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How do I implement tactics from BHW on a site that doesn't have "articles"?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by crackaway, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. crackaway

    crackaway Junior Member

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    Hey everyone. I have been reading a lot of info on BHW and have learned a lot already! I am very excited to learn more and hopefully I'll be able to share what I have done (once I figure it out for myself).

    Okay so I am going to try and describe my website without trying to give it away. Everything on the site is 100% legal just in case you were wondering. My site is not made up of articles, they are more like digital products. The thing is, I don't actually sell anything. Its more like a database of digital products. People can come to my site, check out what digital products are available to them and then if they like said product, they are directed to a place where you can get it legally (the place the site takes them to is the place where they can pay for the product)-I don't handle any transactions. Each post on my site is dedicated to one digital product. The post describes that product and even has images. I have a LOT of products, like several HUNDREDS and I have a LOT more to add and it will eventually be thousands.

    Now, I have read that you should include links to another article within each article you post, like a backlink to yourself. Typically this would work for a conventional WP blog, but I can't really do this because of how the site is designed. At the bottom of the site I used a WP plugin to show off related products and that's as close as I can get to backlinking to my own "article".

    So I guess I am writing this post to see if you guys have tips for someone like me. You don't have to provide me specifics, I am more than capable of searching for things. Its just that I found this great guide on this forum called journey-my-first-adsense-site-newbie and it involves making other sites and using your articles on there as well, but its just a bit different for me. I can create articles but I have no place for them on my website, I'm in a tough spot. I understand the concept of creating backlinks and I have actually paid someone to make me about 300 backlinks to an article I wrote (IDK if it was a good idea at this point, probably should have done it myself). The article that I wrote wasn't an article that was posted on my website, like I said, I dont have articles. It was just a random piece of text explaining what the purpose of the site was and why its helpful. But besides making articles about how 'great' my site is and why you should 'check it out!', what can I do? Please point me in the right direction. Thanks everyone!
     
  2. crackaway

    crackaway Junior Member

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    is no one answering because this question has been asked before or is it because they just don't know? any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  3. Berne

    Berne Registered Member

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    Can you not add a article system onto your website? Just throw a couple html pages on and there you have articles. Maybe about reviews of some of the products or whatever.

    Otherwise just backlink the site, get a twitter feed that notifies people of new products. Make that facebook page and bookmark the hell out of everything. Comment on blogs. Create backlinks.... I mean what else are you looking for?

    As for linking on each page... hmm if they are static, then a simple replace command in dreamweaver would be able to add a link, at least back to the home page. I'm assuming your using some sort of script for this?
     
  4. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    I have a PR2 gaming / technology site. If you'd like to do a product review I will let you post it with an author box and a back-link to your site.

    >60K inbound links
    < 20 outbound links :)

    Let me know if your interested via PM - include skype id.

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    Now, to answer your question... You don't have to link to other articles on your site nor do you need huge amount of content (though that really helps). Backlinks are the most important factor by far. So focus on building backlinks to each post with relevant keywords.
     
  5. crackaway

    crackaway Junior Member

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    Thanks for the replies. You guys sort of pointed me in the right direction. I guess I should focus more on backlinking but because I don't really have articles to backlink to, I have to backlink to the homepage. Some of the strategies that I have seen on the forum is to have multiple domains and post your article there with a backlink to your site.

    Maybe I am just misunderstand how you guys are interpreting a backlink. I think of it like this. Say I wrote a review about something. What I would do then is take that same article and publish it to as many sites (maybe ones I created) and within the article I will have a link to the original site, my homepage. But you see, I don't have any kind of review or anything, thats not the point of the site. Its more like a market then anything else. So are you saying I should just make up an article, one that doesn't exist on my actual site (cuz theres no place for it), and just publish it to as many sites as I can and provide a link back to my home site? I also do some backlinking like on forums and stuff as well, I know that works because 60% of my traffic is from referring sites. But I am looking beyond just posting on forums and commenting on random blogs. I guess thats what I am looking for. Hope this clears some stuff up.

    at the_demon thank you. I will consider it and contact you :)
     
  6. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    Dont backlink to the website directly, its sort of pointless in your situation. Google gives weight to on-page relevancy more than to anything else, and your on-page relevancy for each product is very high.

    Create backlinks to individual products, this way you will enjoy long-tail traffic quite fast.
     
  7. Berne

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    But what do you mean you can't create any articles on your website? Make a blog that features your best selling items, or just random updates about the website. That'll give you something to write about. Otherwise, when posting a review of a product it'd be better to send that backlink to the page the product is on rather than the homepage.

    Try branding the website some way and building a repeating visitor base.
     
  8. crackaway

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    Its very difficult to explain my niche and retain anonymity. I wish I could PM some of you guys but I don't have enough posts yet, soon I hope.

    I guess you can say that I deal with apps for a popular OS. I list these apps on my site. I don't do reviews for them, that's not the point of the site. The description of the app is being pulled from their respective app "store, market, catalog ". Sure we have the top rated "app" but you can't really spin that into a useful article. That's what I mean when I say that I don't have articles. Each post is just an app description.

    Hope this makes sense to some of you. Sorry to be so vague.
     
  9. imserious

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    So, you have a database site.

    What you can do is target your categories ( i hope you have categories ).

    Build backlinks to the categories.

    Search in the google keywords tool - all the keywords relevant to your categories and even specific apps/products.

    Pick category keywords and do linkwheels and all the usual SEO stuff which you would have gathered from BHW.

    For long tail keywords, do AMR blasts to the individual app/product pages.
    This should help you get some traffic.

    Once you get some initial traffic, check your analytics and target those keywords plus similar keywords to build backlinks.

    P.S. Please try to write short sentences here. It is difficult to read your wall of text.
     
  10. crackaway

    crackaway Junior Member

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    Thank you for the info. Ill look into your suggestions. You're correct, its a database site. I do have categories. Ill try to be more concise.

    Sent from my Transformer
     
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    Have some kind of random internal links feature to get the spider moving about your site.
    Aim your quality(relative term) spam mainly at category pages but throw some at the product pages for good measure. Then aim your shitty spam at the quality spam pages.