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

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  1. 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!

  2. 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!!!

    1. 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.

    2. 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 !

    1. 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.

  3. 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. 🙂

    1. 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 🙂

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

    1. 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!

    1. 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.

    1. 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. 🙂

  4. 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?

    1. 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.

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

  5. 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?

    1. 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.

  6. 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.

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