Ok so before I proceed with my backlink strategy, I wanna let you know about the big change I did. As I said in the last niche site challenge post, I chose dominotablesite.com as my targeted niche, (mainly because of the word “domino”).
I wanted to make a site about domino tables and how to build them. Well as I went deeper in my research, I found that the word “dominoes” and “dominoe” got searched more often. It had more potential money to be made, and the competition wasn’t all that bad.
As you can see by the image below that I almost made a huge mistake. Although I still believe the original keyword would’ve done ok …after some real thorough research, I found a better keyword to target and potentially more profitable. Like I always say, “A little patience will get you greater results”.
If I would have gone with the original idea without doing thorough research, I would have wasted a lot of precious and valuable time.
Here’s a snap shot I took from Market Samurai:
Another reason I went deeper in my research is because I really didn’t want my niche site to be only about domino tables. If I was doing a Micro Niche Site, then yes, domino table would’ve been perfect, and I still might do it anyway, since I already have the domain. I was sort of limited to the content creation part of it since the main domain had “table” in it.
I decided to go with DominoesInfo.com. It’s perfect for what I want to do, and after seeing the results from my research, I can really fill the site up with different types of content. Content that people are actually searching for. Not just domino tables. I can still do the table thing that I wanted to do, it’s just now I have more freedom as far as creating content. The site is all about information on the dominoe game so the possibilities are endless.
Ok so that was the big change for me in this challenge.
Change is one thing you should never be afraid to do. Even if you started your niche site already. You can start all over again. If you think there may be a better keyword term, then do some more research. Do not settle until you’ve exhausted all options.
This is a backlink strategy I used way back in the day. A backlink strategy I haven’t used in years. As a matter of fact, I even thought is was outdated, since it’s been forever since I used it. But after doing some good ol’ fashion research, I found that people still use this method and it still works.
The same concept and idea is the same. People just call it a different thing now. I made this video for you cause I thought it be easier to show you how I’m going to do it.
I forgot to mention in the video that the outer layer is also know as “indirect link sites”. You want to make sure that you link your outer layer, (indirect links layer) to your Anchor sites, not your main niche site. This will ensure some good sound SEO juice flowing to your niche site.
Backlink Strategy Funnel
As I said in the video above, I’m not going to cover content strategy much. There’s really not much to it. There’s just a few things you want to make sure you do when creating your content.
-Create Unique Content: For your main niche site you want to have the best and the most unique content as possible. If you’re going to spin articles for your main niche site, make sure you spin them as unique as possible. Minimum of 75% uniqueness. This will ensure you don’t get penalized by goolge.
-Anchor Sites: What you’re going to do here is spin the content from your main niche site. You do this a few times and publish them on your anchor sites and make sure you direct link back to your niche site.
I’ll be using a tool called Content Professor to spin my content. I found this one tool looking for a spinner that’s compatible with mac. It’s completely web based so it’ll work for both mac and pc. It’s pretty bad ass, lol.
Make sure every time you spin your content, that it makes sense. You still want people to enjoy your stuff. Just because it’s on another site doesn’t mean that it has to be crap. Remember, you’re building an audience here. You want them to go to your main site. That’s the main goal.
You’re going to post them only on:
- Top Article directory sites
- Top Web 2.0 sites
- Video Sites (if you making videos)
- Free blogs (wordpress, tumblr, blogger, etc.)
It is best to post these on sites with P.R. (page rank) of 3-5 for maximum results. If you can do 6 or higher, than do it. The thing with those high P.R. sites is that many tend to charge, and we don’t want that now. Maybe later if your site actually lands on page 1 of google, then you can hit those high pr sites to boast you up.
-Indirect Link Sites: Here you re-spin content from your anchor sites and publish them to your outer layer sites (indirect link sites). Make sure you ONLY link back to your Anchor Sites. This is important.
This part you can actually outsource if you want. I’m definitely going to ;-) All you’re doing here is Mass Article and Bookmarking Submissions. You don’t need 1000′s of them, just a few 100 or so. Remember, you want your site to seem like it’s “natural”, a “real” site.
I’m going to work …
Ok so that’s pretty much it for me here. Hope you found this helpful. I’ve already begun creating content for my niche site. Next I’ll be doing some of the anchor site stuff. Once I get that done, I start with the indirect link sites.
As I create more content, I’ll do more Anchors and Indirect sites.
The race is on now. Lets see how fast I can get to the first page of google. (this is actually where the fun begins)
[Quick Tip] To speed up the process a bit, I’ll be posting and looking for someone to hire on oDesk to do the indirect link sites. That way when I’m done with the anchor sites, I can have my outsource person working on the indirect link sites ASAP.
Backlink Strategy Techniques:
I know that there are tons of tips and tricks for backlinking. If you have any backlink strategy that you don’t mind sharing, please do so in the comments below. Would love to try them out ;-)