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What goes into making MFA sites?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by keyex, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. keyex

    keyex Registered Member

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    I read clydes post about a year ago of how he lost 2,400 of his MFA sites. I'm just thinking if each of those made $1 dollar per day (and they probably made more), then that's a lot of money.. A lot of people apparently do this on a smaller scale, but I've never heard of it until now. I understand it's a website that's geared towards ranking with adsense, but where is the money made? Do you need a CPA, are they tiny tiny niche stores, or are they just content sites with ads on them? See, I get the idea of what they are, but I don't understand how money is made with them.
     
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    3-5 Page content sites aimed at easy-medium competition keywords. Insert adsense ads, adsense pays you. Money.
     
  3. keyex

    keyex Registered Member

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    That just sounds too easy. So basically.
    Register Domain for "fog machines"
    Apply Wordpress Template
    Make 5 pages of content rather it's useful or not, just so it's there.
    Adense.
    Money.
    Repeat x 30 with other easy keywords

    I mean if you do that 30 times, and each makes $10 per day, then thats 100k a year. It cant be THAT easy.
     
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    You forgot the SEO. This is where most fail.
     
  5. keyex

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    And I probably forgot it because I'm new to the SEO field. See, If I'm making a store for a medium-kinda hard keyword, id do mostly whitehat SEO because I want to be sure it stays around, but if I'm making 30 websites that makes $10 I dont think it matters if one or two are banned every other week. Wouldn't it be easy to just blast 10,000 links at them everyday? For an easy-medium competition keyword I dont think it'd take more than 2 or 3 months to get them on page one. Maybe I'm completely wrong, but that's why I made this thread, to learn.
     
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    seo-dude BANNED BANNED

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    If you know these things what's need for this question? All you required was a bit of search.
     
  7. travanx

    travanx Regular Member

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    It's not that easy to get the right keyword and have people click the ads. Ranking can be hard as well.

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  8. keyex

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    I asked this question because I wasnt sure what it was about. I had an idea, but I wasnt sure, so I'm double checking what I already know, and I'm learning what I dont already know.

    If I find a keyword with 6k searches per month, and low competition, then it's a good keyword, isnt it? If I'm only making websites with text content and media content, and not a product I need to sell, then OCI or commercial intent doesnt really matter, does it? It doesnt have to be a BUY keyword. It just has to be a website people will click on.
     
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    You got it right, that's exactly what a MFA is.
     
  10. keyex

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    ..See that's why I'm so confused. Maybe I'm wrong about SEO being so easy, and that's why I dont get this.
    Anything as easy as making a wordpress site, with a wordpress theme, with crappy content spanning 5 pages, then taking maybe an hour out of your day to blast a bunch of links at it, for a keyword that's pretty easy to discover, could potentially make you 100k/year. with 30 websites making $10/day
     
  11. Gantz

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    Your first mistake is blasting a bunch of links at it. If you think you'll get a good Google ranking in today's SEO climate by blasting a ton of links your site will just end up getting penalized. Nowadays it's definitely quality over quantity in link building.
     
  12. keyex

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    Well not just that, but there are so many automated SEO tools here that could be used to rank it with barely any work.
     
  13. Gantz

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    Those automated SEO tools are actually a lot of work, not just to learn them properly but nowadays to learn what constitutes a quality backlink. That is why the Google Panda update killed so many MFA sites that were ranking based off spammy backlink profiles built by SEO tools. There is still a big place for Scrapebox in SEO but it's not in blasting spammy backlinks at a MFA site anymore.
     
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    The key here is ranking, that you aren't gonna get it just by blasting links. The backlinks has to be of some quality and no compromise on content. And the important thing is to choose the keyword which has low competition, which is very difficult if not impossible, so that your SEO + content part can be compromised to an extent. And search engines will not have any other option but to show your site in the results and you make a merry out of it until you've some competition.
     
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    So is this still a practical way to make a side income, or is it just as much work as any other business? Reading posts from 2011 it sounded like people set up sites, blasted links for an hour a day, and let the money come in.

    Have the google updates changed things to the point that SEO-ing 30 websites to make $10 is unpractical, or do people still do this? I can name 10 keywords right now with low competition and more than 5000 searches per month.
     
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    It's like give and take, when you offer what people searches there's always a possibility to earn money, google being a mediator :). And now this has become difficult but not dead. People always searches for new things and you can cash it out being smart.
    I definitely won't try this method after pandas and penguins and when I am sure this is not gonna survive long.
     
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    Ultimately, it's up to you to decide if it's worth the investment. You shouldn't ever just be throwing links at a site and hoping for good results. You need to test an SEO method that works, and apply it to every site you build. If the expected return is not worth your time and effort, then it simply isn't a viable business model. As I said, it's all about the SEO.
     
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    It's only easy on the forums. In the real world, it's not that easy. If it were, we'd all be millionaires.
     
  19. swi7ch

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    Lies! I bought this new WSO for $7 that says I can make $10K a month!!! I mean, watta steal right?!?! Spend 7 bucks to learn the secret in order to earn 10K/mo