Increase traffic for Adult niche under US GEO. With LinkBuilding
This case describes the promotion of a large project in the Adult niche. With the help of comprehensive link building, in particular, stable forum-links and outreach placements, it was possible to increase organic traffic to 12 000 per month.
Organic Traffic Growth
Keywords in TOP-3 (#1-3)
GEO: Only US
Traffic growth from low to 12 000/month
Domain Rating from 72 to 77
Referring Domains growth 5000
Link Types: Guest-Posts, Forum-Links
Monthly budget - $2000
Period: Jun 2021 - Oct 2022
In June 2021, a client approached us with a request for turnkey link building in the Adult niche. First, we had a conversation with the client about their website and the need for link creation. To be more specific, we analyzed their site based on their competitors. After a detailed analysis of the niche and the client’s opportunities in link building, the client provided us with a list of keywords to work with. The first thing we did was to start placing forum links, with a total of 50 links, to give a boost to commercial keywords since no links had been placed on the website before. Along with forum links, the Outreaching and Guest Posting services were also discussed. Our specialists immediately started researching donors for content placement, as the niche is narrow, and the pool of suitable donors is significantly reduced. For the first month, we took five platforms with specific metrics, which you can learn more about below in the Outreaching section.
In summary, during the first month of our collaboration, we placed 50 forum links with relevant discussions under the niche, and 5 guest posts with the same GEO on non-spammy sites.
Most of the forum links were already indexed by Google within a week after the project’s completion, thanks to our personalized indexing method. This case was written during a specific period to demonstrate the impact of link building on traffic and keywords in a narrow, specific niche. However, we continue to work with the client using the same method, placing Outreaching posts and mixing them with cheap links.
From the very beginning, the backlink profile of the client’s website was very weak. Firstly, the percentage of dofollow backlinks was too low compared to nofollow, which is unnatural. The same applied to the quality of backlinks – there was not a single powerful one (as no content links were placed). We also decided to optimize the anchor list because there were several long-tail keywords at the top of the list, which was also unnatural, and inappropriate characters. That’s why we decided to start with 50 forum links for the first test. Our team almost always recommends this type of links to boost the domain and see the site’s reaction to this type of links.
Important clarifications for link building
Since the budget for this project was limited, and the niche was highly competitive, our team decided to focus on cheap links, particularly Forum links. Based on our experience, these links can quickly boost low-frequency keywords to the top for a short period. Therefore, we added 50-100 links from forums to the client’s site every month during the specified period of promotion. Forum links allowed us to maintain a consistent level of backlink profile throughout the promotion period. Our goal was to maintain a ratio of 70% dofollow and 30% nofollow links to increase the overall percentage of dofollow links.
However, our outreach team also constantly searched for relevant blog sites to post relevant articles. We want to emphasize that for this project, we required only sites with US traffic and, most importantly, sites that were not spammed.
Overall, cheap links allow for a diversified backlink profile and anchor lists. We would like to note that most of the backlinks placed on forums were non-anchor. This was done to make the anchor list look more natural.
The best sites for posting articles
As always, we want to emphasize that for any successful project, we always use outreach links. Our team sets high standards for sites that post guest posts to achieve the best results. Some of these standards include: organic traffic > 5,000, the country with the highest traffic – USA, growing traffic dynamics, relevance of the site to the niche, absence of spam on the site (and this is crucial because most sites don’t want to post grey content), as well as some other metrics, such as DR, RD, etc. After a long analysis of competitors, our specialists compile a pool of suitable sites and sometimes gather relevant thematic articles that have good organic traffic, allowing us to use the insert method. We also want to emphasize that it is very challenging to find sites for this niche that meet our parameters. These sites are often too overwhelmed with spam and, in particular, with toxic keywords. Our team managed to find suitable sites, but the price of these sites was too high, which led our team to a lengthy auction process.
The research of resources was individually built by our outreach department specialists, who used various tactics and methods: competitor analysis, Google search, and keyword research. We also used various tools such as Ahrefs and Semrush.
After collecting all the suitable sites for placement, we provide the client with a list of platforms from which they can choose according to their preferences. Once the client approves the site, we assign a task to write an article considering the client’s wishes and the site owner’s recommendations, and we control the process until the article is written and accepted.
After the first two months of cooperation, about 50 keywords were already in #4-10, thanks to the quality of the sites and the articles written by professional copywriters.
Additionally, we would like to mention that our team also provided some additional services, such as monthly monitoring of the indexing process and checking live links. If broken/dead backlinks were found, we contacted the site owner to resolve the issue or replaced these links for free. The guarantee for links from blogs is valid for one year, and for forum links – for six months.
The indexing control showed that >85% of crowd links were indexed within a month, and 100% of guest posts were indexed during the same period.
This case shows just a small part of the work done regarding the client’s project. This case – is the result of our experience in link building services (partial or full-stack services). We’re not a SEO agency and we don’t do full-stack SEO services for this project since its begin. We just do what we’re into – high quality link building services for an off-page SEO and we try to do our best. But, although backlinks is just a part of SEO, we should track its influence for the final result: traffic, keywords positions and much more.