I started this experiment some time back, and today I decided to update it. Here are the previous posts:
Currently the rankings are stuck between 30 to 40:
update of switchbox seo
The switchbox SEO technique worked, and I haven’t added in any more links since I started this experiment. However, in SEO we need to understand that are things called link velocity and link acceleration:
Link Velocity is defined as the rate at which a site gains back links on a day to day basis. You need to maintain the link velocity for a good SEO result.
Link Acceleration is defined as the change in link velocity over a certain time interval. A good increase in link acceleration could mean that there is viral traffic going on.
Since the rankings had been stuck between 30 to 40 for a while, I decided to execute what I call the RANK MOVER.
Rank mover = Increase in link velocity & acceleration over a short period of time to create BUZZ!
This is an old technique, which worked before the Google Panda update. However things have changed over the past 2 years. Here is the back link strategy that used to work for me in the past:
In the past before Panda, to rank up a site you can easily to the following :-
- Send 1 press release per week, 4 to 6 times
- Buy retweets, Facebook re-posts.
- Send different kinds of back links and drip feed over a period of time, maybe 2 to 3 weeks.
This will usually create enough buzz to move up the ranks, if your ranking is stuck on pages 2 to 4.
However, a lot of things have changed since then – the Google algorithm itself has changed so much in the last 2 to 3 years.
So here is an updated version of the Rank Mover Technique that I am currently testing:
The idea is to create as many links as possible during a short of amount time to create buzz.
The sudden increase of links will most likely make Google believe that the website is trending with so many links and social signals pointing at it.
Any SEO expert knows that it is not always the volume of links that gets your sites really pumping in rankings, but also the velocity of those links.
Velocity takes advantage of the loophole and supercharges your rankings. I say loophole because you don’t know how narrow a window you have until there are too many links acquired over x-amount of days.
Sites can handle velocity, but not forever, so giving your sites adequate time after link building campaigns is essential to longer term rankings.
But when I see people promoting massive volume of links and pointing them directly to the money site without a buffer/filter or 301, usually that site won’t last long. This is why I like to add a switchbox as the buffer, in case anything happens, I can turn off the 301 redirect.
In summary here is what i did :-
- Point the upgraded Amaterasu private blog network which total up to 52 backlinks
- Web 2.0 x 50 links mix
- Social Signal x 100 mix
- High PR 7 – 9 profile links
- High quality press release x 2
I added one more switch box, with a total of 4 domain 301 pointing to the new money site.
I decided to strengthen all the switch boxes by adding more backlinks. Backlinks as in other PBN
, Blog comments, web 2.0 etc.
Let’s see how it goes and stay tuned.
Feel free to comment or leave your feedback on my strategy!