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Why Content Is King (is a crock of shit...)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by antichrist, May 29, 2015.

  1. antichrist

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    As some of you know, I have been slowly working on a fitness authority site. It gets a couple hundred visitors a day and is only 2 months old. Despite this, I was able to earn a homepage legit pr7 backlink.

    Here is how I did it:

    Step 1: Decided to play with reddit. Found a massive subreddit, wrote an article in 5 minutes (probably the shittiest writing I have ever done).

    Step 2: Put some amazon affiliate links in this shitty article for good measure.

    Step 3: Submit to subreddit.

    Step 4: Ask a few friends on skype for an upvote.

    Step 5: Gain 15k visitors a day, get told my writing is worse than a 5 year old.

    Step 6: Wait 2 weeks, and get a pr7 backlink..... THEY INCLUDED MY AFFILIATE LINK on the quote they put on their website lolololololol.

    Step 7: Make a shitload of sales.

    Here are the stats of the website I got the link from. Not bad for 5 minutes!

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  2. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    "get told my writing is worse than a 5 year old."

    People love rambling online about things that offend them or annoy them lol. Great way to gain links for sure.
     
  3. antichrist

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    Oh it was bad man. Worst piece of writing on my website by far.
     
  4. cottonwolf

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    reddit is full of trolls and toxic time wasters. they love to waste time and hate being sold to, but they've got some nice chicks posting pictures on nsfw r every day.
     
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    Yeah content is not king, idk how people believe that crap
     
  6. antichrist

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    Gonewild wasting your time lately?

    Ya. It just has to be good enough to pass a manual review imo if I am building a big site.
     
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    Let me see you convert some sales with spun content or $5/600words articles.
     
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    Super easy if you are targeting end users who have already been convinced they want the product and are just looking for a discount or a link.
     
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    dammit, will you dudes stop changing your minds and agree on something! Last week content was king, now this week its bloody backlinks lol
     
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    Content is indeed king but for the users not the search engines. Shitty content won't convert (in 99% of cases) however it can rank if you know what you are doing, although not for the long term.

    People often confuse the saying "content is king" and think they can rank a website with content only without backlinks. Give me a break, no you can't unless you are building massive authority sites with thousands of articles with perfect on-site and interlinking.

    You need "king" content for end users to convert them to buy something (which is how you make money after all), because even if you are the best guru in the world for SEO and rank sites #1, you won't make shit unless your content converts.
     
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    Wow! I've never thought that with this type of tactic you could bring such a massive amount of people from reddit to your site. What was your conversion rate and what type of content did you create? Just curious!
     
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    I've seen both the article and the backlink... both are hilarious lol!

    I wouldn't fully agree on the quality of the article, you got a great writing style that makes even a 5-minute article interesting but the article is not detailed whatsoever. Great way to obtain a PR7 backlink anyhow, that's for sure.
     
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    Like I said above, you can easily convert them if they are end users. This site I am working on I have not really been building any links to at all and is already at a steady 200+ visitors a day. That being said, I did do most of the content myself.

    Conversion rate was low. I do not remember exactly what it was. The content was just an overview of a weird piece of equipment that many people would love to mock and go "how could that be possible" to urge discussion and sharing.

    This was a few weeks ago, but I think it was around a few hundred dollars if I remember correctly.

    Thanks for the vote of confidence XD.