Posts Tagged ‘SENuke’
Posted on July 28, 2009 - by Kelly Verge
If you’re not familiar with the concept, each site has a backlink to your main site, but each also contains a link to the next spoke on the wheel. Some linkwheel designs also include patterns of crosslinks across the wheel, but the most basic (pictured to the left) is also the least likely to be penalized as a linking scheme – especially with larger wheels.
The inter-linking passes a bit of link juice from each spoke back to the hub. Since each spoke is interlinked, a bit of link juice is also passed to each spoke, which increases the overall effectiveness of the whole wheel.
Today SeNuke added a “Web 2.0 Profile” module to their product. Really it’s just a means of building linkwheels using profile pages on social sites. Here’s how it works:
- You enter 3 lines of information, then press “start.” The software creates accounts at all of the sites you’ve selected (including automatic captcha solving).
- Next, press one button to automatically handle the verification emails for all of the new accounts.
- Next, enter the URL you want to be the hub of your new linkwheel, press “go,” and it builds the wheel, inter-linking each spoke.
- Finally, press one more button to ping each of the new spokes so that the search engines find them.
As released this module contains 490 sites:
1 PR 8 domain
9 PR 7 domains
48 PR 6 domains
87 PR 5 domains
70 PR 4 domains
114 PR 3 domains
88 PR 2 domains
73 PR 1 domains
(Please note that the PR of the main site does not directly carry over to your profile pages, but some of the authority is passed down.)
The best part about this specific technique is that since the pages are built on profile pages, unless abused by a user, the pages aren’t spammy or obtrusive. Really, the whole software package is like that. When used in a thoughtful manner, SeNuke just makes it easy to do the backlinking you should already be doing for your sites.
This new addition to the SeNuke software shows just how committed Areeb is to making SeNuke the best piece of link-building software on the market. He could have easily make this module a stand-alone product and sold it to his existing customer base. Instead, each time he adds a new module, he’s building value to an already powerful software suite.
If you can’t tell, I’m impressed.
(Areeb does a much better job of updating the software than he does with updating the sales page. The newest features aren’t mentioned, but when you sign up for the free trial you’ll have full access to all of the program’s latest features.)
Posted on March 30, 2009 - by Kelly Verge
I’ve been continuing work on a couple of Conduit sites that have been showing promising conversions. They’re both doing very well so far so I’m doing a side-by-side test of a couple of different tactics to drive more traffic to them.
Conduit Method sites are a specific type of review site based on individual product reviews on a group of products surrounding a niche. Conduit sites tend to work extremely well for products outside of the “make money online” niche. To see specifics and an example, check out Chris Rempel’s Conduit Method as well as his package of conduit-style templates/theme.
By their nature, Conduit Method sites pull in long-tail traffic very well. The more content (review pages) you have, the more long-tail results you’ll pull from. So for one of my sites I have been focusing on adding content (review pages) first. After I add a bit more content I’ll see how the traffic pans out.
So far I am finding that as I add content, the traffic for the site increases incrementally. Given the nature of these pages, I would expect that to be the case. All I’ve done for promotion on these pages is distribute the RSS feed when the site was created and throw out a few social bookmarks using SENuke each time I add a page. The bookmarking doesn’t seem to help the pagerank or SERP position for these pages, but it always helps get them indexed – usually within minutes.
For my other site (kind of a twin of the first site in a slightly different niche), I’ve only created 5 pages/reviews, and I’m focusing on a backlink campaign using the Triple Threat System as each new page is created. I’m finding that the traffic growth happens much faster working in this order. I create the review which is added to the site’s RSS feed as soon as it’s posted. Next I do a round of social bookmarking with SENuke. Finally I set up a Triple Threat module.
Eventually, assuming the Conduit site is built around a niche with plenty of products to review, a site promoted in this manner can’t help but becoming a sort of authority review site.
The best news about my testing is that the conversions are holding steady across both niches. This formula just works.
I’m a strong believer that review sites are the easiest way to succeed as a new affiliate marketer, and that Conduit sites are among the best styles of review sites.
What have your experiences been with review-style sites?
Posted on March 18, 2009 - by Kelly Verge
Last weekend I created over 60 blogs.
I’m putting the final touches on a linking strategy I’m calling the Triple Threat System. I put the system through its paces on Saturday and Sunday (hence the 60+ blogs), and I’ll know in a few days what the results will be.
I have a neglected site that’s been getting on average five visitors per day. I’m pretty sure that the results of this weekend’s work should push the traffic well over 100 visitors per day — perhaps much higher.
This system addresses a few specific things:
- Quality backlinks
- Quality visitor experience – I realize how strange that sounds when talking about mass-blogging
- Speed of implementation
While I was working through the system I was also creating documentation and recording screen captures. I’m pretty sure that with existing content (i.e. ghostwritten articles) I could work through the entire system in a day. That will be the next trial.
While the system isn’t fully automated, I did make use of two pieces of software that helped tremendously with the process.
First I used Incansoft’s RSSBot for submitting the various RSS feeds. I didn’t use my own RSS aggregating method because I want to have a minimal footprint. RSSBot makes this process very simple and fast.
Finally I used SENuke to bookmark all of the created sites. I made use of the spinner that’s built into the SENuke bookmarker and used quite a few new accounts — again to minimize the footprints. (I also used the article spinner that’s part of SENuke, but that’s really not a time saver since it’s just as easy to buy content.)
The Triple Threat System is a culmination of all of the backlinking research and testing I’ve been doing since I started in IM, and I’m pretty excited about how it’s turned out. I’ll keep everyone posted as I get close to completing the documentation.
Posted on February 4, 2009 - by Kelly Verge
But you have to start somewhere.
We probably all have sites that are just barely doing anything at all – sites that are part of our “stable” but nothing we’re proud of. This is a slice of the life of one of these sites:
A while back I started a new niche blog. This blog is targeting potential customers for a certain product. I set up a simple blog on WordPress with a clean-looking template. I dropped an ad for this product in a text block on the sidebar and wrote a soft pre-sell article for the product which I made a sticky (using a plugin that keeps a specific post at the top of the main page).
I wrote 15 blog articles and 20 articles for article directories. I trickled the articles onto the blog at about one per week. I posted 10 of the other articles to Ezinearticles over two weeks, and I spun the remainder using SENuke and used them on Squidoo, Tumblr, Hubpages, Wetpaint, Blogger, WordPress and a couple of other sites. Also using SENuke, I bookmarked everything.
I could have used more spun articles on all of the article directories built into SENuke (and still might – see below). I also could have turned these articles into Powerpoint videos and posted them to the video sites built into SENuke (I still might).
Since then I have been re-posting the Ezinearticles content one at a time to the blog every few days. Other than that, I haven’t worked on this blog.
Today the blog reached 1500 visitors (averaging 15-20 visitors a day). Not stellar numbers, and fairly low growth, but considering that I haven’t done any link-building beyond posting a few articles and using SENuke, it tells me what I need to know.
Now for what I’ve learned (in no particular order):
1. But I’m No Rembrandt
Don’t be afraid to make your own product image/banner. I wouldn’t recommend creating a unique ecover that doesn’t match what the customer will see on the sales page, but in this case, while the sales page looked good, the ecover was too plain and the banners they provide for affiliate use didn’t really do anything to encourage clickthrough. In 10 minutes I had a nice text banner that had a better chance of getting clicked. You don’t need Photoshop, either. Gimp will do everything you need and doesn’t cost a dime.
2. It’s Insignificant…
0.5% is often thrown out as the worst-case conversion number for affiliate marketing. In other words, if you aren’t getting a sale for every 200 visitors, something big is wrong. Obviously the goal is much higher than that, but 1/2% is a measuring stick for the beginning of the process. However, you can’t make this decision after 200 visitors. 2000 is a better number (statistical significance) . I’m making a change after 1500 – This site is at 0.26% conversion.
3. “But I Love ClickBank!”
Look at more than one marketplace before deciding on a product to promote. Today I found a product that’s a much tighter match with my readers/customers. They offer better much affiliate tools. The gravy is that the product is slightly higher priced and has a higher commission percentage. The end result is that even with the same conversion rate, I’ll make twice as much. If I get 0.5% conversion, I’ll be making four times as much as I did with my first 1500 visitors.
4. Made for Adsense
Adsense is easy, but do the math. In my case, I made $140 with 1500 visitors which comes out to roughly 9 cents per visitor. As poorly as this site is performing, it’s still likely miles ahead of Adsense. Does that mean that in every market it makes more sense to promote an affiliate product? Not necessarily. Does that mean Adsense doesn’t have a place? Absolutely not. Just make sure you run the numbers.
5. “Will You Be My Valentine?”
Don’t fall in love with your sites. If the change in products doesn’t make a significant change to this site’s performance after another 1500+/- visitors, I’ll flip it. With proven traffic and proven sales, it would sell well enough that I’ll get a decent return on my time.
6. *Thud* *Thud* *Thud*
Repeatedly planting your forehead into the wall gets you nowhere. While I completely agree that there is merit to sticking with a project/site full bore, I would rather do a burst of work, wait for actionable results, and then either tweak or dive in with heavy effort. Many believe that you shouldn’t pause like I did/do, but this type of effort just makes sense to me.
7. Still Writing…
Constant and consistent article submissions drives traffic, but it’s not the only free game in town. I’m also pretty sure that today you have to do more than just a bunch of social bookmarking in order to get lasting traffic (although social bookmarking works great for fast indexing). However, the number of visitors I’m seeing to this site is still rising (albeit slowly). A mix of backlinks is likely the key. If this site reaches a decent conversion rate, I’ll start a full blown backlink campaign including more articles (starting with the spun articles above), blog comments, and forum posts.
8. AdWords, Here I Come!
As poorly as this site is doing, it could still be a candidate for PPC. Crazy, I know. If I could get visitors for $.05 each and maintain the $.09 conversion, I’d make $.04 per visitor. Never ignore PPC.
Always use redirects for affiliate links. Always. It’s not just about making your links look pretty. It’s not even about cutting down on affiliate theft (Outside of the IM niche, most don’t know what an affiliate link is. Inside the IM niche, a cloaked link won’t stop them.). It’s about making your life much easier when you have to change products.
10. “I guess… I think… I hope…”
Track and analyze. If I hadn’t run the numbers, I might have just deleted the ad for the product I’ve been promoting, dropped in an Adsense block and moved on. If I’d done that, I would have been leaving money at the table, at best. At worst, I could have missed an opportunity of an “almost-there” money maker.
After this site gets another 1500 visitors, I’ll look at the numbers again.
If the conversion is still abysmal, it’s likely that either the crowd isn’t buying (not likely, given the niche) or that I’ve missed the mark with my articles and the pre-sell. In either case, I’ll flip the site and move on.
If the conversion has improved (I’m no oracle, but my best guess is that it will), I’ll post spun articles to a bunch of other article directories and begin creating new content for use on the site and at Ezinearticles. I’ll also begin a backlink campaign, working on both blog comments and forum posts. There are hundreds of other sites where I could build content pages. I’ll use spun content from both my old articles and my new articles to add more of these pages and will bookmark everything. Finally I’ll turn much of this content into videos and post them to multiple sites using SENuke with spun titles and descriptions.
If I’m missing anything obvious, please let me know your thoughts below. I’d love to hear your feedback.