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My Exact Method to Making $500 a day through Amazon (as a newbie)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rschmitz, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. rschmitz

    rschmitz Regular Member

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    I'm fairly new to IM and am still learning, so you'll sometimes see me asking questions. The neat thing about IM though, is you don't have to be a master to bank, and I wanted to give back to the community that has helped me earn a nice living. This is the exact method I used to get the fourth site I've ever built up to $500 a day, and I've since repeated to various degrees of success. Like most methods, a lot of this is rehashed, but there are also some great, seldom talked about nuggets of information, that have been vitally important for me. Enjoy and apply if you'd like to replicate. I'm not attempting to write a book here, but probably will anyways, so if you don't understand concepts such as "keyword research", do a little legwork.

    Keyword Research

    This is the by far the most important aspect of ranking anything in SEO, and this will never change. Choose your battles, why throw tons of resources at a tough keyword with little profit, when there are plenty of easy to rank for, highly profitable keywords? It took me a while to learn this, but its a must. There are various ways to find these easy to rank for keywords, but I use longtail pro/platinum, and I suggest you do the same. If you use pro, simply look for keywords that have multiple sites, with at least a domain authority and page authority of less than 30. Using platinum is a lot quicker, sift through any sites with a KC under 35 under the same criteria. Avoid keywords where ecommerce sites such as Wal-Mart, Lowes, and Amazon dominate the front page, as google tends to give these sites special treatment.

    What you are trying to do here, is find a very broad niche. We are going to be building a large site with a lot of domain authority, and do it through siloing(more on this later). Exact matches should be in the neighborhood of 1k-10k, I'd only go after 1k is they are extremely easy to rank for. For example, lets say the keyword "chairs" meets this criteria. Now we can start sifting through some of the other keywords as well that might be similar. Stools, Recliners, tables, etc. We really want at least three other keywords.

    On Page SEO and Siloing

    This is where I really excel, and where I think I have a lot of value to add. If keyword research is like choosing your battle, onpage is like your battle formation. Being a newbie at this IM stuff, I absolutely dreaded the idea of ranking based on backlinking, I was scared of it, and wanted to rank my sites on their own. I found out, that its close to impossible to get to page 1 for a highly profitable keyword, without any backlinking, but you can still get to page 2 or 3. We are going to divide our on site SEO into two sections here, Siloing, and On Page optimization.

    On Page

    There are tons of posts on BHW that deal with on site optimization, page load time, etc., but we are going to focus on one in particular by PHPBuilt. I suggest you read this if you haven't already. http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...diot-proof-guide-authority-site-building.html

    This was key for me in my learning curve. I now adhere to a special blueprint.

    1) Main key phrase in the Title
    2) Main key phrase in the h1 tag
    3) No key phrase over 1.5%. Keep in mind to multiply length of word by its density. So if your keyphrase is "Best Blue Chairs", that would be 3% keyword density in a 100 word article.
    4) Add in as many LSI keywords as possible while still reading nicely and keeping key phrases under 1.5%. "Best Blue Seats, Blue Computer Chairs, Best Chairs", etc. Try to get these LSI key phrases in your h2 tags as well.
    5) If you aren't ranking, re-evaluate your page to make sure that you aren't over optimized. Often times, this is the reason why! I once couldn't rank a page and spent a lot of time adding backlinks, my main key phrase was under 1% so I assumed on page was fine. I was wrong, the word "hats", appeared 3.7%, OUCH! I adjusted that to under 2% and I was on page 1 for my key phrase within a few days.
    6) Linking out. I have read a lot of people say that it helps to link out to authority sites. I don't do this, I have yet to see any convincing evidence that this helps, but you can go for it if you'd like to and are convinced otherwise.
    7) Internal linking. I do this where it makes sense, and it helps for SEO. However, it has to be in silo(more on this later). The biggest reason I use this however, is to control link juice and help with anchor density. If your ranking #11 for "Chairs", linking back to that page with "Seats, Best Seat, Affordable Seats", etc. could push it onto page 1.

    Siloing

    This changed everything for me, as it literally gave me another weapon to use for SEO. If you aren't familiar with what siloing is, have a look at http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...-wordpress-silo-sites-using-free-plugins.html I actually purchased the theme2 package from WebDev, it looks great, but there are other free options available online, just have a look around. Definitely read that entire thread to understand what siloing is however.

    Siloing serves two purposes. The first purpose, is that it allows us to build MASSIVE, tightly themed authority sites. A lot of people build niche websites around keywords like "electric toasters". With a siloed website, you can build your site around "toasters", and then have landing pages for "portable toasters, handheld toasters, electric toasters, battery operated toasters", etc. THEN you can build support articles for each of those landing pages, "red portable toasters, blue portable toasters, green portable toasters", etc.

    Using our previous example of chairs, this is how I would construct the website. I would look for a very tough keyword to place on page 1, "home furniture" for instance. I would then create as many relevant category/landing pages as possible on the topic, making sure that the highly profitable keywords which we discovered earlier are included. "Chairs, Recliners, Coffee Stands", I'll even include landing pages of keywords that seem redundant or impossible to rank for, if I think it fits the theme of the site well.

    Afterwards, I would build support pages for each of these main categories, based around LSI keywords. This is where the second purpose of Siloing comes into play. Most people do not realize, the purpose of developing "theme" for a website. By theme, I mean the main concept of the site, not the design theme. So for example, lets say that you wrote an article, google is going to try and find relevancy in which to rank you for. So lets say for that article, google tried to find relevancy for "Ford Mustang", it would spit back

    vans
    motorcycles
    camaro
    airplanes
    Ford Focus

    Google still has no clue what you are trying to rank for. Theoretically, you would be ranking for hundreds of thousands of keyphrases, but deep within google. Ever notice on a freshly built website, you show up on some queries for some crazy terms? This is the LSI algorithm at work. So, you might end up ranking for the key phrase "Mustang Airplane" on page 700, and "Ford Mustang" on page 30. No Good. We have to teach google what we want to rank for. This is where your LSI support articles come into play. So, lets include these key phrases in support articles for "Ford Mustang". "98 Ford Mustang, Ford Mustang steering wheel, Ford Mustang Convertable". The more, the better. Do you think Google might have a better grasp as to what you are trying to rank for at this point? If you were to ask Google to find LSI terms for your "Ford Mustang" page now, it would likely spit back.

    Best Ford Mustang
    Ford Mustang Cobra
    Ford Mustang Convertable
    Red Mustangs by Ford

    Now, you should find yourself on page 5 or 6 for the "Ford Mustang" category page, but you'll also begin ranking for a lot of LSI keywords for that category page as well. Google has zeroed in on the relevancy of your page. In addition, the support pages that you have written will be highly relevant as well, so make sure that you are going after key phrases that you want to rank for, and not generic stuff. Ever wonder how some websites have multiple pages showing up for the same key phrase? Well, this is a highly effective method of doing that, as you can rank your category page for "Ford Mustang Steering Wheel", as well as your inner page. Think about how that might boost your traffic! Google doesn't just reward any site with multiple links to the same keyphrase, relevancy is essential to making this happen. Keep in mind that your inner pages will take a bit more off page SEO work because they are further away from the source of your link juice. Also, sometimes you may run into a word that can fit in either category, just choose one and move on. Don't get hung up on deciding whether a sweatshirt is more closely related to a hoodie than to a shirt, throw it into a category.

    *Disclaimer*: There are two drawbacks to siloing your website. The first draw back, is that you MUST keep internal linking from the bottom up in a silo. For example, for our pretend furniture site, you cannot link support articles for chairs, to support articles for recliners. This will confuse google as to what you are trying to rank for. There are no alternatives, and if you rel=nofollow the link, you are simply wasting link juice. Just don't do it. The second drawback as a direct consequence to this, is that drop down menus and traditional navigation cannot be utilized. This will severely hurt your bounce rate and time on site. So, what I do is make my sites look very clean, pretty, and include a catchy video in the right upper hand portion of the sidebar to increase time on site.

    Content

    These are massive "niche" sites that we are building out. I hesitate to call theme authority sites. You want to make all of your content as interesting and relevant as possible, and this can take a TON of work, but its well worth it. I also utilize a paid plugin called Easy Azon, a must for building amazon sites, get it if your building an amazon site. This is how I structure my content.

    1. Brief Introduction, maybe some slight history, try and connect with the visitor. Basically re-state why the visitor may have come to the site(your butt hurts, sit on some chairs!) 100-200 words
    2. Immediately after, insert a phrase with easy azon to the search page "chairs" of amazon. The phrase should read something like "Check out These Great Deals on XXXXX at Amazon". Adding years such as "for 2014" also has the potential to bring you loads of traffic. This is an easy opportunity to inject some LSI keywords. Make it catchy, add asterisks, whatever you want to do to draw attention.

    *For Highest Monthly Searches*
    If the particular keyphrase you are targetting has the potential to bring in a ton of sales(1,000+ searches a month), than we need to go the extra mile, and insert a comparison chart. I do this with a free plugin called websimon tables, and IMO they are perfect for what we are trying to do. Customize these tables to your liking. The way that I do this, is I quickly scoure Amazon for the best products, and paste an image link and then the name link for the top five or so products. If there are a lot of good products, create more links. Afterwards, I go into websimon tables and create 5+ rows, and then these 6 columns. Picture/Name/Type/Attribute/Price/Rating. Paste the image and name links into the boxes, and then fill out the corresponding information.

    Type: What type of chair is it, computer chair, living room chair, lounge chair?
    Attributes: What material is it made out of, wood, metal, aluminum. Or just paste interesting features.
    Price: I just paste a $ for each $50 increment
    Rating: Just add in the rating that Amazon gives you

    Grab the short code and paste it into your page. Done

    3. Quick Review of the Top 3 Products. I wouldn't spend more than 100 word on each product, just use some common sense and rehash information on the features.
    4. Insert another catchy "Check Out XXX at Amazon" Link
    5. Now, I add a couple of hundred words on attributes to look for in the particular product, and tips on choosing the best product.
    6. One last catchy link to the Amazon Search page for "chairs"
    7. Finally, sprinkle in image links to various products with Easy Azon. The top image, I find a catchy picture on google images and hyperlink it to the best selling page, as opposed to just inserting an image of the product.

    A final thought on content and outsourcing. Writing content yourself takes a TON of grunt work, which you will need to do if you are just starting off. Thankfully, however, you can eventually graduate and outsource this stuff. Here is my secret, preferred method of outsourcing content for cheaper than average, yet get great quality content back. Think to yourself, what is a demographic of money starved people who will write content on just about anything? Phillipinos, sure. How about extremely high quality content?.... Anybody??? COLLEGES I live by a major university, and the student body will do just about anything to make some cash. Me and a buddy of mine spent one day handing out fliers at the English department and doing quick 5 minute interviews, and I ended up with more authors and English majors than I knew what to do with. I have yet to figure out an effective way of coordinating paying these writers(I'm sure I can do this with paypal or something), but it was well worth it. Not to mention its great networking, fun, and a chance to flirt with sororiety girls. WIN WIN WIN

    That is it for on page SEO. Have a look around for the more basic information such as vital plugins, etc. One non-vital plugin that I highly recommend is Google Typeography, so you can hand pick the types of fonts that you would like to use on your website.

    Off Page SEO

    I'm going to break this up into two sections. First the cheap, starter way of doing off page SEO. Then the advanced, expensive method.

    Starter Method: This is my very simple approach to ranking low to mid competition keywords. 1 month of blog commenting on high PR relevant blogs, and forum posting, with just the URL and generic links, about 5 links a day. After week 1, I point web 2.0 links to each landing page. In each web 2.0, I link once to my homepage with the URL ~40% of the time, and a deviation of the brand name the rest of the time. I also link once to an inner page with the URL, or an LSI keyword, and never use the main keyword more than any of the LSI keywords on purpose.

    A word on LSI keyword linking which I don't often see discussed. Having to use them isn't a bad thing! If your page is on "chairs" and gets 1,000 searches a month, you can more easily rank for "blue chairs" which gets 400 searches a month, by pointing those LSI links at the page. In other words, pointing LSI keywords at your pages isn't just important if you want to hide from google, but it can majorly increase traffic as well!

    For more information on manually building a web 2.0's, check out Scritty's method http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...web2-0-structures-yourself-simple-method.html This has worked for me. You'll need to create more web 2.0's for the harder pages though, yet I'd start off with one web 2.0 per category page. BTW, its easy for me to make banners. Creating a custom banner for your web 2.0 is a bulletproof way to avoid deletion from my experience as long as you warm up the site properly.

    After building out the web 2.0's, start building links with GSA SER. IMO, you have to have GSA if you want to make it in SEO, its really the only way to automate the link juice necessary without guest posting or buying links. I'm not going to go into details as to how to use GSA, but I'd definitely diversify links headed to your web 2.0's, drip feed them, and cap them at about 500 total over the span of a month. Tier these out, and then social bookmark the pages. That is my preferred method, although some people I'm sure have gotten away with a spammier link profile.

    Advanced/Expensive Method: This is my personal strategy, and I'm going to be introducing two heavy hitters. FCSNetworker, and PBN's

    FCSNetworker: This is similar to Rankwyz, and helps automate the creation of the high quality web 2.0's
    PBN's: Private Blog Networks, you can choose to purchase these links, or create your own. If you would like to create your own, go to expireddomains.net or purchase them on godaddy. I'm not going to go into the proper way to set these up, do a quick search here on the forum, its not too difficult.

    What I do here, is use FCSnetworker to create 10 web 2.0's per each landing page(or more) on the site. This is a rough estimate. So if I have 10 landing pages, I'll build 100 web 2.0's, along with high PR doc sharing accounts and social accounts. I'll then manually spin(with TBS) an About Me page, and then one or two other pages with no links in order to warm the sites up. Dan the owner of FCSnetworker has other strategies that don't require spinning, but I'll leave that to you to read about if you decide to purchase the software. The final page I include a link to an authority site, a link to my homepage(70% brand, 30% URL), and a link to a random inner page(70% generic visit here, check out, etc. , 30% URL). Pages that I'd like to rank higher, I include more on those web 2.0's

    Next, I have a second tier of about 1,500 web 2.0's that I've built up(automated with FCSnetworker), and I randomly point two links from each of these sites, to the tier 1 sites. Now each of the tier 1 links should have 30 links from high quality web 2.0's pointed at it, if everything goes perfectly(never the case). This does two things. First, it greatly strengthens your tier 1 links. Second, it makes the tier 1 links a heck of a lot more resilient to GSA spam, which we are going to take full advantage of.

    Now, blast all of these links for 30 days with GSA, no cap, but still adhereing to GSA best practices(no porn links, etc.), and use FCSnetworker's social projects to hit both your money site and these tier 1 links with relevant links as well(once you warm up those sites with non-linked fluff). EVERYTHING FCSnetworker related should be dripped out over 40 days.

    Finally, its time to bring out the very best links, your PBN links. My ratio is, no PBN links first week, one second week, and go up by increments of one for every week afterwards. For these links, I use LSI, exact match, and partial match anchors, and only two or three links per site.

    That's it! Like I said, most of this isn't new, I never "discovered this", but this is how I've been able to make $500 a day from a site I built in December, and I'm applying it to my other niche sites. Because of the silo structuring, for that particular site, I'm ranking in the top 5 for five different keywords that get over 30k searches a month, the front page for over ten 10k searches, and scores of other traffic, and I've sold everything from $3, to $2,000. Good Luck :)
     
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    this is very detailed thank you man
    im brand new to the Siloing technique, have to try it
     
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    First of I would like to say thank you for making this post it was very helpful.
    Secondly I want to say that I use a very similar method on a few sites and have seen some success with it. I will be adding a few of the techniques listed here to my current strategy.
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to type that up for everyone - very much appreciated.
     
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    Some people think IM is easy , and money just starts raining as soon as you hit the 'backlink software button', but your post prove them wrong , you put a lot of hard work in it and get rewarded , good job mate !
     
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    Excellent info here! Bookmarked page for reference!
     
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    erickishere Elite Member

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    This is great stuff OP. Thanks for the share!
     
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    You've put a lot of work into this post and I appreciate it..I've got a few ideas from it. Don't you think just being very targeted on your product "name of book review" with a few post will work?
     
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    Typing this indepth Method would have taken lot of time for you, but believe me, it is much appreciated here.

    Thanks for this. :clap2:
     
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    dragonian Regular Member

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    thanks for posting this. i have subscribed. i am also doing amazon for 2 years now but i am never near your daily earning. this has prompted me to redesign my approach to amazon and align it with your method. thanks again for this very informative, clear and inspirational post.
     
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    So you don't link TO support pages? Only FROM support pages? Do you interlink support pages within same category? How many links you usually put in support article?
    Great share, just a bit unclear about silo part.
     
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    Depends on the competition, but unless the book in question is the Bible, it shouldn't too difficult to rank for. Nobody really targets books for SEO work. See what position you are in after just the main post, if your on page 2 or 3, I might even suggest you skip support articles if your on a large website, as the domain authority will eventually prop up that page.

    The "Product XXX Review" is always an easy way to rank for specific products.

    Click on the Link that I shared on siloing, should answer all questions. Support pages link to their parent page and to each other, the category/parent page links to the support pages, and other category pages.
     
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    thanks for posting this detailed info.

    edit - just found those plugins in inner pages of thread. too much hard work.
    -=-
     
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    I just checked the topic you provided about the Siloing technique, and I red the comments in that topic, and they are all negativ comments about it. Almost everyone talks bad about it. What is your comment on this bro?


    Thanks a lot for the method tho...
     
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    Thanks for this very detailed post. Didn't know about siloing before. I'll be following this method soon.
     
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    Read the comments by WebDev, not the plugin itself. That plugin is garbage, but the thread quickly morphed into Siloing 101.
     
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    I'm new, so I only know about wordpress. This is the theme that I use, its basically a modded theme developed WebDev, a member of this forum, but there are other methods to do it.

    http://www.siloplugin.com/buy-wordpress-silo-plugin-and-theme-2-package/

    BTW, for everybody asking about silos. I share a link to a page called "[GET] Wordpress Silo Sites Using Free Plugins". Don't use that plugin, just read the comments, specifically by the member WebDev, and you'll learn everything you'll ever need to know about siloing.
     
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    Awesome op.
    I see 2 things in this post:
    Someone who took action instead of bitching around
    A great person who shared an awesome guide.

    You will be rewarded for this,i am sure :)
     
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    Yea I just read that thread. It was like 3 weeks ago he said this...
    But in the above post he said he's making $500/day since December? I highly doubt his claims, but I do appreciate him taking the time to write this up....it may be helpful to some members here.
     
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