Do You Use Crowdsearch For Maps?

By April

 

In episode 101 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked about using Crowdsearch for optimizing maps.

The exact question was:

Hey Bradley do you use Crowdsearch for maps? I saw they have an Advanced Local Map Search option that I don't think was available back when I saw your training video.

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Advanced Link Building To Syndicated Videos – How Long To Wait?

By Semantic Mastery

 

During Episode 51 of our weekly Hump Day Hangout webinars, a viewer had a question about building links after syndicating a video. The question pertains to more than just “when do I start?” and includes details like link velocity, types of links to build to your videos, and more.

If you have questions about how to best set up a campaign to help push your videos to higher rankings, be sure to check out this short video.

The exact question asked during the webinar was:

After syndicating a video through an IFTTT network, how long do you wait before doing any advanced link building techniques?

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Referral Traffic For Higher Video And Local Ranking

By Semantic Mastery

 

Here is a method we have been testing and it turns out that this works great for videos and for local sites.

You will need access to a referral traffic tool — or as I like to call it “CT (Click-Thru) Spam” — like Crowd Search.

Here is how it works

So what you do is create a post on a web 2 or social profile (Twitter works great for this right now) and use a unique hashtag in the post and a link to your money site.

Then get the post indexed and setup the CS campaign to search for hashtag (or another unique phrase from within the post).

Next you turn “Random Browsing” off inside of CS and tell the search to click the link to your money site.

This creates referral traffic and helps the site to be given more authority.

Of course you should have Analytics installed so Google sees the referral source. Alternatively (if you don't use Analytics), you can use goo.gl short links to shorten your money site link and use the short link in the web 2 post and tell CS to click the short link. This will still inject Analytics (click analytics) into the link so that Google knows it is referral traffic.

Anyway, I have tested this and it works well for local. Just don't be stupid and send a ton of traffic thru those links. Set it to like 30 – 45 per month or whatever is appropriate for your niche and local search volumes.

And as mentioned above, Twitter works well for this since there is a whole “Bromance” thing going on between Google and Twitter right now.

We originally started using this method for videos, but have also been using for local sites and having good results with it.

Creating The Content

Using Video Traffic X is also a great way to go about creating content for these purposes. You can get Video Traffic X here.

 


How To Use Crowdsearching With Networks

By Semantic Mastery

A viewer during HDHO Episode 45 had a question about how to correctly use microtask workers in a CTR type program such as Crowdsearch.me (https://semanticmastery.com/crowdsearchme) with IFTTT Networks.

These types of tasks involve using micro task workers to search for your site (website, web 2.0, IFTTT Property, or anything else) with a specific search string and to then click through to your site and do any additional tasks. You can, and should, use a variety of search strings as always going for keywords is not a good long term plan – you can use other branded search strings and more to make these tasks more realistic in terms of searches performed.

Watch this short video for more information on putting Crowdsearch.me to good use and how you can get the most out of this powerful tool.

The viewer's exact question from the Hump Day Hangout was:

How deep into a my network should I use crowdsearch? Is it on every property on every wheel, or just the google properties?

If you haven't tried micro tasks CTR activities and want to find out more – visit this link: https://semanticmastery.com/crowdsearchme.

Visit https://semanticmastery.com/referral-traffic-for-higher-video-and-local-ranking/ on how to use CrowdSearch in increasing local rankings.


Hump Day Hangouts – Crowd Search Me Training – Episode 25

By April

Get Crowd Search Me here: https://semanticmastery.com/crowdsearchme

For more SEO training, visit: https://semanticmastery.com

Introduction

0:00 intro – going to go over crowdsearch.me first and then Q&A

Terms and Setup

2:00 Getting started with Crowdsearch.me presentation: Powering up your networks and improve your SEO

What is CTR and why is this important?

How to manipulate CTR (CT spam)

Types of CTs

Supercharging PBN and web 2.0 networks

Crowd Search Me Setup

CTR

Manipulating CTR

4:00 CTR and how to manipulate

Ranking Factors

6:00 http://www.searchmetrics.com/knowledge-base/ranking-factors/

http://www.searchmetrics.com/wp-content/uploads/infographic-seo-ranking-factors-2014.jpg

Examples of why this is a ranking factor

8:00 Ways to manipulate CTR

– Bots (not very effective)
– Microtask workers (http://shorttask.com/, https://microworkers.com/, https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome)
– Crowdsearch! https://semanticmastery.com/crowdsearchme

Types of CTs

11:00 Types of CTs

– Direct CTs (KW's, YT videos, Brand terms, navigational, can “overdo” it)
– Referral CTs (KWs + brand terms, titles, YT videos, PBNs, web 2.0's)

Features

19:00 Crowdsearch feature – kw's that have more than a certain amount (500 or 1000) will automatically adjust based on your current ranking (“smartrank”)

Best Practices

20:00 Best practices for crowdsearch.me

Supercharging Networks

23:00 Supercharging Networks

Inactive Links?
– Depreciated by Google
– Lower Trust 🙁

Boost your network links with TRAFFIC (PBNs, IFTTT Networks, etc)

– creates referral traffic
– safer for money sites
– increase link weight
– improves trust flow
– will help BOTH money site AND network sites

Campaign Setup

26:00 Campaign Setup – overview and over-the-shoulder set up of campaigns in Crowdsearch.me

YouTube Campaign

36:00 Youtube Campaign Setup in Crowdsearch.me

Referral Campaign

41:00 Referral Campaign setup in Crowdsearch.me (KW + brand, Titles)

Q&A

Tumblr Posting

51:00 When buying high metric Tumbler accounts do you just start posting to them and you get the same link juice? Should there be some kind of data in them if they are still high metric accounts?

Crowdsearch.me Upcoming Features

51:40 Announcements by Dan Anton on upcoming features to Crowdsearch.me

Maximizing IFTTT SEO Academy for Video Marketing

53:00 How would you maximize IFTTT SEO academy as an affiliate marketer using video marketing?

Dashboard Issues

57:00 1) on some projects I see the web property ranking and it says so in my rank checker but the dash board says that it isn't. What Gives?

Multiple Projects with One Property for Different Keywords

2) Is it ok to create several projects for one property which is on page 2 for several different keywords?

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