how to build backlinks in 2014

SEO Backlinks 101: Exactly How to Build Backlinks to any Page, Post, or Video

I don’t know why I’ve never done this post before… detailing exactly how I build backlinks to every page or post or video that I create for one of my sites. I’m also going to show you exactly how I keep track of my different pages, and how I track the rankings of my pages so that I can go back and build more backlinks if I have to.

Note: I will update this post whenever I change how I build backlinks, so whatever you read on this page, it’s my exact current backlinking methods… you’re welcome.

Updated 2014:

 

NOTE: The content below this still has some relevance, but it is the original content from 2012 and 2013.

As you might have experienced yourself, getting your main domain and home page ranked for it’s main keyword phrase is a lot easier than getting your inner pages ranked for their individual keywords. I struggled for a long time trying to figure out the most cost-effective way(in both time and money) of building backlinks to each individual page that I created… sometimes it’s tempting to just keep building pages because backlinking is so boring, but if each page that you create isn’t generating any traffic for you, you’ve completely wasted your time in even creating it. So, one page that you’ve effectively built backlinks to is worth 10-100x more than 10 pages without any backlinks built to them.

Okay… let’s do this:

Steps to Effective SEO Backlinks: Exactly How to Build Backlinks Correctly

Setting up Your SEO and Backlinking System: Before you even get started, you should have document, spreadsheet, or some way of tracking each site, page, or URL you are trying to move up the search engine rankings.

The reason you do this is, SEO is a function of actions taken over time. So, you should be tracking exactly what you do for each property you build backlinks to, so that you have a record of what you’ve done when something starts working for you.

I’ve always used spreadsheets, but lately I’ve been using Evernote, which I like much better. Evernote is free, and it is awesome for a lot more stuff then just this. You can set each site as a ‘notebook’ in Evernote, and then each specific URL as a ‘note’, and within that note you simply keep a record of what backlink services and submissions you’ve used, and over time you’ll gather very valuable data that you can use to repeat your results.

Step 1: You need your on-page stuff done correctly before you build any backlinks. So, you should have your keyword phrase in your page title, the URL, the first paragraph(or ‘description’ if you’re using the Platinum SEO plugin), and at least once in a heading tag, preferably an H1 tag. That part is something you probably already knew.

A word on anchor text: If you haven’t heard this before, you need to vary your anchor text big time. Don’t build every link with your main keyword in it. If your main keyword is dog training, then you’ll want to build links with anchor text like “dog training tips”, “how to train your dog”, “how to train a dog”, “dog obedience”, “click here”, “visit our site here”…. and so on. An easy way to get a lot of anchor text variation is to just look up your keyword in the Google keyword tool… that will give you hundreds of related terms.

Step 2(optional): If you’ve read through much of my stuff, you know I like to create a Youtube video for each page/post/article that I make for one of my sites. Use common sense- if a video won’t really enhance the specific content than skip it. All of my videos are very simple powerpoint-style videos that are really easy to make. Once I’ve uploaded the video to Youtube, I use the first line of the video description to link back to the exact page that I based the video on. Then, I will embed the video back on the original article page on my own site. This will increase visitor engagement which will give you a higher avg. time on site, and a lower bounce rate when someone lands on one of your pages. The other big benefit is that you can build backlinks to the Youtube video itself and claim another spot in the top 10 Google results.

Step 3: I take my article, and I spin it using Spin Rewriter. Regardless of what your opinion of spinning is, it works. You take an article you’ve written or had written, and you create a spun version, and then you essentially have unlimited unique content to use for backlinking and creating buffer pages. Spin Rewriter’s one-step function works surprisingly well, and you might find that it’s faster to just click that button and then fix 2 or 3 mistakes for each version it spits out that you’re going to use.

Step 4: One Social Monkee submission. Even with their free account you can get 25 submissions a day, which is great. I use their Premium account, which lets me submit three urls a day, and I can have the links drip fed over 14 days. This gets your page indexed quickly so that your UAW submission can be as effective as possible.

Sidenote: I highly recommend you use a spun title and description for Social Monkee and Social Adr submissions. Again, this is very easily done with Spin Rewriter. You can use the same spun version for both services since the submission process is almost identical.

Step 5: Social Adr submission. This is something new I’ve been using, and I really like it. I have a ‘lazy’ account, which mean’s it’s paid, but they also have a free version where you can earn credits by bookmarking other people’s submissions.

Another Sidenote: I get asked all the time about the fact that most of the links from these link services are PR0 or PR1, and that’s true. But you need a lot of links like that. You can’t just have 500 PR5 links pointing at your site… that’s a clear signal to Google that you’re buying high-powered links.

Step 6: Building buffer pages on free blogs and Web 2.0 sites. You can take versions of your spun article and quickly create posts on free blogs like Blogger, WordPress.com, LiveJournal, as well as on Web 2.0 sites like Squidoo and HubPages. Then, do a UAW submission to each of those, and obviously within the buffer page content you link back to your main site, using varied anchor text of course.

Step 7: Blog comments. I don’t use software or anything crazy to do this… I just search for blogs on the topic that allow comments, and I’ll leave real comments. I aim to do 5-10 for each article I’m working on. I use my pen name for that site… I don’t enter my name as “best cocktail sauce” or whatever my keyword is.

Step 8-One Week Later: A Unique Article Wizard submission. UAW is an indispensable part of my backlinking strategy. It’s kind of the opposite of BMR, in that it gives you a lot of backlinks, usually several hundred, from just one submission. These backlinks however, aren’t nearly as high quality as BMR backlinks. But, despite what people say, the more backlinks the better, and this just diversifies the backlinks pointing back to your page.

To do a UAW submission, you write 3 versions of a 300 word article that each have the same number of paragraphs, and then the “wizard” spins the paragraphs together to give you a ton of different versions of your article. Then the articles are sent out to the massive directory of article networks that UAW submits to, resulting in a bunch of backlinks to your page. Make sure that you set the number of submissions each day to 1… yes, 1 as in one. The nice thing about UAW, is you can link to 2 web properties in your resource box, and so I use each submission to link back to my article, and then to the Youtube video I’ve made for that article.

For some reason, UAW links work incredibly well for Youtube videos- pretty much every Youtube video I’ve made for one of my niche sites that I’ve linked to from UAW ranks in the top ten for it’s keyword phrase- sometimes not in the top ten of Google results, but always in the top 10 if I search in Youtube itself, which is just another traffic avenue for your site.

UAW UPDATE: UAW now includes a service called ‘Social Exchange Wizard’. It’s similar to Social Adr, but more powerful because it only deals with getting your articles Tweeted, Liked on Facebook, +1′d on Google Plus, or your Youtube video getting a lot of views. It’s included in the price of Unique Article Wizard, which makes UAW hands down the best paid backlinking tool if you only pay for one.

Step 9: Wait 3-4 weeks. After I’ve written an article, I post its details and what I’ve done in my spreadsheet or Evernote notebook. Then, using Market Samurai’s ‘Rank Tracker’ module, I enter the keywords the article is based on so I can monitor the results. On the weekends, I take a few hours to check on the different articles that are 3-4 weeks old at that point, and I see where they’re at in the rankings. Most of the time they’ll be in the top 10 by then or at least approaching it. If they’re not really moving then I’ll do steps 4 and 8 again.

If you’re serious about building sites and getting pages ranked, I would highly recommend getting the full version of Market Samurai so that you can use it to track your rankings in one place, besides it being the best keyword finding tool there is. Also, to track your articles like I mentioned, I recommend you setup a Google Docs spreadsheet that looks like this:

 Other random tips: Personally I have seen a big difference in how easy it is to get an inner page ranked once the site itself has 30+ pages of content on it. Another thing that seems to make a difference is adding an article at least every 2 weeks. So, if you have a site that’s doing well, it is well worth your time to build it up beyond 30 pages, and then to at least come back and add a page every two weeks.

What to do now:

  1. If you liked this post, please share it on Facebook or your favorite social network.
  2. Take action… put these steps into action. Yes I know it sounds like a lot of work for every page of content you create, but it’s just as important as creating the page itself unless you don’t want anyone to ever see it.
  3. I know I’ll get asked this a lot after this post, so if you only afford to start with one link network, I would start with Unique Article Wizard, hands down. It has consistently produced results for me over the last two years, and it still works great. Also, the new Social Exchange Wizard will give your pages a social boost, and you can always start out with the free versions of Social Monkee and Social Adr.
  4. If you’re wondering about something I said, leave a comment or question in the comments below…
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78 Comments

  • brian

    Reply Reply January 25, 2012

    thanks for this post. are you doing all your own submissions and article writing for backlinking ? It would be a full time job for me just to do the backlinking. I guess you could do 1 fiverr job for BMR and UAW for each post so $10 per post without having to do own submissions or subscribe to the services.

    Regarding BMR do they allow you to switch the URLS within your plan whenever you want ?

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 25, 2012

      Brian- Yeah I outsource most of it. For UAW submissions Content Authority will do re-writes of articles really cheap, but I do a decent amount of BMR submissions myself when I’m just sitting around watching TV.

      Yes, BMR let’s you “archive” a site/project so that you can use that spot with another domain, but it doesn’t delete the site info so that you can make the site active again if you want. And you don’t lose any backlinks that have been indexed when you archive a site.

  • Matt

    Reply Reply January 25, 2012

    Nice work Nate, I have been following your advice and went with UAW, like you say may backlinks but all seem to be low quality, but i must say that it really did give my site a boost.

    When you talk about 30+ pages and posting every 2 weeks, is that just what you have experienced or something that is commonly known?

    Keep up the good work.

    Matt

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 25, 2012

      Matt- yeah I’ve definitely seen it with my own sites, and then the fact that Google obviously loves bigger sites.

  • Sheyi Shobayo

    Reply Reply January 25, 2012

    Nate, dunno if you’ve answered this but I want you to tell me.. About BMR, lets assume I have 5 domains which is their minimum and i want to build links to them. Is it possible for me to write 5 articles for each site and submit daily? Which means 5 links to each site daily.

    Thanks

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 25, 2012

      Sheyi- you can build 10 links per day to each domain. Actually, you can build 100 to each one each day, but BMR only allows 10 actual submissions to go live to each domain each day. Did that answer your question?

      • Sheyi Shobayo

        Reply Reply January 25, 2012

        Thanks Nate for answering that. So you mean if I write 100 posts for a domain, BMR will only allow 10 to go live per day? That means the 5 domains can get 50 posts per day (which means 10 links to each site)?

        Let me know if I am also right with the understanding.

        Sheyi

        • Nate

          Reply Reply January 25, 2012

          That’s correct. You could have 50 posts max going live each day… 10 to each domain. But, you wouldn’t really want more than 10 getting indexed each day for one site anyways- I set it to only 1 per day for a new site.

          • Sheyi Shobayo

            January 25, 2012

            Whao, then it’s gonna cost money even though I target 50 articles per day. I cant write them myself so it’s hell going to be 1 article per day for each domain.

            I have my eyes on BMR and I am going to use them soonest.

            Thanks for your time. I appreciate

  • Hiya Nate, trying your spreadsheet to keep on top of things with my sites. What do you do to track and monitor your rankings (if you don’t mind me asking :)

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 29, 2012

      I use Market Samurai- it has a module in it called Rank Tracker, and you enter your domains and then the keywords you’re trying to rank for and it shows you exactly where they’re all it in the SERPs.

  • brian

    Reply Reply January 28, 2012

    just thought I would pass on a link to a very extensive test results of the main article/blog networks….its not my site or anything but it was very good and thought I would pass it on as it will save you time http://imimpact.com/blog-network-roundup-review/

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 29, 2012

      Thanks Brian- I’ve read Shane’s reviews and they’re good. The comments almost have more valuable info than the post themselves.

  • chris

    Reply Reply January 29, 2012

    Nate – Great post man. I think it goes to show what can be accomplished by taking some action every day.

    Quick question – Are you spinning your articles before you submit them to Ezine, GoArt and ArtBase?

    Just wondering if I can squeeze a little more time out of the day for other things besides spinning articles.

    Keep up the good work.

    Best,

    Chris

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 30, 2012

      Thanks Chris. I don’t spin articles at all, ever. You don’t need to change your articles whatsoever to submit them to the directories, as long as you wait until Google has indexed the article on your own site first.

  • Thanks Nate, will use it. Been really enjoying your posts and listened to an interview with Trent – wicked stuff. Will pick up a few bits through your links as a thank you.

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 30, 2012

      Thanks Alan- I appreciate it.

  • vpidkowich@gmail.com

    Reply Reply February 4, 2012

    Not sure if anyone has mentioned this in the blog yet but BMR posts could only cost you a buck:

    http://www.buildmyrankposts.com/

    • Nate

      Reply Reply February 6, 2012

      That’s a great resource- thanks for sharing that.

  • vpidkowich@gmail.com

    Reply Reply February 4, 2012

    Nate, regarding the submission to ezine, article base and go articles, do the articles link back to the original article on the site its promoting? I have had ezine deny some articles because they said it needs to link back to other content because their readers want different content rather than to see the same stuff.

    Regards,

    Victor

    • Nate

      Reply Reply February 6, 2012

      Yeah I usually link back to the same article, and then the homepage. I’ve had a few people email me and say they’ve been having issues with that, but I haven’t I don’t know what’s going on.

  • Gema

    Reply Reply February 7, 2012

    Hi Nate, I’ve got a question regarding link velocity.
    You said for example that won’t do 1 link per day for new sites. That’s 1 link per day to the website or 1 link per day to each webpage?

    Another thing, I’ve heard wonders about SEnukeX. Have you ever tried?

    Thanks, Numa

    • Nate

      Reply Reply February 18, 2012

      I haven’t tried SEnukeX. The guys in the BTF forums have beens saying it’s not nearly as effective, and I don’t go after anything that competitive anyways.

      For a new site, I will set BMR for just one submission a day. With a UAW submission, I’ll set it for 5 submissions per day so that it’s a slow drip feed over a month or two.

  • Nathanel

    Reply Reply February 16, 2012

    Hello Nate,

    Do you just make 5 BMR post and let it make 1 link a day for 5 days and wait three weeks? So for the 3 week you only have 5 bmr link for site ?

    So lets say my site has 4 page, I make 20 BMR post (5 for each) ,let it drip 1 per day for 5 days and wait three weeks. Is this correct?

    For the UAW, 1 post direct backlink to the site @ 10 bl per page ? or per site ?

    I am hoping to apply this method to my niche site, but I am quite new . I been to quite a few site and I really like the way you give out information. Facts after facts like a newspaper.

    Thanks
    Nathanel

    • Nate

      Reply Reply February 18, 2012

      Okay- so if you have a 4 page site, write 5 posts per page, set it for 1 submission a day, and it would take 20 days for them all to be submitted. See what it’s doing after 3 weeks, but all the links obviously won’t have been posted by then, so if it’s making progress just wait a few more weeks and then reevaluate. With UAW, I set each submission to 5 or 10 per day, whether the site is new or older. I like the slower feed of links a lot better.

      • Nathanel

        Reply Reply February 19, 2012

        Ah ok , so 1 bmr link for the entire domain for 20 days. For the evaluation, are you using the rank tracker in Market Samurai(MS) ? I am using sescout and rank tracker in MS. Its just sometimes the Rank Tracker in MS is way off :/

        Thanks again for clearing up the backlink with BMR and UAW

  • Steve Wyman

    Reply Reply March 19, 2012

    Hi Nate

    Im unclear. With BMr are you pointing 5 BMR at the video only so none to the site? or 5 to the site?

    Also what level of exatch match are the keywords your targetting with this approach?

    Thanks

    • Nate

      Reply Reply March 22, 2012

      Hi Steve- Sorry… I didn’t see you had made a comment until today. Well it doesn’t matter now that BMR is closed, but I was doing 5 per article to my site, and 5 per video.

      Most keywords are 4,000 exact match and below.

      • steve wyman

        Reply Reply March 22, 2012

        HI

        no probelm and Thnaks for the reply. That makes sense.

        regareds

  • James Hussey

    Reply Reply March 22, 2012

    Great ideas, but BMR is now dead as a dodo. They’ve been largely de-indexed from Google, must’ve left an impressive footprint.

    Definitely bad news for big BMR-addicts, of which there were many, but not so much overall: always places to drop your links.

    • Nate

      Reply Reply March 22, 2012

      Yeah it’s too bad about BMR, I read on your blog your like Article Ranks, are you still using them?

      • James Hussey

        Reply Reply March 22, 2012

        Yeah, they’re still up and running. I think the main difference is that they’re semi-private. BMR was totally privately owned, so the footprint would’ve been easier to spot (even though they claimed to have no footprint).

        That’s just my guess. But ArticleRanks, AMR, LinkAuthority and others are still good to go.

        Diversifying links is always part of the game, so the demise of BMR and Blog Blueprint before them was unfortunate, but not difficult to overcome. What worries me is that so many people ONLY did BMR: sorry to say, but it’s just never a good practice to keep your eggs in one basket.

        • Nate

          Reply Reply March 22, 2012

          That makes sense about them being private- and yeah, you definitely need to diversify your links. Thanks for the tips James.

  • bobby

    Reply Reply April 14, 2012

    hi nate, great info, was wondering what you use now that BMR is closed?

    • Nate

      Reply Reply April 15, 2012

      Bobby- I’m just starting with Link Authority and ArticleRanks- but I’m not recommending them yet… Gonna see how it goes for a month or so.

  • bobby

    Reply Reply April 16, 2012

    hi, when you say “…no selling within your article, that’s what your resource box is for. If you’re mentioning your site or your product in the article, no site owner is going to publish it.”

    does this mean that when you submit your articles to ezine you don’t really include any links to your site since they don’t have the bio box? since you are publishing there mainly for the syndication anyways it shouldn’t matter i guess?

    • Nate

      Reply Reply April 17, 2012

      Bobby- I’m not sure what you mean… Ezinearticles allows resource box where you can link back to your site. There’s basically two mindsets or objectives behind the resource box. You can try to make it “salesy” to get the click back to your site, but I think the better way to go is to keep it mild so that a webmaster is more likely to publish it on their site.

      • bobby

        Reply Reply April 17, 2012

        oh yep i got you. my bad, i didn’t notice the resource box in ezines. sorry about that!

  • Gregory Burrus

    Reply Reply May 23, 2012

    Hey like your post.
    Question is Build My Rank dead or alive . Per places like Warriorforum and a general Google search say they BMR is no longer live or been deindexed.
    Yet your link still goes to them.
    With all the changes are they still a viable choice?

    Thanks
    Gregory

    • Nate

      Reply Reply May 29, 2012

      Gregory- BMR is officially out of business for the time being. Their site is still up, and they recently announced some upcoming projects in the near future, but as far as the BMR service they’re known for, that’s no longer available.

  • Ted

    Reply Reply July 24, 2012

    Hey Nate,

    I like your idea of creating a video for every post. You must get a lot of your traffic from YouTube because you do that. I wonder how that traffic converts compared to search engine traffic?

    • Nate

      Reply Reply July 24, 2012

      Ted- Actually, Youtube traffic stays on my sites twice as long, and views twice as many pages per visit as other sources… I’m still trying to figure that one out.

  • Chris

    Reply Reply August 4, 2012

    Can you list the updated services you use for backlinking since BMR is out.

    Also can you tell us the services that you use that cost money and the ones that are free to use.

    • Nate

      Reply Reply August 6, 2012

      Just updated it ;)

  • bobby s

    Reply Reply August 6, 2012

    cool update nate, might move to evernote myself, spreadsheets getting all convoluted.

    you think maybe you will post how you utilize evernote in the members area? and/or a quick demo of the social exchange wizard?

    i came across the member site in socialadr, funny, i bookmarked it of course!

  • Patrick

    Reply Reply August 6, 2012

    Awesome Nate, thanks for the update. So if you just end up paying for UAW, could you replace Social adr with the UAW social exchange? Also, would you use your original article and spin it in UAW or would you use spin rewriter’s version? Thanks again!

    • Nate

      Reply Reply August 6, 2012

      Patrick- Yes, if you’re just going to use one service make it UAW especially since the social exchange essentially does what Social Adr does.

      To get the 3 versions for UAW, just make one master article in Spin Rewriter and then have it spit out 3 versions and use those.

  • Eli

    Reply Reply August 6, 2012

    Nate…When you are using Social Monkee and Social ADR are you submitting links for your main page or your buffer pages? Thanks

    • Nate

      Reply Reply August 6, 2012

      Eli – when I use social monkee and social adr I am creating links for my main page. But, you can also use it to build links for your buffer pages as well.

  • Andrew

    Reply Reply August 6, 2012

    Nice update Nate!

    • Nate

      Reply Reply August 6, 2012

      Thanks Andrew- hope it was useful.

  • Valerie

    Reply Reply August 6, 2012

    Hi Nate,

    Thanks for the info!

    I have a few questions for clarification

    1. In Step 9 you say “If they’re not really moving then I’ll do steps 2 and 3 again.” Steps 2 and 3 are creating a video and spinning content. That doesn’t seem to make sense… What are the actual steps you take again if your page isn’t ranking?

    2. You say you submit to 2 social bookmarking sites. Does this mean you submit your own article/page on your website to these sites?

    3. In step 3 you say you spin your content. Where do you use this spun content? (I ask because later you say that you use the original articles for submitting to article directories and web 2.0 properties.)

    4. Most of the articles I write are reviews of products. I don’t think it makes sense to spin them or submit them to article directories or even to UAW. What do you think? Maybe you can convince me otherwise… If you don’t think they should be submitted either, then how would you change the strategy to obtain links to these types of review articles?

    Thank you!

    • Nate

      Reply Reply August 6, 2012

      Valerie- I thought I had re-read it carefully, but yes, since I added and changed steps, the advice doesn’t match up. It should say do steps 4 and 8 again- I did just update it.

      2. Yes, but they actually get bookmarked by other users of the service, so I’m not submitting my own links to bookmarking sites.

      3. When I mention ‘original articles’ later it’s referring to each spun version of the original article. You use the spun versions to put into UAW, or for the content for web 2.0 sites or free blogs.

      4. I’ve run into that myself… you need to quickly write a non-review article based around the same keywords that it does make sense to spin, and then do the backlinking the same way. And yes, it’s definitely worth doing.

      Did I answer them all?

      • Valerie

        Reply Reply August 7, 2012

        Thanks for the response!

        Yes, you pretty much answered all my questions, but I still have a few more ;).

        A. You say you do Steps 4 and 8 again. For step 4:Does this mean you submit your the same link again Social Monkee? (From reading your reply to my 2nd question, I realize I may be misunderstanding how Social Monkee works, and if that’s the case, then I’ll have to use it a bit to see what you mean.)

        B. When you do step 8 again, do you write another 300 word article with similar keywords and submit? To the same links as before?

        Thanks so much!

        Oh, and by the way – I noticed that you don’t use Pat’s infamous UAW method (submitting your “anchor” layer links from article directories etc to UAW) – is there a reason why? … or maybe I just completely missed that part.

  • Jo

    Reply Reply August 7, 2012

    1: This updated post still mentions BMR. I assume they are still dead in the water… is that correct?

    2: Did your sites suffer at all when they crashed from having used that service?

    3: Any concerns about UAW?

    • Nate

      Reply Reply August 8, 2012

      They relaunched a new service that I’m using a bit but no conclusive opinion yet.

      Some of my sites went down and some didn’t move at all when BMR went down.

      And no concerns about UAW. UAW has weathered dozens of Google updates over the years. They have agreements and API access to hundreds of article directories and real sites… so there’s not a self-contained network that Google can deindex.

  • Brant

    Reply Reply August 7, 2012

    Nate, do u still point ALL links to only buffer sites/ web2.0 properties or some back to your main site? Maybe I missed that.

    • Nate

      Reply Reply August 8, 2012

      Brant- I do point them to my main site. There was a month or so where I got nervous and quit doing it, but if you drip them at 1 link per day- which is what UAW recommends now anyway- there’s no concern. I should add there’s no concern as long as you’re also getting links from other places.

  • Dona

    Reply Reply August 8, 2012

    Great article Nate, but it also lot of work to do…

    • Nate

      Reply Reply August 8, 2012

      It is but it’s worth it ;)

  • Rick Ellwood

    Reply Reply August 8, 2012

    Thanks for the great advice Nate,
    Ive been all over the place like most IM’rs without focus and I am going to put my review content about all the products I have purchased over the last four years together on a site I’m committed to get going.
    Backlinks are something that I need to master and UAW looks like a servce I’m going to have to use.

    Thanks for the tip on Evernote that I downloaded today, this looks like a great tool too.

    Cheers Nate
    Stay focused people :)

    • Nate

      Reply Reply August 8, 2012

      You’re welcome Rick. Yeah I UAW just keeps proving itself. It’s a great tool.

  • Adam

    Reply Reply August 9, 2012

    Nate,

    Great article, thanks. Do you have any comments on the automated social signal software named SYNND?

    Adam

    • Nate

      Reply Reply August 9, 2012

      I’ve looked into and SocialAdr is about 1,000 times easier. Plus, the Social Exchange Wizard in UAW covers the big social site submissions like +1, FB and Twitter.

      • Adam

        Reply Reply August 9, 2012

        Nate,

        How often do you use Social Monkee & SocialAdr for the same website url and same inner articles?

        Cheers,
        Adam

        • Nate

          Reply Reply August 10, 2012

          A URL can only be submitted once to each of those services.

          The benefit of SocialAdr is that links will be built to it for a long time without you doing anything extra.

  • Matt

    Reply Reply August 10, 2012

    Hi Nate, have been following your linkbuilding tips, but one has me confused. For each unique article you have on your main site are you creating an entirely new WordPress/Blogger/LiveJournal blog to link to it, or just adding new entries each of to those blogs you’ve already started on the same topic?

    Thanks for clearing this up.

    • Nate

      Reply Reply August 10, 2012

      Matt- Good question. Just add a post to those free blogs so that you’re building kind of a mirror blog to your main one.

  • Greg Milner

    Reply Reply August 17, 2012

    Hi Nate, Just a quick one

    Love this update, seems like you are someone who really has their shit together at this point after Penguin/Panda and it shows.

    I have product reviews on my site, roughly at 3000-5000 words each for a bunch of products.

    They are split into different sections and I wonder if it would be better to split them into their own pages on wordpress since you mentioned the 30+ pages thing.

    What do you average for page size?

    Also, do you know if there are any special offers for UAW? :D

    Greg

    • Nate

      Reply Reply August 19, 2012

      If you have product reviews that long- I wouldn’t break them up.

      Going forward though I think you’ll get the best mileage by doing articles from 500-900 words so that you can target specific keywords per page.

      I don’t think I’ve ever seen a special price for UAW, although right now anyone who joins will automatically get access to their Social Exchange Wizard- which is similar to SocialAdr.

  • Greg Milner

    Reply Reply August 17, 2012

    Also, you mention in the comments above to link UAW directly to your main site.

    Is there any disadvantage to NOT doing this and going through buffer pages to be safe instead?

    • Nate

      Reply Reply August 19, 2012

      Greg- Right after Penguin I was scared of linking right to my sites with UAW, but not anymore.

      Just make sure you use diverse anchor text and set it to one submission a day.

      I do use buffer pages still to vary the link types, but I also set UAW submissions to my main site.

  • Barney

    Reply Reply August 18, 2012

    Nate in your post you were going to show an example of how to setup your tracking sheet in google docs but nothing shows. Thanks

    • Nate

      Reply Reply August 19, 2012

      Barney- I don’t use that anymore- I use Evernote which is much easier. Each site is a ‘notebook’ and each URL I track is a ‘note’.

  • Mark

    Reply Reply August 22, 2012

    Hi Nate,

    I am starting to follow your lead and hope to see results in the near future. In reference to Spin Writer do you write your posts in a program then copy and paste to Spin Writer. The reason I ask is that I heard Microsoft Word has poor format, may be wrong but would be interested in your tactic of just using note pad or what?

  • Carla

    Reply Reply November 11, 2012

    I want to thank you for this article! I’m a flailing internet marketer, always looking for someone to actually tell the damn truth about what is required to be successful…not just another shiny new object! I used to be against monthly memberships, but I’m learning (the hard way) that properly chosen, one can only benefit from signing up to carefully chosen sites that will increase business. You have obviously done your research and I look forward to following in your footsteps, my friend! Very refreshing!

  • Taran

    Reply Reply November 13, 2012

    Great article, thanks for sharing your tricks for building backlinks.This post will help me lot.

  • Francis

    Reply Reply May 19, 2013

    Awesome article. I believe the more you give, the more you get. The only way is up for you and the readers of this article.

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