I think the most efficient way we can all learn to master internet marketing and SEO is to constantly try new things and document our attempts and failures. The more we can test as a community and report our progress, the quicker we will all become rich!
This is why I am making a journal here as I progress through one of my tests. Here are the details:
Test: Can Fiverr and an EMD (Exact Matching Domain) put a website in the top search engine rankings. If not, what are the results?
The Subject: I am not going to give my exact keyword or domain away... (Or maybe I will later, IDK yet...) But here are some details you should know:
1. I bought the domain on June 19th of this year, and let it sit. Now it is 3 to 4 months old, so I think it has enough age to let me link-build at a decent pace. (Of course I wont take it too far.) Again, this is an EMD.
2. The search term only gets about 500-1000 searches a month. However, I can convert this niche to a CPA offer in which I have had great success. So my estimate is that if I rank number 1 for the keyword I will be adding another $200 per month of income to my portfolio.
3. Competition is pretty light. Most of the top ranking pages don't even have the exact search term in the title. Most also do not have more than 30 inbound links each (according to Yahoo!)
3. I will be documenting every step I take along the way, including my SERP's.
Here are the basics of the strategy and gigs I will be implementing:
Week 1 : Social bookmarking, directory submissions, and social media advertising. (I want to establish natural website growth.)
Week 2 : More social bookmarking, throw in some blog comments.
Week 3 : Purchase (through Fiverr) some high PR blogroll links.
Week 4 : Purchase more social media gigs. Also purchase some forum profiles.
Week 5 : More blog comments, add some more high PR blogroll links.
Week 6 : High PR blogroll links, blog comments, forum posts.
Week 7 - 8 : More of all of the above... we will see what is working.
This should give us all a look into the effectiveness, (or lack of effectiveness) of Fiverr.
I am sure I left some things out, so feel free to ask questions.
Otherwise, you should subscribe to this thread if you are interested in seeing the results and participating with my discussion.
BTW, current rank for keyword = not ranked