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How I used Pinterest to get front page on Google

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  1. ryannull

    ryannull Senior Member

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    I have been running a little experiment with Pinterest. I have been reading a lot of topics regarding Pinterest and it's effects with Google. So, I decided to try a little experiment on a new website.

    This is the exact method I used to get a new website from nowhere to the front page of Google. Currently sitting at #8 as of this morning.

    Let me give a little history of the website.

    It is a EMD. It had no backlinks, prior to this experiment. Each page has a 1,000+ word article with a keyword density of less than 1%.

    The main keyword is in HIGH competition and it's search volume is:

    1,830,000 - Broad
    14,800 - Exact Match
    368,000 - Phrase

    This is what I did. I bought these 2 Fiverr gigs:

    Fiverr Pinterest #1

    Fiverr Pinterest #2

    This is what I did, and I will try my best to explain it.

    I bought those 2 Fiverr gigs and pointed them at my 5 INNER pages only, not main root.

    This is EXACTLY what I did.

    I took Pinterest #1, and used inner page #1. This particular gig also tweets the url to it's followers, I made sure the retweets had my keywords as hash tags. Looks some like, "How to fix #widgets".

    I took Pinterest #2 and used inner page #2.

    I took Pinterest #1 and #2 and used inner page #3. I also used the hash tags as keywords, because i am using the Pinterest #1 gig.

    I took Pinterest #2 and used inner page #4.

    I took Pinterest #1 and used inner page #5. Using hash tags as keywords again.

    This may look confusing, but I did it this way for a reason.

    If you use the same Fiverr gig over and over, it won't have as much as of an effect. Basically, you would have the same Pinterest accounts repinning all your inner pages. You don't want that. A few you can get away with, but every single one page, no way. So, I used these 2 gigs and mixed things up a little.

    Each Pinterest gig had it's own picture. You don't want to use the same pictures over and over, it will look suspicious.

    I went to Google images and picked out pictures that closely resembles each inner page topic.

    For example, if one of my inner pages was about "roof repair". I would go to Google images and search for images on "roof repair". I would look for a pic of a roof with a hammer. I would then use this pic for a Fiverr gig and use that inner page for the link.

    It doesn't matter what your page topics are, you should have no problem finding a good pic to use between Google and Bing images. To be honest, I think Bing images is better.

    I hope you find my findings helpful.
     
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  2. HostStage

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    Quick question to analyse a bit further your test website : How long after creating the website did you start the Pinterest SEO method ?

    Because, to be able to conclude the Pinterest power on SEO you have to exclude the fact that the website can rank itself without any Pinterest actions ;).
     
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    That must have been a damn lazy, low keyword.
     
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    The website was built in December 2011. So, it was atleast 5+ months.
     
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    I'm not trying to drown down your experiment. But you know in order to have conclusions you need to make sure of the cause, so here is a set of questions :

    1) Have you changed your website by any way recently (titles, new content, page speed, web hosting changes, anything..)
    2) Were your website indexed properly before that ? Social Networks are good indexer but their SEO juice are generally low
    3) How is the competition honestly ?

    If you don't have time to answer these, i wouldn't mind if you could PM me the website. I'm not into niche stealth and i won't disclose it. I'm just interested to see how efficient Pinterest is.

    REP + Thanks added anyway for the efforts.
     
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    ryannull Senior Member

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    According to Google's Adwords Keyword Tool, it's high competition.

    A lot of the web sites that are on the front page, have a large difference in backlinks. one has less than a couple hundred, and others have thousands.
     
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    nice experiment with pinterest u did :D

    and for your last comment : google adwords keyword tool is showing competition for advertisers , not seo competition :)
     
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    I can confirm....I have done this personally and it does work.

    I'm just PISSED off that guy beat me to the top of Fiverr. My gig is twice as good as his and he sells twice as much as I do.

    Good for him though, he beat me to it
     
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    #1. No changes whatsoever. I built the website and content back in December, and haven't done anything since. I have several websites that are just sitting there doing nothing. haha

    #2. Yes. It was indexed within a few days. I have a Google +1 button on my pages and I just hit refresh a few times. A nice little trick to get yourself indexed quickly.

    #3.According to Google, it is high. I honestly don't think it is as high as Google say it is. A couple websites on the front page only has a couple hundred backlinks. So, it can't be that tough.
     
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    In fact, you were the person that inspired me to do this. I was reading your posts. hahah
     
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    Yeah, I know....nobody believed me and they laughed me out of the thread.

    Claiming: Social signals are worthless and are not monitored by big G and count for nothing.

    Now all these idiots do is talk about Penguin, Panda, Prius, Porcupine and every other kind of dumb ass big G drums up with a P.

    Just drive traffic to your site with twitter/pinterest and you will NEVER have to worry about having your SERPS fucked with.

    On top of that, you have LIVE people coming to your site that will bookmark/share and possibly buy your shit.

    Is a lot of the social signal traffic junk that is not necessarily targeted and sales conversions are low? YES.

    But you are using these twitter/pinterest saps to boost your SERPS. So who gives a shit?
     
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    Well, I am open minded when it comes to seo. I have been in the seo game for 12 years. I have seen just about everything. I have so many theories and ideas, and I am not afraid to test them out. Not all will be good, but some might pay off.

    Some social signals are worth getting. Google +1 is way TOO risky to get, I stay away from them. Facebook is only good if the profiles are public and crawlable by Google. Twitter is good, most of the profiles are crawlable and are beneficial.

    Pinterest is new to me, that's why I am testing it. It reminds me of Tumblr. Tumblr use to be so powerful, but lost most of it when Google caught on. I still use Tumblr. I think Pinterest will eventually go the same way as Tumblr did, seo wise.

    So, it is good to get ahead now while you can. Google will eventually devalue Pinterest down the road.
     
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    Could the next update wipe them out? Do you think it will last? how? why? (serious question)

    I really like your site, and bots. When does your pinterest bot come out?

    I hope to be using all of them for list building soon.
     
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    The PinBot is my secret weapon, probably won't let that one go for awhile. I am releasing a datpiff and vimeo bot TONIGHT.

    Tomorrow or the next day IMVU and Reverbnation
     
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    Looking forward to it. I rephrased that last post cause it didn't come out right. Heading to your site now. :)
     
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    Lets look at social like this and how it relates to backlinks....

    So all of us here throw backlinks to sites and sometimes it grows to hundreds maybe even thousands of links yet when you check the backlink profile no one is talking about the site online. No Fb, no Twitter no Pinterest etc... it just does not look natural at all. How can all these people find your blog or site so interesting that they comment, create posts and create any other number of links to your site yet they dont find it interesting enough to share it?

    In this case study it appears that social alone ranked the site but I think the future is social in conjunction with links. A page that has hundreds of links will likely have hundreds of social shares as well, it just makes sense.
     
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    Yep...

    When you drive thousands of people in from social media sites, THEY BUILD THE BACKLINKS FOR YOU.

    Why do it the opposite way. It looks stupid when you have 100k backlinks and zero tweets/pins.

    It's obviously fake.

    Do it the right way, get them in from tw/pin and THEY will add you to their sites/blogs.

    How can people be so hard headed?
     
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    How come the second gig doesn't have any reviews?
     
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    The same people that can't accept change.

    SEO is a game, and you have to be able to adapt to the changes, or you lose.
     
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    I don't know, it might be fairly new.

    There was a lot of Fiverr gigs that only had a couple reviews. I just said, the heck with it, I will give it try anyways.

    I have bought a couple of newer gigs before in the past. Doesn't bother me, as long as I know what I am getting. I am fine with that.