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SEO Journal/Case Study

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Siek, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Siek

    Siek Regular Member

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    Hello. I just thought i'd start a new SEO Journal/Case Study of a website that I'm currently trying to rank for. I've gone a long way in terms of SEO, but i'm always looking for new ways to improve my SEO efforts.

    The Site
    Domain Registered: 11/28/2010
    - The first 1.5 month after purchase, the only thing I had going was an autoblog running on this domain and getting it indexed. I haven't done any further promotion other, until about 2 weeks ago.
    - Pages Indexed: 381 Results
    - Rank before any promotion was around 165~ and hovered around there for the main keyword
    - The main keyword is the DOMAIN.org
    - Competition is not that "difficult". Exact Match: 17,000, Searches per month according to Google Exact Match: 8K. Broad Match: 388Million
    - The top 10 is not much competition. The number 1 site is a PR 2 and has been there for quite a while. This particular site has 3 of his sites in the top 10, but he only has ~100 backlinks and most of them are from ezine articles and articlebase. He's been doing artcile marketing for the last year and a half


    Tools
    - Scrapebox w/ crazyflix blackbox
    - Senuke
    - SERPAssist
    - Traffic Travis
    - Dedicated Server Running the tools
    - Backlinker
    - Backlink Energizer
    - RSSsubmit

    Promotion thus far (2 weeks)
    - About 2 week ago, I decided to try to rank the website for its main keyword. I started with SERP Assist and created 23 web 2.0 sites which were largely spun articles (3 to be exact) and had them all pointing to the home page with different anchor text.
    - I grabbed all 23 links and created another 23 web 2.0 websites for each of those first tier websites. So in total, I have about: 529 links. All the web 2.0 properties are picked randomly so each first tier sites are not the same
    - I grabbed the report given from SERPAssist after all the websites have been created and submitted 10-20 RSS Feeds everyday to RSSsubmit and have been doing that to date. I have roughly submitted: 140 RSS Feeds
    - I also grabbed all the Tier 2 RSS Feeds and created a new RSS Feed using links2rss.com and social bookmarked this using Senuke. I also pinged all the second tier web 2.0 websites.
    - I created 10 different wordpress subdirectories and installed backlink energizer on each one. Setup the cron job for each one and have loaded all the second tier websites into them. I am currently only using 2 of the 10 subdirectories. Each one I submitted about 200 links on each posting 3-5 links per article, which is posted a total of 10 times on various sites they currently support.
    - Using backlinker - I grabbed 50 or so 2nd tier websites and backlinked about 2K links to it so far. I have yet to put this through backlink energizier or checked if they've been indexed.
    - I submitted about 2K autoapprove SB to the 2nd tier websites which I haven't checked indexing nor verified if they exist or not.

    Current Indexing
    All indexing is checked using SB indexing feature
    1st Tier Websites: 14/23
    2nd Tier Websites: ~45/529
    3rd Tier SB/Backlinker Posts: Unknown
    Note: No promotion has been made on the 1st tier websites. Everything was done through the 2nd tier websites which the spiders crawled to the 1st tier.

    Today
    - Current Rank: 128 and it keeps jumping up and down from here. This is a huge improvement considering it was jumping around 160 for quite a while.
    - Today - I jumped back onto SERPAssist and created about 30 first tier websites again. After these are completed within the week... i'll create a new set of second tier websites to the first tier websites. I did this so my serpassist is doing something during the week and not just standing at a stand still.

    Things to Work on
    - I need to improve on my 2nd tier website indexing - so i'll probably create accounts for those supported sites on backlink energizer and split up those 2nd tier websites so they can post alot faster.
    - I should get some social bookmarking done across the 2nd tier websites as well. I will continue submitting each RSS feed to RSS Submit
    - Article Marketing - Need some ezine/article base articles in there. I don't want to use spun articles for these so i'll write some unique content for this
    - Get some High PR SB commenting to the main page and utilize crazyflix BB
    - Get more links for Backlinker to the other links
    - Thinking of getting some DF xrumer links, but I think i may hold off on this.

    So what do you guys think? Do you see any room for improvement in my SEO plan/setup? If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Thanks!
     
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  2. rprabu

    rprabu Power Member

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    Nice one.. Subscribing to the thread..
    Pls keep us updated with the results..
     
  3. supamanjon

    supamanjon Power Member

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    bit slow on backlinks imo
     
  4. hardinflash

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    Keep at it man, you will get there if you keep working.
     
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    Great idea - keep posted
     
  6. Siek

    Siek Regular Member

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    Thanks for the support. Site is moving up since i started backlinking. Things are looking good.

    Why do you say that? Care to go into more detail?

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    Today
    • Submitted 20 RSS feeds of Tier 2 into RSSsubmit
    • Setup a linklicious FREE account loaded 250 backlinker backlinks into it and i'll track that to see how well linklicious does in indexing those links. They are getting crawled though from what i'm seeing so thats definitely a good thing
    • The last time i pinged the entire site was about 1.5 weeks ago so I am currently doing a full blast of pining to the tier 2 websites that have NOT been indexed
    • Also created a new links2rss.com link of the tier 2 websites and social bookmarked it and pinged it
    • My SERPassist subscription ended so i'm in the process of getting that back up. So that campaign I had running is now at a stand still
    • I have backlinker building backlinks to ALL the tier 2 websites 24/7 now so I should have a consistent backlink building handfree. But there are about 550 links and they are running picking from those links randomly so i'm thinking it's going to take a week or two before i get a decent sized backlink amount to each link. But thats okay since i'll be added some additional links to those tier 2 websites

    To Do
    • Finish off pinging the rest of the tier 2 sites and RSS feeds
    • Create article directory accounts in Senuke for future article blast
    • Setup 1/2 Backlink energizer supported sites accounts and load in the backlinker links
    • Check indexing of Tier 2 websites

    Current Rank
    • Main Keyword: 120
    • Secondary Keyword: 80
     
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  7. Siek

    Siek Regular Member

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    Indexed
    • 1st Tier - 15/23
    • 2nd Tier - 47/529
    • 3rd Tier - 133/250 Backlinker links I checked. There are a ton of SB autoapprove + 2K of backlinker links i havent checked. The 133 links I checked have not been verified if my link truely is on there. On these types of links the OBL (outbound links) are pretty high so I don't expect it to giving me a crazy amount of link juice.

    Current Rank
    • Main Keyword: 119
    • Secondary Keyword: 76
     
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  8. Siek

    Siek Regular Member

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    Current Rank
    • Main Keyword: 109
    • Secondary Keyword: 73
    • From what I can see, my SERPS continue to move up the ranks as every day passes by. Each day more and more links are getting indexed. My 1st Tier websites have not changed so this must be due to either the impact of those first 15 being indexed or the link juice that is being passed from the 2nd Tier or even possibly the 3rd tier websites of SB comments and Backlinker links

    Yesterday
    • I did a mini SB blast to about 600 or so sites that were somewhat related to my niche. Of the 600 sites I posted to, only 157 were successful. This is after I scraped the URLs, removed duplicates, and ran it through blog analyzer. I made a page using CrazyFlx's Blackbox and wrote a very small spun comment about their blog and how they should check out my blog. I put a little twist to it all and made fake comments. I checked the active links, but none has yet to be found.

    Today
    • Submitted another 20 RSS feeds to RssSubmit
    • Will update this thread later as I get more done throughout the day

    Questions? Feel free to ask
     
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  9. Siek

    Siek Regular Member

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    Current Rank
    • Main Keyword: 97
    • Secondary Keyword: 70
    • Still moving up the SERPS! It keeps doing the google jump consistently, but consistently up. We'll see where it takes me in the next week or so

    Indexed
    • 1st Tier - 14/23 - Looks like I have a false positive or one got deindexed
    • 2nd Tier - 46/529 - Still not much of an improvement

    Today
    • I decided to do some more SB blasts to the tier 2 websites. Not very much - I had about 200-400 successful blog comments spread across the 500 tier 2 websites. I will do alot more as soon as I get a flow going. I also want to check on the best way to index these SB links and doing a case analysis on it using backlink enegizer vs. links2rss.com w/ social bookmark + pinging vs. linklicious w/ social bookmark + pining
    • I also scraped several High PR websites (about 10 - this is what i am left with after all the filtering). Bascially, i searched on google for my niche and typed in "forum" I found a popular forum in which i grabbed all the urls of that forum by using the custom footprint "site: DOMAIN.com/forum" and scraped all of those. I removed duplicates and sorted them by PR. I got rid of everything that was not a PR 1 and above. I ran it through the Outbound Links and got rid of high OBL links that I didnt think were worth it. Now I have a list of forum threads of the same forum which i'll create an account for a bit later and come a little bit active it in. I'll slowly drop by forum link in these high PR sites
    • Backlinker is running still - which probably did around 2500 in the last 24 hours or so. Maybe even more - i haven't bothered to check yet.
    • Still working on the SERP assist membership subscription to get the new set of tiers going. I'm thinking of building some mini nets/link wheels and pretty much just diversify the entire link structure
     
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  10. Siek

    Siek Regular Member

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    Current Rank
    • Main Keyword: 93
    • Secondary Keyword: 67

    Top 20 for Main Keyword

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    • There are 5 web 2.0/article in the top 20 and there is 1 site which is ranked 1/2 and like i said before all his marketing is done through article marketing over the past year and a half. This particular site has not submitted any new content in the last couple months though so I'm assuming he has stopped backlinking to his website

    Today
    • Submitted 20 RSS Feeds through RSSsubmit
    • Backlinker still continuing to build
    • Got SerpAssist subscription back and have a campaign already in the process. There is a total of 38 blogs pointing directly to the home page. After this 1st tier is created, i'll then duplicate the 38 blogs onto each one of those 38 creating an even larger tier network than my original. The 1st tier website is made up of 12 PLR articles that are mashed together to create 3 articles and then spun using thebestspinner. There is only 1 link on each article. In fact, I just updated the status in SA and discovered all 38 blogs were created today. Today or either tomorrow i'll build a network around each of these websites and schedule them to be completed every few days so that I have links being built for the month.
    • Thats about it and I'm not too sure what else I can do for today. Acutally I still have to create those Backlink energizer accounts to drop by backlinker links in there
     
  11. Siek

    Siek Regular Member

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    Current Rank
    • Main Keyword: 96
    • Secondary Keyword: 75
    • No Change in Index in Tier 1

    SERPAssist Diagram

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    • If you go to that image, you'll see how I setup my Diagrams. I've only completed 2 out of I believe 32 nodes (not too sure how many there are). Just thought this might be helpful for people who need to see a visual

    Today
    • I haven't done much today other than setting up my SA diagram for my next tiered site. I have the program setup so that it will build 1 "tier 2 cluster" each day meaning it'll build 1 everyday for 33 days. After I have this diagram all mapped out - I can use SA's 3 step diagram to replicate this huge diagram on any target site. This will be huge for me later as I try to do more deeplink with this site to capture those long tail keywords which only need a little bit of a boost to get there.
    • I will setup a proper case study using these tiers to find out which way is the most effective to index links.
    • Thats about it.. still haven't done any of that Backlink Energizer links yet nor have I made any additional SB comments/ forum posts
    • Backlinker is still running - Has built around 1,100 in the last 24 hour. I haven't used the captcha as I know it'll burn alot so that is why it's building very slow.
    • If anyone has any suggestions or comments or something they'd like me to test out or do a case study on. Let me know. I was hoping that this journal/case study thread would have been more active. I want this to help everyone as well as maybe i'll pick up some more tips here and there along the way. But, if not...then stay tuned :)
     
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  12. Razvan

    Razvan Power Member

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    great seo jurnal mate , so this is an autoblog ? how do you intent to monitise it ?
     
  13. Siek

    Siek Regular Member

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    Hey. It's an autoblog to the search engines, but a optin squeeze page for incoming search traffic (If you're a member at WPBlackhat, you'll know what i'm talking about - its a WP Plugin). I will eventually turn the landing page into either a sales page to a CB product that I plan to make and submit (currently there is no ebook for this niche on CB at this moment - and the niche is pretty big IMO). This niche is a very informational type niche therefore CB or list building is really the only way I think I can monetize this niche
     
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  14. Siek

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    Current Rank/Indexing
    • Main Keyword: 88
    • Secondary Keyword: 63
    • 1st Tier - 13 / 23
    • 2nd Tier - 42 / 529
    • Indexed backlinks falling a bit, but I read in a couple places that it doesn't really matter about getting these links indexed. It's more of a case of whether they get crawled or not. I don't know which one is the truth, but my SERPS have been dramatically increasing everyday. So i'm not too sure whats going on.

    Money Page & Monetization
    • Just one thing I wanted to add was since the site has been up, I created an opt in landing page from a template I beleive I took from the downloads page. I then "borrowed" some ezine articles and put it all in the ebook (I included all the author details and gave recognition where I needed too). I threw this ebook and optin page up in probably 10 min. Since this was temporarily, I also used GetResponse (free) upto 100 subscribers. Up to date I have about 8 subscribers. This definitely isn't much but this was all from the authoblog and getting some traffic from long tail keywords. Thats about it...thats where this money site is in terms of monetization so far.

    Today
    • Submitted 20 RSS Feeds
    • Built another 2 nodes in Serp Assist and assigned them for the 8th / 9th of February. I really want to get these nodes done as soon as possible. This may take me a week or so to complete it - but it'll be worth it in the end since I can get a large link network campaign up in less than 20 min.
    • Been looking into some article directory services. Another type of link that I haven't really utilized are forum posts/profiles - so i've been on the look for some dripfeed links. I may even pickup AMR and see where that takes me.
    • Backlinker still building links - has done around 700 links in the last couple hours.
    • I played around with crazyflx's Blackbox. I tweaked the landing page for it and moved it to a completely different website. I originally had the BB on the site I was trying to promote, but I didnt want to mass backlink my money page so i moved the plugin to another blog I own and frankly don't really care too much about. That way I can use the username to backlink my tier 2 websites and use the throw a way domain for the landing page. This will hopefully get me a fair decent about of SB comments and trackbacks as I think the landing page is sold. I will do some larger blasts to test out the approval rates.
    • I got nothing else planned other than setting up that case study but i have to wait for my tier 2 websites to get built in SerpAssist which wont be done for another few days as I have it scheduled. I know I must get some article marketing done and i am really leaning towards AMR to see what that does for me.
     
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  15. Siek

    Siek Regular Member

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    Current Rank/Indexing
    • Main Keyword: 91
    • Secondary Keyword: 76
    • YE Backlinks: 11
    • SB Backlinks: 16
    • 1st Tier Indexed: 14 / 23
    • 2nd Tier Indexed: Haven't Changed Dramatically
    • Only 16 or so "recognized" backlinks - even though I built quite a bit more than that to the money site. But, I won't look too much into these numbers as I know after I keep building links - it'll just eventually come
    • Ever since I started backlinking, my rankings have been google dancing like crazy and has yet decided to settle down. When i list my rankings, they are usually the medium to where its jumping. I've checked my rankings several times within 5 min and it jumped give or take 5-10 rankings from the medium. I'm only to assume its jumping so i'm not going to change my strat or think too much into it and i'll keep building links. Somethings obviously working very well since my ranking has jumped from 160 -> 85~ in a mere 2 weeks?

    Today
    • Submitted 20 RSS Feeds - I haven't really seen the "effects" of submitting these RSS feeds yet, but then again, those 1st tier non indexed sites are the RSS feeds I have yet to submit
    • SERPASSIST - I realized something today as I was building another 3 nodes to my large diagram. I've been building these nodes very slowly and been scheduling/dripfeeding each node to be created every day for the month. But then I realized the way I built it is all 2nd tier websites. The only reason why I can see why you'd want to dripfeed is if you're building too many to your money site. In my case, I'm not building any to my money site...in fact the 1st tier sites are already built. Instead of dripfeeding those nodes, i'm going to get them up as quickly as possible.
    • I am about 1/3rd done my SerpAssist diagram and i'm after those 1/3 diagrams are done... i'm going to take each node and make a case study out of those links and testing out services. These links are VERY similar in terms of article, websites, time of creation, and link structure.
    • At the moment I am harvesting 1000's of public proxies for SB and will soon harvest WP blogs for random keywords (im going to start off with 1000) and see how many I can harvest. From there i'll filter for PR... I am not going to put them through the blog analyzer because i'm going to use the TRACKBACK feature in SB. I have the WP BB setup for Trackbacks... so we'll see how well this works. I should have stats on this by tomorrow night. I will be blasting the 1st tier sites (I have yet to do ANY mass promotion on these sites other than the original tier 2 websites - so we'll see if this has any effect on it)

    Current Diagram
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  16. Siek

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    Double Post...
     
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    Can I ask what you used to make your diagram?
     
  18. Siek

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    Thats the Diagram that I built in SERPAssist. Those nodes are built as I map them on the diagram. It's not just a mapping tool, but it actually builds links of how you set them up.
     
  19. Siek

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    Current Rank/Indexing
    • Main Keyword: 100
    • Secondary Keyword: 77
    • 1st Tier Indexed: 14 / 23
    • 2nd Tier Indexed: 46 / 520

    Today
    • RSS Feeds (20)
    • SB Blast - 1817 Successful ones - Currently 3 Entries Found - Using WP BB. All links are PR 1 - 7. Will keep an eye out on this Blast to see my approval rate. Will continue to blast every day, but not necessarily check for approval rates. I used 500 KW to scrape. Just found out my dedi can handle alot more than I thought. I maxed out each connection without any problems. Blasted tier 1 sites
    • SB - Trackback campaign didn't go as well as I thought. I scraped the URLs and everything, but it's really hard to back link using Trackback if its not directly to your website. Unless i'm overlooking it, but i'll look into it again later.
    • SerpAssist - I realized another thing. I created another 3 nodes today and plan to only create another 3 - which totals out to be 15 nodes. I will delete the other web 2.0 properties and replicate this campaign so that I don't have to build the other 15 nodes.
    • Backlinker - Building 700 links in the past 24 hrs. Blasted Tier 2 Sites.
     
  20. Vectorius

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    You have a lot of great info on here; I am just surprised that more people have not posted on this thread. Probably because it more for the high-tech audience? Keep up the good work Siek.