Link Emperor Best Practices GuideDan McGonagle of and I have thrown together a little guide to help those wanting to get the most out of Link Emperor and to get a general overview of what’s working now as far as SEO is concerned.

This guide is ONLY available to those who buy Link Emperor through my affiliate link below, through Dan’s link on his site or it’s free if you’re a member of

What’s Inside:

  • As the title would suggest, this guide will ensure you get the most out of the already powerful Link Emperor! This is an extremely powerful service so make sure you use it right!
  • How to PROPERLY do tiered link building.  There’s a lot of information out there on how to do tiered link building – folks putting videos on forums, people selling tiered link building services, etc. – but MOST of them aren’t doing it right, or should I say most effectively.
  • Importance of anchor text variation and how to do it right.
  • And MORE!

All you have to do is try out Link Emperor through this link, then send me an email with your order number.  I will then email you the Link Emperor Best Practices Guide asap.  It’s that simple! Click to continue…

Link Emperor Review**Update 9/15/2012: Grab your own FREE copy of the powerful Link Emperor Best Practices Guide when you subscribe through my affiliate link. This guide will ensure you get the most out of this ultra-powerful service!  But, first read through my detailed Link Emperor review below and check out my case study to see exactly how you can start ranking your websites completely hands-off!

**Update 11/19/2012: The guys at Link Emperor just made a few considerable improvements to the program, even fixing one of my main gripes! First they added the ability to do tier link building, completely hands off.  And they even take it a step further by only juicing up the best tiers based on their built-in algorithm.  Secondly, you now have full-control over the types of links built to your site! I believe this is especially important in the current climate of the SEO world!

Link Emperor is another one of those link building services that claims to be totally hands-off, building you a multitude of links completely on autopilot. But, does it deliver? Continue reading my Link Emperor review

lemonsIf you’re into the whole SEO thing and frequent blogs/forums etc. then you’ve probably heard of the penguin update…

And you’re probably sick of hearing about it – or more so the speculation and mass hysteria.

So, for me personally, I plan on looking past the speculation and clearing the waters the only way I know how…

Through testing on my personal sites!

So, what does this have to do with my niche site?  Well, this particular site was kicked square in the nuts by the penguin.

Now, where most people would give up or cry about how evil Google is, I plan on taking the lemons Google gave us and making lemonade!

A few things:


I have a mixed bag of sites – some affected negatively and some actually gained ground.

Two of my sites I created at the same time and have the exact same backlinking portfolio, meaning I only used one service for both of these sites, yet one gained ground while the other fell off the map on the exact same day – April 24th.

Because of this, I plan on focusing on on-page factors first.  There are a few glaring differences between the two sites, especially when it comes to content, outbound links, etc. Continue reading niche site update #5

I’m about to show you how to be 30x more productive with your SEO efforts…

And like a lot of the methods I use, this little tip/tool is absolutely FREE!

But, first I want to bore you with a quick story about myself.

I’m very meticulous (nice way of saying I suffer from OCD – thanks mom) in that I track and plan most everything I do.

For example:

I have a spreadsheet set up for all of my workouts which detail every rep and pound I’ve lifted over the last ten years…

I have my diet plan written out in detail, displaying my caloric, carb, protein and fat goals for each day, displayed in my kitchen… Continue reading to learn how to turn Excel into an SEO powerhouse

DoomsdayI’ve been strangely addicted to that show on National Geographic Channel called Doomsday Preppers.

You know, the show where various people reveal their plans for survival when, as they all seem to put it, “shit hits the fan”!

Weirder yet, it was my wife who turned me onto the show…

Anyways, I couldn’t help but notice the glaring similarities between the show and SEO.

After all, BuildMyRank, ALN, High PR Society and a few other blog networks recently met their doom.

And, unfortunately, so did the livelihood of a lot of IM’ers who relied on those networks for their rankings.

First, let’s cover a few facts:

  • Search engines are constantly evolving.
  • It’s getting increasingly harder to rank your site/keep it ranked.  Still not necessarily difficult, but just think about how easy it was 5 years ago!
  • You never know when the next algorithm is going to hit and your site is going to drop off the map.

If you’re running an online business who’s success relies on the search engines then doomsday is inevitable, as I’m sure you’re well aware. Continue reading how Doomsday Preppers can help your business thrive

Update: This post was written in 2012.  Some of these gigs may be effective still, but most likely they’re not. And, if they are, I would still be leary about the long term results.  I am working on updated link building tactics so stay tuned for that.

In this edition of my Fiverr gig review, I will be looking at 4 more SEO related gigs to see what impact thay had, if any, on my test site rankings.

Plus, I want to uncover a few other Fiverr gigs I use and the reasons why.

And in case you missed it, check out part one of my SEO Fiverr Gig Review.

So, let’s get started!

Transform your article to powerpoint and PDF and submit it for backlinks for $5

This gig basically takes an article you provide, turns it into a powerpoint and pdf file, then submits it to the top 10 document sharing and slide sharing sites. They then ping the backlinks for, as they say, faster indexing.

Continue reading part 2 of my review of Fiverr gigs

This niche site is now about two months old and not only has it made it in the top 10 for all three keywords I’m targeting, but it’s ranking #1 for one.  Here’s the breakdown:

Keyword 1
Exact monthly searches: 33,100 – Current position: #8 in Google

Keyword 2
Exact monthly searches: 18,100 – Current position: #4

Keyword 3
Exact monthly searches: 720 – Current position: #1

Not too shabby.  Typically though, I would like to be at #1 for all three keywords by now, but I decided to use this site as a test ground for some Fiverr gig reviews, which I believe has led to the slower than normal climb up the ranking ladder.

Continue reading my niche site diary #4

Update: This post was written in 2012.  Some of these gigs may be effective still, but most likely they’re not. And, if they are, I would still be leary about the long term results.  I am working on updated link building tactics so stay tuned for that.

I’ve recently been testing out a handful of different Fiverr gigs that offer backlinking services.

I’ve sifted through hundreds of gigs looking for effective services and narrowed it down to roughly 5 services to test out initially.

There are a few more which I’m currently testing and some of the results I’m about to give you may be a little premature to form a decision, so I will revisit them in part 2 of this series.

So, here are the gigs that made the first cut and their results:

I will setup link wheel for your page Be on the first page in Google search in 1 month for $5

This is apparently the oldest link wheel gig on Fiverr and it may just be since he has an insane amount of positive reviews. I’m not a huge fan of link wheels, but since this is an extremely popular service I thought I better give it a try. Continue reading my review of Fiverr gigs

Stay ClassyIf you’ve been in the online business for a while or built up an email list of substantial size, then you may have run across some interesting characters!

I have an active email list for one of my health sites that gets around 20-30 new signups per day.  It has grown quite large over the years, and while most everybody I interact with from that list is really cool and thoughtful, every once in a great while I’ll get a few strange ones.

I just recently got this email today from a new subscriber to my list who wanted to download the free eBook I offer…

No problem, you just enter your email, confirm your address and then you get a “Welcome” email with the link to download the free eBook.

Pretty standard stuff…

Continue reading Stay Classy Anonymous Internet Users!

BacklinksOK, let’s take a look at the bread and butter of the niche site process.


Honestly, this is the part that can make or break your niche site success.  Why?

Because if you never get your site to the top of the serps, more specifically Google, for any of your keywords then it’s going to be hard to make any decent money.

Sure, you might get some traffic from longtail keywords that will slowly add up over time, but who wants to wait that long?

Not this guy.

So, we need to build links.  Lots of them.  And preferably quality ones.

Continue reading niche site diary #3