceforge/wiki/Developer%20web)
    4. Use the 'put' command to upload index.html
    5. Your page will now appear on your "Site" at [username].users.sourceforge.net with a grand PR of 0... obviously
    6. This page is linked to from your profile at sourceforge.net/users/[username] (on the root domain!)

    Now the setup is done, it's time to build up your "Site" authority. This is where my theory kicks in, but it's nothing groundbreaking... Check it out yourself, these are do follow links. The only downside to the theory is the 2 tiers, but we're dealing with some high PRs here!

    Time to get some juice flowing...
    1. https://sourceforge.net/donate/ themselves (hey, they're giving us the ability to do this - right?)... PR4 backlink there
    2. Jump into ScrapeBox and use the footprint: site:https://sourceforge.net/project/project_donations.php
    3. Scrape as many results as you like, then run Check Pagerank
    4. Sort by PR, then visit the high PR results
    5. Donate away (it seems all projects have a minimum US$5 donation)

    What happens here is your donations is automatically added to the project donations page, with a link back to your Profile. Your Profile has a link to your Site. Your Site is 100% in your control for both content & links.

    The highest I've seen so far is a PR7, but most seem to be PR4-6... Either way, $5 a pop.

    The big unknown at this stage is how many donations you would need to do in order to build your Site into a valuable asset. I scraped some user pages with "no recent events" (i.e. aiming for inactive users) and found plenty of PR4-6 profiles/sites, so it's feasible. I've thrown $50 at donations to see what comes of it over the next couple of months.

    If you found this interesting or useful, I'd love a thanks!
     
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  2. DamageX

    DamageX Elite Member

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    Nifty. And VERY good, since 99% of BHW will shy away from it because it costs money! :D
     
  3. JoshN

    JoshN Junior Member

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    Sounds good. I know donations can even be considered a white hat method. You're donating to build your brand. I've heard the SEOmoz guys praise this method so if this works I would chase it
     
  4. DarkMeta

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    All the links from same domain, it will be safe?
     
  5. littlebat

    littlebat Registered Member

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    Nice, tried this previously with a few other donation sites.
     
  6. NoirHat

    NoirHat Regular Member

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    are all these backlinks from the same IP or Server?
    not sure how much juice will be given.
    will have to watch
     
  7. monchichi

    monchichi Power Member

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    Good method. Donating works on some pages and this may be a great way to build your own high pr sourceforge site. Waiting for your updates!
     
  8. junter

    junter Registered Member

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    Got an error when tried to load the project_donations.php page (can't post links yet)
     
  9. MrOctopus

    MrOctopus Newbie

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    Yeah I suppose donations could be considered white hat... Although I played a little later last night and found some free ways.

    You can leave Reviews and post in Forums, but none of these are high PR. The donations are still the juicy ones.

    I also had a realisation that it could take a long long time for this to work. You could have 500 PR5 links going to your Profile, but you'll only have one link from there going to your Site (then onwards to your money sites). I guess it could still be quite a valuable asset over time.

    I have seen some high PR sites, so it's certainly possible to achieve.
     
  10. MrOctopus

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    You can't go direct to that URL, use scrapebox with that footprint. The actual URLs are like: https://sourceforge.net/project/project_donations.php?group_id=XXXXXX
     
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  11. cstmprod

    cstmprod Registered Member

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