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Quick Rankings - The Jack Humphrey Way

Tue, Sep 9, 2008


In my time as a blogger, I’ve been a member of dozens of programs, bought a few hundred products, and have tried almost every informational approach to simplifying my craft.  I can honestly say that the best program on the internet today is Jack Humphrey’s Social Power Linking.  For $30 a month, I get more info than I can possibly digest, and it’s truly a gem for my blog flipping endeavors.  This isn’t a sales pitch, and I’m not suggesting that this is the end all be all program, but it certainly made my job easier by teaching me a few things that make my job easier. If you have $30 a month to spend, I endorse this wholeheartedly.

I want to share one of those tips with you now.

For those of you that aren’t aware, or have been hiding under a rock during the entire Web 2.0 craze, the web has taken a sharp left turn from the traditional “content is king” approach.  I’m not saying that you don’t need good content, quite the opposite actually, but the truth is that your content means exactly nill unless you have people viewing it. 

For those of you that have been here a while, you know that I’m a huge advocate of social bookmarking and other web 2.0 sites to leverage visitors and authority for free.  The thing you might not know, is that this is my number one traffic and link building method.  I use web 2.0 sites almost exclusively, and have for several months with great results.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that organic traffic isn’t better, but this not only brings you traffic quickly, it also helps with your SEO and organic traffic building methods.

The key to survival in a web 2.0 era is linking.  Linkage data determines a lot more than just your PageRank these days, and it’s not something that you can live without, and be a profitable blogger.

As Jack Humphrey tells it, and I fully agree, when linked up properly to the right sites, you can survive and thrive without any help whatsoever from Google.  The key isn’t what you’ve heard all along about a powerful network of sites, and great interlinking schemes between them, although it would definitely help if you had a large enough infastructure to pull this off.  Now, you can get by without an infastructure, or at least without paying for one.  In days past, you had to buy domains, produce content, and build links so that you could build a powerful network in which you could pass juice back and forth at will.  Now, free services like Twitter, Squidoo, and Hubpages provide infastructure, and you do nothing more than provide the links.

I’m not going to dive into this completely all in one day because it’d be a small ebook, that just looked like a blog post.  But I will direct you to the holy grail of Web 2.0 knowledge - The Authority Blackbook.  This book was so amazing when it came out that had I known how awesome it was, I would have paid several hundred dollars for the knowledge, but it was free, and still is.  It’s since been updated a few times, and the information in it is still good, and current.  If you CAN’T afford to try Social Power Linking, at least get the basic overview by trying out this fantastic book.  You can download it for free from the link above.

The key here guys isn’t always building links to your own site.  You have to set up an infastructure, and you can do it by creating lenses at Squidoo, Hubpages, or one of the million wiki sites around the web.  The key is not only building links to your site, but building links to your infastructure, and then in turn linking them to your site.  It’s much easier to obtain a high ranking for a Squidoo lense than it is for a blog.  Squidoo is already an authoritative site, and it takes much less effort to catapult your keyword rich Squidoo lense onto the first page of Google.  I did this by creating three Squidoo lenses that basically created a monopoly on the term “blog flipping“.  One of these three lenses achieved a first page ranking in less than 9 hours!  It’s dropped a few pages since then, but I haven’t really done anything on my end to assure success either.  I should have been building links to my lense, and then linking solely to with the anchor “blog flipping”.  The key is that you want high authority links going to your infastructure, and then your infastructure sites pointing to your blog.  You can read more about how I did thid by checking out the link above.

I’m not saying that you need to stop building links to your blog, but you need to diversify.  Remember, some pages hold juice almost automatically, and it’s easier to build them up than your own site.  If you need more proof, check Google for the term “blog flipping”.  As of writing this post, I make up (directly or indirectly) 5 pages of the top 10 for this term, and there are over 35,000,000 results!  My blog is ranked #2 and #3 for the term, and if you look below, several of the other sites that are ranked for that keyword, are actually linking to my blog in the post that they are ranked for.  A good example is Missy and her site - it talks about my Blog Flipping Forum, and posts a link to it.  So out of the 10 sites on the first page of the term “blog flipping”, I am positioned in 2 of the top 3 spots, and then 3 of the remaining 8 blogs sites on that page have links to my site within the article they are ranked for.  So even if they skp my blog and go to one of the others, they’ll still find me because those sites are linked up to mine.  Now that’s power linking!

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6 Comments For This Post

  1. paul Says:

    >>As of writing this post, I make up (directly or indirectly) 5 pages of the top 10 for this term, and there are over 35,000,000 results!

    You do realise that this means there are 35,000,000 pages that have EITHER ‘blog’ OR ‘flipping’ OR both on them? These results are not indicative of how hot the competition is for the term ‘blog flipping’. In fact that term has next to no competition and is very easy to rank for.

    I don’t mean to take anything away from everything else that’s in your post though. It made a thoroughly interesting read


    Bryan Clark reply on September 10th, 2008:

    I disagree. The term “blog flipping” is very easy to rank for, but most people don’t search in parenthesis. So even though blog flipping would show results with blog an flipping in the title, it has 35 million results. Remember, most users aren’t as tech savvy as we are, and a lot of people have no idea you can drill down results with parenthesis.


  2. paul Says:

    I’m not sure what it is you’re disagreeing with Bryan. It looks like we both agree that there is very little competition for this term.


    Bryan Clark reply on September 10th, 2008:

    I think you missed the point of my comment. I said that “blog flipping” as in the search with parenthesis was easy to rank for. Blog Flipping without parenthesis isn’t as easy to rank for. I’m not saying that it’s extremely difficult, and I’m not claiming to be an SEO master. But I do make up 5 of the top 10 results, and that’s impressive for any keyword.

    And competitive or not, it brings me about 30-40 uniques a day for that one keyword. So, I’ll take it.


  3. paul Says:

    I’m not sure you understand this. Think of all the pages with the word ‘blog’ on them. There’s a lot as you would imagine. Now imagine all the pages with the word ‘flipping’ on them. Again, because it’s just one solitary word, there are a lot. So the total number of pages with either or both words on them is pretty big (around 35 million). But hardly any are targeting your phrase! Out of all those pages, there are only a few with the words ‘blog flipping’ on them, in that order and with nothing between them. Even if you search for terms without quotes (not parentheses), search engines usually return matching phrases first. With or without quotes this term is not hard to rank for.

    When you consider there are only 767 pages that have that term in the title (when I search) you can see just how few people are deliberately optimising for this term. And that doesn’t even take into account keyworded anchor text - if you considered that too, the number of pages really competing would be much, much less. With or without quotes, it’s a doddle to rank for this term.

    The only reason I’m labouring over this point is that there are so many people misinterpreting results in this way.

    But the important thing is that you are getting traffic for these terms, so well done. It doesn’t matter if it’s easy as long as you reach your goal


    Bryan Clark reply on September 10th, 2008:

    No, I understand what you mean my friend. I’m just saying that no matter what the term, if you can have that many results on the first page, that’s power linking. It was just an example of a Jack Humphrey method. I think you misunderstood me. I’m not claiming that ranking well for blog flipping is hard, just that you want to dominate the front page. I’ll be even happier if I can partially/wholly have all 10 results


  4. Missy Says:

    Bryan, where’s the link love? You’ve mentioned me on your blog like 3 times now, and no link love. What’s up?

    Link me, man. G34 Media doesn’t bite. I promise. Do it, it will feel good.


    Bryan Clark reply on September 10th, 2008:

    Fixed it Missy. You’re right, that does feel nice

    Sorry, sometimes I get a bit scatterbrained when I’m scanning my posts for links. I just forgot, nothing personal.


    Missy reply on September 10th, 2008:

    Thanxs. It looks great now. Good tip on blog infrastructure. It reminds me of how important it is to link internally, and create more SEO synergy.


  5. Ryan McLean Says:

    Hmmm, this is all fairly new to me. I have been around the blogging world about 18 months but have never used squidoo or hubpages and when you were talking about ‘infrastructre’ I got confused. Do you mean build links to other blog sites we own and then link those to our blog or build links to squidoo pages and then link them to our blog??


    Bryan Clark reply on September 10th, 2008:

    Wow, it sounds so complicated when you put it that way. Infrastructure simplified would be starting a blog about baseball caps. Well, you want more than one blog or link source about baseball caps. A few blogger blogs, maybe some squidoo pages, hubpages and the like. Building links to your blog in big bundles is generally good not a great idea, nor is it truly effective. If you want real authority, make the sites around yours an authority, and then use them to link to yours.


  6. Normal Joe Says:

    I agree dude, Jack is the man and that black book is crazy! I want to join social power linking so bad, but…I just can’t do it at the moment. Actually I want to get my hands on both of his memberships and his software tools!

    For now, I’ll just be reading his blog. I like how you explained this one B, very good post


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