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[CASE STUDY] LBrown's Foolproof, Failproof and Free SEO for Newbs in Action

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by LovervsFighter, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. LovervsFighter

    LovervsFighter Junior Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I spent the last few days reading through LBrown's simple, yet really cool tutorial (you can view it in full here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...of-free-search-engine-optimization-newbs.html) and chatting back and forth with her about a few related things.

    I've always wanted to post up a journal/journey/case study but have always been really erratic in my projects so it never would have made for good, point-by-point reading. I was really impressed by this tutorial though and I thought I'd use the approach on one of my brand, spanking new sites (indexed, but not ranked yet) to see if this approach can actually work for newbies.

    Naturally I won't be giving away any vitals like the URL of my sites, the keywords I'm trying to rank for an so on but I will give you a snapshot below so you can follow along if you'd like and track my hard work and my site's progress using LBrown's wisdom.

    I hope at the very least the site sees some 'post-Panda/Penguin/Dinosaur/Hootie and the Blowfish update' ranking improvements so newbies to the IM game don't give up the dream prematurely.

    Cheers, guys!
     
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  2. LovervsFighter

    LovervsFighter Junior Member

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    Note: Before anyone asks, everything I am doing in this case study can be found here:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...of-free-search-engine-optimization-newbs.html.

    I am following that tutorial to the letter so I won't be going into any super specific details on this thread. If you'd like a question answered, check the original tutorial first; odds are your answer is in there.

    Overview:


    7 Primary Keywords in Total
    Keywords are within what I would consider to be the 'medium' level of competition bracket
    All keywords have been researched and are industry 'buying keywords' for the particular product/service my affiliate site is promoting

    Keyword Stats:

    Keyword #1: 3,500 Global Monthy Searches [Exact]
    Keyword #2: 3,000 Global Monthy Searches [Exact]
    Keyword #3: 2,200 Global Monthy Searches [Exact]
    Keyword #4: 1,600 Global Monthy Searches [Exact]
    Keyword #5: 1,200 Global Monthy Searches [Exact]
    Keyword #6: 1,000 Global Monthy Searches [Exact]
    Keyword #7: 590 Global Monthy Searches [Exact]

    Let the Case Studyin' Begin:

    Day #1 - 3 (I invested a few days of work in prior to starting this thread.)

    Current Rankings: [US] - All keywords not in Top 100 on Big G

    Task Completed:

    - I've download a list of high PR, web 2.0 sites. I am planning to post to 50 - 100 of them. The aim is to use the schedule function on as many web 2.0 sites that allow it. That way content will keep churning out long after I've moved on.

    - I've installed Dragon Naturally Speaking an am in the process of tweaking it to get it working 100%. I have a feeling my Australian accent might cause some headaches with this software, though.

    - 5 web 2.0 properties have now been established. On each of them I've uploaded a profile photo, some random information in the bio sections (where applicable,) and have thrown in a few images for good measure.

    - For each of these 5 web 2.0 properties I've written between 17 - 22 posts, all around about 400 words. Already the best advice I can give anyone thinking about trying this tutorial is this; shut off your brain. When you do the amount of writing we're about to do here, it is easy to get writer's block. You need to just type; random stuff, it honestly doesn't matter. The whole aim is to make it seem like a real blog so just let it flow, ensure there is a bit of formatting to it and you're on your way!

    - When it comes to inserting the one post of the 17-22 with links to my money site, I am just writing a post in the same format as the others, but I'm ensure the topic of that post is heavily weighted toward my particular niche. Additionally, I am using 2 keywords per 'money site post' and I am mixing the anchor text up each time, cycling through the 7 keywords I plan to target. Those links point back to my money sites Home Page as well as one of the money site's page URLs I select at random.

    Thoughts for the Day:

    "I never thought I could write so much fluff and rubbish in one sitting"
     
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    I`ve actually decided to try this method as well, for some of my "Amazon keywords". Good luck buddy, will be keeping an eye on your case study!
     
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    I recently bought an "authority website" from bst section , will aply this to it when i receive it . Hope this works for you mate
     
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    Any updates?
     
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    same question , i hope this don't die ..
     
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    Hope you will update us as well, would like to see your progress!
     
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    This will be a good case study if it goes through
     
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    Best of luck buddy, Lets see what you can do with LBrown's law :)
     
  10. LovervsFighter

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    Hi Guys,

    I will certainly be doing my best to ensure this case study doesn't die out. Just a heads up though that I don't think I'll be doing the whole 'update post every day' thing in case I end up just repeating myself. I figure updates are for updates, not just padding out my post count, you know? :)

    That being said...just a quick update for you:

    Since my last post I have been literally just churning out content for the web 2.0 properties and if we're being perfectly honest, it's an absolute grind!

    I installed Dragon Naturally Speaking and trained it up. It doesn't take that long so if you are considering trying this method yourself it is certainly worth doing to see if it can save you some time. Personally, I've actually found that I write faster - and more importantly, better - when I actually type the content by hand. I've got a background in journalism though so this might not be for everyone. Try both - write 5 articles/posts by hands and time how long it takes. Then repeat the process using Dragon Naturally Speaking and be sure to factor in how long it takes to edit and so on. From there you can decide what will be most time-effective for you moving forward.

    I've now got 10 web 2.0 properties set up with their 20+ posts including a post with links to my money site. I've decided that I won't be pinging any of these properties to begin with; considering the whole point is to appear natural, I'm just going to let the 'Big G' find them organically early on.

    I've used the Guest Post footprints to find some niche-related sites and have approached them via email about writing a guest post. In these emails I've been sure to highlight my passion for the subject matter and given them some examples of guest posts I've done before (once you get a few published and under your belt you'll be amazed how much showing these examples opens more doors.) I am going to aim for 1-2 guest posts a week, at least to start with.

    - I understand that I am going to only be throwing in updates that I think are important but if you've got any questions (about what I've written, not about the tutorial itself) then don't hesitate to chuck them into this thread and I'll do my best to answer them for you.

    Don't send a PM with questions please
    - the only reason I say this is I know in the past when I've read threads and seen a question asked that I also wanted to know the answer to, there is nothing worse than someone responding with 'PM'd you' :p We're here to share the knowledge around, right? :)

    Cheers, guys and honestly, thanks for the interest/encouragement - it's going to make seeing this process through a lot easier, motivationally-speaking!
     
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  11. Ash2012

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    I shall follow this with interest...
     
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    Nice to read your thread...wouldn't it be faster to use some web 2 Automators like zennoposter??
     
  13. LovervsFighter

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    Fast doesn't always equal better; at least that's what my ex told me!
     
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    Quick update for any of you guys/girls still following this:

    After about 15 web 2.0 properties (each with about 22 posts each on them,) my head began to fry from the inside. It is a lot of work. If you're being honest with yourself and you don't think you're ready for a method that involves 'grinding' then this isn't for you.

    I took a break to email some more people about guest posts and I'm feeling that this might be the REAL secret behind this method. I approached around 20-25 sites (all PR3+) related to my niche that accept guest posts. Even though most of them outlined the process of guest posting on the site, I still took the time to email them and introduce myself and my past work.

    I am a firm believer that this approach will make you stand out from the crowd of others who blindly send in their guest posts and for me, at least up until now, I think it's really worked. Out of those 20-25 sites I've had about 17 respond in a friendly way asking me to send in my post when I'm ready. I've sent in 11 guest posts now and all are live on PR3+ sites with varied keywords. ALL of the keywords hit by these guest posts have started spiking upward (+6/+8/+20) on a daily basis.

    Traffic on the site has also doubled. I can't say for sure that it's the guest posts exclusively, but I think it'd be a MAJOR coincidence that it is those keywords features in the author bio sections of the guest posts tht just happen to be the ones spiking upward so dramatically.

    My advice: take this tutorial/method on if you haven't already and while you should put effort into building your Web 2.0 army, I think that the guest posting is really where the juice is at right now.
     
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    Wow looks like guest posts might be the right weapon! Specially when supported by tier2 backlinks and when placed on relevant high PR sites...

    So what is your traffic now and could you share your current ranking for some keywords?

    Btw i dont believe you need 20 posts on a web2.0 to make it look legit - its better for sure, but not needed imho. Maybe for webmasters to not delete your web2.0, but i think google doesnt give a s*t. One or two random posts are enough i would say...
     
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    I wanted to add that I've been trying out this as well.

    It can be a slog to create all of the related articles, but I found that if I just rant about things that they practically write themselves. At first I figured I can type faster, so avoided the suggestion to use Dragon Naturally Speaking. What I found was this was more about getting data out of your head and that speaking really sped up the process.

    So what I've been doing the last couple of days is to open up 10 2.0 sites - i.e. do all of the basic setup, write a profile, pic etc. I then write posts for all ten at the same time so I can spread redundant topics. I write about things I ate, articles I just read, cars I walked past (record myself while walking the dog), and the best of all facebook posts of friends. I pick one of the more ridiculous people that I am friends with on facebook and scan through their last 3 or 4 posts. I then proceed to make fun of them or pretend I'm them while talking into Dragon. Similar process with twitter. Youtube commentary works well. Basically, after I do alot of things I record a reaction to it. Clean it up and post.

    I'm creating dozens of posts per day with minimal effort.

    I do wonder how beneficial all of the extra posts are, but the sites have picked up some readers, links and comments so who knows.