In my recent monthly report, I sold one of my niche website’s because I’m too busy. Problem is… I can’t keep my hands clean.
I keep finding insanely easy keywords and I just can’t let them slide by. I can’t help myself and dive right back into building passive income websites then ranking them.
My SEO strategies for these keywords are simple. I want to share it with you.
Are you ready for my ranking secret?
I’m sure this is a common strategy, but it’s one that’s been so effective for me… especially for 2015. It’s making me money and that’s all that matters.
These sites are built for income and that’s it, that’s the main focus. We are going to use high PR backlinks to rank them.
Some would ay PA doesn’t matter and this is somewhat true however they still hold juice for backlinks.
UPDATE: Word on the street is that Weebly doesn’t index free accounts anymore. It’s total BS, just force index them with Google URL submit and they index. Also old scrapped Weebly accounts still index it’s only the new ones that they claim don’t index.
Another Update: This still works with the new Tumblr redirect. Nothing has changed and it still passes juice.
What We Need For This
- A nice easy keyword
- High PA Tumblrs
- High PA Weebly’s
- Social Signals
- Articles (if you outsource them)
Before we get started with this, I need to talk about easy keywords and what they are.
To me, an easy keyword is something with a keyword competitiveness score of 20 or below.
Now, there is much debate on forums that it’s impossible to find easy keywords anymore with good search volume.
I disagree, with a bit of work and Long Tail Pro I found this a week ago, it’s my new project.
- 2 Words
- Review keyword: People looking to buy
- 2900 local monthly searches: Not including worldwide
- Keyword competition of 12
This keyword is dynamite, I’m going to start and rank my blog with the strategy I’m about to show you.
let’s get down to business.
This image shows you how I structure my SEO backlinking. I’ve also added some rankings from one of my existing niche websites.
One thing I would like to point out in the world of SEO, there is no guide that can rank every site and get you traffic. People claim they have guides that will rank anything.
They promise 1st positions in Google, Promises in SEO are complete rubbish.
Knowone can predict number 1 Google rankings, The professionals who don’t promise anything, get stuck into the job and work hard to get results.
The real pros usually have a reputation to uphold so you can tell them apart from the promise makers anyway.
I test all my strategies over and over again for the best outcomes. I’ve tried this on many sites with keyword competitions of 23 or less.
I don’t always rely on the competition metrics, I do a lot of manual research. My article on keyword research & competition analysis will show you exactly how I do it.
I’m not going to lie and tell you my strategy will work for any keyword, I’ve only tested it on keywords with 23 or less.
Anything above 24 I can’t speak for. It will most likely work though, I just haven’t tested it. All you would have to do is expand this strategy. You can also build a private blog network for more juice.
Buying Social Signals
When I start my ranking plan the first thing I do is buy social signals.
Like it or not a study from Search Metrix shows that social engagement plays a part in ranking factors.
This is another debate I see on forums quite often. Some say they don’t do anything, the only way to know is to test it so that’s what I did.
I buy my signals from This Guy, I buy this and get it on a drip feed.
Using High PA Tumblrs
Here’s where things get a little more interesting.
With SEO, building backlinks are one of the main fundamentals that build authority and gets a site ranked.
Off page SEO is basically broken down like this
- Niche/Money – Main website
- Tier 1 – A site like a free web 2.0 blog linked to your main site
- Tier 2 – More links linking to your web 2.0 that links to you money site
- Tier 3 – Even more links linking to the links that link to your web 2.0.
- PBN – Private Blog Networks are also sometimes used for extra juice
- Tons more strategies can be used, but we’re concentrating on web 2.0s.
If you need tips on how to do On-page SEO then Brian Deans article on this is the one you need to read. On-Page SEO: Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Page.
This image might help. This is just an example of the work that goes into link building. There are heaps of different ways to build links.
The short answer, you need to build a complex link structure that takes time. In my strategy, I just build tier 1s that already have links pointing to them.
Example, If you build or pay someone to build you a free Tumblr or Weebly with no links pointing to it, nothing will happen.
Without any links going to that web 2.0 the chances of Google recognizing the backlink to your niche site and giving it authority are pretty slim. It becomes an orphan page.
This is why I buy Tumblers and Weebly’s that already have links going to them. This saves me so much time.
Right, now where can you buy Tumblr’s?
This is my main source, he has the cheapest Tumblers around. He will also sell you Weebly’s if you ask him.
Source Market is where I buy mine most of the time if I’m not scraping them myself.
Setting Up The Tumblr
I like to use these because all I need to do is upload a picture with a little bit of text then drop the link. No big articles needed.
I start with at least 10 and see how they go first, The harder the keyword the more I add.
Now you’re going to need some sort of VPN, anything that can change your IP. I use Hide My Ass.
Every time you sign into a Tumblr, you need to use a different IP and make sure you have a clean browser. Clear the history between logins, this minimizes footprints left behind.
Once you’re signed in, if the profile doesn’t have an avatar make sure you upload one. We want the page profile to look legit.
Next, upload a related image with some text and a link back to your website.
The image above is an example of a Tumblr I did for my article about making money selling domains. It’s now ranked 3rd for “Domain flipping”.
- I uploaded a related image
- Made a small description
- Linked out to Flippa.com for an outbound link
- Linked to my site with a naked URL
- Added some tags
Google picked this Tumblr up 8 days later out of 3 that I made.
When linking to your site it’s very important to use diversity. I had a site of mine get penalized recently because I left the SEO work up to someone else. I was too busy to do it myself, what a huge mistake that was.
They did all my anchor text with my main keyword so Google picked it up as spam.
Anchor text I use
- Naked URL – Like in above image
- Brand name – Online Dimes
- Keyword – Whatever your keyword is
- Others – “click here” “this site” etc
Mix it up a little and Google will love you. I only recommend doing 3-4 Tumblrs a day.
Once you have created the profiles you can let them sit and wait for Google to pick them up. To speed things up you can use the Google URL submit site.
Adding Extra Juice With Weebly Sites
I then add 1 or 2 high PA Weebly 2.0 websites. I usually add 1 then I’ll add another 3-4 weeks later if I need it.
This works just the same as my Tumblr Method, you will need to use 2 articles that are at least 400 words long. You should include your main keywords and LSI keywords in it so Google knows what it’s about.
Once you have the article you will need to sign into the Weebly and set it up so it’s a blog. Once done, make the first blog post.
With the first post throw in a link that links out to a related authority site like a Wiki page. Then leave it for about 4 days.
Then log back in and upload the second article, In this article link out to your own website and sometimes I like to throw another outbound link in…. Maybe to a Facebook page or something.
With both articles, it’s a good idea to upload images with them.
Adding a “contact” and “about” page is something you should also consider adding.
“The site” Is linked to an authority site
“Increasing your network” is linked to the niche/money site.
You can use Link Centaur to get them indexed faster, it’s free.
Adding A Pinterest To The Mix
This step isn’t necessary, but I do it anyway.
It’s free to sign up so why not. Any link is a good link even if it’s no follow, just as long as it’s not spam.
Pinterest has good share signal strength and I find it easier to get followers on this platform than others.
Once signed up all I do is start a board then upload a few niche related images with a link to my Main website.
To get followers, I follow niche related accounts and boards until I get up to around 300 followers. By this time, my images should have a few repins.
I will then upload some more Images to squeeze out some more repins. This is all I do and every repin spreads my URL to other people while creating backlinks.
To automate the process you can use Pinterest bots, this starts to get more advanced and I don’t recommend it if you don’t know how to set one up.
I started an account a week ago so you can see an example.
When checking for Backlinks try and do it in the Google Webmaster Tools, Most 3rd party backlink checkers are inaccurate.
This is from the Google Webmasters “links to site” for one of my niche sites. It shows 26 Tumblrs linking in. I tried it on some 3rd party sites and they only show 1-3.
Essentially what I’m doing here is building little Private Networks (PBNs) with high pr backlinks. I sometimes buy SEO but I want to stop it all together because one guy stole one of my niches and outranked me.
I’ve tested this over and over again and so far it’s worked very well. My biggest issue is time and I’m always busy. This speeds things up and it’s perfect for the keywords I’m trying to rank for.
To do this, it only cost around $30-60 Depending on where you buy the Tumblrs and articles. So it’s worth a try.