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Stop Trying to Buy Top-Tier Links. You Can Earn Big Links With One Piece of Good Content

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jakethree, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. jakethree

    jakethree Newbie

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    I've been browsing the different SEO forums for a while now and I see all these threads with people trying to buy top-tier links from Huffington post, Mashable, Forbes, etc. Sometimes they are even just trying to buy ONE link...

    Buying one big time link isn't going to help you, I promise.

    It is much, much better to earn several of these top-tier links with a good piece of content. And here is exactly how to do it:

    (FYI I specialize in viral content and getting top-tier backlinks for people... the following is exactly what I do for my clients... exactly).

    1. Take whatever niche your website is in, and think of the different themes that are related to it. For example, if you sell dog food, some of the related themes are pets, dogs in general, and animals in general.

    2. Now combine one of those themes with something that is popular on the internet. The most popular types of content on the internet are pop culture, regional "ego bait," sports, personal style, and stuff that is just plain weird.

    3. For example, let's take the theme of "pets" and combine that with something super popular like "comic books."

    4. Formulate an idea. In this instance our idea will be "Comic Book Cats and Canines" a graphic showing the pets of popular super heroes.

    5. Get a researcher from a freelancer site like upwork or elance, or spend some time and do the research yourself.

    6. Hire a designer from the same site, ask them to put your data into a cool visual.

    7. Take the finished asset and upload it onto a site like imgur.

    8. Find journalists that write for the big sites you are targeting, their email addresses are pretty easy to figure out in many cases.

    9. Formulate a simple pitch email... "Hey John, Got the exclusive on a cool image I thought you'd like, check it out (insert imgur link). Let me know if you're interested."

    10. Send this email to several journalists... if the content is good.. then someone will pick it up and write an article about the project and include a nice big link back to your site.

    11. Not only will you get a link from that site, but big publishers watch one another, and if the content is good, other journalists will write about the story and also include another link. This starts the viral effect.

    12. Repeat this process.

    I've had projects get over 15 top-tier links before, and have gotten links from pretty much every big time site there is (do a Google search for "Average Faces of Rock" for an example).

    It takes time, effort and creativity, but this strategy will yield MUCH better results than trying to purchase single top-tier links. We did 4 projects for a client over 7 months and this increased their organic traffic and revenue by over 50% when compared to the previous year, and over 20% when compared with the previous period.

    Would be happy to work with anyone, or answer any questions.

    Cheers!
     
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  2. EatSleepSEO

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    You have to realize that site owners who are after these "one big time links" aren't after the link simply for SEO purposes but for traffic as well. These are sites with an immense amount of traffic and should you be fortunate to be linked to from Huffington Post, Forbes or Mashable the benefits are much more then just a link.

    A link from such sites increase your brands reputation and reputability which alone is worth the cost/price of the link.
     
  3. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    Purchasing a link from a top tier websites means nothing if its not on the homepage.

    And yet people pay $300+ for a link that will pass no link juice...zzzzzzzzzz

    Id rather buy 50 shitty pbn post from ANY BST on BHW then buy 1 top tier website link.

    Dont get me started on the $500+ NOFOLLOW!!! wikipedia links people buy....zzzzzzzzZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Remember Google made do follow and nofollow for a reason people...
     
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  4. jakethree

    jakethree Newbie

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    That may be so in regards to brand and reputation... but I have gotten TONs and TONS of these top-tier links.. and they do not affect traffic very much.
     
  5. jakethree

    jakethree Newbie

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    Exactly, getting links through the method I outlined are almost always follow links. Got a link from Yahoo? Doesn't matter if it's a nofollow... but some people don't know this.
     
  6. LoftPower

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    Great piece here that you have written . I am sure that it will help many out.
     
  7. rushuna

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    I've read of people getting ranking boosts from Wikipedia. This could be true or wrong as I haven't tested it myself. Plus, the bonus of a wikipedia link is the traffic and the boost in authority that your site obtains.
     
  8. mrlinguini

    mrlinguini Newbie

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    Do you write any content to go with the image? Or the image by itself enough to get a 'story'
    How does the link end up pointing back to your site if you're sending them to imgur?
     
  9. jakethree

    jakethree Newbie

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    Usually the image or visual is good enough for the story... and as far as imgur, they will just snatch the image file from imgur and put it on their site, then give you a credit link in the article text.
     
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    Good stuff bro, and thanks for the excellent example(Googled it)
     
  11. LuckyCharm007

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    Let's do the math. A decent infographic that will catch eye = $199
    your rate $200-300? Maybe

    here's the price for a Huff post link (with the good sources)
    What's the chance/rate your story/infographic gets picked up? 10-15%? Don't tell me 80-100% as this is bullshit.

    The idea behind it is good.. But business wise it doesn't make sense.. At least to me.
     
  12. jakethree

    jakethree Newbie

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    I assure you man, getting just one link in one of these sites will do next to nothing for you. I've secured hundreds of top-tier links, rarely do they increase traffic in the short term. It's all about getting numerous top-tier links for SEO value and increasing organic search.

    Buying just one of these links makes zero sense.
     
  13. fren99

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    Where is your sales thread?
     
  14. jakethree

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    Hey Fren99, I haven't posted a sales thread but if you're interested PM me. Cheers!
     
  15. Cititechno

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    nice read, people are mentioning wikipedia here, well its do much for you seo-wise
     
  16. array90

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    I dunno I rather have a really nice $300 dollar link to my money site than a bunch of junk that could get me penalized. I'll save the junk for a 2nd tier site or an auxiliary site that I don't care about getting banned. Who would buy a $300 dollar link that didn't pass juice? Furthermore when buying links I generally talk them into just doing a 3 month at a fraction of the cost so I can see if its worth it...

    Then again if its an authoritative link in my niche and I know it in my gut, I'll just buy it straight up. I pretty much stay away from garbage PBN blog posts on my core money makers and I don't get banned. But if it works for you then rock on and keep getting that cheddar.
     
  17. kugundo

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    you guys say that its better to stay away from PBN posts? Why

    They are advertised everywhere here in BHW as far as i can see
     
  18. array90

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    Well yeah I mean, when has an advertisement ever been wrong? I'm sure they work. I've never used them on my core money makers. I don't want junk links point to my main site. I use them on auxiliary sites that I don't care if they get banned cause those are just icing on the cake of my main. I use my own network that I can control and take down if necessary. I'm not pinning my success to something I can't control, but then again I'm sure there are lots of people using public networks making a lot more than me. I order the same coffee everyday, maybe I'm just not a huge risk taker.
     
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    Since you are INVESTING a lot of resources in such content, make sure you focus on ROI

    1) Focus on high value link AND DIRECT TRAFFIC SOURCES

    2) Focus on structuring the content in such a way that it upsells your mailing list

    3) Use topsy to reverse engineer the Twitter sharing patterns of similar (yet hopefully inferior) content and ask those sharers to share your stuff as well

    You need to be able to turn the eyeballs you get into LIST members.

    Why?

    Most of your traffic will never be back again..... Get them on your list so you can at least get SOME of them to come back when you have an update. Plus, the people on your list can become buyers later.
     
  20. bartosimpsonio

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    Like most questions posted here, the answer really depends.

    Normally if you pay for a quality infographic, you'll try to make it popular via Reddit, Facebook or Twitter and go viral, not post it to some disposable PBN. Other than that, posting to a PBN is absolutely fine.