How to Rank For Any Keyword (This is The Exact 1-2 Punch I Used to Rank #4 for “Backlinks”)

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Loz James

Great video Brian
I had an idea for a post like this but now I’ve seen your strategies I’m going to add in some of your ‘special sauce’.
Good stuff!
Cheers
Loz

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Brian Dean

Thanks Loz! Definitely keep me posted on how the special sauce works out for you 😀

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@RobPene

Nice job on the One-Two punch strategy! I see you’re getting SUPER creative with your naming conventions and capturing the essence of the link building strategies with it 🙂 I think the heads up email can be overlooked often, so I’m glad you are highlighting it here!!!

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Brian Dean

Thanks so much, Rob! You’re so right: the heads up email is HUGE. I think people tend to ignore it and overlook it because it sounds too simple to actually work.

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David Oakes

Hi Brian, I will try your strategy, ! I will let you now how i get on with it ! Been online now for a couple of years now and not really getting anywhere fast. i will give you a backlink from one of my pages. I am after one major keyword for my website and if i can hopefully get it. I do think it will transform my online business ! The keyword at the moment does not have much competition, but it could be out of my reach very soon. I am in a very competitive market and some of the big companies, just dominate the market, Hey good video ! I will also put a like on Facebook for you !

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Brian Dean

Cool, thanks David! Let me know how the strategies from the video help you rank for that keyword.

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Ross Davies

Great video Brian – I will be using punch 2 on some of my old but still valuable content. I liked the ‘Heads Up’ tactic.
Thanks for sharing.

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Brian Dean

Thanks for watching, Ross. Glad to hear that you liked the “Heads Up Email” technique. Feel free to send me an email if you have any questions.

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Rohit Palit

This is just AWESOME stuff. You’re killing the competition. I mean, at the end of the day, I love the way you approach SEO. Some people suck at technical things and take resort to content marketing, some suck at creating content so they put their weights on technical SEO, but you seem to know every single effective thing about SEO at the moment, judging by your blog posts and now this highly useful video. I want you to create more videos in future. 🙂

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Brian Dean

I really appreciate that, Rohit. I work really hard on my content (including this video), so it’s great to hear that you’re getting so much value from it.
Thanks for your suggestion. I actually had a lot of fun filming this video (and the next one that I’ll send to you next week). So I definitely plan on doing more videos 🙂

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Bradley Elliot

well i know how to participate in the forums but is there any simple way to enhance the email marketing system.

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Brian Dean

Do you mean emailing other people? There are some shortcuts (like mail merge), but you definitely want to do it manually at first.

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Julian Hooks

Well, now I want to know what an upside down guest post is. You always provide actionable advice, now I just have to take action!

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Brian Dean

No worries, Julian: I’ll give you a step-by-step guide to The Upside Down Guest Post in the next video. Definitely take action on it. This stuff really works!

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Dom

Out of the park, super. Cannot wait for more

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Brian Dean

Glad you enjoyed the video, Dom. I’ll definitely send you an email when the 2nd part of this video series goes live next week.

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Adam Roseland

haha.. Im just a guy that works from home and builds links in his apartment. That line is an Instant Classic!!

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Brian Dean

LOL. Glad you liked that, Adam. It’s funny because it’s true 😀

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Mary

Adam – I laughed at that line also – it’s genius! I liked it so much I went back and played it again. I wanna be the gal who “just works from home and ranks local business sites on page 1”. Utilizing Backlinko, I believe I can get there. 🙂

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Jake

Hi Brian,

I really enjoyed this. I’ve never really posted on a forum. You mentioned using the exact same content. Do you create a new thread and just copy/paste your article content? Or would you say something like “I just put together a great list of 17 untapped back link sources – check it out” with a link?

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Brian Dean

Really good question, Jake.

The first thing I’d do is create an account and post a few thoughtful responses on some of the threads. If your first post ever on a forum is self-promotional (even if you’re sharing value), it’s possible a moderator could delete your account.

Once you have that, you’re gold. In my case I just literally copied and pasted almost the exact same content along with a link to my site.

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mark

copying the exact content from your article? I’m kind of new at this, but wouldnt that be considered duplicate content in googles eyes?

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Mike

Really love your unconventional thinking Brian. Looking fwd to the upside down guest post bit.
Are the forums more for driving links or referral traffic? I’m guessing the latter?

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Brian Dean

Thanks for your comment, Mike. Yes, it’s 100% to drive referral traffic and to promote the content. As you suggested, the links themselves don’t do much for you from an SEO point of view.

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Samuel

Another excellent resource Brian. Tops to you mate 🙂
Content roadshow(thank you email) is just unbelievable and I will put this to use soon. Will keep you updated on the progress.
Cheers

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Brian Dean

My pleasure, Samuel 🙂

Definitely keep me posted on how the Content Roadshow goes for you.

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Yoav

Great and super creative!

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Brian Dean

Glad you found it helpful, Yoav. Let me know if you decide to give the 1-2 punch a try 🙂

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Casey Dennison

Excellent video, Brian! For example, my post “25 Expert Bloggers Share The #1 Productivity-Hack They Attribute To Their Success” used this strategy. After emailing everyone (including you) that had contributed to the post, I was able to get it pushed out to social from a handful of bloggers that have built up a following. It then go a ton of retweets resulting in 350+ unique visitors and a tons of social shares wirhin 3 days of my blog being live. It really is a great strategy…hopefully I get some links in there as well.

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Brian Dean

Thanks for sharing that, Casey (350 unique visitors for a brand new blog is no joke!). If you follow up with a few heads up emails and forum shares, that should increase the odds that you get some quality links to that page.

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TMW

Hey Brian. I hope your replies trigger notifications by email! 🙂

But, in my industry, there aren’t many (or maybe any) forums that aren’t controlled by competitors. Also, usually the only people posting on my topic are competitors. So those are pretty big challenges.

Anyway, my question. You mentioned that you would link to some people in your post, and then some might give you a link back. But I’ve heard so much that reciprocal links don’t help (so, if you notify them that you link to them, how would it help either of you if they link back?) So my question is whether you advise trying to get reciprocal links. Thank you!!

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Richard Marriott

Hey Brian, sweet video! You’ve got me itching to see your next one about the one punch guest post! Also, really like the idea of just doing a simple heads up email to the top 100 or 200 people. Nice stuff mate!

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Brian Dean

Thanks Richard! I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. You’re right: The Heads Up Email is simple but effective 🙂

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Jordan Markuson

When you can’t find a specific person do you have much success sending your messages to their generic emails like… [email protected]? I really enjoyed your video, thank you.

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Brian Dean

I’ve had success with that…but not as much as a direct email.

This has helped me get my email to the right person:

I just write the email as if it’s directly to that person. For example, if I wanted to get in touch with Melissa, I’d write something like this to [email protected]:

Subject: Melissa: question about your last blog post

Hi Melissa,

I just read your last blog post about…

Thanks again, Melissa. Let me know if you want to see the article that I mentioned.

Cheers,
Brian

That way, when the person that monitors [email protected] reads the message, they think, “I better forward this to Melissa”.

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Lisa

Hi Brian! Thank you for such a wonderful and informative video! I really enjoy how you think outside the box and come up with such creative ideas.

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Brian Dean

Thanks for your kind words, Lisa. I really appreciate it. Feel free to send me an email if you give any of these strategies a shot 🙂

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Bela

Brain you´re inspiring me again and again!
all the best
Bela

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Brian Dean

Thanks so much, Bela. I try to show people that small business owners like us can compete with big brands (and win!).

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Sam

Great post, Brian! I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say I’d much rather send you $7-15 per post than waste it on WSO’s that are filled with aimless regurgitated nonsense. Your information is actually valuable, makes sense, and most importantly is FRESH! Kudos

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Brian Dean

Thanks Sam! I totally agree with what you’re saying about WSOs: they’re 99% rehashed information (and that information is mostly bad information to begin with!). I’m happy to bring something fresh and useful to the table that people can use to grow their business 🙂

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Dean Davis

Brilliant video and awesome tips Brian! I literally sat down with my morning coffee and notepad…jotting down key points while sipping, smiling and nodding throughout the video. It’s so good to see fresh info that’s not only unique but can genuinely help the rest of us mortals 🙂

Can’t wait for the next video! Remember, the next time you’re heading to New Zealand, I’ve got a cold beer waiting here with your name on it mate.

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Brian Dean

Glad to brighten up your breakfast with some fresh content 🙂

A New Zealand beer sounds good. I’ll definitely take you up on that offer when I head over to that part of the world, Dean.

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Mada

You are awesome, Brian! Since I’ve subscribed to your newsletter I learned only quality things and my website started to grow. You are the man!

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Brian Dean

Thanks so much, Mada! Really happy to know that my strategies helped you grow your business.

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Colin Klinkert

Fantastic video Brian, you really are delivering content in a great manor. I feel inspired watching your teachings and make me want to improve my delivery.

I love the tip on the expanded content posts and will set about creating a few pillar posts as outlined in your video

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Brian Dean

Glad you liked the video, Colin. Definitely give the strategies a shot. They work really well.

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Yassin Madwin

I think that people overestimates SEO niche competitiveness. This niche is tech-savvy and people need frequently to link to each other. so you just to share your secrets with the community that no one wants to share, secrets worth bookmarking, and you’ll get a flood of traffic and better rankings. in other niches you’ll have to build that damn link.

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Brian Dean

If only it were that easy, Yassin.

The SEO niche is REALLY competitive for two main reasons:

1. It’s relatively easy to monetize (being a B2B industry). That means so there’s a lot of competition from agencies, marketing software companies etc. Just do a Google search for any SEO-related keyword and you’ll see Adwords ads almost 100% of the time. And the average CPC for some SEO keywords are $20+. If traffic in the SEO industry was as easy as publishing great content, people wouldn’t be spending $20 for a single visitor.

2. Everyone in the industry knows what they’re doing when it comes to SEO. That means that every single site you’re competing against has solid on-page SEO and usually does pretty decent link building. Not so for other industries.

Trust me, I’ve used these same strategies in several non-IM industries and it works just as well (if not better).

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John

Hey Brain
Thanks for the post , Quick question please
How will your new SEO training course – SEO That Works – differ from your Advanced Link Building Course

thanks
John

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Brian Dean

Glad you enjoyed the video, John. The new course is actually very different. The new course is MUCH more thorough, step-by-step (and frankly better) than the Advanced Link Building Course. I’ll continue to make updates to the Advanced Link Building Course, but if you want a step-by-step blueprint for ranking a site, I definitely recommend SEO That Works.

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Andrew

Excellent work Brian. This is great FREE material you have showed us. Thank you.

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Brian Dean

My pleasure, Andrew. I try to give away some great strategies so that when I launch my new course, no one has to wonder “Does this stuff really work?”. Let me know if you ever have any questions about the strategies I talked about in the video.

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Ryan Cote

Great video Brian. I like the “head’s up email” strategy. This is something I’ve been experimenting with when promoting my content.

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Brian Dean

Thanks Ryan! Glad to hear you’ve given the Heads Up Email a try. Let me know how it works out for you.

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Todd

Awesome stuff, Brian!
I’m a big fan of everything you teach, and your strategies have already helped me a bunch.
BTW, I did a search for “backlinks”, and you’re ranking #4 now. I’m rooting for you to make it to #1 because you deserve it.
Can’t wait for your next video.
Todd

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Brian Dean

Thanks for your kind words, Todd.

I’m really happy to help. #4? Nice! 4 million down, 3 more spots to go 🙂

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David Gross

Awesome vid Brian. Actionable advice delivered succinctly. That should be your motto!

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Brian Dean

Thanks for watching the video, David. I try to bring the goods every time I publish something (and make it nice and succinct). So I definitely like that motto 🙂

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Gerry

Thanks Brian
As well as providing top notch information I also appreciate the interesting way in which you present your videos (must be the ex-school teacher in me!). Some online videos are dreadful as the creator clearly hasn’t planned their presentation. Looking forward to your next one.
Cheers
Gerry

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Brian Dean

Thanks for your comment Gerry. You’re right: I planned the videos to make them interesting and informative. I’m glad to see all of my planning and practice paid off!

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Todorovic

You again push the boundaries! Very useful content as usual. I became addicted 🙂

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Brian Dean

Glad you enjoyed the video, Todorovic. I try to publish actionable info that you can use to grow your business. Thanks for watching!

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Lisa

Hi Brian,

First off, thank you, not only for this video, but for always providing very sound advice. I have almost given up on my website since it tanked in Google after enjoying page 1 rankings for over 2 years for my primary keyword phrase. Do you think this strategy could work for my site, since it has lost favor with Google? (I did mass article submissions years ago back when it was the rage, and also used anchor text too much, those were my primary sins). My site still makes money, but lost monthly income is significant since the Google slaps. In your opinion, would it even be worth it for a site like mine? Thank you very much!

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Brian Dean

My pleasure, Lisa.

That’s a good question. I’d definitely still recommend these strategies.

Even if you take SEO out of the equation, the Expanded List Post and the Content Roadshow
are two great strategies for driving traffic to your site.

And these the types of links you’ll get from this — quality links from relevant sites — are the exact
type of links that can dilute those low-quality links in your link profile.

Good luck 🙂

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Geoff Smith

Another great lesson, Brian! I accidentally found a post of yours a few months back and I have subscribed since then. I am amazed how you always give useful, but at the same time, easy tips, that really help. Thanks again!

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Brian Dean

I aim to please, Geoff! Thanks for taking the time to comment. It’s great to hear that I’ve been able to help you get more traffic to your site.

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Jake

Great ideas Brian – thanks. Jake

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Brian Dean

No problem, Jake. Glad you enjoyed the video!

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Sathya

Great Brian!!! I enjoyed your video. The days of creating backlinks to improve search rankings are gone. Now in new trend links are worth only if they providing some useful information for person who visit it. I am waiting for your next video.
Thanks,
Sathya

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Brian Dean

Glad you liked the video, Sathya. I still think backlinks have a pure SEO benefit, but you’re definitely right that you need useful information to get them in today’s SEO world.

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Liz

Thank you Brian. Your video is an eyeopener.

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Brian Dean

Happy to help, Liz. Feel free to send me an email if you have any questions.

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Sonal

Great strategies that work!
Please provide links to your courses for those who may want them.

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Brian Dean

Exactly, Sonal! I’ll definitely provide links to the course when enrollment opens up next week.

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jesse

Interesting twist on a very old topic. Looking forward to seeing and understanding more of your concepts…
Thanks!

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Brian Dean

Jesse, glad I could help. I actually have another video coming out next week, so I recommend signing up for the Backlinko newsletter so you don’t miss it 🙂

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Barbara Gene

How is this going to help me get sales on my Etsy shop?
Thank you

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Brian Dean

Good question, Barbara. The best way to use this strategy to get more sales from your Etsy shop would be to set up a blog on a separate domain (I don’t think you can set up a blog in your Etsy shop). Obviously, you’d want to advertise your Etsy shop on your blog.

Then just follow the strategy here to drive traffic to your blog 🙂

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Lalit Burma

Hey Brian
Love your energy in this video.
Many big companies are also doing spiting their posts in slide show (good to increase their page views)
Would you like to share those 2 forums on which you shared your posts ?

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Brian Dean

Glad you enjoyed the video, Lalit. You’re right: with videos you really need to keep them short and sweet. The two forums I shared on were The Warrior Forum and Traffic Planet.

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Brian Dean

Thanks for sharing, Lalit.

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Matt

You don’t rank anywhere in google.co.uk…

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Brian Dean

That’s because each country’s Google has a completely different set of results.

I’ve found that Google.co.uk tends to rank UK-based IPs and co.uk domains much higher than usual (on the flip side, co.uk domains VERY rarely show up in Google US).

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Scott

Awesome! I’m in the middle of your skyscraper technique right now. It’s shaping up to be a killer post. Loving your stuff (I just subscribed).
What plugin are you using for your social share bar (on the left)? Thanks.
Scott

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Brian Dean

That’s great to hear, Scott. Definitely keep me posted on how The Skyscraper Technique works out for you. I’ve heard back from quite a few members of the Backlinko community that have used it and seen great results.

I’m using Sharebar for the social sharing buttons.

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Andy

Hey Brian,
Some really great tips in here that I am definitely going to try out for a few of my sites. Do you think your domain name partially matching the term ‘backlinks’ helped in some way to get you ranking? In addition to the outreach.

Cheers,
Andy

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Brian Dean

Thanks Andy. Let me know if you have any questions as you apply these techniques for your own sites.

Good question. I’m sure it helped a little bit, but I think that a partial or exact match domain maybe gives you a 1% edge over the competition (if that). It’s definitely all about strategies outreach and link building (which I’ll talk more about in the next video).

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Ekaterina Ramirez

Hi Brian,
I use the strategy of featuring other people on my blog and then letting them know about it. It works well – people do usually share it with their audiences and then post it on their sites.
As always, thanks for everything.
Ekaterina

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Brian Dean

Glad you see that you’ve had success with this strategy too, Ekaterina. It makes sense that people would want to share a mention on another site with their followers: it makes them look good 🙂

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Crystal

Great video Brian! I’m looking forward to seeing the next one. I have your blog post you mentioned in my bookmarks ;o) how did you know? I even double checked while watching the video – yep still there. I love your content. You have a great energy – easy to understand – and makes me eager to work on my SEO. Thanks Brian.

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Brian Dean

Thanks for watching, Crystal! I can relate. I also have dozens of bookmarks that I haven’t gotten around to reading yet. I like the Expanded List Post because it encourages people to take action right away. So even if someone bookmarks it, they still get value from the post when they actually put the tip or strategy into action.

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Crystal

I’m going to use the expanded list post on my site to create activities that parents can do right now to enjoy art related learning or creating with their kids.

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Brian Dean

Sounds like a plan, Crystal 🙂

Let me know how it works out for you.

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Joel

So when you are emailing people for a heads up, where do you get their email addresses?

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Brian Dean

Good question, Joel. I actually use Buzzstream’s Link Buzzmarker feature, which hunts for emails that are listed on a site. If I can’t find one, I just use the site’s contact form.

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Mikk

Great stuff.. I’m currently doing 80% of the things you mentioned in your video… Sometimes when I go and search for 200 articles for the same keyword, I also try to look for broken links, so I could actually turn those “Heads Up Emails” into “broken linkbuilding emails”, because they tend to have a slightly better conversion.

About the forums – I haven’t tried this one yet. I guess you have to be somewhat authority on those boards (or at least some posts), otherwise people would think that some random rookie is trying to spam his links.. Right ?

Cheers

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Brian Dean

Nice! I’ve actually been doing that as well. I just do a quick check with Check My Links to see if there are any broken links. If so, I use a broken link building pitch. If not, heads up email.

Good question. Yes, you definitely want to have an account with some age and authority before re-posting a piece of content like that. But in my experience you only need around 25 helpful posts to establish yourself to the mods as a contributor to the forum.

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Carolyn

I’m very impressed. Everything you talk about is completely new and makes so much sense. Thanks for sharing.

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Brian Dean

Thanks for your kind words, Carolyn! Glad to hear I could bring some fresh stuff to the table with this video 🙂

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Benjamin Tong

Hey Brian,
Also loving the heads up portion, a great extension on the promotion portion of the sky scraper technique. It’s where I’m at currently so the timing is perfect.
Looking forward to the release of SEO that works, will be one of your first sign ups!

Cheers,
Ben

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Brian Dean

Funny you should mention that because I’ll be doing a few Heads Up Emails tomorrow for the post I published today.

Really glad to have you as a member of SEO That Works, Ben. Look forward to seeing you in the member’s area 🙂

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Graham

Thanks Brian. I do something similar but never thought to call it content rodeo before, I think you’ve coined a phrase there buddy! Some good ideas with the outreach emails too 🙂

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Brian Dean

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the video, I hope that name sticks, Graham 🙂

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JJ the digital frog

Hey dean

Amazing video dude
the first time i came across your website was the search for youtube marketing and trhen read quite a few articles ..i can see why you rank for your articles ,its gives a solution start to finish .. i was totally hooked on yor youtube marketing post and it definetly added to my knowledge .. imanaged to rank a video within a month in one niche with some tips from you

cheers
jeff

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Brian Dean

Thanks Jeff! That’s exactly what I try to do with every post: give people a start-to-finish technique that they can use to grow their online business.

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Brian Dean

Glad you enjoyed the video Ed. You have an awesome piece of content there so I KNOW that the content roadshow is going to crush it for you. Let me know how it goes 🙂

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Marc Bournemouth

Interesting video… unlike most I watch, I actually went all the way through to the end. Biggest take out for me is the thank you email aspect. I am always referencing other websites but very rarely contact them to bring it to their attention.

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Brian Dean

Glad you enjoyed it, Marc. I think you’ll see a difference when you start a quick Thank You Email campaign after every post. Simple yet effective 🙂

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Danielle

Thanks, Looking forward to implementing these tips with our businesses!

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Brian Dean

That’s great to hear, Danielle. Let me know if you have any questions along the way.

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Brian Dean

Thanks Scott. Definitely not easy, but nothing worthwhile in marketing is 🙂

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Jean Pierre Dupont

Well, I watched half of the video, signed up to watch the 2nd half, but nothing happened…

First half is interesting enough though…

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Brian Dean

I’d check your email for a confirmation link, Jean. Once you confirm you’ll get a link to the 2nd video. If that doesn’t work feel free to send me a message here: http://backlinko.com/contact-2

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Jeff G

Brian, this is an amazing video! Thanks so much for sharing your insight. I got to this page from the 17 Untapped Backlink Sources post and got to that from the YouTube SEO How To Rank Videos post. Great linking and thanks for stellar content!

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Brian Dean

Thanks Jeff! Glad to see my internal linking is working 🙂

Let me know if you have any questions about the techniques I talk about in the video.

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Sean Russell

Wow, what I got most from this post was not about ranking for my keyword but for how to effectively capture emails with a video.

As you video ended I found my hands go straight to fill in your form and I realized how powerful the technique you used for that was. I would imagine your conversion rate for this is up in the 80+ percentages.

Well done.

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Brian Dean

You’re onto something there, Sean. This page might end up as the focus of a case study at Backlinko because, as you pointed out, it converts really, really well.

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James Parker

I leaned a lot from you thanks a lot

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Brian Dean

Glad to hear that, James. Let me me know if you have any questions.

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Brian Dean

Glad to hear that I could help you get your new blog off on the right foot.

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Brian Dean

Thanks! Let me know how it works out for you 🙂

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Ryan McEniff

Looking at a evergreen resource I made, I googled the keywords and am looking through a lot of websites (the first 100) to find emails. A LOT are [email protected] I guess that is better than nothing. Do you find these emails for well? Also is it worth tweeting at them?

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Brian Dean

Yes, [email protected] is better than nothing (or even a contact form). If you see the comment above that I wrote in replies to Jordan’s comment I provide a quick tip on getting the most from emails to “[email protected]” email addresses.

Sometimes Twitter can actually get you better responses than emails because your pitch is public and the recipient doesn’t want to look like a jerk by ignoring you 🙂

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youbache

wow ! thats so awesome man ! definitely backlink guru !

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Brian Dean

Thanks Youbache 🙂

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Greg

Awesome stuff Brian – I have a question:
If you have a backlink with no anchor text around it, like “learn more” just floating in poor positioning, or some more relevant anchor text floating, is that harmful? What about a list of links like a blog roll?
Thanks for the help! –Greg

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Brian Dean

Thanks Greg. It’s definitely OK (and actually best) to have some of your anchors without any keywords in them. Not a fan of blogrolls but there’s nothing wrong with having a few as part of a really large link profile.

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Ryans Marketing

Awesome video man! I got here from the warrior forum. This is quite a different approach. I might just give this a try…

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Brian Dean

Thanks man! Let me know how it goes.

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Alex. K

Great video Brian! I just signed up for the free Backlinko Newsletter. Hopefully it will help increase #Rank of my website. Thx

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Brian Dean

Thanks Alex! Shoot me an email if you have any questions.

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mike

Great vid and breakdown… Quality.

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Brian Dean

Thanks Mike. I aim to please 🙂

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Phillip Kent

Brian. I just wanted to say thank you. Through quicksprout university and through backlinko you have shown me literally a ton of great information. Just with some of the advanced operators you used in quicksprout university you have altered the way I use the internet forever in regards to seo and content discovery. You are an awesome guy and a credit to internet marketers everywhere.WHat kind of video player do you use on this blog? I did the site speed test on quicksprout and it advised me to use iframes(In this case YouTube Embeds) because it slowed the page load times. I love videos both making them and watching them and they are a key part of my content strategy. That being said I was going over my average page load times on one of my sites and the average was between two and five seconds. I need to get that down as much as possible without getting a more expensive hosting plan(Yet). Do you have any ideas? Thanks for any advice you can provide.
-Phillip

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Brian Dean

Thanks Philip! I really appreciate that.

I’m using Wistia for this video. But I don’t think it loads that much faster than YouTube. Either way, I rather have a slightly slower-loading page if it means that I’m providing video content that people enjoy.

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Tijs

Hi Brian,

Signed up, awesome video, I will definitely apply this to my website. Very old school ideas, but why not interact with people directly instead of hoping they will notice you some magical way? 😀

I have a question about the third way. What would such an heads up email look like? To me, just giving the heads up could sound quite advertising in itself, so I’m curious on how you approach these people!

Cheers,
Tijs

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Brian Dean

Thanks Tijs. I absolutely agree: there’s no point hoping that the influencers in your space will see and share your stuff. You need to get it in front of them!

The heads up email should just say that a) you know they write about topic X and b) you just wrote something about topic X. If you want to be super careful you don’t even have to send them a link in the first email…just ask them if they want to see your article.

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Reven

wow you really number 1 when come to link building…….That’s awesome looking your post on Google first page and your are showing your method free of cost. I feel like i found treasure.

After looking your website I get one question in my mind that most of site I have visited whose are under 10k alexa rank have 100 of post……but your website have only 18 post and your alexa (8k something)rank getting better every time i see in my toolbar………so Google does not care how much your website have posts…they look for quality only….am i right?

Is it possible for someone to rank on Google first page to a website which have only one post or landing page for such a keyword like “backlink”.

When you start posting in your website then did you start creating backlink for a single post you posted first to rank on Google or first post couple of article then start working for rank them on Google.

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Brian Dean

That’s exactly right, Reven: Google doesn’t care how many pages your site has as long as they’re good. I started building links from day 1 (when I had 2 posts on the blog).

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RAVI PANDEY

Dear Brian,
Can’t thank you enough. Your presentations are so lucid & easy to follow even for a complete dodo like me! I turned to SEO to eke out a living at a ripe age of 50 & prefer to go through your writeup than some boring E-book by a Guru. I usually work for clients who are on a shoestring budget & your teachings come in very handy. Using some your suggestions I have been able to bring up the Alexa Ratings for some guys by 550,000. Do not know whether SEO will bring food to my table but it does give me immense satisfaction to see the results & do something for the people who can’t even dream of hiring much fancied SEO firms…& I must thank one Mr. Brian Dean for that. Please accept my heartfelt regards.
Keep Shining…We need to find the way!

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Brian Dean

Thanks so much for that comment, Ravi. It means a lot 🙂

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Krissanawat Kaewsanmuang

Hey Brian
please place video transcript I poor on listen english

many thank

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Brian Dean

Thanks for the suggestion, Krissanawat 🙂

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Paththage Fernando

Great tips Brian, thanks for pointing abut the content roadshow. amazing ideas for the content marketers to get the best attention for their content.

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Brian Dean

Thanks Fernando 🙂

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Anoop Sudhakaran

Hello Brian,
This is an awesome tactic. I just signed up to your Email list after watching the video. I wish I had signed up a lot earlier.
Anyways looking forward for awesome Blog posts and Emails. 🙂
Thanks

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Brian Dean

Thanks for signing up, Anoop. Let me know how the strategies in the video work out for you.

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Abdul Hanan

Hey There watching your video looks great.. 🙂 will this work? :S

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Brian Dean

There’s only one way to find out, Abdul 🙂

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Brian Dean

No problem, Marilyn 🙂

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Brian Dean

Thanks Chris. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Wessel Muller

Hey Brian, so glad im not the only one believing in the thank you email. Im in the shark cage diving industry in Gansbaai/South Africa ( Supreme Sharks) and we get about 1000 clients through our door each month so ive spoken to my team to get a thank you email in place but we havent come so far. Now that you mentioned it in the video im definitely putting together a thank you email.

Thanks mate!

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Brian Dean

Nice Wessel! The TYE is something that’s so simple — but because so few people do it — makes a massive difference. Let me know how it goes for you.

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3webd

Hi Brian, really interesting video full of actionable tips. Cannot wait to get the second part.

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Brian Dean

Glad you liked it. Part 2 is just as good…if not better 🙂

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Amit

Well, it is really very interesting post Brian. I hope the posted video is going to help me a lot by applying the tips availed. Thanks for sharing.

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Brian Dean

I think the advice in the article will definitely help, Amit 🙂

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Afiq

Thank you so much Brian!

Why is so hard to rank a new blog, new domain. But there are some blogger can rank better even though their blog just 3-4 month old.

What is your opinion about this.

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Brian Dean

It’s all about which sites have the best links. I don’t think site or domain age is a huge ranking signal.

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fajri

Great video Brian
I hope to give you a video strategy can help me in managing my website. thank’s

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Brian Dean

Thanks! I aim to please 🙂

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djdaniel150

Very helpful tips in your video. I agree the average list post doesn’t tend to provide the most in depth information for users. We can definitely take it a step further by guiding users through the process completely, with each and every step.

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Brian Dean

Thanks! Definitely. The ELP takes more work than your average list post, but it’s worth it 🙂

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Robb Gorringe

Whoo-hoo! Let the Rodeo, (…I mean the Road show) Begin!! Thanks for the awesome teaching Brian! I’m signing-up for your list right now.

Robb

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Brian Dean

Thanks Robb! Let me know how it goes.

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MoreDigital

Amazing video Brian. I’ve just come the first time on your blog and I see that I’ll stay with you for longer 😉

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Brian Dean

Thanks. Stick around, it’s fun 🙂

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Brian Dean

Cheers Larry. Glad you liked it 🙂

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Mike Stevens

I love it. Back to the basics. I so often get bogged down with new linking methods that I forget the basics. And slightly improving the basics, like with your ELP. Thanks so much. I have my work cut out for me.

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Brian Dean

Thanks Mike. Well said, this 1-2 punch is pretty old school. Let me know how things go 🙂

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robin

Really Brian Sir. Awesome Video. I Hope this Strategy helps me a lot. 🙂

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Brian Dean

Cheers, Robin. It should definitely help you out.

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Andrew Richards

DUDE! Your a genius, i had actually ready the article you wrote on the 4th of this month (The updated version) suprised to see that some of those methods were still good. (I had actually ready that article before it was updated and was glad to see that most of it was still applicable today, after this huge update. Thanks for this great video! One two Buckle My Shoe, let the ranks begins!

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Brian Dean

Thanks Andrew. Let me know how the 1-2 punch works out for you 🙂

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Nathan

Great video Brian,
not sure if this has been said already, but for info you are number 2 in UK. Checked out your actual page you were talking about, and it is obvious that quality and quantity go together, rather than the standard ‘500’ word post!

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Grant

Very nice CTA at the end. Learn something new every day.

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Brian Dean

Glad you liked that one, Grant 🙂

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Hassan Ijaz

Hello,
I came across your website and I really liked it.
We have a family business, a Towing Company in NYC.
What can i do to make our Towing website rank higher? Any suggestions?

Thanks a lot

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Brian Dean

Thanks Hassan. It’s the same for any site: create an awesome piece of content and promote it. For towing you could create topics on things like car repair, maintenance etc.

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Dj

Outside the direct value the article brings you did a great job on the video identifying with your audience. By this I mean the sentences about reading a few bullet points in an article that’s authoritative and bookmarking with the intention of coming back to the post at a later time.

I think that’s not necessarily a “bad” thing but defiantly thinking outside the box to capture the CTA intended in a unique way is the other half of the battle.

I’m rethinking my strategies in this way with the underlying theme that I won’t feel pushy to ensure the CTA is used to fully participate in receiving the value of the contents, knowing that I’m doing the reader a favor by ensuring they get more content in the future that their really wanting.

On a side note from a newbie I 2000% agree on the forum posting except for the content within related niches. Many debate the value of an SEO link but that’s really not the goal. The goal is to put good Content in front of an audience that welcomes your Content.

In many cases, the search traffic I’ve received by doing this over the long haul exceeds the actual traffic I receive in the long tail keywords targeted in Google search.

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Brian Dean

Great comment, DJ. I’m with you on the forum posting: useless for SEO but great for content promotion.

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Paul

Great stuff.
I’m just lollin at some of the keywords you rank for.
e.g. Google Keyword Planner, white hat SEO, effective SEO strategy, CPA marketing, on-page SEO.

Great to see decent content being backed up with intelligent channeling of page rank using internal anchor text. I do this too, but I struggle to get external backlinks to rank for these sort of short tailors.

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Brian Dean

Thanks Paul. Those external links is what it’s all about 🙂

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SEOValley

Useful Video! Thanks for sharing. One more thing i noticed that you reply even a single comment with prompt solution and that too in very time. More power to you, Great going Brian!!

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Brian Dean

Happy to help. That’s how I roll 🙂

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Aswin Mohan

Awesome Video Man , enjoyed each Bit of it , and iam in love with two Punch technique already !! 🙂

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Brian Dean

Thanks Aswin. Let me know how it goes 🙂

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Ola

Writing great content with little or no traffic to my site has ever been a 1-2punch headache for me. I just hope all you shared in this video and the subsequent ones will be something to say a 1-2 thanks for. Thanks for your effort in putting this up.

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Brian Dean

This is definitely the 1-2 punch that you’re looking for, Ola 🙂

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NOOR BASHEER

Nice work Brian! Your video made me understand the process on building backlinks better than some of the written articles.

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Brian Dean

Thanks Noor. That’s why I’m here 🙂

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Maga Cocina

Great! I will try tu use your methods in spanish, I guess they will work!

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Brian Dean

Let me know how it goes, Maga 🙂

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Tim Aucoin

Another awesome post by Brian and Backlinko. Do you run this website by yourself? It’s full of so much great content.

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Brian Dean

Thanks Tim 🙂
I do a lot of the work but there’s a team behind the scenes that helps me out.

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Harry

Thank you for such an amazing video Brian ,

some of the keywords are now its close to impossible even if we do all the things inside the video
for example a keyword like seo or life insurance
can we actually beat corporate giants that they are dominating these keywords ?
Thanks

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Brian Dean

No problem, Harry.

I think you may have taken the headline too literally 😛

Ranking for head terms like “insurance” or “SEO” is going to be next to impossible without a 7-figure marketing budget. But for less competitive terms, this 1-2 punch can definitely work really well.

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Abinav

Hey Nice Strategy Brian! Definitely I’m gonna try this One-Two Punch Strategy, If i have any doubts ‘l ask you 🙂

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Brian Dean

Sounds like a plan, Abinav.

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Zeeshan

This is an amazing video guide for keyword ranking.
Brian I really like your SEO strategies and I am implementing all these to my site… I have no words to thank you that how much you are helping us by sharing your awesome knowledge… God Bless you

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Brian Dean

Thanks Zeeshan. Appreciate the kind words 🙂

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Robert

This strategy sound really good… I will give it a try ;). All the best, Robert.

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Brian Dean

Sounds like a plan, Robert. Keep me posted 🙂

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Arjunsinh

Hello Brian,
You have shared the best tactics in your video “How to Rank For Any Keyword ( video 1&2). They are really excellent and I am sure this is going to help me a lot in driving a traffic what I had been trying since long ,but I failed. But this time this is going to work. I have recently published one post after going thorough your video and try incorporating some of the tactics.
I have subscribed your news letter so I dont miss any of the updates from you. Looking to learn more from you
Regards
Arjun

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Brian Dean

Sounds good Arjunsinh. Let me know how it goes.

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Sid

Excellent explanation Brian. In this competitive field, one has to really work hard to appear front in result pages. Your guide had so much unknown techniques to learn. Thanks.

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Brian Dean

Thanks Sid.

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Sohil Memon

An awesome guide to rank the keyword. You’re too good Brian. Thanks for it!

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Brian Dean

You’re welcome, Sohil.

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dee

well blow me away! this had to be the most creative source i’ve seen for syndicating a blog post and getting more traffic. i’ve browsed around on your site and you’ve got some good stuff here. good work…

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Brian Dean

Thanks Dee 🙂

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Ayah

Hi Brian, the video isn’t working. It keeps freezing though i tried it from several of my devices. Do you have it available elsewhere because I would love to implement the strategy. Thanks!

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Brian Dean

Ayah, may have been a temporary bug. I just tried it any it worked.

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Rob Broley

Brian, I have just come across your website and so far have found what you have posted as invaluable.

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Brian Dean

Thanks Rob. I really appreciate that 🙂

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Ayah

Hi Brian, great job! This video really helped. I’m new to SEO and I have a question, it may sound silly or redundant – using this approach I do not need to find a low competition keyword? Is this true? I ask because being new and all I was taught that finding low competition, high converting keywords is key but I’ve not been successful finding any in my field since they are all very competitive and I felt stuck. Using this strategy it doesn’t really matter which keyword I use?

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Brian Dean

Thanks Ayah. It can work for high or low competition keywords.

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Prateek

Hi Brian as usual great post.

There is an typo on this page in title tag you used
“How to Rank For Any Keyword (This is The Exact 1-2 Punch I Used to Rank #4 for “Backlinks”)”

and on h2 you used

“How to Rank For Any Keyword (This is The Exact 1-2 Punch I Used to Rank #5 for “Backlinks”)”

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Brian Dean

Thanks Prateek. My rankings moved up and I forgot to update both 🙂

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Will Robins

Great Video. Can you look at improving nav on the blog? It is hard finding everything you have published on it. Don’t take that negative, I normally don’t care to find most of that crap people publish and with you I want to read every story.

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Brian Dean

Thanks Will. Unfortunately, you have to choose a focus with a site’s navigation. Mine is focused on SEO and conversions. You can find all my stuff using site:backlinko.com in Google.

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Kris Gomula

Hi Brian! I am new to this website but I got to say this video is really interesting! I’ going to subsribe to your newsloetter to get some more useful information. great job and explanation. I am going to implement your advice to my site. Once again thanks for this great video.

Kris

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Brian Dean

You’re welcome, Kris. Glad you liked the video.

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ashu

Hi brian, Thank you for sharing this great video. I understood everything, but the I can not understand last part of heads up email. If you can explain it clearly.

You asked to search the top 100 or 200 results for the exact match keyword and then email. To whom I should email? Those top site owners/writers?

Hope to get my answer soon. Thank you

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Brian Dean

Yes, that’s exactly right Ashu.

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Lizzie

Great stuff! I didn’t quite understand the heads up email, is that for your email subscribers, or is that being sent out to the top pages? (It’s late and my brain isn’t computing!)

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Brian Dean

Thanks Lizzie 🙂
That’s sent to the top pages.

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Lizzie

Awesome, thanks for that 🙂

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Jack Stevens

Heads up email sounds so simple. Be interesting to see how effective it is in different industries over a period of time. I will be trying it for some of my clients
Thanks Brian

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Brian Dean

Let me know how it goes, Jack 😀

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Matthew Mortensen

that video was absolutely amazing! i feel like i should have paid $50 bucks to watch that video because I can use the strategies you talked about to take my site through the roof. super pumped up after watching that cuz I was kinda in an SEO rutt. thanks!!!

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Brian Dean

Happy to help, Matthew.

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Tony Lee

Thank you for sharing this amazing video! I especially appreciate you mentioning forum as a great strategy.

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Brian Dean

You’re welcome, Tony 🙂

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John Lee

Wow Really Nice video for me because i want to learn internet marketing and my suggest me your website for learn lot’s of interest things. I am sure your this article will help me to rank my few high searches and low competitions Keyword Thank you so much for sharing this video.

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Brian Dean

You’re welcome, John.

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Vic

Nice video. The problem with ELP is that everyone is using them, so they’ve startrf to lose their attractivenes.

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Brian Dean

Thanks Vic. I haven’t seen too many people use them (especially outside the internet marketing industry).

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Lee Mills

How would I use the 1-2 punch for my youtube channel or video?

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Brian Dean

Lee, this wouldn’t work for a YouTube channel. It’s designed for blog posts.

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Nalin

Hello Brian, thanks for the useful video. Really a very ethical and powerful way to build links.
However, I am a bit confused and have a couple of questions. Hope you clear my doubts about them:
1. For the thank you email, should we ask them for a link right away in the email or just inform them?
2. Also, in the heads up email, won’t I be mailing to competitors for that keyword? And what are usually the odds of competitors linking back to the content? ? What was your personal experience?

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Brian Dean

Thanks Nalin. 1. I just inform them. 2. Sometimes. But it depends on your industry.

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Peter Mantu

I must have had my head in the sand for a while…this is exactly what I have been looking for and sure going to implement every inch of it. Thanks a million Brian, you are life-saver!

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Brian Dean

Happy to help, Peter.

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Brian Dean

You’re welcome, Huguens.

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Budi Irsandhi

Good job Brian, but you have be number #1, you have keyword on domain. Keep it up!

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Brian Dean

Thanks Budi 🙂

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Brian Dean

You’re welcome, Diane 🙂

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Ben

Signed up for the second part of this video through email… but the link never came?

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Brian Dean

Hi Ben. Hmmm. Send me a message through the contact form and I’ll get that to you.

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JayKay Dowdall

Awesome video, thanks Brian! I’ve always been skeptical about using forum marketing to get referral traffic, but since I’ve started experimenting in a variety of niches I can safely say it really works! One thing I would add here (on the topic of forum marketing with your Content Roadshow) is to create a strong call-to-action in your signature, if it’s allowed by the forum TOS of course. Since experimenting with my signature on various forums I have seen referral traffic increase by 65% from these specific forums!

In any case, great video!

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Brian Dean

Thanks JayKay. That’s very true: your signature copy makes a HUGE difference. Good point.

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Trevor

Fantastic methodologies Brian. Like the previous commentator I too was skeptical about using Forum as a tactic, based on a lot of theories banded around the internet, pertaining to low quality etc.

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Brian Dean

Hi Trevor, like anything in business, it’s about how you use forum marketing. As long as you add value, you’re set 🙂

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Damian Martin

Hello Brian,
This is almost a fantastic trick for keyword ranking, don’t you have a pdf or ebook for content roadshow and for list post by step by step?

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Brian Dean

Damian, that’s all I got 🙂

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Brian Dean

You’re welcome, Allen.

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Jan Jordyn

Hi Brian.
Some incredibly valuable insights here – love the ‘1-2 Punch’ concept – will definitely be putting that into action with my next piece of content – thanks so much for sharing!

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Brian Dean

You’re welcome, Jan. 1-2 punches rock!

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Erdem

Hello,
Do you have a course about SEO?
I cant find the link.
Regards,
ERdem

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Brian Dean

Hi Erdem, I do but enrollment is closed. Make sure to stay on the mailing list to get a heads up the next time we open up enrollment.

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Maurizio Fumini

Great Video Brian, there is a verbatim transcript of what you said on video?
Best regards
Maurizio F.

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Brian Dean

Thanks Maurizo. No, there isn’t.

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Nick T

I am a big fan Mr. Dean. Always a pleasure reading or watching your stuff. Ready for some more info via your youtube channel. Keep up the good work!

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Brian Dean

Thanks Nick. I definitely plan on putting out more videos on my YT channel this year.

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James

Great vid. Im loving this tactic. Im so happy i found your site

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Brian Dean

Thanks James.

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Neil

Hi Brian,
Great post I am going to start taking action and replicate this strategy but I was just curious if you had some example emails which you would use to attract people to your new content through the different methods you mentioned above.
Thanks

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Brian Dean

Sounds good, Neil. If you sign up for the newsletter I send out word-for-word scripts all the time.

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David

Hi Brian,
Great video! Cool to see that these simple tactics are still effective, as I was able to use this to generate some links and social shares to some of my content.

Quick question: Since most forums are against self-promotion how do you link back to your post so that posting you content there leads to clicks to your site?

Cheers!

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Brian Dean

Thanks David. Glad to hear that you’ve had success with these strategies. The key is to become a respected member of the community first. Once you’ve provided value for a while, people won’t care if you self promote…especially if you only share good stuff (like Expanded List Posts).

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David Arrington

Thanks Brian. That makes sense. I’ll stick with just the forum signature link while I build up rep, and then test out sharing high quality content with a link later on.

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Lukas Hablitzel

Hi Brian!
Really nice inspiration! I will definitely check out your youtube channel.

The only thing I was wondering is how you present the content to the people you email so that it’s not spammy since its the first contact.

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Brian Dean

Hi Lukas, you just want to give them a friendly heads up about your content. I don’t usually even ask them to share it.

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Zdeno

Hello,
Great information, great stuff but you know what’s annoying about your website? You asking for emails on every step even when I am already subscribed. I know it\s important to build up mailing list but this kind of behaviour starting to push me of from visiting your website and you probably will lost my attention down the road despite great information you offer.
best regards,
zdeno

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Brian Dean

I hear you. But if you don’t think my world-class SEO material is worth the 5-seconds it takes to enter your email into a form, then they’re not for you.

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Karan Bhagat

This is exactly what I was looking for. Just waiting for the “Download Complete” dialogue box to appear. Thanks a lot for this.

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Brian Dean

You’re welcome, Karan.

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Trevor

Amazing content Brian. This information has added more arsenal to my expanding knowledge of link building.

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Vanessa

Thanks for the tips Brian. I did not quite understand the Heads Up Email. Could you please clarify? (I’m French) Is that a newsletter where you will share a new post?

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danny

Great video. i love the strategy but i do feel like these techniques cant be applied in all niches unfortunately. But i think i might be able to alter it.

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Daniel

Dear Brian,
Please can you remove your website from the Internet? You gave me all the info I need and I would prefer no one else will know about your techniques!

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Toto Jay

Hi Brian,

We tried to explore this strategies for a about a week now, and we’ve seen some great improvement to our target niche and our PR keywords are doing well. a bit painstaking for times to do it but it worth a lot. Thanks man!

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Jeremiah Say

Amazing and wonderful tip on backlinking 🙂 Gonna implement it on my new site.

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matteo barletta

Usually people see competition in gkp refers to paid advertising competitiveness of keywords only..
Hover in my opinion this is many times representative of the organic search competition as well. If The best PPC campaigns require, by Google rules, specific landing pages for specific keywords, Does this mean that an high number websites involved in the cpc campaign are fully optimized for those keywords? Are dozen of keywords with low level of competition on google keyword planner easier to rank, because referring to a low number of pages optimized for the purpose of gkp?

What do you think Brian?

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Waqas Ahmed

Brian, Absolutely an amazing video!
Actually i was too worried about my clients keywords that i was trying to rank them from last 3 months, but unfortunately wasn’t able to rank them on first page, but after getting some untapped tips from Guru like you able to rank them quickly and easily.

Thanks again for sharing awesome stuff and gonna to read your 17 untapped backlinks tips as well. 🙂

Regards

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Doug Wareham

5-6-2015
Hey, just watched your video on “How to Rank For Any Keyword” and I found it very informative. I’m relatively new to Internet Marketing and I was looking for information on CPA a PPL, and I came across your link. For sure I’ll be watching future videos or yours and your newsletter. I would like to know how to put together a successful CPA and PPL campaign, and of course I don’t understand how to get links and give them. Although, your form here is probably the way. I need some help with this endeavor. Thanks again, I’ll be watching and listening to you…….
Doug Wareham

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Alfredo Almeida

Good technique. What about the e-mail for reaching out about your content? It sounds like spam Do you reach them for one particular post or the entire Page?. Cheers.

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Brian Dean

Hi Alfredo, you’re only reaching out to people that are interested so it’s not spam.

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Andy

What I love about your articles is: you not only mention the SEO technique, but also how to execute that particular technique, which most of the sites miss out.

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Brian Dean

That’s what I love about them too, Andy 🙂
But seriously, I appreciate that.

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Alice Mitchell

Thank you very much your guid really help me alot to promote my local business.

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Damon

hey brian,

1) Example: If I link to you in a post I am writing today I can contact you. Then I write another post that I link to you in a week from now. Should I contact you again? And what if I link to you for a 3rd + time?

I suppose you have to find different people to link to every time. Right?

2) How are you able to post to forums without seeming like the only think you want to do there is to drop your link? If you find a forum, register and upload your post won’t they understand that you just want to promote yourself?

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dan

Great stuff as always, Brian, thank you for the excellent backlink advice!

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Ramsay

Like the roadshow idea

Is a transcript available for this idea and/or a direct link to the video so it can be watched again?

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Gaurav

Hi Brian,
Thanks for this amazing article, I am subscriber to your newsletter as well. I have a little doubt, I have done some keyword research related to my niche and have found some good keywords but not getting how shall I proceed to get traffic out of them ?
If you have written any article about the same then please help me with the link.
Thanks 🙂

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Grace Le

Hi,
I have a question.
I sell WordPress Theme, I don’t know what kind of keyword will increase the conversion rate and what the topics my readers would like to read 🙁
Please give me a hand.

Cheers,
Grace

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Jose Lopez

Brian, you never fall short to amaze me with your “How To”s those tips are just awesome! Can’t wait to write my next little post. I need to try that.

Keep us putting out great stuff. I’m a fan.

Jose

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Abid Anwar

Brain you´re inspiring me again and again!
Thank’s for this impressive video

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Rob Rohena

Video goes silent after a few seconds.

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Jitesh

Impressive as always. Thanks for great techniques.

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Greg

Hi Brian,

I would like to ask if you are truly serious about ranking for any keyword?. I would like to target a national brand keyword that is a single word and then a 3 word version of it. My goal would be to make it into the top 3 at least. Does your program still work with all the latest google updates and if so what is a realistic time frame to go after a major brand?.

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Ruth Hadikin

Hi Brian,
I’m learning so much from your very informative, specific and detailed content – Thank You! Thanks too to Jake and Jordan for asking the questions in the comments that I would have asked – about how to post in forums and how to write an email when you can’t contact the person directly – your answers to their questions were exactly what I needed to know to move forward… I’m just writing my first ELP… and will soon be on the content roadshow! Brilliant information Brian. Thank you… thank you … thank you…! 🙂

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Jake Hare

Brian, you’re a wizard! Thanks for the two amazing ideas. I don’t know how you do it, but I’m always ready to just fork over my email to you to get more of your content. Thanks again for your help! I know I speak for everyone when I say you do a great service to the online SEO community.

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Seb Bournemouth

Great video Brian. Thnaks for sharing such awesome stuff and have to read your 17 untapped backlinks tips now 🙂

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Adam

Great video. Really useful stuff! Thanks

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Hunter

Thank you very much for the info! Hopefully I can get my website higher up in the ranks soon!

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Pt.

Just read your definitive guide to keywords (but no comments section on that page).

Have google changed their keyword planner area, because i can’t see anything that matches the screen prints. Can’t seem to see the keyword ideas bit or the suggested bid etc.

But I might be looking in the wrong place…

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Pt.

Sounded a bit negative – really enjoy your guides etc thought.

Some great info there.

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Shawn Nguyen

Really great video that gave me highly successful actionable items! Using this, I’ve managed to gain 20 more backlinks in a week!

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Will

Brian,
How do you make this for a wordpress blog without the sidebar showing up?

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Sawyer

Great Stuff! Keep up the good work! What do you think of paying for an Alexa membership? I’m trying to find a good tool for checking backlinks to sites without spending a fortune.

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John Divramis

l show your video and l will use it as helpful resource to built my own video for my Greek SEO blog.

Thank You

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Doug Mitchell

Great video Brian! I will try the 1-2 punch strategy on my next post.
Thanks
Doug Mitchell

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Alex Gunderman

I’m so glad I came across this! Awesome video with some really good information. I will definitely be implementing this strategy into the work I do. Thank you Brian!

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Andrew Rezk

Great video Brian, thank you for sharing these helpful SEO techniques. Infact, SEO is a scary topic for me & i’m sure for many people aswell. As you said, there are many multi-million brands competing against guys like me & you. I wish there was a specific road-map or step-by-step plan to get better ranking, the information overload makes it even harder for guys like me.

I will be waiting for your 2nd video in my mail.

Thank you again,
Andrew

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Adrian

Great video and some insightful information on SEO tactics to use. This is a useful content marketing video. Well done!

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Gareth Ellis

Love this Brian, I have been unwittingly doing something similar in my initial outreach to clients… in discussing SEO I say, “hey I’ll send a quick win plan you can do your self.” which always piques interest, In this I give them a page with basic things, you know like how to add to google my business, set up social pages etc. But I tell them EXACTLY how… And to be honest if you stand back it is a lot to read for a busy business owner. Half the time they never actually read it all and usually give me a call to fix it. Will definitely look at applying this in a more methodological way

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Himanshu Dani

Hello Brian, brilliant stuff. After watching this video a light bulb flashed into my head.

But still have confusion :

I’m eager to know how to apply this 1-2 Punch technique to an affiliate review site ?This is all about reaching to the appropriate people and make them notice your work. Do people who rank are willing to share their ventures with others because the ultimate aim of such blogs is to make revenue and nobody would like to share his costumers with anybody…………………………..

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