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Whitelabel SEO/Traffic Generation? Canonicalized

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Grimxonic, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Grimxonic

    Grimxonic Newbie

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    Hello,

    I have a Whitelabel site that is canonicalized, is it ever possible for it to show up in a search result page? Bing says my URL has appeared organically in search 2 times. Robots are allowed and I customized my Metadata, is it worth it to invest in SEO such as Link Building? Or would that not help my site rank up at all?

    I was also thinking about buying high-quality blog posts or non-spam comments, but if it wouldn't increase my ranking and only generate traffic, are there better options? What are a few ways I could generate traffic (both free and paid) to a Whitelabel? I am already advertising on forums/blogs related, have set up social media profiles, and tried some cheapo traffic resellers (MaxVisits and TrafficMasters, think it was all bots). I was also thinking I could purchase a "site review" on a bigger site. Anything to get the creative juices flowing for me?

    Thank you for taking the time to read this, and any knowledge or help you can provide!
     
  2. MatthewGraham

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    Hi,

    Yes, you can definitely rank a whitelabel product/site. Yes, SEO is a good investment. You would likely want to learn more about the subject area before hiring for it. It's easy to spend too much on the wrong projects or even accidentally detrimental projects when you are new to SEO.

    The first thing you would probably want to look into is keyword research. What are you trying to rank for? Do you already rank #1 for your whitelable's brand name? If not, that's probably the first thing you should look into. This post that I made a while ago has recommendations for making your brand look good in brand-related searches:
    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/branding-2-3-hour-branding-for-new-websites-domains.959225/

    Most services that offer "guest post" (posts on other people's blogs) are actually selling posts on websites that don't have a real userbase. You generally won't get any real traffic from them. Same with traffic resellers. They are generally botted. Which is useful for certain things. But 99% of the time they will not bring you real traffic or direct sales.

    In terms of what you can do to generate traffic and sales ASAP, social media marketing is generally the fastest way to get results. Reddit marketing is fairly straightforward with a great ROI when done correctly. Here is some of my recommended reading on the topic:

    Social Media Marketing (Mostly Reddit; Concepts Apply to Most Platforms)
    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/b...nternal-marketing-guide.953359/#post-10196243
     
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  3. Grimxonic

    Grimxonic Newbie

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    Thanks so much for your response! I'm glad to hear SEO will be a good investment. I'll be sure to read much more about SEO before purchasing anything, especially some of the fancier looking packages here on BHW. I should not have been so naive and done a bit more research before buying from those traffic resellers, there wasn't much information on them and the reviews were by people like me who simply commented on the fact that they received a lot of visitors for a low investment. I'll try my hand at some Reddit advertising after reading all posted material. You offer very wise advice and information, I appreciate it deeply. What can I do that is safe/smart to begin some long term traffic generation? Since SEO methods will be less effective for my canonicalized Whitelabel, I was thinking a large amount of backlinks. Thank you again man.
     
  4. MatthewGraham

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    You're welcome.

    Traffic resellers tend to be good for things like pumping up numbers or similar, which can sometimes be useful. But, yes, not real traffic.

    Is there a particular reason why SEO seems like it would be less effective for the whitelabel site? Seems like it should work fine. In terms of long-term traffic:
    • Reddit can also be a safe/smart source of long term traffic. If you get a link on the top of all time on a subreddit (you might look into upvote bots/paying for upvotes to help posts get momentum), people will still see it over the long term, even though the biggest surge of traffic comes in the first 12-36 hours from the time of the original post (generally).
    • Long-tail keywords are a good place to start for SEO (re: keyword research is probably the first thing you want to look into when new to SEO). Long-tail keywords meaning specific variations on keywords:
      • Instead of trying to rank #1 for "Buy shoes" aim for "buy size 12 slipons blue"
      • Instead of "buy hats" rank for "how to keep the sun out of your eyes at a baseball game" (and then within your post say something like "buy our hats pls")
      • Etc
    Also, backlinks are generally considered to be part of SEO. A backlink is generally a term used to refer to links made for the purpose of pushing a result up in the search engine results pages (SERPs). This is in contrast to, for example, a link for the purpose of driving traffic. Also, generally quality over quantity is a good idea for backlinking. Generally avoid packages like "100,000 blog comments" unless you know what you're doing with them.
     
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  5. Grimxonic

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    I thought SEO would be less effective because I was under the impression that Google and other SE heavily penalize "canonicalized" sites or duplicate content. I submitted my sitemap to Google and all the URLs were blocked, however Bing accepted it and is crawling my site. Hmm Reddit seems like a high quality free source of both short and semi-long term traffic, especially when posting smart and in the right subreddits at the right times. You've given me a lot to think about, I gotta start being creative on long tail keywords to get some real good targeted traffic and more/simple authority. I'm also going to start building my brand and reputation/trust early.

    Thanks for the advice. There is so much more content to read and ideas to research now.