If you want high octane backlinks from authority sites without spending a dime, then you definitely want to check out this completely unknown link building strategy.
In fact, the technique I’m about to show you one is one of the most powerful weapons in my SEO arsenal…
…and it’s a technique that almost NO ONE in SEO is using.
Sound cool? It is.
The Problem With Authority Links
You already know that authority links are where it’s at.
If you put a gun to my head and forced me to decide between 1,000 PR1 links and a single link from Stanford.edu, I wouldn’t even have time to blink before yelling: “Stanfoooordddd!
(Yes, I’d have to be all dramatic like that…there’s a gun pointing at my head!).
But as you know firsthand, authority links are really, REALLY hard to get your hands on.
And the one’s you DO get have a laundry list of frustrating issues:
- Usually a content-less profile link
- On an orphan page with PR n/a or PR0
- Likely to get deleted by an admin
- Hard to get indexed (even if you waste time and energy pinging the page)
In other words, they suck.
But there’s a better way to get authority links.
The technique I’m going to show you not only hooks you up with links on authority domains…
…but gets you backlinks on authority PAGES as well.
How to Steal Authority for Fun and Profit
I’ve been KILLING it in lately with these backlinks. I like to call them Funnel Links.
But first, it’s important to see how most crappy profile and web 2.0 properties work:
Basically you’re looking an orphan page on a high PR domain.
Not awful…but still suffers from the problems mentioned above.
The most glaring problem with this is that even if Google DOES find your link…it’s sitting on a blank page with a grand total of 0 links pointing to it.
Not much SEO value happening there.
In sharp contrast here’s what a Funnel Link looks like:
What we’re doing here is creating a content-rich page on an authority domain and funneling PR from within the domain to our Funnel page…
…which then flows smoothly to our money site.
Here’s a Real Life Example
Check out this Funnel page here:
This person has no idea that she’s created a Funnel Link…but she has.
And so can you.
If you take a look at her page you may notice that her Funnel Page is a PR4!
And it’s ALL from internal links…which you can get in about 15-30 minutes of “work”.
Why does this matter?
Because a good amount of that link juice is flowing to her site via the dofollow backlink sitting on her Funnel Page.
Here’s How You Do It
There are three dead-simple steps to setting up a Funnel Link:
1. Find Funnel Sites
This is the hard part.
Funnel Link sites don’t have much in common (in other words, no footprint)…making them a wee bit hard to find.
But once you know how to spot a site that you can drop a Funnel Link on, finding them becomes VERY simple.
Here’s what to look for:
- The link to your money site is dofollow
- You can create a content-rich page
- You can get internal links by liking, commenting and following other people (this is HUGE)
Here are some sites you can start stealing authority from right now:
If you’re feeling frisky and want to build more, Knowem.com is an awesome resource….
Just head over to Knowem and type in anything into the search tool:
And you’ll get a list of results like this:
While not all of these sites will let you build Funnel Links, most will. It’s just a matter of signing up and testing them out.
2. Build Your Funnel Page
Once you’ve found a site that allows you to build a contextual page AND funnel PR to it, it’s time to make your very own page.
It may seem straightforward, but it’s worth a mention: do not spam these sites!
Remember: you’re joining a community of people.
People that get very upset when a spammer shows up…and they express their displeasure by booting you from the site.
Just like you did in high school, make an effort to fit in.
That means if you join a site full of musicians, tell them about your dope MC skills (even if you only rap in the shower).
Or if it’s a group of writers, make a page about the novel you’re looking to write.
This keeps you under the radar screen…so that your links stick for the long-term.
In other words, don’t post SEO-optimized content or drop anchor text links.
Just create a page that a moderator or member of the community would approve of if they landed there (which they eventually will).
In other words, be cool.
To illustrate, let’s do this on Behance.net.
First you sign up and click “create project”.
Instead of dropping your link and moving on, fill out all the details and add some content (in Behance’s case, their content comes in the form of “Projects”).
You can add anything you want. I just add goofy pictures of me and my friends from Facebook and pass them off as artistic photography work (lol).
All that content helps the page get indexed by Google (spider food) and satisfies the site’s moderators…
…so it’s worth the 5 minutes it takes to make a full profile.
3. Funnel PR to Your Page
Here’s the linchpin of this technique.
And while it may seem complicated, it’s actually very, very easy to pull off.
In general, you want to look for ways that you can create internal links back to your Funnel Page without looking spammy.
This is best accomplished by doing things that automatically build links back to your Funnel Page whenever you do them, such as:
- Commenting on a piece of content
- Liking content
- Liking a profile
- Following someone
- Uploading content to the site
For our Behance example, start following as many other members that you can…
Every time time you follow someone it builds a link to your Funnel Page from their profile page, via the link near “followers”:
You can also comment on other people’s projects, which links back to your Behance Funnel Page:
How to Make This Work Even Better
I just made a quick video that will show you how to funnel PR more effectively with the help of ScrapeBox:
Now You Try It
Now it’s your turn to give Funnel Links a whirl.
But your job doesn’t stop there…
Please leave a comment about your experience (either positive and negative) below.
And if you find a new Funnel Link site, please share the love with the rest of us.