Entries from August 2007 ↓

Work With The Best Black Hat SEO

Ok, it’s non paid work. But you’ll have the chance to learn from Quadszilla who just happens to be one of the best Black Hat SEOs in business. You’ll have a tough job convincing him you’re the right guy or gal. But if you are a “sexy English major senior at an Ivy league University who has worked summers as a successful sales rep even though she’s a trust fund baby” I think you have an edge.

Black Hat SEO Diary Got Dugg (And Buried)

It’s a funny feeling seeing your own blog in the home page of such a popular voting site. It was pulled down pretty fast though. Here’s the evidence:

Black Hat SEO Diary Got Dugg

Do you think it was pulled down because:

  • The title contained the word “Fucked”
  • The site was loading really slow
  • This is a Black Hat SEO Blog and Diggers don’t like SEOs, and even less Black Hat SEOs.

P.S. Stop staring at my Firefox tabs trying to find out what I was looking at you voyeuristic perv. I left that part of the pic so you could see the url bar :-)

Is Technorati Fucked Up?

Any given day, few things are more useful than when one needs to get a vibe of what the blogosphere is feeling like. If you start seeing some funny name that you never heard of before, then it’s probably some C class celebrity that made the headlines because of an (accidental?) leaked sex tape.

Lately, Latin Celebrities have been hitting the Technorati Charts for a few weeks in a row. , , and the new Babe in the Block: :

Wanda Nara

But that’s not what I wanted to talk about. The topic of today, as the headline mildly suggests is the following: I think Technorati is Fucked Up. This is why:

Have a look at the , you can see aforementioned Wanda Nara and Noelia are the most searched terms at this very moment. See below:

Technorati Top Searches

Now, with this information being freely available to anyone, what topic do you think webmasters are going to blog about? (if they want to receive any traffic that is) Yes, you guessed right: Webmasters are likely to blog about Wanda Nara, Noelia and Youtube, for example. If they do, and they tag their pages correctly, they are going to have their websites listed in Technorati tag pages, .

So what do you expect to see when you visit the technorati tag page of any of these most searched for terms? (therefore likely most blogged about) That’s right, a lot of posts, and most likely pushing each other out from the tag page in matters of minutes!

But when you actually go and look at Technorati, what do you see? Let’s see:

Technorati - Wanda Nara

Shit, last post about Wanda Nara (most searched term in the Blogosphere according to Technorati) was 3 days ago. Amazing. Let’s keep looking:

Technorati - Noelia

Last post about Noelia (second most searched term in the Blogosphere according to Technorati) was 4 hours ago. Let’s look at one more:

Technorati - You Tube

Last post about YouTube (third most searched term in the Blogosphere according to Technorati) was 4 hours ago.

Yep… no blogger, in the whole world, blogged about YouTube in the last 4 hours and tagged his post correctly. Nor they did about Noelia, or Wanda Nara in the last three days, even if she is the most searched term in the blogosphere because of a lousy blowjob home made tape.

We could also give shit to Technorati for all the non relevant posts and porn spamming going around. But let’s do that another day.

UPDATE: It hasn’t been more than two hours since I published this post. I was checking back on Technorati, hoping to see some improvement taking place, and I came across this:

Technorati Fucked Up

So now Favorites and WTFs are not working anymore. Cool :)

Index 100K Pages In Google Without Direct Link Spamming

Can you speak russian? If you do, go ahead and read this post about Quick Indexing.

If you don’t, then I’m right there with you. I don’t speak russian either. Fortunately a talented russian black hat SEO who speaks english told me what this post is about.

Fortunately for you, I’ll write a post about it.

Basically, this is the principle:

  • Create 100,000 pages using your page generator of choice. You can monetize these pages or use them as Doorways. Your choice.
  • Create a bunch of Sitemaps. I’m not talking about xhtml sitemaps, just plain html pages full of links to your spammy pages. Don’t apply common knowledge here: don’t think that Google will only follow 100 links in your sitemap. Just dump tens of thousands of links to your pages.
  • Sign Up in a bunch of trusted hosts and upload your sitemaps to them.
  • Spam the living hell out of your sitemaps with your favourite Link Spamming Tool.

If you are confused this image should clear it up for you:
Quick Indexing

What are you waiting for? Go grab a bunch of long tail lists you surely have somewhere in your hard drive, generate those pages, create sitemaps, upload them, spam them. How long can that take.

You Are Not Happy Because Adsense Sucks

You wanted to get out of the rat race, and in reality what happened is that you started a new rat race. Only this one can be scary as fucking hell, since you don’t have an employer to hate who will keep putting money in your bank every single month.

Adsense Sucks

You hated your life. You thought you were a better and smarter man than your boss, and you didn’t wanna be a useful jerk. You researched about making money online, you came across SEO, Internet Marketing and saw the opportunity of making money extremely fast using Black Hat Seo Techniques.

You forked out a few bucks here and there falling under ridiculous statements of kilometric sales pages (thanks for your legacy Corey Rudl), bought some domains, hosting, and went for it. After creating a gazillion pages of rubbish content with big ass Adsense blocks on them you started watching money rolling in. Yep, you thought, when I multiply this by 1000 I’ll be able to earn as much as I do know, only I’ll be happier, work from home, make my own hours, and all that shit that sounds so nice.

So there you went under the incredulous look of co-workers, friends and family who weren’t completely sure exactly what the hell you were talking about. Doesn’t matter you thought, they’ll see.

Cut to present time. So here you are now, few months down the road, making a decent living online. It all worked out, huh? Well actually not. Look at you. You are not happier than you were. True, you don’t have to put up with commuting, taking bullshit from bosses or clients or both, office politics, etc.

But have you seen yourself lately? I mean seriously, look at you, you are turning yourself into a fucking caveman. You are working more hours than you used to in your off line job, your wife gets pissed every time she calls you for dinner and you take 40 minutes to leave the computer. Sometimes you even spend the whole day in your fucking pajamas, which by the way they smell.

So I believe you’ll agree with me on the fact that something is not right with you. This is not what you quitted your job for. To make matters worse, your whole income will turn to dust if some nice employee in the Adsense team decides to ban your ass.

Whose fault is it? Adsense of course. Let’s imagine what would have happened if such an extremely easy way of turning traffic into money didn’t exist:

  1. From the beginning of your online money making ventures, you would have been forced to think about a niche and a series of products or services to sell to that niche.
  2. Since all your site/blog building efforts would have been geared towards this niche, you would have developed some topical authority.
  3. You would have been able to leverage this authority to improve your relationship with your audience.
  4. Being a newbie, you would have struggled with low conversions, which would have pushed your ass to go get some freaking education regarding traffic sources and quality, demographics, usability, conversions, landing page design, etc.
  5. With all this fresh knowledge you would have solved your low conversion headaches, your sales would have started to skyrocket your earnings and your ecpm would have been many times higher than whatever smartlousy Adsense algorithms decide to give you away for a bunch of clicks.
  6. Today, you’d be working less hours, analyzing stats, improving conversions, and planning how you are going to employ a guy or two to do all the legwork for the next niche you are planning to attack.
  7. You’d shave yourself, go to the gym, have spare money to buy shit you want, travel to paradise beaches and drink Piña Colada all day long.

So tomorrow after you finished installing your MFA scraper number one thousand, three hundred and twenty three, all those blogs that you’ll need to get it indexed, installing the autoposters, link spamming, submitting rss feeds and what not, stop for a moment and think:

I am overworked, more than half of my scrapers have been banned from the main search engines, I am earning more or less the same I used to make in my day job, all my income will go to zero the day Adsense decides to ban my account. I don’t get out much and last time I saw my reflection in the mirror I got scared. I am not happy because Adsense sucks.

Are You An Useful Jerk?

Do you fall for the “give me a mortgage, a salary and a TV+Playstation combo and I’ll be a system slave for the rest of my life” way of life?

To find out, take this test:

  1. I don’t like my job, yet I don’t quit.
  2. I am happy knowing that I’ll spend the next 20 years paying off my mortgage
  3. I love watching TV, in fact, I have dinner watching it.
  4. I have a gaming console, and I spend most Saturday afternoons using it with my friends.
  5. I don’t really care about politics
  6. I think it is horrible the way China treats pets and something should be done about it.
  7. I think The Lord of The Rings was a great movie.
  8. I have an Ipod, and I’m thinking about getting an Iphone, plus replacing my old Ipod with the new Ipod Nano.
  9. I talk about Survivor and The Apprentice episodes with co-workers at coffee breaks.

If you had,

1 – 3 positive results: You are not a Useful Jerk, but you should consult a mental health practitioner ASAP since obviously some polluted symbolic agents are trying to spread into the rest of your mental activity.

4 – 6 positive results: You should seriously consider dropping your life as it is and make an inspiring trip around the world. Meet new people, lose all contact with everyone in your life, who’ve obviously been such a bad influence for you thus far. There’s still hope for you my friend, but you need to start acknowledging that you have serious issues before it is too late.

7 – 9 positive results: I’m sorry. There is no hope for you. You might as well keep being an Useful Jerk. I guess the ecosystem needs a majority of them anyways. Just try to stay out of my way.

Cool And Yet Unknown WP Plugins

I already told you about Alex.

He started a blog. Go and visit it. Maybe if he sees enough visits from non russian speaking countries he’ll decide to write in english again :-)

He released two WP Plugins: