Gabriel, Please don't misconstrue my words. I never, ever suggested buying pre-owned domains with high PR under a proxy registration to build contextual links to a money site. So, nice straw man argument. I said that you should build a site with good content and then continue to build links. I can handily disprove your theory that "good content (alone) builds links". I linked to the study showing that in my last post to back up my statement.All of the sites ranking in the top 5 were building links various ways. MANY were building multi-tiered link wheels and link pyramids and NOT stupid spammy tactics like you're talking about. As for your business coach site, you're following my advice to a "T". You're (supposedly; I haven't looked at it) building good content and then getting people linking to it. THe difference is that you're doing it 1-to-1, and that is slow and easily defeated. I, on the other hand, build up websites with good content, and then build up links a variety of different ways. "Houston divorce attorney" has 2 of my clients in the Top 5 for that keyword, and one of them is an older client that has been there for over 4 years. So, don't talk to me about "build(ing) something that can last for years". I'm not the slight bit impressed that you rank for "Australian business coach" or even "Australian business speaker". A quick Google Keyword search shows that those terms have next to no search volume on the broad match and 0 search in the exact match. So, you're presenting me a throw away garbage term as proof of something I've already disproven, with all but one of the Top 10 pages having less than 100 pages indexed, half having less than 2000 links pointing to them (except 1), only 2 have Yahoo directory listings, only 1 DMOZ listing, and 7/10 don't have the term in the tile or description.In short, I could out rank you for those terms fairly easily. Compare that to my term, and you can see that I've entered a much, much more challenging niche and I and doing just fine using my techniques. Using yours, I would not be. Thje difference is, I now have a highly competitive keyword that gets a good volume of traffic, for my client, that will get my client their own clients. Also, due to the exposure they have, one of those clients on the front page of Google for that term recently got an interview with a New York TV station who flew out to Houston to interview them in relation to social and search and how it affects lawyer practices. My client tells me that each month they get new business from their site and our efforts, and that's what matters. None of the link building that I do relies on gimmicks like you described; I don't use Xrumer or scrapebox blasts to my client sites (I consider that to be recklessly dangerous for a client's site), and I'm getting tremendous results in 60 days or less. So, there ya go Gabriel. You do things your way, and I'll keep doing less work, with better, faster results.
@RyneLanders You make me smile... When did I mention the Business Coach site was a site to showcase ranking? it was just an example of content generation... the site ranks for "Businesses Coaches" .. not "Australian business coach" ---> where did you get that keyword? And it's not for a client . It's mine. ;) And well, the site was done in less than a week by interviewing 50 business coaches that provided in avergage 3000 words of unique content each and then they linked directly to the page. And mmm... wait the site was created by my team, not by me. so sorry, 1 on 1 is not my system in fact i have a team of 6 people working for me: But hey... if you don't believe me, check my interview at Mixergy: http://mixergy.com/machuret-seocourse-interview/ that's where I talk about building a team. So the Business Coaches site was an EXAMPLE of content creation... that's all buddy, relax.. The funny part is your reaction. "look at my term and look how amazing I am" The fact that you have to name your clients keywords it tells me you need to prove yourself here. Do you want me to mention my USA customers? Or my 3 INC 500 customers I do SEO coaching for? Do you really want to talk about competitive industries? What's this... a "look at me, I'm bigger and better" contest? If that's it... then you win buddy. You are bigger. You are better. You rank faster You produce results in 60 days You are the master here.... I'm just one guy reading this post from Fiji while I'm smiling at the screen
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@GabrielMachuret I got "Australian business coaches" from your comment- "I have 'Australia's' largest 'business coaches' website."So, ya know... 1... plus 1... equals 2. OK, tired of arguing. But, what am I looking for on that site you linked? Any specific link to a specific website?I pulled the source of the page and typed in several brands/names that came to mind, plus my name, and nothing came up.Regardless, links from big sites are nothing new. That doesn't discount links from relevant, targeted sites, like field specific directories, paid directory listings, guest blog posts, etc. It's just extra filler- the little bit that pushes one site above another.I guess the large brands should be harangued for filler links as well. Yeah, everyone remembers JCP's TLA issue, but let's be honest- that's the industry's worst kept secret. Every company with success has unnatural link profiles with some filler links, and again, I refer to my initial posting's linked article.