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Is GSA worth buying in 2016 or is there something else i should use?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by Tanckom, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. Tanckom

    Tanckom Power Member

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    Title says it all. I saw on several sites that GSA doesnt have a huge impact anymore. I don't want to hear from people who've been using GSA the last years for the same URL. I want to know how the results for new links currently are with GSA.
    If GSA is dead, what other tools are the new market leaders beside Scrapebox?
     
  2. Omirag

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    Links will always rule the ranking system. It is what google was founded on. The new thing is it takes longer for links to rank your site. Gone are the days of blasting links and seeing results the next day. You have to build links smart and they have to look natural. The new method is building links that look like natural. GSA is still one of the best tools to complete this, but now you also got to throw in some social signals to see the good times role.
     
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    Its still good and best among all link building tools.

    For tier 1, you have to use a lot of filters and high-quality list.

    For tier 2, its best to create tier 2 links to index the tier 1 links or increase the authority of tier 1 links.
     
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  4. Tanckom

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    So, in order to really see results, you need to invest some more money for a text twister+captcha breaker+HQ links+proxies?
     
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    I am sure it still works - it is a very powerful tool because of the way it can find and post links. I guess the difference is that in the past you could pretty much tick everything and blast the hell out of your site and rank it through sheer force and number of links. But now I am guessing google is wise to that and rather you have to tweak it a lot more as TheSEO is saying and set a lot of filters, have very good list of URLs and built lower quantity higher quality links for tier 1.
     
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    Agree on this. Although I bet google must have a system to find crappy sites (too much updates and outgoing links but not much traffic on it). Try not building GSA links to your site directly. Like tier 2-tier 3 will be good.
     
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    A spinner is included with GSA SER, and honestly since your going to be doing T2 links with it you will probably do fine with just that. You definently need the GSA captcha breaker or you will never be able to post anywhere. The links you can buy a list (not on fiver) or you can make it yourself and the proxies are only if you need super speed. If you are only ranking 1 site and 10-15 T1 you shouldnt need private proxies imo
     
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    Okay I'm a complete newb in making lists, how do i do that?
     
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    Link building is not working as well as it used to be. Currently quality of the link is much more important than quantities. Don't waste too much time on link buiilding. Focus on quality contents that attracts people and people would want to share. This is much more important than spending time on link building.
     
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    I would recommend to do it manually. Quality link building always worth more than automated. If you want to buy GSA then you have to invest in lots of things like links URL + GSA + GSA captcha + proxies + Emails. It's not easily to do this. Anyway we can say good luck for your goal.
     
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    There's a lot of people pushing it have an interest in pushing it still working. I'm not saying it doesn't, just take that with a grain of salt. Best thing to do is test, my testing it worked back before a lot of the updates and now not so much. But I'm sure some people are still getting it to work, it just seems more hassle than it's worth.
     
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    GSA like most tools mean you need to be on the ball, you can't just mass blast and expect results. Use tools wrong and you'll do more harm thean good.

    Get a cheap churn and burn and try it out on that, or outsource and see what the results are like.
     
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    As a tool it's VERY good.
    However the way many use it is VERY average.

    But that could be said of all tools eh?
    Pressing "make me a shit ton of links to these URL's" button (no there is no such button, but you get what I mean) is what I see most people do with GSA, and to be fair with all other SEO link builder tools.
    That will get you crappy links made on irrelevent websites surrounded by shitty content. If you are pure "churn and burn" with very low expectations of a sites life span that's the way to go.
    Everyone else maybe look for more control and a unique and relevent link profile. It can do that, but needs to be set up properly. It's not Xrumer type hard to do, but does need some care and attention to get going properly. Then it works like a dream.
     
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    Sounds reasonable, however most GSA tutorials you can find on the net are 2 years old. And big G released many updates during those two years which makes them near worthless.
     
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    Marketers still using it in 2016. Even most of fiverr providers use it for fast delivery. but I suggest always to use it for t-2.
     
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    ^THIS

    Everyone assumes that all you can do with GSA is blast mass links. People are so afraid of the software that they forget it only does what you tell it to do.

    The way I run GSA for Tier 1 takes me a while to set up because I have to hand write and hand spin my comments. But once I get it all setup, it goes out and makes links that can pass a manual review. I even have website owners that reply to my comments.

    If I'm doing lower tiers I'll use a link list but if I'm making Tier 1 links I'll let GSA find it's own sites to post to using keywords that are related to my niche. You can even set it to NOT post to a site if a certain word isn't present on the page.

    I'm using GSA SER in 2016 and getting good results.
     
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    Don't post a million link on crap junk sites and you will be fine.
     
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    for tier link building, GSA is one of the best.
    you have to use it for tier 2 and 3.
    But some advanced marketers use it wisely for tier 1.
     
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    GSA is still the best software for link building. Btw, you will need good sitelists.

    I always send fake traffic to all my backlinks
     
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    Don't link build. You'll get black listed. Trust me. Send out press releases or do it legit. Not worth it.