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?
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.
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?