For a while now, I’ve been using parasites as a way to bring in some extra money and it’s worked fairly well for me. I’ve discussed in other threads how I’ve been using 301s and GSA spam in order to raise the rankings of these sites after they’ve aged a bit. One thing I was curious about however is how quickly a parasite can be ranked with a few Fiverr gigs (if at all). You might be wondering why I choose Fiverr. The reason for this is that you can actually get some pretty good deals for churn and burn/parasite SEO that I haven’t seen elsewhere. The logic behind this is that you can use say, $20 to rank a parasite and get a decent sum of money from it and then reinvest this money into the better SEO services here on BHW. Start up cash is a big problem for a lot of people, and there have been cheap services I’ve used on BHW that haven’t been the best. The three services used are a 301 URL shortener service, a GSA 60,000 link package and also a 25 post PBN package. The 301 URL shortener service is actually run by me and was listed on Fiverr after I had success with the method and wanted to share it with others that don’t have the time and software to make these in a large number on their own. The PBN package isn’t actually private, however since these domains are appearing on Majestic, and the fact that the full URL was provided to me. Having said that, it has raised the metrics of the previously tested sites so it does the job well, as well as bumping up the ranking. The 301s are also a great way to boost the PA of the sites, with several jumping from 0 to anywhere from 31 to 49, after they were blasted by GSA. I’ve used these two methods independently for a few sites, so it made sense to amalgamate the two of them into one to see how they fared. You’ll notice that I haven’t actually included a link to the Fiverr gigs in this post. The reason behind this is that I don’t want to be seen as self-promoting my own gig, or seen as promoting others on here, especially when we have the marketplace. This is merely a way to highlight how well these methods can work for those on a budget. Now, there is the fact that the sample size is fairly small on account that there’s only one parasite being studied. However, in this parasite, four keywords are being targeted as a way to slightly balance that out, two of what are long chains which themselves have slight derivatives. The long chains had a low competition and the non-long chains had a medium competition. The results below are all for Google.com In terms of keywords, I’ll point out right away that this method alone will not work for high competition keywords, rather it works a lot better for low to medium competition keywords. Choosing a topic/niche to write about can actually be pretty tough. Having said that, I fully agree with Hekke’s post that you can find a niche anywhere. I actually came across this niche when I was in the supermarket. After a check with KWFinder, I found that the product type was searched for on average 5,000 times per month, but that the competition for it was extremely low. It of course also gave other suggestions, some of which were extremely hard and other which were low and mid competition so I chose another low and two medium competition keywords. Without causing any offence, I will of course not be sharing what the niche and keywords are. I will say though that the parasite of choice is Wordpress.com to leech off of the high DA that it has. When it came to writing the article, this was done by me. I don’t normally like to outsource articles since my other work is usually (without sounding big headed) pretty damn good. Some people have suggested that you can put up any old shit when it comes to churn and burn/parasite SEO. However this is totally alien to me. If you want someone to read your content and also turn them into a buyer, it needs to be well written in proper English. It’s all about believing in a product. If it is the case that your article is hard to read, people are going to close out of the page. Or, they’ll read it all but not actually click through on any links since the content was pretty poor. Regardless, you’ve just wasted some money since the article was poor as well as time. This isn’t a step that you want to skimp on, and for the article in question I spent 3 hours working on it. Now, there was a small amount of keyword stuffing going on, but this hasn’t resulted in the site being slapped (so far). I also haven’t added any affiliate links to it yet as I wanted the article to appear natural and not be seen to be made as a way to make money. I have written posts before on Wordpress and fired up the affiliate links right away and it was removed. After having the article live for a day, the links were built simultaneously in terms of the 301s and also the PBN posts. Making the 301s (the way I do it) does take a bit of time. One thing I had noticed during other trials is that the 301s rarely appear under the number of links pointing to the site, and if they do, it won’t be all of them. It isn’t uncommon for my tier 1 to have 10 to 13 301s and only 1 or 2 are picked up as pointing to the site. However, the ranking jumps a fair bit as well as boosting the PA which wouldn’t be possible to only 1 or 2 live 301s. In terms of the 301 structure, as mentioned I build up to 10 high DA shorteners (tier 1). After this, I then build 30 to 40 tier 2 shorteners to each one that was created in tier 1. Subsequently, these are then bombarded with GSA links. With regards to the PBN links, I didn’t bother asking for these to be drip fed as I was curious about hitting the page hard. Results: In terms of tracking, I used ProRank Tracker and of course Majestic for checking the Trust and Citation Flow. With regards to monitoring the TF and CF, the TF dropped within ten days, although in the same period of time the CF did stay the same. However, at the start these were much lower. Sadly I don't have a screen shot of the metrics at the beginning. One of the interesting things that I found is that the tier 2 301s were appearing as backlinks as well, something which I didn't observe before. These were listed further down the page, but for obvious reasons, I have not included them in this post as I don't want someone to steal the niche. From the graph, it’s clear to see that this method really does work. However, it should be noted that these were for low and medium competition keywords. Regardless, how many times have you seen a web page jump up so quickly with rankings shown in the graphs below in such a short period of time? I will re-iterate that I strongly believe that high quality content will not only help you rank, but also give you an increase in conversions. When you’re using this approach to rank a parasite, you’re wanting to make the reader believe that you know what you’re talking about which will help bump up your sales. I'll add just now that the PA of the site is still reporting as 1 by Moz. However, this isn't unusual for this method and it does take a while to have the PA jump up. As shown on the graph, the blue and the pink is the low competition kws and the green and burgundy lines are the medium competition keywords. There is a dance going on just now, and the only one that ranked right away without any intervention was one of the low comp keywords. I fully anticipate that it will continue to dance around the rankings before it starts to stabilise. If you’re going to use this as a way to boost the stats of web 2.0s to help rank your sites, I would still recommend that you use some good quality content since it’s going to be reaching back to your site. What I would also recommend is that if you’re using these as a way to rank your site is that you make a short URL for that Web 2.0, just to add as an extra layer of protection against any penalties going back to your main site. So, rather then you putting in the say abcde.wordpress.com onto your money site, you put in goo.gl into your money site instead. Then after that 301s can be built to the Wordpress.com link, but not directly onto the goo.gl link I’ll get in and answer a question that I think I’ll be asked a lot “Can you use these three gigs towards my money site directly?” I’m very much a firm believer that the 301s do add in a considerable amount of protection towards any penalties. However, nothing is full proof and I wouldn’t want to accept any responsibility for any damages that occur to your money site. Remember, this is blackhat and you must assess the risk/reward ratio for this. Points to improve on: You may have noticed that I never mentioned social signals on this. From the studies I’ve done in the past, I’ve used social signals on some parasites and other times I don’t. It really depends on the difficulty of the keywords you’re targeting and whether or not they have a real impact. I did see a small jump in the times I used them, but nothing major. However moving forward it would be feasible to add social signals to this parasite after everything has settled down in order to see if it can bump up any of the keywords. I remember Leith talking about adding social signals to his PBNs and how this helped boost the rankings, so that could be an option compared to solely adding them to the main URL.That huge post by Leith also going into detail about dominating a leech in the serps. Using this method, you could easily dominate them. Another potential way to increase the rankings from those seen above would be to add 301s to the PBN posts built, and then blast them to buggery again with GSA. When I was building the tier 2 links, I had the option to either have a wide mix of DA, or build the tier 2s that had a DA of at least 20. I chose the former. However, moving forward it would be interesting to see how well a minimum of 20 improves the rankings.