This Backlink Banzai review is LONG overdue, but I finally figured out a way to test out a service in such a way as to make it prove itself as a hands-down quality service for a certain kind of website, and for certain kinds of keywords.
Brief update on some things, and some myths and stuff…
- Google hates MFAs ((Made For ads(ense) Sites)) and micro-niche mini-sites, right?
- Google is looking for continually updated content on sites in order to give them “love” right?
Well, not necessarily.
Here’s what I did for this Backlink Banzai review:
I went back to my old bad? habits of building micro-niche mini-sites, but this time, I focused on TRUE micro-niches.. meaning that the keywords were close to 1000 exact match and that exact match domains were available in .com, /net. or .org (we chose not to use the other domain extensions).
The fact that keyword volume is low and that EMDs were available indicates that competition is indeed sort of low…
So, I used this service to rank EMDs for low competition terms, and that’s Sooo not a big deal right?
Yes and no… because if Google hates these built for Adsense sites, and are cracking down on these MFAs, then it’s actually a bit of a struggle to get hated sites ranked, unless you employ proper link building techniques, tactics, strategies, whatever….
So, I bought 5 or 6 of these MFA sites from a forum, then the seller did the keyword research, suggested possible domain names, I chose them, registered them, and then they build the content and the sites for me and I FTP-ed them up to the domain.
Now sites are built and waiting for backlinks…
I built backlinks to the main pages of these sites and did for for about 1 month, with a lot of bouncing around in the SERPs.
I even employed this services’ suggestion to include anchor text in a certain percentage of the backlinks obtained and still didn’t see good results, or results that I’d expect as far as ranking a fairly low competition term.
Then month 2 started and the owner suggested that I built backlinks to all the urls on the site, not just the main domain url, and yes I should have known better, but I was lazy, busy, dumb (pick one)…
So month 2 starts, with me NOW building backlinks the right way, as far as building backlinks ot mini-sites are concerned…
And yesterday I saw a little bit of an Adsense earnings uptick and lo and behold, those sites are all ranking very nicely, some are #3, some are lower than that, but almost all of them are page 1.
The websites I used Backlink Banzai to build backlinks to, but aren’t page 1?
Those are the ones I didn’t deep link to, therefore it proves to me that I’m an idiot for ignoring the guidelines that Backlink Banzai set forth in users’ back offices suggesting they/we adopt certain linking strategies…
Even Google says in some of their suggested best practices that webmasters build backlinks to all urls on their sites, not just do what most people do, which is predominantly building backlinks to the home page.
Anyhow, this service is TOTALLY hands-off, hands-free, whatever you want to call it, and it works well
Not much more to say than that, really
Update, one more thing: You get 20 SLOTS with a regular account and each slot can target one url, but multiple kws, which is not how i used this, but probably should have. so, you can target in a set-and-forget manner 20 urls, with multiple keywords and search phrases being targeted per url, hope that’s clear, sorry for this important omission
P.S. Update: I will be testing this service out for more competitive keywords, and will have a part 2 review on that in a few months or so. Get this service if you need hands-off, hands-free rankings for medium to long-tail terms. It MAY work for more competitive terms, and probably WILL, but my review, my Positive review is based merely on the keywords and stated competition levels