There is one thing that really pisses me off for the lack of a better term. I peruse several forums a day to find good tips, and I see threads like this asking this question. The most common, irritating response I see is “It works if you know how to use it, think outside the box.” Garbage, why respond that way, why even respond? Is the point of a forum to get together and share secrets, or is it to brag about how much you know that everyone else doesn’t.
So here is the real deal, yes Scrapebox works. For the $50 or whatever it costs you it is worth the money. I did a test a while back on one of my sites and I have moved it up 9 positions in Google. Now that doesn’t sound like a lot but this is a competitive keyword that I have sat still on forever. Plus the 9 slots have almost put me on Page 2 of Google. As anybody that ranks high knows, when you get on those top few pages, moving up 1, 2 or 3 slots is big, so moving 9 is gigantic.
I am going to do a few more tests this week and let you know the results, and the best part is I am going to have a webinar on what I am doing. Make sure you check back frequently so I can reveal the secrets. There really are no secrets, just good ways to use the system. In all please take away from this that Scrapebox DOES work! Now you don’t have to ask anybody who is going to reply some jibberish about thinking outside the box. What they deem as outside the box is common sense to a few of us.
So I thought I would take a few minutes to describe my experience with Clickbank affiliate links and SEO. I had a site that I had no affiliate links on where I did a review on some products. The idea was to get this site ranked on Google and then I would add in some affiliate links.
I got ranked in about slot 3 on the first page of Google for the product name, which by the way was my target keyword. I decided it was time to pull the trigger so I added in my links. I added direct links to Clickbank products. Big mistake!
The site within a few days dropped off the face of Google! I thought oh damn, Sandbox. So I waited, and waited, and waited. I thought surely I should be out of the sandbox by now. Never did I think the outbound links would have such an impact on my site.
One day without even really thinking about it I used the PHP redirect that you can find here
A few days letter I was checking analytics and saw a HUGE increase in traffic. I searched Google for my keywords, sure enough right back where I started.
All that time I thought I was in the sandbox it was really the way I was linking to the Clickbank products. Now I have positive cashflow on that site.
Lesson: Never link directly to a Clickbank product or any affiliate link for that matter. Set up a folder with the product name… www.yourdomain.com/productname and put an index.php file in that folder with the code from here. Point all your affiliate links to www.yourdomain.com/productname and you will not be punished by the big G!
I wanted to let everyone know about a powerful way to get one way links to your site from an authority site that is owned by Google. This site is called Technorati.
You need to use the tag pages system on Technorati:
You can click through on any of the Tags to get into the actual pages that are tagged.
The first thing you need to think of is how to appear in the more popular pages of Technorati tags. These are going to have the most volume, thus be liked the most, thus give you the most power for your link.
So what do you do? First you need to have a blog with relevant content to a tag. For instance, this blog would be relevant for Internet Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Online Business, Etc.
Then you join blogcritics.org with your BLOG. Note: THIS CANNOT BE SOME ADSENSE BLOG. If you are simply monitizing rehashed content then this method is not for you. You need a real BLOG with real unique content.
Then once you are accepted you can create or claim tags through Blogcritics.org. You can then tag your blog posts and build one way links back to your blog through a BLURB.
We are going to continue to test this method, the key is to see if your links appear on the tag pages. We want to ensure this isn’t like ezine articles where your authority gets buried in everyone elses.
Keep tuned to Incatch.com for updates.