There seems to be some misconception about the anchor text for backlinks that we should use. Many seem to be of the opinion that we should not keep using the same keywords, well I do, a lot, every day, for a year, or more, and I make a shit load of money. But I am a noob, and never know if what I am doing is right or not. And I am being serious here.
I don’t claim that I have a system that guarantees results, I know I do, because I having been doing it for a while in my own discombobulated way.
But I never claim that what I do is the best way, the quickest way, or a way that will not blow up in your face. There are no guarantees on offer here. But what I do know is that my best results always come from simply giving a post the same anchor text over and over again. I vary it a little as I like to normally have a few buying keywords in each post title so I normally go for a few anchors. But I can tell you now that once I know which keywords are the money makers then those are the terms that I use for my backlinks.
Dave You Are Wrong
Who said that?
Look, I spend all day getting backlinks. Much more time than I spend writing content. And this is what many people simply fail to do and fail to make money because of it. The reality is that you should be spending nearly all of your time getting links to your sites and not writing them.
Every time that I make a new site I reel in horror about the fact that I get no traffic for months unless I am really lucky. And if I am lucky then it is usually a very bad sign. I think every site that I have ever had good traffic to with little or no backlink work is a stinker. It gets the traffic but it never converts, and this has been the case for every one of my sites that ranks well easily.
No, the money is in the tough stuff. The sites that you sweat blood and tears over. The sites that you dream of. The sites that get you up at six in the morning to work on because you just “know” that this is going to be “the one“. The site or niche that you will be able to retire on. Your baby. Your blessed blog that everyone will love. The site everyone will tell their friends about. The site that will make you hundreds of dollars each and every day. The site that will mean you can ditch the other 100 and just work on one site for a bit each day and then go for a ride in your new sports car.
But that is the struggle and the dream. And it will only happen with backlinks.
Before the ramble I said that it is about the backlinks and the anchor text used. i.e the words you use to hyperlink to your article that is going to allow you to retire.
Each site I make sends me in to a funk. Bugger me here I am again right at the beginning. No traffic, all the content to write. A Hubpage or two to write and backlink just so I can maybe see if the niche is OK. A Hubpage so that I can mine the keywords it receives so that I can use those longtails to write posts on my new site as I now know they get searched for even if Google says NO. What do they know? I read somewhere the other day that 80% of what is typed in to a search engine is original. i.e no one else has typed it in before. And I can believe it.
No, my new sites get me depressed. Why do you do it to yourself Dave? You do alright with what you have don’t you?
Yes I do Dave but what if the Internet breaks and it loses my blogs? What if my niches become a virus that no one will go near?
WHAT IF ZOMBIES ATTACK THE SERVER WHERE MY SITES ARE STORED AND I LOSE IT ALL AND THEY COME AFTER ME TO EAT ME IN MY SLEEP AND TAKE AWAY HALF OF MY BRAIN? WHAT THEN?
So I make new sites and use a reseller account to put them on different servers just in case ZOMBIES attack. I make new sites just in case my others begin to not make money or God knows what. And each time it is the same.
BLOODY HARD WORK.
It is so hard I don’t know how I ever got where I am. 2 years this September is when it all began for me. I didn’t know what a blog was then. I spent months making backlinks that only use the full url. No keywords at all. I spent months trying to rank for terms after I knew how to make a keywords backlink to try to make Adsense money. But I never realized that you had to look to see what the CPC was. I kid you not. No, about a year and a half is how long I have been dong things right. At least according to my addled brain anyway.
And the best results I have had are for writing a post title that has my keywords in it. And then getting backlinks for those keywords. Over and over again. This is what amazes me on new sites. How can I possibly get traffic? I have already written 20 posts on my new site and been giving it a few backlinks every day and nothing. But give it time. In a few months there will be a trickle of traffic. In a year there will be a flood. And in 2 years? Well, I don’t know I haven’t got any sites that old, but I am definitely looking forward to year 3 and 4. Then the Thai Island is mine, all mine.
But it is the backlinks that do it. Sometimes I write an article and Google simply loves it for a different set of keywords. OK Google, if you like it for that term then here is what I will do. I will change the post title to what you like. I will then write a new article containing the keywords you like that post for. I will link the two article together and hopefully you will give me a double listing. I will also then write another post with the keywords for the first article that I wanted to rank them for but you didn’t like and hopefully this time you will get it right. And you will. In time.
But not without the backlinks.
Many people are afraid of using the same terms for a backlink over and over. But I make most of mine the same. Not all the time. I mix it up a bit. I add a word at the beginning or end of the link to get more longtail traffic. But at the end of the day the article is about “Cheap White Socks”, so what would people use as an anchor text to link to it? Yep, you got it. Although let’s get real here, how many people are actually ever going to link to such a site? 1 or 2 muppets at best. And they would have some serious issues, I am sure.
Many will not agree with me. They will say:
“Dave, you can’t use Backlinks Philippines and get them to send 400 backlinks to one site for 5 keywords and expect to jump a page in the search results for most of those terms, that be crazy talk you fool”
Um, well OK, but have you ever actually tried it on a site that has some age and gets traffic and has had regular backlinks. I have. I told you about it too on the cheap backlinks article.
200 links to a hub in a week from Backlinks Philippines and a load of Postrunner submissions and what? Your good lady ranks no1 for a number of terms you would not even dream that you could rank for. Are you serious.
It is time to wake up and smell the coffee for some. How many hours do you spend on IM a day? 2? 8? I do it full-time. Which means a day would see me doing 20 or so Postrunners. Some content for my sites. Some research in my stats. Some loving if I am lucky and maybe an early finish for some Cava. 5 o’clock is vino o’clock in this household.
Get the priorities right. We had a good discussion on the last daft post about really doing some work. 300 words for a backlink article should be ten minutes tops. That means you make 12 backlinks in an hour. 2 hours work a day should see you write 12 articles for backlinks that is 24 backlinks. It takes this kind of work to get going and make proper money.
It takes backlink upon backlink. It never ends either. Your back will hurt and your brain will become fried with boredom. But when you go to your affiliate program and that new site makes the first sale:
OH THE JOY OF IT ALL.
Never mind that it probably took you weeks worth of work to make a dollar commission. In the long run it is all worth it. You make money day after day for the work you put in and it all adds up. All these articles you write now make money in the future. We need as much content online as we possibly can. I was talking with someone the other day and I quickly added up what we make from adsense. It is about $1500 to $1700 a month and we don’t even do adsense really. But all the rubbish I wrote near the beginning and the stuff on Infobarrel and many of our own sites all adds up. We need thousands upon thousands of pages of our own content and they will all make a little. And it adds up over the long term.
But if you make your own sites and do them for product sales then you will make very good money long term. Most people don’t, I know. Most people simply don’t get why they are not making what they think they should for the effort they put in. It is because they do not send enough backlinks.
Look at it this way. A new site should not get too many links but each article you write should get a few links straight away. Do it for a month then start sending more each day. In six months you can send massive amounts. Hundreds on a single day then back to just one ot two for the rest of the week.
A large number of high PR site forum links works like a dream, I just wish I could do it more often to a site but that would be asking for trouble. Once a month is a good way to go for that kind of stuff. It works so well and saves you some time.
But every day get them links. If you are not number one for you terms. If every article on your site is not number one then you need more backlinks. It is the be all and end all at the current time for ranking well. Tomorrow, who knows?
I may be wrong about not changing my anchor text much but I don’t think I am. I mix it up a little but mostly I use the same keywords over and over with just a slight variation. And it works for me. It works so well we get scared. How did this happen? Was it really just over a year ago when we were in big debt and had to count the change to see if we could buy rice and potatoes, and I am not kidding. Now the bank balance is so healthy it is a joy to take some money out just to see that those numbers are true. Becoming seriously concerned about our futures here in Spain and my good lady leaving me here alone for 3 months while she went to work in the UK was the best thing that has ever happened to us. Although at the time it was a nightmare.
We sit at our laptops all day here getting backlinks and writing content. And we do it again the next day. We get backlinks every day from the best way to get backlinks. Postrunner is a dream come true that I wish I had used earlier. We contact Backlink Philippines now and get hundreds of links with the same keywords and the good lady beats the hell out of anyone she wants to with her Hub pages magic on her many accounts. We use everything on the tools to succeed article as it works so well I wish I had done it a year ago.
We get keyword backlinks in the hundreds, we backlink our best stuff until we feel sick, and we know that this is how to rank well. Most people simply do not do it enough and think that 5 or 10 links is enough. How many links do I need to rank? As many as it takes. The tough stuff takes more but the rewards are very high.
Well, I guess I could have just said that for the most part use the same keywords for your backlinks to each post, don’t mix them up too much, and keep doing it until you rank number 1.
But that would have been a boring way to talk about picking keyword anchor text.
And anyway, who said this noob knows anything anyway? I just put in the work and hope for the best. Is there a better way?
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