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My start-up just dropped a $10k IM budget on me

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Zevoltai, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Zevoltai

    Zevoltai Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So I'm used to ranking sites on a shoestring budget, with only a manual spinner, paid manual articles, Scrapebox for scraping/tier 3, and GSA + DeathbyCaptcha + Captcha breaker on 10 proxies with a 100 mbps connection.

    Today the start-up I'm working for approached me and told me they need to rank for some heavy duty medium-high keywords (120k total m/s) in 4-5 months to coincide with some big company catalysts/announcements, and gave me a $10k budget.

    What are some tools I should pick up for SEO and SMM purposes? I need some serious suggestions for a high speed dedicated server, as powerful as you can get within reason. Currently thinking of picking up a high proxy count and some SMM bots, etc. Maybe also some link networks to keep in the backdrop and 3 or 4 VAs.
     
  2. Russian425

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    Build your own PBN
     
  3. trance92071

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    It really sounds like you may be in over your head. So you are given this 10k SEO/Marketing budget and don't know what to do with it so you are going to try out different methods and tools with the clients budget? Not a good idea. In my oppionon you should already know what you need to rank your clients site and not waste time/resources on slit testing what you "think" will work.
     
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    This, if you don't know then that $10K will probably be most effective paying for someone who does. There are big SEO companies out there that do this sort of thing everyday, they have the staff and the tools already - although they will overcharge you as we all do.
     
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  5. spmcnerd

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    Consider the $10,000 of their money.
    Maybe JV w/ someone who can do this no sweat.
     
  6. Zevoltai

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    I've ranked for garcinia cambogia and green coffee buying longtails with a <$100 a month budget, make of that what you will
     
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    Is it for SEO only or paid traffic as well? If it's the latter, it's not that big of a budget. Still can hammer it pretty good though.
     
  8. Zevoltai

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    My current resources (GSA and Scrapebox etc) are enough for, as Zso would say it, "Puppy" level SEO work (tiered linkbuilding targeting 100-10k m/s keywords etc). This is on my proposal to the boss so far. Hoping to finalize the shopping list by Friday

    1 gbps Dedicated Server - Varies
    A 1gbps line will allow the other tools to work at their optimal capacity.

    100 high-speed anonymous proxies - $150/month
    Proxies allow us to carry out these online marketing tactics while remaining anonymous on the internet

    Serpbook Professional - $45 a month
    Allows you to track keyword rankings in search engines

    Ahrefs - $79 a month
    Ahrefs allows you to track the links that are pointing to a given website


    Death by Captcha $1.39 per 1000 solves
    Death by Captcha is a manual Captcha solving service that can be used on virtually any SEO tool if Captcha Breaker fails. The cost of manual solves really adds up if you're kicking the dedicated server into overdrive which is why it's better to have Captcha breaker as a primary solver.

    FCS Networker - Starts at $34/month
    Great tool for creating and managing blogs, refer to below for some essential blogging platforms.

    Instantlinkindexer - $14/month
    Backlinks are worthless if google never finds(indexes) them. Instantlinkindexer is probably the fastest and most successful link indexer on the market.


    I'm also going to throw a whole bunch of social media bots on there and establish a budget for paid links and domain crawling
     
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    Building your own network seems like the smartest way of approaching it.
     
  10. SeanAustin

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    I would definitely use that money to build a powerful PBN.
     
  11. coitza

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    If you already have a system why not build on that, scale what your already know works instead of trying new tools and methods that will take time to master and might not work in the end. Or as the other people suggested, outsource and stay back and enjoy your day :)
     
  12. Zevoltai

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    The budget is just for getting the tools I need for this project. I'm basically being pushed forward as the guy to manage our SEO and SMM because I've shown some results in the past. It's a company that's in the efficiency and growth start-up phase.
     
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    Why don't you just outsource the whole thing if you don't know what you doing?

    BTW. I have an online Skype group for discussing Start Ups. You should get involved and get advice from members there. PM me your Skype and I'll consider adding you in.
     
  14. Zevoltai

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    That's the plan!! I'm thinking of scaling up GSA on a dedicated server instead of using my home FiOS connection, picking up FCS networker to make web 2.0 management easier, and actually getting a proper serpbook/ahrefs subscription going. Picking up recurring captcha solvers and indexers would also be pretty nice.
     
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    I prefer accuranker for tracking serp changes . It is preciser than serpbook. You can refresh the keyword positions anytime. Serpbook does not have this feature and therefore it is updating google serp positions hourly.

    Goodluck btw.

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  16. Zevoltai

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    I have experience in tiered linkbuilding and SMM, I'm probably going to outsource the fluff like PRs, question sites, infographics, etc, but I'll do the core linkbuilding work myself.
     
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    I don't think that a startup would appreciate links from GSA and such.
    If I was you I would go for very high quality press releases, legit social media, videosharing, infographics, e-books, legit forum posts and a PBN.
     
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    Like most of the guys inhere, i advice you to build a strong PBN. You can use it for your future projects as well so its a good investment.
     
  19. Zevoltai

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    The marketing director used to be a blackhatworld lurker and has approved the use of blackhat methods for parasite sites, we're going to nofollow the links on our videos, web 2.0s, etc.
     
  20. Zevoltai

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    We're going to hit some major news sources soon (NYT, Fox, etc), and well, that and youtube/yelp/etc is what I'm going to be blasting the crap out of with GSA.