Effective Article Marketing Tips
In the beginning of 2012 I did a little case study. I wrote 5 unique articles and submitted each one to a directory from the list I mentioned in my last post. I then had another article written, hand spun and submitted to over 200 auto approve article directories.
The unique (first) approach increased my ranking by 200% whereas the 200 auto approve links only increased my ranking by 40%. It just shows how powerful “natural” backlinks really are.
As I talked about in my last post in this mini series; to turbo charge your results with the “Old School Strategy” you need to build links to your tier 1 natural article submissions. I didn’t go into too much detail on how or what links to build so that is what this post is going to cover. So…
Once you’ve built a solid base of tier 1 links with the 1 article = 1 backlink principle, you can “back” them with thousands of spammy backlinks. You can do this by using black hat link building tools or services.
There are really four types of backlinks you should “back” your tier 1 links with.
- Mass Article Submissions
- Forum Profiles
- Blog Comments
- Web2.0’s < Forum Profiles & Blog Comments
Mass article submissions just mean spun articles that are mass submitted to thousands of article directories. You can do mass article submissions with tools like Article Marketing Robot. Mass article submissions promoting your natural article directory links are for some reason; damn effective.
The best way to mass submit articles is to manually write, spin and submit them with a tool like AMR. If you want to be a little more spammy, you can just outsource articles and instead of hand spinning them; use an automated spinner. Or if you want to be really spammy, just “borrow” existing articles, spin them using an automation tool like The Best Spinner and mass submit whatever you get.
Next are forum profiles, the ultimate spam. Forum profiles are possibly the worst type of backlinks and provide little value and or link juice. However, they can be created in mass quantities with little to no effort. For a while now SEO’s have been using a tool called Xrumer to build forum profiles in the millions.
The Russian software has a hefty $500 price tag, but it’s capable of building 1,000,000+ profile links overnight. Because of this, they are also very cheap to outsource. You can find fiverr gigs selling 5000-10,000 forum profiles for a mere $5.
Or you could do a simple Google search for “forum profiles” and find plenty of services. If you really want to turbo charge your tier 1 article links then spamming with forum profiles is essential.
Next are blog comments. SEO’s have been using and abusing blog comments since the very beginning. Like forum profiles, they provide very little value and can be created in mass quantities.
Which makes them the perfect tier 1 booster. Spamming your money site with forum profiles and blog comments is a terrible idea. It may well boost your rankings, but it increases your chance of getting penalized.
Again, you can cheaply outsource blog comments in the tens of thousands using Fiverr.com or by finding a service via Google. While you can outsource blog commenting, it’s cheaper and more efficient to do it yourself using a tool like Scrapebox.
Last, but definitely not least are web2.0’s. Web2.0’s are sites like WordPress.com, Hubpages and Squidoo. They are sites that allow their users to post articles and create their own little blogs. SEO’s have been using web2.0’s as a means of boosting rankings and driving traffic for years.
They hold a lot of weight in the search engines and are fantastic backlink sources. However lately they’ve been greatly devalued because of the thousands of spammers abusing their power. For tier 2 links you can build spun web2.0 backlinks.
By spun web2.0 backlinks I mean a web2.0 that is created from a spun article. To build spun web2.0 backlinks you need to write/outsource an article, spin it and mass submit “unique” variations to all the top web2.0 sites.
You can do this by using the famous Senuke, Magic Submitter or even by outsourcing via Fiverr or hiring some nerd in India to build them for you. To further power your tier 1 article backlinks you can build forum profiles and blog comments to your tier 2 web2.0’s. This creates a 2 tier structure much like a pyramid:
Between all of those links you can ensure maximum link juice will pass through to your website via the natural articles. Here’s the kicker; you can rank every tier 1 article for its own keyword. With all of those tier 2 and even 3 backlinks you’d be stupid not to.
You should optimize every tier 1 article to rank for a low-medium competitive keyword. Combining the article directories authority with the tier 2 and 3 backlinks you can swiftly rank them for low competition keywords. This means people will find your articles (which were originally just for backlinks), they will read them and click through to your website via the author resource box.
Once ranked, each tier 1 article will start sending you direct traffic making this strategy even more powerful. The trick is to drip feed the tier 2 and 3 backlinks to your tier 1 articles.