2012 is going to be a fun year; we haven’t been up and running for more than a month yet and already we have been forced to changed gears TWICE! Up until recently it seemed that good keyword research combined with unique, “quality” content and a fairly simple backlinking strategy combined with Build My Rank was the way to go. We were really excited to test it out being that so many people were ranking solely on this method alone. Well, with the recent current events in the online world it might make using that strategy a bit difficult. Google has been cracking down on blog networks and deindexing their sites. On March 19, 2012, the power house of Private Blog Networks “BMR” was forced to close it’s doors (detailed information here). From what we have read, it was great while it lasted (too bad we missed that wave). With any business, the ones that stick around are the ones that improvise, adapt and learn from current and past experiences; both their own and others. With that being said, we are really excited to dive into a more complex and diverse backlinking strategy and we are even more excited to see what people are going to come up with now that major blog networks are taking a hit. Instead of relying heavily on one strategy we are taking some more time to really study and look for more backlinking techniques that are more suited for 2012 changes. Personally I am glad that we have been forced to diversify early on rather than later. We are always going to be expecting things to change, this is internet marketing after all. If you don’t like change then GTFO.
How is this going to effect other private blog networks?
There is no way to know for sure what’s to come in the future. As for now, we see no reason to stray completely away from our plan to use Unique Article Wizard and My Article Network. Our upcoming focus is to start split testing different methods of backlinking right away. For the first 16 sites that we put up, we are going to stick with the original social bookmarking, UAW and MAN.
For the rest of the 34 sites we want your input! These sites will be divided into groups of 7 sites each – 5 groups total (one group will only have 6)
So this means we need 5 strategies total!
Should we do a fiverr only test? A magic submitter test? Should we test one of your favorite marketers strategies? A specific customized combination of things? Be specific and let us know (provide a link if possible)! Once we have all your recommendations, we’ll pick the best ones and run with them. Remember, each method will be tested on 7 sites so it should be better than a 1 site case study. If you’d like, you can also post on our thread on the warriorforum (“The Best Micro Niche Backlink Strategy?”).
Being that we are implementing new ideas, we are going to be pushing back next months batch of sites due to the fact that we want to get more results from the first batch before we go into putting more money into another 50 sites. With that being said, expect some great reports coming from us in the near future.
A little bit of an Update from this last week…
– Finished keyword research for the last 33 sites
– Bought all the domains
– Trained VA’s on how to completely set up sites.
– Let go of a couple writers and fired another for giving us 80% UN-original pieces of work on multiple articles! Copyscape Doesn’t Lie! Too bad too, the articles were quite decent – go figure.
– Put up the rest of our 33 sites making a total of 50 sites up and running.
All in all we are a little behind schedule but it is for the best.
Plans for the rest of this week…
This week most of our efforts are going to continue to go towards finding the best article writers and continuing to train them as well as our VA’s. We want to make sure that all of our sites have unique and quality content. Each site will start with a 1000 word article now instead of 500 as the primary content for the page. Our time will also be split researching the best linking methods that we want to test starting next week. By next week all sites will be up with content and we should be ready to begin our backlinking strategies. Details on what we decide to go with will be posted next week, also follow our thread on WF as I’m sure that will be informative as well. We appreciate all the support from all of you so keep on testing, keep on posting and God Bless you and yours!