AdSense Micro-Niche Site Public Case Study – SEO / Backlinking (Part 5)

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I think this is the most important step of the process. Despite all other efforts, if people can’t find you on Google, your micro-niche site is destined to be a failure.  Search engine optimization (SEO) is merely the process of tweaking a few things on and off your site so that Google views your site as more relevant for a particular keyword or keywords.

On-site optimization, although important, is easy (especially with various WordPress plugins out there).  Off-site optimization (primarily building backlinks) is more time consuming, and probably what will make or break your site’s rankings on Google.  In this section of the case study, I will show you what I’ve done with my site’s SEO.

How to Make SEO Easy for Yourself – The Secret to Success

If you’ve tried to learn about SEO, you’ve no doubt found that there are literally hundreds of informational products, software, and other tools available, all claiming that they will help you “reach page 1″ on Google.  If you get caught up in this SEO hype, you could find yourself spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars before actually doing something productive.

Here’s what I tell people: Lots of products work.  The key, however, is that you put yourself in a position for your SEO efforts to be effective.  In more competitive niches (or with more competitive keywords), there isn’t a whole lot you can do – your SEO efforts will need to be strong, and it will take quite a bit of time.  For micro-niche sites, however, the secret is very simple: Do good keyword research and find keywords that are not too competitive.  If you follow this one piece of advice, you won’t need to stress about which link building software to use, or which informational product to read and follow.  Go ahead and re-read my article about keyword research to see exactly what I mean.

I will tell you about which link building products I’m using for my site’s SEO, but don’t feel like these are the only products that work.

The Tools I Am Using

For micro-niche sites, it’s important to me that I’m able to somewhat automate the backlinking process, because otherwise it will simply take too much time or be too costly to create backlinks for several sites.  Although this case study is focused on one micro-niche site, I am applying all of these principles to over 50 different micro-niche sites, and I don’t currently hire a VA to help me manage each project (even though I do outsource the content creation).  These tools aren’t cheap, but when they’re used for multiple sites, the per-site cost is actually quite reasonable.  For example, one tool mentioned below costs me $67/month. However, because I am on pace to create 20 sites per month, this cost is actually only $3.35 per site, which is remarkably inexpensive for one site’s backlinking efforts.

Unique Article Wizard

Unique Article Wizard is a tool I’ve used ever since I began following the backlink strategy tracked with my Ultimate Backlink Tracker tool (free spreadsheet that I created).  This is a web-based tool that basically has you provide an article, and then variations of each part of the article (i.e. multiple versions of the title, as well as each paragraph).  It can be time consuming to rewrite each section of the article manually, however, there’s a tool I discuss below that makes this much easier.

Then, once the article is all set up (i.e. you’ve provided rewritten versions of each section the article), UAW will automatically submit your article (that is, “unique” versions of your article) to 500-1000+ article sites (varies depending on category).  To make sure the process looks natural in Google’s eyes, I set mine up to to distribute 15 per day, for a given article. Assuming it’s going out to 1500 article directories (the # of directories will vary), this means I’ll be automatically building about 15 backlinks per day, for 100 days. Now, Google will take its time in finding these backlinks (or may never find some of them), so it will actually look more natural than it may seem.

Within each article you submit, you can provide a resource box, where you can place two different URLs (it may allow more, but I think 2 is recommended).  Then, with each URL, you can vary the anchor text.  Because the resource box allows for 2 URLs, each article I submit to UAW works as a backlink to two different niche sites, which makes the backlinking process quicker for me when I’m trying to do backlinking for many sites.

Anchor text variation is extremely important if you want your backlinks to appear natural to Google.  With that in mind, I generally vary the anchor text 6 times for each URL, with each article I submit to UAW.  Only 1 of those 6 is my target keyword, and 3 of the 6 aren’t even keywords at all.  To show you what I mean, here are the 6 anchor text variations I used for this particular niche site:

  1. moving in together
  2. moving in together before marriage
  3. moving in together with kids
  4. this site
  5. click here
  6. www.movingintogether.net

The purpose of #2 and #3 are to help me rank for a couple of my secondary keywords (for which I have written articles) and #4-6 are thrown in there to make the backlinks appear more natural.  I just started this process in UAW a few days ago, so I wouldn’t expect to be ranking anywhere yet.

Unique Article Wizard costs $67/month, which is expensive.  However, if used properly, it’s actually very worthwhile.  As I mentioned above, because I am currently creating an average of 20 sites per month, the backlinking efforts via UAW only cost me $3.35 per site.  Now, these backlinks alone can put you onto page 1 of Google if you research your keywords properly, so you need to always keep that in mind.

Article Marketing Robot

When I set out to come up with a system to backlink my niche sites, I wanted to see if there was an option out there that didn’t require a monthly fee like so many backlinking applications do.  Based on my research, Article Marketing Robot seems like one of the best options.  This software does what a lot of other monthly fee backlinking sites do, except that you only pay once for the software.

AMR requires a little bit of extra work on the front end, but once it’s set up, it’s very easy to use.  Essentially, you have the software automatically create accounts for you on over 2,000 different article directories.  Once those are set up, you can add articles with spin syntax (more information on spinning below), and the software will automatically submit unique versions of your article to the various article directories in their database.  Much like UAW, you can set up a schedule to only submit a certain number per day – in my case, I am having it submit 20 per day.   Also like UAW, you can set up a resource box with 2 links (recommended), and that resource box also uses the spin syntax, so you can vary your anchor text as necessary.

The Downside of AMR

In the interest of full transparency, I will admit that this software is a little confusing to use at first.  If this is your first time building backlinks with articles and you’re not at all familiar with spinning, you should probably wait to purchase this.  The good thing is, the software comes with a very useful guide, and there is also a helpful forum that has lots of active participants.  For anything I’ve had trouble with so far, I’ve been able to pretty easily find the answer.

To me, it’s worth going to the initial trouble because this software doesn’t cost you anything on a monthly basis (over a period of a couple years, this becomes significantly cheaper than anything else).  However, this is one of those things that will only be as good as its user – if you use it correctly, it’s great software.  If you don’t know what you’re doing, you probably won’t get much out of it.  The same can be said with just about any tool though.

Does It Work?

I’ve only recently started using it, so I can’t say for sure yet how well it works.  Based on what I’ve read (on the Warrior Forum and other places), many people call this a “must have” piece of internet marketing software.  What I plan on doing is taking a batch of 20 niche sites, and backlinking 10 exclusively with UAW and 10 with AMR just to compare the results.  Obviously, it’ll take at least a few months to gather any meaningful data, but once I have some sort of verdict, you can bet I’ll report on it here.  So far though, I do like Article Marketing Robot (again, with the one-time cost being a huge advantage).

The Best Spinner

I have been using The Best Spinner for well over a year now, and can honestly say it’s one of the best internet marketing tools out there.  Because article creation is one of the easiest ways to get “free” backlinks to your sites (and for sites with weaker competition, this is about all you need to do to rank the site), The Best Spinner is very useful.  It allows you to spin (i.e. build in synonyms and rewritten sentences) an article so that you’re given unique copies of the article with each spin, which you can use for your backlinking efforts.  The quality will only be as good as the spinning you do – so if you do it quickly and don’t really care much about how you choose your words, your spun articles will probably look poorly written.  If you spend some more time on it, your spun articles will actually look really good, and you won’t feel like you’re clogging the internet with poorly written content (even though these backlink articles will probably never be seen by anyone).

One feature I really like, and this is one that I think saves you a lot of time and/or money, is the directory of pre-spun PLR articles (organized by niche).  Basically, the software has a database of hundreds of PLR articles already spun and ready to be used.  If you consider that you might normally pay $3-5 for an article to be used for backlinking, this is literally hundreds of dollars you’re saving just with this one feature (see screenshot below).  Now, be careful, because sometimes the quality of these articles isn’t the best.  I usually do a quick proofread, and sometimes makes some changes to the title, before using one of these PLR articles.

The Best Spinner is $7 for a 7-day trial, and then $77/year after that.  It may seem like a steep price, but if you look around, you’ll see this software is used by everyone (mainly because it makes your life so much easier if you backlink with aritcles).  For a free alternative to The Best Spinner, I’ve heard this works pretty well:  Spinner Chief.  I haven’t used it though, so I can’t really say much more about it other than the fact that’s it’s free.

Backlinking Without Spending Money?

I’m sure there are many of you out there who just want to create backlinks and not spend a lot (or any) money.  In my opinion, if you are only planning on creating one or two niche sites, you probably shouldn’t pay for backlinking tools/software, mainly because it’s difficult to justify the cost.  However, if you have longer term plans of creating a larger portfolio of websites, I do think it’s difficult to do your backlinking without the help of these tools.

And I’m definitely not saying you need to use the tools I recommend here – there are a lot of great tools out there that, when used properly, will yield similar results.  I’ve written before about my beliefs when it comes to investing in your business, and this is an area where it really holds true.  It’s all a waste of money, however, if you aren’t dedicated and willing to put in the time to reach your goals.

With that said, there are a lot of ways to build backlinks without spending any money.  I’m planning on writing a massive post at some point to list all the places I know about to create backlinks for free, but for right now, I will link to an older post I wrote that gives you several options for creating free backlinks (warning: it was written over a year ago, but a lot of it is still relevant).

On-Site SEO: Easy, but Important

Although on-site SEO is far less time consuming than building backlinks, it’s still very important.  There are a lot of WordPress plugins out there that will make this even easier for you – the one I use (it’s free) is WordPress SEO by Yoast.  There are really 3-4 key items for on-site SEO (and then a bunch of other factors that are important but not as critical)

  1. Using your keyword(s) in the title tag of the site (<title></title>) because this is what will display on Google.
  2. Using your keyword(s) in the meta description of the site, because again, this is what the search engine results will display.
  3. Using your keyword(s) in the URL structure of your site (or page within your site).
  4. Using your keyword(s) within the body of your site’s content.
All of this is summed up very well in the image below (this image is taken from SEOmoz who wrote a great post about on-page optimization:

Conclusion

Whatever you do, don’t forget about the first thing I wrote in this post – for micro niche sites, good keyword research is going to be your magical gateway to success.  Backlinks are extremely important too, but how you build them (assuming you stay away from shady methods that Google doesn’t like) becomes less important if you are working with keywords that have low competition.  If you’re in a more competitive niche, your approach will be different, but this post was meant to focus on niche sites of the “micro” variety.

What are some tools you like to use?  Share them in the comments! (Also, if you have any questions about my backlinking method or the tools I am using, please feel free to ask!)

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44 Responses to “AdSense Micro-Niche Site Public Case Study – SEO / Backlinking (Part 5)”

  1. Hey Eric,

    I like this series you are documenting here. All of your tools sound great but they can be quite time consuming to learn. I had a lot of difficulty with UAW (maybe it has improved?) and most of the links I’d end up were with extremely low PR or broken altogether.

    I have also moved on from Blog Blueprint and am giving Build My Rank a try. I started using it over a month and really like it. They create links to your articles to help give you a higher index rate. So far, I’m seeing impressive results with the software. I am also focusing on just one site and will see if I can land #1 for any of the major keyphrases.

    Good luck and keep us updated. See you in 2012!
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    Eric G. Reply:

    Hey Moon,

    Nice to hear from you. I understand the criticism of UAW – I think it works best for either direct links to sites targeting very low competition keywords OR as backlinks to Web 2.0-type sites (which then link to your “money site”). It’s also somewhat of a numbers game…you might get your article submitted to 1,000 directories, but only 600 will approve it, and of those 600, only 300 will be decent links (I’m making all of these numbers up, just for example). So even though you didn’t get 1,000 links, you still have 300 helpful links. I guess I just look at it from a “glass half full” perspective.

    I also gave up on BB – I’ve heard BMR is great, though I haven’t tried it yet. If I find that UAW/AMR isn’t effective enough, I will probably give it a try.

    Thanks for the comment and best of luck in the New Year!

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  2. The “chocolate donuts” outline perfectly summed up everything that you said here about on page SEO. Thank you for sharing.
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    Eric G. Reply:

    I thought it was a great graphical example too – thanks for the comment Jim!

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  3. Thanks Eric for sharing your progress on Backlinking software with us. What I think would have been a little more helpful though is sharing the income for all your sites vs. the $67/Month for UAW. I know that you are going for a wide spread in terms of spend which makes sense. But you have to weigh that against what you make as well as the other expenses for websites as sell such as: Domain registration, hosting, etc.
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    Eric G. Reply:

    Hi Stephanie,

    Actually, every month I share the income for all of my niche sites. I just started these micro-niche sites very recently, however, so most aren’t earning yet. You can see my most recent income report here:

    http://www.my4hrworkweek.com/online-passive-income-and-blog-update-november-11/

    As for expenses, I’ve given the basic cost of each site here:

    http://www.my4hrworkweek.com/how-to-know-when-to-give-up-with-niche-sites/

    Essentially, each micro-niche site costs me $30 to build on average.

    Thanks for the comment!

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  4. Hey Eric,

    Nice to see your process here. With that said, since you build on average 20 sites per month, does your process work essentially?

    How much do you make per niche site and how long does it take for you to rank on Google page 1?

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    Eric G. Reply:

    Hey Ileana,

    It’s still too early for me to tell if my process will work, though I’m fairly confident it will. I will be posting my income per site in my monthly income report. You can read the most recent one here:

    http://www.my4hrworkweek.com/online-passive-income-and-blog-update-november-11/

    The time it takes to rank on page 1 is going to vary widely per site. So far, I have a couple sites ranking on page one (with the best one in the #4 spot) but obviously I’m hoping to do a lot better in time. I’ll definitely be posting updates each month, so stay tuned!

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  5. Excellent writeup Eric. I know that BMR and UAW are pretty impressive for building backlinks , but for the beginners can you please suggest the process ?

    onpage optimization is one of the criteria but how to build backlinks ? How to efficiently use these article directories for submitting multiple articles and then get the backlinks ? Any writeup in this area would be much more helpful for the beginners :)

    And is it possible for you to reveal the earning criteria of this niche site ?

    Thanks

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    Eric G. Reply:

    Hi Phanindra,

    Great question – At some point soon, I will do a very detailed post on backlinking for free, along with all of the sources I know for free backlinks.

    As for earning criteria, I’m not sure exactly what you mean. The sites earn via AdSense ads, and if you want to follow my income progress, you can check out my monthly income reports. My most recent one is posted here:

    http://www.my4hrworkweek.com/online-passive-income-and-blog-update-november-11/

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  6. Thanks for the update, it was quite helpful. spencer from nichepursuits.com was advising a similar strategy , but his backlinking tools were UAW and MAN. Its good to see these things work well for micro niche sites, great!
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    Eric G. Reply:

    Yes, I know Spencer uses a similar strategy and seems to have great success with it – hopefully my success will follow! :)

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  7. good post. KW research is critical indeed. for some keywords however, if the competition is meek, i have found that just with on page SEO my niche site has outranked its competitors over time and is currently on page 1 spot 1. i have been able to do this for 2 websites. thus if KW is done appropriately then backlinking isn’t as critical, at least until your competition jumps in and decides to outrank you. talk about low hanging fruit…
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    Eric G. Reply:

    That’s always a pleasant surprise when you can get onto page 1 with simple on-page SEO. :)

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  8. Hi Eric,

    Merry Christmas!

    Backlinking is so important.. I’ve never bought any programs to do it for me as the investment is quite high (initial) and you also have to put in money to get the articles written.. however you need ROI.

    Would love to see your Spend / Income ratio in a month time :)

    Ralph
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    Eric G. Reply:

    Thanks for the comment Ralph! It’s safe to say that right now it costs me more to build and backlink a site than I currently earn from it, but hopefully after a few months, this will turn around and reach profitability. I’ll definitely keep everyone updated on my progress here.

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    Atul Tayade Reply:

    I am a new entrant in the blogosphere. And precisely because of the high entry barriers I have not purchased such tools.

    However, As Ralph rightly said that If you are a beginner and don’t have large number of sites then it doesn’t make sense to invest in it.

    Being said that I am also interested in Income to Spend Ratio. Typically if its greater than 1 I will be a happy customer.

    80 sites domain name would cost me around $800 a year.
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    Eric G. Reply:

    That’s very true, Atul, in the beginning it may make sense to try and do most things manually without the help of tools. Once you have a solid understanding though, you will need some of these tools to be able to scale up your projects.

    Again, they’re not absolutely necessary, but they make certain things a lot easier and help you free up extra time to work on other projects.

    You’ll never see profit on day 1 or even day 30, 60, or 90 necessarily, so you need to have your eye on the “long run” and make the investment based on that. Yes, 80 domains will cost $800/year, but if each of those sites eventually earns $20/year, you’ve easily covered that cost (and hopefully your sites will earn much more than $20/year).

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  9. great post, The “chocolate donuts” outline perfectly summed up everything that you said here about on page SEO. happy new year and look foreward to some more great blogs from you in 2012

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    Eric G. Reply:

    Thanks Julie! Best of luck to you too in 2012!

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  10. I’ve been using UAW for the last few months to link to my niche sites and so far I’m not that impressed but as you say it is all about keyword research.

    If the niche/keyword has any competition these tools probably won’t help much.

    Getting your articles send to 1500 sites is impressive, mine usually average around 300.
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    Eric G. Reply:

    Hi Joe,

    I’m hoping in the next few months I’ll have some meaningful data about the effectiveness of UAW on low-competition, micro-niche sites like the ones I am creating. Better yet, I will be able to compare it to AMR (as mentioned in my blog post).

    The 1,500 sites was just an example – my results have varied, with most being submitted to 300-500 on the first attempt. What I’ve found is that I can go back once it’s done submitting and tweak the categories. Then, I resubmit it, and usually get a fair amount of more submissions.

    Thanks for the comment Joe!

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  11. There is something that confuses me when it comes to backlinging for micro niche sites? what am I try to rank for? Only the KW in my domain/main keyword? If I’m doing SEO through fiverr which URL should I give them my homepage or main keyword article?

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    Eric G. Reply:

    For these sites, my first priority is ranking for my primary keyword. If you are able to use an exact match keyword domain, then yes, your target keyword is the same as the keyword used in your domain.

    In my case, the main keyword article is set as the main page (i.e. the page that appears when you go to http://www.domain name].com), so this is the URL you would want to give your Fiverr gig provider. Now, you can also backlink other articles within your site (this is known as “deep linking”), and also try to get them to rank for secondary keywords.

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  12. Great content Eric and this covers some of the the bases I referenced in an email to you earlier today. Looking forward to the showdown between the two tool.

    I find myself on the ledge of purchasing these tools and not. I agree the need to invest. Im assessing my level of “all in”, but will likely move on at least one of them. I already have Mkt Samuri and The Best Article Spinner and both are impressive.

    Question, why did you quit Angies links? You seemed high on them. Also, you’re trickling your UAW links so 2 questions… are you sending them direct to the money site or to an anchor layer? Also, with 100 days scheduled in queue, how do you layer in new articles? Do these layer on top or sequence at the end.

    Also curious about the use of 2 links in the ref but will hold that one.

    Thanks
    Dave
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    Eric G. Reply:

    Thanks Dave – I received your email and will reply to it soon.

    I quit on Angie’s links because I found there were more efficient ways to do backlinking. I think Angie’s links are still effective (especially only at $5/month), but again, I think there are more efficient ways of backlinking niche sites. Angie’s links are very manual and actually require quite a bit of time to build.

    As for UAW, I am sending the links directly to the money site, which is why I am trickling them at a slow pace. Each new article has its own independent scheduling. So if I have 10 different articles (for backlinking 20 different sites), each article will be submitted at a rate of 15 times per days. They are submitted independent of other articles, so there is no queuing or anything like that happening. With 10 different articles, I would expect UAW to attempt to submit 150 articles in one day (10 x 15).

    Let me know if you have any other questions!

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  13. I am currently doing off site SEO. I have been hearing good things about unique article wizard and been thinking of acquiring one in the future. I admit productivity is a bit slow without the tools but I am proud of the quality of my SEO effort.
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    Eric G. Reply:

    Manual SEO effort is always going to be the most effective and natural in the eyes of Google, so there is nothing wrong with doing it that way.

    As you mentioned though, the trade-off is your productivity and efficiency.

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  14. Hi Eric…Thank you for letting me know about this SEO and how it can help people…This can be useful and a big help to every person reading this…
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    Eric G. Reply:

    Thanks Carrie!

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  15. Eric, I use UAW and have various result. Most of time, I just link them to my sub-pages.

    I consider getting Article Marketing Robot and give it a shot so I could save the monthly UAW cost. :)

    Further, I’m planning and trying to build my own High PR blog networks and get more PR juices. Will see how this project takes off and help my backlinking effort.
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    Eric G. Reply:

    Sounds like a good plan – Sometimes you have to try different things to really find out what works for you (which is exactly what I do).

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  16. Actually i dont know much about backlinks before and i search these types of content in search engines. thanks for sharing and helping me.
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    Eric G. Reply:

    No problem! Thanks for the comment.

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  17. I am curious if you have found UAW less effective since Panda? It is probably time for me to get the best spinner but I am always so paranoid about the footprint spun articles can leave. Have you ever had problems with either of those things?

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    Eric G. Reply:

    To be honest, it’s difficult for me to determine. In the past, I used UAW with other tools and as part of a larger backlinking strategy, so it’s difficult to isolate the impact Panda has had on UAW alone.

    As for spinning, I don’t think you have to worry about a footprint if you spin the article well enough. I’ve never had a problem with it, although I’m sure poor spinning could create an issue.

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  18. I tried UAW for 2 months, and just cancelled it – I just wasn’t seeing any benefit from the links gained – I was getting 300 – 500 a month.. followed the layered links method in your excel spreadsheet.. but, just wasn’t seeing anything positive. I submitted maybe 4 or 5 articles. Bit disappointed, but success isn’t that easy I guess. Highly sceptical of all this automated stuff?

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    Eric G. Reply:

    You’re right that the automated stuff will never work as well. I think UAW works well either for secondary backlinks (backlinking other sites or Web 2.0 properties which link to your main site) or to improve the rankings of sites that target low competition keywords. With UAW alone, I don’t think you can expect to rank a site for a competitive keyword.

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  19. To be fair, 4 or 5 articles into UAW probably won’t make that much of a difference to your ranking, depending on how competitive it is doing.

    My VA has been submitting quite a few into UAW now. Some sites are benefiting, some aren’t moving.

    I’ve just signed up for Link Authority which is like BMR but a bit cheaper.

    I’m doing a test which you can follow on my blog: http://howigotrich.net/link-authority-test/
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    Eric G. Reply:

    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for the comment. I agree, UAW isn’t super effective for competitive keywords, but then again, the reason I use it is to try and rank for low competition keywords. Similar to your experience, UAW has been effective for some sites, and not for others.

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    Joe Reply:

    I’m now using Article Builder with UAW and am doing loads of submission.

    My latest issue with UAW is the resource box can only take 500 characters which means you can’t really spin the resource boxes much. It would be nice to get the text surrounding the links to be a bit more unique.
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  20. Give us an update!! How did those sites do for you?

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  21. Hi Eric,

    Just getting up to speed on your post; excellent btw.

    I myself am new and just trying to get some traction, so I find great value in your emails when they hit my in box.

    It is way too early to tell, but I’m trying to implement the link building strategy your friend laid out in Smart Passive Income.

    The “ring” theory/application (tier 2 pointing/linking to tier 1 sites pointing/linking to the money/main site) is pretty cool.

    I’ve spent considerable time creating a massive squidoo lens that points to my main site. The next step being; creating a quality article that points/links to the squidoo lens and submitting that article to 800-1000 sites.

    My current budget is streamlined, however I absolutely agree and support investing in one’s business, whether it is tools or marketing. I try to use tools that offer the greatest leverage for a price that is reasonable (to me).

    Anyway, here is what I use (for now):
    Spin Rewriter (for spinning)

    Spin Distribute (for article submission)

    Social Monkee (Elite Membership) for bookmarking; this level allows 3 unique URL’s per day, each one submitting to a max of 150 sites.

    If I was really pushing my Squido Lens I could bookmark this every day for a month if I wanted to…and schedule them from 2-4 weeks on a drip.

    I have yet to “tie” this together, but…I’m hoping anyway that the results will trickle in and help rank my blog/article for the keyword I’m shooting for…time will tell.

    Thanks again Eric!
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    Eric G. Reply:

    Thanks for the comment, Eric. Sounds like you have a good linkbuilding strategy there, I hope it works out well for you.

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