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[TUT] Foolproof, Failproof and Free SEO for Newbs

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by LBrown, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. LBrown

    LBrown Senior Member

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    There are a lot of different SEO strategies around. This tut is an overview of the most reliable strategy I use.


    This is how I learned SEO and I think it's how everyone should learn it because 1) it is practically guaranteed and 2) implementing it will teach you more about what Google wants than any automated tool or most other strategies I've seen.


    People are always looking for shortcuts. You don't find the shortcuts until you've gone the long way 1000 times. If you try to find a shortcut on your first try you're going to get lost. So this is the long way, but it does get you where you're trying to go.




    WHAT YOU NEED:


    Dragon Naturally Speaking


    PHPbuilt's web 2.0 list


    What we're going to be doing primarily is guest posting. We're going to do it on real blogs and on blogs we create.


    A good rule of thumb on how many guests posts you need to rank is this: 3-4 a week for every 1000 searches your keyword gets. If you want to rank faster, double that.

    You need to take the time to train Dragon Naturally Speaking properly. Once you do that you can create content faster than you ever imagined.


    STEP ONE: WEB 2.0


    Most people who make web 2.0s write 1-5 posts about their niche and include a link back to their money site.


    That's not what I recommend. I recommend making a web 2.0 like you're an actual person and not an SEO bot. Write 10-20 posts about random stuff that a normal person would blog about: a fight you had with your sister, how you broke your knee cap when you were 7, your favorite soup recipe, why you think your math teacher is awesome, etc. You can do this all day without breaking a sweat and Google will think you're blog is real. Include one post about your niche and link back. If you're making one of these in a day use the scheduling feature if the web 2.0 allows for it.


    STEP TWO: GUEST POSTING


    You need to find blogs that accept guest posts. You can use Google for this and use these footprints along with your keyword. Every site has a different process but you'll either have to discuss the post beforehand or submit a post for the blog owners approval. A spreadsheet is a good way to track the contacts you've made, articles submitted, and articles published. Don't submit crap. It won't be published. If you can make one real guest post a week you're doing good.


    ADVANCED STRATEGY ONE: ALEXA


    STEP ONE: TOP 100


    Go here. Go to every site in the list and find a way to get your link in. Most of them will let you have a link somewhere. If it's only a profile link make sure you participate in some discussions or whatever so that more links are sent to the link that's sent to your profile.




    STEP TWO: NICHE TOP 100


    Go here. Find your niche. You can bury down to find more targeted sites or use broader category sites or do both. Find a way to get your link in. Build authority to the page with your link by participating in the site if all you can get is a profile link.




    ADVANCED STRATEGY TWO: TIERS (NOT FREE)


    Most people see building tiers as SEO 101. That's bad strategy. The most important tier is the one pointing to your money site. You should focus on that first, then use tiers to decrease your work load a little.


    What you need:


    Bookmarking Demon


    Scrapebox


    Bookmark every direct link to your site. I prefer to do the homepage of web 2.0 blogs (myawesomesite.blogspot.com instead of myawesomesite.blogspot.com/2012/11/why-payday-loans-are-great.html) as long as my link is on the homepage. Others prefer to do the inner page. Do what you think looks natural.


    Do scrapebox blasts to the bookmarks.


    *Do not link to the real guest posts in a way that you would not link to your own money site.


    *There's a bagzilion effective ways to structure your tiers. This is a simple starter method. It doesn't matter a whole lot how you do it. Just keep the spammiest links further away from your money site. There's a ton of tools and a ton of strategy involved in tiers. This isn't something a newb to SEO should be focusing on until they've figured out the importance of high quality tier one links.
     
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  2. HookandLadder

    HookandLadder Newbie

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    Awesome TUT, thanks for posting
     
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    wrightpict Newbie

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    txs are you doing adsense and making any real money or other affiliates besides amazon or stick to them only in general? you should create a membership site and knock it dead
     
  4. LBrown

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    I don't make much with Adsense but I do have it on some sites. I play around with a couple other affiliate programs and monetization strategies but none are as easy as Amazon.

    There are only a few other sites like Amazon where people don't hesitate to open their wallets: ebay, Walmart, Best Buy, Lowes, Target, etc. Everyone's heard of these sites and is comfortable buying from them. None of those other sites have comparable affiliate programs.
     
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    Whenever you invent something foolproof, someone invents a better fool.
     
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    Funny that one of the most effective methods to rank isn't getting a lot of attention! I guess it's not complicated enough.

    Reminds me of the worlds most effective diet that no one does... "Eat less and exercise more." Can't sell it and its free and saves money.

    Even myself, I started SEO this way but I'm always slipping to some super complex expensive multi tool method that really is far more expensive and dangerous. It would be far safer and long term cost effective to outsource real live tier 1 link builders. If the content is good then other tiers will follow naturally.

    Meh... Crazy talk, that would Never sell! (Nor would it work fast enough to keep an antsy client wanting instant results.)

    Thank you Lbrown for the K.I.S.S.
     
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  7. LBrown

    LBrown Senior Member

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    That discribes me as well. I love playing with tools and reinventing the wheel, but when I'm not playing around I go back to the KISS method to see results.
     
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    What I expected when I saw your name on the thread. Something with value and like always you didn't disappoint me..

    Love the facts you included in your article. Great post like always and waiting for the next one... :)

    +Thnx and +Rep of course
     
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  9. LBrown

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    I had a great question from a non-native English speaker about modification to make the content load lighter.

    More content is best. Google loves words but you can do photoblogging for the web 2.0s to reduce the amount of content until you can bring up your ability to create content fast. For such a person the real guest posting may not be possible and instead they should work on getting the authority link from the top Alexa listed sites.
     
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    Great post as always, love reading your stuff. Stick to the basics and just grind people, it works.
     
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    "a fight you had with your sister, how you broke your knee cap when you were 7, your favorite soup recipe, why you think your math teacher is awesome"

    Loved this! :D It's not only about Google though, if you make it "look very real" then moderators will also not give you a hard time! And that means your "blog" won't get thrown out of the platform you're blogging on. Thanks for the tut!
     
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  12. LBrown

    LBrown Senior Member

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    Yes, that is a key point. You can get links that are off limits to those who are just spamming web 2.0 sites.
     
  13. madmortigan

    madmortigan Newbie

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    Thank you for your instructions.
     
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    Love the Alexa link idea, never thought about doing that
     
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    Thanks for those great tips LBrown.
    I like the way you explain the whole stuff :)

    +1 rep
     
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    This is an awesome barebones, no frills no gimmicks guide. I'm not advanced enough to do everything through automation so I was actually just starting something like this myself, so you've just saved me a TON of time.

    edit: While I'm here - I've been meaning to ask.
    Once you get going on your tier 1 links - and as you say, making a few blog posts...throwing a link in there somewhere to your money site. Then what? If you make more posts...followed by more links, I assume that would eventually lead a pretty obvious footprint. However if you just junk that blog and stop posting on it, then won't Google just consider the blog dead and begin to ignore it?
     
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  17. LBrown

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    Why in the world would Google ignore a blog just because someone stops posting? Four years ago I made my first serious website (on blogspot). I finished it over 3 years ago. I poured my soul into that blog and still consider it my greatest online achievement. But I have nothing more to say on the topic. I introduced ideas in that niche that others were afraid to talk about and my site went viral on a regular basis. After over 3 years it is still makes me $20-$40 per month. At the time I knew close to nothing about SEO so that could have been significantly higher. Google does not ignore it and if they did it would be a huge flaw in their algorithm.

    /rant on the myth of fresh content

    The idea of what you're creating should be based on a real site, which is why it's good to schedule posts if the web 2.0 allows for it. Most real sites don't go on forever. Most people are quitters. I hope that answers your question: don't be afraid to let the support blogs die.
     
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    So if you would wanted to rank 20x1000 searches you would create up to 80 web 2.0s with upo to 20 pages of content per week? This would mean creating 800 pages per week or 3200 pages monthly.
    You'd have to employ some sort of spinning on your first tier i guess ?
     
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    Thank you for your tutorial, I think I'm going with your advice and try photoblogging.
     
  20. LBrown

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    No, you don't need a spinner. With practice you can do 2-3 complete web 2.0 properties per day. It does take a lot of work but it gets easier.