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My Journey to Top 10 (Hopefully!) - Guide/diary

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Millrowly, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Millrowly

    Millrowly Regular Member

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    Hello everyone! I decided to make this thread to share some of the things that have worked for me which could help other people that are "stuck" as i see a lot of people trying to get the "#1" spot or top 5 in google. I have been a member of this forum for a while now and have found some fantastic services which has give me the knowlegde to rank one of my businesses website to top 5 for all my keywords which generates me in excess of $6000+ per month.

    I recently ranked a brand new iphone unlock website to top 3 for the keyword "Unlock iphone" which is extremely competitive - unfortunately it did not generate enough revenue or traffic suprisingly to justify the monthly SEO costs so i had to close the website, cut my losses and move on. This ranking was acheived in 5-6 weeks for that keyword.

    I have now setup a new website which I will be attempting to rank in the top 10 within the next 8-12 weeks. The keyword I am attempting to rank has the following exact searches:

    Global - 135,000
    Local (UK) - 90,500
    19,500,000 search results in google

    For obvious reasons I cannot reveal the keyword I'm am trying for as this also could turn into another thriving business for me should I be successful in getting the rankings I am hoping for. Hopefully my rankings will be as sucessful as the iphone unlock site! I can tell you it is to do with Clothing so I will be competiting with some big brands.

    Anyway so far the work that has been carried out:

    1. Exact Match Domain Registered
    2. 26/1/2012 Website Built in wordpress with shopping cart
    3. Plugins installed:

    All in One SEO Pack
    Google Analytics
    Sitemap
    Statpress

    4. 27/1/2012 - SEO Started - Services Used (I am not affiliated in anyway with these services just the ones i use):

    Service 1

    HighPrNetwork - Thread Link - I ordered the network #5 package $297/Month - Yes a lot of money but the keyword is very competitive and this is the biggest package I have found so far since using link networks. For the iphone unlock site I ranked I only used link networks and the article marketing package - they work PERIOD. There are other networks which are cheaper but have less links and usually the links will be PR3-4 with maybe a couple of PR5s on them. Prices range across networks from $30+ so you can join networks at reasonable prices it all depends how difficult your keyword is.

    Here is what I get:

    01 PageRank 8 Site
    03 PageRank 7 Sites
    07 PageRank 6 Sites
    51 PageRank 5 Sites
    40 PageRank 4 Sites

    The PR8/7/6's make this worthwhile alone as people on other forums sell pr8 links for $200-300+ per month. This service alone by experience should rocket the site high in google. Links have started to be placed already so will take approximately 1-3 weeks to start seeing results.

    Service 2

    The Ultimate Article Marketing Service - Big Search Engine Increases & Quality Backlinks!

    This service has consistantly worked for me for the past year and has always gave me good search engine movement with every purchase. Customer service on this is also great. You get a customer login and you get updated on the order as it progresses.

    I have used the Gold package

    Service 3

    Private Blog Networks Domination - Contextual Links To Boost Your Ranks - Thread Link

    I have chosen also this service. I have taken out 1 Submission for this month. It is a new thread so going to see how this one goes but thus far reviews have been great. Similar kind of links to service 2.


    As of today (31/1/2012) Current Rankings: 1000+ (Cannot find)

    Hopefully if some of you guys have taken the time to read through the thread and will follow me on this trial/test/journey. I am not claiming this is going to work to get me top 10 as every project has worked out differently for me but if succesful hopefully members can use the services in this thread to help them rank. These methods have worked for me in past and i know for a fact have worked for others - I know they are not exactly cheap but in business you have to spend some $$$ to make some, From experience a $20 service isn't going to get you to page 1.

    I will update the thread once movement has started and when new packages/services are taken out and post screenshots of keyword increases.

    Thanks

    Tom








     
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  2. ChrisDitfort

    ChrisDitfort Registered Member

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    Build my rank is probably one of the best private networks, and it's only 60$ a month. All you need to achieve top ranking is build my rank, social monkee, and consistantly update your content. And add 2 articles on a weekly basis.

    I'm rnaking one of my websites at the moment and its page 3, just using build my rank its moved from page 11 to 3 in a matter of days.
     
  3. chouchouboys

    chouchouboys Junior Member

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    i am watching you, keep on going, i appreciate your inspiration.
     
  4. Adam Xtubeage

    Adam Xtubeage Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Your journey really looks interesting....wish you best of luck...hope you succeed in your journey....:)
     
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    Do you use BMR on the pages you added or just the main url when you add content?
     
  6. workplay

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    Subbed!

    Do u not do web 2.0 linkwheel stuff?
     
  7. aldis

    aldis Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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  8. Millrowly

    Millrowly Regular Member

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    Just an quick update there has been no movement as of yet (Understandably!) as its only been 3 days I am hoping to start seeing some movement in the next 4-7.

    In the past I did some web 2.0 with my other sites and plan too in the near future for the current project to diversify the links a bit more. With the current services I have gone for are the heavy hitting ones that you will see results from.

    Below is the screen shot from SEScout showing that keywords are no where to be found in Google UK at this time. Hopefully I will see this change in the next week.

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  9. albaniax

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    What about buying a couple of well spinned articles and push them constantly to web 2.0 blog additionally?

    Else, I'm going to subscribe and see how you do, and how I can help.

    Good luck!
     
  10. djstanley

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    Hey Millrowly, good to see a fellow Brit!

    Congrats on your success, as a newcomer I've become instantly impressed and really wish you well on this next venture that I'll be sitting in for.

    One question - With the clothing site, how are you handling stock? Once they purchase items are you handling the sales via drop shipments, or is it via affiliate links to another 'step higher' seller that pays you commision?

    - An interested djstanley.
     
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    amordeaa Newbie

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    Good luck please keep us updated.
     
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  13. Millrowly

    Millrowly Regular Member

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    First of all I have put stock available to me purchase from the wholesaler up on the website but listed everything as out of stock. If I can get some good traffic minimum 60-80+ visits per day I will then purchase some stock.

    The reason I am not dropshipping is that from experience dropshipping can be a real headache when customers want to return an item or there is a problem with it so its a lot easier to manage returns/exchanges having the stock in my possession. Customers always want there item quickly so having stock I can get it to them next day and make more $$$ since I will not be earning a commission. Since the items I will be selling are relatively cheap to buy I can probably stock it out for $1000 intially which would get me approx $1200-1400 profit. In my opinion if you can afford to buy stock it can be the better way to go as like I said there is far greater control on customer service!
     
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  14. Sleinad

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    Looks good. Making my own journal soon as I am going to be setting up a big authority site with 100s of unique articles.

    You chose good SEO services, so I think you will do well in no time! Probably will take like 1-3 months to get to number 1 from past journals i have been watching, depending on your content etc.
     
  15. Millrowly

    Millrowly Regular Member

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    I took out another service today which will be my final one for at least the next 3-4 weeks as the link building is very heavy so far and the spending on SEO is quite high now total spend is $500-600 on services - Although this does sound a lot the risk is worth it if a top 5 ranking is achieved for the keyword with the 90,000 exact keyword, I would imagine as a rough esitimate traffic would be around 500-600 visits per day. On my other business website the exact searches is around 15,000 across the keywords I rank for and I get around 70-100 uniques per day.

    Anyway I found a service provider that creates and submits articles to authoritylinknetwork. I don't think I can post here as its on another forum but I will post the description of the service (Feel free to PM me for the link)

    Everyday, we will pull 1 article from our article pool and spin it to 85%.

    - We will then submit that article into ALN.
    - The same process repeats for 1 month; 30 articles in total. Each article is spun to 85% uniqueness. Your links are placed on strategic places. No articles are machine-generated. All articles are human-written and readable. No article is PLR or scrapped content. We order our writers to write on various niches for us, then, we store them for use later.
    - After 1 month, you will have 1350 links on high PR and aged sites in 30 different articles point to your sites
    .

    I thought it was at a steal price at $57 and couldn't resist purchasing. Another package to diversify the links. Been a lot of great feedback for this service, Users that have used this service have reported Top 10 listings.

    All updates now will be ranking updates.
     
  16. Millrowly

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    No update of rankings as of today. I am hoping by Sunday/Monday movement would have started. *Fingers Crossed*
     
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    Cheers for the reply mate, tuned in so keep us updated!

    DJStanley
     
  18. Millrowly

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    Ranking Update -

    Site has gone from no where to page 9 on google.co.uk. As of yet I cannot see any links pointing to my site through spyglass or site explorer. I would take a guess that some of the links have been picked up from google. So far so good!
     
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  19. JFoulds

    JFoulds Power Member

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    I'd just like to say thanks for this guide/diary, I often read the journals on BHW but rarely ever post in them as I don't often catch them when they first start and many end after a few weeks unfortunately.

    I can see from your other posts (which I've read before) that you are dedicated to what you do, and are obviously a talented SEO(er). I wish you the best of luck with this site and will be following avidly!

    Regards,
    JFoulds
     
  20. Millrowly

    Millrowly Regular Member

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    Thanks JFoulds, Hopefully people will read this and see that rankings can be achieved if the right services are used and if they have the investment to make to get the rankings started. Overtime I have wasted most likely a large amount of money on services that don't work!