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HELP! I have $600 to invest in software, what do I need?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by -FPC-, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. -FPC-

    -FPC- Regular Member

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    So far I have:
    AMR
    TBS
    scrapebox
    scrapeboard
    no hands seo
    some custom tools for social bookmarking

    I'm debating:
    2-year-license of link wheel bandit ~$550 iirc
    lifetime SEO Link Robot license ($450 now but dev said he is going to discount when 2.0 is out)
    xRumer (can't afford a dedicated server, would have to run it off my home PC)
    ZennoPoster
    uBot
    (not really huge on these, kind of want it to run out of the box since I'm somewhat lazy)
     
  2. spankythepyro

    spankythepyro Power Member

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    I'm not sure. But I'm thinking of buying scrapebox but I'd need to make up the money spent on it, and I still have no idea on how to do key word research or really monetize a site other than adsense.
     
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    Scrapebox is definitely a must have. I run a non-profit site and it was definitely worth it even though I won't make the money back any time soon ;)
     
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    spankythepyro Power Member

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    Ah, I just have to make back the $57 to make myself feel good about it haha. I guess I'll dump money in the form of proxies back into it when I make back the money as well.

    Any suggestions on how to do keyword research? I have a good grasp on how to get backlinks and do seo. Thats the part that people usualy fall short on. I'm rough on the niche research though.
     
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    I'm not a kw expert myself, check the download section for some niche research tools or check out google trends :)
     
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    Do you know how to take advantage of all those tools you posses? Are you making money which you reinvest in tools?

    If not, maybe you should learn to use the tools you got already as effective as possible.

    Use your brain mate.. What does your SEO-strategy look like? What kind of thing do you want to have automatized? Are you willing to spend time on learning the tool or do you want a one click solution?

    Now.. take that list of yours and remove the ones who doesn´t fit your needs. After that, go for trials and see for yourself. Don´t listen to what other people tell you is a good buy.
     
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    is your site something you could buy traffic for? You could make alot of money buying the right traffic and then you have a machine going.
     
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    tonoman Newbie

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    I think you are missing market samurai... it's good for market research and keeping track of rankings.
    Although... it's for free here, but it didn't work for me so I preferred to buy it
     
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    Outsourcing work from fiverr is also a viable option, it may be cheaper in the long run seeing lots of tools have a monthly subscription. Depends on how often you are going to use them.
    Market Samurai would be a good investment for KW research.
    IMO XRumer is the best investment out of your list.
     
  10. -FPC-

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    I have a good handle on my software I have so far. I'm doing multi tiered link building. I think XRumer would be awesome to build up 2nd tier or 3rd tier links.

    Do you really need to wait 7 days after payment to get it though if you pay through paypal? That's pretty strange!
     
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    what are you using for keywords if you don't have market sam or such, just GKT? I guess that's fine for now, eventually you'll need something more.
     
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    can you explain more plz , give us example or method for buying traffic
    to make money?
     
  13. Pixel Pirate

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    I would go with a multi-purpose tool such as SEnuke X or SLR. This will allow you to get the most for your money until you have more to invest. With your other tools included you have a pretty nice arsenal.
     
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    Yeah my budget would only allow SEOLR at this point but I'm trying out the trial and it is pretty good actually, all it takes is some good spun content and you can build random link wheels, relative link wheels, multi tiered link wheels, etc.

    Not quite sure on how the support is, though.

    I'd love SENUKE X but I can't afford $2k by any means currently.

    Buying traffic is something I am not interested in. I run a legit, long term project with tons of original content and 100% organic traffic.
     
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    Are you only looking to use the tools on your non profit site or are you open to more lucrative money making ventures?

    It looks like you have some kick ass tools already .. you ever consider using that money to get a dedicated server? Honestly, getting a dedi was one of the best investments I've made so far and believe me, I've owned a lot of tools.

    What good are all the tools if you can't use them to their full potential?

    I have a dedi that's $40/m so total that's $480 per year.

    There are so many ways you can make back your investment. Post in the JV forum to JV with someone who's excellent with Scrapebox .. you supply the dedi and they create the auto approve lists. Split the profit 50/50, etc or you do it all yourself and keep 100% profit.

    Even if you limit the lists to 20 copies per list sold at $9 a piece, that's still $180. Almost half the cost of the dedi for the full year. (at least the dedi I'm using)

    I haven't read through all your posts here so you might be looking for something completely different ... if so, just ignore my post.
     
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    $40/mo dedi? Wow that's crazy.

    My non-profit is my only venture. I write 3k+ words per day for it and it is all heavily researched stuff so it takes up most of my time on top of my studies, I just use the tools for my own site atm.

    Btw, I love LWB I'm just a bit hesitant since its new and on the more expensive side.
     
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    I think this is your 4th or 5th thread for deciding on the tools to buy,,

    I wonder whether you actually want to buy something or you just enjoy gathering different opinions... or are you planning to start a review site..
     
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    id go for zennoposter one time fee and its a great tool, i use it for web 2.0s and while im not a pro i find it very useful
     
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    You don't NEED anything, try taking a step back and looking at what you're current business model is, what makes the most and what investment would give you the biggest bang for your buck. After all, all that matters is ROI.
     
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    Hiring a crew on freelance websites is a great option.