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I have $1000 to invest, any thoughts on where I should put it?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by googledom, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. googledom

    googledom Newbie

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    I became interested in SEO when I started building my own business
    websites. I currently own a Bachelor Party planning company. We run
    out of NY, Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Currently, I have 7
    websites for them. I am getting about 15,000 hits a month - I rank on
    the 1st page (mostly top 3 results) for about 50 keywords for EACH
    site. These are very specific keywords and they are the only ones that
    really pertain to the services I offer.

    I would like to double or triple my traffic. My busy season is wedding
    season - March through September - so I have around three months to
    optimize, optimize, optimize (I'm focusing on 3 of them).. I
    also just opened two twitter accounts and have around 2000 followers
    on each (mostly paid followers) and started a blog for each site that
    google seemed to love - all sorts of keywords and rankings soared up. I have just started focusing on social media - in the past I didn't really think it would be useful to my company, since most of my
    customers are only in need of this services once. Obviously, I didn't understand that social media helps with SEO as well as it's main service: connecting with potential customers.

    I need backlinks, but am unsure of the best way to get them. I noticed a site from a small little company that often ranks up there with me, but has almost NO content. One thing the site DOES have, however, are backlinks. Lots of them. Around 100,000 of them. I am assuming that's why they're ranking, since no one in my industry has any clue who they are and the website is minuscule and offers essentially no information...?

    Aside from backlinks, any advice on what else I could do to reach my
    goal of doubling my organic traffic? I'm nervous to use all of the
    services out there, since they all say they're "the best" and
    obviously - if they truly are as good as they claim - know how to
    manipulate good, fake reviews, search results etc.*

    I'm playing around with $1000 to start off with, but I have no issue
    spending more when I see results.. Where should I be putting this
    money?

    Edit: I tried to list the sites in this post, but it seems the forum
    won't allow me to post links, since I'm a new member. If viewing the
    sites would help you with your advice, just pm me!

    Thank you!
     
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  2. Xaviers

    Xaviers Regular Member

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    Just read different threads here. Search different sections, grab a pen and pad and study. All of your questions have been asked over and over already. I've never had a question about anything online that I wasn't able to find in the pages of this forum.
     
  3. Moogle!

    Moogle! Regular Member

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    I would first start at keyword research.

    Find some high traffic, moderate competition keywords related to your niche and then use that money to buy backlink services here to rank for those keywords.

    You'll save a lot of money if you do it yourself btw.
     
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  4. googledom

    googledom Newbie

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    Thanks - can you recommend someone on here to hire for back linking services? There are sooo many posts offering these services - I just don't want to end up choosing a scammer or someone inexperienced/incompetent..
     
  5. assassinmarketing

    assassinmarketing Regular Member

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    in My Pocket ;)
     
  6. s4nt0s

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    I'd give Link Emperor a try if I was in your situation. It's made to manage a bunch of keywords at a time and handles all the link building automatically.

    I've never used it personally but it does seem like it has some pretty good reviews. It is pretty pricey though :rolleyes:
     
  7. googledom

    googledom Newbie

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    I just bought the premium subscription of Backlink Genie and have started to play around with it.. We shall see..
     
  8. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Do some really good keyword research. Build two sites. Low to medium competition. Reason I say 2 sites is so your eggs aren't all in one basket. Write the content for your site if you're able to. Outsource the SEO.

    Sites will probably take a couple months to break even. Keep targeting new, related keywords on your sites. Flip one of the sites eventually for some nice change, and then you can begin to target more competitive niches with that money.

    Don't try to make more than 2 sites for now. It can be hard to lose focus. Try to really concentrate on these two sites.
     
  9. googledom

    googledom Newbie

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    Dennis - can you go into a little more detail? Much appreciated :)
     
  10. rippy

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    You cant build a private blog network with $1000.
    I mean you can but they would have PR0 -PR2.
    Reaching PR4 or more is not that cheap.

    Or you know something I do not, if that is the case pm me :)