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Social Signals Tested - it works.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by edgaro160, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. edgaro160

    edgaro160 Junior Member

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    Yesterday I was lurking around and read a post that had an image on it. The image was from some SEO research website and it showed the weight of social signals. Here is the link to that post: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ignals-ones-hold-most-weight.html#post5839378

    So I figured I'd do a little test. I selected a key phrase with about 20,000 other sites as competition. The phrase had top 10 rankings from sites like warriorforum, here (blackhatworld), and the actual service I wrote about (which is number 10, oddly). I wrote a simple article about it on a website that has a low domain authority of 30 from moz with a PR2. It doesn't rank automatically for anything.

    The article was just over 200 words. It had the key phrase in the title and in the article.

    I wrote the article yesterday. This site I wrote it on doesn't generally get new content indexed for 6 days. Even after it gets content indexed, it usually shows up on page 2-3 for low comp keywords and further down for high comp.

    Immediately after writing and publishing this, I did:


    • Posted the URL on the websites Google+ page. +1'd the post and the actual content.
    • Bought sponsored tweets. I went to seoclerks into the tweet section, then entered the tweet category closest to my niche, I purchased cheap tweets from $1-5. Nothing more than $5. I bought about 10 tweets. The more followers and friends, the better. Important: each tweet was different. No tweet was the same and each one targeted the keyphrase with stop words. Making all tweets unique was critical I think.
    • Posted the URL on the websites Facebook page. Purchased $20 worth of promotion to all english speaking users on Facebook. Added the facebook URL to addmefast facebook share/like sections.
    • Posted a tweet on the sites own twitter account. I added the tweet as a retweet and tweet favorite to addmefast and socialclerks. Also added Diigo and Delicious saves on socialclerks while was there.
    • Tweet posted on another twitter account of mine with 60,000 follows. Added tweet to addmefast
    • Setup tweets via Addmefast and Socialclerks (spun the tweet on socialclerks so each tweet a user makes is different)
    • Purchased 70 Google +1s from seoclerks. I searched for cheap amounts for under $5. People who claim to give real +1s in a very low amount (IE: 30 +1s for $3). I didn't want thousands of them very fast and I wanted semi-real accounts +1ing.
    • Pinned it on Pinterest

    After all this setup, I went to sleep.

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    The title of the article has 6 words in it. 3 of those words are stop words leaving 3 keywords. 20,000 other sites compete for the 3 keywords.

    When I woke up.
    I searched and was pleasantly surprised.


    • Exact title - #1
    • 3 Keywords (no stop words) - #1
    • variations of the keywords with/without stop words - #1-3

    I don't know if this will last, but I'm certainly in the top 3 results using this method. I think the key here was randomization using social networks. Using different text and keywords for everything I wrote and purchased. I'm going to continue to monitor this and will probably purchase more tweets and +1s (and even more social stuff like pins). I'm going to test this on other articles from the site as well to see what happens.
     
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  2. rrrmm1015

    rrrmm1015 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the useful information. :)
     
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    morgan456 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Great Share dude...!
     
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  4. Garyu73

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    wow, nice study, dude.
    but, are you optimization url page or homepage url for your keyword?
    how if I optimization social signals for many keyword? example I've gadget blog and I want optimization for many keyword, ex Samsung Galaxy S4 Review, BlackBerry Z10 Review, etc.
     
  5. edgaro160

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    I did directly to the article URL, not the homepage. I intend on doing this for several of the deep links on my site. I have 100s of articles that don't rank well so I'm going to apply this process over multiple keywords and URLs. I think this will improve the domain authority and trust for every url that I do it for thus making everything rank better, including the homepage.
     
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  6. Garyu73

    Garyu73 BANNED BANNED

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    yeah, thanks. I will try this tricks. thanks
     
  7. wriper

    wriper Senior Member

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    From my experience social signals need to be drip feeded or it will boost your rankings but after that it will drop again
     
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    Social Signals add a special power to your link building campaign but those social signals should be from old real accounts.
     
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    great experiment, thanks for sharing. I have also found similar results from using Google+, twitter, facebook and pinterest shares. You need to keep it up, though, and work on link building to avoid big drops.
     
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    Thanx for sharing man.
     
  12. edgaro160

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    @all those that think it will drop: I suspect this too which is why I included addmefast and socialclerks. I think those will drip feed as long as I have points on the site. I have bots for both earning points so it should last.

    I'll report back here after 7 days and let you guys know.
     
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    Keep us posted bro.
    Time to use some tools to collect points.
     
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    nice shear dude.
    i'll try it.hope it will work for me tooo
     
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    Good job mate, its always worth trying different stuff out. The important thing being, you should be taking your own initiatives and working at it to see what it could do for you.
     
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    Has anyone tried with tougher competition than the OP?
     
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    Are you still logged into the account which you G+1 the page? If so, log out and search again.
     
  19. edgaro160

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    Yeah, I was thinking of slowly adding high quality links (maybe blog reviews from the review section of seoclerks) and then drip-feeding the tier 2 links for those and possibly even doing the same social scheme to the high quality, tier 2s. Thoughts?
     
  20. edgaro160

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    Nope, I use a clean browser to test SERP results (Opera Next) which isn't logged in, has all cache, cookies, etc cleared and behind HMA so the IP is even different.