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Secret to Getting High Quality Inbound Links

May 18th, 2011

We’ve recently improved ALL of our search engine rankings on our business domains and blogs. It’s a little gray-hat secret that we are using exclusively now, and I can explain more at the bottom of this post. But first, I should do a little catching up.

Well it’s been awhile and “no posting” here at Zulit.com as I have been working hard buying content, writing content, creating offers, etc. Business is booming this month as we are heading into the busy season for many of our niche sites and blogs.

Total Adsense income growing every week it seems so perhaps Google is getting generous again. Seen some other webmaster saying the same thing as well.

So the autoblogs are still ticking along, the authority blogs are doing really well of course, and we have had a real uptick on Commissions made through CJ merchants. Never thought I would see the day when we would be making more money from affiliate commissions then Adsense, but that day is now upon us.

It’s been a real wild ride since we lost our PPC traffic from Yahoo! and Bing last November, but with some hard work we have managed to get our traffic levels up almost as high with natural organic search engine traffic. A TON OF writing and buying content from good writers too. It’s really paid off.

We have another little secret we have been using for getting high quality inbound links too. It’s a little trick that our biggest competitors are using, and if you want to know more about it just email me at terryzulit@gmail.com – we are offering the same service for others now too.

Scrapebox Review – Total Garbage and a Waste of Time? Really?

April 17th, 2011

UPDATE: So this post review on Scrapebox caused a small flame war over at the Warrior Forum, as those folks there that actually KNOW how to use Scrapebox informed that I was out to lunch in a big way. So after some of the guys there told me that I needed to stop whining, and start using Scrapbox, I went and bought an ebook that teaches you how to use it properly – that opened my eyes!

Anyway, you can read on below what I felt about using SB before I was given some guidance from the clan over at the Warrior forum. I have to be honest in saying that I had not REALLY tried hard enough to give SB it’s total due diligence. Anyway, read on. 😉


So I just had to do a Scrapebox review. I just had to see what Scrapebox was all about. I had purchased Xrumer over a year ago, and at first thought it was a powerful tool, but in the end it was just allot of work for very little return. Scrapebox had to be tested or there was no way I could sleep at night.

I have been absent from Zulit.com for awhile and there is a reason for it. I was working on my white hat projects for clients over at Turnkey, and I was getting writers set up for the projects, etc. Nothing more rewarding that working on the white hat projects for our business and for other online marketers – KNOWING that your hard work is guaranteed to produce results makes you feel really good. So on with the Scrapebox review gang.

As my friends and fellow marketers know, Zulit.com is a place where I play around with the black and gray hat Internet marketing strategies, and it’s rather allot of fun. Sometimes it’s profitable as well. Creating my autoblog system was one of the more successful BH endeavours, and I’m happy with the results, but let us be clear, these are tests in time, and the white hat projects are now making us over 75% of our monthly income. This is where Scrapebox comes in.

Buying and Installing Scrapebox

Purchase price is smart enough to get buyers. Low enough that the weekend warriors can afford it, and simple enough to run that the weekend warriors can use it without much issue. Has enough bells and whistles to make the weekend warriors think they are getting results. That is where the positives end, because in the end it comes down to result, and the results I’m interested in is money – profit – dollars. I’m assuming that is what you are looking for too……right. Right.

So Scrapebox downloaded and installed. Isn’t this magical.

Using Scrapebox

Scrapebox looked fairly pretty, and functioned as advertised. Yes, it used proxies in an efficient manner, and collected URLs for the sporting and spamming as advertised as well. It scraped content, ran WP as advertised, and it spammed the living ba-Jesus out of thousands of blogs as well. Funny thing is that I have been seeing all my white hat blogs getting spammed by Scrapebox users for quite awhile now. It’s humorous to say the least, watching all these Scrapebox users pounding one way links at my white-hat posts as I denied each and every one of them with impunity. One of my white hat blogs is on a lucrative finance product and it has over 17,000 one way inbound links hitting it thanks to Scrapebox users. I never approved a single link back. Ok….getting off topic a bit here.

So I used Scrapebox in a fairly smart way, a created blogs that had the lowest amount of competition possible, and banged links into from some of the dormant WP domains out there that have been abandoned by their owners. Of course the links that got approved were nofollow links, and my links were mixed in with a bunch of off-topic links from other spammers. And now were are getting the meat of this review.

The Results of Using Scrapebox

So what about the results. I gave Scrapebox three months in which to prove itself, and I used the best practices I could see fit. The results are hilarious in nature. A brilliant little toy at best, and here is why Scrapebox is destined to fail in point form;

  1. Google is “on to Scrapebox” and you can tell when you correctly investigate caching and keyword ranking results. Maybe it’s footprints, and maybe it’s other things. All I am saying is that I THINK the Google is aware of Scrapebox when in use. Just like they are aware of Xrumer when it’s in play
  2. The links it creates are by and large on domains that are abandoned ranches with tumble weeds and old Manson Family Hippies getting high on dirty mattresses on dirty floors
  3. The content it scrapes is duped down for Google to barf out the minute it sees it
  4. Users are going to catch on to the fact that whatever traction you can muster in the search engines using Scrapebox is going to be short lived – why? Because people like me (millions of us) are writing, and getting written, 100% pure original articles and comments on white hat blogs that will ALWAYS beat any software generated shlitz that a tool like Scrapebox generates. When the users catch on the one more time they purchased a time limited tool, they will abandon it, and they will start writing posts like this one that tell you the actual truth of the matter.

Scrapebox is NEVER going to help you compete in the highly sought after keyword markets;

Why you ask oh wise one? Because the competition is busy creating highly rich articles and posts to compete with their fierce competition. Scrapebox at best can only hope to help you compete in the lower oil fields deep down in the ground. The LOW LOW competing keywords that no-one is paying any attention to, and this brings us to the next fail point of Scrapebox.

With Scrapebox you will never be able to use it for the most lucrative lower-end keyword oil;

So mining the lower traffic keywords that have very little competition is outwhen you use Scrapebox, and that is because when you create an extremely tight niche domain, it’s very difficult find content worth scraping. This is the Catch-22 of scraping and tight niche keyword markets. For the extreme niches that next to nothing in competition, you pretty well have to write your own content, or use some tools (software) to blend your own content with bits of content you can manage to find on the web that right on topic. (I created some of my own tools, and use UltraEdit Macros, Perl Scripts, and Filters that do that for me with success. (Never made a product out of it because frankly, I don’t want to give that Golden Goose to anyone). Even though this kind of content creation works, it still only works on a limited basis, and we make about $1300 a month with this kind of content creation. We make 5 times that amount with good, old fashioned, white-hat blogging.)

So Scrapebox can’t be used successfully for the low comp keys. There just isn’t enough content on the web for these extreme tight niches. Try finding content worth scraping on the keyword; KIA brake fluid reservoir parts!

Scrapebox Conclusion

So if you are a firm believer in the Scrapebox, then all the power to you. You can play with it and watch the bells and whistles whirring. It’s fun to be like a baby in crib watching the little birdy mobile move around. It only costs you a few bucks and what the hell – it’s the price of an education. A good learning tool for newbies, as they slowly get it through their heads that real, 100% unique content is what actually make profit online.

Scrapebox is unfortunately a waste of time though. Newcomers can get ahead far quicker by setting up a WordPress blog on a tight niche, and right some fresh content. Here is an example of a little multi-user blog I created for my niece to play around with. It’s called BriCli Hubs. I set up my family members with this brand new multi-user WP CMS so they can play around with niche markets and make some extra coin. Never linked to this domain (until now I guess ;-)), and just told my niece to do some keyword research, post a handful of original articles – nothing fancy…….see the results of her first try about 3 weeks ago;

Search these keywords in Google; (hint: people are always searching for products in their own backyard ;-))

centerpoint rifle scopes nv
centerpoint rifle scopes mo
centerpoint rifle scopes nc

See how quickly she dominated Google for almost every State in the USA?

Real content always “gits ya”

Have a good one.

Autoblog Web Traffic Reports – 1 Month After Google Farmer Update

March 28th, 2011

Had a lot of emails from those wondering how our autoblogs have managed for traffic AFTER the Google Farmer Update went into effect. Our first autoblog traffic reports were during one week right after the Farmer Update, and this one is showing a month after the Farmer Update. Conclusion…..set up and autoblog correctly and there is nothing but traffic, and TRAFFIC = PROFIT.

Sample of Traffic Stats for 5 Autoblogs Since Google’s Farmer Algo Update

February 27th, 2011

This is a small sampling of our traffic on some of our autoblogs. This shows the traffic the different niches since the 16th of Febuary 2011 to Febuary 25th, 2011. The so-called Google algorythm update called Farmer supposedly was going to bring down autoblogs and content farms. Certainly I have heard about some webmasters who run autoblogs losing ranking and traffic, but we have seen this growing trend upwards.

This further valids our formula. Screenshots below.

Online Social Networking and Marketing – Another COOL BLOG!

February 19th, 2011

Just I quick shout out to a really original post on Social Networking an Marketing. This was written by a talented business man in Calgary Alberta (alright….OK!…..yeah! he is a friend of mine).

But believe me, this guy oozes originality, and I think he is going to have be an AMAZING blogger!!!!

I put his multi-user WordPress blog in my blogroll to. So much more to tell you, but only so much time in the day.

Checking This List of Dofollow RSS Feed Directories

February 14th, 2011

So this is a list of dofollow rss feed directories and dofollow blog directories that I’m going to test by submitting and rather “tough blog to get approved” because of it’s “commercial nature” – this list will get much smaller as I get turned down by many of them. This list was found over at Linkvanareviews.com and I removed all of the reviews and information he had on each prospect. I will simply add whether or not my very commercial blog was accepted.

I really HATE this part of working online, but we HAVE to do this to get the most from our business blogs. Once you have gotten as many RSS directories to take your feed, then you can get back into the swing of creating good content.

We need some good rss directories that are dofollow, and allow blog feeds from domains that are commercial and for profit. We need as many of them as we can get right. Pain in the ass registration sites will be removed. Many of the submissions I have done are under review, so I have to check back to see if they are approved. More pain in the ass, but yada yada yada. Done once like pulling teeth and then it’s all about the content again.




















Checking This DoFollow Social Bookmark Sites

February 13th, 2011

I’m currently testing ALL of these dofollow social bookmarking sites – I got the full list here at Carol Middlebrook’s Site. She created IMautomator – so this list has to be gone through to make sure they are indeed dofollow links. I know that some folks don’t want to got through the effort of submitting to social bookmarking sites, but if you ARE, may as well make them dofollow links right.

IF ANY OF THESE bookmarking sites are a pain in the ass to use, or too “upiddy” about “article quality, I DELETE THEM FROM THE LIST. If they are “not excepting new accounts”, they are also stripped from this list. If the bookmarking site charges a fee, I remove them from the list as well.

I will removing some of these from the original list on Carol’s site, if some of them are nofollow, or they are to “uptight” about where you live or your content subject matter. So far I have Digg and Folkd done OK……onward. This list will surely start getting smaller as I register and test. Ok – I’ve spent hours setting these up now, and there are only 16 left the MIGHT work, and only 11 confirmed with links successfully planted.

  1. Digg [V] (8) – Registered – Took Link
  2. Folkd [V] (7 )- Registered – Took Link
  3. LinkaGoGo (5) – Registered – Took Link
  4. SpotBack (5) – Registered – Took Link
  5. MyLinkVault (5) – Registered – Took Link
  6. A1 Webmarks (5) – Registered – Took Link
  7. Tagza [V] (5) – Registered – Took Link
  8. Memfrag (4) – Registered – Took Link
  9. MySiteVote [V] (4) – Registered – Took Link
  10. Ziki – Registered – Took Link
  11. Dizzed [V] (2) – Registered – Took Link
  12. Yomash News [V] (2) – Registered – Took Link

All done with Carol’s list and only 12 were any good. Next list.

This list comes from Niceblogger.com – going to be really busy tomorrow trying these out. Not my favorite part of the job, but it does pay off in time – as usual……IN TIME! The name of the game with online income is PATIENCE.

  1. sphinn.com
  2. kirtsy.com
  3. bloghop.com
  4. buddymarks.con
  5. indianpad.com
  6. spotback.com
  7. designfloat.com
  8. web2list.com
  9. iliketotallyloveit.com
  10. buzzup.com
  11. ngopost.org
  12. quadriot.com
  13. blurpalicious.com
  14. uvouch.com
  15. blogmarks.net
  16. blogengage.com
  17. humsurfer.com
  18. socialogs.com
  19. totalpad.com
  20. solinkable.com
  21. pfbuzz.com
  22. websapiens.net
  23. bringr.com
  24. sweepsgoat.com
  25. tedigo.net
  26. haohaoreport.com
  27. yuppmarks.com
  28. craftjuice.com
  29. newscola.com
  30. gaddiposh.com
  31. spicybookmark.com
  32. bookmarkplace.com
  33. iorkut.net