I have to tell you guys, I’ve learned so much by performing this link building service experiment that I’ve about 10 posts lined up about all the cool secrets, hints, and tricks that I’ve discovered. I’ve even started outsourcing the BMR article writing and will have some advice and suggestions on outsourcing for you guys soon.
Honestly, shutting down the link building on these sites has taught me quite a bit. By putting advertising on the sites with no link building going on, I’ve seen how these can affect a sites performance. It’s also becoming clear which links are super powerful and which might be less effective.
So, the summary. The BMR site is still holding strong at #3. The 1WayLinks site had a huge jump to #11, and the UAW site jumped to #19. LinkAloha is down to page 4. All with NO link building for 2 months.
I can now safely say the ignoring has ended! Over the past few days I’ve started submitting a spun article to 600 1WayLinks, an article to UAW for 350 links, 15 links a day to LinkAloha, and another 10 unique articles to BMR. All of these are now targeting my second keyword target on a sub-page of the main site.
From now on, as I build new links I’m going to split them between my homepage main keyword and my sub-page sub keywords about 50/50.
Week 10/11/12 Update
My own manual SEO efforts (.net)
- Google Rank: None in top 200
- Pages Indexed: 9
- Yahoo reported Backlinks: 6
I’ve given up on my own SEO site. I’ve decided to keep this site as a sort of scientific control site and make no links to it. It shows that the other services are working and it’s not just on page optimization that is causing them to rise in the rankings. I’m considering doing a sort of uber rush at the end of week 24 and point all 4 services at this one site and see if it gets slapped or jumps over all the rest.
- Main 3 Word Keyword Google Rank: 19 (+6)
- Harder 2 Word Keyword: 200+
- Sub Page 3 Word Keyword #2: 65
- Sub Page 3 Word Keyword #3: 131
- Pages Indexed: 7
- Yahoo reported Backlinks: 3 (-1)
Since coming back from a slow start the UniqueArticleWizard site is still doing well, despite only ever having ONE article distributed on the UAW network for a total of about 250 sites. I’m very interested to see how this next article set affects the rankings.
- Main 3 Word Keyword Google Rank: 11 (+19)
- Harder 2 Word Keyword Google Rank: 80
- Sub Page 3 Word Keyword #2: 149
- Sub Page 3 Word Keyword #3: 94
- Pages Indexed: 8
- Yahoo reported Backlinks: 53 (-23)
1WayLinks had a really nice ranking jump these past few weeks. I had completely forgotten that I had never finished implementing a little 1WayLinks magic trick that a friend who uses 1WayLinks exclusively told me about. Note that it’s nothing outside the scope of this experiment. It only uses the 650 1WayLink articles I’d already submitted and a little tweak on the 1WayLinks specific site. I’ll probably save this little tidbit for the special report at the end of the experiment.
- Google Rank: 37 (+5)
- Harder 2 Word Keyword Google Rank: not in the top 200.
- Sub Page 3 Word Keyword #2: 168
- Sub Page 3 Word Keyword #3: 122
- Pages Indexed: 9
- Yahoo reported Backlinks: 9 (-21)
The LinkAloha site continues to hang in there. For me, this officially answers the question about low quality profile links once and for all. Yes, they do work!. But no, they aren’t as powerful as content links. And spun unlinked content isn’t as powerful as unique linked content. Honestly this should come as no surprise to anyone.
- Main 3 Word Keyword Google Rank: 3 (+1)
- Harder 2 Word Keyword Google Rank: 67
- Sub Page 3 Word Keyword #2: 38
- Sub Page 3 Word Keyword #3: 68
- Pages Indexed: 9
- Yahoo reported Backlinks: 2 (-11)
BMR continues to dominate, even eight weeks later with no new links made. It’s even making a respectable showing with the other three keywords despite having no external links for them. I can’t wait to see if the sub pages pop into the top 10 with some more articles. One of the things holding me back with this experiment so far is the lack of my own time to write BMR articles. Each has to be unique and can ‘t be spun or duplicated. I’ve decided to start outsourcing these to a freelancer, so I should be able to crank up the backlink volume here on the BMR site.
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