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How I ranked a difficult keyword in 6 weeks with minimal effort - BH all the way!!!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SlappinDaBees, Dec 22, 2012.

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  1. SlappinDaBees

    SlappinDaBees Regular Member

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    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 :p 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 €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 €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 :p 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 €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 €100 in facebook advertising my page and I'm now at 5k REAL likes within 1 week. My cpc ad was €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!
     
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  2. LanceV

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    Simple and effective method, SEO competition is much looser in other languages and Google is showing a great amount of love for multi-language sites these days, I had never thought of going to books for content but it's a (black hat) but great idea!

    Awesome work!
     
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    Good stuff man and f--- what a hater says. That still took work on your part. Nice thread.
     
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    Yeah the books for content part is a tricky thing. Right now I'm only worried about when they accidently scan a book I used for content they will notice it. That's why I only use it for tier1 backlinks and not directly on the money site. When shit starts turning, I simply remove the link from the web2 property
     
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    May be worth while spending a couple of bucks (or some time) to get someone to re-write the books content just enough so that you won't get caught, but that it can still keep the message!
     
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    SlappinDaBees Regular Member

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    That's not a bad idea actually.. gonna make some calculations and test the market to see how much I need to spend for something like this.
     
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    Wow, I love twists like this. Thank you for writing your ideeas. I hope I can start sharing too when I have some results and proof of cash.
     
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    Very nice share slappindabees :) I appreciate your work!

    Some questions. Can you share the top 10 competition of the keyword you chose? I know the search volume is high but that says nothing about competition imo. There are highly searched keywords that have very little top 10 competition. They're rare. But they do exist.

    Another thing I want to know is the tool you used to scan the text from books - OneNote. Can you tell me a bit more about it?

    About your tier 1 links. Do you start tiering them right away after you created them? Say, in day 1 you created 2 tier 1 links from Web 2.0's. Then in day 2, you start backlinking them instantly. Or you wait for some time before juicing them? And what types of tier 2 links you use in general? Are there any other types of links in tier 1?
     
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    good stuff man and yeah the web 2.0's need substance not just a single article..thats shit doesn't really work anymore from what I have seen recently.
     
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    Lot of info can be extracted from this particular case study: with not that much money you can rank a website even for hard keywords. If I'm right it seems that it only took 32 scans and about 150 translated articles to rank a pretty good keyword (1k visitors a day).

    So let's say that we need about 35 original articles and 150 translated to rank:

    5$ times 35 original articles = 175$
    150 translated articles by some teenager with lots of free time = about 180$
    Total = 355$

    A better deal than many of the tools one have to purchase/suscribe in order to do some SEO.

    The more I read here the more I realize that maybe we're complicating things, maybe is as easy as getting (outsourcing) loads of unique content, give a link anchor variety et voilá...

    Regards.
     
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    SlappinDaBees Regular Member

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    I can't show you a market samurai screenshot because I analyze my competitors manually with majestic seo. The top 10 consists out of authority sites and travel agencies. #10 has 186 BLP and 5478 BLD
    All have been clearly SEO'ed Onpage and Offpage. Honestly, I think it is the massive amount of content I'm pushing daily that is giving me this boost. I'm currently at +110.000 words of content.

    I create the tier 1 links and start backlinking with GSA and services from BHW after a day or two. Just spread those backlinks like you would with your money site.. 60% to the homepage and 40% to random pages

    OneNote is a Microsoft program that comes with Office 2010. Easy to use: just import your images, right click the image and select "copy text from image"
     
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    SlappinDaBees Regular Member

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    100% agreed with that! it all boils down to 1 thing.. CONTENT, CONTENT, CONTENT and MORE CONTENT. Even if you don't backlink your web2.0's they would rank your site, i'd only take longer. And that is what most IM'ers don't have.. Patience. And I'm just the same, that's why I tier my backlinks :D
     
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    i believe this technique has been around even before.. however most of us have overlooked the power of this idea.. thanks for reminding me about this trick.. maybe trying to make an action out of this right away..
     
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    Any thoughts on how much of this technique you'd need to rank easier keywords.... say 2,500 to 5,000 exact match local searches a month?
     
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    Can't say.. just replicate it but in a slower pace so you can see the effect of each web2.0 and once you're #1 you know the answer. I honestly think there are other strategies that don't require this amount of work and content to rank low comp keywords
     
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    Got a question: what do you think I should ask for a sponsered tweet or facebook post? I'm also considering stopping with adsense and selling the ad spaces. Could do with some help with monetizing this to the max :D
     
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    For a 45K/month keyword you would only get 750 uniques if yhe site is on #1. I guess you rank for many other keywords as well.

    Do not only use adsense, they do not pay well. You are probably getting around $40 a day with adsense, but with a decent affiliate program you should be able to get around $150-$200, but even adsense is a good start.

    Expedia, Hotels.com and many others have ecpm of $50+, so you can earn around $0.40 per visitor if you are able to sent high percentage of them to these sites.
     
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    Solid method mate
     
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    Yeah my secondair keyword is also top 3 (still bouncing though) and has around 10k searches. And there are A LOT of longtails that i'm #1 for.. Only natural with +200 articles :D You're about right with the adsense earnings. My best day before I started ranking for my main keywords was $22 but now I'm 3 days well over $45. I'm pretty happy with it but I wanna milk it as much as I can before something goes wrong (being realistic with SEO) Thanks for the advice
     
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    how did you do the web 2.0 ??
    how many ?
    did you link form every article to the moneypage?
    did you backlink them?

    thanks