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This website is banking with Amazon...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mhatter, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. mhatter

    mhatter Regular Member

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    http://thewirecutter.com

    I just stumbled upon this website. It is ranking for 3,914 keywords in semrush.
    Every page is promoting an Amazon product.

    Please discuss this website and how we can copy it [;

    Notes:
    - Brian owner dude used to work at wired.com and gizmodo - http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/author/wirecutter/
    - I have no idea where he's linking to his regular blogs that aren't product reviews. I don't see any homepage links to a blog. example: http://thewirecutter.com/2012/01/happiness-takes-a-little-magic/
    - Very long informative reviews
    - Every review page has a TON of outbound links
    - Review pages have comments
    - He is very active on twitter and tweets advice to people
    - They have a ton of backlinks per month which only started in Janurary of this year
    - It's possible he isn't doing any off page link building besides a few articles and social stuff. I haven't looked into his backlinks too much yet. SOOO IF this is true then it's good to study for natural looking anchor text. ***edit I'm totally wrong on this point see post below ***
    - Magestic seo lists a lot of his top backlinks from http://thehairpin.com and http://www.theawl.com which are in your face ontop of his homepage
    - http://thehairpin.com has 4,991 keywords in semrush and is #1 for "how to become a mermaid"
    - http://www.theawl.com has 7,866 keywords in semrush and is #7 for "pot brownies" heh

    Look at this - above the fold Amazon links in the big picture on the left and links on the right: http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-electric-razor-braun-series-7-790cc/

    thewirecutter.com semrush data for just keywords with 1000+ local searches (93 keywords)

    Keyword Position Search Volume
    cheap laptops 20 40500
    best juicer 1 14800
    standing desk 4 12100
    best gaming laptop 5 12100
    best electric shaver 3 9900
    omega juicer 21 9900
    best blu ray player 12 8100
    best ipad case 14 6600
    best juicers 4 5400
    best vibrator 7 5400
    best electric toothbrush 8 5400
    best android phones 20 5400
    cheap laptop 19 5400
    best headphones for running 6 4400
    best gaming laptops 7 4400
    best waterproof camera 10 4400
    best waterproof camera 9 4400
    best radar detector 12 4400
    electric razor reviews 6 3600
    best vibrators 7 3600
    instant camera 15 3600
    electric shaver reviews 5 2900
    best electric razor 6 2900
    mirrorless camera 11 2900
    best beard trimmer 8 2900
    best ipad stylus 8 2900
    best online backup 12 2900
    soundbar reviews 14 2900
    dc rainmaker 16 2900
    verizon wifi 17 2900
    headphones for running 6 2400
    best universal remote 7 2400
    running headphones 8 2400
    best handheld vacuum 9 2400
    garmin running watch 12 2400
    cheap headphones 12 2400
    good gaming laptops 14 2400
    best rechargeable batteries 14 2400
    cheap hdmi cables 15 2400
    best underwater camera 16 2400
    juicers reviews 17 2400
    breville juicers 17 2400
    best juicer to buy 6 1900
    best umbrella 7 1900
    best running headphones 8 1900
    small tv 8 1900
    best earbuds for running 10 1900
    best bookshelf speakers 14 1900
    beard trimmer reviews 17 1900
    breville juicer reviews 19 1900
    vornado fan 20 1900
    best fm transmitter 1 1600
    standing desks 2 1600
    best ipad keyboard 4 1600
    jawbone jambox review 6 1600
    wire cutters 8 1600
    gizmoto 13 1600
    best wireless speakers 13 1600
    jambox review 13 1600
    boxee vs roku 14 1600
    best car gps 16 1600
    top smartphones 15 1600
    shure earbuds 20 1600
    best portable hard drive 17 1600
    waterproof iphone 18 1600
    roku dlna 4 1300
    best portable vaporizer 4 1300
    best electric shavers 6 1300
    best portable vaporizer 5 1300
    verizon wifi hotspot 7 1300
    best flash drive 9 1300
    best cheap headphones 12 1300
    best hdtv antenna 12 1300
    top gaming laptops 13 1300
    roku vs boxee 14 1300
    rain slicker 17 1300
    best blu ray players 18 1300
    cisco e2000 18 1300
    best shaver 6 1000
    garmin gpsmap 62s 9 1000
    best gadgets 10 1000
    shedrain 8 1000
    best electric razors 8 1000
    best usb flash drive 12 1000
    standing desk ikea 13 1000
    best bbq 13 1000
    rechargeable batteries review 14 1000
    best laptop for gaming 18 1000
    the best laptop 20 1000
    braun series 7 790cc 17 1000
    cheap vaporizer 20 1000
    best handheld gps 17 1000
     
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    weruncompanies Power Member

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    Guess you missed the outing websites memo.
     
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    I would love to have his traffic.
     
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    Pretty neat website. Gonna take time to study + try to replicate strategies, if possible.

    It's because that sticky memo disappeared along with it's author (and the rest of his posts), a Mod that fell from grace, if I recall correctly.
     
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    Now this is how you do IM properly! Going to have a look over this myself at some point!
     
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    Well it would be great to own that site $$$$$$$$$
     
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    Seriously! Quality sites built over time instead of these quick one-hitter sites. Always has been my goal.
     
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    I like the best vibrator 7 5400 one the best! :p
     
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    I almost bought something...damn thats well done
     
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    I'm actually working on developing my first Amazon based website ... hope it works out good although it will take a lot of time getting anywhere near that level :O
     
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    It is really a new thing for the developer to use amzon to their site. If you can find someone who is experienced in doing this can solve your problem.
     
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    He has a bunch of other people write reviews I noticed. The vibrator reviewer is an author.
     
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    What sorta theme is he using?
     
  16. We Go

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    mhatter,

    Thanks for sharing this website with us ... definitely a good analysis in the posting.

    'owner dude' obviously has a good sense of style and experience in 'information packaging' or is it 'informtainment' ??

    I will look forward to what else you have to share about the site ... generally I am drawn into the copywriting and admire his skills with the written word ..
     
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    this website is less then 1 year old
    i wonder is owner of this website is on bhw hehe :)
     
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    I'm gonna pay attention to this website.
     
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    Why harm other people's blog/business posting them on public forum!!!
     
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  20. psytrance

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    yeah, was wondering the same thing. anyway, thanks to OP because this site has tons of backlinks ready to be scraped :D