How I Made 500k+ Organic Visitors Monthly

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I’ll keep this thread short and sweet.

First, if you’re new to SEO, kindly read the latest comprehensive SEO guide by @davids355
SEO Guide for 2017: Building and ranking sites
And remember to bookmark it! Everything is right there and there is no need for me to talk about the same thing over and over again. After you read it, please take some actions immediately!

What I Did

I did the onpage myself. Did a fuck tons of seo audit for the first couple months. And as for content, I hired a dedicated US writer and sometimes I bought some here as well.

For offpage, there’s nothing new on my link building strategy. I guess it’s the same old boring stuff that has been shared many times here before.

For link diversity, I built Tier 1 such as aged/expired web2.0, new web2.0, pdf/doc sharing, image sharing, press release, social signals and video submission. ALL Tier 1 links went to the moneysite’s homepage using anchor text like brand domain and naked url. I don’t even bother using targeted keywords here. I just let Google do its job. In my case, the innerpages will rank themselves once you had a solid backlinks on your root domain. You can boost a few links later to your innerpages in case you want to get them ranked higher. For Tier 2, I’m still using contextual links but with lower quality, I outsourced it via BHW services and Fiverr. Btw you don’t need to build links to aged/expired web2.0. Just leave it be.

For higher SERP, I built PBN links (my own network), contextual edu/gov and a few guest posts. I suggest you to invest your money to build your own PBN if you want some serious results. Period.

Make sure you keep an eye of lost backlinks and incoming links. Some competitors might sent you negative links / spammy links that could harm your link profile. Been there, done that. I use Ahrefs to do this job. You can use GWT email alert as well to monitor your links.

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Well I know it’s easier said than done and requires a lot of hard work, but everything is paid off in the end. :)
 

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Perfect. Almost identical to how I do it (not that there are too many options to do it differently nowadays).

People suffering from paralysis of analysis should definitely read this and stop overthinking every irrelevant bullshit detail. This is a very simple and to the point strategy. Literally idiot-proof (if you think it isn't, then oh well... :) )

And especially this part:

ALL Tier 1 links went to the moneysite’s homepage using anchor text like brand domain and naked url.

If people used their heads and actually done this, there would be 80% less threads with "Why I can't rank?" titles.

Very good job!
 

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This is weird cos I just done this but in reverse. :)

What I mean I focused entirely on one most lucrative money page and very little on homepage and other pages (they got totally ignored). Off-page wise.

Links ratio was like 80:20. Where 20 is root.

In the past 3 months I reversed it and the money page is now on the first page for all of its keywords without building any additional links to it directly.

Other pages are improving too. But without direct links to those pages 1st page is out of the reach for those puppies.

Simply by switching the ratio.

If people used their heads and actually done this, there would be 80% less threads with "Why I can't rank?" titles.

Yup! And there would definitely be much less T-Ranks subscription cancellations as well : )))
 

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kinda hard for the low on money like me, i can't build a pbn network of 100+ domains and hosting all those domains in diferent hosting services (3 world country problems)
 

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how man domains in your pbn?
you use pbn anchors also generic / brand?
whats average UR/DR of the sites?
how long that site been up?

vouch for these questions as well
especially - you use pbn anchors also generic / brand?
 
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Which analytics website are you using, look pretty good?
 

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Perfect. Almost identical to how I do it (not that there are too many options to do it differently nowadays).

People suffering from paralysis of analysis should definitely read this and stop overthinking every irrelevant bullshit detail. This is a very simple and to the point strategy. Literally idiot-proof (if you think it isn't, then oh well... :) )

And especially this part:

If people used their heads and actually done this, there would be 80% less threads with "Why I can't rank?" titles.

Very good job!

Thanks man. Indeed, anchor text is a crucial part that most people tend to abuse.

This is weird cos I just done this but in reverse. :)

What I mean I focused entirely on one most lucrative money page and very little on homepage and other pages (they got totally ignored). Off-page wise.

Links ratio was like 80:20. Where 20 is root.

In the past 3 months I reversed it and the money page is now on the first page for all of its keywords without building any additional links to it directly.

Other pages are improving too. But without direct links to those pages 1st page is out of the reach for those puppies.

Simply by switching the ratio.

Yup! And there would definitely be much less T-Ranks subscription cancellations as well : )))

Glad to hear it works for you.

Short, sweet and straight to the point. Love it.

And thanks for the mention by the way :)

I'm the one who should be thanking you for your epic share! :)

how man domains in your pbn?
you use pbn anchors also generic / brand?
whats average UR/DR of the sites?
how long that site been up?

In total, I have around 50 domains on my network. And to rank this site, I assigned 33 domains so far.
For this site yes I'm using brand and naked url. On other moneysites, sometimes I'm using a mix of brand and long tail keywords (for PBN only). It depends on what page you want to rank honestly.
I don't check the sites based on UR/DR though I have Ahrefs. That's because I have a money site with UR only 9 and it beats up another moneysite who has 32 UR in SERP. Both have the same DR. When picking up domains, link profile is what I care the most.
It's been three years.

kinda hard for the low on money like me, i can't build a pbn network of 100+ domains and hosting all those domains in diferent hosting services (3 world country problems)

You don't have to build 100 PBNs instantly. Just take it slowly. Start to invest one or two PBN per month and then keep adding it each month. At the end of the day, you will be surprised how many PBN you have in your list. That's how I do it.
 

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In total, I have around 50 domains on my network. And to rank this site, I assigned 33 domains so far.
For this site yes I'm using brand and naked url. On other moneysites, sometimes I'm using a mix of brand and long tail keywords (for PBN only). It depends on what page you want to rank honestly.
I don't check the sites based on UR/DR though I have Ahrefs. That's because I have a money site with UR only 9 and it beats up another moneysite who has 32 UR in SERP. Both have the same DR. When picking up domains, link profile is what I care the most.
It's been three years.

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100% of them go to / ?

the post on the articles, do you mention your targeted KW in title body h1 ? or are the target keywords not mentioned in that PBN post?

however, using brand anchors: dont that make you prone to be being found?
 

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100% of them go to / ?

the post on the articles, do you mention your targeted KW in title body h1 ? or are the target keywords not mentioned in that PBN post?

however, using brand anchors: dont that make you prone to be being found?

Yep!

Yes, it's a mix of targeted and long tail keywords.

Yeah that was the idea. It's called branding.
 

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Now this is one of my favorite threads (along with other very informative guides, yet quite old). You literally spoonfeed us. I was looking for something like that that would direct my intentions related to SEO, as its 2017 now and a lot of things changed.
 

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Yep!

Yes, it's a mix of targeted and long tail keywords.
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thanks. that was my idea

having then post like

"best shaver 2017 - get yours know"
"best shaer 2017 is waiting"

versus

"best shaver 2017 - get yours now"
"best hair shaver 2017 - ... "
 

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Thanks for sharing this information.
For Tier 2, is the contextual links like 10,000 from gsa?
And do you use the PBN you create to all your money site? Like I will create a generic PBN, then link it out to my car blog, food blog?

Thank you for your time.
 

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OP i have to agree with you - i was not targeting any exact kw's , in my initial portfolio were only naked, brand anchors and in 2 months Google took keywords from site's title (i have no them in the content at all) and ranked top10-30.

you intentioally avoid having any exact anchors in this site's portfolio?
 

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Love this thread man.

Can I ask you something? I have a website where I am targeting different keywords for different posts. I have about 1k long tail keywords showing in GWT (like product specification models) and all of them are above position #50. Most of my main keywords are not showing at all and already 3 months have passed.

Do you think that it's a lack of homepage backlinks?
 

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nice share mate
learn few things to try especially the anchor ratios
 

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Now this is one of my favorite threads (along with other very informative guides, yet quite old). You literally spoonfeed us. I was looking for something like that that would direct my intentions related to SEO, as its 2017 now and a lot of things changed.

You're welcome man. Glad this helps you out.

Thanks for sharing this information.
For Tier 2, is the contextual links like 10,000 from gsa?
And do you use the PBN you create to all your money site? Like I will create a generic PBN, then link it out to my car blog, food blog?

Thank you for your time.

Yes with GSA, but I usually go with 1-3k contextual links in a batch. (depends on how many tier 1 you built as well)

Yes, I put them in a different category.

OP i have to agree with you - i was not targeting any exact kw's , in my initial portfolio were only naked, brand anchors and in 2 months Google took keywords from site's title (i have no them in the content at all) and ranked top10-30.

you intentioally avoid having any exact anchors in this site's portfolio?

Glad to hear you take the same path as I did.

Yes, exactly.

Love this thread man.

Can I ask you something? I have a website where I am targeting different keywords for different posts. I have about 1k long tail keywords showing in GWT (like product specification models) and all of them are above position #50. Most of my main keywords are not showing at all and already 3 months have passed.

Do you think that it's a lack of homepage backlinks?

It could be. You need to build a solid foundation links to your homepage first (like building a house). You will be surprised the amount of inners that could rank themselves. I did "rinse and repeat" thing on new sites and it works the same.
 

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question what the income like.

I love black hat in then out but intrested in your income ? lol

sorry but that seo stuff I don't find hard just boaring what your income monthly any good?
 
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