#3 Out Of 195,000,000 competing sites

by TKO
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Having been part of this forum for a while I'd like to offer something back.

By no means is this a secret, magic or anything else that games the system.

This involves alot of sweat and tears and alot of elbow grease. But if you are willing to replicate this, you can dominate any niche. That's right any niche!

If you take the long term approach, you can climb even the biggest mountain. I hear alot of warriors saying, go for the low hanging fruit, long tail keywords and so on. Why! If you are willing to work, write about your passion or something that inspires you if its profitable.

This is what I have done to date (duration so far 8 months)

1. Content, but not just any bullshit, real original content that looks to inspire, teach, educate and touch the emotions. You want to build a community with plenty of returning visitors. The more pages you have google index, the more love you will recieve and the higher PR value your site will recieve.

2. Once you have a decent amount of content ( I did this after 10 posts), pay one of those services to submit your site to the directories. I know many warriors will argue that this is no longer practible or viable, but I did it anyway. I'm not preaching any method just explaining what I did. The service I used was SubmitEdge and the job they did was fantastic.

3. Submitted articles to Ezine and a handful of other directories. There is plenty of information here on the forum so I'm not going to explain the ins and outs of article marketing. (I read & listened to Tim G, Steve Wags, Andrew Hansen, Josh Spaulding & Allen Graves) Learn't alot and could never repay this guys for the information they provide.

4. Built my own little network around the main site. Squidoo and other web 2.0 sites and worked on them to increase their presence in the Serps. After a while the PR goodness and juices start to flow to your site. The backlinks that I've found to work best are within the posts. Links within posts from relevant sites are the backlinks you should chase.

5. Joined Unique Article Wizard and went on an article writting spree and submitted like crazy. Set each article to 50 submissions a day and never got sandboxed. Result, not alot of traffic, but a shit load of backlinks.

6. Joined Matt Callen's MyArticleNetwork and proceeded to write and submit articles. This service is by far the best because it allows you to add 3 backlinks within the article you write, which inevitably end up on a blog network of over 10,000 blogs. For me this has been a real winner, backlinks and a decent amount of traffic. Not only that, my blog authority since joining this service has skyrocketed and technorati is now showing me some love.

7. While all this was going on, I still added content to my blog. Original posts, the best content I could possibly write. Post length average is about 1,000 words. I'm not writting for the sake of writting or rewritting rubbish. Great Content, so the visitors that find my site are returning visitors. ( trust me returning visitors has a snowball effect)

8. Social Bookmark the shit out of your articles, network and main site. This has worked well for me. My Digg account has over 1,000 friends, once i submit something new, share it. Get them to vote it up. My propeller account has over 60 friends, but gooood friends. Once I share my posts with these guys, they prop up my article and guarantees me first page status with a dofollow backlink from a PR8. Sitting on the front page gives me an avalanche of traffic (not targetted I know, but traffic isn't my objective for this) Certain posts from these sites dominate the serps during the madness. Once they settle, this juice is passed on to my main site. Tip: If you can get 10 props from Propeller in a short period of time, you will get front page status and all the juice your site can handle.

9. If you follow the above, your network by now will have acquired some love from the serps and the PR of your network will have increased. Breaking news within your niche, no problem, write a post about it using the exact keywords, and like magic, your on top of the hill for that keyword.

10. As your site grows, its always a good idea to interlink your site. Certain keywords you want to rank for, use them as anchor links within your posts to other relevent posts on your blog. Trust me it helps and for some reason Yahoo loves it.

11. Started Outsourcing- Once you gain momentum you want to lift the bar.

Services used- Kathleen a fellow warrior started writting articles for me.
Another warrior started to write my UAW articles for submission.
James from the RichJerks.net(warrior also) further social bookmarked my site using his service called the authority bookmark. Can't recommend this service enough. Quick, proof of work and guess what, it F&^%ing works like a treat.

12. Continued to write posts for my site with the bots visiting daily now. Good times.

13. Guest posts on relevant Authority blogs. Once you start to dominate the serps other bloggers and site owners start to knock on your door. This is an excellent way to network. I've done several guest posts on the condition that I could have 2 backlinks within the posts. No problems. This is gold. Find the authority sites in your niche and write a few posts for them. Remeber backlinks within the posts.

14. Fast forward till now (after 8 months) I no longer worry about backlinks. Others link to my site. As long as I continue to write and update the site, I've managed to stay on the first page of google. It fluctuates between #3 and 9# out of 195,000,000 sites and I just keep adding content.

15. End result, traffic, traffic, traffic. Not just any traffic, targetted traffic.

16. The keyword I rank for has 19 million searches a month. Uniques are always climbing. But the returning visitors are the key. It snowballs every single month when I go over the stats from google Analytics.

Hope this helps or even inspires you to finally write about something you love. If your passion has alot of competition, so fu^&*ing what. Work and in a years time you will reap the rewards.

If you have any questions, shoot away I'm happy to answer or clarify things. If this is common knowledge I apologise in advance.

Before I go, On site SEO, why bother to learn it. There are plenty of themes that are optimised already for you. If you're going to worry about anything, worry about great content and more pages for google to index.

Love to hear your comments......Thomas
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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Crooks
    Fantastic stuff and you are absolutely right about adding quality content to your site. I would just like to add that for the people out there who can't write articles themselves then it really is worth outsourcing this part of the job. You are an inspiration!
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    • Profile picture of the author TKO
      Thank you so much Steve, really appreciate your feedback.

      I'd also like to add, I've only been blogging for 8 months, I'm no SEO expert but this is what has worked for me.

      I'm not selling, not preaching, I want to honestly help others. It's the greatest feeling to set out to accomplish something and you finally wake up and it's done.
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      • Profile picture of the author Saidar
        Excellent work! 19 Million searches? Are you serious? Damn!

        i believe you are now the richest person on this forum
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        • Profile picture of the author Saidar
          Would you do us the honor and share that website with us? I really want to see how it looks! I don't think you have to worry about warriors copying your niche, your site is too big and too old nobody is going to catch up on you
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeMorgan
        Hey Thomas,

        You have really thrown a very practical and informative post.

        I am rally a big believer that fresh and high quality articles bring lots of links and value to your websites and you have really shown us this key insight in your post.

        You are now positioned a very good status to drive highly targeted traffic to your website.

        I advice you, now, that you should device a system to optimally use your visitors.

        Thanks.

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        • Profile picture of the author amitcor
          woww man, i can see why you are ranked so high.
          great information , thank you so much!!

          i would really love to know out of those 19,000,000 that search your keyword a month, how many are actually clicking your site?

          thanks again!
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        • Profile picture of the author TKO
          @Saidar, richest man on the forum? Far from it. When i started blogging I wasn't thinking about the money. Even 8 months down the track my blog is not monetized. My initial goal was to build a site with great content and to build a community. The site actually costs me money running because I keep using up all my allocated bandwidth. Not to mention I crashed my server 3 times in the last 2 months.

          @Andy, thanks mate. I've been following your comments for a while and learnt a great deal from you in terms of SEO. Your feedback and suggestions are what make this forum the best. Warriors helping warriors leverage their efforts. 2 thumbs up.

          @Mike Morgan, although I've been on this forum for a while, i've never really taken action. Read all the latest tricks and secrets but never acted upon them. Like I said, I'm 8 months into this and I haven't monetized the traffic.

          For all other warriors, just start. Set small weekly goals and before you know it, not only are you doing it, you're becoming an authority within your niche.

          When I first started I wanted 10 quality posts on my blog. I didn't worry about anything else. No visitors? So what, they will come I thought.

          After 10 posts I started SEO and still only posted quality posts.

          Before you know it, your site grows and it motivates you. You then outsource or leverage your efforts with some programmes and then you start to dominate the SERPS and have a significant following.

          Next step for me, monetization and maybe one day, one day I can do this for a living.

          The Warrior forum is full of seeds. If you take these seeds and soil them and look after them, just like a tree grows, so will these seeds into a money making site. It will not happen overnight, but it will happen.

          My site is 8 months old and I still haven't made any money. But the money tree is growing and one day I will enjoy the fruits of my labour.
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          • Profile picture of the author TKO
            @amitcor, the keyword I talk about is so generic that if you use add ons, (and there are many) the monthly searches increase even further. Keyword searches vary in numbers depending on the tool you use and yes the numbers and searches differ each month.

            The point I was trying to make is that the keyword I'm optimized for is searched and worth pursuing.
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            • Profile picture of the author Saidar
              TKO,

              Respect!

              I have one question, do you use wordpress? What plugins do you use?
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              • Profile picture of the author ebuyer123
                Can all these be on an auto pilot mode?

                I mean...say for some reasons you are unable to update your site(s) or blog network?

                Then the SERP ranking is falling back to square 1...?!

                Just asking anyway

                Thanks for all the good tips.
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                • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
                  Iwas looking at unique article wizard, it sounds like something that could save a lot of time.

                  But then again I don;t think I'll bother, as there are a couple of Good article directories out there, apart from Ezine and submitting to them 3 has a good powerful effect.

                  Anyhow congrats with the achievement, now Go Bigger.

                  Finally and out of interest why not share your site considering it's at the top of Google and has taken a lot of hard work it's highly unlikely anyone will try to take that spot from you...
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  • Profile picture of the author AndyBlackSEO
    Well done Thomas. Reading your post is the perfect reason for people to stop sitting on the fence spectating and actually put their plans into action.

    Great stuff!

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    Excellent points made there and sounds like you know what you are doing. It takes a few years of practise to get all that down to a tee but well worth it when you can take several methods as shown and build a successful site around them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    Wonderful post, TKO!

    I hope this can serve as a starting point for those who are seeing some results but are not getting that push which they need to gather the momentum you are referring to.

    Very well done!

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  • Profile picture of the author askloz
    nice post, but dude, 195 million competing sites? nah... PAGES, not sites.

    Plus those pages are not your true competition.

    click on the preferences link at the top of google S.E. and choose 100 from the drop downline to see how many results you want to see on the first page.

    then enter allintitle:"keyword phrase", then scroll down and hit the 10th page link. That's how many your average competing PAGES are.

    Do the same for inurl:"keyword prhase", and the same for intext:"your keyword phrase", add them up, and divide by 3 to get average.
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    • Profile picture of the author Stephen Crooks
      That is a good method Loz that I use quite a lot myself when looking at real competition. I guess the point is though how many pages out of those 195 million Google see as worthy of indexing. It is all about good traffic to your page though at the end of the day and with a good keyword phrase with bundles of searches a day then he did really well to get to number 3.

      Originally Posted by askloz View Post

      nice post, but dude, 195 million competing sites? nah... PAGES, not sites.

      Plus those pages are not your true competition.

      click on the preferences link at the top of google S.E. and choose 100 from the drop downline to see how many results you want to see on the first page.

      then enter allintitle:"keyword phrase", then scroll down and hit the 10th page link. That's how many your average competing PAGES are.

      Do the same for inurl:"keyword prhase", and the same for intext:"your keyword phrase", add them up, and divide by 3 to get average.
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    Why does someone always have to throw in negativity?!

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  • Profile picture of the author brp002
    This is a great article and yes I started of with long tail keywords and get to the top and now what.... I get like 10 people a month to my website.

    I started working on a celebrities name and got my page on the front page of google and get like 70 hits for thats celebrities names and over 100 with her name somewhere in my keywords.

    If I could redo my last 10 months in SEO would be to not diversify so much and work on 50 different keyword phrases and really just work on 3 because right now 4 keywords are bringing me in 85% of my traffic.

    Great article and I really need to get focused on what I am doing and have had a little taste of how SEO can make you money. But I usally end up giving up... And because SEO can take 6 months to take into effect... 6 months down the road I am getting steady traffic from my work...

    Really lost opportunity. But i guess I can really start now and in 8 months from now which always flys I can look back and really blow up my website.

    Thanks,
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    Excellent inspiration for those who still stay put!
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    • Profile picture of the author TKO
      I made this post to try and inspire some warriors that are always looking for the latest craze or gimmick. Like I've already mentioned, I've been blogging for only 8 months. So Askloz, without a shadow of doubt, you are probably right. Your feedback is fantastic, I will have to investigate it. Thank you.

      Allen Graves, thank you mate, your Website-articles.com - Website articles Resources and Information. This website is for sale! memebership is the best hands down. The directory is up there with Ezine but your newsletter and information is without doubt, the best going around. Keep up the good work.

      Before I forget, I've also submitted my RSS feed to most of the RSS directories.

      If warriors like to add any tips or advice that would be fantastic.

      For those that spend all their time reading, START today. Pick one thing and try and master it.
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      • Profile picture of the author TKO
        @Saidar, sorry mate I missed your question.

        Yes I use wordpress,

        Plug-ins already installed with the theme. The theme is already highly optimised out of the box for SEO purposes.

        The only plug-in I've added is one that Hostgator put in for me to stop my server from crashing with all the social media traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author seer
    Hello
    very nice article,
    question:

    do you have unique content on your blog or are you using that as the original and rewriting to submit to the article networks?

    also where can i get info on : James from the RichJerks.net(warrior also) further social bookmarked my site using his service called the authority bookmark.

    thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author TKO
      Gday Seer,

      My blog only contains 100% original detailed posts. My posts would compare to a chapter in a published book.

      The articles that I distribute are small snippets of the post and once again original. The articles should be brief and leave the reader hanging for more information.

      James bookmarking service (TheRichJerks.Net) can be found by logging into your warrior account.

      Go up to the "search" button and type in Authority bookmarking service. James's WSO should be the first on the list.
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      • Profile picture of the author TKO
        @askloz, thanks for the tip, I just completed it and got the following results

        allintitle:"keyword" 18,300,300
        inurl:"keyword" 11,300,000
        intext:'Keyword" 416,000,000

        Result 148,533,343 competing pages.

        So the result I get is for competing pages not websites.

        Still think its a handy accomplishment.

        Thanks for the heads up.
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        • Profile picture of the author askloz
          you've missed a step mate.

          You never clicked on the 10th result page link at the bottom.

          remember, google will only show 1000 results regardless if it has 2,000 or 200,000,000 resulting pages in its index. By choosing the "100" from the drop down menu in the preferences link on the search engine, saving it, type in your phrase, then clicking the 10th page link, you will see the 195 million results has been reduced to around 300-800 or so. It's these that google deems more relevant to your phrase that you wrap around quotes, since this is phrase match and not broad match which is what we want to find, not single words that match our entire query, we need to match all of the words in our query.

          Then use WebComp Analyst by Jon Ledger and input that phrase into the software, let it run and it'll give you an estimate of how many back links you need to out rank #1 position. or at least get to the first page

          btw
          when you scroll down, you'll see a link that says "we've omitted more results based on the search term" or something or another, but it will only show the ones that google thinks is more relevant to your query.

          Hope this helps.

          Originally Posted by TKO View Post

          @askloz, thanks for the tip, I just completed it and got the following results

          allintitle:"keyword" 18,300,300
          inurl:"keyword" 11,300,000
          intext:'Keyword" 416,000,000

          Result 148,533,343 competing pages.

          So the result I get is for competing pages not websites.

          Still think its a handy accomplishment.

          Thanks for the heads up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron.
    TKO,

    can your process work for my niche site exit-plans<dot>comm

    It's my site for my service business. It's about business appraisals, selling your business, private investors. This is all apart of exit planning.

    Are their certain keywords I should target( non competitive) or just target KW's that deal with my site them even if it has $100,000,000 competing sites?


    Any direction would be appreciated.
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    • Profile picture of the author askloz
      His strategy will work for any site, doesn't matter what the niche is. a site is a site

      Originally Posted by Ron. View Post

      TKO,

      can your process work for my niche site exit-plans<dot>comm

      It's my site for my service business. It's about business appraisals, selling your business, private investors. This is all apart of exit planning.

      Are their certain keywords I should target( non competitive) or just target KW's that deal with my site them even if it has $100,000,000 competing sites?


      Any direction would be appreciated.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ron.
        Thanks Loz. But what about the KW's.....do I target certain keywords or any KW related to my niche?
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        • Profile picture of the author askloz
          Well, it's all about keywords, right. Without them, how we gonna get traffic from the Search Engines bro?

          A good way to start is let's say for instance we were looking to optimize of "Asbestos" niche.

          I'd type that phrase in and take a look at the first 10 websites, except gov sites. And pick out more phrases that I could possibly use.

          Then enter that phrase in again, and pick out another 10, and so on.

          Collect about 100 keywords, run this through keyword elite and pick out 3-4 worded phrases that would pay high in adsense..

          then I would run a script of mine that would look for the search terms, in the manner listed about for allintitle, inurl, etc, and aim for the ones that have less than 100 competing sites.

          then use my other piece of software that goes out there and scraps content off the 100 sites for each phrase, and it's search terms, ie, normal method by entering the phrase, then the others as noted above, ignore duplicate content that it's got before, once it's collected all the content, it rewrites it, normally comes out around 80-95% unique each time, and spits it back out to my sites again. Then it creates a rss feed, spits that out to rss feed directories automatically, and fetches back links for me automatically.

          Within say 2-4 weeks, I'm normally on the first page, while others may take around 4-6 months of continuous automated backlinking.

          I have a set up where it can take a look at these phrases, and automatically detect long phrase keywords based on its parent keyword, if it's not a keyword it's used before, it'll go back out there again and get more content and build my sites for me while I sleep.

          I've got 1124 active sites right now, it makes around 5-10 new ones a week.

          Originally Posted by Ron. View Post

          Thanks Loz. But what about the KW's.....do I target certain keywords or any KW related to my niche?
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          • Profile picture of the author Ron.
            I'll have to copy and paste your post and reread it several times. I am new at this so it's going to take me awhile.


            Thanks
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            • Profile picture of the author TKO
              Askloz, I followed your steps exactly. They are the results using your method.
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              • Profile picture of the author askloz
                hit me with a PM mate with the phrase, cos I doubt that's how many result there are, google wont show that many, trust me.

                Originally Posted by TKO View Post

                Askloz, I followed your steps exactly. They are the results using your method.
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              • Profile picture of the author Stephen Crooks
                What Loz means is that if you go to Google, click preferences and change the bit that says number of results to 100 and then save the preferences. Type in your keyword, I used "loan" as an example. The number of competing pages returned says 161,000,000.. Now scroll to the bottom of the google page and click on the number 10 to show the tenth page of listings. What you will see when you look at the top of that page is that it is only showing 701 - 794 listings on that page and you can go no further down the listings.

                Effectively Google are saying that they have found 161,000,000 pages on the web through it's crawling that mention the word "loan" in that page but due to quality issues and SEO attributes they only think that 794 pages are worthy of being shown in the index.

                This is a true indication of the number of sites you have to compete with and in reality Google will only ever have around 800 competing sites for any keyword. However, and this is the real point here, a keyword like marshmallows might have 800 "real" competing pages in Google's index just like the keyword loan does but to break into the top 10 listings (where it counts) for the keyword loan would be a lot lot harder than for the keyword marshmallows.

                This is why I always, always look at the level of competition in the top 10 listings as the only yardstick. The number of overall competing pages is a good indicator of how many pages out there are trying but it is the level of competition which is the real deal..


                Originally Posted by TKO View Post

                Askloz, I followed your steps exactly. They are the results using your method.
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                • Profile picture of the author cryptone24
                  Originally Posted by Steve Crooks View Post

                  What Loz means is that if you go to Google, click preferences and change the bit that says number of results to 100 and then save the preferences. Type in your keyword, I used "loan" as an example. The number of competing pages returned says 161,000,000.. Now scroll to the bottom of the google page and click on the number 10 to show the tenth page of listings. What you will see when you look at the top of that page is that it is only showing 701 - 794 listings on that page and you can go no further down the listings.

                  Effectively Google are saying that they have found 161,000,000 pages on the web through it's crawling that mention the word "loan" in that page but due to quality issues and SEO attributes they only think that 794 pages are worthy of being shown in the index.

                  This is a true indication of the number of sites you have to compete with and in reality Google will only ever have around 800 competing sites for any keyword. However, and this is the real point here, a keyword like marshmallows might have 800 "real" competing pages in Google's index just like the keyword loan does but to break into the top 10 listings (where it counts) for the keyword loan would be a lot lot harder than for the keyword marshmallows.

                  This is why I always, always look at the level of competition in the top 10 listings as the only yardstick. The number of overall competing pages is a good indicator of how many pages out there are trying but it is the level of competition which is the real deal..
                  I wonder why this is not used as accurate measurement of competition instead? So many marketers spread the wrong info on checking competition for a given keyword. Does this mean we should be look at competing websites, rather than pages as the real indicator?
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            Originally Posted by askloz View Post

            Well, it's all about keywords, right. Without them, how we gonna get traffic from the Search Engines bro?

            A good way to start is let's say for instance we were looking to optimize of "Asbestos" niche.

            I'd type that phrase in and take a look at the first 10 websites, except gov sites. And pick out more phrases that I could possibly use.

            Then enter that phrase in again, and pick out another 10, and so on.

            Collect about 100 keywords, run this through keyword elite and pick out 3-4 worded phrases that would pay high in adsense..

            then I would run a script of mine that would look for the search terms, in the manner listed about for allintitle, inurl, etc, and aim for the ones that have less than 100 competing sites.

            then use my other piece of software that goes out there and scraps content off the 100 sites for each phrase, and it's search terms, ie, normal method by entering the phrase, then the others as noted above, ignore duplicate content that it's got before, once it's collected all the content, it rewrites it, normally comes out around 80-95% unique each time, and spits it back out to my sites again. Then it creates a rss feed, spits that out to rss feed directories automatically, and fetches back links for me automatically.

            Within say 2-4 weeks, I'm normally on the first page, while others may take around 4-6 months of continuous automated backlinking.

            I have a set up where it can take a look at these phrases, and automatically detect long phrase keywords based on its parent keyword, if it's not a keyword it's used before, it'll go back out there again and get more content and build my sites for me while I sleep.

            I've got 1124 active sites right now, it makes around 5-10 new ones a week.
            My goodness this is amazing. Can I borrow your script? :-) Just kidding. Man that must be a lot of sleepless nights :-)
            One question Loz, how 'human readable' is this 'reconstructed' content? Is it just search engine fodder? I'm assuming it's better than that.
            I've been thinking about SEONuke and/or LinkVana and now I'm seriously considering them after reading your post.Would you recommend that or not?
            I have no way of producing automated content like you do. I've tried a few scrapers etc before and they didn't produce readable content, so I just scrapped the whole idea. Any script/software that you can recommend? (that is available for purchase, not your proprietary scripts).
            Also, if you have talked about this stuff more in detail elsewhere and if you can give that link, that would be very much appreciated.
            Cheers!
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            • Profile picture of the author askloz
              Originally Posted by Chucky View Post

              My goodness this is amazing. Can I borrow your script? :-) Just kidding. Man that must be a lot of sleepless nights :-)
              heehe, not for me, but my programmer for sure

              Originally Posted by Chucky View Post

              One question Loz, how 'human readable' is this 'reconstructed' content?
              Yup, I'm basing Article Blog Poster (link in sig) around it.

              Originally Posted by Chucky View Post

              Is it just search engine fodder? I'm assuming it's better than that.
              Fodder? nah, me not like cheese

              Originally Posted by Chucky View Post

              I've been thinking about SEONuke and/or LinkVana and now I'm seriously considering them after reading your post.Would you recommend that or not?
              I can't comment, cos I have my own product that's better than anything out there. I know, I'm saying that cos it's my product. Well, 4 years of research has gone into it, with more toppings than you can put on a Pizza.

              Originally Posted by Chucky View Post

              I have no way of producing automated content like you do. I've tried a few scrapers etc before and they didn't produce readable content, so I just scrapped the whole idea. Any script/software that you can recommend?
              (that is available for purchase, not your proprietary scripts).
              To be honest, I don't bother looking when I have my own tools.

              Re-writing content is the hardest part, various of logical steps need to be put into place. Sure there's the simple method, change paragraph sentences around, use the sentence replacement {some sentence | some other sentence } that you see is common with most re-writers, but that's too much manual work. Mine goes several advanced steps than that.

              It uses over 500,000 synonyms (did I spell that right )and over 400,000 niche related sentences to swap and replace and re-write. Amongst some other stuff


              Originally Posted by Chucky View Post

              Also, if you have talked about this stuff more in detail elsewhere and if you can give that link, that would be very much appreciated.
              Cheers!
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              I would, but I can't let all my secrets out of the bag, my competition is watching.
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  • Profile picture of the author askloz
    here's an example:

    Without quotes:

    Results 1 - 10 of about 649,000,000 for marketing [definition]. (0.21 seconds)

    Note 649 million competing pages.

    now I'm going to click on the "preferences" link at the top and choose "100" from this setting "Google's default (10 results) provides the fastest results."

    "Display '100' results per page"

    Click save Preferences button bottom right hand side of the web page. Then it will take you straight back to the home page, now type phrase in again:

    Hit Search, then scroll to the very bottom. Hit the 10th page link.

    Results 901 - 962 of about 650,000,000 for marketing [definition]. (1.86 seconds)

    We now have 901 - 962 competing pages that google deems relevant. now since this is done without quotes, it would be assumed these are the best matches for those who have optimized their sites with backlinks, regular content, site age / authority and other google trust factors, etc.

    Here's all in title for: Marketing
    Results 1 - 100 of about 38,900,000 for allintitle:"marketing". (0.49 seconds)

    Now hit the 10th page link.
    Results 901 - 982 of about 38,900,000 for allintitle:"marketing". (1.74 seconds)

    Now for inurl

    Results 1 - 100 of about 21,400,000 for inurl:"marketing". (0.50 seconds)

    hit 10th page link.
    Results 801 - 847 of about 21,400,000 for inurl:"marketing". (1.68 seconds)

    now for intext
    Results 1 - 100 of about 1,130,000,000 for intext:"marketing". (0.72 seconds)
    Results 901 - 908 of about 1,130,000,000 for intext:"marketing". (2.07 seconds)

    See now?
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  • Profile picture of the author jaradc
    SO you must have a passion for your niche huh? I've tried making websites around topics I had no interest in and it seems like such a burden. You're absolutely right to follow your passion. There's no way you could ever stay motivated if your niche you were writing all that content for was boring. Nice post. I'm going to try this stuff out.
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      • Profile picture of the author askloz
        LOL, want a bet? You don't need to know anything about a niche to have a website.

        I've covered over 500 niches, most of them I know nothing about.

        Originally Posted by jtpratt View Post

        I would agree, this is what you can do if you have passion in a niche. It's highly unlikely anyone could or would do this about vacuum cleaners, or air purifiers.
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    Originally Posted by TKO View Post

    Having been part of this forum for a while I'd like to offer something back.


    5. Joined Unique Article Wizard and went on an article writting spree and submitted like crazy. Set each article to 50 submissions a day and never got sandboxed. Result, not alot of traffic, but a shit load of backlinks.

    6. Joined Matt Callen's MyArticleNetwork and proceeded to write and submit articles. This service is by far the best because it allows you to add 3 backlinks within the article you write, which inevitably end up on a blog network of over 10,000 blogs. For me this has been a real winner, backlinks and a decent amount of traffic. Not only that, my blog authority since joining this service has skyrocketed and technorati is now showing me some love.


    Love to hear your comments......Thomas
    Great stuff TKO.
    As Napoleon Hill said in his 'Think and Grow Rich', the only way to become rich is providing value. And that's exactly what you have done. I mean I always think that certain universal laws don't change whether it's automation or internet or IT or whatever.
    My simple formula is input ~ output. You've given a lot of input, so you have to and will get an output that is proportionate to your input. And of course we're talking here about working smart which is exactly what you've done (and you've also combined it with working hard, I believe that's lethal).

    Great stuff, now that you know it works, you only have to to rinse and repeat.

    BTW I quoted UAW to ask you if you opted for UAW over Article Post Robot for a particular reason. I use the latter.
    I heard some really bad stuff about Matt Callen's above program, but apparently they were wrong and I should give it a shot very soon.

    Thanks again!
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    Maybe negativity was the wrong word - sorry about that.

    TKO was just so excited.

    Put your own word in where I said "negativity."

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  • Profile picture of the author AlbertF
    Currently, I have seen spiked in my Google traffic. It went from 20-40-80-150 to 200, it link building works. It can take up to 3-4 months, but it works and it is worth it in the end. You just got to find a way to commit for those 3-4 months of link building.
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    • Profile picture of the author TKO
      For those that have enquired about the programmes I use,

      UAW and My ArticleNetwork are great programmes but they do not produce magic.

      You still have to work hard to pump out the articles and re-write a portion of them to keep them unique.

      The programmes help leverage your hard work, "hard work" being the key.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ron.
        TKO,


        can you give the website for UAW? I looked it up online and several UAW's are coming up.




        Originally Posted by TKO View Post

        For those that have enquired about the programmes I use,

        UAW and My ArticleNetwork are great programmes but they do not produce magic.

        You still have to work hard to pump out the articles and re-write a portion of them to keep them unique.

        The programmes help leverage your hard work, "hard work" being the key.
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    If you had to choose between UAW or MyArticleNetwork, which would you choose?
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  • Profile picture of the author anwar001
    Thanks for the awesome post. I got to learn a few things. By the way, is UAW better than myarticlenetwork?
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    • Profile picture of the author TKO
      To be honest, they are both good.

      If you want alot of backlinks I'd go with UAW.

      Due to the system they use, your articles are unique and they do get indexed.

      UAW allows 2 Backlinks which I use to link 1 back to my home page and the other link goes to another page within the site. This allows for deep linking and now I have internal pages of my blog with PR3 &4, which are written and targetting specific keywords within my niche. These older posts have an average of 550-1300 backlinks, all from UAW. They are dominating the serps for their resepctive keywords.

      But.......on the other hand, MyArticleNetwork allows you to have 3 backlinks from within the articles you write. Through my short testing, links (anchors) within posts are the backlinks you should be chasing. However, Myarticlenetwork is only as good as the network of blogs it has. At the moment the network is good, but with time when the network develops and the individual blogs get a higher PR and serp presence, the network will provide plenty of juice.

      What I'd like to recommend for those thinking about purchasing either one, start with UAW and work your arse off for a month. Set article submissions to 50/day and write, write, write. By the end of the month your backlinks would have significantly raised in the 000's.
      If you work the system, you will get a shit load of backlinks.

      Test it for yourself, you will get backlinks but little or no traffic.

      MAN will create a blog network around your blog. So you have the added benefit when your blog gets pinged from the links that you can also bookmark your articles, further increasing the juice over time.

      MAW provides great backlinks that you can manipulate and bookmark increasing your PR and serp presence. No where near as many backlinks as UAW, but better quality of links that will only increase in juice with time.
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      • Profile picture of the author esericsu
        this article is worth more than many seo products. I used these same strategies to rank my websites as well.

        Thanks for the post!
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  • Profile picture of the author anwar001
    Thanks for the advice. What I understand is that UAW will help help in getting more and more backlinks to us whereas MAN will help in getting links which could be bookmarked and which can pass more juice to our webpages later on. But for the starts, if we want some quick results its better option to go for UAW and then later on we can opt for MAN. Am I right?

    Can I get good rankings solely from using UAW and submitting a lot of articles?
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    • Profile picture of the author TKO
      Anwar, you can get great results with UAW.

      Lots of backlinks and you will definintely climb up the ranks in the serps. You don't need both.

      If you work UAW by submitting lots of articles, you will definitely be happy with the results.

      Also use TheRichJerks.net Authority bookmarking service and you'll be laughing in the serps.
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    • Profile picture of the author stradafee
      So you recommend doing both Unique Article Wizard and My Article Network?
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      • Profile picture of the author TKO
        I've used both and was extremely happy with the service. At the moment UAW have revamped the service and offer a 7 day free trial so check it out before you purchase.

        Every warrior and every situation is different. Would I recommend them? Yes.

        Are they suitable for you, only you can decide this.

        Thomas
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      Thanks TKO, it's nice to read a proper post with useful information.

      How long did it take for myarticlenetwork's links to actually count towards your seo?
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      • Profile picture of the author TKO
        Difficult to say because I was doing some serious backlinking. Where the juice or SEO benefit came from, I couldn't dissect that accurately.

        But what I'd like to add is this, MyArticleNetwork works because my blog was receiving about 20-25 (on average) pings from the blogs that are in the network. Every time I posted a new article in the system, the pings were insane.

        Another positive, once your blog receives a ping, you can trace the site linking to you. Then bookmark it using digg,propeller and mixx and your network grows and over time these links will be very powerful.
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  • Profile picture of the author anwar001
    Thanks for the advice. I intend to try out UAW and submit articles like crazy to them over the next couple of months in order to build backlinks to my site becoz the terms I want to rank for have lots and lots of competition so I will need all the link love that I can get.

    Btw, I went to the website therichjerks.net but couldn't find their social bookmarking service mentioned anywhere on the site. Can you help? ... Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author TKO
      Anwar, james is a fellow warrior from therichjerks.net and has a WSO for the authority bookmarking.

      To find it, go to the search tab here on the warrior forum and search for Authority bookmarking. Its the first post listed.

      Hope this helps.........If I remember correctly his service costs around $9, but the service is fantastic and it really works. Gives you plenty of backlinks and love from the SERps
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        Hey TKO, this seems to be a great achievement. Congratulations!
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      • Profile picture of the author anwar001
        Originally Posted by TKO View Post

        Anwar, james is a fellow warrior from therichjerks.net and has a WSO for the authority bookmarking.

        To find it, go to the search tab here on the warrior forum and search for Authority bookmarking. Its the first post listed.

        Hope this helps.........If I remember correctly his service costs around $9, but the service is fantastic and it really works. Gives you plenty of backlinks and love from the SERps
        Thanks for clearing it out for me. Actually after I asked this question, searched the WF forum for "rich jerk" and did happen to stumble upon the thread you mentioned. So thanks for the trouble in answering my query.

        They offer 2 kinds of bookmarking - authority bookmarks and normal bookmarks. Authority bookmarking is where they will bookmark our url using about 5 different accounts. Do I have to go for that service or just the normal bookmarking service is sufficient for search engine love.
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    It is uniquearticlewizard.com
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron.
      Thanks...I finaly got the correect site.


      Originally Posted by anwar001 View Post

      It is uniquearticlewizard.com
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  • Profile picture of the author DougHughes
    Thanks for that Thomas. I agree. My experience has been that I get better results when instead of looking for shortcuts I just sit and do the work. Alternatively, I have also had decent luck outsourcing article writing on certain topics.

    I have had incredible results by simply trying to provide my readers with value. That means good articles on relevant topics.
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    • Profile picture of the author TKO
      Thanks everybody for the kind words.

      The key to high levels of traffic is returning visitors. If your niche allows it, try and build a community. Post quality content and post at regular intervals so your audience knows what to expect from your site.

      Once you start to rank in the SERPs, you will get unique visitors as long as you maitain your ranking. If you get the majority of these visitors returning you start to benefit from the compounding phenomenon.

      For example 1st Month 250 uniques
      2nd Month 340 Uniques 65 returning visitors
      3rd Month 832 uniques 280 returning visitors
      4th Month 1120 uniques 578 returning visitors
      5th Month 3200 Uniques 987 returning visitors
      6th Month 4112 niques 1494 Returning Visitors
      And so on.......

      Before you know it, if you provide quality your returning visitors or your audience will grow virtually exponentially.
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      • Profile picture of the author searchguru
        Thanks for the amazing share TKO - got a lot of useful information!

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  • Profile picture of the author askloz
    well, it is websites, but before all the analysis of using those search functions, it's "pages", but after you've done it, it's then "websites" since google has removed all the pages a single site has that has different rankings for that phrase, and leaves the highest one to count as the competing site.
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    • Profile picture of the author truepers
      Writing as someone who just launched his first website recently, the temptation of signing up for quick high PR backlink subscriptions can derail you from your track if you're not careful.

      (Not condemning the recent backlinking WSOs, but it's clear that even good ideas can be abused and rendered counter-productive in a short period of time.)

      So it's helpful to be reminded that if we want good results, we have to earn them the old fashioned way - by working hard and providing value. Darn...

      Thomas, thanks for sharing your experience and the tools/tactics you use.

      Not having read your blog, I can see why people would find it a good place to visit - you're tone is humble and respectful, but passionate too. A nice combination. And being able to write value-rich content in good, clear English sure doesn't hurt.
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    This was a great article with good, solid advice. Thank you for taking the time to share with your fellow Warriors.
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  • Profile picture of the author turbohips
    Just wondering if creating multiple accounts and ranking up your own lens, bookmark etc. will actually help speed up the process. I suppose if you create additional accounts then you might want to have an IP switcher to make a small footprint. You said only having 10 people/accounts do this will help speed things up right? Your thoughts?
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    • Profile picture of the author TKO
      In terms of bookmarking, I don't have multiple accounts.

      Instead I've spent some time on Propeller, Digg and Mixx and built a presence. On each site I have approximately 200-300 friends. When I submit a post, I send the link to my friends. About 15% of my friends who see it will "prop it", "digg it" and "mixx it".

      Most of my posts get to the front page of propeller and mixx and then the rest is up to the public. But the post gets a lot of exposure. If you provide quality information, 250 votes is very achievable.

      Most posts on these sites get around 50-125 votes. The traffic the site gets is not targetted by any stretch of the imagination.

      However,

      Google recognises these votes as backlinks. After a little experimenting and the use of googles webmaster tool to check, it seems I have internal pages on my blog with over 200 backlinks.

      Guess what? I never did any backlinking to these pages. When checking the backlinks using Webmasters tool, all the backlinks are from digg, propeller and mixx. Not only that, these pages have a PR of 2-3 when the whole site has a PR3 that I've worked my arse off trying to get.

      Everyone lately has been complaining about digg and the nofollow attribute, who cares. Google are still recognising these backlinks.

      Test for yourself and make your own decisions. Posts that have done well on Digg, dominate the serps for long tail keywords. The more people suggesting that digg is dead, the better for me.

      The strategy I've used for social bookmarking at the start is this,

      Submitted my own work to various bookmarking sites.

      Identified which sites actually gave me results.

      Used James "the richjerksnet" bookmarking service. Best value in town by miles and is a great warrior.

      Built a presence on the sites which gave me results. (digg,propeller,mixx)

      Added over 200 friends on each site and provided quality content.

      By providing quality and building a presence I'm recieving 200-300 backlinks to internal pages without even lifting a finger, auto-pilot baby.

      Once you submit a post, share the link with your newly added friends. They will vote it up. Remeber to return the favor.

      Hope this helps warriors.....I am by no means an SEO expert, this is simply what works for me. I've tested it....

      Have a great day, if this helps please use the thank you button..

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    your post is very inspiring... thanks a lot
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  • There are not 195 million competing sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacksonlin
    Yes, I use MyArticleNetwork (AKA Article Marketing Automation) alongside with UAW.


    These two things work wonders.

    Try it yourself. Wait a few months and just suddenly appear on the first page of Google!
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    • Profile picture of the author livinglife247
      I also use UAW it works really good and gets you lots of back links.

      here is a tip when using UAW....

      After an article is done being submitted to all the sites on its system you can go in your article section and click on the article title. when you do this UAW will display your article.

      Now...

      hit the back button then click on the article title again. You will then get a BRAND NEW ARTICLE.

      If you take the first article and the second artilce they are normally at least 30-40% unique when you put them in Dupe Cop Pro/checks uniqueness of content.

      If you keep doing this you will keep getting unique articles. Get a list of 100 article directories with at least a pr 4 + and submit a *unique article* to each directory.

      200 back links! always have one link to home and one to subpage

      This is what i would do and it works great!

      do this for 5 articles at a time, each article targeting a different *Long tail keyword*

      now you should have 1 link in each article you post go to a EZINE article and then second link rotate between home page and subpage.

      5 articles + 100 directories = Possible 1,000 links > 100 links per ezine article and 250 links to homepage and 250 links to subpage

      (this is not counting all the links you will be getting for UAW itself)

      If you do this you should at least be able to rank all 5 ezine articles if you do not rank your home page.

      Then all your ezine articles will PASS LOTS OF LINK JUICE TO YOUR SITE because they have lots of back links

      All this is one method to get back links just using UAW!

      give at least a week for the everything to get indexed and time for
      People that are accepting articles through UAW to post your articles to their websites or blogs

      hope all this was understandable
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  • Profile picture of the author cg101
    Very nice job ! and yeah that sound about right lol.. But to everyone else, there are all kinds of different strategies that can be used to achieve top results.. this is just one.. and again not all niches are so hard to crack either so bear that in mind as you work your way up the SE ladder

    Originally Posted by TKO View Post

    Having been part of this forum for a while I'd like to offer something back.

    By no means is this a secret, magic or anything else that games the system.

    This involves alot of sweat and tears and alot of elbow grease. But if you are willing to replicate this, you can dominate any niche. That's right any niche!

    If you take the long term approach, you can climb even the biggest mountain. I hear alot of warriors saying, go for the low hanging fruit, long tail keywords and so on. Why! If you are willing to work, write about your passion or something that inspires you if its profitable.

    This is what I have done to date (duration so far 8 months)

    1. Content, but not just any bull****, real original content that looks to inspire, teach, educate and touch the emotions. You want to build a community with plenty of returning visitors. The more pages you have google index, the more love you will recieve and the higher PR value your site will recieve.

    2. Once you have a decent amount of content ( I did this after 10 posts), pay one of those services to submit your site to the directories. I know many warriors will argue that this is no longer practible or viable, but I did it anyway. I'm not preaching any method just explaining what I did. The service I used was SubmitEdge and the job they did was fantastic.

    3. Submitted articles to Ezine and a handful of other directories. There is plenty of information here on the forum so I'm not going to explain the ins and outs of article marketing. (I read & listened to Tim G, Steve Wags, Andrew Hansen, Josh Spaulding & Allen Graves) Learn't alot and could never repay this guys for the information they provide.

    4. Built my own little network around the main site. Squidoo and other web 2.0 sites and worked on them to increase their presence in the Serps. After a while the PR goodness and juices start to flow to your site. The backlinks that I've found to work best are within the posts. Links within posts from relevant sites are the backlinks you should chase.

    5. Joined Unique Article Wizard and went on an article writting spree and submitted like crazy. Set each article to 50 submissions a day and never got sandboxed. Result, not alot of traffic, but a **** load of backlinks.

    6. Joined Matt Callen's MyArticleNetwork and proceeded to write and submit articles. This service is by far the best because it allows you to add 3 backlinks within the article you write, which inevitably end up on a blog network of over 10,000 blogs. For me this has been a real winner, backlinks and a decent amount of traffic. Not only that, my blog authority since joining this service has skyrocketed and technorati is now showing me some love.

    7. While all this was going on, I still added content to my blog. Original posts, the best content I could possibly write. Post length average is about 1,000 words. I'm not writting for the sake of writting or rewritting rubbish. Great Content, so the visitors that find my site are returning visitors. ( trust me returning visitors has a snowball effect)

    8. Social Bookmark the **** out of your articles, network and main site. This has worked well for me. My Digg account has over 1,000 friends, once i submit something new, share it. Get them to vote it up. My propeller account has over 60 friends, but gooood friends. Once I share my posts with these guys, they prop up my article and guarantees me first page status with a dofollow backlink from a PR8. Sitting on the front page gives me an avalanche of traffic (not targetted I know, but traffic isn't my objective for this) Certain posts from these sites dominate the serps during the madness. Once they settle, this juice is passed on to my main site. Tip: If you can get 10 props from Propeller in a short period of time, you will get front page status and all the juice your site can handle.

    9. If you follow the above, your network by now will have acquired some love from the serps and the PR of your network will have increased. Breaking news within your niche, no problem, write a post about it using the exact keywords, and like magic, your on top of the hill for that keyword.

    10. As your site grows, its always a good idea to interlink your site. Certain keywords you want to rank for, use them as anchor links within your posts to other relevent posts on your blog. Trust me it helps and for some reason Yahoo loves it.

    11. Started Outsourcing- Once you gain momentum you want to lift the bar.

    Services used- Kathleen a fellow warrior started writting articles for me.
    Another warrior started to write my UAW articles for submission.
    James from the RichJerks.net(warrior also) further social bookmarked my site using his service called the authority bookmark. Can't recommend this service enough. Quick, proof of work and guess what, it F&^%ing works like a treat.

    12. Continued to write posts for my site with the bots visiting daily now. Good times.

    13. Guest posts on relevant Authority blogs. Once you start to dominate the serps other bloggers and site owners start to knock on your door. This is an excellent way to network. I've done several guest posts on the condition that I could have 2 backlinks within the posts. No problems. This is gold. Find the authority sites in your niche and write a few posts for them. Remeber backlinks within the posts.

    14. Fast forward till now (after 8 months) I no longer worry about backlinks. Others link to my site. As long as I continue to write and update the site, I've managed to stay on the first page of google. It fluctuates between #3 and 9# out of 195,000,000 sites and I just keep adding content.

    15. End result, traffic, traffic, traffic. Not just any traffic, targetted traffic.

    16. The keyword I rank for has 19 million searches a month. Uniques are always climbing. But the returning visitors are the key. It snowballs every single month when I go over the stats from google Analytics.

    Hope this helps or even inspires you to finally write about something you love. If your passion has alot of competition, so fu^&*ing what. Work and in a years time you will reap the rewards.

    If you have any questions, shoot away I'm happy to answer or clarify things. If this is common knowledge I apologise in advance.

    Before I go, On site SEO, why bother to learn it. There are plenty of themes that are optimised already for you. If you're going to worry about anything, worry about great content and more pages for google to index.

    Love to hear your comments......Thomas
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  • Profile picture of the author stradafee
    I cannot seem to find the social bookmarking plan by richjerks. do you know of any other source?
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    • Profile picture of the author TKO
      It's not a plan, its a service James provides. His profile name is therichjerks.net and he will bookmark your URL/s.

      He has a WSO for this service. Look it up, you can't go wrong.

      Thomas
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  • Profile picture of the author Mellinge
    Great thread TKO.

    Some fantastic results here and just imagine when monetized!!

    I am researching some of the best threads on WF and have bookmarked yours to keep coming back to.

    I have had a domain and plan for nearly a year now and I am just about to get it moving so will start with some of your techniques and will hopefully be page 1 within 3 months for a few of my keywords (not mega competitive but will still no doubt be a bit of a challenge)!!

    Thanks again!!
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  • Profile picture of the author imwarrior84
    Wow this is what I call quality post, amazing! You are right about quality content is the king...
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