Web 2.0 Sites List – Manual Web 2.0’s and Ultimate Demon

how to build a web 2.0 siteBuilding links to our websites in 2013 can be challenging for some, especially newbie’s to SEO and internet marketing.  We have found that some of these people are asking us questions about doing this type of link building on a regular basis so we decided to write about the topic.

First off some of the questions we are being asked are:

  1. What is a Web 2.0 site?
  2. Where do I find a list of these websites and which ones may provide traffic as well as help to increase my online presence?
  3. What is the value of building links from web 2.0 domains?
  4. What are the best methods to build out these type of websites?

History of the term Web 2.0

This term “web 2.0” was created quite some time ago, some say way back in the year 1999.  It was used to describe websites that use technology on sites that is not like the static webpage on earlier domains. These new type of websites usually allow users to interact with others and at times collaborate in a social way, something we now call social media. What these dialogues do is create a viral community engaging in user generated content. This is a great contrast to how older sites were built, and this is really a great use of the Internet as a collaborative medium.

So how do these interactive websites help us out by building them, adding content and then linking back to one of our own sites?

The high ranking sites like Hubpages, WordPress, Tumblr etc.,  represent a place  that is a safe haven for us because they stand the test of time. They are seen as quality domains that have authority within the search engines eyes, are used by millions of real people for social interaction, plus they get traffic, which allows them to rank high in Alexa as well.

Web 2.0 High PR Sites

We have found that when we take the time to build a site out with unique content (not spun unique) that these mini sites are very resilient to any penalties, thus we build all types of links directly to them to help them pass link juice onto our own domains and good things usually happen.

So by using these web 2.0 domains this way we gain two advantages and those are, increased traffic (not always but often if we provide good content) and we also get link juice, which results in some improvements in our own rankings especially over a period of time as these properties we develop gain page rank and their own authority.

How do we go about building out new web 2.0 sites?

Our method is definitely not complex, but we do go about it a couple of different ways.

Our first method is the manual method of building these sites. We do it manually on the high pr domains such as Squidoo, WordPress, Tumblr and others with a pagerank over 3 because we want these sites to stick and start out with a bit of authority. Please recognize that a little bit of time and effort will go a long way here and possibly save you some future work by not having to keep on building out new sites.

unique content articlesFirst we either order or write 2 unique articles for each new web 2.0 site that we are going to be setting up. So if we are going to set up 5 sites then we need 10 completely unique fairly well written articles. (Our current supplier for content is Ranking-Articles.com – fair prices and good to medium quality articles)

Second thing we do is to setup an email address just for building our manual sites (We setup email forwarding to our main email as this makes life a lot easier). We like to use our own domains for this and do not use an email that has the same domain name as the domain that we want to build links to on these mini sites. (You can buy a .info for under $4 just for this if you want).

We also create a list of 5 – 10 unique user names and passwords and then we create a list of sub domains. (We do not use our keyword in these sub domains as we want these sites to like an average everyday person is creating these blogs and to not look spammy) So we usually create a site titled something like this: “Another Rarely Updated Blog”  by  Ester.  Naming your sub domains generically and creating non-spammy titles etc. really helps a site stick.

Third we now go about signing up to the sites on our list, verifying the emails, and we do this all manually just to be on the safe side again. After these sites are verified we then go in and add some unique content, not our articles yet as we are usually still waiting for them, so we write something about us or post some photos of our pets etc.  just to make the new site look active. After doing this we wait for our new content to arrive which is usually about 3 – 5 days.

Another thing we like to do while waiting for our content is to search each of the web 2.0 domains for content from others such as photos, and videos that are hosted on these web 2.0 domains. We do not like to link out to scraped photos and videos that are hosted elsewhere. This helps to avoid any copyright complaints and get your site taken down which is what we definitely do not want to happen. Once we have our list of photos and videos we include these with our accounts in a spreadsheet so we can use later.

Now our content has arrived.

So our new articles have been completed, they all passed a copyscape check and are ready to use, so we can now start adding these to our previously built web 2.0 sites. We will go into each site and post one article without any links but we do also add either a photo, video or both into these posts at this time. After a few days have passed, could be two, could be 5 days we will go back into our sites and add the second article and again we add a photo, video or both into these newly posted articles. No outbound links again either.

Once all our content is posted we tend to let it sit for a bit again and not do anything. No link building, pinging or adding outbound links.  We think that the administrators are starting to watch for new links incoming to these new sites on their domains that could be a sign of spamming. This may be us being paranoid but it is something we do believe is happening at least on a few of these popular web 2.0’s.

So after all our waiting, usually a week or so we will check to see if any of our articles are indexed. If so that is awesome and if not it is not a problem either because we can now start our link building to our articles which will certainly get them indexed.

How to get your work indexed

At this point we will setup an Ultimate Demon Campaign using lower quality sites to post content to.  The types of sites we post to are:

  • Bookmarks
  • Directories
  • Web 20
  • Wiki
  • Article Sites

(You can download our list of sites below to be used in Ultimate Demon).

This is what we call our tier 2 links that link to our tier 1 manual web 2.0 sites, which in turn link to our money sites.  For the tier 2 campaigns we like to build out about 100 of each link type over a two week period.

Should you want to go one step further in your tiers and add a tier 3 you certainly can do so. This is what we currently do! We take the tier 2 links and create another campaign of each type and build links using the same settings as previously. In this tier 3 campaign we post content onto different domains that were not used before linking to the tier 2 list giving us a tier 3. This technique helps to send spiders to all your higher tiers thus helping them all get indexed and your money site to rank higher.

For content for our tier 2 and tier 3 we like to use Kontent Machine and sometimes we also use Ultra Spinnable Articles by Vita Vee. We like to have more then one spun content source.

So when do we add outbound links to our sites?

Well now that we have our linking projects all setup and running, we will revisit our sites and start adding our links plus some authority links as well. We will only place one link to our money site using anchor text inside of one of the two articles on each site and within both articles we will add authority links using anchor text as well. We do not add more then 3 outbound links in total to each article. So from each site between both articles we will have one link to our money site and 5 links to 5 different authority sites. For authority sites we like to use popular news articles, wikipedia posts, yahoo answers and other places such as Cnet etc.

So that basically is everything we do to build out web 2.0 properties that link to our money sites. Plus we have given a general method of how we get these properties indexed and sending link juice to our main sites, helping them to rank better and faster.  Overall this really helps to protect your site as you have unique content in your niche linking to you and hopefully will help to protect you from future google updates.

 

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  1. Hi Mate. Thanks for the great info. I was just wondering if I could send very high quality spun content (90% uniqueness on TBS with the generate and compare tool for 1000 articles) directly to my money site. You said you don’t do it, however if it’s very good quality and very unique would you say it’s bad?
    I spend a good week spinning a 500 word article spinning paragraphs, sentences and words in order to make it read well and highly unique.
    Let me know your thoughts.

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    • Hi Vance,

      1000 articles from one spin sounds like a lot to me.

      Remember if you are going to use these to link to your money site to post to places you have the ability to remove the posts or at least the links if you do have problems in the future.

      I think it is still possible to use spun content for your tier 1 (100% Unique is best) but I would try to keep the posts from one spun article to around 100 – 200 at most. I suggest if you want to link to your money site this way to spin a new unique article for each type of post you are doing. Then limit the amount of articles output from each spin to below 200. This should help keep the uniqueness of each post quite high.

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  2. Thanks Dwight. I’m getting some content written at the moment to start a new campaign. The reason I get so many unique articles out of the best spinner is because I spend a lot of time spinning paragraphs (x3), sentences (x4) and words. Using the generate and compare tool it gives me an indication of how many spins i can get from the one article hence why I said that I can get over 1000 articles with a 90% unique rate. Bearing in mind the quality is very high so it passes human moderation.

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  3. This Articles is very helpful. One of my fellow is uploading one ,two articles to web 2.0 websites with back links and then never comes back to them.. will this strategy work???

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    • Adeel, Sure you can post once to a web 2.0 with a link back to your site but this is definately not a long term solution in my opinion. It is much better to build out web 2.0 sites just like you would any other blogs using unique content that is relevant to your niche and then insert a link back to your money site or wherever else you may be posting. After creating your content on your web 2.0, go and get some bookmarks done, or some comments linking back to your web 2.0 posts. Doesn’t have to be many links, but some will certainly give that post a nudge along with sending some link juice to your money sites or the post the web 2.0 post is linking to. GSA Search Engine Ranker is great for building back links to your tier 1 and tier 2 posts. You can find this software along with others on my favorite seo tools post here – SEO Tools and Internet Marketing Software of Choice

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  4. Hello Dwight Cocran,
    Ultimate article describing step by step process on tier backlink building. Here I would like to know some points.

    1. Authority Site should be given as dofollow?
    2. Should we use keywords in anchors in tier 2 or normal anchors like here, more etc is enough?
    3. How many web 2.0 properties is ideal for low competition and high competition keyword.

    Waiting for your reply. Thanks in advance.

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    • Hi Praveen,

      Thanks for the comment

      1. Authority Site should be given as dofollow?

      My manual web 2.0 sites I use are dofollow, might as well get some link juice for doing all that work. Other types of good links I get from authority sites are comment links which are usually no follow done manually, but at times you can get some link love there too.

      2. Should we use keywords in anchors in tier 2 or normal anchors like here, more etc is enough?

      I use a mixture of LSI keywords, naked url and generic for the tier 2 links.

      3. How many web 2.0 properties is ideal for low competition and high competition keyword.

      Hard to put an exact number on it Praveen, but I start out with building 5 – 10 properties and then add more if rankings require it. With some good tiered link building to your web 2.0’s they can become quite strong in a short period of time. Treat them like a money site and you should be rewarded. Treat them badly and you will be creating new ones forever.

      Cheers

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      • That’s the perfect answer. Thank you Dwight :)
        Looking for more tips from you \m/

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  5. What other types of links/sites would you set up as your tier 1 sites Dwight? I’m just about to start a campaign and I’m setting up web 2.0 sites however wondering if there was any other techniques you would suggest?

    Also, as far as building out the tier 1 sites, can you add high quality spun content to the web 2.0 sites (not linking back to your money site) but just to build the overall size of the site. i.e. more pages/content. What are your thoughts? I’m thinking of adding a couple of unique articles then the rest to be spun.

    Love to see a video on how you go about setting up tier 1 links over the shoulder!

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    • Hi Vance,

      You can purchase a few (5 or so) aged domains and put them on cheap shared hosting and build them out like the web 2.0 tier 1 sites to build some more authority links to your site. View my post on link juice sites for the way I find aged domains. (Need to do a more detailed post on this subject as well.)
      Diversify the type of software you use on these sites. I use , wordpress, drupal, joomla, jcow, elgg, and at times manual html.

      As far as using spun content, if you are going to spin it as well as you mentioned you did before then I would think it is fine. Add some random outbound links to authority sites like news, wikipedia etc and images so everything is different I think would look good.

      Re video: Sounds like a great idea Vance, I added it to my todo list but it might take a bit to get it done as for the next few weeks I am working on some summer projects around the house…. New deck, new fence, yard work! Good thing is I love carpentry.

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  6. Great stuff. Thanks Dwight. I’ll be sure to check out the post. Enjoy tending to the castle!

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  7. Hi Dwight
    Thanks sharing great sequence of building T1,T2 and 3s but wondering if you could share list of high pr 2.0 sites will b grateful of yours.
    Thanks

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    • Hi Royan,

      There is a list of all types of Ultimate Demon web 2.0 sites and many others in an excel file below the post here, all you need to do is click on one of the share buttons and once you have shared the post the links for the downloads will be revealed.

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  8. I’ve got a whole bunch of tier 1 sites that I’ve built out and wondering if I can add login details etc to ultimate demon and post directly to those blogs etc from ultimate demon? Obviously all UD would need is the login details but I’m fairly new to using UD so I’m unsure how to go about it? Is there any step by step guide you know of or you can help me with?
    I know how to add sites already but not how to add sites/blogs I’ve built?

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    • Hi Vance,

      Ultimate demon made it a two step process to add your own sites and then adding accounts to them. I would make you a video but I have just moved my office to another room and so far I have only my mac running so I have no access to UD or camtasia. Here is a link to the UD demon tutorial for this by Edwin Brian on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grHSj1X0S7U. I have a couple templates for this for when I do it, and if you would like those let me know and I could put a link to them for you, either later today or tomorrow morning as I get my wiring all done here. Sorry I can’t be of more assistance at the moment though.

      Dwight.

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  9. Yes I know how to add sites and set up accounts however I was talking about adding blogs that I’ve already setup manually and built manually by hand and then adding those blogs to UD so I can post directly to them within UD.

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    • What type of site are they? WordPress (Self hosted) or other type of self hosted, WordPress.com (subdomains) tumblr, or other that UD supports etc?

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  10. Just typical blogs like blogspot.com,squidoo etc. Is there anyway I can post directly to my own blogs via UD? I’ve already got a couple of articles on each site just wanting to automate the submission process rather than having to login and post each time I want to add another article.

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    • Hi Vance,

      Yes you can post to some blogs that you manually setup via UD. The caveat is they must be ones that UD is able to create accounts on already though, so sites like squidoo will not work.

      The way to add any accounts you have is to use the import function for accounts and emails. If you do not have a template to do this you can export your accounts and account emails from UD to use as a template. Once imported then I suggest creating groups so you can easily select the appropriate sites for posting.

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  11. hi Dwight – Initially i would like to say thank you for an excellent detailed post, many authors tend to overlook the fact that the devil’s in the details, such as the very basics.

    I do however have one question if you could help in regard to images. Obviously using Google images is not a good idea for potential copyright issues, so I have amassed my own ones, but where should I be hosting them, as putting them in a directory on my money site would seem to be an obvious footprint?

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    • Rosemary, You are right, there certainly is the copyright issue if you scrape images from google images or something like that and of course you would not want to host images on your money site and link to those…so
      For your tier 1 sites, if you are building manually then just upload your own images, or if you want to hot link, then setup accounts on flickr and picassa etc, build a few accounts on any sites that allow image hosting and linking, then build a list of your image urls and rotate those so you avoid any copyright problems. For my tier 2s and higher, I let kontent machine add images to its spun content automatically.

      Hope that helps.

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  12. Nice thanks for sharing i will share it with my friends.

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  13. Hi Dwight,
    Which tool do you recommend to build tier 1 backlink? Do you prefer to do it manually?
    Oftentimes, I end up getting my site penalized after using the tools. I ain’t sure whether I am following the right strategy or not.

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    • Eduv,

      I build manual web 2.0’s and also build out some PR blogs around the niche, but I also do some automation for tier 1. I use SocialADR for some low quality bookmark links and then I use Ultimate Demon to build out a few more web 2.0 sites, but not too many, just the ones that have high PR of 3 or more. Then my strongest links come from using Fightback network to build links using my money keywords and my own high pr link network for high pr links. For tier 1 make sure to use unique content and do not go crazy building thousands of links. It is not quantity but quality. Tier 2 and tier 3 you can certainly increase the amount of links.

      For links to the SEO tools I use, go to this post – http://zwinks.org/blog/general/seo-tools-and-internet-marketing-software-of-choice/.
      Please post questions in my new forum in the future Register here –http://zwinks.org/blog/forums/forum-registration/.

      Thanks

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  14. Do you recommend any good article writing services as I’m using iwriter at the moment for my 1st tier but just finding that the quality is so bad that I have to spend so much time editing each article or is that the norm?

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    • Hi Richard,

      There are two sets of UD sites lists. One you can access above comments by sharing this page with either Facebook, Twitter or Google+. My personal private list I only share with those who have purchased Ultimate Demon through my affiliate links on this site and send me their receipt number as verification.

      Dwight

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  15. By the way Dwight, thanks for the article referral. The fiverr writers are quite good. Already ordered 10 articles from them. Also, do outsource your spinning or do you do it yourself? I’m looking at outsourcing it to someone on odesk however I’m a little worried that the quality won’t cut it. The other option is to do a video and train someone. What are your thoughts?

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    • Hey Vance,

      Thanks for dropping by again. I hired a young lady here in my City that does my spinning for me. I pay alot more then getting someone on Odesk to spin for me but she gets it right every time. For Odesk or any site like it, either make a video of how you want them done or you could use my article spinning video on youtube as well for training. Personally I gave up outsourcing to other countries, just ended up being dissatisfied all the time, but that is probably because I am too damn detailed. :) If you have patience I am sure you can find a good worker on the outsourcing sites.

      For future questions Vance could I ask you to post them in my new forum, this way my other visitors could maybe benefit from these topics.

      Cheers
      Dwight

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  16. Hey there! I appreciate you for the truly great information.

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  17. Thanks for the website links list. Do have a tutorial on how to clean up my ultimate demon database? That would be most helpful to me and I am sure to others as well.

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  18. Thanks for sharing those site. Now I have some more website to check

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  19. Now, can you tell I am a total rookie, exactly what do you do with these sites? You go to wordpress. Now what? Please explain, would greatly appreciate.

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  20. Hey there outstanding post! Thanks for the link package too! I am learning Ultimate Demon so this should be very handy.

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  21. Hi,

    Where is the web 2.0 list I can only see the UD list in the file I downloaded.

    Thanks

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  22. Hey

    I see your post and your continuous reply on all question, really appreciating. Hope you give me reply as well.
    I am using ultimate demon. I want to use it for 2nd and 3rd tier links. in other words bulk link building. but the no of website are very low. I read all documents of ultimate demon. they say that for more website you need to go for other sale network. Please tell me how can I get more website for link building, who can give me 2500 link at a time.

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    • Hi Zeeshan,

      First off, Ultimate Demon can be used for building tier 2 and tier 3 but you really should set it up first to do this. Take a look at my Ultimate Demon Tutorial for Better Success Rates first. This will help you setup up the higher PR sites as your tier 1 sites, and then you can set up tier 2 and 3. You do not want to use your best sites for these higher tiers, and put crappy spun content on them this is why you have to separate them by grouping. Also if you do not have very many sites for the upper tiers after grouping you will need to find some by using footprints and testing them. Ultimate Demon can do this scraping but scrapebox does this ten times better and also you can then still run UD and scrapebox at the same times, otherwise you can not build links with ultimate demon while it is scraping. There is a tutorial here for how to make your own footprints that is good – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAf-h9FisGU. Also there is a list of sites above in my post that you can download after you share this post. Scraping your own is much better though.

      Dwight

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  23. hi … great info. just bought 2 articles from ranking-articles dot com. i failed to ask if the writing is from american writers. i just got something back from someone whos name sounded as though he was of indian decent. not that it matters, i am half indian myself. i have to submit this article to a client by monday. my other writer cant be reached and i think i might have to hire an american writer i know who charges me almost 75.00 per article : /

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  24. This is a wonderful article, Given so much info in it, These type of articles keeps the users interest in the website, and keep on sharing more … good luck

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  25. To be honest by the time we have manually spun the content and submitted to third party websites using software that often has mixed submission results, we might as well have submitted the content manually and produce high quality content that will rank high on it’s own and likely get shared around.

    I am starting to feel that manually produced links that aim to get traffic as a primary objective and the backlink as a secondary objective is the way forward.

    Less is more.

    In fact I know many people that are ranking their website by just focusing on high quality content and actively engaging in the community to get link (forums etc) which is a more sustainable strategy and less of a headache.

    Software is a pain in the butt and best results are when set up properly, but like I say, the time it takes to set the campaign up properly, would be best spent writing quality guest posts, press release and engaging on forums.

    That being said, as a tiered link building strategy to ranking videos and other parasite web properties – do you feel this still works well?

    Any other strategies for ranking video ?

    Thanks for the above post. Good to see you also like manually building links. I’ll check out Ultimate Demon for potentially using for tiered 2-3 links. Although, again, might be easier just to build some links manually.

    Is less more ? 😉

    Cheers,

    Phil

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    • Hi Phil,

      Thanks for the intelligent comment. Yes there are multiple ways to be successful online by using various ways of link building. Spamming can still be successful and put alot of coin into your pockets. I personally know many marketers who do nothing but this day in and day out and they make at least $100,000 a year.

      Does one have to do this? Of course not, you can be successful building links just as you said, in forums etc and not spamming. Buzzbundle works great for this. I do this method as well. Its much more white hat then spamming is since you are not adding garbage to the internet.

      Overall though it only matters to what a person is comfortable doing. If you like doing everything manually then that is fine. If you like to use total automation then why not while you can. For me I prefer to do alot of manual with some automated built in. I still get great backlinks and save some time doing so.

      Is less more you ask? Definitely if your links come from very authoritative sites.

      Good luck
      Dwight

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  26. I just wanted to tell you I have been visiting your website for a few months and have learned many new things. I like the simple way you explain the way you to do things.

    thank you
    Priscilla

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  27. Hi Dwight Cocran

    I like your article, it’s really valuable info. I like build numerous web 2.0 sites for backlinks and i think WordPress.com is the best than others :)

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  28. Hi,

    Nice & helpful Link’s list Dwight Cocran and thanks for sharing this with us.

    Regards

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  29. Hey Dwight great article thanks for the info. I’m trying to add your site list to UD but a vast majority get connection errors or are undetectable (5 out of 695 articles were detected). This has been my experience with UD so far, struggling to build a large list of good sites to post to. Is this to be expected? maybe the list is outdated or maybe my settings or setup are wrong. Any thoughts?

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  30. Hi,
    Nice & helpful Link’s list Dwight Cocran and thanks for sharing this with us.
    Regards

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  31. What is the time after you add outbound link to your money site on Tier 1 web 2.0 sites?

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  32. Great post Dwight!
    At what point do you start building Web 2.0s for your money site? I usually start doing after 2 or 3 months, but with your method you can probably start creating them right away and just putting the link to your site on them when you think the time is right.
    What do you think about ranking purely with Web 2.0s? I know it’s a doable feat for low competition niches, but have you ever tried it for high competition ones?
    Also what is the quality of your Tier 2 links? Are they hand spun or fully kontent machine spun ones?
    As always thanks for the great read!

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  33. Nice post Dwight!

    Thanks for sharing your valuable view.

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  34. Above post is really informative for me,becoause i am new in this feild and i want to more lean about web 2.0 and other seo techniques.
    Thanks for submitting your profanational ideas hope you will publish more posts soon.

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