As I mentioned the other day, SEO really hasn’t changed much, even after Google Penguin and Panda. If you ask the average forum goer they will tell you a different story. If you ask Matt Cutts he will DEFINITELY tell you a different story, but if you ask an “in the trenches” SEO like myself, you’ll find that if you ignore the fear mongering and just doing some SEO, it’s just as easy as it ever was to get ranked.
I sent out an email to everyone a few days ago telling them about my backyard gardening site (backyardgardening.org) reaching the #1 spot in google. That’s the site I used as an example in my Article Builder Video, just to show people how to setup up sites in AB. That site now ranks #1 in Google for “backyard gardening” which is a 12,000+ broad global monthly search phrase.
I’ve also recently got AccurankTracker up as high as the #4 spot (currently #6) for “rank tracker” a 22,000+ broad global monthly search phrase.
And many more… #1 for “private proxy list” etc. etc. etc.
How Do I Do It?
The same way it’s been done for years. The same way I’ve achieved top 5 rankings for MEGA competitive phrases over the past 8 years like:
Make Money Online
And the same way I’ve acheived top 10 rankings (usually #1) for hundreds, if not thousands, of other, more long-tail phrases.
I’m currently using SEnuke XCr and DLP to build first tier links all the way to 3 tiers deep (tiered links are links linking to links linking to your money site.) In the near future I’ll migrate over to using the new SEO service that Jonathan Leger and I are developing. But it really doesn’t matter what you use, what matters is that you’re using SOMETHING or someone to generate backlinks to your sites.
I don’t have ANY set and forget backlink campaign strategy. I just vary the backlink anchor text to include a few obscure phrases like “original source” and “click here” while including several exact match and related phrases to my target phrase. And then I vary the backlink types across various different sources like web directories, rss directories, blog comments, social bookmarks etc. etc.
For a newer site I don’t overdo it. No more than a few hundreds backlinks a month for a new site. For an older site no more than 1,000 or so per month. Rinse and repeat.
It works. You can listen to the fear mongers, lead by Matt Cutts, or you can do some SEO and see what works. The fact is, backlinks equal rankings, just like they have for the past 8+ years that I’ve been doing SEO.
I haven’t posted much over the past few months, and for good reason. I’ve been hard at work testing out some old and new backlink strategies on both old and new sites. What we’re finding, which is really what we expected, based off of our own personal SEO efforts lately, is that contrary to what Google would like you to think, SEO really hasn’t changed all that much.
LINKS are still king in the SEO world. You can argue all you want, you can quote Matt Cutts all you want, but the proof is in the pudding as they say [...] Continue Reading…
Back in November of 2004 when I put up my very first website, I had literally no knowledge at all on web technologies. I barely knew how to use my computer, let alone create a website or run an email list. But over the years I learned little by little, mainly by just trying things, breaking things and fixing things.
When I look back, there are some things I wish I never would have spent any time at all on, but there are other things that I REALLY wish I would have spent much more time and energy on … [...] Continue Reading…
(It isn’t often that I publish guest posts, but with foreign market SEO being greatly ignored, I felt that the article (below) that Christian presented to me needed some exposure. Enjoy!)
It goes without saying that you want to get web traffic to your foreign-language website or blog. SEO is one of the best ways to do this.
Get it right and potential buyers will see your site in the results and click through, leaving you in a position to seal the deal.
On the other hand, a wrong move with your SEO and you could end up with what [...] Continue Reading…
As Zig Ziglar once said, “You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” So today I’d like to try something a little unorthodox and different.
You have questions and I have answers (maybe not to every question, but you get the point.) So lets hear them. I promise to answer every single question that is asked related to Internet Marketing… making money online in general up to 100 questions on this post.
You can ask either via the Facebook comment section below the post, or (below the facebook comments) through the [...] Continue Reading…
I started my Internet Marketing career back in 2004, writing articles as a “ghost writer” and selling them for $11 per 350 word article. Then I learned how to promote my website (my only website at the time) with articles (along with SEO and other marketing techniques,) and started making a few bucks from adsense and affiliate sales. Then I learned how to write an ebook and I sold that ebook, which taught people how to effectively market with articles, and made tens of thousands of dollars with that. So I wrote more ebooks and made much more money [...] Continue Reading…
When I first got into affiliate marketing I would always concentrate on increasing traffic (build a bigger list, get higher rankings etc.) I had a one-track mind and the only thing that made me happy was more eyeballs on my affiliate promos, whether they were promos to my email lists, traffic to affiliates sites or something else… it didn’t matter. I only cared about more traffic.
After a year or two of small to moderate success here and there, I would frequently look through all of my affiliate promotions and try to find trends. Why did “this” promo do so [...] Continue Reading…
If you’ve been online for long enough, whether you were an Internet Marketer back then or not, you may remember that back in the 90′s a website owner could get his website ranked by simply stuffing a bunch of keywords on the pages. Which is why it was common to find a website and see hundreds, even thousands, of keywords down at the bottom. Sometimes they would use the same font color as the background, so the keywords couldn’t even be seen. And it worked! Websites got ranked and the owners of those websites made a lot of money.
Back [...] Continue Reading…
About a year or so ago me and a friend started a secondary business to provide Internet Marketing services to offline businesses. In this article I’m going to reveal what our biggest money maker has been and exactly how we do it.
We’ve made money with other things as well and I highly recommend offering everything you have to offer, but this may be a good start if you’ve been considering the notion of offering IM services offline. Or, if you’ve already started, this may be something that helps you increase profits.
The technique is fairly simple actually and somewhat inexpensive, [...] Continue Reading…
For nearly 8 years I used a strategy to get little sites ranked and profiting in as little as a week or two. The strategy still worked after the big “Panda” update and even after the “Penguin” update. So I write a report, release it, and a few days later half of the sites I created using that method (but not just them) are gone from the top 10 of Google.
Am I so powerful that a billion dollar company changed because of my 33 page report? Not likely But the fact is they have changed. It was definitely [...] Continue Reading…