My success with Sick!
1st May, the day I discovered Sick
I've been here about 8 weeks. I have 100s of websites divided into four catagories.
Health commerce sites
Clickbank product sites
Blogfarm for the purpose of anchor text links to my money sites
Domains that I intend to pass onto my kids - with a 2/3 page minisite
My first priority is my health and clickbank sites.
It took me about an hour to figure out Sick, pick up the free packets, buy some of 1 bucks packets and start blasting away It took me another hour to realise that this wasn't enough lol!
I'm not a coder, I can't even build a website without help, I'm the least technical person you'll ever find. I knew I needed packets of 10,000s of links, all unique to me and I also knew the only way to get that was to make them myself. I took a step back, decided on a plan and followed it through.
I then spent a couple of days just finding every piece of information I could on how to use scrapebox properly and how to build my own packets in Sick. I didn't pay for anything, I just went to forums, read posts, read the faqs, watched the videos etc.
I'd already discovered (obviously) that you couldn't register at a forum if the username was already taken so I knew that I would have to build my packets using the same username every time to ensure that my packets had no duplicates. I picked the most obscure username to ensure that nobody else would be using it for maximum success.
Having 'jumped in' without thinking about it properly I spent 2 weeks just making packets using the same username and targetting the same keyword phrase (going back a couple of days later to add my links in). At the end of my 2 weeks my target term had jumped from number 74 to number 2. I now had packets of about 18,000 links, many of which hadn't been picked up yet on my 'packet creating term' so I knew it was a waste to continue building packets with that term, but I wasn't happy with 18,000 links, I wanted more
As mentioned above, I have a blogfarm for the purpose of getting anchor text links to my money sites. I want them to be strong so they pass on good PR juice but I don't really want them to rank, for obvious reasons. I ran my 18,000 links through again on a term that I knew I could never rank for... a "payday loan" type of phrase (but not "payday loan") - and then continued building packets under my new keyword phrase for another week or so.
By the 24th May (almost one month into my subscription with Sick). I'd built packets consisting of 25,000 links(ish). My first target keyword sat at number 2 and my throw away keyword "payday loan" wasn't anywhere.
From 24th May onwards I've used my packets as I intended. 1/2/3,000 links to 'this page' for 'this term' and 1/2/3,000 links to 'that page' for 'that term' etc. You know how it works. I go back a few days later and add my link in.
Today, the 23rd June
Target keyphrase that I built my packets with, is at number 1!
Links placed on the 28th May, keyphrase is at number 1 (from 2)
Links placed on the 28th May, keyphrase is at number 1 (from 8)
Links placed on the 28th May, keyphrase is at number 11 (from nowhere)
Links placed on the 28th May, keyphrase is at number 2 (from 16)
Links placed on the 29th May, keyphrase is at number 1 (from 3)
Links placed on the 29th May, keyphrase is at number 1 (from 22)
Links placed on the 29th May, keyphrase is at number 1 (from 63)
Links placed on the 29th May, keyphrase is at number 4 (from nowhere)
Links placed on the 30th May, keyphrase is at number 1 (from 17)
My keyphrases are various degrees of difficulty. These are not just 'easy' terms I've gone for.
It 'usually' takes 5/6 weeks in my past experience for a search term to move so dramatically so I'm surprised that these have moved so quickly!! (some in just a couple of weeks). There are terms I've targetted on the 28/29/30th May that haven't moved too but I expect they will in the coming weeks, or I will throw more links at them. Links built in June haven't moved yet but I expect they will.
... and my "payday loan" site is still jumping but it was on page 3 this morning
And for the record, lots of my terms dropped in rankings and some disappeared completly before coming back with their great rankings.
Added 16th October 2010