Ranking #1 for Someone Else’s 9,900 Exact Match Volume Search Term for $24.97 and 45 Minutes Work

Now-“dodgy” previously equity-passing historic built links are the biggest threat to brands in 2014.

  • Techniques that were common-place a few years ago can now have serious consequences
  • Spam thresholds are continually decreasing
  • Google aren’t afraid to take action against big brands
  • Just because your link profile is cleaner than your competitors does not mean you are safe
  • You never know when your link profile could be manually reviewed or reported
  • Google will happily strip you of #1 position for your brand name

Here’s how I ranked #1 for someone else’s brand name which has 9,900 exact match monthly UK searches with 45 minutes work and $30.  This shouldn’t work.

Disclaimer: I tried this

Backstory

GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk are a retailer of, well, garden buildings.

It’s fair to say they have built a brand for themselves as people are actively searching for their site by name.

gardenbuildingsdirect-keyword-planner

They are currently brand banned from Google and no longer rank on key generics.

GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk Search Metrics Graph Brand Ban

 

I registered GardenBuildings-Direct.co.uk… (-£2.99/$4.97, ~5 minutes)

Godaddy registration

Set up a 1 page site of crap… (~25 minutes)

GardenBuildings-Direct.co.uk
Great Content

 

Bought some shit links… (~15 minutes)

100 blog network links (-$10)

ninjalinks-orderform

250 Web 2.0s (-$10)

blc-orderform

Real quality links:

 

Will it rank for their brand term?  Of course it would, but how high?

[garden buildings direct]

  • #73 – 1st Feb
  • #57 – 2nd Feb
  • Page 6 – 4th Feb (morning)

Received email stating Web 2.0s completed, blog network links should also have finished around this time if they were drip-fed over 4 days.

  • #7 – 4th Feb (afternoon)
  • #8 – 9th Feb
  • #16 – 11th Feb
  • #17 – 12th Feb
  • #16 – 15th Feb
  • #1 – 17th Feb
  • #1 – 18th Feb
  • #1 – 19th Feb
  • #1 – 20th Feb

The site remained in #1 position until I received a request to remove it from GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk on Feb 20th.  I blanked the site because I am a nice guy so would expect to see that drop from the ranks pretty soon given it now has no content whatsoever.

GardenBuildings-Direct.co.uk Ranks

Traffic stats (only added Analytics on the 18th):

GardenBuildings-Direct.co.uk Google Analytics 

Welcome to SEO 2014.

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  1. You are a genius! You Blackhat master!

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