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[case study] Do Fiverr gigs work... reverse engineering.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by todor, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. todor

    todor Regular Member

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    Today I was searching for some Fiver gigs and on one of the gigs I saw one of the customers with positive feedback has left his website (many people do it, I don't know why). So I decided to make some reverse engineering in order to see if this gig works or not and because I thought he may have used other gigs as well, I searched Google with:

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    "http://www.waystomakemoneyonlinetips.com" site:fiverr.com
    And I ended with 20 results, it means this guy has used 20 Fiverr gigs. Personally I don't use Fiverr a lot, thus I don't know if Fiverr gigs are good or bad, that's why I decided to keep going with the reverse engineering to find it out for myself. Most of the gigs were used 3 weeks ago, enough time for every website to see some results.

    The gigs were the following:

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    http://fiverr.com/ghost/create-500-one-way-links
    http://fiverr.com/jmp247/create-a-facebook-fan-page-for-your-website-or-business
    http://fiverr.com/uditbhansali/post-100-high-pr-edu-backlinks-which-will-surely-boost-your-serps-ranking
    http://fiverr.com/georgy/put-your-website-on-125000-freeweb7com-pr4-websites-for-traffic-and-seo
    http://fiverr.com/adclicks/click-on-your-google-adsense-or-other-ads-for-you-for-1-month-straight-everyday
    http://fiverr.com/jiliffe/tweet-your-message-and-url-to-my-5400-twitter-followers-3x-a-day-for-7-days
    http://fiverr.com/mikemeth/do-1000-edu-blog-comments
    http://fiverr.com/brianc/give-you-20-instant-edu-and-gov-backlinks-and-send-you-the-list
    http://fiverr.com/mrsohel_tex/create-a-linkwheel-using-5-web-2-point-0-sites-with-my-own-unique-article-and-then-bookmark-and-ping-all-the-sites-to-get-them-indexed
    http://fiverr.com/iranqseo/give-you-11000-backlinks-all-live-backlinks-and-your-site-is-there-all-links-are-my-own-private-unique-list-just
    http://fiverr.com/expertgeek/make-500-blog-commenting-backlinks-for-any-website
    http://fiverr.com/sizay/create-over-4500-plus-fresh-high-pr-backlinks-over-250-plus-fresh-edu-and-over-350-gov-backlinks-for-your-website-including-pinging
    http://fiverr.com/errorx/combine-link-wheel-and-link-pyramid-in-one-to-give-you-the-most-powerful-backlink-service
    http://fiverr.com/fivvrfun/submit-your-website-manually-to-stumbleupon-folkd-delicious-digg-mixx-linkagogo-excite-bookmarks-mylinkvault-secondbrain-twitter-and-more
    http://fiverr.com/rocksoft/create-link-wheels-from-10-high-authority-web-20-websites-effortlessly-dominate-the-entire-first-page-of-any-search-engines
    http://fiverr.com/kapsco1/write-two-400-plus-word-ezine-optimized-articles
    http://fiverr.com/monty66/spin-your-article-and-do-a-mega-submission-to-over-1200-article-directories-using-article-marketing-robot
    http://fiverr.com/onesubmission/deliver-300-to-400-fans-to-your-facebook-page-within-24h
    http://fiverr.com/jamiesbeck/make-50-to-100-edu-gov-backlinks-to-your-website-gov-and-edu-back-links-are-great-for-boosting-search-engine-results-bumping-your-site-up
    http://fiverr.com/expertgeek/make-10-web-2-sites-linkwheel-with-high-seo-power-google-authority-domains-of-pr6-pr8
    After that I loaded the website in Google Keyword Tool in the field Website and I got 100 keywords for this website. I ordered the keywords by US exact local monthly searches and took the first 31 to analize. The search volume for the first keyword "web traffic" and the last "how to get traffic" was 9900/4400 and 1000/320 (Global/Local): The first 31 keywords were:

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    web traffic
    buy website traffic
    increase website traffic
    website promotion
    buy web traffic
    free traffic
    site traffic
    increase web traffic
    buy traffic
    free website traffic
    increase traffic
    get website traffic
    how to increase website traffic
    free web traffic
    traffic swarm
    increase traffic to website
    get traffic
    free traffic generator
    increase web site traffic
    how to get traffic to your website
    traffic website
    how to increase web traffic
    website traffic report
    traffic to my website
    traffic to website
    web traffic genius
    increase site traffic
    traffic software
    get web traffic
    more web site traffic
    how to get traffic
    I loaded them in Rank Tracker and checked for US Google Bing and Yahoo... the only keyword that was in Top 100 was "increase web traffic" (search volume 3600/1300) on posision #93.

    As you see I don't comment OnPage SEO and focus only on OffPage and especially on Link building, as this is the most important for good ranking. I don't know if the problem is in the Fiver gigs quality or in the selection of Fiver gigs, but what I know in this case study is Fiver gigs don't work.

    That was it... I hope I've been in help. :)
     
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  2. major_killer

    major_killer Registered Member

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    Very Nice.... Good Work....
     
  3. WordKey

    WordKey Junior Member

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    Wow, nice work. Now we know these Fiverr gigs don't work. One problem with fiverr gigs is that they use the same backlink list again and again. Hence the quality of links are not very good.
     
  4. kazhkaz

    kazhkaz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Nice analysis :) I wonder if it is possible to find "good gigs" with this method but you would not know if he wasn't doing any other link building to that site.
     
  5. LBrown

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    Interesting analysis but it just says that this guy is either a noob or a different kind of marketer. If he is a noob then these services aren't working for him and he doesn't understand why. It says nothing about fiverr service as a whole, just how this guy is using these services.

    If he is a different kind of marketer he may be using these services on different sites than his MMO site and leaving the URL for his MMO site knowing that fiverr users buying these gigs are the perfect audience for this site. A lot of people with MMO blogs don't do SEO for those blogs but just go the social marketing route. If you look at his site, the first page is an opt-in page. I wonder how many fiverr noobs have signed up for his list. If this is what he is doing it is just another way that fiverr is an effective marketing strategy.

    PS I've gotten into the top 5 with fiverr alone but I've never made it to #1 with just fiverr. I consider it effective for SEO.
     
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  6. crashdi

    crashdi Regular Member

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    like every weapon, one need to know how to use fiverr properly

    otherwise it can just backfire
     
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    blackma Power Member

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    Fight fiverr with fiverr.
     
  8. turbohacker

    turbohacker Regular Member

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    As with anything in this world, you get what you pay for :)
     
  9. todor

    todor Regular Member

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    I got your point, but if he just use different approach of promoting his website, paying $5 for a gig just to place his MMO site on a fiver gig feedback wall... sounds weird.

    From other perspective thousands of people have seen these 20 gigs and many of them have checked his website just from curiosity... maybe he has gained some leads this way... I don't know.
     
  10. LBrown

    LBrown Senior Member

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    He's paying $5 for the SEO service - probably for another site. Then he uses the feedback area as a free way to promote his MMO site. It seems genius to me.

    http://www.ipfingerprints.com/reverseip.php

    It looks like he is doing local SEO.
     
  11. todor

    todor Regular Member

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    Probably you're right about promoting other website, but how did you find out he is doing local SEO?

    Reverse IP can't help in this case as his host is shared (Blue host) and server IP is shared along with many other domains.
     
  12. kelso

    kelso Regular Member

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    Man! I've learned a LOT from your case study! Opened my eyes a lot! Rep!