Surprising Results Using Low Hanging Fruit Links on High Authority Domains

by Peter Attia on February 28, 2012

By this point everyone knows Pagerank isn’t a reliable method of measuring a domain’s value. It can be a way to make a quick assumption about a page or domain, but it’s inconsistent. Domain authority has become more of a standard to measure the value of a page or domain and it can affect the difficulty to rank by an astonishing amount.

I can’t give out the exact details of what I used, but I will say that these were automated submission based links and NOT paid links. These were completely white hat and took up little of my time. Also, keep in mind these are low¬†volume terms.

Example 1

Example 1 metrics

  • Internal Page
  • Previous no. of links for target keyword – 0
  • Keyword local search volume (broad/exact)- 12,100/480
  • Previous rank – 12
  • End rank – 2
  • Total cost – ~$50

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Example 2

example 2 metrics

  • Home Page
  • Previous no. of links for target keyword – 0
  • Keyword local search volume (broad/exact)- 90,500/110
  • Previous rank – 100+
  • End rank – 12
  • Total cost – ~$30

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Example 3

example 3 metrics

  • Home Page
  • Previous no. of links for target keyword – 0
  • Keyword local search volume (broad/exact)- 3,600/880
  • Previous rank – 100+
  • End rank – 18
  • Total cost – ~$50

example 3.1
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Take it with a grain of salt

Even though this has shown significant increase, it could only be temporary: it’s still too early to tell. However, each result cost about as much as a bar tab and took up little of my time, which was completely worth it.

I do not recommend using low hanging links as a main strategy, but these were mostly automated: making them a great way to target extra terms while pursuing higher priority efforts.

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