Often it may be enough to just run a big kick ass SEO link campaign and watch your keyword rank smack the sh*t outta everyone elses but in certain markets half the battle is geting your links indexed (and keeping them indexed). If you are serious about links then doing a little research on how to get them indexed and point a little bit of link love their way can yield some great results.
As I spend huge amounts of time researching different link campaigns, I have spent a lot of that on getting some links indexed and in some cases, building other links to those links (getting confused yet). I decided to run a little test leveraging the following social media sites
Note: All links used where either article links, links in blog posts or links in PR releases. They were all from similar sites (in terms of PR)
Twitter Index Driver
5 Links Syndicated: I used one of my throw away twitter accounts and a tool that will auto retweet a tweet a certain number of times.
Social Bookmark Index Driver
5 Links Syndicated: I used one of my throw away social bookmark aliases and a tool that will auto bookmark a post/article. It will do this across a selection of social bookmark sites and also appear from different IP addresses i.e. it won’t look as if a computer program is doing it
Social News Index Driver
5 Links Syndicated through Digg: I used one of my throw away digg aliases and a tool that will auto syndicate a news story. (I set it for 30 diggs)
5 Links Syndicated through Reedit: I used one of my throw away reedit aliases and a tool that will auto syndicate a news story. (I set it for 30 bumps)
5 Links Syndicated through Mixx: I used one of my throw away mixx aliases and a tool that will auto syndicate a news story. (I set it for 30 bumps).
Article Index Driver
5 Links Syndicated: I used a tool that will allow me to spin an article and swap in links that are then syndicated out on mass to other directores, so I use this to build links to good links I want indexed
The reason I say “throw away” is because I want it clear they have no authority/community built up i.e. friends/network. They simply act as a means to seed content that gets auto tweeted, bookmarked etc.
Now, I KNOW there are hundreds of factors that result in your link getting indexed, so I am not saying this is concrete test. I just thought how I throw a few tests together may interest a few people.
Index drivers are a powerful concept. For example, this gets really interesting when you build a blog for this purpose, hook it up to ping.fm, which is then hooked up to the likes of a twitter account, posterous, tumblr blog, digg, multiply, which in turn gets auto syndicated etc etc …. but I just wanted to strip away all that to the simple tests above …. and I would/have charged for the more complex setup + knowledge !!!
Oh, I will do a follow up to this with results in a week !!!
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