Lately I've made some real progress ranking some of my amazon niche websites by focusing on long tail keywords and small keywords.  Here it's important to understand that long tail keywords can make it much easier to rank, especially in a very competitive niche.  The other good thing is that the strategy I use to rank with long tail keywords is relatively simple.


My Seo Ranking Secret

Even though this is a fairly common strategy, it’s still been very effective for me.  It doesn't cost much money and doesn't take up too much time, when it's done right.  The bottom line is that these strategies rank my money sites, and making money online espcially in affiliate marketing is what these posts are all about.

Here's what were going to do, were going to build niche blogs based on long tail keywords and we going to rank them with high PA backlinks.  In spite of people on forums saying that page ranking doesn't matter so much, I have found the opposite to be true with my own testing and my own page results.  So we are going to do it anyways, since what matters is results and repeated testing.  I can't emphasize that enough here, don't take my word for it or anyone else's word, even if something makes sense, test it out before running with it.

Here's What We Need to Do This

o    A low competition keyword
o    Social Signals - (From Multiple Social Media Accounts)
o    High Ranking Tumbler Accounts
o    High Ranking Weebly Pages
o    Articles Relevant to the page you want to rank

To really get into this properly we need to first look at what easy long tail keywords are and how they work:

An easy keyword should have a competitiveness score of 20 or less.  Lately many marketers have expressed skepticism about finding easy keywords.  Many say there simply aren't any left, but this has not bee true for me.  With a bit of work and a good search tool like Long Tail Pro, you can find easy keywords, like this one:

The Stats:

o    3 keyworks
o    Review keyword: People looking to buy
o    2900  monthly searches: (excluding worldwide)
o    Keyword is only 12!

This is just one example of a super easy to rank keyword that has good search volume.  This means if I rank a site promoting an in demand product related to this keyword search I'm going to get unlimited passive income, month after month, while I sleep.  :-)

So, now I am going to make my money site around this key word.  I will then get backlinks and rank it to make money.


Let's get going:

This image shows exactly how I rank my niche affiliate sites using seo backlinking strategies.  I also link out to my other existing niche sites to pass on additional link juice, but aside from that I simply send a combination of social signals, 10+ high PA tumblers, and 1-3 High PA Weeblies.  By doing this with some good long tail keywords, I can get good rankings for my money sites.

Something worth mentioning here is that there is no exact formula that can guarantee good rankings and traffic for every site.  I've heard claims about secret methods that can rank anything, and from my experience these claims are nonsense.

There is no one definitive guide in SEO that will guarantee high rankings for all sights
They promise 1st positions in Google: promises in SEO are complete rubbish, at least that is my honest opinion.  Some of the best people that I've worked with always avoided making such promises since they don't want to damage their reputation.  So I suggest to test things out and to not pay anyone who makes such promises.

I've tested these strategies on websites with keywords with a score of 23 or less for competition and I've been able to rank.  I've also known other marketers who have had success with this.  So this is a good strategy to work with and to improve upon using your own tests. 

So it's important to keep in mind that this strategy is only good for competition scores of 24 or less.  I haven't used it for higher competition keywords.  When I do more research in this area I will publish an article on it.  More than likely anything with a higher competition will require building a high quality private blog network, that's for sure.  Of course these days with all the google updates guest posting is the better option.
Ok, so back to this method

Social Signals Are Important

For all of my ranking operations, I start with social signals and that applies here as well.  Believe it or not social engagement is still an important factor in google ranking, probably because they see it as a sign that your content is providing real value for your users, so much so that they are sharing it on social media.  Despite forum debates and various claims on this, my tests have shown good results with social signals.
I like to get my social signals from Konker.  Almost is good there are long as they have good ratings and you make sure to get them on drip feed.

google seo with socila signals 2

Power Your Site With High PA Tumblrs

This is where you can really start to get the results you are looking for.
Backlink building is a fundamental ranking factor next to quality content.   The right blend of backlinks combined with good on page SEO can truly boost your ranking.

We can summarize off page SEO like this:

o    Niche/affiliate site  - this will be your main money site
o    Tier 1 sites - this is usually a free web 2.0 linked to your money site
o    Tier 2 sites - these link to your tier 1 sites giving them a boost
o    Tier 3 sites - these give even more links linking to the tier 2 sites linked to your tier 1 site. (like a pyramid)

o    PBN's - Private Blog Networks are used for higher ranking keywords or anytime you happen to need extra ranking power.

o    I suggest caution with PBN's though as the google algorithm is getting smarter and sometimes PBN's can get your website slapped.  A safer alternative is guest blogging, but only after you've ranked your site with some web 2.0's first.

While there is a plethora of strategies out there, today we will focus only on web 2.0 sites.

Before continuing with this, you should make sure that your on page SEO is fully optimized.  The best guide I've found so far is on Brian Green's Backlinko site.  Click here, On Page Seo: Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Page to check your site is fully optimized.  Otherwise your wasting your backlinks!

Here is an image to give you a clearer idea of how this link building process works:

According to this above image this link building strategy can take up a lot of time. But here I will show you a hack that will save you time while still giving you all the link juice that you need.

Do you want to know my link building hack?

I simply set up tier one links that already have tier 2 and 3  backlinks going to them and whose domain names have aged.

Here is an example of the wrong way to do this: you could build some Tumblrs or Weebly sites with no links pointing to them and guess what will happen?  Nothing.  
If you don't have any links going to those web 2.0 sites there will be virtually zero chances of google recognizing the backlink let alone giving your money site any authority. Your page will get no authority.

This is why I buy Tumblr, Blogger, Weebly, and also Wordpress sites that already have links going to them . The bottom line is that this saves me a tremendous amount of time and it gives me good results.

Right, now where can you buy Tumblr’s?

On this site I shop for people selling tumbler and Weebly sites.  I recommend finding these on Konker.  You can get really good deals here and you can then re-use these Tumblr and Weebly's to build up your other sites as well.

Let's Set Up Some Tumblr Sites

Another great thing about Tumblr sites is that you don't need to prepare any big articles, you can just upload an image and insert your link and that's it!  

I recommend starting with 10-15 of them, and then wait a month or so to see how it ranks, then you should add more as needed.   The amount of competition in your niche dictates how many tumblr and weebly sites you need.

You will need to use a VPN to protect yourself from possible penalties.  Anything that can change you ip address is good. You must always sign into each Tumblr account from a different IP, and always with a clean browser. Make sure to clear any history on your browsers and prevent footprints.

Now login and make your page legit by adding a picture to your avatar in the profile section.  After that just upload an image, add a short bit of text and add your link and also add an outbound link to another authority site to keep google happy.  :-)

So here is your checklist:

o    Buy some high ranking tumblrs on Konker or Fiverr
o    Clean your cache and go online with your VPN
o    Make your Tumblr profiles legit by adding avatars
o    Post a related image and some text
o    Link to your money site and to another high authority

That's it, repeat this with as many Tumblrs you need and you should be ranking.

Diversity Rules

If you get someone else to do this for you make sure they know what they are going and that they use diverse anchor text.  I've heard many complaints from people who outsourced this work and they got penalized by google for having their anchor text all done with the same keyword.

Google will usually interpret this as spamming and they will penalize your site so make sure to have diversity in your anchor text.

Basically your anchor text should be mixed according to this model:

o    Naked URLs----
o    Brand name--- Affiliate Tools 4 U
o    Keyword --- what ever key word your ranking for
o    Miscellaneous  – “visit here" “check it out”  "click here" etc

Google loves diversity, so remember to mix it up like the list above.  Also I recommend only adding 2-3 tumblrs a day.  Google likes natural organic don't panic, be organic...   :-)

After creating the tumblr profiles its best to let them sit and wait for google to pick them up.  This can be sped up by submitting the url to google.

Add Some Weebly Sites for Extra Juice

I then add 1 to 3 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.

I buy my articles at $4 per 500 words. You can use iWriter for cheap articles.
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.

Add Social Media 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 though, and I don’t recommend it if you don’t know how to set one up.

Checking Backlinks

When checking for Backlinks try and do it in the Google Search Console, Most 3rd party backlink checkers are inaccurate.  This is from the Google Search Console “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.

Some Parting Words

Basically what your learning to do here is to build your own private blog networks (pbn's) that are ranked by high PA backlinks

After testing this approach repeatedly I have had consistent results, but I've only used this to rank for long tail keywords.  You can of course just pay someone to give you backlinks from their own pbn, but then you run some risk of hurting your rankings if the person does a bad job, or worse having someone steal your keyword!

Building your own pbn is normally quite time consuming, but if you follower the instructions in this post you can do this fairly quickly and get good results.  If you use this method with my other methods for free traffic you should be getting tons of targeted traffic and if your site is well constructed: sales.  If you haven't read my guide to free traffic you can get it here.

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