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How I Gained PR4 in 4 Months, Free!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Ashhh, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Ashhh

    Ashhh Registered Member

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    Hi BHW Members, just wanted to share my tips & advice with you guys.

    I started up a Tech Blog in August 2012, I was essentially wanting it to be a tech authority site (I suck at writing posts on it so it's not doing too well.)

    I was tired of doing SEO to try and rank my site all day but luckily I managed to get PR4 on my blog in just 4 months (August-December 2012.)

    These tips might be old/useless to some, but it worked perfectly for me. Noobs can use it as an inspiration if they like :)

    My method is simple; this is exactly what I did step by step to achieve PR4;


    1. Create a Youtube account and link your website to it by adding it as a link on your channel page.
    2. Make a YouTube video reviewing your site (or similar); make sure to put your URL at the top of the description. Then, blast it with likes using addmefast or a similar website. This will make it so your backlink will appear on any user's page that liked your videos . Get at least 20 likes.
    3. Go on pinterest and create an image that links to your website. Then, blast it with a load of re-pins (at least 20), which will again make your backlink appear on other user's pinterest page.
    4. Create a twitter account and tweet out your site URL. Give it a few retweets for good measure. Use twitterfeed to auto tweet your new posts if it's a blog.
    5. Go to formspring.me, signup and follow and bunch of random teenagers/people. They will most likely follow back. Then ask a question saying "Do you think yoursite. com is cool?" this will get you a nice backlink and some traffic. You can repeat this if you like.
    6. Sign up for google plus and make some posts with your URL in. Use addmefast/similar to get a few +1's!
    7. Sign up for triberr and try to join a tribe. Import some of your posts if it's a blog. Again, you'll get a few nice backlinks.
    8. Go to "linkli.st" and make a list related to your keyword. Add all your websites links!
    9. If you're signed up with any forums, add your link to your signature. Even if the forum isn't related to your keyword, it helps a lot.
    10. Use commentluv if you have wordpress. This makes SEO/Make Money blogs love your site and list it on their "CommentLuv enabled blog lists." be prepared for a lot of spam comments though (askimet takes care of 97% of my spam comments).
    11. If you're using a new product on your site/blog ask the creator if you can write a testimonial on their site in exchange for a backlink.
    12. Create a facebook page, post your site's URL and blast it with at least 20 shares using addmefast/similar.
    13. Create a weebly, freewebs, blogspot and wordpress.com blog and write a random post. An easy way to get a free post is to find a spanish/french article and translate it to English using google translate. Post the article then embed your site's url in these sites.
    14. Go to Digg and Stumbleupon and add your URL. You can try reddit but the community will take your ass down if they find out your just looking for backlinks :p
    15. Submit your blog to technorati. This helps A LOT with SEO. Also create a guest post on technorati. You can implement your adsense with your guest post. I made £5 when I wrote a guest post on technorati!
    16. Do Manual blog commenting. This has helped me a lot with my SEO.
    17. Now for my MOST important SEO trick; guest posts on High PR blogs. This may seem like the boringest thing ever, but it works wonders. Just type on google "Guest Post tech blog" or similar relating to your niche to find guest posts. I usually only post on blogs PR3+. Maximum 3 guest posts per blog, unless it's a PR5+ blog! Make sure you use posts with proper grammar. I get about 5 guest posts a week to my blog and some of the ones I get are horrible.

    I didn't really ping any of my backlinks, I let Google find them naturally. Not sure if that played a role in my PR success or not. Also, always use anchor text backlinks where possible. All of these are my opinion of what works so yeah. If it doesn't work for you I'm sorry but it definitely worked for me.

    If this post helped you, please click the thanks button or signup for my addmefast referral link!!


    I posted an image of my PR below and some of my backlinks. The blacked out ones are blog comments or guest posts.
     

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  2. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    Pretty nice list of link building methods OP. I doubt the fact you didn't ping your links helped the PR, as this is usually just determined by the places you're linking from. Also you mention to use anchor text as much as possible but it's important to note that you shouldn't over-do it. The anchor text for the keyword you're targeting should be really under 20% of your overall links.
     
  3. prab1996

    prab1996 Elite Member

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  4. internalsoul

    internalsoul Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Does PR matter so much, i dont think so all it matters is traffic whether social or organic. For PR 4 you can sell blogroll links and earn some money but apart from that its of no use. 6 more months have past since december 2012, hope your site's PR is still sticking and you are ripping of the benefit. Good luck
     
  5. sifuhall

    sifuhall Newbie

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    Good advice, thanks for posting!
     
  6. WPRipper

    WPRipper Supreme Member

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    Instead of doing 17 annoying steps, why dont you write some good content and let the visitors share it? Its much easier than what you are doing.
     
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    Nice post m8, one questoin, I can't seem to claim my site at technorati. It keeps saying it's not a valid feed, while it is. Also the code is in the post
     
  8. kaylanewett

    kaylanewett Power Member

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    Nice post! Very useful
     
  9. eternalwarrior

    eternalwarrior Junior Member

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    Thanks dude! Appreciate your share.
     
  10. Corydoras007

    Corydoras007 Regular Member

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    How is the site doing right now? Does it still obtain the rank of PR4?
     
  11. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    what kind of traffic do you get? sorry if its in your post and I missed it.
     
  12. RoamingDevil

    RoamingDevil Junior Member

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    More simple way is to get a PR 6 + Backlink :|

    You can get it for 5$ - Search on fiverr :D :)
     
  13. mason.aaron

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    Quality Link Building is for always and social signals is for now a days
     
  14. samlim

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    The real key here is getting the High PR guest blog post
     
  15. Jiggz

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    Make sure you don't over do the anchor text...80/20 rule should apply
     
  16. seoguy99

    seoguy99 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    WHAT DID I JUST READ?
    Dude if u get like 5 pr5 links and a couple more then u will get a pr4 in next pr update... if u have 40-50 PR4 links and some more then google should give u a pr4 in next pr update....
    Usually it happens like this - You get 1 lesser_PR_count than the higest_pr_count_of_your_pr_link... i want to say that if you have 100 links and if a few of them are pr3 then u should receive a pr2 in next pr update....

    It does not work exactly ^^ but yeah... its very similar to the above lines....
    I own 500+ high pr sites and i guess i know that how does it work. Your youtube, fb pages etc tips :O
    If u really want to get a higher pr on next pr update then do some ******** high pr comments and make sure that your comments are indexed.... DONE!!!!!!
     
  17. moonshine7000

    moonshine7000 Power Member

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    That is a lot exhausting work I will rather outsource that.The key is write good and unique content.
     
  18. morata

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    Just my few cents - I bought a started package (here on BHW) of blog comments. It was only 10 PR1 and 5 PR2 comments.
    After PR update my site got PR1 (Actually, 2 sites - same packages)
    What im saying, if I chose a higher package with more backling and higher PR, I would get even more than PR1. So..all you gotta do is spend a few (literally, few) dollars and you're all set.

    It also depend on your goals, mine was to check if comments can work for getting PR for my sites and as I said.. CHECK!
     
  19. dzanzil

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    Thanks for the tips, will definitely try!
     
  20. Mnet17

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    Clearly this is a good guide for me. Thanks OP!