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Link Farm Evolution: Best Practices I

This post is dedicated to our Link Farm Evolution customers. Special thanks to discodog and guerilla for providing us with cool tips!

You guys fucking rock. We fucking rock. Link Farm Evolution rocks.

Without further delay, we present you: Link Farm Evolution: Best Practices.

1. Create batches of  200 blogs at the same time

When you create blogs on WordPress MU hosts keep in mind that some of them will fail due to errors on the hosts, not on LFE. Based in our tests and users tests we have found that when you create blogs on WPMU hosts, you will experience a success rate of 50% – 60%.

Bottom line, aim for more to reach your goal.

2. Tag your blogs properly

Tagging your blogs the right way is a key factor to the success of your linking strategy. Having your realstate organized has many benefits, one of them is doing interlinking the right way.

Let’s do a little exercise:

  1. Create 200 blogs with the tag “halloween 1″
  2. Create 200 blogs with the tag “halloween 2″
  3. Create 200 blogs with the tag “halloween 3″
  4. Export all the blogs under the tag “halloween 1″ in .csv format.
  5. Go to your LFE and select all your blogs with the tag “halloween 3″ and click “Put links on my blog xx”.
  6. Paste all the exported blogs (The ones with the tag “halloween 1″) to add them into the blogroll of the blogs tagged with “halloween 3″ via the “Put my link on Blogroll” option.

Using this strategy your blogs tagged with “halloween 3″ will randomly link from their blogroll to the blogs tagged with “halloween 1″. You can use the same strategy to link blogs tagged “halloween 2″, but remember not to interlink too much.

3. Don’t interlink your whole network

If you have a big network of blogs (>10k), never ever interlink them all. We can’t stress this enough, so we will repeat it one more time: Never interlink your whole network!

A better approach would be if had small niched networks of blogs (around 100-300 blogs) and then you interlink them with other similar niched netwoks. (Remember the past exercise?)

In this case, if you get bitch-slapped by SERP’s you only lose a small amount of blogs instead of your whole network.

4. Set your cron job to run every 10 minutes.

Each time the cron job is triggered, it checks batches of 50 activation emails. That means that if you create 200 blogs, the script will will need to run 4 times to check all the activation emails. Less time between each run may risk you losing a couple of blogs because of delayed emails, more time will waste a lot of time.

Remember that you can also run your cron job manually by accessing http://yourdomain.com/pathtolfe/cron.php

5. Create your own catchall domains

Link Farm Evolution has access to many catchall domains for activation emails by default, but it’s more likely that your realstate won’t stick since you are using the same domains as everybody else. This point is even more important when targeting hosts like WordPress.com, Blogger and Tumblr.

We will be adding more catchall domains every once in a while but we strongly encourage you guys to install your own. You will stay under the radar this way.

Of course as you all know, we offer the script and all the necessary support to create your own catchall domains.

6. Get free domains for your catchall domains

Don’t waste your dollars on .com or .net domains for your catchall domains. Go ahead and claim your free .co.cc domains.

You can get them at http://www.co.cc. They limit it to two free domains per account, but if you create more accounts you get more free domains (We know that you guys thought of that before reading this, so don’t give us that look!)

7. Allow a few days before publishing the first post

We have heard from a bunch of users that they leave their created blogs alone for a few days before posting something. This is because many times the webmaster of the host receives an automatic notification whenever a new blog is created and they might check it to see if it’s spammy. However, it’s is highly unlikely that they will check it down the road.

8. Start with a “clean” post and wait a few days.

Google is always crawling new sites and may recognize obvious spammy content. For your first post we suggest you to add something not spammy, like an introductory post and a couple of pics from Flickr.

Yes, we know it’s not interesting… But lets be honest, it will be more interesting than all your dirty spam :P

9. Contextual Links: Smart link on your posts

Make contextual links. You can use the integrated content spinning tools to create relevant links on your posts.

To do that, change the editor mode to “HTML CODE” and use:

<a href=”{ http://someblog.tumblr.com | http://someblog.blogger.com | http://someblog.wpmuhost.com }”> {anchor text 1 | anchor text 2 | anchor text3}</ a>

Export the links into .csv from LFE beforehand to choose the links you want to create.

10. For the love of God and everything that is pure in this world, spin your content

You can use the content spinning on several levels, for example:

{Today it is fine to Paris | In Paris today it is nice | It’s a beautiful day in Paris}

And you can also do recursive spinning like:

Today : {Today | This Morning | The afternoon | Tonight | This lunchtime}
Paris: {Rome | Paris | Prague | New York | Tokyo | Las Vegas}
Fine: {Fine | ugly | Cold | Hot | right}

And if we add the spinned words to the spinned sentences:

{{Today | This Morning | The afternoon | Tonight | This lunchtime} it is {Fine | ugly | Cold | Hot | right} to {Rome | Paris | Prague | New York | Tokyo | Las Vegas} | In {Rome | Paris | Prague | New York | Tokyo | Las Vegas} {Today | This Morning | The afternoon | Tonight | This lunchtime} it is {Fine | ugly | Cold | Hot | right| nice} | It’s a {Fine | ugly | Cold | Hot | right|beautiful} day in {Rome | Paris | Prague | New York | Tokyo | Las Vegas}}

Your posts will have a similarity of about 10%-15%

11. Create links to your blogs

To have a killer blog network, you need to drop some juice to your realstate.

50 links from some juicy domains spread around your blogs will do the job. You can use our integrated Pligg tool to post your blogs to thousands of Pligg sites, or you can use the old-not recommended-boring but still popular spammy techniques like guest books, referrer spam etc.

You could also use commercial tools like Bookmarking Demon and Onlywire to submit your blogs to social bookmarking sites.

12. Link to other sites

In order to stay under the radar, you must look legit. Have you ever seen a site without a single link to another site? No. So don’t be cheap and send some linkjiuce to related sites such as Wikipedia articles or other niched sites.

Send us your tips to support [at] blackhatseo-blog [dot] com if you want them to get featured on the sequel of this saga.

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22 thoughts on “Link Farm Evolution: Best Practices I

  1. Good post guys, i’ve been waiting for this and it’s quite reassuring to see that I’ve been doing pretty much the exact same thing, except maybe linking out to other authority sites, so thanks for that.

    The power of this tool cannot not be overstated, just imagine the network we’ll have going after 12 months of solid usage.

    Keep up the awesome work

  2. busin3ss MEXICO Mac OS X Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 says:

    Thanks dude!

  3. Jeremy UNITED STATES Windows Vista Mozilla Firefox 3.0.14 says:

    Great post! Awesome tool with awesome support.

    Am I the only one who wants to store URLs that are created in the “add links” process?

  4. JSkeens UNITED KINGDOM Windows XP Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 says:

    awesome thanks for posting

  5. Uri CHILE Mac OS X Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 says:

    I’m new here. Just purchased yesterday. I’m gladly surprised to see a lot of documentation, tips, info and kind/fast support.

    I think I made a pretty good decision.

  6. busin3ss MEXICO Mac OS X Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 says:

    I’m new here. Just purchased yesterday. I’m gladly surprised to see a lot of documentation, tips, info and kind/fast support.

    I think I made a pretty good decision.

    If you need anything else, you know where to ping us.

  7. TSR UNITED STATES Windows XP Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 says:

    This is really helpful, if there are any other tips you guys think we should know plz share. I have been doing my blogs about 70% right.

    Thanks again

  8. jgmagic UNITED STATES Mac OS X Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 says:

    All I can say is YYYEEAH!!! Shit is just dope.

  9. Laet FRANCE Windows XP Google Chrome 3.0.195.21 says:

    As for me, each time I post a new article (using spinning content) I link it from the pliggs (posting a new story).

    I do the blogroll stuff also but I wonder if it usefull as most of the Wpmu don’t display Blogroll (you have to activate it manually from the control pannel).

    Thank you for this awesome tool !

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  11. jskeens UNITED KINGDOM Linux Safari 525.20.1 says:

    When you say 50 links spread around your blogs to you mean give each blog 50 links?

  12. marcseo UNITED STATES Windows XP Mozilla Firefox 3.0.14 says:

    Thank you for this post. It’s great when you realize you have a good strategy in place, plus you can pick up a couple of nuggets. Keep building awesome tools!

  13. busin3ss MEXICO Mac OS X Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 says:

    Spread more than 50 links around your whole network (Assuming you are building 200-300 blogs per each blog network).

    Of course, this are just tips, you should do your own testing and it varies a lot from setup to setup.

  14. jskeens UNITED KINGDOM Linux Safari 525.20.1 says:

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    Ah ok so 50 external links in addition to the interlinks from the network itself then ? And sure realize there’s no exact numbers just trying to get general idea.

  15. soveriegn UNITED KINGDOM Windows XP Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 says:

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    can you point me in the right direction for setting up a catchall you say “Of course as you all know, we offer the script and all the necessary support to create your own catchall domains.” but I cant find it any chance you could do a abc walk through I am on hostgator.

  16. Anonymous UNITED STATES Windows XP Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 says:

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    can you point me in the right direction for setting up a catchall you say “Of course as you all know, we offer the script and all the necessary support to create your own catchall domains.” but I cant find it any chance you could do a abc walk through I am on hostgator.

    Get into the members area and read all the discussions about catall domains. You can find them by using the search function for comments and typing “catch all.”

  17. Trevor UNITED STATES Windows XP Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 says:

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    can you point me in the right direction for setting up a catchall you say “Of course as you all know, we offer the script and all the necessary support to create your own catchall domains.” but I cant find it any chance you could do a abc walk through I am on hostgator.

    Get into the members area and read all the discussions about catall domains. You can find them by using the search function for comments and typing “catch all.”

  18. Michael CANADA Windows XP Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 says:

    OK…so I own LFE and have started to get hosts and put up blogs. But I recently had a thought (it happens sometimes). There are a few thousand hosts in the LFE remote database, which you can add to your local database. With piles of people like us hosting spam blogs on these same hosts…won’t those hosts eventually get discounted as a link farm by Google?

    LFE also has the built in option to do an automated search for hosts by keyword and build your own database of hosts (that not everybody and their dog are hosting splogs on) for your blogs. Would this not be much safer and lead to blogs with higher link value and staying power? …just saying

  19. Nice short article introducing the blackhat and whitehat sides of the SEO game. What techniques have you applied to your own website that you have seen succesful?

  20. Paul UNITED STATES Windows 7 Google Chrome 3.0.195.27 says:

    Sweet post! So I got LFE, and this definitely helps give me some “direction” on how to get started getting some experience with this nice little tool. I’m trying to follow each and every one of these guidelines to a tee.

    Just wanted to ask for some clarification on exercise 2/3… “don’t interlink your whole network”

    Learning how to “properly” link my network is definitely something I want to learn to get right :) . From your post, for my first mini network, this is what I’m doing so far, does this fit into the best practices? any recommendation for tweaks I can make are welcome!

    Halloween 3 blogrolls link to Halloween 1, Halloween 1 blogrolls link to Halloween 2, Halloween 2 links to a small Halloween link wheel I’ve created outside of LFE. My Halloween link wheel links to my Halloween money page.

    I plan to juice random Halloween 3 blogs with links and bookmarks. Spread some around to Halloween 1 and 2 as well.

    This is a pretty linear linking pattern, should I be doing MORE interlinking? Or am I onto something good for my first mini network and a process that I should repeat with my future mini networks?

  21. You know, there’s a lot of talk on the BH forums about xrumer, seo link pro, senuke etc… but LFE hardly gets a mention…

    Almost all of those tools will get you spammy backlinks that don’t stick, whereas the NETWORK you create with LFE can create a legit network with solid links from solid sites with halfway decent content.

    Setting up the whole network is a bear though and the failures are irritating but I still consider this a monster SEO tool to have since it gives you the ability to create your own network of niche related sites.

    I got this via guerilla recommendation and review on WF and got overwhelmed with the usage of LFE, but I went back to it and am starting to use it again with REAL results.

    Some people claim to get results with SEO tools based on # of links generated.

    I base my results on increases in SERPS, and LFE has delivered

    EVERY TIME.

    Do I wish it was more user-friendly with better video tutorials explaining things like,

    “When using “post my links on” you have to go to blogs/host list, select all the hosts based on tags, then click on post my links on” and that will auto-select, auto-save that list for you.”?

    Yes and No.

    YES, because it took this dummy 2 days to figure that out so I stopped using it for a while

    NO, because it might be too techie for others to use well if at all and therein lies the advantage for those who persevere with using LFE.

    PLZ make a video tutorials set explaining the best practices and link to it from inside the LFE admin area, explain what the latest upgrades are for what they do, and another vid on how to do these upgrades!!!!

    Thanks for a great tool, I am now starting to understand and utlize its true power,

    Dan

    3k captchas are included? VERY cool

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