First there was Google. Hey, we’ve created a new search engine, the more backlinks your site has the more visits you get. Go get backlinks! Black hat seo was born. Later they killed it. Want to reach SERP top? Go buy adwords.
Then there was Facebook. Hey, we’ve created a new social engine, the more likes your page has the more visits you get. Go get likes! Linkbaiting and clickjacking was born. Later they killed it. Want to reach EDGE top? Go buy boost ads.
Now we have apps. I have yet to build my first app, but I have already started reading and learning on how to assemble and market apps. Also seems like the first black hat community is born. A good old friend of mine has invited me to this new forum on ASO, App Store Optimization. Of course it had to be Black Hat. It’s called Black Hat ASO.
Posted by k | Posted in Black Hat, Link Building, SEO | Posted on 10-08-2011
Now that SeoMoz’s Randfish finally posted what I have been saying for 3 years now, the secret is out of the box. Rank asked his friends on social networks to search for a term and click on his girlfriend’s website.
He got top position, Google found out about it and nulled his efforts. His conclusion: zero.
I can tell you I have had great results in the past using this. As I said in my post from 2008, I usually use Amazon’s mechanical turk to do this.
Using proxies, they search and click on my terms. I log every traffic referred by Google and them have a script to compare the IPs with the logs they send.
Is is important they start on Google’s page 1 that’s why I’ve convinced them there’s a parameter on the Google query url that shows how many page they have visited before the click.
One last thing: you need to refresh our campaigns from time to time, or else you will serp drop.