allright guys I recently posted a thread on BHW about my seo strategy for low-medium competition keywords. It's plain, simple, low cost and still working fine. However, I found a different way for bigger (difficult - like very, very difficult) keywords. I do have to warn you, this strategy is truelly BH and envolves copyright, plagerism and even some moral issues which you have to be carefull with. I know there is gonna be some haters but this is BH afterall I can't tell you yet wether this is a longterm strategy or not because I only started ranking like 3 days ago. 1 requirement: speak 2 different languages FLUENTLY Anyway let's continue I'm not a native english speaker but I do target english (us-uk) niches. I started with 2 authority sites a couple of months ago, targetting longtails. It's nice watching your sites grow, gain traffic and authority and in the end earn money! But because these sites weren't in my mother tongue, I started a 3th site in my native language, in the travel niche, just for fun and relaxation. I started with the idea it would be some kind of a guinea pig site for seo strategies, but then i came to love this site and thought I should aim for something bigger. I'm gonna seperate the whole process of the creation of my site in 3 parts: Content, SEO & Social pressence These are the 3 main things many of us struggle with but in fact are SOOO easy to accomplish. Actually, I'm gonna show you how to create a popular site that is completely based on a 'lie' and other people's work.. not proud of it but it works CONTENT Quality content is costly, difficult to get and time consuming if you're doing it yourself. And with this strategy you will need a ton of it because G simply loves it. The more unique quality content, the better! but like all of us, I too rather spend $5 on a beer instead of a 500 word article that is only of medium quality. What I did was translate content from an english authority site. Placed a classified ad on the web and offered a â‚¬1 fee for 500 words translated content. Met about 5 different people and turned out to hire a 17 year old with a lot of free time. Started adding a minimum of 5 articles a day. Kept doing that for 1 month so after 30 days I would have 150 articles = 75000 words of content for just â‚¬150 ($180) That gave google something to chew on and they loved it. After 2 weeks my posts would get indexed within hours. Now, I know this method is difficult to replicate if you only speak english. Can't really do much about that so sorry guys SEO Now this is where the truely blackhat and moral stuff starts to play in. The basic idea is pretty simple again and actually nothing new. Just the plain old quality tier1 backlinks consiting of web2.0's and highly targetted pr blog comments. The only difference is that these web2.0's would have at least 10 articles, unique content and social presence. They would actually be mini authority sites. But how was I gonna get all that content without spending a fortune?? My girlfriend asked me the other day to pick up a book from the liberary which she had reserved. After work, i stopped by to do my duty but browsed through the bookshelves first. I found a whole section of travel guides and figured "hey, how about thowing them on some web2.0 and point them to my money site?" I wrote down the title and author of 10 books and checked Google books. If they were indexed with a book preview, I would skip it. Luckely 9/10 weren't, so what I had was premium content that I would only need to transfer. With a basic program like OneNote you can copy text from images. I simple scanned a couple of pages from these books and voila.. made 2 of these web2.0's each day with the additional backlinking they require. 16 days and 32 of these properties later BAM my site propelled to #3 for a keyword with a cpc of â‚¬2 and 45k exact monthly searches.. 6 weeks after I started the site!! I realize that my web2.0 are pure plagerism and this is kinda unethical but it was more of an experiment anyway. On top of that, this method isn't suited for all niches. I'm just lucky there are like a 100 million travel guides. SOCIAL I'm already enjoying about 1k visitor a day at this point. But I'm was gonna take this a step further and try to monetize them through social media! At week 5 I made a facebook page, twitter account and G+ page to start converting these visitors into likes, followers and G+ votes.. I was stupid for not doing this from the start. Left some money on the table there but meh.. I was getting social shares directly from my site but to convert more easily I bought 1k likes and followers.. This made my page and twitter account look more trusted and already established. Stayed away from the Google votes because they are still to risky at this point. Additionally I pumped â‚¬100 in facebook advertising my page and I'm now at 5k REAL likes within 1 week. My cpc ad was â‚¬0.15 so I got around 750 visitors from that. From those 750 visits to my page I got around 450 likes. Those spread out to 4500 extra likes. I plan on selling tweets and facebook posts to travel agencies. Oh yeah make sure you interact with your followers. The more you feed and pet them, the better they convert in the long term. But that's only an assumption because I've got my page like 9 days. I also wanna take the opportunity to thank BHW because I've got all my ideas through this forum. If you got any questions about this, fire away. I'm here to help you guys And just a quick edit: this is the theme I use http://themeforest.net/item/eris-responsive-wordpress-magazine-theme/3278817 It a new one and it's getting me a ctr of 4% on article pages! Thought I should give you guys this hint because a responsive and appealling layout is super important for authority sites!