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[Case Study] Indexing and Ranking Parasites & Spun Content

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mindmaster, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. mindmaster

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    It's nice to see case studies on Blackhatworld.
    I know that I appreciate this kind of threads the most. It gets me excited.

    1. What is this case study about?

    A couple of months ago I thought to test out if I can index spun content on parasites (lovely expired Tumblrs), without building backlinks or submitting to indexing services.
    A secondary goal was to see if I can rank any of the blogs with the spun content and no additional backlinks.


    2. Ingredients used:

    A. Cleverspinner
    Haven't tested recently against Wordai, but I assume they are still similar in terms of results. However, the price of Cleverspinner is about 5 times cheaper.
    Maybe I am just cheap and that is why I think Cleverspinner is the better choice. :smirk:

    I am a user for more than 1 year and I am more than satisfied. It is my ingredient for some of my tier 1 and for my Tumblr Blast service.

    I used "1 Acceptable" and "2 Quite Good" settings to spin.
    I chose articles that had over 1000 words.
    Spent a couple of minutes to edit manually a bit.
    Thinking back I should've used the "Mix - Best Rewrite" or "Mix - Best Rew Rem" option to skip the manual edit to assure the uniqueness from the first run.

    The aim was that the article would pass plagiarism check. I would say at least half of the content is not readable as it is not making much sense.
    To make it readable it would probably take at least 10 minutes per article.

    B. Expired Tumblrs
    Self-explanatory. Here is the current MOZ metrics:
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    Each has at least a few hundred backlinks.
    You can see the metrics are not the highest possible, considering you can get up to PA60-80 and thousands of backlinks pretty easy.

    1 of the 6 blogs has adult keywords in the username.
    Tumblrs are not niche related. Tiered of people looking for 'niche related' expired web2.0's.

    Niche related expired Tumblrs are not worthed to search for. The supply is low or non-existent as Tumblrs that are built with a niche in mind are from IMers like you and me. They will never delete their own blogs.
    Instead, people (kids mostly) that blog about random stuff will most often delete their own Tumblr. ;)

    Each blog has a short-url to an affiliate offer. However, I am expecting to have conversions on this niche only if the blogs rank top3.

    3. Let's check Indexing and if the page Ranks for any keyword.
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    The initial plan was to make more blogs with spun content. However, stopped after 6.

    As you can see all got indexed. Some indexed after 1 week and others after 3-4 weeks.

    4. Rankings according to Semrush after 5-6 weeks
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The 5 out of 6 blogs that rank show at least 2 keywords in top 40.
    Probably Ahrefs will show more keywords ranking for these blogs. As I see Ahrefs has usually data that is more recent compared to Semrush.

    My aim was to see how good does spun content index on expired Tumblrs without building additional links.

    I am surprised that every blog got indexed eventually.

    Even more surprised that 5 out of 6 ranks for some keywords, even if the keywords are obscure and they are not all buying keywords.

    I don't expect the rankings to improve much without building backlink.
    Now I got 6 blogs ready to be transformed in tier 1.
    If any of the blogs will rank top3 will go back and edit content to make it 100% readable.
     
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  3. blackbeans

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    Where did you buy the expired tumblrs?

    How competitive is your niche overall?
     
  4. mindmaster

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    I scrape Tumblrs them myself.
    And I sell these since 2013. I had my first sells thread with virtualc08 selling expired tumblrs. I miss that guy.

    I would say the competition in this niche is medium.
    However, the keywords that these tumblrs rank now I would say are more on the easy side.
    With perfect on-page and 10-30 decent baclinks you prably would rank on the first page.
     
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    Thanks a lot for this case study. You know maybe where I can buy expired weebly domains with high TF?
     
  6. mindmaster

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    I might be able to help you.
    However, there are plenty of gigs on Fiverr, Seoclerck and even here there might be live 1-2 sells thread.
    You just need to search.
     
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    following. Good luck.
     
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    Nice going man, pls keep us posted
     
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    Following! My case study ended pretty well gonna start throwing up more parasites to fill up the first page of SERPS alongside my medium.com page
     
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    following:)
     
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    I've been following that.

    I will try something similar soon.
     
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    What types of links do you plan on building to the tumblr's? Are you going to target exact match keywords when you do?
     
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    Nice! Following...
     
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    Hi! What tools do you use to check tumbrls metrics?
     
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    Seems interesting! Following!
     
  18. mindmaster

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    Haven't decided if I will build links or not.
    Either way, the case study is complete. I wanted to see if spunn content gets indexed and if it ranks, without building additional backlinks.

    For MOZ metrics there is a Scrapebox addon.
     
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    Hey! When you scrape tumblrs, do you use similar content topics to what that blog had before or you just add content you want/need?
     
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    That is a waste of time from my point of view.
    Just check on google how many tumblrs are in your niche. If you don't get at least a half millions results, there are slim chances you will find a decent blog somehow related to your niche.
     
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