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CPA Update: Search Engine Optimization

As you know, I posted my first article about the new CPA series I am doing, and having readers follow along with me. The goal? To make $1,000 per month with CPA (Cost Per Action) using MaxBounty as the network.

I started by creating a account (although that one will probably be shut down before you know it for their strict TOS crap. But luckily, this series will be using a bunch of different free hosts, and WordPress the actual script. So my advice to you is to search google for “free php hosting” and find a good few hosts that allow WordPress script, and provide ftp and free databases. There are a bunch of them. I am leaving my site up for now though, and not a huge deal if it goes down. I will update the original post if it does.

I setup the site, and it’s got all the basics up there. I downloaded the banners for the CPA offers that I will be promoting, and created ninja links pointing to their contextual destinations. This got around one of the restrictions on and allowed me to get the CPA offer link to actually work.

Part 2: Search Engine Optimization

SEO Elite

As you know, search engine optimization is vital for CPA campaigns to make good money. It is not the only method of traffic however, so don’t stress.

For the seo part of this campaign, I will be using a program called SEO Elite, which is a great little cheap seo tool that will help you get top 10 rankings.

SEO Elite allows you to analyze the competition, and build some serious backlinks. This thing is guaranteed to get you many top 10 rankings in a short period of time.

I am not really trying to sell this software. I don’t have to as it will hold it’s own. If you don’t have it, I advise you to get it while it’s still cheap. If not, then you hopefully have some basic seo knowledge under your belt. If you need some seo primer, check out these seo articles I have written right here on my blog:

SEO Elite: Create a New ProjectTo start this off, I am going to create a new project using SEO Elite.

Notice that it has different options based on your goals.

I am going after the keyphrase “free blackberry apps” and other relevant phrases like “blackberry app reviews”. One of these has around 10.5 million results in Google which is rather small compared to the hundred million results in some searches where actually ranks on top. Suffice it to say, I am not worried about the competition.

To reach my goal, I am going to analyze backlinks for a major competitor. I can go after some of those links and get my own on the sites that link to it. The site I am analyzing is I am checking the PR, Alexa Traffic Rank, age of the sites linking, and other factors.

SEO AnalysisNotice the screenshot on the left. This is the backlink analysis in action. This will give you a lot of information to sort through, and kind of puts you in the direction of how to reach the success that your competition has.

When you want to get somewhere, you can always get there by copying the techniques of someone that has done it before.

I will be using information like this, and my own knowledge to gain top 10 rankings for each of the CPA websites that I setup. Blackberry is just one of the ones I am going after. You will notice in your MaxBounty account, that there are lots of different offers to choose from. I will also be setting up sites for weight loss, vacations, etc.

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Brandon Connell

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  1. SEO is really hot subject. I am thankful to you for shedding light on this topic.
    Thank you very much. Your information is really important.

    Posted on 28-May-11 at 2:01 pm | Permalink
  2. Alex@build niche sites
    Twitter: buildrankprofit

    Interesting approach – starting with your competitiion first off.
    I assume you are also building a solid base of backlinks with social bookmarks and directory submissions as well – you know, a constant stream of low quality links to support the good shit you are finding through this software?

    Following closely as I said 😉

    prepare for link love too LOL

    Posted on 28-May-11 at 6:50 pm | Permalink
  3. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    Man, how can you ask me that question. Didn’t I teach you about links and seo in the first place? LOL.

    Posted on 29-May-11 at 10:07 pm | Permalink
  4. Aren’t you a market samurai user?

    Posted on 28-May-11 at 7:45 pm | Permalink
  5. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    No. I don’t use Market Samurai. I am actually developing a more advanced tool right now in an Adobe AIR application, and a .Net windows desktop app. In the meantime, SEO Elite is the best option on market.

    Posted on 29-May-11 at 1:51 pm | Permalink
  6. Now that would make an interesting debate. I know so many are hopped up on MS and honestly, this is the first time I’ve heard anyone mention SE in a few years.

    Posted on 29-May-11 at 2:41 pm | Permalink
  7. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    It’s not really a competition. It’s just that so many bloggers jumped on the Market Samurai bandwagon because one big blogger wrote a review about it. That’s all. It’s kind of like using brand name Ritalin vs the generic methylphenidate which is the same thing. The difference here? A major cost difference.

    Posted on 29-May-11 at 3:36 pm | Permalink
  8. SEO definitely has it’s benefits; however, since Google’s las PANDA algorithm update, I’ve sort of leaned toward PPC and syndication. I mean, Ezine Articles lost 90% of their traffic. That’s scary.

    Posted on 01-Jun-11 at 6:09 pm | Permalink
  9. Your approach is good. I have tried promoting CPA offers in the past and got really bad results, but I know the cause. I’m strategising on how to get back again, your lessons here is the best for me.

    Posted on 11-Jul-11 at 4:19 am | Permalink
  10. Search engine optimization is very necessary for CPA especially if you are out to get more back links. I have never heard of the S.E.O elite but it seems like something which can really help especially if someone is new to the S.E.O world. Informative post.

    Posted on 10-Oct-11 at 9:41 pm | Permalink
  11. Great post!!! So what do you do with the websites where you cannot post a link? while your competition has a great quality backlink on that website? how do you compensate?

    Posted on 16-Feb-12 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

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