The Best Link Building Blueprint Of 2013
(And a crazy rant from Becker)
Okay so I decided the blueprint might be better explained via text and easier to come back to and use as a resource.
Be sure to watch the entire video above
Medium To Low Competitive Link Building For 2013
First off, remember how I always stress that the secret to SEO is being a keyword research ninja?
Well this still 100% applies here. If your doing personal SEO on your own sites and do not have a big budget DO NOT get into competitive niches. Period.
On top of that, in a competitive niche like “how to fix credit” or “web design” the top companies ranking are shelling out 4-15k a month to keep those spots…
I do not want to burst your bubble, but when your competition is doing that your not going to rank without a budget.
So just don’t do it! There is soooo much money to be made in uncompetitive “dream niches” that you don’t have to deal with that.
This linking strategy right here is literally all you need 90% of the time if your doing “personal site SEO” and are doing your keyword research.
So go learn keyword research, then use this strategy and repeat,repeat, repeat. If your kinda hazy with keyword research check out our full guide here and pick up the free 24 hour keyword research course by subscribing.
What You Need
$100 a month budget
Ultimate demon/our a cheaper good link building service ($47 a mont)
PR Powershot/Or a few high PR links ($50 a month)
The Strategy Step By Step
First off, I am going to assume you set up your site, did keyword research and installed wordpress. If you do not know how to do any of that, go check out our beginner course
The next thing we want to do is what I call “poking a niche”.
Step 1: Poking A Niche?
Poking a niche is when you test out how fast you can rank in a niche. We do this to gauge if it is really worth our time and give us a estimate of how fast we can rank.
Because these links will get indexed within a few hours and give your site some serious juice. If you did your keyword research right, you will see your site hop to the bottom of the first page, or somewhere on the 2nd page within about 3 days.
If your site jumps to the 4thh page or beyond, you didn’t do good keyword research and need to go practice it more. We have TONS of free guides here, so get on that now.
What this does is super quickly tells us if our niche is
A) Easy to rank in
B) Will provide a fast return
C) Worth digging into
If your site jumps to the 2nd page or 1st page, you should be able to rank top 4 in about two weeks and get to the first spot most of the time.
If not you can continue and if you want to…by all means. I do not continue if it fails to rank though, I want fast money from fast rankings. Totally up to you though.
How To Pick Good High PR Links
When you go to digital point to buy links, ask the seller for a link to the site your getting a link from. Make sure the site has all these things
-A large link profile (1,000 incoming links is great…10,000 is awesome, 100,000+ is epic)
-Low amount of outbound links
-No porn or gambling links
-Your link goes on the home page with the PR
Buying Your Own Sites
With PR power shot or by going to a domain vendor like Tb Solutions, you can easily pick up a few of your own PR domains. I go into this a TON in Infinitum and this is a whole seperate beast in itself so I will not dig to much into in this post.
In short, you can totally just provide your own PR links instead of buying them. This has more upfront cost, but is way cheaper in the long run.
“What If I Am To Broke To Do This?”
First off you need to get a job or find some ways to fund your SEO. I made a very long post on how to fund your SEO without getting a job here.
Secondly, you can replace these PR links with high PR bookmarks. Bookmarking sites get indexed very quickly, providing that quick ranking we are looking for.
This is NOT a good way to poke though, and will not give you the most accurate testing. However, if you are broke and refuse to get a temporary job or live in the real world you can do this =D
Here is a list of high PR social bookmarking sites you can submit to manually with their PRs
When you make these links use the following anchor text pattern
30% – main keyword (bleach episode guide)
30% – related keyword (bleach tv episodes)
30% – Distant related keyword (Best tv episodes)
Is this the super safe anchor text pattern I gave your previously for safe linking? No!
But we are not building enough links to trigger a over-optimization penalty. Just keep that in mind so we can be a tad more aggressive with our anchor text.
Step 2: The Growing Social Phase
After you poke the niche AND see positive results..Just stop linking.
Give your site 2 weeks to a month to just sit. Watch what it does. If you REALLY did your keyword research right and got good PR links, you can usually see your site float to the top 4 during this time.
Again I CANNOT stress how important keyword research is. You will not see these results unless you get it down. Subscribe and read my bazillion post on the topic or this blueprint is not for you!
The reason why we do this is so that are site can also gain some trust with Google. You would be surprised how much just a month of age can help a site rank and build trust.
What We Can Be Doing During This Time
During this time we can be simulating a site spreading socially. Do this by buying retweets and page (not fan page…page) likes off Fiverr. To do this go to fiver then simply search for “retweets” and “likes”. I would give you a few of the people I go to, but they are literally all the same. Just pick one and go with it!
Getting about 1000 of each will give you great results. Do not get Google pluses. Google can track it so it is a no no.
Step 3 : Consistent Link Building
Okay so we have successfully poked our site and found out that it has a high potential to rank. Great!
We have also let it go through the growing phase and build some trust. Hopefully its ranking went up a bit.
Now all we need is some good old consistent link building. We can go 2 routes
Route 1: Just buy more PR
If I have poked a site and seen good results, then what I will do (because I have a budget) is just buy 2 more PR links every week, then wait and see what happens. Usually in about 2 weeks I am top 4 if not first.
Super duper simple.
I like this way more than building mass links because the links are 100% controllable. This means if my site gets tanked because one of my PR links goes down, I can just yank the links off the damaged site and be 100% good with Google.
Thats what I call a safe link building. Its not cheap, but its safe and makes ranking sites for uncompetitive terms a joke.
Route 2: Build Consistent Links
Load up Ultimate Demon, or Senuke if your a bad mofo. Then simply use the tools to post on PR 1+ sites. Each tool comes with a set list of sites to use right of the bat and they all have decent PR. Just stick to those sites for now.
This is the exact pattern I follow
Mon: Build 10-20 2.0s
Tues: Build 10-20 bookmarks
Wed: Build 10 article links
Thurs :Build 10 PDF Links
Wed: Build 10-20 wiki links
Saturday : Build social profiles to my 2.0 sites that I built and then build bookmarks to my PDF, wiki, and article links. This makes a very effective safe pyramid
Rinse and repeat!
This has gotten me to first in multiple niches and if you set up your templates in the tools (I show you how to here) it only takes a few mouse clicks every morning when you get up.
My Anchor Text Ratios
When doing this, my exact anchor text ratio is
30% main and related keywords
-bleach episode guide (main)
-watch bleach online
-Watch episodes online
And it is that simple!
Wait?! Where is the complicated crazy link building strategy..
There is not one. SEO right now is REALLY simple. Diversify your anchor text and post to quality sites. The end.
When you first get into SEO you are going to have some many over the top strategies thrown at you, but they just are not needed. Like at all.
Keep your link building as simple as possible. This way when something goes wrong, you can easily see where you messed up and fix it.
Do not fall into the “over thinking, everything has to be technical and complicated or it won’t work” mindset. It will ruin you! Keep it simple…Keep it simple…Keep it SIMPLE!
The Tough Competitive Keyword Strategy For 2013
This strategy is what I use for high competition keywords where I am going to be going up against some SEO powerhouses.
There are only two times I do this, and ONLY two times. This is because it is sooo much easier to make money in non competitive niches where no clients are involved.
These 2 times are
1) When I have a high paying client who needs to rank for tough keywords. Competition is irrelevent, if they want to rank for it and have the budget to cover it then we get it done
2) When I see a extremely profitable niche and want to rank for it. I rarely do this as I don’t like blowing a lot of money on my own personal SEO sites. Again uncompetitive niches is where it is at for personal site SEO.
This strategy has ranked multi million dollar clients of mine for some of the hardest and broadest keywords you can imagine.
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