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Necessary SEO Software

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by sigmatrader, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. sigmatrader

    sigmatrader Newbie

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    What kind of software is necessary for you to start doing SEO and online marketing seriously?

    I have heard of scrapebox, does anyone have this and how good is it?

    What email client do you use for mass mailings? I currently use Pommo.

    Obviously there is google analytics, but what are some other types of software that you use for SEO on a regular basis?


    best,

    The Sigmatrader Team
     
  2. kappa84

    kappa84 Power Member

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    For start, your brain. If you just start SEO you should forget about tools, try doing manually link building, see what works and what does not work, test, try, miss, win etc.

    Seriously, after you know the basics you can automate using various tools but you should try doing it manually for the start, unless you have xx+ clients. :)
     
  3. Uppa839

    Uppa839 Junior Member

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    ^^^ what kappa has said but if I had to pick just based on tools, I would go with scrapebox, Ultimate Demon and possibly Kontent Machine but nothing can beat the human mind. Hell for these tools to work you have to plan strategically then test, adjust and repeat.
     
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    You can use GSA,Scrapebox and ultimate demon.
     
  5. Scritty

    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    Nothing.

    In fact if you have to ask that particular question I WOULD NOT buy any software at all until you know exactly what tasks you need to do and then the question is;

    "What software will help speed up/automate xxxxxx"

    ...where xxxxx is a task that you are already VERY familiar with and understand how it works and fits into a comprehensive SEO campaign.

    Your question sort of tells me that automation is some way off for you.

    It's like someone who knows nothing about accounting asking if they should use Sage or Easypay - and then when they buy the package not have a f&cking clue what they do or how it works anyway.

    On the plus side, you can learn a basic SEO strategy in s few weeks. long term SEO changes all the time so you never actually stop learning.

    Scritty
     
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    acotut Elite Member

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    As kappa said,start doing SEO manually and then start looking for tools to automate the things that are working for you!
    Beside that,if you don't want to use Google Analitycs,Piwik its a really great alternative ;)
     
  7. Adam718

    Adam718 Senior Member

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    A well trained team of VA's.
     
  8. Scritty

    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    For content creation there is nothing better than VA's

    One's that can write 1000 x 500 word articles a month easily for $500 (10 cents per 100 words)
    There are overheads of course (they need a PC, a server, coms equipment)
    There are places you can buy into an established VA network real cheap - think $500 per month and you are off and running with enough content to sink the titanic a second time. Of course you need the cash and most require that you buy in for a minimum of 3 months at a time (so $1500).

    Scritty
     
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  9. blackieman

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    Scritty, wow! With 1,000 articles, you can do a white-hat (ouch) authority site. You can put 800 on the site, and use 200 as backlinks from web 2.0's, and you are cooking (and blast tier 1's with garbage). This should have tremendous ROI by itself.

    Question: VA Networks? From where, elance? oDesk is my guess for individual VA's.

    BTW: Rep Given. For this, and all your other posts.
     
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    madoctopus Supreme Member

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    People you employ yourself are much better. You don't pay for the profit of the VA managers, you train them yourself, etc. Thing is you need to find smart ones who can manage themselves and whom you can trust.

    @OP listen what Scritty said about knowing WHY you need a tool. I agree with him 100% on that. Many people waste money on software and then they start complaining the software is bad or they can't make money with it. Is like saying a chainsaw is bad because you don't know how to use it or because you tried to cut a cement post and ended up in the hospital without a limb.
     
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  11. Scritty

    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    Spat my tea all over my keyboard after reading that. Half of it came out of my nose. Laughing that hard

    Nice one MO :)
     
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  12. Scritty

    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    I was a bad boy here

    Failed a few times, got terrible results from some VA's joined a network and that was epic FAIL
    Needed some work done - advertised on Elancer $5 an hour web content writer.
    Completed 2 weeks work part time ($200 plus about $30 expenses for 2x20 hours a week) She got an article out every 30 minutes on average, and has got a lot quicker since then. (I used a local online service to send her speech to text hardware and software and she is a master at it now) she can rip out 5 or 6 x 600 word articles an hour. Research is an issue, and 2-3 hours a week are put over to that.
    Weekly skype chats are also vital, as is being understanding of holidays, family issues, hardware breakdowns and all of that stuff. It's worth budgetting 15% over in the long run to cover "stuff"

    Anyway I asked if she would rather work FT for me for $500 month for 13 months a year (December is two months over there)
    Given how much was going to elancer, this represented a good deal for both of us, and we already had a good working relationship.

    I write all my onsite SEO content myself, but once a week her work goes into my tools, lightly spun (custom thesaurus per niche - I try and get 5 very good articles out of her 1 original) and get's distributed to my first tier sites over the next week until the next lot comes on.

    I know this is going to sound crap - but yes - I do use UD for distribution. I can't be logging into 50+ sites a day and doing that. I also need to add, remove, pause and re-instate sitres all the time, and I want a broad mix of platforms.

    There are also some site types where adding more than about 10 pieces of work has very little benefit in the short or medium term, so every month I'll stop adding to about 50% of the sites, create a few dozen more, maybe re-introduce some I dropped previously to get them back up again and replace any that have been deleted. My excel sheet shows I am currently controlling about 520 sites in total for first tier linking across my 6 main websites.

    These are PR2 or greater only. WEB2. WIKI and article profiles plus in some niches 4 or 5 sites from my first tier that are self hosted (on in some cases the paid version of Wordpress.com or Tumblr or even Blogger 3rd party hosted with my own URL) UD handles 99% of the admin work for that, makes posting a case of just pointing at some prespun files and fecking off to the cinema. It posts, bookmarks and pings - then maybe gets on and syndicates my daily video and then does the same bokkmarking and pinging to that.

    Developing a method that works - but is flexible - is the best decision I ever made. I wake up every day pretty much knowing EXACTLY what I have to do, where everything is, how long it will take....

    Then UD goes back on again adding bookmarks, forum posts or whatever. I also create a shit load of videos. demondemon has about 70 on it (which represents about 10 a month) and these get syndicated all over the place as well - again using UD.

    It's not really blackhat at all, "bluehat" more like - but without a ton of content to support 6 pretty big sites (demondemon is the smallest - by far, and that now has almost 1/4 of a million hand written words on it) I need a good automation tool and help with content creation to support this lot. I thought of paying a VA to spin and post this lot, but that aspect of it is just much more cost effective with automation rather than outsourcing/ It's "horses for courses" as they say

    My only consideration is - as Suzi is so bloody good at her job - can she find me another VA just as good?

    And that bit is luck and gut instict. She is a vital part of my business and from feeling a little awkward for the first 2-3 weeks talking and understanding each other I now consider her more important than any other aspect of my SEO capital - by far.

    But I could do with a second VA working part time, and that's something I'm going to have to look into in 2013 - and again to begin with that will likely be pure luck.

    Scritty

    [edit] Gratuitous plug - Kontent Machine now does subsequent tier, but with a weeks delay (so the original work is indexed and attributed to my first tier sites) The new "mix your own work with scraped articles" idea is working well at the moment, and this is NOT blue hat, it's a very sullen shade of grey - and UD does all of that distribution as well. So if you want 20% off KM - you know where to go [/sorry for plug]
     
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  13. julia adam

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    Well said, firstly you must get to know what is SEO and what do you need to do. Tools will not tell you this but when you do it manually for yourself, you will be aware of each and every bit of SEO.
     
  14. Scritty

    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    Don't know who that was for or why you thought this thread needed it.
    But thanks for your input anyway
     
  15. sigmatrader

    sigmatrader Newbie

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    Thanks for all the thoughts, and I do prefer automated solutions. I would like to have a tool like scrapebox anyway because it would take me about a week to code something similar that may or may not be as fast.

    I have tried making manual backlinks but I can only make so many links per hour.
     
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