1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

[SEO METHOD] How To Build Authority Web 2.0 BackLinks - Step by Step

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by politico, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. politico

    politico Regular Member

    Aug 5, 2012
    Likes Received:
    Agency SEO Director + Music Producer
    FYI: This is a LOOOONGGG F'IN post! Settle in and grab a drink... Its my first post like this, so please go easy on me lol...

    Hey BHW,

    For those of you who don't know me I'm politico, been lurking on the forum since 2011, joined and started participating last summer. I'm the lead SEO for a marketing agency in Canada and I owe a lot of my success to the community on this forum. I've learned so much here, made Jr.VIP and now I've started a BST as well.

    It's about damn time I gave something (knowledge-wise) back to the forum. So here it is.

    One of the most effective link building methods I've found is to create authority Web 2.0 blogs as a part of a larger strategy. This takes work and effort, but the links are LONG TERM, and hold a TON of weight. We're basically doing some black hat, and disguising it as white hat.

    Lemme start by saying - I've learned a lot from the people here at BHW. Some of the techniques I've included in this strategy have come from others, not been made up by me. I'm just sharing my personal way of implementing these techniques.


    OK. So when I talk about authority Web 2.0 blogs I mean the free blogs you're able to create at places like Wordpress, Blogspot, Tumblr, Blog.com, Soup.io, etc. etc.

    We're going to build everything manually, by hand. And we're going to mimic real life blogs. Let's say our keyword is "dog training." In this case, our keyword is a category of the larger niche "Pets and Animals"


    The first thing you want to do is prep all of your resources/content. This is what we'll need for every Web 2.0 property we want to create.

    - Proxy or VPN to disguise your IP Address (you can use something like HMA or PrivateInternetAccess)
    - 1 free email account from hotmail/gmail/yahoo/aol/etc.
    - 1 450+ word article related to our category - "Dog Training." (The Linked Article)
    - 7 250-350 word articles related to our niche - "Pets and Animals" (The Filler Content)
    - 1 150-250 word "about page" article
    - 1 30-100 word profile bio
    - 10-24 relevant images
    - 4-8 relevant videos
    - 5-10 related Authority Links
    - 1 profile pic/avatar
    - OPTIONAL: Social Media accounts on Twitter/G+/Facebook/etc - this will actually help increase the authenticity of the blog we're about to create. You can create them using the same free email address.

    On-Site optimization of these blogs is essential. So how you create the content matters a lot.

    Linked Articles:

    When you're writing your articles, you want to make them as relevant as possible. And since we're going through the effort to create authority blogs, we might as well give them a fighting chance to rank on their own!

    First we need to research a long-tail keyword that will be the topic of our article. This will give our article a chance to rank highly for some long-tails, thereby increasing our link's authority/relevance/trust.

    Easy Way To Find a Long-Tail:
    - Go to Google.com, make sure Google Suggest/Google Instant is turned on
    - Type in your keyword - "Dog Training" - DONT PRESS ENTER
    --- Google will start populating its Suggestion Box with relevant searches.
    - Move your cursor back to the beginning of the search box
    - Start typing words like "how" or "why" or "what," etc.
    - Google will suggest long tails like "How To Use A Clicker for Dog Training," or "What Age To Start Dog Training," etc.
    --- The suggestions at the top of the list are the most popular/used long-tail searches on google. That means if we do things right, our article can end up ranking for these long tails - bringing us a BOSS link AND referral traffic to our money site!
    - Choose a keyword from Google Suggest to write a 450 - 550 (or more) article on.

    When you're writing this article, make it useful and valuable - not fluff writing that doesn't really say anything. (this can still work with weaker quality content - as long as its unique - but writing high quality stuff increases relevance/authority/links/shares/etc)

    Try to include some bullet lists if you can. Use your main keyword in your first and last paragraph and a couple times throughout the content. Use keyword variations, related keywords and even parallel/tangental keywords.

    Filler Articles:

    Ok, so now we need to write filler content. I actually got part of this idea on this forum - I forgot who posted it or where I saw it, but it's not my original idea.

    These are 7 or 8 250-350 word articles that are still niche related, but not necessarily about our keyword. So in this case it'd be articles on "pets/animals"

    It's also a good idea to make one of these posts a "Welcome Post" that'll be the very first post on the blog. Just something simple like "Hey! Welcome to my blog about... Here you'll find a bunch of great info on.. etc etc etc."

    Quick Way To Write Filler Content: (courtesy of the person who first shared the idea on this forum):
    - Install Dragon Naturally Speaking and grab a microphone
    - Just talk casually into the microphone (as if you were talking to a friend on the phone, telling them a story - just with spoken punctuation lol) about the niche - i.e animals/pets
    ---- Speak something like "Today I took my dog to the park and decided to test out the training I've been reading about. It was a good time. I let him off the leash and we ran around for a bit and we even played catch. I really love spending time with my dog. Blah Blah Blah.."
    ---- Break out your speaking into small 250-350 word chunks and make sure you add good post titles (remember these will be blog posts)
    - Speak out 7-8 (or more) of these posts.

    You can usually get the above steps done fast once you get the hang of Dragon. It takes me like 20-30 minutes to speak 2500-3000 words of this type of content. You're basically just talking about random s**t related to your niche.

    About Me Page:

    For the About Me page you basically want 150-250 words describing a fake person you make up. This is the "person" who is creating the Web 2.0 blog.

    Write stuff like "Hi and thanks for coming to my blog! My name is Jack Morgon. I'm a professional dog trainer and animal lover. I created this blog because...blah blah blah. The type of stuff I'm going to write is...blah blah blah."

    Also at the end of this post you want to put something like "If you want to ask any questions leave a comment or email me at..." and include the new hotmail/gmail/yahoo/aol account you just created. Again, just helps add authenticity and makes it look real.

    Profile Bio:

    Nothing too crazy here, just write a few words about that fake person you created. Doesn't have to be too long, just some profile info to make things look real.


    Go to Google Image Search and type in your keyword. Open up the first 10-20 images in new browser tabs.

    Now on each tab click "View Original Image." and then right-click to "Save Image As.."

    Here's the important part - when you save the images to your hard-drive, make sure you set a custom file name that matches your keyword and its close variations.

    So you'd save the images as "dog-training.jpg," "dog-training-tips.png," etc.

    While you're at it search "profile pic" or "avatar" and download an avatar to use in bios/profiles.

    For the videos just go to YouTube and type your keyword into the search box. Open up a few related videos and copy the video URLs or the embed codes (depends on the platform you're using). Save them in a txt file.

    Related Authority Links:

    Just go to Google and type in your keyword and other related keywords. You want to copy the URLs of authority websites related to your keyword and niche.

    Pick sites that don't directly compete with your site. Good ones are wikipedia, Yahoo Answers, government sites, educational sites, school/university sites, big brand name sites, etc.

    Save these in a text file


    So now that we have all our assets ready we can create the blog itself. In this example we'll use a free Wordpress.com blog, but there are a bunch of different sites you can do this on - search the forum for some site lists.

    First, connect to your VPN or proxy to mask your original IP address. We want each blog we create to look like its being built from a different location. Connect to an IP from the country you're trying to rank in. If you want to rank in the US, connect to a US IP address. Want to rank in Canada? Connect to a Canadian IP Address.

    Next open your web browser and clear all the cookies, cache and website/browsing data.

    Create a brand new email address at Yahoo/Hotmail/Gmail/Aol/etc. I usually like to create fake names as the email address so they look more real and helps me to start building my fake persona. (The persona is the "person" you're making up to create and author the blog/social media accounts.


    OPTIONAL: Social Media Accounts:

    If you're making SM accts on FB/Twitter/G+ then make sure you're using the new email you created and you are filling in as much profile information as you can. Use parts of the bio for the about me sections, fill in stuff like occupation, languages, hometown, etc.etc. And be sure to upload a profile pic.

    To make things a little more real, on each SM account post a status update/tweet that is completely generic and has no links.. Also make sure you add some random friends/followers/circles.


    Once you've done all this head over to your Web 2.0 platform and sign up for a new account (ex/ wordpress.com) using that email address.

    Make sure you enter in as much profile info as you can. Use the bio that you created earlier, enter in name/age/hometown/etc/etc, and upload a profile pic/avatar (Wordpress.com uses gravatar so you'll have to make sure you create one). You can also enter your social media URLs if you created the accounts.

    Building The Blog:

    The first thing you need to do is choose a blog name, description/subtitle and URL. Choose something that is related to your niche and keyword, but also make it brandable. (Don't choose a url like dogtraining1.wordpress.com and a title like "Dog Training Blog" - that kind of stuff SCREAMS spam)

    Choose a name like TheDogPark.wordpress.com or ThePetMan.wordpress.com and titles like "The Dog Park" or "Pet Man's Experiments in Dog Training"

    A blog subheading could be something like "Am I Training My Dog Or Is He Training Me?" or "Training My New Dog, One Day At A Time." - the point is to make it RELATED to your niche, but keep it looking totally real.

    You want to TRY your best to include your keywords in your titles/descriptions, but only if it can be done in a non-spammy looking way.

    In a platform like Wordpress you want to go to the blog settings and enter this stuff in so that it gets pulled in as the meta title/description. Also make sure your permalinks are set to display search-friendly URLs and that your blog is visible to search engines (if applicable) regardless of what web2 platform you choose.

    Customizing The Blog:

    The first thing you should do is pick a custom theme - anything as long as its not the default one. Then set up some widgets - anything as long as its not the defaults. I usually use an "About Me" widget (with bio/profile content in it), a Post Calendar, Recent Posts and maybe an arbitrary image.

    If you make social media accounts on fb/g+/twitter then add some social widgets (twitter stream, fb box, etc.) and use those accounts' info in them.

    It also helps to add sharing buttons if you're able. Some blog platforms don't support total customization, theme selection or widgets. Do what you can with what you have.

    Editing the Default Page:

    Now you have to change the default page. Wordpress creates a default page called "About." You want to edit this and copy/paste the "About Me" content you created and save it. Add a link to the fake email you created. If you want to take it a step further, add a wufoo contact form or something like that.

    If your web2.0 platform doesn't create a default page, create one. A contact/about page is a sign of trust/authenticity. You can even take it a step further and add something like a Privacy Policy page or something like that. Google can see this kind of stuff and it just adds to the authority/relevance/trust/power of the blog we're creating.

    Publishing The Content:

    Now we're ready to publish the content itself. The first post you want to publish is the "Welcome Post" from the Filler Content. If you didn't write one, then any random post from the filler content is fine.

    Don't include any links in this post.

    After this, you can post whatever content you want in whatever order you want. The trick is to schedule out every post to be published one week or longer after the previous post.

    This helps keep the blogs content fresh and keeps the spiders returning to the blog to re-crawl, increasing its authority/etc. It keeps it fresh for a couple months at least. You can choose whether you publish the posts once a week, twice a month, etc. Don't publish things any less frequently than once a month, minimum.

    Platforms like Wordpress, Blogger and Tumblr allow you to schedule future posts. Some other ones don't. If you can't schedule posts, you CAN usually backdate them so they look like they were published over a long period of time.

    Side Note: There's a couple of really great tools/web apps that can help you manage a Web 2.0 blog (allow you to schedule posts to keep being published well into the future, even if the platform doesn't support that function)

    How To Lay Out Your Content For Maximum Effect:

    The Linked Article:

    The Linked Article is the higher quality article on a topic we got from a long tail keyword related to our main keyword. This is where we're going to put our money site link.

    Add a new post and copy/paste the Linked Article into the Web 2.0 post. Make sure it's formatted nicely and bold/italicize entire phrases (where it makes sense) that include your keyword. Don't go overboard with this. Also break up the content with headings that contain your keywords and variations.

    -Adding Media:

    Next, add in a couple of the images you downloaded earlier. Since this is the linked article that contains our money site link, you want to choose the images whose filenames match most closely with your targeted keyword. (i.e. Dog-Training.jpg),

    Add one at the beginning of the post, and another in the middle somewhere. Make sure you're changing the image "title" and "alt" attributes to match your keyword or a close variation of it.

    At the end of the post embed one or more of the YouTube videos in the post.

    -Placing Links;

    Now it's time to place our links. First choose a keyword near the beginning of the article to use as the anchor text for a link to your money site. (If you're building multiple Web 2.0 blogs, make sure you distribute your anchor text out - 33% main keyword or keyword variant, 33% generic/image, 33% brand/URL)

    Side note: If you're building a generic/brand anchor-text link, you can also use your keyword (or a kw variation) as the link "title" attribute. Not 100% necessary though, and make sure your do it randomly.

    Next, you want to also place two Related Authority Links within the article, below your money site keyword. It can also be useful to include internal links to future/past blog posts or pages from the Web 2.0 property you're building. This is important and makes your site look NATURAL, and not built for SEO purposes.

    -Post Scheduling:

    You can choose to post this whenever you want - after the welcome post, after a few more filler posts, whenever. What I like to do is make this post (i.e. the Linked Article post) a sticky post (when possible - i.e. Wordpress, Blog.com, etc.). This makes sure the post that has our money link on it stays at the top of the blog homepage.

    If you can't do this on the platform you choose, don't worry about it. If you want a post with your money site link to be near the top of the blog and you use the linked article early on in the post scheduling, just use a filler article near the end of the scheduling cycle with your money site link as well.

    DON'T put your money site link on more that 2 of the posts on any particular blog.

    Whether you publish the post live right away, or your schedule it for the future, make sure you grab the live/future URL of this post. You need to know this URL to build a second tier of links to.

    The Filler Content:

    The Filler Content is pretty easy to use. Just schedule out each filler post one week or more after the last published/scheduled post. The idea is to have a bunch of posts get published automatically at a regular interval. Don't schedule posts any less frequently than once per month.

    When laying out the filler content include an image or two, a video and a related authority link randomly. Some posts should have one or the other, other posts should have two or even all three things, and some posts should have none. Keep things random.

    Final Step (Optional):

    Now that you've scheduled/published all the content, you want to share the live link of your new blog on all your social media networks - G+/Twitter/FB. This should help with indexing. Also throw a couple/few high quality social bookmarks (Digg/StumbleUpon/Delicious/Reddit/Folkd/etc) at it if you've got some accts.


    AND THATS IT! You've just built the ultimate authority Web 2.0 blog link back to your money site. This property carries MASSIVE authority/trust/relevance, and will last literally FOREVER. Throw a second/third tier of links at it and the link juice will be INSANE.

    These links are very very powerful and help crush your SEO. Build 10 - 20 of these and power them up with a second/third tier and you're GOOD for all sorts of different types of keywords.

    It may seem like a ton of work, but its WORTH IT. And once you get the hang of it, it shouldn't take you more than a couple hours to put one of these up. If you're thinking to yourself "That's way too much work and a waste of time." That's your prerogative, but I've personally found these types of links to be CRAZY in helping push your keyword rankings up. They will even stand up to manual backlink reviews.

    I'd suggest building between 5 to 10 of these per week, backing each one up with a second and third tier.

    Just so you know, this isn't ALL I do as part of a site's full SEO strategy. But it's a big part of it. The key to any SEO strategy is diversity, volume, quality and consistency of link building, coupled with solid on-site optimization.

    This method covers the quality side of things, I'll get into the volume and diversity side another time. Consistency is up to you.


    DAMN Thant was a long ass post. I hope it helps some people out there. I don't think I left anything out, but who knows... Feel free to ask questions and I'll do my best to answer them.

    Maybe in the future I'll post my method for building second/third tier links to these properties as well.

    • Thanks Thanks x 174
  2. pasenseoso

    pasenseoso Power Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Likes Received:
    - - P I L I P I N A S - -
    Home Page:
    Thanks a lot man! :)
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. frankdevine

    frankdevine Newbie

    Mar 20, 2013
    Likes Received:
    Online Entrepreneur
    1. Create and write unique and fresh articles.
    2. Social bookmarking
    3. Article submission
    4. Blogging
    5. Blog Commenting
    6. Press Release
    7. Yahoo Answers
    8. Directory Submission
    9. Guest Posting
    10. Video Creation
    11. RSS Submission
    12. Social Media
    • Thanks Thanks x 16
  4. Hajath

    Hajath Registered Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    Likes Received:
    Great article and looking forward the method of second and third tire links.
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. winosergio

    winosergio BANNED BANNED

    Mar 26, 2012
    Likes Received:
    Its a great post man, thanks a lot, but this is not for lazy people. :D
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. Jackmitch

    Jackmitch Junior Member

    May 27, 2012
    Likes Received:
    There aren't many things lazy people can do


    At OP,
    How much of an impact do you believe putting certain words and phrases in bold actually has? I do it myself sometimes but I am really not sure if it has an effect or not. I also don't know how to test out for myself whether or not it does.
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2013
  7. SEOSupport


    Apr 9, 2012
    Likes Received:
    I have a question, for those of you that are so obsessed with tiered link building.

    I get the point of why you guys are using these, but here's my question....

    Once you've created some perfectly powerful social tiers and start blasting the piss out of them -- it's obvious that this alone will NOT rank a site, let along a competitive keyword.

    So -- how many times would someone need to rinse and repeat this process? "Until it works" ?

    I've tried this before, and it doesn't work for competitive terms, in fact I rinsed and repeated the task hundreds of times over.

    What's your input here?
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. hotguy640

    hotguy640 Senior Member

    Mar 4, 2012
    Likes Received:
    Nepal, KTM
    can we create 4 blogs in wordpress from same account for our moeny site as a tire 2 link??
  9. the-kashish

    the-kashish Junior Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    Likes Received:
    Bay Area
    For competitive kw you need to throw in some exact match anchor keywords on high pr sites.
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  10. cooltoad

    cooltoad Senior Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Likes Received:
    None of your business
    On Vacation
    I don't understand the part where you say that use a proxy or VPN service to create accounts on different web 2.0 platforms.
    I don't think Google can sniff the IP address of the user running the blog. Randomizing usernames/e-mail should work better IMO.

    Thank you for the detailed post bro. Much appreciated and +rep.

    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  11. ArsMagna

    ArsMagna Registered Member

    Mar 17, 2013
    Likes Received:
    Holy shocks! That was a very detailed one! Nice post and +rep added to OP!
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  12. cmax99

    cmax99 Regular Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    Likes Received:
    GA, USA
    Great method and would love to see the next thread!

    Sent from my LGL55C using Tapatalk 2
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  13. picapiedra18

    picapiedra18 Regular Member

    Jan 30, 2009
    Likes Received:
    La Perla del Pacifico
    Great work, this will come handy in the next few days.

    Thanks OP.
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  14. cloakndagger2

    cloakndagger2 Regular Member

    Oct 30, 2012
    Likes Received:
    Depends how you blast,it's not going to work on it's own for competitive terms because you need cash to enter competitive terms,creating your own network etc.It'll help if done properly.The key is adding regular content,it's hard work,if you learn to spin properly one article can produce 10-15 high quality articles you can drip feed at different times to your web2 network.99% of people give up updating after a while they can't be bothered,this is the difference,it's a long haul approach.Google loves quality web 2's because it knows most web 2's used for seo are given up on within a month or 2 so I doubt it is a concern for them.It is one part of a big puzzle.
    People come here expect miracles,doesn't happen,it takes effort,that effort can be finding a technique that no one else is using,or putting effort into finding links but the post that say I want to rank #1 in x weeks are funny.If the site itself is not properly set up all the off site seo in the world will do little to help.
    As soon as someone leaks a working technique google is on it,they will not touch it for a while,they want to rope in as many sites as possible,sape is a classic example.It'll take a while for sape it's huge,but it just needs someone to start mentioning it.The fact is if you see a technique here that looks new and works,it's been working for a while and someone has just exposed it,this is why seo is hard work,you need to find these techniques yourself to truly benefit,to many people sit back and want the best techniques handed to them on a plate......those days are long gone.
    The best thing anyone new to seo can do is read these forums,absorb what is going on and try and find a twist.Don't start with no money,it rarely works,you need tools,sites, all cost money.
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2013
  15. politico

    politico Regular Member

    Aug 5, 2012
    Likes Received:
    Agency SEO Director + Music Producer

    Your very welcome guys! Glad I could help! Will try to have the next thread up sooner rather than later.
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  16. anti_dote

    anti_dote Power Member

    Dec 20, 2009
    Likes Received:
    BlackHat IM
    Under Your Bed
    WOW I was exactly looking for something like this just wanted to start for my Reputation Management client, Do you think these WEB 2.0 will help in ORM ?
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  17. LitSumo

    LitSumo Junior Member

    Mar 21, 2013
    Likes Received:
    Middle of Nowhere
    Thanks OP, will bookmark it now!
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  18. garrido

    garrido Supreme Member

    Nov 28, 2011
    Likes Received:
    Hacker / Developer
    Cool share mate.
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  19. freakmedia

    freakmedia Junior Member

    Apr 24, 2010
    Likes Received:
    Home Page:
    Thanks a lot man! :)
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  20. acedouble7

    acedouble7 Regular Member

    Dec 24, 2012
    Likes Received:
    thanks dude for sharing
    • Thanks Thanks x 2