Win Free Access! (2)

Post By Shane ~ 30th July 2010

Win Free Access! (2)

Competition is Now CLOSED!

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  1. August 8th, 2010 at 5:21 am

    Nice !!!!!
    I dig that “post a Twitter “

    • August 8th, 2010 at 11:28 am

      Yeah Shane,
      you gotta spill the beans on what app or plugin you used to make this so easy.

      • Shane

        August 8th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

        It’s not a plugin and what you’re seeing here isn’t really it’s main purpose.

        Tell you what: If you stay subscribed to my newsletter, I’ll send out a message or video explaining what this thing is and how you can get it, ok?

  2. Hbbreeze

    August 8th, 2010 at 5:46 am

    Good job on the videos. I predict Backlink Battleplan will be a success.

  3. August 8th, 2010 at 5:54 am

    Shane, I hope you will not mind me using this comment post to ask you a question – or rather, to ask you your opinion. I came to your information through an email sent to me as I am a member of IMAutomator so I obviously cannot ask you to comment on that application specifically.

    However, I wanted to ask you about the value of social bookmarking links for promotion. I am concerned that although I have been using social bookmarking for a long time now, when I use a tool like Market Samurai to check the ranking of my little niche sites that I have built, the backlinks that show up on yahoo site search are the ones I have created by article marketing (and I am rethinking my methods here as well after your free video!) – I have gained some extra traffic in the short-term but I am wondering about the long-term benefit?

    Someone has also suggested to me that only social bookmarking posts that get voted up become a backlink (I do not know what happens to them otherwise – disappear into obvlivion perhaps?).

    Anyway Shane, I have been so grateful for all the sound sense and good advice you have given and appreciate that you must be ‘flat to the floor’ with the launch of Backlink Battleplan but if you can spare a minute to send a reply, I would be most grateful.


    • Shane

      August 8th, 2010 at 6:03 am

      Hi Alison,

      Keep in mind that Yahoo only ever shows a fraction of your total backlinks. Google shows even fewer, which is why people prefer to use Yahoo, but it still won’t show you ALL your backlinks. Unfortunately, there is no method to truly find all your backlinks (there are ways to find most of them, but not all, to my knowledge).

      Any bookmark you create is a backlink. No matter whether it gets voted up or not. Is it a high-value backlink? No. But it’s a backlink and as such, it has some value.

      I’ve experimented a lot with bookmarking and I can say that it’s not worth investing a lot of time in (unless you go very black hat), but as long as you can create them quickly, having some backlinks as part of your link-building process is valuable.

  4. Pj

    August 8th, 2010 at 6:23 am

    Hey Shane, I must say this is pretty creative way to get the “word” out for a product launch. Thanks for the idea.

  5. August 8th, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Cool contest Shane, and I do agree that I like that Twitter Promotion button. :D Looks really cool. Do you mind me asking what type of plugin you used for it?

    @Alison – And also, to add to what Shane has said, it is always a good idea to have backlinks coming from a variety of different places, even if they are weak.

    If all the backlinks going to your site were only high PR, powerful backlinks, it would look very suspicious in the eyes of Google. ;)

    So, even if social bookmark backlinks are not as powerful as they used to be, they can still be very helpful.

  6. August 8th, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Hello Shane

    Best of luck with your launch – I’ve know you for a while and I also know that you put out good, trusted and solid information!

    Keep well
    Maggie Mayfair

  7. August 8th, 2010 at 7:11 am

    just to let you know Shane – I just tweeted your message using my @smallbizforum account which I just realised has over 10,000 followers! That will teach me not to check the account for a few weeks!

  8. August 8th, 2010 at 7:23 am

    ps … when I tried to RT using the referral button I got an error … so I did it manually.

    • Shane

      August 8th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

      Hey Bertie, pretty cool that you have so many followers. Hopefully, you can monetize that somehow?
      (I am clueless about twitter, so don’t ask me…). :)

      Strange that it didn’t work for you. Seems to be working fine on my end. Thanks for tweeting manually, though!

  9. August 8th, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Hi Shane,

    What time tomorrow??



    • Shane

      August 8th, 2010 at 9:01 am

      Hey Gary,

      Should be sometime around 8 a.m. EST. But it depends on how long it will take me to set everything up.

      You’ll get an e-mail as soon as it’s live.

  10. charly

    August 8th, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I’ve already learnt one trick to backlinking! Create an online competition..get people to post tons of comments with the hope of winning a prize…then get them to post on twitter…brilliant Battle Plan! I want to know more so off I go to Tweet it!…,) whats next will we have to paste on facebook too?

    • Shane

      August 8th, 2010 at 9:00 am

      Haha! To be honest, this is not about building backlinks. I’m not trying to rank this blog for any keywords as I’m not going for search traffic on this one.

      But yes, getting people involved and having them tweet for you etc. is definitely a good way to promote a site. Facebook: I could actually offer that option, but I wanted to stick to tweets for this one.

  11. August 8th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Hi Shane,

    I Twitted to all my Twits – some of them I know can read.

    Good luck,

    Stephen (Spander)

  12. August 8th, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Hi Shane
    really clever use of twitter to promote your product.

    Good luck


  13. Wilson Cowden

    August 8th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Shane:- the information you are divulging here is absolutely incredible!

    Compling this must have been pain staking for you and your efforts
    have resulted in completely professional and mind blowing videos.

    The product will rock!

  14. August 8th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    You got it Shane!
    Hope my followers will pick it up because again your info up to date was a very useful stuff.


  15. August 8th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Hey Shane my man,

    Thanks for the extremely interesting tutorials, I’d like to ask you a question if I may?

    I have at the moment approx 50 different articles that I am currently uploading to AS Helper, will I be penalised by Google for sending the same article to all 19/20 of the article directories, ie. will the backlinks count or will they be lost because of duplicity.

    I was hoping by the time I had finished uploading the articles and they had been published I would have 50 (articles) x 20 article directories = 1000 backlinks, I am also social bookmarking each article and then posting eachone to Posterous and Vox, so should I have a tsunami of backlinks or only a handful (if Google don’t recognise them).


    Mick Young

    • Shane

      August 8th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

      Hi Mick,

      You definitely won’t get penalized for anything and yes, submitting them to all the directories plus the Web2.0 site and also bookmarking them will get you a ton of backlinks.

      However, you need to realize that if all the articles are identical and all the links are identical, it won’t be super-powerful. You do get a “bonus” for unique backlinks, so to speak. Go ahead with your plan and see what results you get. Just realize that you’re getting all the links from similar content and similar sources, so that puts a bit of a damper on the backlink-power.

      Having said that, if you put 50 articles on Ezinearticles and have a good resource box, that alone will get you a ton of traffic. :)

      • August 8th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

        Hi Shane,

        Thanks for the quick response, awsome, are you saying that for each individual article I need to spin it 20 times or at least have 20 different versions of it and also have 20 different links to my website to make a difference to the power of backlinks?

        Also don’t forget I may be getting married in a garden shed, so I could do with winning.

        Cheers mate.


      • Shane

        August 8th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

        Well, if you use spin syntax, you can take one article and easily make 20 variations out of it (without needing to re-write it 20 times).

        However, I didn’t mean to imply that you have to use unique content everywhere. As I said: Go ahead with your plan. I just wanted to share some of my experience and give you an example of how backlinks can have different value.

        You’ll still definitely see results with your 50 articles, there’s no doubt about that!

  16. August 8th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Jeez Shane,

    A reply in 3 mins, howabout that, you got nothing better to do than make money from a computer screen either, good man.

    Ok, last question I promise, when I use the spin syntax on AS Helper will it send a completely different article to each directory? and when you say I should use a different link to my website do you mean different anchor text?

    Last one I promise.



    • Shane

      August 8th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

      Use spin syntax in your text and then click on the “spin” buttons in ASH, that will give you a preview and show you exactly how unique each variation is (click it several times to get several previews).

      Mixing up anchor texts is generally a good idea BUT you don’t want to go wild with it. Especially for lower-competition keywords, you can keep them all identical or very tighly focused around your main keyword. It’s something I’m honestly still experimenting with, myself. My suggestion: Have 3-5 variations of your keyword, make sure that the main keyword is used most often and keep the variations very close to the original. That seems to work best.

  17. August 8th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Hi Shane,

    I’m very disappointed that this closed before I could get back to my PC to promote it – c’est la vie!!

    My Battle Plan had to be a very part-time one today because I was at work all day and then playing host to our niece’s Birthday visit, so no chance to whittle down the potential opponents with my bayonet!!

    I’ll be off work tomorrow though so I plan to start using the great tips and software that you have already made available. Thanks again.

    John O’York

  18. August 9th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Too late well at least some people got over here and tweeted sorry Shane I know it was Sunday but I still had a little job scheduled for today have to take it when it comes