Using Tumblr Links For Ultimate Rankings

Don’t know what Tumblr is? Well, Bro, hello to mid-to-late 2015 search engine optimization! “So, Moon, if it’s so 2015, why are you telling me about it now?”

Because. Moon was ignorant and let me tell you, Bro: I’ve been selling Tumblr packages for months now after testing them with my own keyphrases, long-tail and all, on my own projects… with pretty good results!

This is no joke. Of course, in the world of SEO, nothing is cut and dry. You can’t just rely on one strategy for long term success. You always have to experiment. I have been playing with PBNs as well with positive results (still waiting for the big shove upwards) and now mixing in a few Weeblys, Tumblrs, and soon, social signals from Facebook and Twitter (but more on that later).

Let’s start with:

What’s Tumblr, Bro?

Okay, so if you’re social media savvy, it won’t take long until you understand how Tumblr works. Go ahead, open up an account and mess around. Now, let me go ahead and be specific here: this post is not about how to build up one or two Tumblr accounts for brand presence; rather, it’s about using the power of multiple Tumblr accounts to imitate the “viral content effect” and to give your site a shove up in search engine rankings.

In essence, Tumblr is a fun little “social” platform that allows you to share your own posts, other people’s link and videos, like their content, and to re-post or “reblog” them in an extremely easy way. It’s literally a matter of click, click, reblog, share, click… to your heart’s content.

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So, how can we, as SEOs, use Tumblr to our advantage?

How Can I Use Tumblr For SEO Purposes?

Let’s break things down a bit. Multiple sources have now quoted that social signals more than ever, play a significant role in increasing rankings.

Think about it: when a piece of content goes viral, that URL/content/link gets shared on all sorts of sites such as news related sites, Facebook likes and shares, Twitter shares, and lastly, Tumblr shares.

Right? This makes sense.

First thing I do is check Facebook. Any major news or anything in the new feed that I connect with, I tend “like” or “share”. When I check Tumblr, same thing with viral content. It’ll have tons or hundreds or thousands of notes!

So, as an SEO, what does this mean? This means we have to imitate the “viral strategy”. What can we do? Create backlinks on PBNs, get tons of Tumblr shares going, throw some FB shares in there for a healthy dose, and a straight up mix of web 2.0s alongside social bookmarking.

Whoa. Hold on there now. Remember, that’s the huge, complete picture and, today, it’s all about them Tumblrs, Bros!

In a recent FB forum, (by the way, join these SEO forums, they are extremely informative!), a member showed his own ranking improvement just by using 40 Tumblrs and removing any doubts link juice from the redirect changes that Tumblr has recently made. In other words: badass!

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Okay, that’s the affect of 40 Tumblr shares from 40 different accounts. Let me reiterate that:

THAT’S ONLY 40 TUMBLR LINKS!!!

Can you imagine what a hundred or two hundred Tumblr shares could do for your content?

How Many Tumblr Links Do I Really Need?

If you have to ask that question, you’re not a true SEO maestro yet. The answer is, no one fucking knows! You gotta experiment, Bro!

I started off with 20 accounts, dripping them over a week or so. Then I added another 20 and another 20. Tomorrow and Friday, I will stop drip feeding and target an inner page with 50ish Tumblr links, targeting long-tail variations of a product.

If you have a long tail, experiment with a good 30-50 Tumblr links. If you are afraid, drip feed them over a few days or a week. Whatever.

It will all depend on the competitiveness of your keyphrase. You may or may not experience miracles. Remember, this is the world of SEO and sometimes, a small number is enough, sometimes you need tons more, and sometimes, well, ya gotta mix ‘n match that shizzles. Remember that overall picture, Bro.

Results can be experienced anywhere from a couple of weeks to six weeks later (so far).

Here is what a client had to say:

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In the above case, he happened to purchase PBN links as well as a few sets of Tumblrs from me. It is really cool seeing shifts in the right direction and knowing my properties are helping him move up the search engine… ahem, Google 😉

Neat!

This makes me feel good, knowing that my PBN links and Tumblrs are paying off for clients.

Here are a couple of other keyphrases I have been tracking:

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This keyphrase has been sitting on page 2 for a while. Keeps dropping to page 3. This is the closest it has gotten to page 1. I am getting ready to shove more Tumblr, Weebly, and possibly Pinterest links at it.

I try to be careful. For every 20 links, I’ll create about 8 targeting my main keyphrase, 5 brand ones, 5 inner and main URL links, 2 long tail keyphrases.

Don’t over complicate things. You can play it a bit safer or be a bit riskier. Ah, as SEOs, we are always at risk, right? Here is the progress of another keyphrase:

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It probably settled into #25. But check it out… on 2/11, the ranking sits around #52; then all of a sudden, a nice jump on 2/26 to #26.

This one, I didn’t even create too many Tumblr links to! I believe it was more like 7. There are at least a ton more yet it’s past midnight on a Friday while I sit here and finish this article.

I have just placed links on Tumblr accounts with PA of 31-36; I’m pretty confident that I will continue to see a rise in rankings (I’ll report within the month). It’s a matter of dripping 3-5 links a day for a couple of weeks. Nice and easy. This time around, I’ll be adding a couple of Weebly links, one Pinterest, and perhaps a blogspot link (PA ~27).

Time to kick it up a notch.

The main concern seems to be those of re-directs. What I’m showcasing here has been tracked over the last month and you can see the results from the redirects yourself! Furthermore, Frank from Online Dimes has published this article: Did Tumblr Just Kill Our Backlink Juice? (Case Study) where he conducts his own fine little case study.

Yep, they still work.

Another concern seems to be what type of links these Tumblrs have & so on. Sure, you can place your links on Tumblrs that have every stat you’d ever want… as long as you have the budget.

If you don’t, you have to settle for other stats. Maybe my Tumblrs aren’t as “decked out” but go back to the first graph. It’s pushing my stubborn page 2 and 3 keyphrases to tip of page 1. I couldn’t be more grateful that I can accomplish such good results (hell, this is with 20-30 links) for a little bit of time and $$.

Like I said, next, I’m getting ready for the next shove….

See you on the other side, Bros!

The Secret of PBNs & How To Minimize Your Risks In 2016!

Hey there, SEO Gals & Guys! My, my, how good 2016 looks on you already! 😉

Oh yeah, back to the point: I’ve promised you some invaluable information that you should be taking action on like…

RIGHT THE HELL NOW!!!

I have achieved quite a few positive jump in rankings and I’ve definitely noticed similarities each time this happened:

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Want results like these? Find out about my strong, quality, private PBNs here:

 

Fact of the matter is, 99.99% of SEOs and internet marketers are distracted by their families, the holidays, Christmas shopping, New Year’s plans, and God knows what else. The fact that you have landed here, right now, means that you are the rare .01% that wants to make stuff happen… while everyone else is mellowing out. Perfect timing!

The only thing I ask is: don’t read just to read. Do something. You are going to spend a couple hundred dollars this month on things that don’t matter in the long run: coffee, pizzas, dinners, etc. Take HALF that money and invest it in your online business.

Okay, enough about that. Let’s move on to my favourite topic: PBNs!

Why Are PBNs Important?

Just in case you didn’t know, a PBN is a private blog network. In layman’s terms, a PBN is a network of sites or blogs that you use for your own purposes; for SEOs and marketers, we use them for our favourite currency, which is linking out to our money site.

I won’t be going over the super basics of PBNs. There is plenty of information about this all over the web.

What we are going to focus on, is…

How To Build & Use PBNs in 2016

A couple of years ago, it was extremely easy to pick up expired and dropped domains, set up a crappy site quickly, stick your link on it to your main money or niche site and call it a day. Do this a handful or dozen of times and you could rank & bank quickly.

And then Google was like, “Naaawwww bitch!”

naw bitch

Google easily found out about these so-called private blog networks due to obvious footprints. There were services that were selling links on their PBNs that could easily be traced. These were publicly advertised.

… and no one cared.

Deep down, I knew this was sloppy but hey, if it’s working, why the hell would you question it?

Well, that all finished.

So, what did smart SEOs and marketers do next? Start building their own PBNs.

Now, look: if you have $500-$1000 just to experiment with, you SHOULD build your own fucking PBN! That’s the shit badass SEOs are made of. I’m all for self-learning.

However, as an SEO, you have to realize that you will probably make a few mistakes. That’s a part of any business, especially an online business.

The key to PBNs in 2016? It is to keep them as private as possible.

If you are limited by time or $$, you may as well buy or rent some powerful, effective links.

The thing you have to make sure though, is that you are not getting your links put on shady sites. What is a shady PBN site? A site with too many OBLs (outbound links!), meaning it links out to craploads of sites, links out to adult and pharma sites.

The PBN sites you want to get your links on should have decent metrics such as:

Trust Flow: TF was a metric introduced by Majestic SEO. It’s just a damn metric. To keep this short and get you going, it’s what the name implies. This score indicates the trustworthiness of a URL. 0-100 is the range of the score.

Citation Flow: Another metric introduced by Majestic SEO and scores range from 0-100 as well. CF measures the influence of a URL/site, depending on how many backlinks are pointing to it. The higher the number, the better it is.

Domain Authority: DA is a Moz metric on a 100-point scale which predicts how well a website will rank on the search engines.

Page Authority: PA is another metric developed by Moz, a 100-point logarithmic scale. It measures the predictive ranking strength of a single page rather than a whole domain or subdomain (like domain authority).

Page Rank: A metric developed by Google, PR is now considered to be defunct. However, if a domain has a decent PR, I take that as a bonus. (0-10 scale).

Non-Spammy BackLink Profile: This is more of a guideline. Make SURE that you are not investing in a site that has been used by an abusive SEO or marketer. What does that mean? Make sure the anchor text profile of the site or domain is safe. Once you go through this a couple of times, you will develop a knack for this.

If this all sounds overwhelming, subscribe to my private PBN list if you’re interested in placing links on clean, powerful sites:

Why Do I Give A Shit About These Things?

I hate to tell ya, Bub, but whether you building out your own PBN or start renting links, you need to become familiar with the lingo. You need to know where you are about to place your links, duh! Point a few links from shady sites, without strong metrics, and your site will flail.

The higher the numbers, the better. In general. Once you start dabbling in link rentals or looking up expired domains, you will become more comfortable with these.

Here’s What A Few Good PBN Backlinks Can Do…

I’m about to show you two graphs from a couple of different clients and one from my own project:

Client wasn’t sure why they were experiencing dip in rankings over several keyphrases. Placed a PBN link on 11/23:
client 2 jump in rankings

Another client who purchased a link to point to his money site; no other link building was done in that time frame:
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Monitoring one of my own sites. Looking forward to getting this one to page 1:
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Keep These Important Things In Mind!

If you are aiming for the long term for your online business, then you need a little bit of patience. Here’s why I say that. Two extremely important things you need to consider are randomness and anchor text diversity.

Don’t keep building backlinks with the one and only keyphrase you want to rank for. PBN links are the most quality, so the urge is to use those for your primary keyphrase. I certainly understand that and to be honest, it depends on your linking strategy.

Also, randomness! So, Google and other search engines rely on patterns and footprints to weed out PBNs. That’s the simplest way to put it. What’s the best way to utilize PBNs?

First option? If you have all the budget in the world and can commit to it, build your own PBN!
Second best option? Purchase or rent links!
Third best option? Combine options 1 & 2!

If you are interested in renting links, hit me up (like, literally, above this text). This is an exclusive list just for PBN links. Once a week, I will send out what I have available. I set up a handful of properties every month, as that is the best way for me to handle my PBNs. Here’s to PBNs and your success in 2016!

The Poor Man’s PBN: Super Charging Your Web 2.0s For Extreme Rankings… Err’ Time!

Due to the low barrier of entry, anyone can become an SEO or an internet marketer. Isn’t that what everyone is calling themselves on their LI profiles? 😉 But to become a great one? That requires you to think. Sure, having some money when you get started is a great advantage these days but if you don’t learn from your mistakes fast, you’re screwed, Chump!

For the last two years, everyone has been praising PBNs (that’s private blog networks, just in case you didn’t know). As long as you had a few medium to high PR (page rank) domains in your network, you’d see instant results. As a result, everyone and their brother had a “PBN” set up and would sell links on their network. The end result was sloppy PBNs set up everywhere and, of course, Google caught on, and now their algorithm can detect websites set up for ranking purposes…. or as I believe, sites that are setup extremely sloppily are the ones that get detected.

That doesn’t mean that PBNs don’t work–absolutely they do. But, they do need to be setup with care and this post isn’t about that. This post is about something that everyone can do.  Something that YOU can do TODAY, right now:

The Poor Man’s PBN: Super Web 2.0s

Since last summer, when my experimentation with web 2.0s began, I realized how powerful they could be. The best part? Web 2.0 accounts are free to register. And that’s the thing I find funny: most marketers will overlook them simply because they are free and keep focusing on PBNs exclusively.

But why should you believe me?  You don’t have to but you’ve got nothing to lose by trying either except for time or money (if you ask the provider to tailor the gig to this guide).  Keep in mind, some are long tails and couple short tails, but this has been achieved by social bookmarking plus my super web 2.0s:

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If you’re not impressed, then leave.  I have just given you a strategy that you can use, for free.  I’m gearing up for another round of web 2.0s to push this site into top 5 and top 10 for both long tail and short tail keyphrases.

Just watch me, Punk!

just watch my web 2.0s

 

Thing is, just like PBNs, days of setting up a new web 2.0 and slapping content on it with a link or two right away? Yeah, buds, at best, it’s just not a good strategy. [Some SEOs will argue that’s not the case but I’m striving for longevity here…]

I’d like my efforts to pay off for the long run. I don’t have time to replace links when I can do things the right way, with a bit more time and effort, and have these powerful links hang on for years.

If you have nowhere to start, start with web 2.0s. These babies may not seem all that powerful compared to PBNs but well done web 2.0s have their place in your backlinking campaign!

Wanna see my list of top 20 web 2.0 websites that you should be utilizing for your websites? Well, let’s do a little bit of give and take 😉


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Step 1: Create Accounts For Each Web 2.0s

This is easy.  Go to each one of the web 2.0s and create an account.  This usually entails a name, location, and a lot more boring details.  Kill it, bruh.

Step 2: Verify Accounts & Fill Out Each Account Profile

As you go along, verify each account (you can create a new email address at mail.com, by the by!)  After verification, start filling out account details.  Crap like what you like to do, your favourite movies, and God knows what else.

Step 3: Post Your First “Welcome” Type Post

Don’t make things harder than they have to be.  Create your first welcome post.  How about a 100-300 word entry?  To save some work, do this for half the web 2.0s and for the other half, use memes or jokes.  But don’t share the same images between each web 2.0.  Keep everything as unique as possible.

Step 4: Update With More Content

So, look, this truly comes down to you.  Yes, it’s a fair amount of work.  But nothing like showing Google that these are legitimate web properties that are updated constant… and with relevant content.

Now you’re giving Google a boner.  Wheeeeee.

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It’s debatable.  You can drop your links in the second post, third post, and so on.  I have done it within two posts AND after 10 posts.

I like to do things differently than other SEOs especially when the herd does super lazy work.

That’s how you stand the test of time… and usually, Google algorithm updates.

Step 5: Drop It Likes It’s HAWT (Your Link Silly)

Perhaps it’s been two weeks or two months.  You’ve made the posts and now you are ready to drop the link back to your money site.  Create a relevant post, with memes, appropriate images, a video: shoot, mix it up, Fools!

And then, put in your link.  Now keep in mind, keep your anchor link diverse.  I don’t have your magic numbers.  If you are about to make 20 links, make 10 into random texts, 7 your main texts, 3 your secondary.  Safe anchor linking, y’all 😉

Step 6: Keep Updating Your Web 2.0s

Look, if you have time, update your web 2.0s.  It looks like a thriving, active property to Google.

Step 7: Fire Social Bookmarks At Your Web 2.0s

Now, the final part and do this consistently.  Every week, randomly fire 100-200 social bookmarks at your web 2.0s and your website directly.  The anchor text?  Make it relevant to your keyphrases but don’t use the exact same keyphrases.  For instance, if your main keyphrase to rank for is “how to train a kitten”, then your anchor text could be “this site about kittens rocks” and “My cat learned potty training using this site.”

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That’s it!  Yes, it’s work.  It’s work that 95% of marketers who read this definitely won’t do it or argue with me on how to do it “better”.  Nope.  I believe in setting up the first layer of web 2.0s to be super charged and authentic properties.

Additionally, you can use automated tools to do some of this work but none of the tools can do the really good work… like original content that is human readable, long lasting, and setting up these web 2.0 properties properly!

Like what you’ve read?  Spread it like a virus 😉