Okay, so you’ve probably figured out by now from clicking around on this site that I’m pretty obsessed with the best tool or resource for a particular task. And with SEO (search engine optimization) I’m no different.
Now, first, I want to give you a very very short lesson in how SEO works, because most people really have no idea. You may have read a book or a blog post or two about someone who thinks they know what they’re talking about. But if they can’t show you results, they probably have no idea whatsoever. A quick word of advice online is that there are a lot of people that have opinions. But that’s really all they are. For instance, most people that rant and piss and moan on places like the Warrior Forum are broke and have never made money doing anything they’re preaching or trying to sell you.
Anyway, back to SEO. SEO is really quite simple. Google basically has 3 rules…
- Be POPULAR
- Be RELEVANT
- And DON’T BE EVIL
Now, what exactly do those mean in SEO terms? By popular, it means you want to have lots of other sites, preferably authority sites, linking to yours for social proof. By relevant, you need to make sure that your anchor text and content is relevant to what it is you’re attempting to rank for. And by don’t be evil, it means that you just want to make your links appear to be “natural” not send 10,000,000 blackhat spammy links to your brand new site in one day. That will raise some red flags.
So, how do you get your sites ranked? Well, back in the day when the Internet was young, there was a lot of guest blogging going on. You could write articles for authority sites and blogs and if you were lucky, blog owners would link back to your website passing on link juice to your website, helping to increase it’s rank.
But today, there’s so much expired authority inventory out there, that the fastest and easiest way to get authority is just to buy it. So, you’ll need what is referred to as your own private blog network (PBN). All this is, is your own network of high authority expired domains. And you use those domains to setup blogs and posts to point links directly to the websites you choose to rank.
Now, without going into super long detail of every single tool you need for a private blog network and how to use them and connect the pieces, below is the list of tools and resources that I use and recommend to build your private blog network.
TOOLS I RECOMMEND FOR BUILDING A PRIVATE BLOG NEWORK
GoDaddy – domain account and GoDaddy Auctions account
Register Compass – expired domain research tool
OpenSiteExplorer – tool for researching expired domain backlinks to make sure they’re not spammy
HostNine – affordable reseller hosting for your PBN – to save 15% off use promo:
Slickplan – tool that helps you create a beautiful sitemap in minutes
WORDPRESS PLUGINS FOR PRIVATE BLOG NETWORK SITES
Akismet – this plugin comes FREE with WordPress, just make sure to set it up to combat
Google XML Sitemaps – helps your pages get indexed by Google
Link Juice Keeper – preserves link juice by pointing dead pages to your root domain
WORDPRESS PLUGINS FOR MONEY SITES
Link Privacy – helps block your links from link aggregators like MOZ and ahrefs
Akismet (comes default when WordPress is installed, just make sure and enable it)
Google Analytics by Yoast – to measure your website traffic and stats
All in One SEO Pack – easily optimize your blog for search engines
OTHER RECOMMENDED RESOURCES
HostGator – recommended web hosting for money sites
Flexibility 3 – recommended WordPress theme for niche affiliate sites
ProRankTracker – recommended rank tracking solution
SECockpit – cloud-based keyword research tool
Prosper – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED funding resource for US residents
I didn’t want to make this article INSANELY long, because while each of the tools and steps for connecting them together are quite simple once you understand how they all work, I’m pretty lazy and didn’t want to post a mile long block of text or 20+ videos going over each step. But if you want to know how to use each of the tools I list above, how they all fit together, and how you can start ranking your own websites and videos, check out my you can become of my Evergreen Empire membership today!
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