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Is it hard to beat parasite page and youtube videos in Google SERPs?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Mebn, May 2, 2017.

  1. Mebn

    Mebn Junior Member

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    The question like in the title. If in top 3-5 there are parasites and youtube videos it is good sign or no? Is it hard to beat that?
     
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    It's a very good sign, we always want to see parasite in serp it's easy to beat them
     
  3. SolveMyMaze

    SolveMyMaze Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    That's actually a really good question and not like the common ones of "how can I make $5 per day".
    It depends on the competition of the keyword that you're targeting for, as well as the one that the parasites are targeting for. Your luck might be in and it's a really low competition keyword and the competitors are using a small amount of links. A quick way to check the number of links pointing towards the parasites is to install the Moz toolbar on Chrome and search for the KW. It will show you the DA/PA and also the number of links pointing towards it.

    If they're using a high quality PBN then it's highly likely that these links won't be appearing, be it on Moz or in AHRefs. That's a pretty big topic though, so I won't go into it here.
    Also, what is the duration of the YouTube video? General longer videos actually rank better when it comes to using YouTube as a parasite. The thing as well with parasites is that over time they'll end up getting slapped and removed from Google. Do they all look the same? That would be indicative that the same person has written them. Therefore, you could also hazard a guess that they're also using the same domains for promoting the parasites.

    If you're able to write high quality content, as well as supplying it with links then you should fare well with ranking it. Just don't spend a fortune right away. I would write the article first and then see it naturally ranks before starting a link building campaign. I know you're talking about parasites but since you're starting out I would also recommend that you read this post by @Ste_fishkin It's got great advice for people just starting out. However, when it comes to parasites, you do need to fire a lot of links at it. Social signals can help to let the parasite last longer since it looks as though people are actively sharing it online via various social media platforms.
     
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  4. CaramelBiscuit

    CaramelBiscuit Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    With a decent website you'll beat those guys no problem! Parasites are basically cheap SEO for people who buy things from Fiver and Youtube videos are rarely optimized (Although you can argue that Youtube is a super authority site).

    Even if you can't crack the Youtube Video you'll still grab 2nd spot with ease.
     
  5. SolveMyMaze

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    I think @t0mmy had a service on here that promoted parasites really well but it cost more than a Fiverr gig (although the results were impressive from what I can remember).
     
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    most of the times it was very easy for me to beat an linkless parasite because they lack relevancy. i never saw parasite with big relevancy however technically is possible and probably a lot of guys on hard kws put a lot of relevancy into parasites (mainly content) and they backlink them as well, in this case beating it its probably hard but i never checked so
     
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    Does he still have this service?
     
  8. SolveMyMaze

    SolveMyMaze Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I don't know, you'd need to check his profile and see if he has it.
     
  9. CaramelBiscuit

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    Yes I remember that BST, results were pretty good judging by the reviews and comments on it.

    What I meant, is that parasite pages are seen as a cheap / easy way to rank rather than going to whole Fresh Website > SEO > PBN route. :)
     
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  10. SolveMyMaze

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    Ahh gotcha. Yeah you're right, it's a lot cheaper. If you pick the right host sure you can bank well with it.
     
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