Hey all, I am sort of a n00b still to this board (I have under 200 posts), but I constantly get frustrated when I see even even experienced longterm users on here complaining that "SEO is dead". This cannot be the case. I have literally 50+ domains on the front page of G for a multitude of keywords, and I do SEO for some extremely large companies. I don't understand how people can say SEO is dead when it has worked so perfectly for me just using simple strategies. Maybe I am doing something wrong though, or maybe I could still benefit from some people looking over my current backlink strategy, so I am posting it here. I have used this with success for every single site I have ever worked with. WARNING: This requires a TON of work on behalf of the SEO agent, you or otherwise (outsourced). SEO Plan of Attack 1. Get a good domain and then build correct directories to create an optimized address rather than an EMD in most cases.- Pick something that sounds like a marketing firm or an advertising firm would use to promote a client rather than a spammy domain like FreeBacklinksForeverFree.Com Instead I would pick something like: BackLinkGenies.Com and then build folders/directories within where my urls would be optimized. For example my address for my about page would then be: BackLinkGenies.Com/free/backlinks/software/about-us I do this for most domains and Google always seems to automatically boost up my sites because of it. Experimenting with Exact match Domains PLUS optimized directories or JUST emds seems to have not helped my site as much as JUST optimized directories. 2. Build tons of content. Duplicate content is different from duplicate site info. - I have experimented and sites using duplicated articles with backlinks in them have performed wonderfully. Sites with duplicated footers and headers and metas have been sandboxed or deindexed infinitely. I have some sites that are purely duplicate articles, the same 5 articles repeated 400+ times, all with an optimized directory system and url and they have been up and destroying in the rankings for 5 years. Sites with duplicate metas and headers and footers got canned after Penguin. I cannot explain exactly why Google does this, but I believe it is something I call the 'News System'. Google doesnt see duplicate content articles as spam, as long as they are readable articles, as they compare them to the way they do news articles. Tons of sites post the same news articles, or reblog blog articles they like. Google does not penalize this. They do, however, penalized content listed on sites that appear spammy or unreadable. ESPECIALLY, I have noticed, if the site lists its language as English but then the site is not readable by an English speaker. I dunno, feel free to discuss this theory, but sites where English is not listed as the main language do not seem to have that much of an issue with English articles that are unreadable. Correct me if I am wrong though. Build tons of content on your money site. So much content you could sail a ship on it. This doesn't mean posting entirely new articles constantly, but new articles are amazing. DONT put backlinks in all of these articles! Dont even put them in every 10 articles. Put a backlink (or like 5 backlinks in one article) in every 15th article, or so. In that one article with backlinks make sure that all of the anchors used in those links are the same AND ARE RELATED TO THE ARTICLE. For example, one article may have to do with HAMSTER CAGES and your site sells pet products. Make sure that you write about hamster care, or source an article that does, then make sure you link HAMSTER CAGES to your site 5 times in that article. Then don't do it again. Save the link from that article for later to spam it with backlinks. 3. Build 5 major sites as your Tier 2 site for each of your money sites. - Build 5 sites that appear to be their own separate money sites, to link back to your Money Site. Personally I use Tumblr. Tumblr seems to have a lot of weight, and unlike Blogger, Tumblr wont remove it entirely if it deems it slightly spammy. Also, Google knows that Tumblrs generally have shittons of backlinks to specific posts, and they don't seem to have a problem with it. Don't use the basic default theme. Make the sites look pretty. Make them look like mini money sites. On these sites you treat them as Money sites. Build tons of quality non-spam looking content. Then, as a footer in posts, build a boilerplate that appears to make it look like they are sponsored by your money site, as if it pays for them with advertising. Not as if they are RUN by the Money Site, but as if the Money Site advertises on there. For example: Your boilerplate/footer for each post may say something like, "Thanks to BacklinkGeniuses.Com, a BACKLINK CREATION SOFTWARE(<- anchor text backlink this), one of our sponsors! If you want to help sponsor this site please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org" It seems as if the word SPONSOR or ADVERTISING PROVIDED BY seem to not trip off things as being spammy backlinks IMO. As always make sure you have some optimized unique pages in unique directories. Tumblr can do this well, as you can build extra pages without the article content on them and load them up with diverse anchors. 4. Spam the living hell out of those Tier 2s with tons and tons and tons of social network blog sites and press releases SMARTLY. - Build tons of auto-posting Tumblrs, blogspots, etc, with a SLOW FEED (do not do more than ten posts a day, I have had sites destroyed that had more than 10 posts per day on their blog spam feeders), but make sure they feed articles every single day. Use auto-blogging software to do this as long as it doesnt spin articles to the point they cannot be read. Otherwise I will actually handwrite posts, or outsource them. Tons of hand written posts pointing back to a site that has duplicate content posts seems to work really, really well. As if the handwritten stuff considers the reblogged site an authority. Build press releases and use press release software to spam these out. USE UNIQUE CONTENT ON PRESS RELEASES. HAND WRITE THE PRESS RELEASES AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE ABOUT YOUR TIER 2 SITES. Then, every now and then, throw in a few unique press releases about your Money Site. The most important part of this aspect is unique content and making sure your backlinks and not optimized in a spammy way. For example- Your anchor text links should be like: Sitename.Com - 60% of links KW1 - 20% of links KW2 - 20% of links 5. Begin building Tier 2 sites that host only photographs and pictures related to your Money Site. Then massively market those photos. - I know this sounds weird, but trust me, it has worked WONDERS for some of my clients. Say you are selling cookies. Create a second site that is like, 'CookiePorn.Org' and has ONLY photos of delicious cookies. Optimize those photos correctly with onsite SEO and then pin them out and Social Bookmark those out like crazy, including anchor text or links to your site. Do this obsessively. Put out tons and tons and tons and tons of photos with links. Go nuts and Pinbot these things so they have a bazillion likes and repins. 6. Repeat all of these, constantly, in a downward pyramid. - This is where TONS of work comes in, but ultimately it boosts you into god-level status with your site. Here is what I mean: Now you should have a Money Site, then 5+ Tier 2s, then tons of 3rd Tier backlinks pointing to Tier 2. In addition you will have a PhotoSite pointing to Tier 2. Do all of this, all over again, but treating one of your Tier 2s as the Money Site. Do this a bunch of times, so that your 5+ original Tier 2s are now their own Money Sites. These Tier 2 Moneysites need their own Tier 2s now, lets call these 'Secondary T2s' or '2NDT2s' for short. DO NOT POINT THE 2NDT2S AT THE ORIGINAL MONEY SITE. THEY SHOULD HAVE NO LINK TO THE ORIGINAL MONEY SITE. Instead they treat your T2s as authority money sites. 7. Repeat this a bazillion times and constantly and consistently put content on all of the sites, until they are massively loaded with READABLE content. Let me repeat, READABLE. Spinning is great, as long as you read it, but like I have said, readable duplicate content can be seen as NEWS where as unreadable duplicate content is SPAM CITY, BRAH. Make sure you are constantly adding new articles, content, and optimized directories to that original money site. Like, CONSTANTLY. Don't get lazy. 8. Index that shizz. - Unless you are in an insane hurry, do not automatically send links to Lindex/Linklicious. Instead just keep building like crazy for awhile until you have an absolutely massive amount of content and allow google to naturally just accidentally crawl over it. Once you have that massive amount of content, start using indexing services slowly, then faster, faster, until you are indexing everything as soon as it comes out on your sites. 9. Make tons of Social Networking sites pointing at those Tier2 Money Sites. Then occasionally some pointing at the original Money Site. - Start a ton of fake Facebook accounts all posting those links. And when I say a ton, I mean like hundreds and hundreds or thousands. Have them share those money sites like crazy. Make yourself a false popularity engine this way. 10. Collect Mad Cash And Chill At The Spa. - Enjoy some brews, dude. I may be wrong on a lot of things here, but from personal experience this has been crazy successful. Argue over what I did wrong, please, and give me tips on what I should do instead if I am wrong about how I go about things. Thanks for your time and I hope that these methods help out any other N00bs as well.