I'm new here but I figured a little tactic of mine could really help you. There are many of you who probably believe that building a link wheel by building pages on free blog hosts will make your Search Engine Rankings shoot through the roof. Well, let me tell you: IT WON'T! No, Don't get me wrong! Link wheels do work, but not on free blog hosts like wordpress. They pass little to no juice at all + even if they do a little good to you, you would do a lot better if you built a link wheel out of your own domains. There are plenty of reasons for this. Why link wheels with Web 2.0 properties won't work: 1) They have a shit load of ads and other links that drain your link juice 2) A backlink on a Web 2.0 property like a squidoo page won't count as a PR8 backlink, it is just going to be a PR0 backlink. The fact that it is a squidoo page will just make it rank better in the SERPs (just your web 2.0 property, not your money site) because the domain has trust rank. Backlinks from the pages aren't as useful as you think they are. 3) You have wasted money on content for the page but you can't monetize it, not very effectively atleast. Why should you get your own website network: 1) All the backlinks you pump to these websites will make their PR increase and make them valuable. They will have some resale value. It becomes an asset that can be liquidized. 2) You can monetize them efficiently. The traffic to these domains will cover up your investment. 3) You have full control over your properties, no one can ban your page. How much is it going to cost? $50, that's it! Just $50 to setup your own website network to pump juice to your current money site and many others that you might come up with in the future. The best thing is, you'll be making over $500/mo. at the end of 3 months from just these websites that you build. Let alone the added money that'll come in through your money site once it shoots up in the SERPs. How do I go about it? STEP 1: Domain names Firstly, you need to get yourself 5 domains (preferably exact match domains for 5 of your targeted keywords.) For example, let us suppose one of my keyword is "Instant Acne Treatment", my first preference would be instantacnetreatment.com however, if that isn't available, I'll go for instant-acne-treatment.com. If that isn't available either, my next preference would be either: InstantAcneTreatment.net or InstantAcneTreatment.org or Instant-acne-treatment.net or Instant-acne-treatment.org I have always found exact match domains to do wonders for me! Now you'll wonder why we're selecting exact match domains when all we care about is the backlinks on them, why do they have to be exact matches to the targeted keywords? I'll get to that later in the post. STEP 2: Hosting Now, this is a very crucial part of the plan. You cannot use your regular shared hosting to host your network of websites, the reason being that your network can easily be tracked down by Google since you'd be interlinking your websites. All of them being on the same IP or IP ranges close by, it'll cause your network to vanish from the SERPs and even your money site being penalized. You don't want that, do you? It's better to play safe hence sign up with a decent Multiple C Class IP package. (If you don't know what C Class IP hosting is, just read this blog post I found on one of the provider's blogs http://www.page1hosting.com/blog/) Be very careful while selecting a host. This is also called SEO hosting, FYI. To make your network completely untraceable, you need to have separate nameservers for each domain, fake whois records and seperate rDNS. Don't worry about the details, just sign up with Page1hosting.com, they're pretty good. They offer seperate rDNS and different Nameservers for each domain (even custom nameservers like ns1.yoursite.com) so there's not a thing you have to worry about. Also, they offer a few hours of Virtual Assistant service each month so you could use those guys to install your blogs for you and do your link building so it's all taken care of. Just sign up for the 5 C Class IP package, it would be adequate for first timers. I've used Hostgator's SEOhosting.com but they don't offer different nameservers for every domain and they're shit expensive too. STEP 3: Setting up your websites/blogs After you've signed up for your hosting package and your domains are setup on 5 different C Class IPs, you just have to start installing WP blogs and all those SEO plugins. Ask the page1hosting support staff to do it for you, they'll cut it from your virtual assistant hours but they'll install your blog and install whatever plugins you give them. If you paid for the package, you rather use the free virtual assistant hours that you get, right? Once the blogs are setup, post 2-3 articles on each blog and have your page1hosting guys build some social bookmarking links for you on about 5 social bookmarking sites for each blog. In the mean time, change the theme of your website, a different one for each. Doesn't have to be too good, just get a free one or ask your Page1Hosting VA to do it for you. Mind you, they're not very good at selecting skins for your blog though. Anyways, now your next step is to sit back and relax for a bit while the search engines index your blogs and start getting used to them. You can get this content for free too, look at the bottom of this post. STEP 4: The interlinking and boosting your rankings. At the end of about 1 week, post one more article and start your interlinking process. Mind you, do not interlink through the blogroll, it is frowned upon by Google. Use footer links and in content links to do the interlinking. Every time you post a new article, build about 4-5 social bookmarking/blog commenting links to it. That's about it, Every day of the week, you add a 300 word blog post to one of your blogs and built 4-5 links to it. Take the weekends off. This will result in each blog getting a fresh content each week with a steady link building pace. At the end of the first month, you can start building links to your money site from each of these websites. This will give an instant boost to your search engine rankings and make your money site shoot up in the results. Step 5: Monetizing Now, at the end of the first month, you should be receiving about 1000-2000 unique visitors on each of your websites which can easily make you about $10-20/site via adsense - about $100 in totality. For some extra money, you could sell 3 links per blog for $5 each - which gets you $15 per blog - $45 for all 5 blogs. You can now start charging for guest blog posts and allow them to have 1-2 links per post @ $5. You'll get free content + money. By the end of 3 months (if a PR update lands around that time), you'll see yourself at a PR 3, a PR 2 at least. By the next update, you'll probably get to PR4. Just remember, the secret is to let the content come in atleast once a week and maintain a steady link building pace. At the end of 6 months, you'll be raking in $100/month through adsense per blog. That makes it $500/mo. just from Adsense. If you're smart enough, you'll make another $500/mo. on the link sales and sponsored blog posts/guest posts/advertising. How to get free content? To get free content for your blog, just post an ad on the forum offering free backlinks in exchange for guest posts. People will take the deal since all they have to do is give you 300 words of unique content in exchange for 2 backlinks, sweet deal on either side! Once you attain PR 3, you can start charging for these blog posts too! The sweet benefits. Now you remember we'd registered exact match domains for 5 of your keywords hence the keywords targeted for each domain will be its own name (instant-acne-treatment.com would be targeting "instant acne treatment" while get-rid-of-pimples.com would target "get rid of pimples" as its keyword) Since these are exact match domains, they'll start ranking for the keywords pretty fast and it'll be fairly easy too. Hence, you'll be having 2 spots on the first page for each of your keyword (one would be your money site and the other would be the exact match domain from your blog network) meaning lower competition and higher marketing domination. WOW!, that was a long write now. PS: I wrote this tutorial exclusively for Black Hat World!! If you have any questions, feel free to PM me or reply to this thread. I'll surely answer all. I might have missed out a few points so I'll edit the post tomorrow and add whatever it is I find missing when I proof read it. NOW THANK ME!