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New to SEO, need help about keywords and backlinks!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by japuteg, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. japuteg

    japuteg Newbie

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    I just started doing affiliate marketing and I need some help. I've read a lot of guides, but there are so many methods listed, that a complete newbie like me has no idea where to start off.

    My website is almost set up, the main keyword related to my niche has about 2000 searches a month globally, and there's really not any good competition. For keyword SEO, I simply looked up my competitors, duplicated their keyword usage to an extent, and placed it within unique articles and original content written by me.

    Was this a dumb tactic, or will it work for a small revenue beginner website?

    Anyway, now that I got that out of the way, it's time to build backlinks and I have literally zero idea where to start or what to do.

    A couple of people that were successful in the affiliate marketing business have suggested that I use link pyramids... But then again, someone who was more successful than any of them has told me to stay away from them.

    I'm looking for a white-hat/grey-hat way to build quality backlinks. I know that there are like, a million guides for that on this forum alone, but they all offer various advice and I'm wondering which method would be the best and safest for a newbie like me?
     
  2. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    Safest would be a link pyramid\tiered backlinking. It's more forgiving as if you do screw up, you don't blast your main domain.
     
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    sashablack Elite Member

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    Start building links using all the social networks you can find, facebook, twitter, stumbleupon etc.. that should get you started :)
     
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  4. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    That's definitely the safest way of doing it actually, but you can't stop the social signals, they have to be continual or you'll drop in rankings. It's really a short term benefit, but can help tremendously for SERP's and faster indexing.
     
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    funkybunker Supreme Member

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    Backlinking on relevant sites definitely still has it's place, overall it's still great for showing up in search results.

    Mix that with Social Signals (sharing, posting on all social media sites and gaining an audience) and now traffic will be coming from those WITHOUT the need of Google etc.
    Just get the both of best worlds, social signals may cost a bit if outsourcing, but it's so very worth it.
     
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  6. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    It can add up for social signals since it'll be a reoccurring necessity. If you're on a tighter budget, you can exchange "points" with a site like addmefast.com to get FB likes, Tweets\Retweets, Pins, Stumbles, etc...

    You can buck the system and use Macros to automate clicking to gain points. If you use a general email address and a proxy you'd likely not have to worry about not regaining access if you went balls to the walls and made it obvious.
     
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  7. japuteg

    japuteg Newbie

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    Thanks for the tips guys.

    After I'm done with the social signals, what else should I do to get higher ranking? The #1 competitor for my keyword has only 19 total backlinks, I figure it'd be easy to outdo him.

    Thanks again!
     
  8. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    You won't be done with social signals, that's the only down side. You'll continually have to create and "share" new content through them.

    Verify those backlinks, you may be surprised at what you see for domain and page authority that your competitor is linked form. He/She is likely is using a 301 or 302 redirects on top of that if the backlinking anchor text varies a bunch, or without a doubt, is from low authority pages.

    If you're unable to budget approx 500 bucks for automation programs, I'd recommend find a good service here in the market place. It *might* average out at about $100 to promote your one domain\url. If you can afford that initial investment, you'll want to research here about tiered backlinking.
     
  9. tamland

    tamland Junior Member

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    I agree with the others who told you about link pyramids, they are your best bet imo.