2014′s Guide To Rank Destroying PR Links
Howdy ho! Becker here…
Today I will be breaking the norm and
communicating with you via the written word
Why? Because this going to be your go-to
post when it comes to building PR links
and I want you to be able to quick reference it
Cool? (If not here is a picture of a a dog to make
it slightly more “cool”)
Welcome To The Easiest Algorithm Since 2001 (If You Read This Post)
Yes… I can say with with zero understatement that this
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In the past few months, I have literally just thrown
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The 2014 Guide To PR Links (Step By Step)
The true secret to fast result SEO right now
is simply PR links + brand + solid on page SEO.
Now in this post I am going to attempt to completely
break down what it takes to create the perfect PR
link so that you can then go out there and create
an army of them.
This has worked for me and hundreds to thousands
of others, so without further a due lets do this BROTHA! (or lady)
What Is A PR Link?
(Read this even if your a “pro’)
A PR links is simply a link placed on
a site that holds trust and authority in
As a result a handful of these links can
provide significantly more power than
even 50,000 low quality links.
They also provide stable, untouchable
rankings if done right.
First off, though… I encourage you only
to think of them as PR links by name
The page rank or PR of a site is a 1-10
rating system that Google created. It
in theory represent the “trust” or “linking
power” a site can pass on…
With that being said, Google has stopped
updating their public PR index. This means
that the PR pages these days can be wildy
In fact many PR 0 and PR N/A sites can
hold some Hulk Hogan sized link power…
So for the rest of this lovely post, keep in mind
we are referring to these links as “PR Links” in
name alone… (High Authority Google Trusted
Links is a mouthful…)
Also when I use the term “PR” I am speaking
about the general power of a page and not
so much Googles page rank.
There are actually dozens of other indicators
we must look at when we want to truly determine the
power of these links.
How To Create A True Powerful PR Link
In essence a PR link is simply a link placed in the content
of a page that has PR (remember I’m talking about
a pages power, not its page rank)
By content I also mean, not placed in the comment
area. Anything else tends to carry good link juice.
Now there are a few ways to create these kinds of
Buy The Domains (We will get more into this)
In simple terms, you can go out there and find domains
that already carry power and then place your links on
For example you can find a domain that just expired and
has some solid PR. You then buy it for 30 buckeroos and
place your link on it…
There is more to it than that which I will get into, but that is
the basics of it…
Simply Buy/Rent The Links
Selling and renting links is a hot business right now. On top
of that finding someone to buy from is not exactly hard
(I am actually providing a list of vendors if the bonus content
below. Tweet to get it)
Long story shorty, you find the owners of powerful pages
and you pay them to place your links on them. I will explain
a bit more about this later on.
AND THAT IS IT
There are a bunch of creative ways to get PR links like
guest posting, networking, etc. However, for a beginner
that is virtually impossible and for an expert it takes
WAY to long to see results on new sites.
It is simply not practical. Focus on the two methods
I listed above and you will have a much easier time
getting results instead of wasting your time “networking”
What To Look For In A PR Page
Now just like small children we don’t want to go leaving
our links just anywhere.
Before placing a link on a PR site OR buying the site to
place links on we want to inspect the diddly out of it.
Now, in order to do this correctly you will need a
You are gonna want
Yes, you might need to invest $30 into a
Majestic/Ahrefs SEO account. If you cannot do that
here is a link that will help
Now that we have those, this is EVERYTHING
we want to look at. With that being said, we want
to look at all the signs as a whole and NOT just
one or two.
Is The Site Indexed
To check this, throw the sites url into
Google. If it is not showing up it is either
de-indexed (removed from Google) OR
If the site fails this test, it is a for sure no!
What Is The Sites PR
PR is not a deciding factor for the power
of a site, but it can be a good sign.
If it has a PR of 1-6 it is worth at least
checking out. (Do not completely count
out PR 0′s as well)
What is ratio of referring domains to links?
Throw your site into Majestic/Ahrefs SEO. You will
see the tool show the sites total links and the total
We want to see somewhat equal proportions,
because what really matters is the amount of referring
domains and unique IPs linking to the site.
For example if BBQ.com links to your site 12,000 times
it doesn’t have the power of 12k links. You’re simply
getting the same link from the same site over and over.
After about 2-3 links from a site, they stop counting
in most cases. This why we want tons of different
sites linking in and not so much a ton of links.
Simply put, if a site has 10 referring domains
and 10k links..something may be up.
What Are The Flow/Site Ratings
In any scanning tool there will be
“trust ratings” of some sort.
These mostly suck. Like a porta
potty, a good appearance does
not mean everything is safe on
With that being said, what you
want to look for is “okay” ratings.
In Majestic this will be a trust
flow/citation flow above 10
In open site explorer, its a page
authority greater than 25
In Ahrefs we want a domain
rank above 10 and an Ahrefs domain
rank above 25
For example, if a site had 800
backlinks and its trust flow
is below 5 something is up.
On the flip side, if it has a great
rating this is good BUT not a sure
sign of quality.
So to sum it up, we mostly use the
rating to spot an instant stinker and
not as the sole indicator of quality.
Are The Links Spammy or MOSTLY Real
The whole point of picking up PR domains
is because they have links we cannot get normally.
For example is a site has 50,000 spammy links going
to it it won’t be very powerful in Googles eyes because
the links are garbage.
However, if it has 200 real normal links going to it even
if it has a low PR it will still carry some serious juice.
With that being said, be picky about the domains you
pick but not paranoid. A few bad PR links cannot tank
your niche sites, and if they could the search results would be nuts.
So really the only risk is wasting a bit of time and money.
NOW, when your looking for spam links you want to look
for the following things
- Super repeated anchor text
- Adult links
- Obvious SEO (all the links are about watches for example)
- Mass spammy forum and comment links
- Russian links (end with .RU and are usually spam)
- Chinese/korean links (Not always bad but usually)
You should be able to spot these links right away,
so do not worry about digging 55 pages deep.
Now, after you have done that you want to look for
real links or at least semi decent links. The easiest
way to spot these are
- A wide variety of anchor text
- Lots of url and misc anchor text
- They come from real sites
- They tell a story (IE a former news site will have story titles linking in)
I encourage you to not be TO picky with this. If
there is a lack of spam links, you are usually
good to go.
Is It Related To Our Niche
This is a plus but TOTALLY not needed.
It is extremely hard to find reasonably priced
domains in a niche of our choice and even if
we do the power it provides is not that much
A quality site is a quality site, even if it is not
in our niche.
There are other “signs” we can of course look
at, but for the most part the above will serve
DO NOT overcomplicate this.
Creating The PR Links 101
I have said this 1000 times but in case you
are one of those scally wags who has never
been around Source Wave I will say it again…
The cores of SEO are PR + Relevance. In factual
theory: the more relevant PR links we have the
strong our rankings will be…
So my SEO Pokemon, what we now need
to do is either buy spots on PR sites OR create our
For buying links
Alright, so this is fairly simple and perhaps
the best way to get started because the risks
What we want to do is go hang around SEO
communities (SEO Facebook groups) and forums. I’ve left a big
old list of these places in the bonus content
at the bottom of the page (You have to tweet
this post to get it)
Once there, we simply want to find people
who are willing to rent out their links. Below
is the going prices I would pay for the links
per month (The most common rental pricing)
PR 1 : $5-15
Anything after a PR6 is probably a bad domain OR
an extreme authority domain that will be to pricey.
And poof…. This is the simplest way to get PR
For Domain Buying/Owning PR Links
Now, the most common and effective way of
creating PR links is simply buying domains
that already have authority.
What we then do is make these sites relevant
to a niche of our choosing and then place our
links on them…
This can be a hairy process so I have given it
it’s own section (prepare for over detailed glory
Creating High PR Domains
I will be breaking this down in steps
Step 1: Buy The Domains
Okay, so step uno is of course to buy the
domains. What you essentially want to
do is look for ALL the signs I showed
you above and use tools to find expiring
domains up for auction.
The tools you will need are
-All the other tools I mentioned above
Now, if you are broke and cannot
afford these tools, your first objective
is to get a job.
Once you obtain that, if you are cheap
then the most essential tool is Ahrefs
because you need to see sites link
profiles… The end. Get it.
Register compass on the other hand
can be somewhat replaced by free tools
though (Though they take longer)
What these tools do is essentially
let us find the domains we are
Here are a few freebies
Now, we will basically scan around these
tools looking for decent domains. Do note
that most domains will be hammered shit.
However, if you stick to the signs I mentioned
above you will consistently find good domains.
Buy these good domains.
Pricing Wise: It truly depends on the quality
of the domain. Also keep in mind it is better
to have a bunch of decent domains instead
of having a few EPIC domains.
If the site is a PR 1-3 I would not pay more
than $100 for it. If it is a PR 4-6 I would
not pay more than $200 ESPECIALLY
if you are new to this.
ALSO NOTE People Will Do THis For You
There is metric boat load of PR domain
I mainly use these because I am busy
running 3 different multi million dollar
companies and value my time.
Essentially these dudes go out there and
pick good domains for you, then you buy
the domains at a mark up.
I find the mark up is well worth the time
saved, but this is up to you.
I have included a list of vendors in the bonus
Step 2: Hosting The Domains
I could give you the super fine technical
nitty gritty behind PR domain hosting…
But I am not, because it is NOT important.
Repeat: NOT IMPORTANT
All you need to know is that you need to
host your domains under different host and
never have more than 2-3 domains on the
The reason for this is you will get diminishing
returns on your domains. When Google sees
all of the links to a site coming from the same
area of the country, IP addresses or hosting
platform it stops counting the links as heavily.
THE END. That is all you need to know. Stop
thinking and just do it.
In the bonus content I have left a huge list of
super cheap $1-$2 domain hosting.
Step 3: Preparing The Domain For Links
After we have our domains hosted, you are going
to want to put WordPress on these domains. (Note:
you do not HAVE to put wordpress on them, it’s just
the easiest option)
Then place VERY simple themes on the sites. You can
do this by searching for “one column” themes in the
Then after you install the theme, we want to rip out
the footer. This is because theme makers usually leave
their links in the footer to net some backlinks… This
hurts our sites link juice.
To do this go into the wordpress admin, go to appearance,
then go to the footer file and simply delete everything in it.
NEXT: If you do not want people spying on your domains,
throw on a handy tool called spyder spanker OR follow this
simple guide to blocking link scanning tools spiders.
All this really does is stop other SEO’s from spying on your
links. Google can still see everything so it is really up to
xml site maps. The first plugin will make sure you keep all
your link juice and the second tool will make sure Google
see’s your site a tad bit faster.
Congrats, your site is ready to send out links
Placing Content On Our Sites
The next thingy we want to do our sites is put some
relevant content on them.
What we want to do is figure out what niche we want
to rank for. For this example I will just say “gold”.
So to make our site relevant, go change the site title
and metas to something about our target niche.
For example my site title could be : “Buy Gold Ponies”
After that, you need to place 150-500 word articles
on your site about your target niche.
An easy way to do this is to simply write an article
then spin it with this software, and then re-use the
article over and over.
For the article, simply put the main keyword in the title
and use it in the article.
Then link out to your domain with your chosen anchor
text (I will get into the best anchor text here in a bit)
Pow. You have a relevant PR link
A Few Cool Ways To Boost Your Power
I have always found placing a relevant youtube
video around your link and linking out to an authority
site from your PR domain will boost the links power
Try it out =)
Proper Linking 101
Kudos to you, you are officially building
the most powerful kind of link online.
But before you throw yourself a small parade
you need to learn a wee bit about proper linking.
Now… luckily I have spilled the beans on about 85%
of what I do SEO wise all over Source Wave. I encourage
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With that being said, when you are linking from your PR
sites do not repeat your anchor text. There are 2 reasons
1. Repeating anchor text can trigger over optimization,
this is the #1 reason why people get penalized
2. By having broad anchor text we can rank for far
For example, if the search I am targeting is “Golden
Ponies” (this is not a good search by the way) I would
want to vary my anchor text like this
Buy golden ponies
Gold ponies for sale
Best golden ponies online
Help with Golden Pony Addiction
This will give me a wide array of anchor text
and make my power PR links look far more
natural to Google.
NOTE: This does not apply to all links. Be
sure to watch my video post on brand links.
This only applies to PR sites.
You are now building super powerful links
like a champion.
BIG WARNING: Your brain will be tempted
to super over complicate this. DO NOT!
If you are a pro, add your own twist to this.
If you are a beginner though, just follow this
simple process and rank for low to medium
competition terms. The end!
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