Any Effective Back-Link Building Program Needs To:

  1. Be Easy and Simple to operate - anyone must be able to do it without in-depth SEO knowledge, writing skills, html/coding experience, (or even any understanding of how the system works!) Obviously, since you pick the pages and keywords you're targeting, you'll need some understanding of the SEO process and SEO strategy.
  2. Take Minimal Time to setup and manage (e.g. creating articles and content takes many, many hours of effort.)
  3. Have On-Going and Continual Activity - without on-going and continual effort - i.e. on auto-pilot!
  4. Have No Limits to Back-Link Growth (n-way linking networks normally grow to 200-400
    back-links max. over many months.)
  5. Be Easily Controllable for multiple keyword phrases and landing pages/sites.
  6. Be Reliably Managed - to free you up to work on what's important to you.
  7. Offer a CHEAP Solution, with no prohibitive contracts or financial tie-ins.

Back-Link Generation Methods... An Analysis Of The Pro's & Con's

Article Submission

Writing articles is universally acknowledged as an excellent but time-consuming method of generating quality back-links. Most people do a combination of manual and automated article submission.

Manual submissions to high-PR sites give good quality back-links but are incredibly time-consuming, as the article needs 'spinning' or re-writing every time to avoid duplicate content issues.

If an automated submission system is used, then those that don't provide automated article rewriting are essentially worthless for the same reason. Those that do provide this option experience varying degrees of success - depending on the technique used.

There are some very good automated and auto-rewriting article submission services, but this still requires the constant writing of many original articles per week and then 'spinning' them (re-writing them) several times. Using a ghost-writer reduces time - but adds more cost - and needs very tight quality-controls in our experience.

N-Way Linking Networks

Another very popular and tested system is to subscribe to an opt-in link network. This involves placing a small active program on a new page on your website. This page will then contact a database of all its members and dynamically create links between them all. Modern networks get away from reciprocal linking (or link-swapping) and use complicated algorithms to create loops of links (3-way & 4-way are the most common) to try and deceive the search engines and create the illusion of inbound-only links.

Link networks vary in effectiveness, and can also be limiting in terms of numbers of links. Depending on how many subscribers they have in their network, they usually build to 200-400 total back-links over several months. 'Gradual' can be good for search engines - but they often stop too soon and don't create constant on-going fresh new links (what the search engines really love) - although some cycle their links regularly to try and counteract this to some degree.

The main down-sides are that they don't allow sites that aren't indexed in Google - so you can't use the system to get you indexed in the first place. Also, the amount of links is severely limited and generally stops growing after 3-6 months.

Plus, one completely overlooked fact is that you are hosting the same amount of outbound links from your site to the other member sites - thus giving up some of your valuable ranking 'juice'. You're also hosting their software on one of your pages, which can be uncomfortable for many webmasters.

Blogging & Blog Networks

Creating your own blogs is yet another popular and highly successful way of creating inbound links - but these, more than anything else require huge amounts of time to build, administer and keep fresh. Posting new content either involves constant writing or out-sourcing/ghost-writing content (and don't even consider 'content-scrapers' as you will end up with duplicate 'junk' writing that is usually completely unreadable.)

If you create automated feeds then you always have to manage them individually to some degree (involving editorial checks & spam control etc.) You need to ensure 'spinning' and re-writing of all the articles to avoid duplicate content issues, and creating more than a large handful of blogs becomes very time-consuming.

Our first blog network of only 50 sites took hours and hours to administer - and that was before we went Multi-IP-Class! (This simply means that the sites are spread over many real & 'virtual' servers - giving lots of different IP addresses. This is important - as otherwise it looks like all your in-bound links are coming from the same IP cluster - a classic signature of link-farming.)

This is by far and away the most expensive of all methods, as it involves purchasing many URL's, different servers and SEO-specific hosting plans (to avoid restricted IP's) and a boat-load of admin.

Don't believe what some people will tell you - that only 10-20 will be sufficient; to make blog networks work you need a LOT more than that, and some comprehensive feed mechanisms to provide on-going original content.

But, the major problem with these systems is that unless they're a network of properly maintained, independent sites with quality content and good site structure, the Google updates of 2011 & 2012 (particularly the 'Panda' updates) have made them massively more complex to run effectively.

Now, this is not to say that all private site networks are ineffective or dangerous; far from it. It just requires that the network is carefully built, maintained and restricted. But this pretty much always tends to be expensive, and so you only afford a small quantity of links from these networks for your sites, and use cheaper and less technically demanding links for your main link-building efforts.

Social Media Posting

Web 2.0 has really caught on over the last two years, and great gains can be achieved by an aggressive inter-linking campaign via many of the major social networks. This has the advantage of being relatively low-cost (or even free,) but takes enormous amounts of time to administer. In our experience, you have to be very careful not to get caught up in the wave that is Web 2.0 and spend all your time generating 'chatter' - with no sales or subscription results!

Using Web 2.0 properties as a 'lens' or pass-through point for linking is highly recommended though. By 'Web 2.0' properties we mean high-authority social sites such as Squidoo, Hub-Pages, Tumblr, Facebook, MySpace & Wordpress blogs etc. Pointing your links at a page created on one of these sites, and then pointing the links from that page to your web-site is called 'pass-through' linking, and has enormous benefits for SEO - because you 'borrow' trust-rank from these sites which further boosts the effectiveness of your links.

The best way to use these Web 2.0 sites is to leverage them together with automated link production. If you created five or ten Web 2.0 properties each month and then sent 50% of your monthly Wiki Whirlwind links to these, you can get great benefits. Over the months, you end up with lots of micro-sites - so you have more 'web-estate' to promote. If one of them does quite well, you can put a bit more effort and linking into it.

We do this on a massive scale; we simply wait and see which ones 'stick' and then put extra promotion into them. You really need to drive a decent quantity of links to the Web 2.0 properties to help them climb the search engines a little in their own right though. It also distributes and mixes up the large quantity of links we provide you with each month - rather than trying to use them all for direct-linking to your pages/sites.

What you're trying to create is a spiders-web of links and pages - all ending up at your key pages. By creating this extra layer away from your sites, the 2-tier link-structures that we create become 3-tiered - further obfuscating and mixing up the links to look more natural.

If you use a decent quantity of Web 2.0 properties and use our system to feed high numbers of links into them, all the links point in towards the central or 'money' site and effectively focus a large amount of link 'juice' into one page.

Reciprocal Linking (Link Swapping/Exchanges)

The 'original' way of getting back-links to your site: Simply swap links with another web-master and you've both created an inbound link, right?

Wrong! All the search engines are known to look for reciprocal linking and they effectively cancel each other out. This is why the linking networks have gone 3, 4 or 5 way. (That's why we call them N-Way networks - as the number they use is an indication of how many steps are required before they reciprocate back to the original site.)

To all intents and purposes, this method is dead and a waste of time. It may be worth having a reciprocal link if the other site has a much higher authority or trust-rank than yours, (but that's unlikely - as what's the upside for them?) but the time required to manage the swapping generally far outweighs any real benefits.

So... How Does The Wiki Whirlwind System Work?

We have a collection of bespoke software systems that can access a massive array of public wiki sites - growing by tens of thousands of new pages every day, and spread across thousands of different IP addresses.

We clean and update this site-list daily, removing sites that aren't performing - and adding new ones to keep it fresh.

You can promote up to 20 different combinations of keywords and landing page URL's for just $47p.m.

You will receive 1,000+ content-based wiki-link submissions each and every month. Our writers create masses of original content, and then use our own proprietary re-authoring technology to turn this into thousands of unique pages. Each page submission has only 2-3 back-links embedded into it. Yours will be one of the back-links, and the other(s) will belong to another Wiki Whirlwind member or one of our corporate SEO clients.

Over the next 2-6 weeks we build 1,000+ mini blog-posts, to slowly 'encourage' search engine crawling/spidering. All of these are pointed at the wiki content pages, (thus creating back-links to those wiki pages.) We use our 'crawling' technologies to ensure that these are slowly found over a period of time by the search engines - so it doesn't look unnatural or too quick.

So now you've got another thousand links, in a second tier, 'juicing-up' the power of the initial wiki content submissions...

We've just created a gigantic 2-tier link-structure for you; and we do this EVERY MONTH.

You can divide your back-links up across multiple sites/pages or anchor text combinations. i.e. If you had four sites to promote, you could choose a few pages on each and give some of them multiple keyword phrases.

If this sounds confusing, don't worry - we have a simple SEO Basics tutorial which explains this (as well as some SEO theory & strategy) in more depth HERE. It's really a lot simpler than it seems at first! You'll also find more information about how the system works in our FAQ pages.

What Exactly Are Wiki Sites & Wiki-Links?

Wiki sites are designed for information sharing and collaboration. Most people will have heard of the world famous Wikipedia site; which is the perfect example of how a wiki site can be contributed to and edited by anyone in the world who sets up an account with the site.

Wiki sites tend to be quite simply laid out, and not feature much in the way of graphics and extraneous features. They're normally text-rich and quick-loading, which makes them great for the search engines. There also tends to be quite a lot of site activity, via updates, changes, editing and contribution - which keeps them high on the search engines list for constant spidering and re-caching of pages. Many of them tend to be higher 'authority' sites, and are often hosted on government or educational domains etc. for the purpose of information sharing and collaboration.

'Wiki-Links' is the term given to a hyperlink placed on a wiki page. This would be the back-link that was pointed at your choice of page/domain. Wiki-Links are generally what is known as 'no-follow', (as opposed to 'do-follow'.) This means that they have a tag which tells the search-engines not to follow that link in terms of attributing organic ranking. Knowing this, you may ask why getting wiki-links is valuable!

The bottom-line is, the no-follow tag was introduced years ago to help control blog-commenting and other spam, but has evolved into far more than the simple idea it was originally. No-follow wiki-links are known to pass authority and trust-rank, which is enormously important these days. They also massively contribute to I.P. diversity, which when coupled with other link-building methods, powers-up the entire link-profile. They also tend to be high activity sites with regular re-caching, which is very important for sending activity/social signals to your pages, indicating that your sites remain important and socially significant.

These social and activity signals are one of the most important parts of modern link-building. The Search Engines have evolved beyond simple link counting to the point where they take notice of all kinds of traffic, social and activity signals. And wiki-links are great for this.

It's also important to have a good percentage of no-follow links in your link-profile anyway, as otherwise it creates an unnatural looking structure. If your links were achieved naturally, without any direction from you, then you'd automatically find a good percentage of no-follow links. But because the majority of link-building over the last few years has concentrated on do-follow links, you usually end up with a skewed link-profile.

You Have To Target Both Google & Bing/Yahoo To Obtain Maximum Benefit...

Any SEO professional will tell you how 'holier than thou' Google can be in sorting their natural search results. For most marketers, this often amounts to anti-commercial behaviour: If I wanted to distribute 1 million leaflets, and another business only wants to distribute 10,000, then why should I be penalised as being too aggressive in my marketing? This is in effect what Google does - under the banner that they own the directory so can include/exclude what they see fit. (Google considers almost all SEO to be manipulative.)

Since Microsoft started merging the Bing search results into Yahoo during 2010, Bing now controls 25% of the search market share (almost half the size of Google,) making them a real competitor - and a force to be reckoned with.

Since much of the back-link building community has to all intents and purposes ignored Bing up till now, this represents an enormous opportunity to gain extra traffic in an area that has gone largely unchallenged.

Ignore Bing at your own risk now - some good rankings could provide you with a lot more traffic, and high results in Bing/Yahoo are often considerably easier to achieve than in Google (which is what makes them so attractive.)

Wiki Whirlwind automatically targets all search engines, as we distribute to thousands of sites.

At the end of the day, it's all about traffic to your website/offer. Even though Google are the biggest, they're just one search engine. There are many other sources of traffic - and ignoring those other areas could be costing you a lot of money!

Membership to our program buys you thousands of new link submissions for your pages/sites via the anchor text of your choice - EVERY MONTH while you subscribe. While you stay subscribed, your back-links will continue to grow EVERY month - without you lifting so much as a finger.

WHY Are We Doing This !?

The simple answer is that we weren't going to originally... We built the system purely for our own and our SEO clients' use; not to offer publicly. It was engineered over time to maximise our SEO efforts alongside all the other methods we use for back-link building (including blogging, n-way linking networks, social media, video, commenting, profiles and Web 2.0 - yes, we use them all - and we recommend you do too if you have the resources.)

But, it became abundantly clear as we developed our technologies, that the size of the operation we wanted and needed could provide many, many more links than we could ever personally use! We have tens of thousands of individual web-pages across many hundreds of sales websites of our own, (as well as many of our corporate SEO clients in the system,) but have a 'comfortable' capacity for many more subscribers in the system.

And of course, the subscription charge offsets our considerable development, analysis and running costs as well!

So... What's The Small-Print?

OK... A few quick reality checks and important points:

  1. Obviously you need to have realistic expectations. Don't expect to start a new site and rank quickly for 'car insurance' for instance! We can't wave a magic wand - but we can supply you with a constantly growing feed of incoming links which, while you're subscribed to our service, will drive you up the search engines steadily.
  2. We strongly advise that you don't just use us as your only source of back-links. You need to use other complementary and diverse methods of back-link building too - but our system will hugely complement any other method you choose to use. Wiki-links in particular should be built in parallel with other forms of do-follow links, so that you leverage both to their maximum effect.
  3. You honestly need to be in for at least 3-6 months minimum to start to see the real benefits. This is not a 'catch' - you can cancel before then (and anytime you like) - but Google, Yahoo & Bing/MSN etc. will index pages slower than we produce them - and more importantly, they take time to attribute value to any link-building or activity signals. SEO, as anyone who knows what they're doing will tell you, takes time... It's not an overnight thing. But a prolonged and considered drive on various keyword phrases will yield good results over time. Remember, we have to stage the link creation over time to make it appear more natural - so it can't be instantaneous or 'quick fix'.
  4. Newer sites (domains that are less than 6 months old,) and also older sites that have had minimal linking, will generally always experience some kind of ranking 'bounce'. This is normal, and what you need to expect. Google will see the change in link-building behaviour and start 'bouncing' you up and down in the organic rankings. This slowly settles over time and once the new link behaviour becomes the 'norm' the effects die back and you usually end up in a stronger position. Their algorithm does this with all sites to some extent, but newer sites in particular are much more susceptible. All rankings in the first few months are incredibly transient; do not expect that just because you were suddenly ranking number #3 for 2-3 weeks that it will stay there; this is just Google running their algorithm, allowing newer sites and pages to rank for a while, in case they contained some new news or information. The page could quickly plummet and disappear completely out of the results, before slowly climbing back up again. And it will still be bouncing considerably for some time. The only way to avoid ranking bounce is to use incredibly cautious link-building, which will take forever to produce any long-term ranking effect. As a site-builder ourselves, we don't even track rankings for the first 3-4 months (depending on the sector and how aggressive we need to be,) as it just isn't worth the sleepless nights and angst that seem to arise out of watching this bounce! You can't really prevent it; so ignore it and move on to building content or another site/asset while it settles. The only other way of mitigating this, if you're worried, is to create a bunch of Web 2.0's as 'buffer' sites and build the majority of your Wiki Whirlwind links at these. This vastly reduces direct-linking which is the major cause of bounce.
  5. If you can create a selection of Web 2.0 properties (e.g. Hub-Pages, MySpace, Wordpress, Tumbr blogs etc.) and direct-link these to your main web-pages, and then use our system to drive links to the Web 2.0 properties, you will experience even better results. See some of our examples on the SEO Basics page for more ideas.
  6. Don't constantly change your page/anchor text combinations. In line with the previous comment, we leave the same combinations in place for several months. If you want to vary the keyword phrases to certain landing pages, then resist the temptation to constantly 'fiddle' with them. Restrict changes to once per month, as otherwise you'll never reap the rewards, and you'll end up wasting the time that this system is designed to save! This is for your own benefit: The whole point of this system is to create, over the months, a constant and steady link-velocity (link activity signals) with a diverse range of content and anchor keywords.
  7. We have strict rules on WHO can join the system, as we will not allow its integrity to be compromised and affect all our hard work. We will refuse any sites that engage in the following: Pornography, gambling, viagra/pharmacy sales, or unethical practices. Our staff will hand-check EVERY page that we're provided to link to. If any page is found to contain, be part of, or redirect to a site that promotes these areas (or anything else obviously illegal) then your site will not be approved for inclusion. If you have no other sites that are suitable then we'll cancel your membership. If you're concerned about your site, email us with the URL's and we'll let you know. Don't worry though - we DO have a sense of humour - we're not trying to censor anything - we just need to make sure that everything we include doesn't 'cross the line' and affect everyone else.
  8. And, on a personal note, please be aware of the huge amount of disinformation on SEO and web marketing. Many of us realise that there are a lot of people out there trying to separate us from our money. And we all know that a lot of the info that ends up in our mailboxes is blatant 'sales-speak'... Promises of huge payouts, with screen-grabs of gigantic cheques - and how some 13 year old has designed a new money making system that he made $100,000 out of last week from his kitchen table... BUT... If you had a system which honestly made you thousands in profit - how keen would you be to share it with everyone? Deep down, you know the answer to that... Consistent hard work, properly directed by marketing education, experience and analysis, is the answer!

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