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Okay great

So You Got Your First Client and You’re All Like

But WAIT! How Do You Provide The Service


Well that is exactly what I want to break down in the written version of this post. Now a lot of this is covered in the video in a over the shoulder way, HOWEVER I want you to have a free quick reference in this article (If you appreciate that please toss our fan page a like below)

Now if you are new here, first stop by our client getting guide so you can get a SEO client


The 5 Steps To Getting Awesome Results For Clients

The thing about local SEO is it is borderline easy to assembly line the whole process once you get it done.

While every client of mine gets special attention, I have a streamlined way of giving that attention that lets me


1. First identify and fix possible issues

2. Understand exactly what they need

3. Get them results


And those three things is what it all comes down to! So without further adue here are my steps to doing this


Step 1: Checking Their Past Links

Taking a peek at your clients backlinks is a 110% must do!

This is a step I do not see many local SEO’s do, and frankly it is mind blowing. If you fail to do this your setting yourself up to get either

A) And extremely unhappy customer

B) Frustrating results

C) Possibly sued (which is why you should never GUARANTEE results in a contract)


What this step does is check to make sure your clients site is healthy…If you fail to check this and address this within the first month your gonna be in for some hurt.

What you have to understand is that most clients you get will have had SEO work done in the past. If their rankings are very poor its likely they had their SEO done by idiots and their site is damaged to the point where it will not rank.

This is NOT your fault and most of the time not even the best SEO in the world will fix this. So how do we check for this?


Step 1: Check its current rankings

If your client had SEO work done in the past, and their site is optimized (if it is not check step 2) they SHOULD at least be past page 5.

If they are sitting past page 5 with an optimized site that has a year or so worth of SEO done to it then SOMETHING is wrong. This is your first sign that your client has handed you a corpse you can’t revive


Step 2: Check their links

Now what we want to do is check their link profile in majestic. Right off the bat we want to check a few things

1) How far their SEO dates back (can be seen for the past 5 years). If they have links dating back a few years they HAVE had SEO work done for them. This usually is bad, as if the SEO work was any good they would be ranking


2) Their trust flow and citation flow – If it is below 20 they more than likely have bad links


The next thing we want to check is their back links. Now if you have the $40 per month version of majestic (which you should) you can see a large majority of their links. Now what we want to do is check for


1) Bad Links – To check for these go back to their farthest back pages in majestic. If they have a TON of links with zero trust flow/citation flow…They have bad links


2) Blog Networks – Not all blog networks are bad. But for the most part, SEO service providers in the past just threw sites up on networks to get rankings. When these networks got blasted, all of their clients got blown up.

Now, a lot of networks just threw in the towel and never even took the links down. So your gonna see a lot of potential clients with old networks still aimed at them.

The will be pretty obvious. Just stand alone blog posts on random sites, with their anchor text. You might have to dig a little bit, but its worth finding them

Example of a typical blog network site


3) Over Optimized Anchor Text – The other thing most SEO services messed up was anchor text. If your clients is trying to rank for “Monkey Clothes” and 90% of his anchor text is “Monkey Clothes” they probably triggered a penguin penalty.


What To Do If You Have A Client With A “Corpse” Site

No… you do not try to repair the SEO, that has like a 10% chance of working. If you let a client stay on, and then at the end of 6 months say…”Well your site was busted the whole time, thanks for the money”…They are gonna flip shit and say “Why couldn’t you fix this or why didn’t you tell me from the get go”

This is not your fault, but when someone is paying you keep this in mind “If they are not happy, you are wrong”. So with that being said, trying to revive a dead site rarely works and is not something you can rely on


So what do you do?

Its really simple…

1st : Buy a new domain and push ALL of the content to this domain. (Get an optimized domain for best results EX:

2nd : Keep their old domain up (people might still come to it) but simply block robots from reading it. This way you have zero duplicate content

3rd : Rank the new domain…taaa daaah


This gets rid of all the negative SEO factors and gives you a fresh start!


“But isn’t ranking a new domain harder than an aged domain?”

Yes…BUT it is

A) 10x easier than ranking a penalized domain

B) With the curent algorithm rankings come FAST so it doesn’t matter


Bing bam boom, your client has a chance to rank again. Move to step 2


What If My Client Seems Healthy?

Then move to step 2


Step 2: Check Their Site

9/10 When you check a clients site..something might be a bit off

The next thing we want to do is optimize their website for their searches.


Your going to see primarily two set ups

1) A wordpress site which you SHOULD be able to optimize

2)A html site which might confuse you


If you see an HTML site and you don’t know HTML here is what you do

1) Learn super simple basic html…

Holy crap your an internet marketer and the internet is built with HTML..Why the hell haven’t you learned to read it yet. I took one basic HTML class when I was 14 years old and its totally covered my needs till now. Spend a day or two learning this

2) Make small changes with in the HTML. Meta tags and the content of a page is SUPER easy to modify without major changes.

For example: when you open up a basic html page it will have these basic things

<meta charset=”UTF-8″ />
<title>Source Wave : SEO Blog</title>
<meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=UTF-8″ />
<meta name=”robots” content=”index, follow” />
<meta name=”description” content=”Source Wave Marketing Is A SEO Blog That Shares The Latest Insights On SEO and Internet Marketing” />
<title>Daves Dental Shop</title>
<meta name="description" content="Dave is awesome" />
Dave is a great guy!


Now to make this optimized just change the stuff slightly to make it optimized


<title>Dallas Dentist Dave</title>
<meta name="description" content="Dave is a great Dallas Dentist and Fort Worth Dental Expert" />
Dave is a great guy and also a Dallas Dentist


Yes…That is a simple explanation. If you need more go to and spend 2 hours learning basic HTML. If you want a future in internet marketing, you should know the basics of how a web page works. Its SUPER SUPER SUPER (notice how I said super 3x) easy to learn.


What To Do To Their Site

The next thing you want to do is

A) Optimize the main page for the main keyword OR make a page focused around the main keyword

B) Make additional pages for the other keywords you want to rank for


A lot of times you will get a client with a branded home page url like :

This of course is not very SEO optimized. So sometimes it is just best to try and rank a page for their main keyword like

This truly depends on how well their homepage is already ranking and is up to you.


For their other more obscure searches. For example : Free teeth whitening Dallas…Your going to want to make additional URL optimized pages

Why? Because

A) Ranking the home page for every term is impossible. You can only optimize one page for so many searches

B) The url of a page provides a big bonus in ranking

C) Because I said so


Now Add The Secret Rank Increasers

Get the following on their pages

1) Links to authority sites (like wikipedia)

2) Youtube vids if you can

3)A google maps on the home page (helps with local)


Things That MUST Go

1) Phone numbers in the title

2) Over optimized pages (very common)


Bing Bam Boom, Their Site Is Ready To Rock

Now to move onto the next step


Step 3: Check Those Competitors, Ya Hear

Local SEO is about beating your competition

The biggest difference between local SEO and personal SEO is how you read competition.

In personal SEO your trying to find low competition

In local SEO your walking into a room full of tough competition (in certain niches) and saying “WHO WANTS SOME”. In local SEO your pretty much only going to be able to rank by beating other SEOs.

Its pretty much like a never ending dog fight. (Que Kenny Loggins and Top Gun music)

Pretty much sums up local SEO…sort of…


…Yes I know that was not needed and distracting

Now before you get intimidated by the sweet guitar riffs, realize most SEO’s are horrible. Like “really bad, your dog can beat them at SEO” horrible.

If you read everything on Source Wave you can beat about 95% of SEO’s. If your an Infinitum members, you can beat 99% of them.


What we want to do now though, is simply gauge how big of a gun we need to bring to the SEO party. In short we are going to judge how much we will have to spend to beat them.


Now here is our secret weapon

Most SEO companies are short sited and only spend 20% of what a client gives them on getting results. I however, spend 100% of what they give me TILL I get results


Because I want a client for life…Not just 6 months. Get them results fast and you will never worry about them canceling. So with that strategy in mind, if a client is paying 1k a month I can get the results that most Agencies could only get in 5 months (spending $200 a month) in 1 month (Because I spend it all)


What We Do

The first thing we need to do is throw our competitors in Majestic SEO. Now lets use the search “Dallas Dentist” as an example. Keep in mind there are some bad ass mofos in this search. If you stick to suburbs starting off you will not have competition like this.

Lets throw in the number one site :


Now lets look at a few things they are doing


1) Buying relevant directory links

Okay so its obvious they are spending money. Here is a directory links.


2) Swapping links

After another quick look it is clear they are swapping links with other practices (or paying to be on them). This is really good SEO FYI


3) Working with link swapping services

After a bit more digging, it is pretty clear they working with A LOT of link swapping services


What This Tells Us

First off these guys are gonna be tough as hell to beat. Their main focus and top links ALL come from swapping links with other businesses.

Most of the time this is not the case, but to beat them (and this will take awhile) we will have to first get the same SEO they have. This takes us to the next step


Step 4: Mimic The Competition

To be a tough SEO, you first must copy the tough SEO’s!

The first thing we need to do is get on the same level as our competition. Now the site above has some VERY good SEO, we might not be able to beat them but we can definitely beat some of the other competitors.

If I were to go for this search here is what I would do


A) Judge the cost to beat them : This would probably be about 2.5k a month at least.

B) Buy links from the same directories : I would go through their list of sites and get links their as well

C) Start swapping links with their friends: Obviously a lot of similar sites are open to trade, I would contact them and well…trade :P


How To Judge The “How Much”

I have a simple rule of thumb for this.


If it is a local keyword (City, Suburb, Town): if it is high competition (mostly city) then $2.5k a month, if it is low competition $1k a month

If it is a national keyword: If it is low competition 2.5-5k a month. If it is medium to high 5k-7.5k. If it is a tough mofo keyword 10k+.


How many keywords is this?

10 keywords, with a 25%-50% increase for 10 additional keywords


Do I do a set up fee?

Most SEO services do this…I do not, why? I do not need it and a one time upfront payment doesn’t help my recurring revenue (which is all I care about). Sure I don’t make as much as other SEO providers up front, but when I am wiping the floor with them for a tad cheaper 2 months later do you think I am going to lose many customers?


This Will Be The Majority Of Your Work

In step 5 we will be doing some HARD hitting SEO. However, hard hitting does not mean time consuming.

Mimicking competitors is the most time consuming task and should be part of your on going service. After the heavy hitting first month, taking time every month to check what your competitors are doing and match it will get you HUGE rank increases.

The best thing about your competition is you can ALWAYS see what they are doing and what is working best for them. Their power house links show up first in majestic and you can literally track anything they are focusing on doing.

Now lets focus on our secret sauce


Quick Tip

Remember when I said mimic your competion.

If your in a low competition area, why not steal mimic what the sites in TOUGH areas are doing anyways. This will give you  a serious edge in lower competition areas like suburbs.


Step 5: High PR Relevant Link Building + Local SEO

The final step to all this is crushing our targeted searches with high PR relevant backlinks.

You will see 100 different SEO strategies, but the CORE of ranking for whatever search you want is high PR relevant links…The end…Period…It always wins

There will of course be sites that have a serious edge on a search you might not be able to beat AND sometimes you will not be able to afford as many PR links as you need. However, 9/10 times this is what will win your search.


How Do We Do This?

Its borderline impossible to get your links on truly high PR relevant sites. You also don’t have time for this if you want to be effective, despite what many white hat dumb asses may tell you.

To do this super quickly and super effectively, we literally just buy high PR sites and then put our own relevant content on them. This makes them a relevant high PR link. Bam we win.

Lucky for you I have created a 4000 word guide on doing this here.


What Elese? Time To Buy Links

Buying super high PR links from good quality sites in the fastest way to get an immediate bump from any search. You can find these links by using forums to locate sellers OR from buying your competitors links.

Again I have made another HUGE guide explaining how to do this here.


Anything Else?

Yes..For local searches (area based searches) reviews, citations, and links from relevant local area sites are becoming more and more important.

Its gonna be a pain in the butt, but I truly believe this will be what solely ranks sites locally in the future (especially reviews via the Google placeplus review system)


You also see the Google places/plus 7 box blanket the first page of searches. This used to be super easy to manipulate by simply building a ton of citation links, but after the G+ upgrade and importance of reviews it is just a big pile of WTF at the moment. It can also be a serious burden.

I have managed to rank well in this many times by mass building reviews and citations but its is really just a mess right now (its a mix of the users location,review, citations, local site links) and I more so aim to just out rank the plus box.

The reason for this is : Real reviews can be a pain in the butt to amass and getting links from local sites (think the local news or local review sites) can be a tough task. Sadly I think grey hat SEO is losing its luster in this area.

With that being said, in uncompetitive areas you can pummel the places box with citations and review links.


For Citation Links

Senuke can do this, my best advice if you cannot do it is to get a outsourcer to do it. Doing this manually can be VERY time consuming.

Just make sure the address on your plus Page + business details is exactly the same as what your putting on the citation sites. This goes for the website as well!


For Reviews

Just follow the exact same procedure above


You can easily both of these totally handled here (Local Citation/Review builder). Again the Plus listings can be extremely unreliable in tough areas, so do not lose your head on this. The links also work GREAT as local backlinks if you link back to your site.




Well congrats…Your ready to get your clients results! If you need more SEO expertise just check out some of our Omega Guide posts


So uh…Go Get Some Client!

In the last 2 posts I have shown you EXACTLY how I get clients and more importantly KEEP clients. You have everything I have now, besides my boyish good looks and ability to do a hand stand (helps with  client conversions).


What you need to do now is take imperfect action…NOW

Do not sit around trying to find out the nitty gritty details of my process….Hell do not even try to copy me. Take my ideas above, use them to get you started and then gain first hand experience so that you have your OWN ideas.

I cannot stress that enough. What I have given you above will ONLY get you started, it will NOT make you successful. Being that 2% of people who gets off their ass and take action (even if its not 100% right) will make you successful.


So with that being said. Give our little blog a like and then get the hell off it. If you want to make money doing this and are not picking up your phone to call businesses right now…You are wrong…Very wrong



Get 50 Profitable SEO Niches (Over 5k Per Sale) With No Competition


"" has 91 Comments

  1. Becker
    April 16, 2013

    Gee Becker this post was so amazing!

  2. Matt
    April 17, 2013

    Great post on this topic, especially with the frustration of the Google +/Google Places 7-box. When you have a moment, could you address three things about getting high-PR links which are not part of a self-built private blog network? If so here are the questions:

    1) A service like “Automatic Backlinks” puts an anchor text link of one’s choice on a page with the minimum PR you set (e.g. PR 4). They then allow you to choose a broad category like “technology” or “health” on which your keyword will appear. My concern is that sometimes the link appears on a WordPress “tag” page in the sidebar (one page only, not site-wide). I checked and the PR is a valid (non-fake) PR 4. Are you comfortable with this type of link assuming that the PR is high enough and the broad topic of the site is within a respectable degree of relevance? If not, are there 3rd party services where you can buy “credits” for single-page high-PR links? Or do you just prefer the methods you outlined earlier?

    2) Are you comfortable using the 3 tiered-linking method, such as you outlined in your SENuke and Ultimate Demon videos, for local clients? If so, do you boost the client’s website (and inner pages) as the “money site”; or do you take the safer route and promote the client’s top linking sites like the client’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube channel, chamber of commerce directory, and BBB page as the “money site”?

    3) You mention that link-swapping, on the local SEO level, is a smart strategy. Many people do not want to link swap, unless it is one of the 3-way link swaps. What do you recommend, and are there any WordPress-oriented link swap brokers/services you suggest?

    Many thanks for your help with these and, again, great job on these posts.

  3. April 17, 2013

    becker your awesome. your like a seo god. and your not nerdy and weird like other internet marketers.

    i have my first client, and this video came out just in time, thank you!!!!! you are making me MONEY. thank you becker

  4. kirrubi
    April 17, 2013

    thank you for this amazing post, thank you for sharing

  5. Frank Reiss
    April 17, 2013

    Becker, your posts are the best thing out there. I have been trying to learn SEO for years now, and I never really understood it until I started watching all of your videos 6 months ago. You are an amazing teacher.

    I have 2 questions.

    1. The links you are building through your PR sites. Do you use EXACT anchor text from those PR sites you build back to your local client’s website?

    2. You had a video before about using SENuke to automate making lots of links to your site. Should we building those type of large number of links automated linking building tools for local SEO as well?

    Thank you,


  6. Marc
    April 17, 2013

    You always seem to step up your game with every post you create! Awsome work man, Local SEO is where it’s at. Not only is it more profitable, but it’s a real business that provides recurring recurring income & referrals :)

  7. Becker
    April 17, 2013

    1) I dont use services (besides private link buys) when making my clients links. I like have total control of their rankings, so my input on this is no don’t do it

    2) Yes, but if its a tough search it really has no effect. Mass links just dont rank competitive sites anymore. I only use this for what I like to call pillow linking

    3) Look at that one sites rankings, they have been their for years. Then tell me if link swaps are a bad idea. I didnt look to closely though, but those MIGHT be 3 ways link swaps actually

    Hope that helps!

  8. Becker
    April 17, 2013

    So glad to read comments like this!

  9. Becker
    April 17, 2013

    No problem friend

  10. Becker
    April 17, 2013

    1. Check the high PR network building guide for these answers

    2. You can, but they should only be used to diversify since you have a budget and can afford more high powered controllable links

  11. Becker
    April 17, 2013

    Exactly Marc! Glad you enjoyed!

  12. April 17, 2013

    Hey Becker,
    Right on time with this one. I was just browsing all over the site like 2 days ago to see if you’d already posted something like this. Perfect timing and very appreciated! You still ROCK!!!

  13. Becker
    April 17, 2013

    ROCK ON!!!!

  14. Marcus
    April 17, 2013

    Hi Becker,

    I have to say it blew me away that link-swapping still works. I will have to study that link profile to see HOW they are doing so that it works well. I’ve been doing this a while, but I am always excited to learn new things. You are the SEO MythBuster.

  15. Simon
    April 17, 2013

    Hey Becker,

    Great post, your last posts inpired me to start a seo service, which will start in a few days.

    Anyway, I have question about this:

    “The url of a page provides a big bonus in ranking”

    Can you confirm this? Why is that happening?

  16. April 17, 2013

    Excellent article Becker……I’ve managed to find a couple of second page sites that have super authority behind them but a) they don’t realise it and b) it’s not targeted at specific keywords. Then by by basically changing their title tags and building a couple of links they have shot up the rankings. They had the power all along but I’ve just directed it :) They think I’m an seo god and I’ve basically done SFA

    Keep up the great work :)

  17. April 17, 2013

    Hello Backer, great, great post as usual. I’ve got 2 questions about the high pr domains purchased.

    1) Are they destined to lose their value over time?
    2) Do you set up only the home page, or you plan adding more inner pages form the start on?

    Thanks, you are my guru :-)

  18. Becker
    April 17, 2013

    Its simply one extra layer of optimization Simon =)

  19. Wally
    April 17, 2013

    white hat dumb asses is the greatest thing I’ve read all week.

  20. Ian
    April 17, 2013

    Hi Becker,

    I’ve only come across your stuff this week and I’m loving what you’re putting out there. Its all really good stuff.

    I tried to start building my own network last year but I just ended up spending hours and hours trying to find decent domains without any luck.

    I’ve started again this week after reading your posts and I’ve still not managed to pick a domain up.

    I don’t know if its just me having bad luck or I’m looking in the wrong places, so far I’ve tried digital point, sedo, searchnames prdomainsale, freshdrop and some software i have called domain profit sniper – all without any luck, its driving me insane lol.

    Do you find domains yourself or do have a VA do it?


  21. Matt
    April 17, 2013

    Thanks for your replies. I appreciate the insights, especially about the mass link building.

    If you are available late this afternoon then e-mail me (should be in your comments dashboard section) as I will be in Uptown. If you need to get away from the screen for a little while then it’s my treat for a beer or coffee. Either way, thank you again for your help.

  22. April 17, 2013

    From Beckers earlier guides:

    1) Only buy domains that have a high number of links pointing to them to ensure they will not lose their value over time (check in Maject SEO). PR 3 – 100+ links / Pr 4 – 800+ links / Pr 5 – 1500+ links-

    Full details in

    2) Make it look like a natural website so build inner pages also – couple of article pages, couple of you tube video pages.

  23. mike
    April 17, 2013

    Great video Becker. You said this term, “Dallas Dentist” was a very competitive search term. However, if you examine the second one on the list, it is extremely weak. It only has 3 as “trust flow” and it is even above the goggle places listing….Any comment?

  24. Becker
    April 17, 2013

    Yeah I saw that, to tell you the truth I have no clue, its a mystery

  25. Stephen
    April 17, 2013

    Hi Alex,

    First of let me just say thank you for your sharing your knowledge so freely. You give more solid actionable steps then most information seller provide in their paid content.

    I have a question for you.

    Matt Cutt’s was at a well known conference recently (can’t remember the conference name) and he mentioned how reviews were going to be playing a major role in rankings here in 2013. He basically said that even if a business has a lot of good SEO including links going on with their site, but their reviews on places like Yelp, Google+ Local, city search and others indicate that they provide poor service (ie low review scores) then Google will still not rank them highly in their SE as Google wants to reward companies that provide a good service. This tells me that reputation management will be a big factor in rankings in the near future and so I’m wondering what your thoughts are on this and if you concur do you have a strategy to address this upcoming segment of the ranking algorithm?



  26. Becker
    April 17, 2013

    1. Matt cutts lies and embellishes the truth a lot.

    2. With that being said this is probably the direction this is heading. However people can always leave truck loads of fake reviews. You can already pay people to leave good reviews in the links i provided in the post. So there you have a brand new strategy =P

  27. JB
    April 17, 2013

    Great post Becker. I’ve been learning some awesome stuff from you over the last few months.

    One question though, you mention not to use phone numbers in title tags – just curious as to they why behind it?

  28. Preston
    April 17, 2013

    Great post as always Becker! Thanks for the local insight!

    I have a question regarding the use of high PR domains that have been purchased:

    Can you use the same domain to point multiple links to the client’s website? For example, on 1 high PR purchased domain, can you place that points to the client’s homepage. Then place that points to a client’s inner page. Basically, what is the most you would want to use your high PR domain for a single site?

  29. Bryan H
    April 17, 2013

    All I can say is ….. EPIC POST!

    You rock.

  30. April 17, 2013

    Isn’t it great when that happens?! I picked up my first client in a similar manner earlier in the year. Mainly they had a product that I loved, were a local mom and pop, and I really wanted to see them do well. I did some minor work for trade of their product. They zoomed. Their online business took off. I’m now a god and handle most of the SEO for local artisans/craftspeople who all had something they didn’t know they had and wanting to sell their products online as well as locally. Sideline business for me, not much cash but trade for some great products and lots and lots of good will in the community and word of mouth advertising.

  31. April 17, 2013

    Hey Becker, you’re really not afraid to use SENuke on citations on money sites? I have a client who is at the bottom of the seven pack. Do you think SENuke will help move them up?

    PS. Your High PR strategy is working for me. Even PR4 sites are helping me. That said, even after I bought a few dogs, the good ones are having an impact.

  32. April 17, 2013

    There’s always some crappy site that’s a mystery but usually, they disappear before long if they’re weak to start out. Nobody can explain everything about Google. Even Google can’t. Cutts will just say something like “we’re always working on improving our quality of search results” blah blah blah blah blah blah.

  33. Rich
    April 17, 2013

    Really appreciate your generosity Becker! You give so much for free! Your success is well deserved!

  34. Becker
    April 17, 2013

    Ive seen sites recovered rankings after removing phone numbers, dont ask me why…But I dont put them in there

  35. Becker
    April 17, 2013

    yep, i dont see why not

  36. Becker
    April 17, 2013

    Thanks bud

  37. Becker
    April 17, 2013


  38. Becker
    April 17, 2013

    Just use the service i linked to :P

    Great to hear it!

  39. April 17, 2013

    Hahahahaha, oh boy.
    Not only you deliver awesome content but you make it really entertaining.
    I have a question regarding autopilot.
    Can autopilot handle porn sites in spanish?

  40. Aldin
    April 17, 2013

    Becker you are my hero… you’re like Chuck Norris of SEO

  41. Becker
    April 17, 2013


  42. Aldin
    April 17, 2013

    i forgot to ask: would you recommend MajesticSeo ($50/month) over SeoSpyGlass ($100 one time fee) to check out the links?

  43. Becker
    April 17, 2013

    I prefer majestic

  44. Mike
    April 18, 2013

    Come on – just post the BUY Button for AUTOPILOT…… :)

  45. April 18, 2013

    That was awesome. Thank you for this. I truly appreciate it.

  46. Dan
    April 18, 2013

    Great as always
    1. When you buy high PR sites to use for linking to American sites do you consider buying none ‘standard’ extensions like, ca,, etc (english speaking countries) or even none english speaking like .de, .be, .fr etc? Maybe it matters for local seo stuff but not so much for other niches?
    2. How much do you value category relevance for the expired domains (the old sites content & the links pointing to the domain)? It is kinda hard to find good expired domains that are category relevant as well. Is this of importance in your mind?

  47. April 18, 2013

    thanks brian

  48. Nick The Geek
    April 18, 2013

    It’s probably Google protecting revenue from click-to-call AdWords Express ads …

  49. Eoin
    April 18, 2013

    Hi Becker, You know these corpse sites you refer to where you say it’s best to start over with a new site, does the disavow tool do what it’s supposed to and is it worthwhile or even possible to use it to resurrect a client’s existing site?

  50. Becker
    April 18, 2013


  51. Becker
    April 18, 2013

    1. Does not really matter to much, of course the closer the extension the better though

    2. You won’t. Random domain names work just find

  52. Becker
    April 18, 2013

    Ive played a lot with the disavow tool. Not very reliable and there is always a chance you will miss the bad links Google is penalizing you for

  53. Ian
    April 18, 2013

    Just noticed I posted this on the wrong page it was meant for your building a high pr network page, DOH!

  54. Mikko
    April 18, 2013

    Super quality again. Lots of new stuff for me.
    A few questions though:

    1) Do you make new pages for the extra keywords even if the clients have “HTML sites”? (sorry if it´s a dumb question, I will go to to improve my html knowledge soon..)

    2) Would you use directories for links even if the inner page is PR 0? This is often the case with PR2-3 directories in my experience.


  55. Tiffany
    April 18, 2013

    Just what I need, I’ve got my FIRST CLIENT :) Now that you have helped me understand SEO, and because I have finally taken action…this is FUN now! I can’t wait to get more customers!

  56. April 18, 2013


    If we join the infitum or whatever its called, do you go deeper into this stuff? and can we ask endless question if we dont understand



  57. April 18, 2013

    Hiya Alex,

    I have a question. My client is ranking first page for one of their keywords and was ranking first page for others. SInce the updates they got hammered on the others but still rank fo that one keyword.

    My question is, should I kill this domain, transfer the content to a new domain and start again?

    Oh and another question should I redirect the old domain if I do?


  58. April 18, 2013

    You mentioned often sights are ‘over optimized’. Can you elaborate a bit on what you would consider over optimized? I am familiar with your basic onsite SEO report. So what exactly is considered over optimized? Thanks.

  59. Peter
    April 18, 2013

    Great content, just to clarify. if for example your competition has 200 backlinks do you need at least 200 direct link to your money site or you can take advantage of link juice of other sites in your link network (or buffer sites). what will be the link structure you will have?

    2. the backlink count in majestic seo. are they direct links to the site? or majestic seo takes into account link juice from other sites in a network

  60. April 18, 2013

    Hey Becker,

    Once you buy a high PR domain and installed wordpress, do you link to your clients site using a post, or a page? If the post shows up on the home page does that effectively send the same juice as compared to just creating a page in wordpress

  61. Chris
    April 19, 2013

    Hi Becker,

    Great value. I was very interested in the part you stated to create a new domain if you’re hit by a penalty. I have had one of my clients site hit by a penalty as I added his site to the ALN network which was blown up by Google (yes I know …). It is still on page 1- 2 of Google with citationflow 29 and trust flow 23 (all keywords around 9-15 position coming from 2-5 postion. I am a bit in doubt wether or not to create a new domain (I will rewrite some texts first as some of the product descriptions are copied from the producer’s site). What would you do?

    P.S. Do you also accept Dutch sites in Autopilot?

  62. M Ahmad
    April 20, 2013

    Hello Becker
    Been following your SEO emails, excellent posts and always to the point… so far ;) I’m getting ready to also start my seo business

    soon, Need to know that can you please post links to your “Client Getting Guide” I can’t seem to find it and also which niches to target, I really

    appreciate it… thanks once again for such technically detailed write ups…

  63. April 20, 2013

    Regarding setting a new site up and pushing the content over. I have a number of affiliate sites that were doing ok before panda/penguin but got smacked because of bad linking. Would it be ok to do the same with these affiliate sites, ie move the content over to a new domain and block/delete the old one?

  64. April 21, 2013

    Hi Becker!

    Another great post. My personal highlight is the raving Gandalf!



  65. April 22, 2013

    Hey Becker,

    I enjoyed this guide. I was wondering if you could make a separate guide on how to offer back linking services? I want to sell back links to the public to cover my ass until I can get a job in this poor economy. I’d appreciate it! Thanks!

  66. April 23, 2013

    Doesn’t look “crappy” or even all that “weak” to me. Dallas Dentist in the domain name, physical location near the actual center of Dallas, good internal linking, tons of relevant content pages. A quick look at only the link profile is as inaccurate as looking at any isolated factor, you have to take it all into account.

  67. April 23, 2013

    Hey Becker,

    Can we redirect the client’s old slapped domain to the new one (where we placed their content) or do you still recommend the “no robots” method?



  68. April 24, 2013

    Wow Gandalf

  69. April 25, 2013

    I just love your videos man… And not only because of Gandalf! :-) Great content again.

  70. lance
    April 29, 2013

    hey Becker,
    great content as always i am learning things everyday from your blog and I’ve been spinning in circles over SEO for years. I do have some websites that do rank first page and some #1 first page and that was before I found source wave but now you are fitting all the pieces of the puzzle of why or how i got there. i have been looking to get into Local marketing and now with this training i am confident I can go out and get clients. That and 3 hour webinar with Mike Long helped so much and gave me a big ah ha moment on the parts that stumped me the most which was mostly getting clients. The strategy they use is well kinda common sense but over looked by everyone really. If anyone hasn’t watched that webinar I advice you to watch it.:) I do have a question though….

    what do you do when the top ranking for the local search term is a link or a Link? Is it easy to rank for these especially when there is no EMD ranking on the first page or I can buy the

    Also i was checking for a local dentist EMD and came across a .com that was sitting #12 but isn’t using his anchor text right. Is this a potential client considering the dentist went out and bought a local EMD and is doing SEO?

  71. May 14, 2013

    Hey Becker, i am an inconditional fan of yours!

    I have been dealing with a question i can´t have solved watching your videos and reading your posts.

    I speek Portuguese and i am doing Portuguese Sites to earn some cash. Beside of creating blog networks, i wish to use SEO tools for my own language.

    Will they work the same as for English SEO? If you can give me a tip, i would thank you a lot!

    Can´t thank you enough for the info you provide!


  72. May 15, 2013

    Hi Becker great post,

    You said, “So what do you do?

    Its really simple…

    1st : Buy a new domain ……

    2nd : Keep their old domain up (people might still come to it) but simply block robots from reading it. ….”

    What’s the easiest way to, “..block robots..”?


  73. Steph
    May 15, 2013

    Things That MUST Go

    1) Phone numbers in the title

    2) Over optimized pages (very common)

    Becker, whats the issue with the phone numbers in the title? I have all my sites ranking with the numbers displaying in the titles on page 1..

    Can you clarify buddy.


  74. Becker
    May 15, 2013

    Just a personal thought, if all your pages are ranking then of course disregard what I say

  75. June 2, 2013

    Does SEO that I have been good, I do not know…

  76. June 6, 2013

    Over-optimized is when the anchor text is anything above 50% of the incoming links, especially for an Exact Match Domain. Also On-Page SEO can be over-optimized, so cool your jets on that also now. I think less than 10% main keyword anchor text is what is being taught now. Not sure what Alex is teaching since I haven’t read his Omega guide yet.

  77. WarrenC
    June 21, 2013

    “Your Children Should Choose His Own Kids Water Shoes”. It’s just… priceless.

  78. WarrenC
    June 21, 2013

    Yeah, that’s a very good question, agung. I also don’t know.

  79. Robin
    June 24, 2013

    Hi Becker – thanks for the post.

    I just bought your SEO Omega Course, but found my way here because I’m more interested in local SEO than niche.

    Had a few of questions:

    1. In the Omega course you talked about padding the high pr site links (that you built) by using SeNuke XCr. You don’t mention that here… would you leave that part out for local SEO and just work on copying the competition’s links and then building the high pr links as described above?

    2. If you WOULD use SeNuke in the same way here, would it be passable (in Google) for me to start without it… as the majestic sub + domain purchases + hosting are already enough monthly output for me, let alone SeNuke. Or would NOT padding these links set off the flashing red light alarms and sirens in Matt’s office at Google HQ?

    3. Do you need to keep building links to your pr sites to keep them ranking? Do you need to keep adding content to keep them ranking?

    Thanks mate. I’m also seriously looking at registering for Infinitum as well.


  80. Jaime Paredes
    June 24, 2013

    Hi Becker,
    Great video!
    How can we use Se Nuke for citation reviews and links? How can we boost our local rankings using this software?

  81. Wes
    June 28, 2013

    Hey Becker, love this site, thanks for being a giver!

    I have a question though, towards the top of this post you write, “Now if you are new here, first stop by our client getting guide so you can get a SEO client”.

    Where do I find this “client getting guide”? I would really like to read it and I’ve dug around the site and can’t seem to locate it.

    Thanks again for all of your help!

  82. July 7, 2013

    Thanks for all the great info Becker.

    What do you do if a client ever cancels their contract with you? Do you let them keep the gains they received and if not, how do you undo all the work you’ve done for them?

  83. July 25, 2013

    Is there a good video to start off with, such as “how to prospect for clients” video?

  84. August 19, 2013

    I am an infinitum member. .. if you are not, you should be…. only gets better inside.

    Good stuff Becker, as usual :)

  85. August 19, 2013

    G’day Alex
    I wanted to add my sincere thanks for what you do mate.
    I am involved with Mike and Greg, and love em, but hell mate, you certainly do give plenty, and for a newbie like me, its mana from
    H(well somewhere)n. I truly do appreciate what you do mate, well done and sincere thanks.
    I was going to tell you a funny joke, but all these people on here would laugh as well.
    Thanks heaps

  86. August 19, 2013

    Hi Becker,

    Thanks for making SEO enjoyable again. I’ve been through a lot of courses over the years but yours are by far the most engaging and more importantly effective. The advice given in your emails and Omega has helped many of my sites and projects get the boost they needed.

    My main business requires local traffic and I have an inherited branded aged domain name (12 years old) that I’ve been doing SEO with for several years. The problem is that I seem to have hit a brick wall getting past exact name domain sites that have little or no on or off page SEO. Despite statistically overpowering them e.g. PR, citation & trust flow and a mix of back links including relevant high PR. I’m either floating about on page 2 or google maps for a city search e.g. ‘City Service’ or second page one behind an END for the the suburb e.g. ‘Suburb Service’.

    Alright 2nd on page 1 isn’t so bad for the suburb but when its a new and only competitor in the area who has rolled up with an END using as their business name, with very little SEO it’s frustrating!

    In your experience, what would you do if all of the above seemed fine but the site wasn’t rising beyond poor END sites with no SEO?

    I don’t see any reason to throw in the towel of this 12 year old optimised site and join the masses of local businesses who think ranking is simple and only involves getting an END.

    Thanks in advance!

  87. September 23, 2013

    Hi Alex,just wanted to ask cause i’ve been working in diff. kinds of niches but still having problem with the ranking.Currently i am using magic submitter.Do you have tips in building content,insertion of KW, and meta?

  88. Kevin
    October 16, 2013

    As he said at the end, never be a copy cat…because you will never be the best copy cat, but you can be the best you. So go out there and try what he is doing in your own style. Just take a chance and go for it, as long as you make no guarantees you don’t lose. haha

  89. January 24, 2014

    Great SEO tips for any local SEO agency. These are some of the techniques to keep in mind since we started to rank for SEO Outsourcing for the local searches using the exact tips given by Alex. Really appreciate the amount of tips and knowledge you give to all the local business consultants to go out and make real money.

    But thanks for Alex and everyone at Source Wave. Yous guys rock.

  90. May 15, 2014

    local is where the money is at…

    Let’s get after it people :)

  91. nick
    June 5, 2014

    What if that client was a branded client, like volvo for example? who needs to keep that domain name how will you do step 1? and you can’t get a new domain name….just curious. Cause not all client would want to change domain names.

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