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Tom Belfort's AMA about SEO/Siloing/PBNs/Link Building 2019+

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by splishsplash, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Ai2ik

    Ai2ik Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Looking to create location pages for rehab facilities (to rank our GMB).

    Should it be:

    /locations/state/county/city

    or

    /locations/city

    I might be overthinking this...
     
  2. ranga

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    It wasn't a very old or high traffic site, but a newish site, just wanted to get on page done before I started promoting.

    I agree that 1 week is not a good enough time to get the effect and it takes some time to Google to readjust to the changed permalinks, but after looking at the drop I decided to restore earlier backup, just to be safe.

    I would have sent you the site link, but its now reverted to earlier structure and is back to the same impression which it was before I changed. So there is no benefit in you having a look at the site now.
     
  3. Mark Watson

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    Hey Tom, one more question. How would you approach with Silo audit for any site? What would be a checklist to determine whether it is needed and why?
     
  4. Dark Sky

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    Aye creating a checklist with everything including h2, would be good.
     
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    I have a website in gaming niche, 8.6k Organic keywords and doing good. DR 30.

    How should i follow the backlinks process now.

    I have started buying guest posts for now. Should i look into building my own PBN or go for more authoritative links?
     
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    I have a question, if I finally understand properly your silo structure.
    In this thread: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/t...-making-so-much-money-through-amazon.1161297/
    Everyone is talking about how good silo structure this website has. ( bestofmachinery.com/ )
    But from what you have posted here I am not sure that this is the proper way to do this.

    Thanks for the reply in advance. I beleive this will help a lot more members here to grasp the concept of proper silo.
     
  7. topakins

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    I'm stuck here and I've tried so many things but I can have the desired url structure. If you delete the Permalink Customizer plugin, how did you get the url structure in A1?
     
  8. splishsplash

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    I don't know why people are having trouble with this. I've never had any difficulties. It works.

    Make sure you are editing the right thing. It's "Current URI" under "Permalink Manager".
     
  9. topakins

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    Thank you. I appreciate your sparing time out of your busy schedule to pop in here to attend to these 'small' issues
     
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    I have my pages on my topbar set to show my related posts. I use a shortcode and categories to do this. Should I still post the post links below the shortcode?
     
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    This is my wp new post page, permalink is not showing on the right side as it should:


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    edit: it was showing before but it just disappeared. I even had to re-install wordpress but it's not showing anymore.

    edit: When you use Permalink Customizer, what do you set the default wp permalink manager to?
     
  12. Ai2ik

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    You can find it on the "add title" section after you add one.
     
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  13. topakins

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    Thanks. I can see it now after adding the article. But the url is not showing under the silo. It's just mysite/post
     
  14. Ai2ik

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    Thats bc you need to put it under a parent page, or add a category plugin that Tom mentioned in his post.
     
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    Oh thanks. I've gone through the whole thread like 5 times. That means I still have more readings to do. I created this dummy wordpress site to test this out before implementing on my real site.
     
  16. splishsplash

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    Just pm me the url, wp admin and password, lol.
     
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    Use the plugin "Permalink Manager Lite". It seems to be less problematic.
     
  18. Dark Sky

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    I had same issue mate, took me 30 mins to figure out. Its basically multiple permalink plugins conflicting eachover which breaks it. It's not obvious, but people are reading your guide, downloading the permalink customizer you use, and then it conflicts with one they had previously, and they do not realise it.
     
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    took me a whole day to do a trial error about this permalink customizer, and i cant edit the permalink in guttenberg (the permalink section is gray and i cant click it to edit the permalink) so i need to change to classic editor and its good.
    btw can someone clarify what im doing is right or not. here is what i do :
    - Change the setting->permalink to /%category%/%postname%/ (so i can show the /L1/L2/post , and set in seo plugin to not strip the /category/)
    - Create L1 parent + L2 child category and create the page with the same word L1 parent / L2 child (the theme i used prioritize showing the category page when i access domain.com/L1/L2 not the page, so i also change the theme)
    - write 100 word on L1 page and im using "list category post" plugin to display all post in L1 category, also give link to L2 in the bottom of page?
    - write 100 word on L2 page and display all post in L2 category,should i link back to L1?
    - interlink every post in the same category
    is it good?

    btw if i only create 2 level link silo is it good (domain.com/L1/L2/post)?
    my niche is general so i dont want too deep about silo since i need more content if i go too deep, for example i only create /Technology/Laptop/ArticleisHere is it okay? is there a different about 2 level silo and 3 level silo?

    Thx for the guide, i hope it will bring a positive result.
     
  20. shrug33

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    Thanks for making this guide, really appreciate it.

    Your ecommerce silo example that accommodates multiple products makes sense, but how would your strategy change with a site that only has one product category with two or three versions?

    Let's say I only sell three laptops: MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air. According to your strategy I would structure the site to:
    mysite.com/laptops/macbook
    mysite.com/laptops/macbook-pro
    mysite.com/laptops/macbook-air

    It's tempting to put most of the content inside the /laptops/ subfolder, but to me it would defeat the purpose of silo structure that you advocate. If the site only sells laptops, what other subfolders would you create? Would you place them in the root directory or in /laptops/?