How to Build Backlinks 163 Comments
How to Build Backlinks

First of all I want to thank everyone that completed the survey I sent out. I’ve read every single response and take the feedback very seriously. As a result I’ve formulated the post below, because a large number of you requested a post on how to build backlinks so that Google doesn’t penalize your site and also to discuss a backlink plan.

I do have to stay first up that I can’t give out my whole backlinking plan for free, as that would not be fair to my customers of Rapid Profit Formula. I reward them by providing my complete plan, however I will still give out some great tips now for you all.

Planning Your Backlink Attack

I understand that backlinks can be challenging at first, and keeping up with Google can add to the frustration, however it doesn’t need to be too complicated, and I’ll also add in that none of my sites got negatively affected by the Google Panda/Farmer update, but that update was more about content than backlinks.

So how do I start off a backlinking campaign? Well the first thing I do is work out how competitive the keyword phrase is that I’m going to be ranking. A more competitive phrase like “affiliate marketing” requires a very different plan than say “buy unicycles jamaica” would. A lot of people ask me, “how many links should I build?” and the question itself is impossible to answer, without knowing more about WHAT you are targeting.

At the end of the day, the level of competition dictates the numbers of backlinks you’ll need to build everyday on an ongoing basis. So it might be 200 links a day, or it might only be 20 links a day.

The important thing though, is the speed at which you build these links. I know from experience with many sites, that if you build links to fast to a new domain, it tends to bounce around in Google more and in some cases never settles down.

However I need to clarify something before I move on, which is that new sites always bounce around in Google to some degree, it’s just a given and the more you rank websites you more you get use to this and it worries you a lot less. For example, I have one site that sells Amazon products, and for the first 8 weeks, it went from page one to page 10 about 10 times or more, before it finally settled down in position 1 for it’s top keyword. So if/when you experience this, don’t panic, just keep building links and adding content.

How Fast is too Fast?

So the next question I often get is “how fast is too fast when backlinking?” To answer this it first depends on the age of the domain, because sites with a history in Google and a decent number of links already, can handle a new influx of links to a new page added, much better than a brand new domain, and again this is coming from experience.

If I have a new domain, in fact I’m working on a new site now, and what I’m doing is starting off very slow with the backlinks, at about 15 a week. The second week I’m increasing the links to 25, then, 40, 75, 100, 150, 200 and I’ll be maintaining the daily links at that level for each keyword. What I suggest you do is build at a similar rate, but once you reach a level that is enough for your competition level, hold it at that and just be patient and keep getting links.

What Links Do We Build First?

Logically the next question is “what links do we build?” and again I’m not going to reveal my backlinking plan for free here, as it has taken me a lot of hard work to develop it and I reward my customers of Rapid Profit Formula with that info. However what I will say is that you need to get a variety of different types of links, the more diverse the better.

Also as far as what links to build first, it really doesn’t matter that much at all, so if you’re stuck then start with article links and commenting in forums or building profile links in forums. There are a number of other ways to build links, and all you need to do is add these into your plan sticking to the rate that you decide you need.

One tip is to try and get as many “contextual links” as you can, which are links that are in the middle of an article, surrounded by text. Some article directories allow you to do this. Once you know the URL of this article page, you can then fire loads of backlinks to it on automation, using software products like Scrapebox. This way not all your links are going direct to your target page, but are going via your contextual link page.

This increases the effect of that contextual  link, but means you don’t risk sending too many links to fast directly to the target page.

There is no magic formula for what backlink to build when, it’s just about being consistent every day, and diverse with the kind of links you build. I know some people that have a very simple backlinking plan, using only article and directory submissions, but they do very well because they are consistent with the link building.

The reason they do well is because Google keep finding more and more links for their sites, and over time this adds up. They are still getting variety, by getting links from lots of different article site and directories. So once again, consistency is most important.

It’s more important to get these links found by Google, and also for you to know if Google has found your links or not. Another common misconception is that as soon as you create the link Google finds it immediately, which in most cases is not the case. Google cannot be everywhere at once, they do a good job, but their bots don’t sit on every site all day, some sites like Facebook on the other hand they do.

If you want to know if Google has found your link, the best thing to do is search for the page your link is on in Google. For example if you create an article and submit it to they’ll give you a URL once they have published it. You can take that are paste it into the Google search and see if Google has a listing of that very article. If they don’t, then your link has not been found by Google and at this stage is not helping your rankings.

Getting stuff found by Google is another topic on its own known as “indexing” and it is something I encourage you to spend some time learning about, as it essentailly means you need to build less new links, because you’re maximizing on the links you’ve already created.

Patience is Key

One of the biggest reasons why people struggle with SEO is patient. A lot of people want instant results, and when they don’t get them, they feel discouraged and give up. This is not the attitude to have when doing SEO, you need to treat it like a giant game of chess, where you employ your strategy and stick to it.

Also the more keywords you rank the better you become at it. So it doesn’t matter if your first 5 attempts fail, because you would have learned a lot in the process developing your skill level and experience.

One last point before finishing, the people I see do the best online, are people that are good problem solvers. When a challenge comes along, instead of finding someone to blame they find a solution and overcome it. This is the mindset for success. Alternatively a lazy mind is one that demands other people fix their problems for them.

I know this because I used to have a lazy mind, it was something I developed growing up, and something I’ve worked very hard to remove.

When I started to engage in problems and be determined to find solutions to them myself, my career skyrocketed!!! That’s right there is the best tip to internet success I can honestly give you.

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73 Comments to How to Build Backlinks

  1. May 13, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Permalink


    I can honestly say that you are a breath of fresh air. I’ve got your blog set as one of my tabs and you and a scant few others are about the ones that I trust. I haven’t been scammed, I think because I am very tight with my money and because I have learned to recognize all of the BS that comes into my inbox. I definitely want to get your “Rapid Formula” course before the price goes up just as soon as I can spare the money. I’ve got four sites, only one is making any kind of money. I think it has so much more potential. Hopefully, with your course I can figure out how to get it there. I just want to thank you for all the free information you give us.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Thanks Angela, and nice to hear from you !


    List Building Reply:

    Hi Matt,

    I am busy with Rapid profit formular and I
    am nearly on the front page under all my
    keywords thank you a lot for over delivering

  2. May 13, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Hello Matt,

    Thank you for interpreting our concerns and questions through your survey. You do really care about your clientele and how to genuinely help them to succeed. Thank you for your free advise. I will definitely buy your products to obtain even more quality information. God bless you.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hi Pablo

    Thanks for filling out the survey. I’ll do my best to provide what you need.


  3. May 13, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    It’s so easy to ignore backlinks as a task to be done. You’ve spent hours building a great looking site which you’re very proud of but then no links = no traffic = no profit. No good having a great looking site if no-one’s there to see it.

    The main problem, as you said, is people want results NOW, but it doesn’t happen that way unfortunately. That’s why I think so many people do a little bit of link building, get no results and give up.

    Also, I couldn’t agree more with your last comment …. making your own mistakes and ultimately your own success is how to move forward … not expect it handed to you on a plate.

    Anyways, great post as always
    Ben 🙂

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hi Ben

    Yup that seems to be the way it works!



  4. May 14, 2011 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the helpful information. I appreciate your advise and how it is a “daily” process with consistency. Backlinking and writing content, the two biggest time commitments in the online business.

    Thanks again,

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hi Duane

    Yup consistancy is key. I think a lot more newbie affiliate would see success if they just stuck to a plan of backlinking and waited patiently for the rankings to come in.

    Thanks for the comment


  5. Zee's Gravatar Zee
    May 14, 2011 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    Backling is great, especially quality backlinks BUT do not forget your on-page SEO as well.

    Big ol Google is paying ALOT of attention to this at the moment with their recent updates and you can see a significant increase in serps with doing on-page SEO, right.

    Highly recommend you get Matt’s Rapid Profit Formula course – he has a Module on on-page SEO that’s probably the best around (non-affiliate) and I have most of the courses out there.

    Jerry Reply:

    I agree Zee, I have Matt’s Rapid Profit Formula course, best course I have purchased! I learned a lot about SEO and backlinking.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Thanks Jerry

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Thanks also Zee

  6. May 14, 2011 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    Wow your lazy mind comment hit home … you just described my business partner .. we were doing well and since the economy has slowed we hit the skids… rather than wah wah wah about it I have been working on solutions.
    The landscape has changed and we must adapt or else.
    Thanks Matt

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Spot on Steven!!


  7. May 14, 2011 at 12:50 am | Permalink


    I read your article it was quit intersting, Can you please let me how to get good quality google backlinks online.


  8. May 14, 2011 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    I agree with Angela – in a few short months you have become one of my top trusted sources of information, right up there with Andy Williams, Paul Myers and Shane Melaugh.

    There’s no BS, the ratio of useful content is high, and you’re quick and responsive – witness this post only days after the survey.

    And as an aside to those who don’t have it yet, get the Rapid Profit Formula (and no, that is not an affiliate link).

    I have it, and it has made me realise why my sites are going nowhere. It has forced a rethink, and I hope to start doing better in the near future.

    Thank you , Matt

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hi Bruce

    Thanks for your encouraging words there!!


  9. May 14, 2011 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt. Thanks for the good articele. I wrote to your email directly but have not had a response. Can you look at it please.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hi Henk

    Unfortunately I can’t answer all emails that come to me directly, because my email list is over 30,000 now and I just get too many to keep up. If I answered them all I would get nothing done on my business.

    The key to getting a response is very brief and too the point emails.



  10. May 14, 2011 at 12:55 am | Permalink


    Do you like Scrapebox over or in conjunction with seonuke? I understand SB stores the url, vs google advanced search just finding them?

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hi Cobra

    I don’t use SEnuke because I think that Wed 2.0 links are not great and most of them don’t get indexed by Google, but it’s not a terrible tool by any means. I use Scrapbox more yes, and I use it for indexing to, by firing links to content I want Google to index.


  11. May 14, 2011 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    I meant to add that thanks to your course I now have three sites with keywords ranking consistantly in the top three spots. Here’s one: <a href: "; How to lose 10 pounds in a week.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Great stuff Henk


  12. Sue's Gravatar Sue
    May 14, 2011 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt

    This is great information as I am trying to go through this process with some of my sites. Enjoy reading your blog too and am always sure to open your emails.


    Matt Carter Reply:

    Thanks Sue

  13. May 14, 2011 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    I really liked your comment about the lazy mindset. I think too many of us me included have that “push button mentality” which guile’s me into believing that you can make easy money online. Unlike Angela, I have been scammed or more likely hoodwinked. Thanks Matt…for your honesty and your posts which are extremely helpful. I am inspired by marketers like you and hope to help others like you are doing. It is about patience and to keep doing the right things over and over again.

    I question though…how did you overcome the distractions?…I seem to get distracted all the time.. When I sit down to write an article/or do some back-linking I always end up doing something else. Any tips? Thanks again


    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hi Michael

    As far as distractions, you should turn off your email and any instant messengers when you are in focus time, as they tend to distract the most.

    Only check your email twice a day and no more.

    Set yourself a daily task list of what MUST be achieved each day and don’t stop until you have crossed everything off that list each day.

    All the best


  14. May 14, 2011 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt,
    Please TRASH this and the previous messy comment.

  15. May 14, 2011 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    I responded to your survey. That statement wouldn’t mean much by itself, until you know I never respond to surveys. That spells just “one thing…trust,” hard to gain, but easy to maintain, as long as you don’t jeopardize it with the bull crap that is heaped on newer marketers in abundance. Great article, because it is thoughtful and easy to follow. Keep up the great work!

    Tim R Walls

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hi Tim

    Thanks for completing my survey, I really appreciate that and good to have you onboard here.


  16. May 14, 2011 at 1:11 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt! very informative, i bought your product Rapid profit formula i am using it its very useful and informative product. I will really appreciate if you right some more about ways to find best niches and products to promote.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hi Shazad

    Thanks for your comment and yes I can post about that, in fact it is on the list as quite a few people in the survey asked for that too.



  17. Tom's Gravatar Tom
    May 14, 2011 at 1:11 am | Permalink

    Thanks Matt for taking the time to read the survey results and write this post. This was one of the issues for which I requested help. I have not used contextual links before so I will give it a try.
    I look forward to your next post.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hi Tom

    No problem and glad to be of help to you


  18. May 14, 2011 at 1:12 am | Permalink

    Hey Matt

    I see that you are in the top 10 for “affiliate marketing” in Google, for this blog so you must know your stuff.

    How important is link diversity? Do I really need social bookmarks and directory links to look “natuaral” to the engines? Both of these task suck, I would rather keep doing 2.0 and articles.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hi J.C. Dean

    You don’t “need” any one type of link, I don’t do much social bookmarking at all, but having a few doesn’t hurt, anything where you think it makes your backlink profile look more natural is a good thing. You can join as they make bookmarking easy. As for directories, it the same thing. I wouldn’t just do 2.0 and articles, I would mix it up more than that.



  19. May 14, 2011 at 1:16 am | Permalink


    Thank you again for all of your help, advice, encouragement and honesty. I have to say that right now you are the main online person I trust and follow. Thank you for your reminder of being patient. Even having purchased your Rapid Profit Formula, I was still able to pull a little new info from this blog post.

    And for those reading this who have not purchased the RPF, I highly recommend it and I am not even an affiliate for it. It is absolutely the most comprehensive video series on setting up a WordPress site and how to do both on-page and off-page SEO.

    Because of putting into action what I learned through RPF, one of my 2 new sites is ranked in position 8 on the first page of Google for a specific keyword phrase out of almost 3 million results and it is only a few weeks old.

    Thank you Matt. You rock!

    Matt Carter Reply:


    No problem, glad you like the course!!


  20. May 14, 2011 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    Great post. I have recently been working on backlinks a lot more and it really requires a lot of patience. I am seeing results slowly. I know my sites will do well with more traffic since I get conversions some days with as liitle as 1-5 clicks to the sales page.

  21. May 14, 2011 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    Thank you for this post, I liked how you put out that we really should be systematic about building up our backlinks. I know that it really seems like building up backlinks helps us so much in the *long* run. Building a site, making it ready for the traffic to show up one day, can be a painful process, but I like how you give us hope!

  22. May 14, 2011 at 1:19 am | Permalink

    Thank you Matt,

    I just created my first wordpress site and was wondering how to drive how to start backlinking. Fortunately reading this information clears up a lot of misconception i read on the internet about this topic.

    Hopefully this will put me in the right direction not to fail in my first site.


    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hi Jason

    Glad you found the post useful


  23. R's Gravatar R
    May 14, 2011 at 1:20 am | Permalink

    Hey Matt

    I have a question….hope you can answer and tell me if you tried it and if it worked.

    For my new sites I plan to get .info domains and do a 301 redirect to each page…and then build links to the info domains(blast them) and hopefully avoid the sandbox or getting penalized..
    It will look something like this: —> —>

    The info domains will be on the same C class IP (namecheap account)

    Have you tried this ?
    How much link juice will be lost?


    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hi there

    My honest opinion is do not do that. Google are not silly, and this is bordering on very black hat tactics. I think you are just better to slowly but surely build an asset with your domain and link directly to it and focus on good content and a variety of links and you will rank well.

    By the way I have tried this, and I didn’t get great results.



  24. May 14, 2011 at 1:20 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    I’m one of your avid fun and bought the Rapid formula and Rapid
    Rewriter, I can say you are a very generous person. You really
    spill the bean, the next move is somebody to take action on your


    Matt Carter Reply:

    Thanks Edsel

  25. May 14, 2011 at 1:21 am | Permalink

    great job matt. Your growing in the business well and providing your clients with what they need. thanks again

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Thanks Tyrone

  26. May 14, 2011 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    I love your contribution to Im and your honesty. I always save
    your email for future reading. Great job!

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Thanks Stand Mixer ;

  27. May 14, 2011 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    Thanks for taking care of your followers concerns, could you start a reliable banklinking service at least for your followers. We all will give all our projects to your banklinking service as we know it would be the best.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hi Stocks to buy,

    I am working on some solutions like this at the moment.


  28. May 14, 2011 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    Really great information Matt,

    I have one question that I am confused about when it comes to indexing. If you are building lets say about 20 links a day for a month, does it make a difference to ping them at once when they are all done or ping them everyday.

    I had links running on an automation system and I pinged about 500 links by the end of the month. My worry was that Google was going to find and index all these links at once and assume that I was building them to fast.

    Can that happen or is it not a big deal?

  29. May 14, 2011 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    Great tips as always. Thanks Matt

  30. May 14, 2011 at 1:50 am | Permalink

    Thanks, What a pleasant way to turn on my E-mail and yours is the first I see. As always you bring sense to backlinking and SEO. Kudos. Mary

  31. May 14, 2011 at 1:59 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks for conducting the survey and providing such useful information so quickly. For those who have not purchased your Rapid Formula course I would highly recommend it. I learned quite a few things regarding link building that I view as priceless, and real modern day best practices. It’s not recycled strategies from 2005.

  32. May 14, 2011 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt! very informative, I bought your product Rapid profit formula I am using it its very useful and informative product.

  33. May 14, 2011 at 2:25 am | Permalink

    “The second week I’m increasing the links to 25, then, 40, 75, 100, 150, 200”
    How do you find the time and the places to post so many links?

    Do you automate all your back linking and what are the cheapest best tools?

    How can you determine how many back links you are going to need to get on page 1 in the first three places before you set up a site.
    So many questions!

    Dot Reply:

    I agree about the time thing I find it very time consuming sometimes spending hours and then not even sure if you are going to get any links out of it. Some sites put you through so many hoops and others are very straight forward. I find it very frustrating and feel that I am not really making the best use of my time.

    It is obvious that you have to automate at least some of your backlinking as to make this thing work you have to have numerous sites and it is simply impossible to do the amount of backlinking that seems to be required for even one site manually.

    I have been looking at what people do to automate the process and there are just so many options out there how do you know what is good and what isn’t?There seems to be a big range of prices too. What is value for money especially when you are starting out? How many different softwares do you need.?

  34. May 14, 2011 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    Nice topic!

    I myself have received too much question how to get good links and get a good ranking in the eyes of google.

    My answer is on your last point, patience and continue to take action 😉

  35. May 14, 2011 at 2:30 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt

    Do you use scape box and do you personally recommend it as the best tool to use for back linking?
    Can you comment on the best way to find where your competitors are getting their back links from please?

  36. Adam's Gravatar Adam
    May 14, 2011 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    Hello Matt,
    Thanks for the helpful post. How do you know if your site is bouncing around or in the sandbox? Thanks.

  37. Bill's Gravatar Bill
    May 14, 2011 at 3:00 am | Permalink

    Thanks Matt,
    Very useful information.

  38. May 14, 2011 at 3:06 am | Permalink

    Great post as always, I have purchase your rapid profit formula it has a world of knowledge about link building. I recommend this to everyone who is marketing any type of products. Keep up the great work. As always I enjoy reading your posts.

  39. May 14, 2011 at 3:20 am | Permalink

    Hi I am busy with Rapid profit formular and I am on the front page under all my keywords thank you a lot for over delivering

  40. May 14, 2011 at 3:42 am | Permalink

    Great post Matt
    People should focus on quality content and consistent back linking. Throw in some videos and stay the course and you will be rewarded.

  41. May 14, 2011 at 3:46 am | Permalink

    Hey Matt thanks for the golden nuggets as usual…

    I noticed an odd thing the other day a blog that is ranking in the no.1 spot for a keyword and the blogger page is completely blank, only keyword in the url… So much for Google ranking the best content 😉

    Another strange occurrence was I did a press release and my site was bumped from the first page all the way to page 8-10 after the Press Release site shot to the same position as mine. Content discusses the same keywords but is not duplicate content. Press release is original. I still get traffic from the release but was getting more when my site was up at that spot and sales have gone due to loss of traffic. Thought press releases was meant to boost ones site? lol. Wonder if the Panda update has anything to do with that. What is your thoughts on this?

  42. May 14, 2011 at 4:14 am | Permalink

    Thanks Matt, another good post, and I think that your comment on solving your own problems is very good advice, I suppose a lot of people become bewildered when they hit a problem, the key is to stick at it, until it´s solved. Thanks again.

  43. May 14, 2011 at 4:26 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    I have already purchased your Rapid Profit Formula and I must say it is really good stuff you present there.

    I have learned a lot but one of the best lessons is in this blog post…….BE PATIENT.

    I know too many who quits to early….I shall not complain because it makes my life a lot easier as an affiliate.

    Remember, it all comes down to hard work and patience, there is no “push button” solution. The one who works the hardest and smartest will prevail.

    Thanks for everything Matt!

    Chris from Sweden

  44. May 14, 2011 at 4:27 am | Permalink

    Yes, good contents and building backlinks with patience.

  45. May 14, 2011 at 4:30 am | Permalink

    One more thing Matt,

    Can you or someone who reads this give me some examples of good directories to submit my sites to?

    / Chris from Sweden

  46. May 14, 2011 at 4:43 am | Permalink


    Another great post. You continue to set yourself apart from the rest of the pack with your sincere and ethical marketing practices.

    You’ve certainly earned my respect and trust and many others I am sure as well.

    Keep up the great work!


  47. May 14, 2011 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    Matt, that was cool. I’ve personally gained a lot from your Rapid Profit Formula. The key to success however remains in taking action. Thanks for the post once again.

  48. May 14, 2011 at 5:00 am | Permalink

    Ok, say if I am starting off very slow with the backlinks, at about 15 links a week, and increase the amount to 200+ links per week…will I need a software to keep up with that?

    Thanks for your post, really appreciate it 🙂


  49. May 14, 2011 at 5:00 am | Permalink

    Thats a Great Article On Linking it Makes Want to Get The Rapid Profit Formula drew H.

  50. May 14, 2011 at 5:15 am | Permalink

    Thanks Matt. You are one of the few Internet marketing specialists I trust. Reminding us of our attitudes and mindset is vital, as we so often are unaware of how these can be our own trip wires preventing our success.

  51. May 14, 2011 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    Thanks a lot Matt, really appreciate the help. You’re one of the few people who actually puts out quality in their email marketing and it’s much appreciated. Also Angela, I would highly reccommend buying rpf when you get the chance. I bought it a couple months ago and learned A LOT from it.

    Here’s a site I built learning some of Matt’s techniques,
    Make Soap At Home

  52. May 14, 2011 at 6:05 am | Permalink

    You raised a very good point about the rate of link building. Google looking for natural growth so it’s important to build the links not so fast and the rate you mention it the right one.

    Many thanks for sharing with us!

  53. May 14, 2011 at 6:07 am | Permalink

    Hey Matt,

    First off – I like the new design of your blog. It is more professional in my opinion….

    As for backlinks – my biggest problem is figuring out what methods and services to use. There are so many options with plugins, .gov .edu, social media, blog posting, and on and on…

    The trickiest is how to set these all up so that they fun smoothly and are efficient to get your site ranked quickly so you can start reaping the rewards for the hard work put in.

    I will read over you post again and see what other nuggits I can take forth.

    Thanks Bro!

    Ryan K

  54. May 14, 2011 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    Thanks Matt, i definitely don’t have patience, this is one thing i need to work on. I just need to just knuckle down and start doing, thank you for the great advice, then the results should come.

  55. May 14, 2011 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    Some good solid advice here Matt, thanks for sharing. I am a big advocate of article marketing for new sites. spin em good then vomit them all over the web. After a month or two I start looking for relevant high PR pages I can leave dofollow comments on, although I hear that the odd nofollow helps things look natural as well. Good luck to everyone with thier linkbuilding.

  56. May 14, 2011 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt,
    I have just been struggling a lot lately with the whole backlinking process. I have gotten a lot better with all the other things like SEO, but my biggest issue seems to be time. I know that’s not really true, it’s an excuse.

    I have developed a bad mindset about backlinking where I know I need to do it, yet I keep procrastinating and doing other more fun stuff, like add more videos to my sites etc.

    I know to be a real success in anything it takes good habits, like consistent action, determination, and willingness. I lack a bit in the consistent action for backlinking.

    I AM going to quit fooling myself and start a solid, daily, backlinking plan.
    Thanks for the kick I needed!
    Ruth Martin

  57. May 14, 2011 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    Thanks Matt however I wish you could do a linkbuilding bussiness where we can buy your service to build us QUALITY backlinks as that is one part that I find daunting and challenging ecspecially building links in a niche different from the one Im ranking for that is
    Get Your Ex Back/Get ex back
    Even though I think I am rather good in SEO even though I am a total newbie in IM your Rapid Profit Formula is really easy to follow I learnt a lot from it .in a short space of time .

    I managed to rank 1st page without links by just following your SEO strategies in almost 13 article niches,with about 10 of them 1st postion.
    Cheers! You are a SHINING STAR.

  58. May 14, 2011 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt thanks for your help I realy like our honesty and sincerity

  59. May 14, 2011 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    I just want to say just like a lot of people here that your blog is definitely one of the best sites I have ever come across for expert advise and I really enjoy reading what you have to say.

    Needless to say I have learned a lot since I started about a year and a half ago and just like you said I have hit so many road blocks in the past, and I continue to, but I keep pushing and learn my way around most of my problems nowadays.

    I have one quick question….How do you feel about paid backlinks?

    Especially the Backlink packs off the Warrior Forum.

  60. Dot's Gravatar Dot
    May 14, 2011 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Thanks Matt for the great post.
    I have picked up some valuable tips even though I have your course.
    I must admit I didn’t get to fill in the survey something happened and I had to leave it and then next thing I get your email “survey results are in” and you have this post up:-) very efficient.!!

    Backlinking seems to me to be the biggest hurdle. Getting the site up is the easy part but getting it to rank is another story.

  61. May 14, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    I know I need to work on back links but even more I need to work on converting. I had 2000 Amazon clicks last month with 0 sales. I am mid your training but i can’t find the link to the training area. I do know if I persist I will find it but I’m not sure how I misplaced it. I’m sure there is something there that will help.

  62. May 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    I got in.

  63. May 14, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Hey Matt where is my bonus for traffic travis 4.0. LOL I bet your swamped. I will wait a little because I want those good Pr links! Question. How much PPC do you do on a monthly basis? I would like to know and I bet a lot of other serious iMers would like to also. I am a firm believer that you have to invest money to make money! Do you agree?

  64. May 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Great blog, My husband (Gordon) and I always listen to your webinsars and read your blog. Great info is always given and accepted.
    Got our first website to No. 1 on Google, but it dropped to No. 44 overnight. We were devistated, but on reading your report above we now realise that it’s just one of those things – so we will soldier on.
    Can you recommend a low cost backlink automator? Would appreciate any advice.
    Regards – jayjay

  65. May 14, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    You give not only helpful information in your posts but the hope of success too that it’s even more important.
    What gives us forces to continue a business, when a welcome success is not attained yet? Exactly the hope of success! Thank you.

  66. May 14, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    Hi Matt, very useful tips about patience. You probably know me because of the bonus links related to Traffic Travis 4.0 affiliate purchase. I was very impatient, so I apologize again :d

    Off topic:
    1. I use FireFox and on replies the picture is covering the text (example: your response on this page from May 14th, 2011 at 7:26 am)
    The text “Thanks… ” is under your thumbnail picture.

    2. How can I have a profile picture/thumbnail on my posts as I saw some of the respondents have ?


  67. May 15, 2011 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    Thank you for being an honest and trusted IM. I subscribed to your email list last Feb and bought Rapid Profit Formula course in March this year. The videos are excellent and easy to follow. This motivated me to revisit and revamp my site Fender Electric Guitars with ease. I also follow your suggested “work plan” quite closely.

  68. May 15, 2011 at 6:07 am | Permalink

    It is interesting to see so many comments to blog pieces that you do and it seems to be a symbol of trust and like that people have in you, which I find refreshing. It is also sad, as some others have said, that we are smoked with the amount junk that comes in our inbox that we would miss out on what appears to be a good product, which is Rapid Profit Formula. I can honestly say that there comes a point, toward the end of the week, that I just do not want to read another offer or sales page, or anything to do with me having to buy something, and I can tell you that there are those who send an email everyday, and everyday it is something you have to buy, this gets exhausting. That being said I think the two points that you made in this article that rings true, is to be tough minded and find your way out of problems, and to truly learn patience. Good advice.

  69. May 15, 2011 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    Great post as usual. I have made my first money this week by folowing your Rapid Profit Formula. It’s took less then 2 months to get to the page 1 in Google. The stuff you teach is a top class.

    Thank you.

  70. Travis's Gravatar Travis
    May 15, 2011 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    Hey Matt,

    Great info. Your Rapid Profit Formula was sooo helpful to me and this post is very enlightening. One question. What about blog comments on blogs that have a recent comments widget enabled.

    I’ve had sites where I’m building links slowly, drop a single blog comment and end up with over 300 links (according to site explorer). Have you found Google to penalize that kind of thing or are they savvy enough to discount the other links?


  71. Anup Karmakar's Gravatar Anup Karmakar
    May 15, 2011 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Great content. I think SEO is the most crucial part that can make or break for any internet marketer. This content is just the glimpse of what is inside your Rapid Profit Formula. I am excited to grab that one.

  72. May 15, 2011 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    Matt, I really appreciate your willingness to share. I did fill out the survey, and I am looking forward to reading the rest of what you have to say.
    The part about bouncing around in Google is really interesting. I put up a website recently and made it to page 2 in Google. I was really getting excited, looking forward to a first page rank when all of a sudden my site disappeared totally. It is still not showing up, but I have confidence that it will eventually.
    Keep ’em comin’

  73. May 15, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the good advice Matt, I’ll get my arse into gear one day and make a living out of this thing we call Internet Marketing. What I really want know is ( and asked this in the survey) is how does one organise and maintain multiple niches, like say 20-100 sites?or even 10-20? if you don’t use outsourcing, and if you do use outsourcing, how do you know that they are doing their job? I guess It’s a question for another day….Grant

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