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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th September 2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Domain Authority For PBN Question

Not by any means. If you are lucky enough to have a money site with good metrics, there is no reason why you can't point links from domains with lower DA at it.

Plus, when you point plenty of PBN...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th September 2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Expired domains vs expiring domains

I'm talking about expired domains that are free to register through any domain registrar. They may have been expired for months or even years in some cases.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th June 2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: pbn question

A flat file CMS is one that doesn't use a database to store the content. That's a very basic explanation but they are generally very small in size (some have less than 100 files total) and might use...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th June 2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: pbn question

Try looking up some flat file CMSs - they are generally VERY quick to setup and many are not too difficult to get to grips with. Some may take 30 minutes to master while others can take a couple of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Spammy domain?

I doubt very much whether the domain was picked up coincidentally by a Japanese person only to be dropped later on. I typically avoid such a domain because it's not really worth the risk.

Since...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th May 2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,101
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Ever fired a client? What would you do with this?

I'd be curious to know what she is actually hoping this other company will do for her given that you say their website is sitting pretty at #1 and has been for the last 2 years.

Are there lots of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd April 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Would a Javascript link like this pass pagerank?

Interesting...it's an HTML5 thing I see and according to this website (http://html5doctor.com/html5-custom-data-attributes/), it shouldn't in fact be crawlable:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th April 2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,181
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Been working on my PBN, looking to monetize

I think this highlights one of the key problems when it comes to PBNs - they aren't that cheap to setup so you really need to use them to promote sites that actually make money.

Sure you could...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th March 2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,687
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: My Private BLog Network was penalised by Google

Well your PBN is clearly on Google's radar now so I'd be very surprised if you can use it again without suffering the same fate.

As a side note, can you please not quote somebody and then continue...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th March 2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,447
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: How I’m Dominating Google Right Now.. Local SEO

You've got some thick skin Dixsin, I'll give you that.

Don't get us all wrong, what you have posted here, while hardly ground-breaking, is perfectly helpful for newbies who want to see what...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th March 2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Links Dont Show

The most important thing is did your rankings for the 2 money sites improve? If so then who cares about what a backlink tool says. If not then you need more PBN sites.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd March 2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,318
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Does making few web 2.0 pages hurt SEO nowdays?

From what I've heard from speaking to other members privately, Web 2.0s still work IF you are prepared to really put some effort in with good quality unique content, multimedia, multiple pages on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st March 2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: SEO Issue: Any expert opinions?

If you want to rank your first article then why are you so worried about the titles of your 2nd, 3rd and 4th articles?

Just make them completely different to the first. Are your visitors going to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th February 2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Does this price seem fair for backlinking my site

It saddens me that people and businesses still fall for this sort of link buying package which is almost entirely worthless. I've seen people charging more than this even!

Surely people can do...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th February 2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,340
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: How do i link from your PBN?

While it is not uncommon for some big sites to link to some other site multiple times on different pages (happens in news all the time), for the purposes of blog networks, I just a) don't see the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th February 2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Adding affiliate links to PBN

'More legit' is a matter of opinion. How many of the billions of sites out there have affiliate links on them?

I'd be more inclined to put some form of CPM advertising on your sites to be honest...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th February 2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Basic link juice question (for PBN)

I'd always go for option B given the choice. Firstly because of the footprint that you quite rightly say you'd be leaving and secondly because I believe (and my rather non-scientific experiments back...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd February 2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 916
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: How many pages of quality content are needed?

Yes it can but for how long I wonder. While Mr Cutts has denied that user signals are likely to creep into the algorithm, I never quite believe him. A blank page would likely have an almost instant...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th February 2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: PBN - For 'Rent'

There's another option open to you and that is to pay someone for personal coaching. They can then help you avoid costly mistakes and though you'll be paying them for the coaching, you'll save many...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th February 2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: PBN - spend more or wait for dust to settle?

Yeah buddy, listen to Mike and have some patience. Google is highly unlikely to index a site with nothing on it (only occasionally) so put a page or three up there and set your timer for 7 days time...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th February 2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: PBN - For 'Rent'

It's just another example of people looking for quick and easy fixes to their solutions and thinking short term rather than long term.

As you say, owning a PBN yourself gives you so much more...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th February 2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: PBN - For 'Rent'

There are plenty such networks around - many in the WSO sub-forum alone.

My advice would be to avoid them. If you want the benefit of a PBN without the hassle of building one yourself then simply...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th February 2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: PBN - spend more or wait for dust to settle?

I'm going to echo what Mike and Dollz have said; now is the time to actually be adding to your PBN if you have one (or building one if you haven't) but doing so in a smart way where your network...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Sports Blog: Sell or Re-Brand?

Keep it as it is and maybe sell some links (carefully)? That would be my choice...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th February 2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: SEO: Uploading Content to Site

My own personal opinion is that it will do you no harm whatsoever. If you have those articles ready then it's fine to launch the site with them all on.

BUT, if you don't have them ready yet, I'd...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th February 2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,065
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Why Not Create a Network from Dropped Domains?

I'll take my genuine experience over your gut feeling any day of the week!

At the risk of flogging a dead horse here, domains that have dropped/expired many months (or more) ago still carry link...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th February 2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,065
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Why Not Create a Network from Dropped Domains?

I have bought many such domains (i.e. those that have expired and been de-indexed) and the majority have been indexed again.

PR depends on links and nothing else - if the backlinks still exist...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Too Early To Tell?

It takes a little while to build up a level of trust between you and your subscribers. The more great content you send them the more you will be likely to close them on an affiliate product.

Don't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st January 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Would You Buy This Expired Domain?

No I wouldn't touch it. Looks to me like virtually every link it has comes from a links.php page on other sites so I would guess it was/is using a link exchange script.

Worthless in my opinion.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th January 2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,938
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: My Private Blog Network Is Not Working!!

I agree that think sites like Becker's are asking for trouble in the long run although they probably work for now so fair play to him.

I would just remember to see the true value that you are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th January 2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: High PR/DA article directory vs low PR/DA relevant site?

I'd personally choose the lower PR relevant website any day of the week...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Thinking about setting up my own website

What he said :p

No seriously that is some great advice.

Are you going to concentrate on one specific niche or are you going to be a general purpose writer?

Also, use your signature space...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th January 2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,019
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Backlinks - How Do You Get Them???

Obviously I'm a fan of the private blog network approach but I would never solely rely on it.

So I also do some of the following:

- blog comments on highly relevant and recent posts. I don't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th January 2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Creating A Private Blog Network - Frequently Asked Questions!

I'll do my best to answer your questions - well what I understand your questions to be anyway...



PBNs are an effective tool in the right hands but if you don't get them right then it may be a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st January 2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Is Building an Empire Viable?

My biggest concern would be where you are going to find the time to write these 10-20 pieces of quality content. Is that quality in the sense that they make sense to readers or quality in the sense...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd December 2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,734
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: AdSense earnings with 1k-4k daily traffic?

I'm actually quite surprised that Amazon text ads didn't make you any money before - are the ads being shown relevant to your blog and the type of traffic it gets?

You might also want to try...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd December 2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,734
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: AdSense earnings with 1k-4k daily traffic?

Firstly, your photography skills are great - I'm not surprised that you're getting plenty of traffic from your pics.

But as others have said, referral traffic is not quite as good as for ad...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th November 2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Getting SEO Writing Clients

Sounds like you have existing clients - how often have you asked them if they know of other businesses they might refer your way? I'd be doing this every 3 months minimum as chances are they'll be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: advice needed on selling solo rights to a product

Sorry to hear of your health problems Kevin and I don't know how much help I can be having not really sold the rights to a product like this myself.

The only comparison I can make would be with an...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Is it safe to sell links from my High PR websites?

Do these high PR sites currently make you much money? Are they your sole source of income?

Depending on the answers to the above questions, my advice would be different. If they make you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st November 2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Would Publishing 30 Articles to a New Site Have any Negative Impact on SEO?

No I really don't think it would have any negative impact at all - what would the logic be behind penalising such an act?

I'm not saying it is the right way, I'm just saying it won't get...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th November 2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Will you do SEO for every Post you create?

If you have a big site then quite frankly you'll never have time to build external backlinks to each and every one so always prioritize.

My method on one of my relatively authoritative sites is to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: How Many Posts Should a Blogger Post?

Updating old posts can possibly impact your search engine traffic in two ways:

1. updating the content may allow you to hit more long tail keywords. Optimizing the page title and meta description...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: How Many Posts Should a Blogger Post?

From a audience point of view, they will read what you write if they are interested in the subject matter - whether you post once a day or 10 times a day is irrelevant in my opinion.

Think of a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Good Niches for Christmastime?

Think about Christmas decorations - people will be ordering them NOW to get them up when December comes around.

Fibre optic Christmas trees, white christmas trees, nativity scene figures, etc. The...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,161
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Getting started with SEO

Before you even consider building links, get your on-site optimization sorted first:

Title tag - most important aspect of a page - main keyword phrase at the start but also optimize for CTR from...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Google Expired Domain Penalty Question

If the ecommerce sites seems legit and the backlinks are genuinely still in place then I would imagine it would get indexed again fairly quickly.

I have bought lots of completely expired domains...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: How much importance do you guys put on Moz DA when buying high PR domains ?

Shouldn't have to - just enter the URL into Open Site Explorer, hit Search and then click on the tab titled "Compare Link Metrics"
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th November 2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,289
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: How do you link from your PBN?

Ok here's my own opinion from my own experience - each network site should only be used for a handful of money sites and links should ideally come from the homepage the majority of the time (but not...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 6th November 2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 44,013
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: My Personal Challenge - Make $1500 by December 1st Via ClickBank and Article Syndication

If you are using Google Analytics then you can append tracking parameters to each URL which you can then view separately in the reports:

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1033867?hl=en
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th October 2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,373
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Google Penguin 2.1 penalizes do follow backlinks from blogs?

First off, if you are talking about blog comment links then you may have found them to be less effective long before Penguin 2.1 but penalize is not the word I would use - ignore is probably closer...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th October 2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Link building to homepage or Article page?

Short term approach: build backlinks mainly to the article page you want to rank.

Long term approach: point a lot of high quality backlinks to the homepage to build up the site's authority and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd September 2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 873
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Can you tell me how should i promote my blog?

In my experience, the two best ways to get a blog off the ground is to:

a) utilise Twitter and actually participate in the conversations that are going on there - don't just link to your site...
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th August 2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,149
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Single One Best Piece of Advice...

'Fail fast and fail often' - it may sound counter-intuitive but you have to be realistic and accept that failure will happen more than success but it's the successes that matter.

So don't spend...
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