Guide to past Penguin natural-like backlink building. Here is update on SEO methods that we can use to avoid penalties. Since Panda a lot have changed and now we need to do everything in our power to prevent Google caching up with what we do. The easiest way is total randomization. Below are few methods that I am using since a while and they seem to be more and more powerful now in this difficult times. Three methods included in this guide: 1) White Hat-like SEO without footprint (slow results, very safe) 2) White Hat-like SEO with Grey Hat addons (pretty fast results, very safe) 3) Grey Hat SEO with Black Hat addons (fast results, pretty safe) 1) This is a method I have been working on since Farmer Update. The idea is to remove any possible footprint from your backlinking strategy. This method takes some time and it is not fast way to rank. But its good and brings some nice results. I am using this method more to build authority and history for domain rather to rank #1. So firstly find a person that have absolutely no idea about SEO. Use Craigslist, try to get your friend or go to some college forums and post ads for simple data entry job for $25-50. Once you find total SEO noob tell him you need him to build some random links to your site as a part of promotion. State that you will pay after reports are delivered. In order for this you need to turn off your SEO senses at all. Otherwise you will make your man to create footprint. Ask him to build 200 links back to your site. Give him rules list: -Every link have to come from unique domain -Every link have to be visible if user is not logged in to website (if applicable) -No link can come from porn/adult/gambling site -All links have to come from Alexa top 10K sites - (show him how to check this) -None links can be a spam (tell him to never spam sites - if he wants to write comment, ask him to write nice comment that is related to the page - dont go in to much details so he will have some field of creativity) -say to them no-one can help them (this prevents from them poking to friends that have by any chance SEO tools) -All comments/articles/text used have to be completely unique - there cannot be copy-paste (dont go in much details here too) -Each username used when creating accounts have be fully unique - Joe4, Joe6 is not unique. Joe4, TomLee is unique. -If they create profiles - ask them to make real looking profiles and if they use photos, ask them to use different photos on each. -make sure they do understand that everything they do, but link, have to be unique. -make sure they fully understand rules. Now ask them to complete the task in 1 or 2 weeks. Whatever they ask about how fast, what days - say - its up to you (this will make work fully random). Do not give them site list at all - they need to do research on their own. Do not worry about low budget - once they can work at their own hours without much knowledge they will be super happy to do this (possibly they would not understand why they are doing this - and this is very good...). Give them an email account (or accounts) and ask them to save all account details in notepad (password and login name). After job is done go through your backlinks (you would be surprised how many top quality backlinks you will have) and remove any that could be bad (there should be none ofc). Ping all the backlinks one by one in few different services (dont just drop them in one pinging service as this will leave huge footprint) or tweet them (Google will pick them almost instantly). Dont worry if they will get indexed - you will get a lot of power from them. This should let you have loadz of backlinks without any footprint. Repeat each week/2 weeks. 2) This is adding some grey hat to whats above. Scrape some articles from Ezine etc - like 20-30 of them related to your subject. Get 2-3% keyword rate in them (modify some words to match your target) and create paragraph spintax (only paragraph, you want them to be semi-readable and whenever someone will check first paragraph if its not spun - they wont detect it). Throw them in to Wiki poster (I like Extremephp wiki poster for its speed, but any can do), spin urls and paste them to freshly created spintax. Blast the hell of it (so each backlink will get at least 2-3 articles). Once done extract report and: Blast Scrapebox Links to it (not too much - use AA links only) or Tweet links using bit.ly links (they do pass SEO juice - one link at the time (I know, it takes time...) or do both. 3) Where Grey Hat meets Black Hat - still safe though. There are some amazing services around BHW. Dont be afraid using them for best results. When searching for service keep in mind 2 things. 1) Does it contains any kind of Social links? 2) Does it provides more than 1 type of links? Social Bookmarks and other social backlinks still work on its own - but you need to get more diversity - so dont think getting one type of backlinks will get you to the top safely (SEO cost more these days). Do not Xrumer or Scrapebox your site directly - its better to use them for buffer sites to get them indexed fast and give them more power. These days buyers need to take some responsibility for SEO results, so when you buy just one-two types of links from provider, make yourself a favor and buy small set of different types of links - just to dilute main service. You can do this even on Fiverr buying some cheap, quality, manual backlinks (there is loadz of quality there, just dig in!). Dont be affraid of using software. I wouldnt use Senuke atm (it leaves big footprint - how much it will take for Google to ban all sites having exactly same domains linking to them? I bet they have website list from Senuke already...). Great tools to be used now: RankLeap - it have been shared in Download section. Pro version is loaded with great sites... Scrapebox and Xrumer - still perfect for 2nd tier or even 1st tier. Ultimate Demon - it seems like a great alternative to Senuke Wowhaxor (exec here - releases some nice bots over WF) Be smart when using all those bots. Dont spam like there is no tomorrow - quantity of backlinks wont help you much. Quality backlinks will do best. Many sites with 50 quality backlinks outrank sites with 50K shitty backlinks - also 50 quality backlinks are more likely to be update proof. The thing now is to build few types of backlinks, and keep building during the time. Don't just build 500 backlinks and wait for results. No matter what happens - keep them coming. My strategy for using tools right now: I am building nice layer of profile links from quality sites (100+ links - I dont really care if they are no or do follow). Then I am building quality backlinks off Fiverr, like Delicious bookmarks, G+ real account votes and Twitter Re-tweets. I am buying around $50 a week worth of those (very competitive keyword - 850K exact searches). I am using CloudFlare for my DNS - they are great and they have free accounts too. They will help you to get more Google love as your site will load much faster and you will be able to track search engines spiders (great feature). Whenever I see that during the day I didnt seen Google bot visiting my site - I will get Express Gig of re-tweets on Fiverr (Google will visit your site few times afterwards). Then I will wait at least a week before re-ordering. Important part is to build proper 2nd and 3rd tier links - for second tier I am using Wiki articles and Status.net type of links, and backlink them with medium quantity of Scrapebox AA links. Multiple times I will build links through bit.ly - they do pass the juice and if you can figure out how - you can pass Facebook likes/shares juice on your site. Its great really as Google have some serious issues with evaluating links from Facebook (they cant access most of their resources). So in summary - you want first tier looking legit. You need to keep building links almost every day - and try to make them different every blast (yeah, its difficult, but doable) or get some nice service every month (I would suggest changing providers monthly to remove footprint) Add as much Social as possible and blast tier 1 with properly prepared Wikis/AMR or Bookmarks. Use also SB and Xrumer in smaller quantities (no mass spamming anymore, anything below 50K is just fine). Use bit.ly to pass juice from Facebook on your domain (I wont help you here - you need to figure how to do this by yourself, otherwise this method will be dead in few days). Also: Past Penguin Google is tracking backlink history - so if you did something nasty (toxic blog networks, mass spam to money site) you can drop unexpected. I have seen a lot of flaming on BST lately about services/tools that hurt rankings. Ask yourself - what did you do in history of your backlinking - did you messed up before by building bad backlinks? Could your competition spamming your site (check backlink checkers including Bing and Alexa)? If yes, then its not your service/tool provider, but your history being updated recently. And you need a lot work to remove any penalties. I will create thread on removing penalties once I have more details. I know some of those methods are pretty time consuming, but Google is becoming harder to play lately... Bit.ly links do pass the juice - use this for your advantage! Remember - BHW BST is one of the best markets on the net - if you will mix it with Fiverr quality gigs to create randomness - you will be a winner! Good Luck!