Friday, December 14th, 2007

Parasite SEO And Initial Sites To Target

BullseyeParasite SEO is basically the methods of piggybacking high authority sites thru gain of links, branding and traffic. You could come up with a hundred different variations of Parasite SEO but it all comes down to “If your utilizing high authority sites specifically for your own gain…your a parasite”. Sounds rough right? Who really gives a shit. This game is cutthroat and if you don’t have the twinkies to suck it up and utilize some of these services you can rest assured that others are. When your crying about why your site is not ranking in the Search Engines you can count on that your little whitehat is bearing WAY too much wait for you to even have a chance against people like me. I would consider myself moderate though, there are thousands of webmasters that are more into than I am.

Leeching off high authority sites has been around forever and will continue to be around. Sure Google may bitch-slap these sites from time to time but all they are really doing is weeding out the gnats. See in Parasite SEO you also have gnats. These are people that sit there and make one paragraph posts to their Squidoo lense or a blogger post and hope the world of high rankings and money fall into their laps. Good thing for us that we are Parasites. We have two distinct advantages here.

1. We eat the gnats. Basically we are using the same principles as they are, but we do it better to keep us out of the “shit runs downhill” effect.

2. Since we are parasites we may not be as smart as Google but we don’t have to be. We MASSIVELY outweigh Google in terms of algorithmic changes and learning how to keep gaming their search engine after each new change. How many employees they got? How many webmasters are there gaming the SERP’s? Exactly.

For a lot of people they focus on this type of leeching as a way for the quick buck. I don’t know about you but my time is worth a lot more than creating Squidoo lenses, blogger blogs or hubpages around an affiliate program. As I have said before that I like to build much more larger sites such as a Shopping Comparison site or a mashup. Utilizing the services of high authority is INITIALLY very important to me. When building a new site I have always found that an influx of new links is a good way to get a flag from Big G. Initially the establishment of high authority sites linking into your large site takes a little time. I would say that working on an average of one hour per day on these sites and getting everything to go, I can be done in 1 week. So with 7 hours of work I can have an establishment of auto fed links from trusted sites feeding into my money site. Sounds like a little bit of work right? It is but you are ensuring deep indexing and the juice for rankings off the get-go.

This is just an introduction. I will eventually get to the initial keyword research needed to get started with this. It is imperative that you have a site you want to promote already built. Going off the theme of the site we will establish a large keyword base that doesn’t have a lot of competition in the search engines so that we can build our parasitic sites off of these. For now, here’s a list of some great sites to use:

Squidoo – BloggerYahoo 360 BlogsHubpagesGeocitiesGoogle PagesWeeblyWikiPediaTwitter – Live Spaces – Tumblr

*Note* Affiliate Marketing on these sites might bring you sales, but there is a whole new world out there when you realize that building these pages for REAL and linking to your big shopping or whatever site is where you will get the longevity value from. Anyone that is using these sites just to market products is working WAY to hard. I have made sales on them myself and at one point even consider doing it on a large scale. Not when you can make an easy 1,000-100,000 page site though. The value is in the links back to get deep indexing on the huge site.

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28 Responses

December 14, 2007

I feel the same way. Why depend on free sites only to make you sales, when they can delete you work at the drop of a hat?

Better to create funnels into a site you own. Doing this allowed my to create my first profitable website early last month.

I look forward to hearing what else you have to say.

December 14, 2007

hehe, i was one of those dudes you said are working too hard. i used to get my products and then use these authority sites just to make sales from. recently though, i have been trying to put together something exactly like what you are getting ready to show us now…

great timing. i cant wait to kick start this one and continue to build my deep empire.

@matt: i agree with you. it sucks knowing that if u are just using these sites for sales, they at any time can pull the plug on your efforts… i like the new way of using these ‘hosts’

December 14, 2007

The next part is coming up with your sites themed keyword list to propagate relevancy thru interlinking your funnels. I have found that just using content on the web with RSS feeds (when possible) is all you really need for these sites. Just as long as they are updating.

I have left the biggest part of interlinking out for a reason though. You’ll know why when I show you :)

December 14, 2007

What do you use for building your sites. WordPress, Dreamweaver, ready made scripts?

December 14, 2007

Hey rare,

I really like to get scripts done. I won’t show any of my sites where I paid for a script to be made but I will certainly reveal sites that have scripts available online.

For niche sites, I go with WordPress. I do this so I can incorporate feeds, but I am at an almost standstill. I only build niche sites if I need to focus on PPC landing pages, whereas I can just test my large shopping pages sites and see if they convert, if I am doing CPA , I much rather build small sites on domains or subs to cater to the offer.

December 15, 2007

Ruck, I am just getting ready to build a new site. This is going to be my main site for a long while. Are you saying, according to your last paragraph, not to make it a wordpress site? Glad I read this today. Oh! I also signed up for your feedreader but I am not getting notices in my e-mail. Not sure why?

December 15, 2007

Another excellent article, Ruck.

Yeah I was one of those pesky “gnats”. I made some affiliate money in a new niche this way, but it was a whole lot of work setting up Squidoo lenses, hub pages, blogger blogs & linking them together. Looking back, it would have been much easier (not to mention smarter) to direct the traffic to an opt-in page. I would have made a lot more money. Now it’s time to correct all that.

Looking forward to your next article on this.

December 15, 2007

Hi Ruck!

Whats your suggestion, how to create lenses/ minisites the fastest way at: Squidoo – Blogger – Yahoo 360 Blogs – Hubpages – Geocities – Google Pages – Weebly – WikiPedia – Twitter – Live Spaces – Tumblr?

PS: I luv your blog!

December 15, 2007

Hey Ruck,

Great post, as always.

Newcomer, Peter Drew has several WSO’s – $10 each – that can go somewhat to answering your question.


December 15, 2007

@ Denise — Not sure Denise when did you sign up? Also, I am not saying to NOT build WordPress sites, I love them. They get indexed super quick and so easy to get some pagerank and ranking juice after 90 days usually if you just get a few good links. I am specifically talking about large affiliate shopping sites. Maybe like a hundred -100,000 pages.

@ Xray — Totally understandable, I did the same thing on a very massive scale. So massive I got in trouble at blogger and lost over 400 lenses. Piggybacking these middle men sites to a free product is alright to get some optins. I much rather try to put the optin directly on the middle man site if at all possible because directed to yet another site kills conversions and we miss out a lot.

@ Newcomer – Since I am really only creating on these places for 1 certain reason (to funnel to affiliate sites) I have found that taking just 1 morning to set everything up is more than enough. There really is not trick unless you get software for them and usually that costs money, but you can easily setup a funneling network of backlinks and whatever traffic these sites will produce for you in a day. It just takes practice.

@ Paul — A link to the WSO would be great Paul, but I will go search it out and see what’s going on.

December 15, 2007

Hi Ruck,
pertaining to the Twitter part, how do we actually build backlinks to our sites ?? I notice that twitter is using tinyurl for redirect.

Since that, wouldn’t it kill off the link juice ??


December 15, 2007

In my opinion yes, however bots still follow redirects so your still getting the power of indexing and bots do determine it’s a redirect.

Also if your making a nice profile around your site you get the second part of the equation as well:

“whatever traffic these sites will produce”

Which can accumulate to tons over time. It all ties in together–>you’ll see.

December 16, 2007

Like you said your time is money.

If doing parasite sites or link farms, I’d hire an indian outsourcer at $700-800 a month and they could probably build 500-600 sites by hand in that time.

If you’re going for high payout products (either $100+ per sale or with recurring or better yet, with both) your system pays for itself within a month.

If you’re building a list on the back of that, you can just kill it and beat many of the gurus when it comes to competitions…

December 16, 2007

IMO sales are a better metric than indexing or SERP position…

December 16, 2007

Awesome reply Andrew, your killing the next part of my post :)

December 17, 2007

Yo Ruck,

Thanks………I think….

December 17, 2007

Thanks for the reply Ruck. I signed up again for the Feed again. Will see what happens. This is a great post for me. I now have to look at Squidoo differently and stop wasting so much time there.

December 17, 2007

Yo Ruck!

Would it be possible to show us some examples, ie: screenshots of typical parasite sites, money sites, etc. Im not asking you to show us your sites, but a random one. It could be very helpful for the noobs like me.

December 17, 2007

A parasite site is any website which doesn’t belong to you and which gives you page rank and/or traffic

examples are blogpost blogs, squidoo lenses, myspace profiles, hubpages, articles, press releases, videos (youtube, metacafe, revver).

take your pick…
there’s a buttload of grunt work though, generally not very high return on your effort unless you got helpers….

May 23, 2008

thumbs up!
i agree.

May 23, 2008

Yes… some examples WOULD be nice…

July 11, 2008

Yes good Post! @ andrew wee I would find it interesting where you hire someone to build you 500-600 Sites for 800$ ?? Please let me know.
Another advantage of the parasites is that they have multible IPs. I think its the best to mix it all together: Your own network (maybe build by outsourced india services) PLUS your parasite network…

November 18, 2008

I’ve yet to read a more hard-hitting, no bull shit, post. Awesome. I think I’ll read it a second time.

February 21, 2009

Thanks for this, it is just what I was looking for. I’ll be coming back here and reading what else ya have to say.

June 24, 2009

Is it possible for someone to post personal links, affiliate or otherwise, to another persons domain without their knowledge???

February 9, 2010

There are many other places to find parasite links, for example
Bruteforce SEO
will build them for you automatically its only a $1 to sign up for a week and check it out.. Then you can record the domain names and and do it manualy if you want.

June 18, 2010

Hubpages is much better then squidoo, more pageviews more money, no charities (NUFFSAID)

Those methods are also good to use for advertising your home based business! Think about it, write an article about each one and send it to your site, win win.