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[CASE STUDY] Evaluating the Power of Social Monkee 2.0 and Social Bookmarks

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by azguru, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. azguru

    azguru Elite Member

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    With SEO being what it is today, it is hard to fully gauge the effects of any link building method unless you run a case study using ONLY that method.

    That being said, I have had a Social Monkee Premium account sitting around for quite some time. For those of you who aren't familiar with Social Monkee, it is a site that allows you to create social bookmarks on a private network on a daily basis. Recently they have upgraded their network and released it as Social Monkee 2.0.

    I have heard many mixed reviews about it, and I want to test its power by myself. I will be testing its power as a first tier of links. I am testing it on a fairly new site with no other backlinks built to it. I am doing this not only to test the Social Monkee service, but to test the power of Social Bookmarks in general, as I feel their value has depreciated recently.

    I am trying to rank an easy/medium keyword.

    The keywords current ranking is 0 with 0 backlinks built.

    I have created 200 bookmarks directly to the site's main page and an inner page today. I will continue to bookmark the inner pages on a daily basis, and report back in this thread with ranking updates if and when they occur.
     
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  2. harry black

    harry black Registered Member

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    I guess it's a bit early to see results yet but I'll be following. I've been wondering about using it recently, especially as I see it's currently $7 for a lifetime membership.
     
  3. azguru

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    Yep. It is definitely a good value, but I have yet to see its effectiveness.
    The links it gives you are mostly on PR 0 or PR N/A domains.

    We will see though...
     
  4. BigFatWallet

    BigFatWallet Power Member

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    Nice to see you doing a case study to determine how social bookmarks only (do-follow in this case) affect the rankings. I am going to keep an eye on your thread.

    Good luck :)
     
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    This looks interesting. Subbed. GL
     
  6. azguru

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    UPDATE: Just submitted another 300 bookmarks to 3 category subdomains of the site.

    Keyword Ranking: Still 0
     
  7. pallyD

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    I was looking into this as well. I am very curious what kind of results you will get. Add a subscriber

    Sent from my YP-G1
     
  8. NikosX

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    Please keep us informed with your tests! (does this platform allow you to diversify the anchors?)
     
  9. aardanyul

    aardanyul BANNED BANNED

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    Really cool case study! I believe social backlinks really help a lot, and one of my first really successful sites used social backlinks as much as possible (like wp-auto tweet, etc). Good luck with the study!
     
  10. azguru

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    Yeah. The titles you choose are your anchor texts and you can use up to 20 different titles.
     
  11. azguru

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    UPDATE

    250 more links pointed at money site inner pages for keyword.

    Keyword Ranking: Still 0
     
  12. HP.Bryce

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    Looks like a study to follow. Thanks for publishing your ongoing results!
     
  13. azguru

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    RANKING UPDATE:

    Keyword still at 0
     
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    I have it. Its good for one thing & one thing only: getting ur links indexed. Otherwise blows & they constantly pimp shitty WSOs to u.
     
  15. azguru

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    I hate that shit. They market a new product to me every single time I log in and not a single one is a quality product.

    It seems like a lot of work to do just to get a link indexed.
     
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    For indexing the links you can use the Linklicious free account which is good for 40 backlinks a day.
     
  17. azguru

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    I already use a Lindexed paid account. However, I wouldn't rely on only this. It is important to build links to your backlinks too. My preferred method is SB blasts.
     
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    I hope it will work out for you, but I doubt you will get where you need to go
     
  19. azguru

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    I'm not trying to get anything but information :)
     
  20. manikato

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    i agree with you, i have tried that for few sites but nothing happened. i don't thing that auto everything tools will help for ranking keywords. either you pay someone do manually or do it yourself. IMHO