Building a PBN, Karan Style [AKA The SEO Guy Who Earns $15k/Month… Yep!]

My Gosh! It’s been a while, now hasn’t it? Instead of blabbing about what has been going on (that will be a separate update, and an exciting one!), I wanted to share with you ladies and gents (aye, ladies first πŸ˜‰ ) what I have been upto, SEO-wise.

Since my last update for my own site, my rankings results have been mixed. Upon talking to my well respected internet marketer friend, Karan, we figured that I need to set up a PBN to bring this baby home. Fine, the well-respected part is dubious… jusssst kiddin’ Labra! Look at what he has accomplished in this interview I did with him last year (and yep, he’s earning shit tons more!!!): Interview: How A Young Marketer Went From $20k Debt To Earning Over $15k/Month.

In fact, it’s one thing when I know I can do this, and a whole another when your friend lays it into you, honest and raw:

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Knowing Karan’s past successes and how he’s doing currently with his two websites, my ears perked up. I’m on a hunt to get this baby in top spots for the chosen keyphrases because this has the potential to change a lot of things for me.

But anyways, here we go. So, keep in mind, that you can build a private blog network for yourself, for your clients, or to make money as a business.

1. Hey Karan! So, in general, what is your process for choosing expired or dropped domains…?

I use page rank as the basic filter… anything PR 2 and above is good. Second comes the fact that the domain is still indexed in google. Third factor is the links it has… a natural link profile with 100+ links is amazing!

[Update: At the time I conducted this interview, PR could still be used. Here’s what Karan had to say recently about what he looks for: “About the PR replacement. I always relied on the “links” that the website is getting, irrespective of the PR/DA/TC/CF. Google cares about high quality contextual links, so that’s all I see when acquiring a domain name.” ]

And lastly, I check the history via web.archive.org to see if I can restore the site to it’s indexed last form…this saves me on content too.

2. Any other factors? Does it matter whether it’s dropped or expired? (and what’s the difference)?

Apart from all of that, I make sure I manually change the WhoIs information on all domains, including email (for that just use [email protected]) and redirect it to your main gmail account.

About hosting, I get it cheap but all different companies from: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=4

I use ExpiredDomains.net to scout for domains; free account, nothing fancy.

Plus, I stick to cheap sites for now…as long as its $30 or under as the final amount, I’m good.

3. Do TLDs matter? .com or .net…?
I generally don’t care about the tlds as long as it matches all the other criteria. In case you’re not really worried about finding a strictly niche related domain, then go for .orgs… plenty of high profile domains in that TLD.

4. So, let’s say you’ve bought the domain, what’s the process like? Does it take you forever to find a domain? How quickly do you get it up and running? Do you use free or paid theme? How many pages and posts, etc.?

I generally just scout ExpiredDomain.net for half an hour every now and then, and if there’s something I like, I pick it up. Do not spend too much time as if there’s a good domain, you’re bound to find it sooner than later. Yes, I stick to niche related domains for my main sites and I try to restore 100% of the old content whenever possible. If the site’s content has been changed, Google can pick up on it.

I’ve got a few PBNs deindexed just for that :/

There was no other footprint…

5. How much do you pay on average for an expired domain?

$30. No more. I like to checkout GoDaddy closeouts. That’s $8 for the domain plus $20 something for renewals, etc.

I know I miss out on a lot of crazy good domains.

6. Do you use any tools in any of this process?
ExpiredDomains.net and Ahrefs for checking backlinks.

7. Now… you’ve restored content, when do you put in links pointing to your website? Do you do it in posts? Or just sneak it in the old content?

Either in the sidebar or in the old content…
With sidebar (and assuming it’s WP), so the link is from every page on the site. I try to keep it relevant to the context, that’s all. Add a new two line paragraph if required.

Just to be clear: 90% of them are contextual, 10% site-wide.

8. Our Proud Lil SEOs have now added the links! What’s next? Do you ping the site or anything? Social bookmarks?

Nothing. Just let it sit there πŸ˜‰ You could definitely shoot some web 2.0s but that’s just an extra thing you could do. It’s not really necessary.

While we were chatting, I just came across [_________.com]…. PR 2, up for auction, current price $12.

[Editor’s Note: My thoughts at this point? Damnit, chump! Now he’s just showing off, ha!]

9. How much do you spend from picking up the domain to getting it up and going?

It has links from sites like shape.com…

I keep a target of $50…including domain buyout, hosting for a year, and content if necessary.

Okay, That’s It, And I Know What’s Coming…

Righto! So, keep in mind that Karan is really good at what he does, great even. This is meant to be a starting point. Many SEOs will debate the irrelevance of PR (which Google has seemingly abandoned). I like to look at overall stats like not only PR but DA, PA, TF, and CF… PLUS what Karan has shed the light on! Checking for backlink history and restored content on archive.org is MANDATORY!

Hell, want it done a bit easier? Join FB SEO forums and talk to domain brokers or rent PBN links. Do whatever you need to do! Whatever you do, be wise about it and do NOT get scammed… do not come back here and cry >:( Do due diligence before handing your money over. Keep in mind these are general guidelines and it only gets more complex from here on out.

With that said, damn right I sell PBN links. Re-load this article (refresh!) and enter your details into the pop-up. Or heck, hit me up on the Moon Hussain Ninja FB page and message me for availability. My PBN sites are clean with good stats πŸ™‚

Catcha on the flip side, suckas πŸ˜‰

How To Hit Page 1 With Several Keyphrases In 5 Overall Steps… Wait, No, 4 ;)

Now, let me tell you the one thing I loath about being an online marketer: I have to create stupid ass titles like the one above to grab your attention because let’s face it: I’m competing with other marketers and SEOs to get your attention as well as cat memes (and yes, that was a colon within a colon and it may have broken your brain for a second. No apologies!)

But now that I have it… πŸ˜›

Let’s get started. No fluffy fluff here. The one main area I am not covering here is keyphrase and keyword research. That topic alone deserves a post and I specifically want to outline the basic phases of getting your website to the top 100 in Google, top 50, onto top 20… and finally, top 10! But then it doesn’t end there, does it? The very last step: top positions, baby πŸ˜‰

So who the fuck am I and why should you care?
Well, I’ve been doing SEO on and off since 2008… the good ol’ days when Glen of Viperchill put up his first money making guide and taught us how he was doing it. Yep, I earned a few affiliate checks before my sites tanked. I’ve helped local business rank as well and now my attention is back onto my major goal: ranking my Amazon affiliate site and selling the shit out of it and then using that money to bankroll other awesome things.

Okay, enough about me. I bet you have dreams like me. Share away. No seriously. Find my FB page or share away in the comments section. Namaste & shizzles.

But first, this made me snort & chuckle….. …. ah, c’mon:

http://www.localsearchmasters.com
http://www.localsearchmasters.com

Okay, so here we go.

Step 1: Your On-Site Optimization Needs To Be On Fleek

Sure, there are tons of things to be covered under the phrase “on-site optimization”. There are plenty of guides out there that I will link to in a minute (or not. I’m f’in tired!) However, one thing to keep in mind is that over optimizing your site and pages will hurt you as well. By no means am I recommending rudimentary keyphrase stuffing and bullshit.

My main focus for on-site optimization is that you create content around your keywords and keyphrases in an intelligent way. For sure, if you have a great budget, you can cut around this (meaning, you can invest more in backlinking, but why cut this corner?) However, I recommend at least 5-7 articles totaling 5000-6000 words.

Think about it. The more content you have, the more naturally rich it will be in your keywords you are targeting. Forget keyword stuffing: you will be using not only the keywords you are trying to target, but also synonyms and other topics that surround that topic. [Editor’s Note: Which Means I’m The Editor Too, Moon Again: I bolded that so it can burn into your eyes and then singe into your brain. Singe, singe, you beasts!)

For instance, when you land on this site, while the site is about me, the main focus is online marketing, SEO, and ranking websites. I have quite a few articles now that all use these keyprhases over and over and in a very natural way.

For your site, whether it’s a small niche site or an Amazon site, this shouldn’t be hard. Of course, use your keyphrases in an h1 tag once or twice to start off with. Don’t go freakin’ crazy though!

Make sure your content is on fleek, fool, then your h1 tags mention your keyphrases, that your page URLs contain a keyphrase (but not overkill!), use images properly (hey, fill out the descriptions!), and damnit, go ahead and take care of the damn meta tags. Fuck the debate over whether they are relevant or not! JUST DAMN WELL DO IT!!!

Okay, now that you’ve got your on-site SEO optimization on fleek… it’s time for:

Step 2: General Backlinking

So, SEOs will debate this bullshit day and night about how they can rank any site with their own PBN. Well, no shit, Sherlock, that’s the damn goal!

But, if you’ve just set up your site, you have just launched it, trying to rank your site for page 1 will be like… putting a carriage in front of the God damn horse!

If I’ve done my on-page search engine optimization correctly (and well, depending on keyphrases), I will land on anywhere from pages 3-10 (or much easier said, top 100). I like to sit on my site a good month and play with content before I do anything. My goal is longevity…

But that can be a personal choice. I want longevity with my online businesses so I tend to be cautious. Not quite white hat, but not black hat either. I coast the edge with my grey hat πŸ˜‰

Anyways, so, by now, if you have made it to top 100, anywhere, for handful or more keyphrases, congratulations, dipshit! You got the most basic of skills in SEO right! (Okay, that’s quite harsh but I’m being playful here, my apologies… tee-hee!)

If you haven’t, don’t you worry. For both categories, what you need to do is start creating backlinks for your site.

Keep a couple of things in mind. The purpose of at least half of your backlinks should be pillowing, branding, naked URLs, and untargeted phrases like “click here” and “read more”. The rest can be an even mix of your primary, secondary, and inner page keyphrase variations.

What you want to do is not only create links for your main site URL, but also for the inner pages.

Think about it: which website out there, authority or not, only has links coming into the main page?!!!

It doesn’t make any sense!

It seems like the very basics of SEO are done oh-so-wrong!

So let’s say your main URL is kickassbikes.com, yes? (This is just an example, nothing has been researched). Perhaps you have a post you created, with the link being kickassbikes.com/pink-bmx-model-1010x (hell if I f’in know!)

You can build links to the inner pages with a variation of what the page is about: pink bmx model 1010x review, bmx model 1010x review, pink 1010x review, pink bmx model 1010x, bmx model 1010x, bmx pink bike, best bmx model bike., and even naked URL.

Okay, see where I’m going with this? Variations are great. For the main URL, you should focus on naked URLs, the site brand name, variations of the products or topic. Mix it up, please!

Now, your next question might be: so what type of backlinks do we create here, Moon?

At this stage, use a good mixture of social bookmarking sites. Find a good provider on Fiverr. You can also throw some new web 2.0 type of links at it including Tumblr, Over-Blog, and Weebly links.

Uhhh, and don’t do this just once. You can choose to sprinkle a 100 a week or more. It’s hard to say how many backlinks to create starting off because it’s a trial and error thing. This has a dual purpose. These links won’t put you on page 1 but they should easily bring you to pages 1-5 in Google for several keyphrases. This will need to be done a few times. Keep in mind that not every link you create will get indexed either. Make use of trustworthy web 2.0s here… which I’ve shared before: The Poor Man’s PBN: Super Charging Your Web 2.0s For Extreme Rankings… Err’ Time!

I know because this is what I have done with my last three websites πŸ˜‰

Once you start noticing these results, it’s time to move onto…

Step 3: Using Expired & Re-Registered Web 2.0s To Your Advantage!

Look, when you don’t have the best budget, there are other, cheaper methods to use that can help you greatly. In the last four months, I have not only used PBNs but also expired web 2.0s that you can re-register with some PA (page authority) behind them.

I have used Pinterest, Tumblr, Weebly, Over-Blog… and one more that escapes my tired brain. Tumblr I’m amazing at and Weebly and Over-Blog a close second. Oh yeah, Blogspot… what a damn pain in the ass!!!

With these web 2.0s, since they already have some juice behind them (the page authority they contain), it’s a matter of using enough of these accounts. For starters, start with a total of 10 Tumblr links, 5 Blogspots, 5 Over-Blogs, and 5 Weeblys. At first, there is a learning curve but you will learn the ins and outs of how each one of these web 2.0 platforms work. Try this 25 link package on a long tail keyphrase and see how effective it is.

I’m well aware these can take time and it’s way more fun to sling shit at your neighbor. Do it yourself or hire someone (I do release packages from time to time; if you’re interested, sign up to my list using the pop-up).

Hell, at the end of the day, you can also use these for branding… but I like to use these juiced up beasties for my targeted and intentional keyphrases.

While you use these for targeted keyphrases, make sure to keep building those Step 2 backlinks targeting your brand, naked URLs, and all kinds of keyphrases so you don’t get hit with any penalties because your ass got too eager and focused on building links for only 3 main keyphrases. Wow, that’s a long sentences and my English teacher would sob to death reading that run on sentence… :/

By now, you’ve got all types of backlinks pointing to your inner pages and your main site. Hell yes! By now, you should definitely have a few keyphrases on page 2 and 3.

Now, depending on your budget, we are going to take a couple of very decisive steps here…

Step 4: PBN Links & SAPE Links

This is the exciting part. If you have a low to medium competition keyphrase targeted page sitting on page 2, now, it’s a matter of pointing enough decent links at it to push it to page 1 and eventually top 3 position.

Let me put it out there now: I have not tested SAPE links but am getting ready to. I have read a couple of articles that suggest really damn good results for much cheaper than it would take to build out or rent PBN links. Debatable and depends on your ROI… do your research, Ladies and Gents of SEO! While my goal is longevity, perhaps you might not mind testing these out on your own site. Remember: this is all advice, I don’t guarantee anything.

Look: getting from page 2 to page 1 (and in top 3) is THE HARDEST PART OF THIS WHOLE THING! Your resolve will be tested every which way. If you’re lucky, maybe not.

You can do competitor analysis and get an idea. Maybe for your niche it’s 2 new PBN links a week. Maybe it will be a total of 20 PBN links or only 7. I do suggest building out your own PBN if you have the budget and time but I understand there is a learning curve (and I will be publishing a specific post on this next week!)

My keyphrases have jumped to page 1 around positions 8-10 so I am adding new PBN links. Just remember with PBN links:

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At this point, while I keep building the links steadily, I’m waiting for the search engine Gods to deliver me exciting results.

In Conclusion, Sweet Buttholes From Hell…

Ah, there goes my mouth again. No, there is nothing earth shattering here but most SEOs fail at taking action or taking the right action. I know this because I’m the same way.

Build 3 links, then sit there with a thumb up my ass. “Oh nooooooooooooooooo nothing happened” and boo hoo and go fuck off somewhere.

SEO and the search algorithms are a sweet ass combination of smart and dumb. It’s quite the contradiction. At the end of the day, if you use a good combo of white and grey hat strategies, realize, it’s an algorithm ranking your website. It’s code and machinery. If you don’t give it enough credit, your dumbass will get punished. If you use common sense, you’ll do fine.

But it takes a while to get it “right”.

Hope this helps in anyway. Oh, and let me mention again: that pop-up you ignored earlier? Re-load the site and join my list because not only do I share some cool stuff there but my email list, as a sincere thank you, gets anywhere from 10%-50% off my services. No joke. My first email blast offered a 50% discount that was available nowhere else. And hint, hint. One more service on sale coming up within 24 hours πŸ™‚

Okay, toodles y’all!

Do Tumblr Links Work? How About Those Weebly & Pinterest Links?

[Note: This article has been updated to include more graphical data πŸ˜› ]

About ten days ago, I published Using Tumblr Links For Ultimate Rankings. Since then, I have received feedback from a few more clients who have seen their rankings shift in the positive direction.

A few of my keyphrases have shifted from pages 3 to pages 1 & 2 and some that were never in the top 100 have jumped in top 100.

You’ll see quite a few examples below but let me start with one:

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[Edit: This is for 2500k searched term, Bing. Lots of dancing happening and finally at #5 :Pγ€€ It’s been jumping pages 2-4 in the last 3 months and now sticking Tumblr and Blogspot links to it (with PA).]

All from what? A few PBN links, but those were reserved for the main keyphrase only. As I’ve explained before, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and Weebly all seem to play an important role in sending those social signals that Google has come to love… but it can’t be denied that Tumblr links are especially delicious right now.

Why Do These Links Matter?

Because such links indicate viral content. Content that has taken off. Content that isn’t just good, but great. And search engines want to return results that are relevant (hence, great!)

As an SEO, it is my job to either:
A) Create viral content and give it the best chance to BE VIRAL OR
B) Mimic the strategy behind content that’s gone viral πŸ˜€

(We could go with either choice, depending on your budget, duh!)

And that’s what I’ve been doing. That’s what I offer to my clients too. You’ll see, in just a minute. As of now, way more Tumblr links have been added (PA 31+), Pinterest accounts are being readied, one Blogspot link I’m getting ready to restore, and a Weebly link as well. All of these links are hitting my one main site. I take care in keyphrase variation, targeting my main one, but also creating naked URLs, brand texts, and links to my inner pages as well.

I’ve become very comfortable creating these links on the daily. Pinterest accounts are image heavy, so they take some organization, but these two, by far are my favourites. Still, creating these in a drip feed manner is easy enough to do, not too time consuming, and the pay-off has been sweet.

I make it a point not to ping all of my posts. Some clients choose to. For my personal projects, I’ve chosen to submit half of them to Link Centaur for indexation purposes.

Now, here are some of the questions I receive from folks:

  • What is the trust flow?
  • How many backlinks exist for each Tumblr account?
  • Can you do 4 links for $10?

Kindly, I will respond in generalities and specifics.

While I understand why you’re asking for Trust Flow, my current Tumblrs were once deleted and now re-registered and setup to go once again. The day I raise a few of my own accounts with a decent Trust Flow, I won’t be selling those links as cheap as I sell these. Consider that these are manual posts done by Yours Truly and so far, 99% client satisfaction. (I could’ve lied and said 100% and you’d never have known the truth, haha). One link on that account would be $25 at the very least… not 4-10 as I had been offering!

Backlinks… since these are deleted and re-registered Tumblrs, most backlinks are gone, finito. “But, Moon, won’t that hurt your sites in the long run?” Uh, if you’re ballin’ in the SEO World, Kid, there are no guaranteed long runs NOTHIN’. That’s the harsh truth. If you do good overall backlinking, you’re not gonna get hit hard, if at all. My rankings are climbing and I’m about to hit this shit, hard.

Every link has value and serves its purpose. If you can afford $500 of one type of link on some of the biggest sites your niche has to offer and it’s worth it to YOU, then by all means, go for it. These links are showing me some DAMN GOOD results which is why I’m offering these services in turn to my own clients. If I could offer guarantees (which other marketers outright lie about!), heck, I’d be rollin’ in it right now πŸ˜‰ (Remember! If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!)

Okay, so not to sound condescending, but your $10 is not worth my time. That’s why I have packages. If you can’t test a $25 package, maybe you shouldn’t be in the SEO game. OR! Stick to Fiverr. I’m not knockin’ you NOR Fiverr. Been there, done that. I have found a couple of good providers there, as well as a couple other places. You just gotta know your shit, Kid.

So, let’s collectively take a look at a few of the rankings, from my own site that is making slow but steady (& lovely!) progress to client rankings, which I freakin’ looove.

Here we gooo πŸ˜›

15000 searches, less than handful of Tumblr links:
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“Do these Tumblrs have backlinks?” Oh, I’m sorry, I can’t hear you over the SUCCESSFUL LEAP IN RANKINGS πŸ˜€
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“What is the TF of these accounts?” Shhh…..:
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“But what about those redirects?!” It’s damn well lookin’ good to me:
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Wanna find out more? Well, sign up! This is where I announce PBN sites and my Tumblr & Blogspot packages >:) :



More stuff that clients reported back. No more questions, because these little graphs are too pretty. Thank you!
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Another SEO conducted his own Tumblr case study to find a sweet jump in rankings:
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This is all before my second set of Tumblr links are picked up by the search engines, plus a handful of Pinterests. As I’ve mentioned before, the PBN links only target one primary keyphrase, not the others.

I could paste another 10 images but what good will that do for ya? Are you ready to experiment? I will be posting live results on the Moon Hussain Ninja FB page here, if ye’d like to follow! Just like acquiring expired domains, there’s a bit of art to acquiring Tumblrs. By all means, if you’ve got the moolah, get some nice placements on some nice Tumblrs. My Tumblrs have pretty good Page Authority (PA) and now I’m building and selling equally decent Pinterest links.

Here are some benefits my clients have experienced from my Tumblr, Blogspot, and PBN services (I write the posts and articles manually, myself):

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880 searches on Google. Nothing huge, but certainly a fun one to track since only Tumblrs were appointed to this page πŸ˜›
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Seems to take a few weeks to catch on, but when they do, hell yes!

Like I mentioned before, just think: what kind of links would be coming in to your site if content from it went viral? Go & build those links or get them built! πŸ˜›