Increasing organic X2 traffic for Essay niche. By using Forum Links under US GEO
This case describes the promotion of the Essay niche site in local SEO. Using link building on local sites, primarily forums, in a couple of months 60,000 was able to increase organic traffic per month.
Organic Traffic Growth
Keywords in TOP-100 Growth
GEO: Only US
Traffic growth from low to 60 000/month
Domain Rating from 40 to 50
Referring Domains growth 3400
Link Types: Guest-Posts, Forum-Links
Monthly budget - $2650
Period: Sep 2022 - Apr 2023
In September 2022, a client approached us to order 50 forum linksfor their Essay niche website. We had a conversation with the client about their website and their Link Building needs. After the call, the client provided us with a list of keywords to work with and specified that the platforms used for backlinks should be high-moderated and have traffic from at least 1000 users in the USA. After finalizing all the details, our team started working on the project. The project was successfully completed and delivered to the client within the deadline of 1.5 weeks. We were able to meet all the client’s requirements, achieving excellent average metrics on the project, such as an average: DA-47, DR-50, RD-5,101, and Dofollow links-64%.
Furthermore, most of the links were already indexed on Google within 1.5 weeks after the project’s completion, thanks to our personal indexing method. After some time, the client returned with a new order, requesting a replacement for the removed links, as all the previous links were placed on highly moderated platforms.
We have been working with this client on a regular basis for 8 months and have provided a total of 650-700 forum backlinks.
After the first successful execution of the order for forum backlinks, the client agreed to work on turnkey link building. A strategy was agreed upon and a site analysis as well as the client’s niche were conducted. After all the research, a plan was agreed upon for creating links. We selected money pages and keywords, anchor lists, and dynamics.
From the beginning, the profile of backlinks to the client’s site was very weak. First and foremost, the percentage of dofollow backlinks was too low compared to nofollow, which is unnatural. The same applied to the quality of the backlinks – there wasn’t a single powerful one. 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. From the beginning, we agreed to build several crowd links – 50 links (this was the first order).
Essential elements for comprehensive Link Building
Every month, we added 50-100 forum links to the client’s website. Additionally, our team continuously searched for relevant websites and discussions. The project primarily required US domain websites. Throughout the collaboration, we added the same volume of forum links each month. This maintained a consistent rate of backlinks during the entire promotion period (over six months) and gradually built up backlinks. Our goal was to have a ratio of 70% dofollow and 30% nofollow links to increase the overall dofollow percentage. We also set default metrics for forum links, which we typically use.
Our company’s forum backlinks help effectively build high-quality backlinks. In general, these links allow for diversifying the profile of backlinks and anchor lists. Previously, selecting an anchor list for selected commercial pages helped optimize the anchor list to a natural appearance. And that’s precisely why we advised that 80% of the forum backlinks be non-anchor (bare URLs, brand names, or generic anchors).
The best relevant niche links in Link Building
Additionally, when our team creates a project plan for a client, we add outreach-posting as the second most crucial services. This is because it is an integral part of a successful project. Our team sets high standards for guest post sites to achieve the best possible result. Some of these standards include: organic traffic > 5,000, TOP-1 traffic country – the USA, growing traffic dynamics, site relevance to the niche, absence of spam on the site, and some other indicators, such as DR, RD, etc. After collecting all the necessary information and criteria for sites, we handed over the tasks to the outreach department. Upon receiving the task, our specialists immediately began analyzing the niche as well as our client’s direct competitors. After an extended analysis, the specialists compile a pool of suitable sites and sometimes gather relevant thematic articles that have good organic traffic. Also, we want to emphasize that the niche sites for this niche, very difficult to find on our parameters. Since these sites are often too full of spam. our team was able to find suitable sites, but the price of these sites is too high, which led our team to a long auction
The resource research was individually built by our outreach link building specialists, who used various tactics and methods, such as Ahrefs, Semrush, competitor analysis, Google search, keyword research, and more. After compiling the pool, the team contacts webmasters, but since the niche is narrow and highly competitive, our specialists always conduct detailed negotiations to obtain the best price, which helped us reduce some costs and save up to $150 for each placement.
After gathering all the suitable sites for posting, we provide the client with a site list from which they can choose platforms according to their preference. Once the client approves a site, we assign the task to write an article considering the client’s wishes and the site owner’s recommendations and monitor the process until the article is written and accepted.
After a month of outreach link building, the client directed more budget towards forum backlinks, as highly moderated forums boost keyword growth. In particular, platforms such as Reddit, Quora, and others provide excellent results. Additionally, we would like to note that our team also provided some additional services, such as monthly monitoring of the indexing process and verification of live links. Whenever we found any broken/dead backlinks, we contacted the site owner to resolve the issue or replaced these links for free. The guarantee for blog links lasts for a year, while for forums, it lasts for six months.
The indexing control showed that >85% of the crowd links were indexed within a month, and 100% of the 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.