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Case Study Update: Ranking on Page 1

In my Rank & Rent Guide, I showed you how to find really profitable local keywords to build websites based around, and eventually go on to rent them for $1000/month and up.  

The example keyword I used in the guide, I actually built a website for and told you guys I would update you on my blog.  

Well the first update since I've released the guide is now ready, so I shot a video for you! Please watch to see the proof for yourself.  We're on Page 1​

If you want to see a REALLY interesting test...

Google the keyword from the video for yourself and see what position the site is now in.  Feel free to check out what I've done with the site as well.  Once you are done that, come back here and leave a comment on where you saw it ranking.  Also leave what country/city you are in, and what version of Google you used to perform the search (ie.  google.com, google.ca, google.co.uk etc.)  

The Rich Jerk Review & Bonus. He’s Back!

Well I guess 7 years was just too long for one of my favorite characters of all time to stay away!  The Rich Jerk is coming back on October 1st and I couldn't be more excited about it!

I'm offering a one of kind bonus to anyone who grabs RJ through my link and I outline the details in this video below.  Stay tuned to this page for updates as they are being released!

​Check out my RichJerk 2.0 video below!


I’m going to give you a free SEO WordPress Plugin. For Free. Did I Say Free Yet? FREE

Well hello there!

Yes I’m going to give you a free SEO plugin (you may already have it).  I am not selling you anything here, it’s me…I give shit away. It’s a free plugin, that’s quite awesome! But check this out first.

Here’s how it came to be.

Back in the old days of 2014 I used to use a spread sheet to plan out all new sites that I was building for affiliate, client or rank and rent purposes.

I’d load up the spread sheet and Google KW Planner and start organizing keywords by the page topic I wanted to create. I’d manually find out the search volume, CPC, broad, phrase, inTitle and inURL counts for each of the keywords to see which were easy or hard to rank for.

Then I’d optimize all my pages titles, URL’s, H1 & Descriptions with all that data sitting right in front of me in once place, based on the easiest keywords to rank for.

It would look something like this:



I’d then add my content to each of the pages, and ping the site.   That’s it!

I’m obviously not gonna give you my exact URL here,
but I’m sure if you go search Google you’ll see my site
on Page 1 for almost every keyword in that spread sheet
including the ones with search volumes of 75k/month!

I’d rank really well every time out of the gate, and then once I started adding backlinks…well snap. My rankings and traffic just took off!  This exact same site that you are seeing the planning for did this:


Well I was certainly happy with the results of the spreadsheets and the planning I did as you can see…but the manual research process sucked and it took a lot of time, so I hired a developer to build me a WordPress plugin that automated almost every aspect of what I did.

When it was finally finished and I tested it out I was gobsmacked. It was so freaking fast and easy now that I was able to start pumping out sites faster than ever. But I also realized that this plugin could literally help other people just as much as it helped me.

ps-logo-originalSo next I created a name for the plugin which you may have even helped me chose as I reached out to my list for that.   And we all came up with Project Supremacy.

Then I designed it so that you could have it for free and install it on any money site. But if you wanted to install it on another money site, all you had to do was tell two other people to download it for free too! Not too much to ask, I thought.

Well if you don’t already have the plugin, you can grab it for free of course from the link above!  And please don’t let the fact that it’s free make you think it’s some crappy plugin. It is not. In fact it’s extremely useful and I use it every single time I build a site now.

Ok…so you already had the plugin, or you are about to grab the plugin. Now what?

Well in one of my drunken meanderings in Dallas, TX I met up with a seriously amazing programmer who’s put out a few software products of his own.  And I’ll bet that if you are an SEO there’s a 50/50 chance that you are using at least 1 of his products.  I won’t name his name yet.

We kinda got to talking about my plugin and eventually about 3 months later we decided it needed to be 1000 times better and that it easily could be, with his help.  So we got to work on analyzing the plugin’s strengths and weaknesses and stripped it down, and built it back up again…in our minds 😉

And today, the plugin is being re-developed and when it comes back out it’s going to be more amazing than ever.

So here’s what I’m getting at with my insanely long blog post.

The plugin is free right now.  And it’s always going to have a free version.  But because it’s about to get so much better, there’s obviously going to be a new upgrade option offered, but to the people who already own the plugin, they are going to be able to grab that upgrade for a hell of a lot cheaper than when it’s public because we need the beta testers!

So, go get it while it’s free and start using it!  Join the Project Supremacy Facebook Group to start talking about it and asking questions and giving suggestions.  Because over the next 6-8 weeks, you are going to start hearing a lot more about it.  Lots of people will be pushing it and you’ll kick yourself square in the ass if you don’t listen to me right now.  I created this plugin, so the source of information ends beings right here 🙂

Ok one last time just in case you are bored to death of my ramblings.

  1. Download the free plugin here.
  2. Join the Project Supremacy FB Group here
  3. Refer other members right away using the link you get when you join.  If you have more referrals, we’ll reward you for that , trust me!
  4. Stop reading this…go do the first 3 things 🙂

Herc Magnus

PS. Oh…and PLEASE , I love feed back so leave me some comments below ok!


PBN Domain Research Video 2 of 3 – My personal research method for deindexed and pre-release domains.

(Video 1 Here)

Hey everyone,

In this video, I explain my personal research method for researching both deindexed and pre-release domains. I also go through 10 research examples to try and show you all the different scenarios that could likely come up during the research process.

  • How to tell if a deindexed domain is still safe to re-register for your PBN and get it indexed again.
  • How to instantly know when domains with amazing metrics are still highly dangerous to register.
  • How to “cherry pick” huge domains and register them for only $20 bucks!
  • How to use Wayback to get the whole history of a domain, and use that information to determine if it’s a good one to register or not.
  • How to do “deeper” research to get a bigger picture

My aim with this video is to show you as many possible scenarios good and bad so that you can avoid buying crappy domains that you thought were good!  Because when you use bad domains, you get bad results and you may not even have known why!  Well…this should help clear that up.

Of course, if you have questions or comments, please leave them below and I will answer them here!


PBN Domain Research Video 1 of 3 – The 4 Phases Of An Expired Domain

Hey everyone,

In this video, I explain the 4 phases that a domain name must go through in order to reach the “expired” domain status.  I talked about registering domains at different phases within this process as well as the costs associated with each step along the way.  There’s a few tricks in here you may not know, like how to catch a domain for less than $20.  I do this all the time to grab really strong TF25+ domains for cheap cheap!

Please watch the video and make sure to comment below!

Watch Video 2 Here


How Can I Do Good Keyword Analysis With Only Free Tools?

This Q&A section of my blog is a new one I’ve just added as I receive so many good questions by email or in forums and I try as best I can to give really good answers!  Eventually I thought to myself, man I bet other people might find some really good nuggets in my replies, so I decided to start asking the people who emailed me if they minded that I post the who Q&A on my blog.  Most say not at all as they are happy to get the info 🙂

And I’m very happy to share the bit that I do know, so here’s the first post in the new Q&A section, and if you have some questions of your own, please contact me with them!

Todays question came from Michael from the BTF Forum in a private message for a keyword that he wanted help determining the worth of.  Here’s what he wrote to me:


Hey Herc,

I got a lot out of your posts! Thanks so much :-) So I wanted to pick up the 80% Law of SEO but it seems like the link doesn’t work. Is it still available?

Also I wanted your input on something.  I feel like your an honest guy and won’t compete with me for this but I got an EMD for “metabolic boosting foods”

Would this be a good keyword or a buyer keyword at that.  I didn’t get to do much research on the competition because I have not bought any tools yet but Google says its low comp lol!   This will be my first site.   Any input will be greatly appreciated. :-)



I thought this was a great question, because there are lot of people who can’t afford to buy really good competition analysis tools right now and don’t really know how to do a full keyword competition analysis with the free tools that are available.  I got permission from Michael to share this post and keyword, so here was my reply, which included my actual analysis of his keyword.

Grab something to drink tho, this is a long one full of goodies 🙂


Hey Michael,

Thanks for letting me know about the 80% Law of SEO. I have changed the link on my blog to SEO Omega, because I know now that they include the 80% law and a few other cool courses into a bonus package for Omega. I’d love it if you bought off my link of course :)

As for what I do for competition research when I do not have access to my tools (mainly SE Cockpit), here’s my outline. If it doesn’t meet my requirements at each stage, I drop my research and move on. It has to fit all criteria, or it’s a waste of time to build a site on.

I load the keyword into the Google Keyword Planner tool, and check to see what the searches per month are, and what the trend graph shows (the little icon beside the searches per month which tells us the last years search trends and volumes). You want a keyword with at least 1000 searches per month, or you will get no traffic. Alternately, if it’s under 1000 searches per month, but it has a HUGE CPC, then there’s potential there and you need to find out why people are paying that much for this keyword. It’s probably worth it!

I also check the CPC and Competition. I’m usually looking for LOW competition and a CPC of over $1.00 because then I know people are spending money to buy that keyword on Adwords. If they are spending money, that also means there’s likely to be a good affiliate offer out there somewhere.

**Oct 13/2013 Update:  As you can see from the comments below, Jillian P has pointed out the the Competition Bar actually reports on the level of competition (number of advertisers bidding on the keyword) that exists in Adwords.  This whole time I thought it was measuring the level of difficulty to rank, and now looking at it, it makes total sense!  So a HIGH level of COMP would mean more advertisers thus a greater chance of money being spent in that niche, and affiliate products to go for!

I simply check if the keyword is available in .com, .net or .org.  Any keyword with decent SEO Competition is bound to have the EMD’s already registered. So think of it as a 3 stars system. If all domains are available, that’s 3 stars! If only two, that’s 2 stars etc. If none are registered, it’s already pretty obvious that no one is targetting that keyword.

What I do here is simply put the keyword “in quotes” and do a Google search to see how many results are there.  Anything under 100,000 is usually fairly easy to rank for with good on page optimization and a couple solid PR backlinks. That should be enough to get you on Page 1. If it’s really low, say under 30,000 you’ll probably rank Page 1 just for doing good on page optimization.

I just do a Google search of the keyword itself, and see what makes up the Top Ten and how many people have the keyword in the Title, URL & Description. If people are targeting the keyword, you’ll see lots of them in BOLD in those 3 places. If not, pages are ranking Top 10 because they are the closest thing Google could find and the domain likely has some authority!

Finally for the last step, I just look at the keyword and try as best I can to try and put myself into the mind of the person searching for that term.  I ask myself this question over and over:

What is it that they are looking for when typing in this keyword?

I also try to figure out what stage in their search for information are they at.

  • General Search.  This would be broad keywords like “health foods” or “lose weight”.  They are very big terms with tons of searches, but don’t tell us much about what the real problem is.  It sounds like this person wants to lose weight, but why?  Do they have high blood pressure?  Do they want to look good in a wedding dress?  There’s lots of info left to the imagination.
  • More Specific.  These are usually a second search after the person didn’t find what they were looking for the first search.  They are usually long tailed keywords like “lose weight in the belly” or “reduce high blood pressure”.  These keywords are a lot better to target as they are getting more specific as to what the searcher is looking for.
  • Laser Targetted.  These are the keywords people search for when they know exactly what they want.  They have the answer to their question already and are actually searching for opinions or the product/service itself.  These look like this:  “LG Optimuz G 9100 review” or “where to buy Nexus 7”.  If you find one of these keywords and you provide good solid info, you are going to make sales.

The more detailed their search, the more they know exactly what they are looking for and you just need give it to them. If they are in the More Specific range, then they are looking for options, and you should give them that! If they are just getting started with broad niches, that’s pretty tough, but it’s huge traffic and I’d try to build a list from those types of searches, or use Adsense.

So for your keyword;

1.) 70 searches per month, CPC is $0.97 and trend graph is fairly stable, no big losses or gains over the last year.

*** Typically I would stop right there. Your keyword gets only 70 searches per month on average and it doesn’t look like it’s going up in the trend graph. 70 searches would be ok if the the CPC was like over $10 because then you know there’s some serious advertisers for that keyword, but it’s only $0.97.

Sorry dude :( I don’t think this is a very good Keyword at all.

So if it were good after step 1, say you had 1000/month search volume and $0.97 CPC, it’s low but decent!

2.) .net and .org are available. 2 stars

3.) 18,500 phrase match results. That’s super low competition, you could probably get page 1 from good on page optimization.

4.) Seems like lots of Authority sites that aren’t targeting the exact phrase. That’s good, because Google gives them the listing because it’s the closest thing to what is being searched, not the exact thing that is being searched!

5.) It looks like the person is looking for foods to increase their metabolic rate. So they are in a very INFORMATION GATHERING state. They don’t have a list of foods yet. It’s likely that this person wants to lose some weight (high metabolism burns fat) or they are an athlete (but most athletes have a fairly good knowledge of healthy eating habits, and don’t need to Google it).

So overall based just on Step 1, no I don’t think this is a good keyword to go after. Also on Step 5, it’s an informational gathering keyword, no specifics at all and there are TONS of info on the Internet that are free lists of good foods that boost metabolism.

One thing I read about choosing a keyword with good Buyer Intention was that you need to match the size of the problem with the search. The more serious the problem, the better the buyer intention.

“How To Get Rid of Yeast Infection” has a highly embarrassing problem associated with it and an element of privacy. It’s likely someone searching that term who finds a product online would be inclined to spend a bit of money to take care of the issue privately.

“Metabolic Boosting Foods” doesn’t have an urgent or embarrassing problem associated. It’s just a person looking for some healthy foods to eat. They aren’t likely to buy.

Keep that thought in mind when choosing keywords.

I hope this all helps, and if you are ok with it, I’d love to include your question and my answer on my blog. I’d like to include the keyword, since it’s a real example, and I don’t think you would be going after it anyways. But if you want to use it, I’d like to post this anyways, but I’ll hide the keyword.

Let me know and I hope this all helps!



Michael did write back and let me know he gave me the wrong keyword, and then gave me the right one.  The new keyword had 9900 searches per month, $1.17 CPC and LOW Competition in Google.  The .org was available, there was  165,000 Phrase Match results, which is definitely doable with some High PR links.  The Top 10 pages had some sites actually targetting the keyword phrase and a long tail version of his EMD was at spot 10.  Finally his keyword wasn’t overly different than the first one, so it was in the informational gathering stage.

This keyword could be decent for an Adsense style site because the traffic level of 9900/month is there and the CPC is over $1.00, but I don’t see too many affiliate sales coming out of it.  But who am I really!?  I could easily be proved wrong, and I hope I am 🙂

Personally I wouldn’t have gone after the first or the second keyword he gave me, as I have gotten so good at Keyword Research I know I can find an even stronger one in 10-15 mins of searching.

But I wish Michael the best of luck and I hope you liked this post and got something out of it!  If you have questions, remember to email them to me from my contact page and if I have a good enough answer for you, I’ll put it up here on my blog!


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Herc Magnus SEO Zen Review and Bonus!

I’m so glad you came to read this post…please read it all, especially the end part 😉


So it’s been about 9 months since I’ve really hit my own personal stride with SEO. I have about 15 sites on Page 1 of Google now, and I’m closing in on the $1000/month mark in a completely residual income stream!

Most of my sites are EMD style and I’ve done ok with that.  Scratch that, I’ve done great with that, it’s where I learned all my SEO foundations!  But I’ve slowly started realizing that it’s ridiculously easier (and way cheaper) to rank a single domain for 10 awesome keywords than it is to try and rank 10 domains for 10 awesome keywords!

Here’s just a few reasons why.

  • Buy one PR backlink, but all 10 keywords benefit.
  • Buy one domain for $12 instead of 10 for $120
  • Just keep building and working on a single domain, rather than trying to organize details for 10!  This one is such a huge time saver.
  • Focus on one blog, and get much better insight and results from test.
  • More traffic from 10 keywords means easier testing of new CPA, Affiliate and Adsense placements and offers.
  • more, more, more…

So ya, obviously I am getting at something here.  So here it is…

I don’t know if you have ever heard of setting up your blog in a SILO fashion, but apparently it’s getting amazing results in Google.  And SILO’s are what I am talking about up above; using one domain to rank multiple keywords rather than EMD’s for every keyword.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love my EMD’s and I ain’t quitting any time soon, but I have started building SILO’s based on the teachings of Alex Becker.

I’m not sure if you know Becker is, but once I started following his SEO advice, that’s where things really started heating up for me.

If you have followed me in the BTF forum at all, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

  • Ranking #3 in 8 Days for a 9900/month search keyword

  • 6600 unique visits in one day to my website

  • $700/month in passive income now hands free

Those are all thanks to Becker and what I learned from him.

Well the next level for me is now building bigger sites using SILO’s and because I’ve been one of his good students, he actually let me in on his latest project called SEO Zen and it’s effing awesome!

It’s a Word Press plugin that literally builds your website for you in a perfectly SILO’d structure and I’m talking fast…like mere minutes.  It also sets up each post and page with the 3 things that Google is currently loving the most.

  1. Silo Structures
  2. Relevant & Unique Content
  3. Youtube Videos!

If your blogs have those three things on them, along with a small handful of High PR backlinks you are going to see some major rankings.  Trust me, I’ve now done it personally time and time and time again.


Here’s a video where Becker shows you how fast this baby builds perfectly optimized SILO sites.


Did you watch that?

See what I mean…pretty slick right?  I’ve already started building my very first SEO Zen blog and I’m going to be sharing the results of it here on my blog with everyone.

But if you want to get in on the action right away, Becker is giving an early bird discount of 62% tomorrow on Oct 1, 2013 his launch day of SEO Zen.

The product is going to cost $197 regularly, but as always you can get it cheaper if you act fast.

The biggest discount is the 62% Discount which is only going to last for a few days.

Then they drop the discount to 50% for the last couple of days of launch, then it’s at the full price of $197.


Ok so obviously I want you to purchase SEO Zen through me (I will make a commission, but I truly do believe in the software or I wouldn’t even speak of it).

So here is what I am going to offer if you purchase SEO Zen from this very link.

#1 – Beta Tester Access To KeywordSupremacy.com

On my last blog post, I asked everyone for their suggestion for the name of my new Keyword Tool, and you all voted for Keyword Supremacy.  Well guess what, it’s almost done Stage 1 development and I will let you in as a beta tester.

You’ll be able to grab hundreds of keywords perfect for use with SEO Zen!

#2 – Personal Coaching From Me – Case Study Student

Obviously I want KeywordSupremacy.com to be a success, and the best way I know how is to take all my above beta testers by the hand and actually build their websites with them!  I’ll guide you step by step to a site ‘as guaranteed as I can give you’ to the top of Page 1 of Google.

I’ve done it about 15 times now!

#3 – Personal Case Study of My Fastest Ranking Blog (#1 in 4 days)

I’ll actually reveal to you a blog that I built months ago, that sits at #1 in Google!  It took me 1 hour to find the keyword, build the blog and backlink it.  4 days later it hit #1 and stayed there.  I’ll give you a PDF report with the exact story behind it all.

#4 – My Skype ID

I do NOT give this out as I don’t need everyone in the world just buggin me whenever they need something!  But for people who need access to me to help build sites, I will give you my Skype ID so we can chat (pre-arranged meetings may need to be made).


So I don’t know if that sounds at all worth it to you, but if it does CLICK HERE to get your 62% Discount on SEO Zen, and once you have it, use the contact form to send me your receipt number and I’ll put you on the list for Beta-Testing, Case Study Student, My #1 Blog Case Study and my Skype ID.

Let’s get building!




Please help me pick the name for my new Keyword Research Tool!

Hey All,

As the programmer works away diligently on creating a new keyword tool that is for public use (I’ve been using it privately to find an unlimited supply of amazing keywords) I am going to work on creating the website and design for the new tool. But in order to give the design some direction, I need to give the tool a name!

So I have enlisted the help of many friends, synonym directories, search suggest and other helpful means to come up with this Top 6 list of possible names that I would like to use! So I need your votes to help me choose the best one! Please vote below!


What name do you like best for my new Keyword Tool? Please pick your 2 favorites!


I really appreciate your help, and will offer all my subscribers first crack at the tool for an amazing discount!




SE Cockpit Keywords #1 & #2 For Free!

Hello Everyone!

I’m so glad you made it inside this password protected post! That means you are on my list and actually reading what I have to say and for that here is your gift!

I know I said I’m going to give away 1 keyword, but as this is my first post I want to double that and give away 2 keywords that I found in SE Cockpit using the methods I outlined on this post!

Now some disclaimers about the keywords.

#1.  Since this post will be sent out to everyone on my list, only the quickest to act will actually be able to register the domain.  I cannot and DO NOT guarantee that you will be able to snatch up the EMD domain for that reason.

#2.  Competition.  Once again, since I am sending these keywords to so many people, it’s likely that many will grab the .com, .net, and .org versions or even the .info versions and head into direct competition with you.  I cannot stop that!  So you have to be aware of it.

#3.  I in NO WAY guarantee that you will rank in Google, Yahoo, Bing or any other search engine if you decide to go after these keywords.  There are many other factors, than keyword selection, that attribute to successfully ranking a website in the top of the search engines.

#4.  Because I am giving you the keyword, I will be reporting my findings on what it is that you do with that keyword.  I will have the domain names obviously, and I will be checking in and reporting to my list what you have done.  If you aren’t ok with that, then DO NOT get the keyword and try to build a domain name.

#5.  I WILL help you (with advice, not work) to build the website, provided you purchase any necessary tools through my affiliate links located on my resource page.  I will give you my time, but I just ask that you purchase any tools needed anyways through my affiliate links so that I get something in return!  Should you choose not to purchase anything through me, I may not be as willing to help!  So no guarantees there either!


Ok, now that those are out of the way!  Here are your first two keywords, which happen to target both the men and women population which makes these ones extra interesting!

#1 Keyword:  bmi chart for men
Niche: Weight Loss.
Domain Availability: net & .org
Global Exact Match Searches Per Month: 4400
Google Competition: Low
Google Phrase Match Results: 119,000
Google CPC: $0.74

#2 Keyword:  bmi chart for women
Niche: Weight Loss.
Domain Availability: net & .org
Global Exact Match Searches Per Month: 9900
Google Competition: Low
Google Phrase Match Results: 137,000
Google CPC: $0.78
Market Samurai Screenshot For BMI CHART FOR MEN

As you can see, the .com version of this domain reached #7 on Google just by doing it’s On Page Optimization Correctly, and having only 5 backlinks!  Further, I have looked at the link profile from Majestic SEO and here’s what it shows;



As you can see from this, the link came from one site, but from 5 different places on that site.  Digging a little deeper, I found that the PR of the only backlink is a 0.

Therefore, based on this information, I believe this keyword to be very easy to rank on Page 1, simply by doing the proper On Page SEO!  Further, since the competition analysis for BMI CHART FOR WOMEN is very much the same, I extend my belief that that keyword is just as easy to rank for!

So….there are your first two keywords, with 4 domains available!  Will you go after it now, or watch as someone else builds it?

I’ll release another keyword in the next month!
If you would prefer NOT to wait for me to give you keywords to compete with everyone else, please visit this page to see exactly how I find these keywods!

Please leave any comments below, I will answer them there so everyone can see and share in this knowledge!!






Update:  May 10, 2013

Well all four domain names have been scooped up by one single person, as he didn’t want competition, so congrats Kevin!

I have now unlocked this post, and it is open for public viewing!

So far from what I have seen, Kevin has already put up a bare minimum site for bmichartformen.net and the others have nothing yet.  Nothing indexed in Google yet either!

Kevin, if you want to share your plans, that would be great!



The Most Important Lesson I Learned In My SEO Career Thus Far.

The Most Important Lesson I Learned In My SEO Career Thus Far:
Good Keyword Research Is STEP 1!


I remember the day I bought my first SEO Guide, Google Sniper by George Brown.

I remember being so freakin excited about how I was gonna find a ‘low hanging fruit’ keyword and build a blog about it. Low competition, and decent search volume – 1000 to 3000 searches per month!

I was gonna make $500/month per website, and then I was gonna build 10 of them and make $5000/month and quit my day job and live the loco life!

Oh man, if it were that easy right?

Here’s a small sample of some of the domain names my girlfriend and I found keywords for and built blogs! Some of them still have a page up, so go ahead and peek at what we did.

RiftTalent.com – I have no idea about the game Rift.
HowToKissABoy.org – Teenagers don’t spend money on learning how to kiss.
BestChestExercisesForMen.com – First Real success, up to 60 hits per day. Then Penguin
SkyrimCheatsGamePlay.com – People looking for cheat codes don’t buy guides
AcneAndClearSkin.com – Keyword To Competitive
HowToGetRidOfBackAcneForever.com – To Competitive of a market, never ranked.
YourSocialAnxietyDisorderTest.com – Second Real Success, Got to Google #12. Then Penguin

With each new failure, a resentment and aggravation built up in me.  But I kept going on, and we’d hit a bit of success!

With our first taste of getting success in the form of traffic, about 60 hits per day, we got super excited and we wanted to rank #1, instead of #6.  So we did what we were told and joined a back-linking network called SEO Link Monster, and blasted the hell out of those sites with backlinks.

The result. We dropped out of the rankings completely.

So effectively, what we did was pay $147/month for a few months to completely wipe out any small amount of success that we had.

I quit. I seriously walked away from SEO and went back to bar-tending as my source of income.

But whatever seed Mr George Brown planted in me, he planted it deep and he planted it well because I couldn’t really get the idea of SEO out of my mind. During the next 8 months, I never actively did anything to build a blog or do keyword research.

But I did visit the Bring The Fresh forum quite a bit, and read the Success Stories section. I was gob-smacked by all the relative NOOBS that were cracking the code and getting results! I felt partly envious, and partly dumbfounded.

“I have a 10 year background in all things
Internet and Affiliate Marketing related
but I can’t rank a site for the life of me.”

But I kept reading and re-reading. Then one day, I stumbled across another fellow by the name of Alex Becker, and that’s when things completely changed for me.

I got his ebook called The 80% Law Of SEO. It’s an excellent product, but poorly named product in my opinion.

The 80% Law states that 80% of your results come from 20% of your proper efforts.  It’s a very popular economic study in which the famous 80/20 rule came from.  And it’s abundantly correct in many real life situations.

In relation to keyword research, Becker states that you’ll get 80% of your results from 20% of the keywords you choose.

So the remainder of the course materials is 6-8 methods (I can’t remember exactly) that will help you find those keywords that produce 80% of the results.  The winners!

He has a name for each keyword finding method, which is a nice way to help you remember.  Some of them are; Top Ten Method, Blood In the Water Method, Foreign Language Sniping, Big Splash method, and I believe a few others.

His tactics are quite logical, and kinda made me think DUH! Why didn’t I think of that. But the fact is they work.

They work so well in fact that within a week of going over The 80% Law Of SEO, I had found my first truly successful keyword and built a site that was ranked on Page 1 of Google in 8 days, and hit #1 about 2 weeks later. Traffic levels are currently between 250-300 unique hits per day!

Within the next 30 days, I built 5 more sites of which 3 hit Page 1 in Google. One of them even hit #4 in 48 hours, and is now currently ranked #1 getting over 100 hits per day.

1 sits at position 11, and the other I over optimized in my excitement of it all and it was thrown into the mythical Google Sandbox.

Think about that…

I failed and failed and failed. About 20 domains I built, spent money on and none of them worked and I eventually quit, but when I came back, and found the missing link magic happened.

Within 1 month of reading the right strategies,
I had 2 sites ranked #1 in Google and a whole whack more on Page 1.

Unreal right?

So what was the difference? Keywords man!!!

Getting the right keyword is the very first step you have to take when you are trying to rank a brand new domain name! If you don’t pick the right keyword right away (due to inexperience), you probably won’t know it right away and you will end up wasting more time and money trying to build something that’s just a bit out of your reach or current level of expertise.

I’m not trying to say ranking tough keywords is impossible, it is possible. But I am saying that someone who has little to no knowledge and experience in these matters should NOT be trying to rank for keywords that are even remotely difficult. It’s just to depressing and will lead to bad things.

Don’t do it!

Try to be smart and learn from the failures of others, as my mother always wished I’d do.

Picking the right keyword is like starting a 1000 mile journey, and actually heading off in the right direction from the start. What a sigh of relief!

Ok one last way of putting this…

If I were in a contest where I had 10 minutes to pick a keyword to build a blog on, and the winner was determined by who received the largest volume of traffic from the search engines, I’d spend 9 minutes finding the right keyword, and 1 minute building the blog.

And I’d probably win 😉

So if you haven’t seen traffic from your website building efforts yet, then I highly suggest that you change whatever it is that you are doing, and place all of your efforts into learning about keyword research!

The 80% Law Of SEO is a great guide to show you how to switch on your brain and find all sorts of keywords. It’s also very cheap! It’s like 15 bucks!

Once you understand the keyword research methods, get yourself a membership for SE Cockpit, which is the best keyword research software there is. You’ll take your new found knowledge and minimize your search time into flat seconds.

I can literally find 100 great keywords in a matter of 10 minutes or less now thanks to the knowledge of that guide, and the mining power of that tool!

I hope this helps!


PS.  I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts and comments, so please leave your comments below and check back once in awhile, cause I do respond!