For those of you who don’t know, I pride myself in link building. In my opinion, its what the masses want to know about. I like reading about link building & new ways to get the job done, but lately, It’s embarrassing to see the kind of content on link building on the Web. More than half the crap (actually around ¾ of it) is all saying the same thing. Rarely will you read a link building post that is something you haven’t heard or read about before. Few times do I come across a new, helpful link building article that’s worth while.
At the same time, I’m trying something new. Brand new (at least for me). After becoming one of Rand’s disciples by watching his video attacking article spinning & mass article marketing, I came across an internet marketing series on building niche websites. For those of you who didn’t see my new, exciting post on me starting a new niche site (frankly, I shouldn’t of posted it for many reasons, but there’s no sense of taking it down now), Pat Flynn did an exciting experiment through creating a niche site. He goes through all his steps at the above link, and in my opinion, this was one of the best reads I’ve ever come across on the web.
What does that have to do with my rant on crappy link building content? Well, as a link builder, I took notice to Pat’s Linking strategy. His post got over 1000 comments (wow!!), so obviously it caught a lot of people’s attention. As a pure white hat link builder, I was exposed to the world of automation in what seems to be a safe route. So, now starting my new niche site, I’ve been trying to put some of those strategies to the test.
Now, here’s why I’m even more disappointed. I try and find some of these backlink strategies for niche sites, and they all say the same things… They all recommend the same products… No one thinks uniquely in the field, and that’s why it’s going to kill all their readers in the end. You keep exploiting the same weaknesses and you’re going to get caught eventually.
So here’s what I’m getting at. I’m going to do this whole niche site challenge, but in September of 2011. So many things have changed since then, and I can’t stress that enough. Google gets smarter by night & day, and there’s no debating that. The same crap that worked in all these niche site challenges might of worked a year ago, but maybe not today. Therefore, I will walk you through the challenge step by step, and give you what you want most – Great, unique link building content. No, this isn’t the stuff I would recommend for the big brands of the Web, so don’t start thinking in terms of “Oh my god this guys black hat”. Besides, I’m making sure this stuff is the least black hat out there. I’m trying to make the link building process as safe as possible, but also as effective & quick as possible.
For clarification reasons, I’m not black hat, but I’m venturing into some automation things that I wouldn’t normally do UNLESS I decided I wanted to try them out and tell you how it goes. But here’s the beauty of it all – if it does work, and I’m confidant my careful implementations will have some serious effect, you can put them into play yourself. Why? Because I’m writing this at a time when no new content on building niche sites is on the web, probably because it doesn’t work anymore. Even better – this blog doesn’t have the readership of blogs like Pat’s (yet at least :)), so it’s not like thousands of people are doing this alongside you. That’s the problem with those blog’s strategies – once the masses start doing it, Google will take notice.
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