Current Gig Recommendations?
Looking specifically for gigs that will help OVERALL site authority. The sites I'm promoting are large with very long tail kwds. I'm looking for as many gigs as you guys can recommend (on any platform) to drive up the juice to main page and/or category pages and to let it flow down to all other pages. Anyone have any specific recommendations? I've used the PBN (5 for $5) advertised here. Does work well but looking for more. Any help is GREATLY appreciated!
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I used the 5tumblr 5 weebly exp 2.0 gig from seo clerks that nick recommends, I got some pretty good expired 2.0 blogs from it for 10bucks. I'm not sure how much it helped my DA and PA cause for some reason majestic and moz ose aren't showing those metrics on my site yet but it definitely helped push me up the serps
For overall domain authority I highly recommend creating brand properties on web 2.0s such as Tumblr, Blogger, Wordpress, and Weebly.
For the web 2.0s I typically register the brand name as the URL i.e. yourbrandname.tumblr.com, yourbrandname.blogspot.com, etc.
In addition to that, make sure you have all of the major social pages - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, etc.
Finally, to really build up incredible authority, go out and find authoritative sites that allow you to create profiles and make branded profiles on them.
A good place to start is to go to KnowEm.com, enter your brand name in the bar and hit 'search', then once it's loaded, scroll down a bit and click the button that says "click here to search over 500 more social networks"
This will bring up a big list of sites and show which ones you can register your name on. A lot of these sites allow you to make profiles and drop a link on them. I usually do about 30-50 of them on each of my sites. 90% of the time you won't have to manually index these. They're authority sites and get crawled very regularly.
If you really want to push up the authority of your domain, after you've made the web 2.0s, social properties, and brand profiles - gather the URLs of each one, and then order a cheap package of PBNs or expired web 2.0s and point them to those URLs using generic, branded, and URL anchors.
What do you think about these all in 1 gigs?
Are they just too good to be true?
Honestly it depends.
From experience I can tell you that a lot of these packages use low quality article directories, junk web 2.0s, and other lower-quality sites to get the links.
There are a few big problems with these pyramid packages:
- The links are often very difficult to index due to the junk sites used.
- The content is spun using auto-software that turns it into a completely unreadable mess (not good for tier 1 links).
- They only allow 1-5 anchors which leaves you at best a 20% ratio on any given keyword which is too high and can lead to over-optimization penalties.
I still wouldn't use a gig like that for tier 1 backlinks. It says "manual submission", which is fine, but the articles are still spun badly and it even states that some aren't contextual links which aren't as great.
The $2 up-charge is to write a unique article relevant to your niche, but then spin it to super uniqueness as well.
Your best bet if you're looking to go for cheap gigs is to use a decent web 2.0 PBN or regular web 2.0 gig and then boost those links on tier 2 with a contextual GSA blast.
Brad, when you say boost them with contextual GSA blast can you recommend a gig for that? I currently have solid 2.0s as tier 1 but I'm not showing movement for the last couple weeks or very little. Should I do a GSA blast for tier 2? What exactly does that do for the tier 1 links and how does that help your money site?
Backlinks to your backlinks = more juice flowing to your money page.
If you go the GSA route I highly recommend using a gig that does mostly contextual links for the first layer. I've used a guy over on Fiverr many times known as BlackOcean with good results. Check him out.
The other thing you can do is use cheap PBN packages. The ones on Fiverr and such never really allow enough URLs, unfortunately. I mainly use services on Black Hat World for cheap tier 2 PBN blasts.
But essentially what you're doing is increasing the overall authority of your tier 1 links, making them stronger than before. The juice gets passed on to your money site which further improves rankings.
You just have to be careful with the anchor texts. Even on tier 2 I don't do anything above 10% exact match. I often use a lot of branded terms, generic anchors, and a slew of LSI keywords when doing GSA or PBN blasts to power up my tier 1 links.
Using this you don't even have to use expired web 2.0s, either. I've done plenty of brand new web 2.0s with good, unique content, blasted them with tier 2 links and some of them have PA scores as high as 50 now.