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This method used to earn me $1,500 per DAY - Now it's yours!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by meln, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. meln

    meln Junior Member Premium Member

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    Hey,

    I just started a journey thread today, marking the end of my career as an affiliate marketer. I've had a good run but honestly I'm really tired of it, and I've decided to let it go in favor of other things.

    Anyway, I thought I'd celebrate this by posting my most recently used/abused method which earned me $500-$1500 per day up until about a year ago. My thinking is someone can take this, apply their own twist and hopefully make some serious money with it!

    So what was the method?

    It was simple, really. There are no "secrets" here - I only took what was common knowledge and made something unique with it.

    What I did was I ranked thousands (literally) of parasite pages for coupon keywords (like "<brand> coupons", "<product> coupon" etc), then sent the traffic I got to a certain type of affiliate offer - more about that later.

    I used a whole bunch of different parasite hosts, the ones I remember off the top of my head were Posterous, Wikispaces, Wetpaint, Gather and LinkedIn. I built Zennoposter bots for each of them, allowing me to post around 400-500 posts/day. All the posts were created from the same ultra-spun base, injected with their keywords and a huge link to the offer. That's it.

    Then I threw some links at them, ranging from blog network links to comments, wikis and general GSA blasts.

    On some keywords I owned almost every spot on Page 1 in Google, which must've been quite frustrating for the poor Googlers who had to wade through it all :)

    And the affiliate offer?

    I'm not kidding when I say I probably had to try 20 different monetization methods before finding one that really knocked it out of the park. The winning formula was creating my own co-reg form using SilverPath offers (now sadly not in business anymore since co-reg is virtually dead in the US).

    The user experience was horrible I'm sure, the whole idea behind those co-reg systems was getting people to input their mobile number, not knowing they'd be signed up for whatever useless SMS subscription.

    But...

    It was profitable like hell. I had about a 50% submission rate on my form (name, phone #, email address), and each signup was worth $0.7 or so.

    What's the lesson here?

    The lesson is I didn't give up even though the first 19 affiliate offers I tried produced very poor results (in this case "poor" was $50/day or something). I kept testing new things, split testing LPs and offers until I hit it BIG.

    Why did you stop and does this method still work?

    After running this system for about a year, most parasite hosts started disappearing or cracking down on, ehm, "bulk posters" like myself. That combined with SilverPath's demise and the fact I didn't feel too good about the whole thing even though it made good money, lead to me giving it up.

    I'm positive a new spin on this method could be extremely profitable. These keywords have HUGE search volumes, are very easy to rank for, and I'm sure there are still many parasite hosts out there just waiting to be used. Or your own domains if that's your thing. Also, coupon hunters are easily persuaded to fill out forms and stuff if they think a coupon is waiting on the next page. Use that to your advantage...

    If anyone wants to do something similar, feel free to ask me anything and I'll try to help out! Please try to keep it in the thread though so everyone can benefit.
     
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  2. supportnhelp

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    do u think any parasite working now a days? i mean. i also use to rank parasite pages. but it seems now parasite new page not ranking well.
     
  3. meln

    meln Junior Member Premium Member

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    Good question!

    I think it's a matter of being creative here... I know people are still ranking Youtube videos in Google, that would be an excellent match for coupon keywords. Yahoo Answers also seems to rank well even to this day. No doubt it is a lot of work to try different hosts to find something that ranks though.
     
  4. methodman90

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    This post is utterly useless no offence.
    That's becouse nowdays to rank some site for some decent keyword, an inner page from some authority site combined with a good persistent campaign of backlinks from GSA, isn't enough anymore as it were 1 year ago. Nowdays you got to keep evrything clean and HQ, and point your own PBN to it, which as it weren't enough, became extremely diffucult to create, given the fact evryone is scraping for good domains and very few are available trought popular/old/usual ways to find 'em.

    At this point I'd say theres 5k threads on BHW about "Choose a niche", "Get a inner page or your own site", "Rank it".
    But the real part of the method, conversion and optimizazion aside, is rankin' it, and as previously explained, nowdays its not possible as 1 year ago, to rank hundres of pages for completely unrelated terms between them and from various websites and inner pages!

    Forget me for being so naive, but I can't see the sauce of the post, not even a twist I never heard of or something similar. Instead the only thing I see, is a big link to his thread where he sells his services.
     
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  5. meln

    meln Junior Member Premium Member

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    None taken, it's not like this post is my life's work or anything :p

    Just tried to post something to get people inspired and thinking. I realize it's frustrating that it's not a step-by-step "what's working right NOW" method, but if it did still work exactly this way there's no way I'd be posting it in the first place. Guess every similar thread comes down to this, there are always people complaining about how the method is old, not working, etc.

    I guess the real "meat" of this post isn't the parasite hosting part, but rather the possibilities of the coupon niche, and the lesson that there are often ways to monetize beyond what's completely obvious at a first glance.

    Regarding ranking though, are you saying that people are NOT ranking Youtube videos in Google for all kinds of strange keywords? Because they sure are. And it would work in this niche. Maybe not in a hugely automated fashion, but even slowly building to yield nice results over time.
     
  6. FatBlack

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    Does this mean you will stop your whole career as an internet marketer, or will you keep working as one but with different money making methods?
     
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    Long-tail traffic seems to be the way to go right now. So little off-site SEO required for it, just on-site and indexing thousands of pages. Indianbill has also been testing this on a very large site and has had great success.
     
  8. meln

    meln Junior Member Premium Member

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    Indeed that is how it's meant to be interpreted :) Thanks for reading!

    Yeah I'm doing the opposite of most people: I'm moving from affiliate marketing to client work (writing) and building services. Basically trying to build a long term business (I'm sure affiliate marketing can be "long term" for some people, but for me it never has been).
     
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    meln Junior Member Premium Member

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    Does he have a thread about this? I could link it from the OP if it seems relevant. Long tail is exactly what this method is about, so if there's a good way to do it with your own site that would be an excellent match!
     
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    Regarding GSA, you dont know what you're speaking. I've ranked sites like wordpress only using GSA and it still works (7-8 Major ppd keywords Ranking strong on page 1 As of Today). GSA still works great, as long as you use the proper settings.

     
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  11. affordablelinkbuild

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    Settings and GOOD LIST :)

    The secret is in the LIST I belive, and I can only confirm what you said, I rank also exclusively with GSA many competetive keyphrases and it still works, multitiers, proper indexing service, proper keyphrases to rank and good list and this method will rock :)



     
  12. meln

    meln Junior Member Premium Member

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    Been a while since I last used GSA but it's been my experience too that a good list makes all the difference. I probably spent as much resources just scraping for new targets as I did actually posting to them...

    As for indexing service I used BacklinksIndexer. Tried many others but they performed best for me, your mileage may vary though.

     
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    Good Post.

    I have also worked with Silver Path for almost 2 years and made good money with them. Edwin was my AM and always helped me in optimizing my paths.

    Do you know any other good Co-reg network?
     
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    There is a difference between you not being able to rank a website, and others ability to rank a website. At the moment I still rank websites pretty much the same way as I have done for many years. But then again I do not buy into all the SEO is dead bullshit threads being made every week since the year 2000. No offence, but it is the truth. Some people get so caught up in the bullshit, they start to take it as literal which in turn affects their ability to rank websites.
     
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  15. meln

    meln Junior Member Premium Member

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    Yeah SP was solid for sure! My AM was Fraser, great guy too. I guess their regular affiliate network is still running (Mundo media) though I haven't checked it in a while.

    Sorry, I don't think there are any good co-reg networks these days. At least not with RPU's close to those SP had... There are a few non-mobile (email/address leads), like Opt-Intelligence but I have no experience with them so don't know how well they work. Might want to check them out though if you still have traffic.