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Case study - How did I rank a new EMD domain #1 in one month

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by faceblogger, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. faceblogger

    faceblogger Junior Member

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    This is a sample case study on how I ranked an EMD #1 in one month using simple and cost effective SEO steps.

    Lets come to the topic...

    Did key word research & bought a new Exact Match .org domain [.com and .net was already taken]
    The niche was medium competitive (or less medium competitive since it's not an affiliate key word). Not tough as "Auto insurance quotes" and not easy as "internet explorer ipad"

    Global Monthly searches (Exact Match) - 40,500 (It means daily 1350 users are searching using this exact keyword - This number is not accurate, but closer to the number as the google keyword tool values are not that accurate). The average CPC of the niche is pretty less (lesser than $1)

    1. I set up wordpress and posted 5x500 unique good quality articles relevant to the. Installed the basic plugins and added the about page & contact page

    2. First week I set up 20 web 2.0 properties(all do follow) with 22% unique spun articles (one unique article spun 20 times - I used the free version of spinnerchief). All those made with images because I don't want them to be removed later. This type of links are very powerful in a long run. My VA has done this manually - did not use any tools.

    I used some inter-linking between these properties too - Not like a link wheel. I did some inter layering and got more link juice passed to the Wordpress, Blogger & Weebly pages.

    3. Scheduled all these web 2.0 properties to daily 1000 xrumer blast for related set of keywords (all blogs together - not individually) for continuous 30 days.

    4. Started making 4-5 do follow blog comments daily on high PR pages - My VA. (Page with less than 200 OBL)

    5. After 1-2 weeks (or near by, I don't remember the day exactly) did a direct AMR (Article) blast - only to directories with PR0+ Got around 150 live links.

    At the end of two weeks the rank was #66 on google (I don't care about other search engines)

    6. After two weeks I gave a 1000 direct xrumer blast to the site using a set of non-targeted key words and did the same one week after this too - Just scheduled and it happened automatically.

    The purpose of using this xrumer blast was to diversify the anchor text. I usually use 50% of links with my targeted anchor and the rest with a few other keywords and and also exact url.

    7. Gave a 15000 Links ScrapeBox blast to the web 2.0 properties.

    After 18 days rank was #32

    8. Then I ordered a bulk Social Bookmarking Service (1000+ live links both do follow and nofollow). You can either do it in your own or order a bulk social bookmarking service

    Checked the ranking after 3 weeks (3 days after the completion of social bookmarking) and the site was in #5 (Yes, social bookmarks are very effective currently for short term boosts)

    9. Added some more High PR blog comments (daily 5-10)

    I pinged all Xrumer & Social Bookmarking URLs. Added them to two indexing services. [I used the free version]

    Rank was #1 from the 27th day.

    Average unique daily visitors : 700-800 & Average daily adsense income $10
    But it will come down to $4-$5/day if it fell down to 2nd rank.

    Some of the web 2.0 properties got Page Rank too now (4 got PR2 and 5 got PR1). Because the PR update occurred nearly 20 days after I started blasting them. Also my main site (money site) is PR3

    I continued the xrumer blast to the web 2.0 properties for 30 days.

    My conclusion and opinion.

    My focus was to get diversified links (Contextual web 2.0, Social Bookmarks, Blog comments, Article, Profile, etc). Getting long term powerful links - web 2.0, Not all social bookmarking and Blog comment links are long term but there are good for immediate rank boost. However 50% of them are likely to last for long term.
    Profile & Article backlinks are not powerful as they used to be. They give some rank improvement but not as they used to be.
    Article directories were hunted by google after the panda started. Profile links were hunted even before that. However they work to some extent.
    Some people blast articles with Xrumer/ScrapeBox but I did not use it because blasting web 2.0 gives much better results than blasting articles - Especially after panda!
    You can direct blast the money site with xrumer but limit it to a small number and also make sure you drip feed it.

    SEO techniques changes with time so... test, research and read that will keep you updated always. If you continue the SEO you did 6 months ago you may not be able to rank effectively because google changes fast. Therefore we too should change the techniques!

    I did not use some SEO methods such as Private blog networks (which I use for many of my other websites successfully), etc just because, in this case study I wanted to go through a simple and less expensive process.

    Cheers!
     
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  2. MitchHoward

    MitchHoward Junior Member

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    wow very nice, that's fast for 30 days. did you use your spun articles for the web 2.0's?
     
  3. mohitjmehta

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    +4 from me for this useful post nice idea
     
  4. socialmik

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    110% positive the 1000+ social bookmarks is the main reason you hit #1 so fast. Social bookmarking holds HIGH value post-panda and have been doing alot of social bookmarks blasts to rank #1. Congrats on your ranking!
     
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  5. stinkingrich

    stinkingrich Regular Member

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    i have got to #1-#10 for medium competitive keywords with just EMD, wordpress site(only 1 freshly written article) and 125 manual social bookmarking backlinks. And the rankings have survived all panda updates.
     
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    Jrim_Software Power Member

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    All of this is very informative but you mentioned 'cost effective' - how is anything xrumer related cost effective when the software costs $600?
     
  7. flibbertigibbet

    flibbertigibbet Regular Member

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    Why do you waste so much traffic on adsense? You could be making around $150 a day or even more than that with 700-800 visitors a day if you had a targeted CPA offer. :(
     
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    Nice walkthrough +rep

    There's way too many 'journey' threads that don't go anywhere. It's nice to see a case study that actually shows results.

    Cheers!
     
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  9. vicky00

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    You were using tools to blast for Bookmarking , Profile n coments OR you just using these services? if yes then where did u orderd..?
     
  10. dannyduberstein

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    no one said you had to buy the product. You can just buy the service. Fiverr even has tons of people with xrumer services
     
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  11. 2DHades

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    Nice thread!

    7-800 visitors a day and $10/day is SAD :(

    Try using different monetizing method, or change placing of your ads.

    Cheers,
    Hades
     
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    It all depends on when you expect to get a return from your investment I suppose. You can use services like dripable etc which drip feed xrumer links, or you can jump on fiverr and there are people selling 30k profiles or so for $5 (And they are all legit).

    If you need to make your money back in a couple of weeks then it may not be worth it. But what I always say is always try things manually. If building profiles manually don't do anything for your rankings, why buy xrumer? Same goes for blog commenting and scrapebox. So many people whine about scrapebox not getting them ranking, but if the underlying seo ideology doesn't work for you, automating it won't help.
     
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  13. faceblogger

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    I am doing CPA on relevant niche sites where it would convert effectively. Besides, I am doing CPA with PPC, PPV, too.....But, this site (the site I used in this case study) can not be used for CPA for better profit (even if we use it will not convert well and such email submits will end up with scrubbing due to the poor quality leads).

    The CPC of the niche is very less, that is one of the reason why I had less competition. The second best option is content locking however I found adsense works for this particular site..
     
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    Yes. As mentioned I used spun articles for the web 2.0's (22% unique)
     
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    I would like to add another thing - This website has been in #1 for more than 2 weeks now

    So, I am using this site for the case study for how to maintain a site on #1 with less efforts.
     
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  16. Big_0n3

    Big_0n3 Senior Member

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    Nice case study. Good luck with it!
     
  17. sidaz

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    So use micro niche high ctr theme and rob the Bank :)
     
  18. Getwhatchuwant

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    Guys, I do appreciate all the tips and tricks but I have a hobby blog with a "how to" keyword EMD. The main KW does not get alot of traffic BUT some other words, very competitive are ranking page 1 or very high on page 2 with almost no effort.

    Here is an example the site is something like "howtoplaytennisincollege.com" on Yahoo the site is #1 on google #3 for "how to play tennis in college", I am also in the top 15 or so for "how to play tennis in high school" (not that hard) and the generic term "how to play tennis" (much harder). Since this was a hobby site I did very little if any backlinking a couple fo PR 0 squid0o lenses I made myself, some forum posts with a link back to my site but most of all I wrote about 10 articles, all unique about "how to play tennis".

    In 2 or 3 weeks I was page 1 for all 3 of those terms. I have dropped since because I no longer put fresh content on it, it is basically just a video autoblog and has been that way for more than a month and still holding pretty high positions with absolutely no effort.

    The point of my post is I truly believe if you have a medium comp KW or lower and have an EMD if you put a bunch of good KW rich posts, google will find and rank you with minimal linking. Obviously the harder the KW the more links and Higher authority links you will need.
     
  19. mojamalatajna

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    In before dance
     
  20. faceblogger

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    I don't see any chance for dance, from my experience with the other websites that I ranked using pretty similar techniques. I consider the factors that cause a website to dance when formulating the SEO plan.
     
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