Why do Blogging Underground members get so many top rankings?

The secret weapon that helps us boost our pages higher for our target keywords is getting good quality relevant text links in articles!


Yes – it’s true – getting text links that are relevant and related to what is on your web page is a secret weapon that many webmasters are using to get top rankings. Relevant links from pages with related content can help boost your ranking in a big way if done correctly!

We here at Blogging Underground have it especially easy because as a member, all we have to do to get a good relevant text link, is login to our BU Membership and post an article with relevant text links in the blog network.

When search engines see links to your pages are coming from web pages with related words on them you get a big boost in their scoring.

And to further boost your rankings – use this special little tip.

Backlink your backlinks!

Do the same thing and get relevant links and point them at the pages that are linking to your money pages.

It’s a second layer of links that works like magic to boost rankings! And it works more than anything when the text links have your target keywords in them and come from articles that have related keywords.

So – get a good link from a blog in the Blogging Underground network of blogs with your keyword – and then get a new relevant text link from a different blog in the BU network (ideally on a different IP address) and you’re a certified double threat! BOOM! Up go the rankings!

So – do you see the value in getting relevant links? It’s our secret weapon at Blogging Underground!

If you want to do this in the easiest way possible consider joining Blogging Underground to get access to our network of over 200 blogs spread out on servers all over the world!

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Related articles on backlinking and getting links:

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Backlinks and Linking

Frequently Asked Questions about Blogging Underground

Linking Tip Article Length

Blogging Underground Backlinking Diagram

> More info on relevant backlinks at the Internet Marketing Blog

Sep 17th by Mike L

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There are 2 specially priced packages, and both of them have everything you need to get the right kind of links, fast and easy!

The 2013 DIY Linking Packages include:

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With your 2013 Linking Package you’ll have access to instantly post in any of over 200 diverse blogs spread on hosting all over the world!

You and your team will be able to post high quality content rich articles any time you want and get instant one way non-reciprocal in-content text links!

These are the kinds of links that are working like magic to get top rankings on Google in 2013!

Make sure your web sites are ready when the big holiday buying frenzy hits in the next few months!

Stop by and watch the video to take a peek inside and see how easy it is get top rankings when you have the right strategy and tools to get the job done!

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Best wishes for your online success!

Mike Liebner

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Sep 16th by Mike L

I often get asked how to find out if a site is ranking and/or indexed by Google.

Often I find people are obsessing about all the keywords they are trying to rank for and are spending a lot of time checking rankings when in actuality we should be checking REFERRERS to see what keywords actually send your sites traffic!

So – to see how many pages are on Google or to find out if your site is indexed – go to www.Google.com and type in


Google will show you the URL’s it has in it’s index.

Type it in without the www to see ALL pages including any subdomain pages or pages indexed w/o the www in the URL

If you find you have BOTH www. and NON www for the same pages indexed by Google you will need to try and fix that. Otherwise you’ll have 2 identical pages and they will both be dilluted in value. Make sure only ONE is indexed for max effect!

ie http://your-domain-here.com and http://www.your-domain-here.com

You don’t want both versions indexed – one or the other. I usually go with www

If you have WordPress – it will usually take care of that for you in the .htaccess file. If you do not use WordPress or it isn’t working – then go find your .htaccess file which will be located in the root folder of your domain on the hosting account – and upload it so you can edit the file. NOTE that files that begin with a . like .htaccess may be hidden depending on the setting of your hosting or FTP program.

Get the .htaccess file and simple add this code and modify by replacing your domain name: (Read the rest of this entry…)

Oct 07th by Mike L

Is it harder to get a top ranking now?

It is NOT harder now to get a top ranking than before the Penguin update!

Hi its Mike Liebner here with a long info packed article I hope you’ll read and even print if you find it valuable. I think it may inspire you and help you get focused on what is needed to be done to get top rankings right now!

We’ve had a lot of new members joining the past few weeks to take advantage of special prices, plus a lot of existing members have been renewing their memberships.

> Blogging Underground $99. Special Deal with a huge 4,800 PLR Bonus

I was just explaining in the Blogging Underground member’s forum to a returning member who was concerned it had gotten more complicated after Penguin, that while it may seem like more work would be required after the Panda Penguin update, that the reality is that it’s as easy or easier!

If you have not built a brand new site recently – you really should see for yourself how easy it is to get on top!

Right now if you follow the basic principles of the 12 Step Success Strategy System here at Blogging Underground it is very easy to build brand new sites and get them on top and keep them there simply by doing wehat we’ve always done – build pages and get links!

For the most part – depending on what keywords you go after – you don’t need to do that much once you’ve gotten to the top for your target keyword.

Simply keep the website blog fresh with a new post once in a while and try to add a good article as a page once in a while! Whenever you add something new – get a few fresh links coming in! This is working right now for me and for Blogging Underground members.

I still buy exact keyword domains and put up new sites and just by following the basic 12 Step Success Strategy I am getting my sites to the top very fast. And while the new sites do usually drop, it’s easy to get them back up on top with a new post added to the site along with a few fresh new links coming in.

The secret here is keeping the new site fresh.
Fresh content and fresh links work like magic!

I find adding a new post to the blog is often enough to boost the ranking. It shows Google the site is NOT STALE and gives them more confidence so they will move you back upwards.

Most times this is all that is needed, but if your keyword is more competitive you might want to do a little extra such as send a few social signals with Facebook and Twiiter etc.

Social signals happen with popular websites! Send a few yourself to get the ball rolling!

For safety and insurance, your site will be stronger with a few social signals coming in from the popular places online – but are optional.

You can get away without them – but they do help. That’s why I call them insurance.

I don’t usually do a lot of social marketing, yet I still get on top pretty easy for most keywords doing the same 12 Step Success Strategy stuff I’ve always been doing.

Looking back at what happened in the few months after Penguin – I can now say that the basic rules haven’t really changed so much.

The main consideration is being aware that a human reviewer might visit your website at some point in the future. You’ll be in a better position by making your sites look better (images and videos help!) and also by adding some social elements such as like buttons, google + buttons and the other social stuff webmasters dow with their sites.

Social buttons make it easy for people who visit your site to share your content. Sharing good stuff is social!

Tip: Use a WordPress plugin on your blog and make sure you have some popular social buttons on your sites. Use them for your own account(s) and also keep in mind other people who visit will use them and send social signals for you.


Backlinks are still #1.

Good relevant in-content links work. It’s still what Google loves more than anything else.
If you can get links with your keyword in the content of good related articles you’ll do well.

Tip: Make sure you vary the link text – that IS more important now than before.
Link Text should not ever be 100% the same in all your links. Add variations. Add an extra word now and then – link to a related keyword phrase once in a while and even add “click here for _” or use a web URL as a link to add variety to your incoming links.

Get social! Social Signals are easy to add in the mix.

Social signals are when there are links and bookmarks from the popular social sites that people use these days – mostly for fun – but also businesses too are using Facebook likes and Twitter tweets and Pinterest pins and bookmarks and comments and the stuff that shows Google that people are buzzing about what you have.

You don’t need to become a social expert but it’s smart to do some of the common things that normal people with web sites do.

It’s not absolutely necessary, but helps! It is more for insurance than anything.
Why? Because if a human reviewer ever looks at your site, they will see it looks good and has social signals and link diversity and that reinforces the value they perceive your site as having. Popularity counts!

Looking good is important too.

The sites in danger of being deindexed by a human reveiwer are typically spammy looking, or thin on original or compelling content, and missing the kinds of social signals and interaction with visitors that typically exist on most sites these days. Add images. Add videos. Put stuff that people will check out and keep them from bouncing.

Add social elements so people share your links and bookmark you.

This social stuff isn’t hard. Start with Facebook or Twitter and expand with time. As time goes on, try to do some of what you see other sites doing. If you see something new popping up a lot – find a way to add it to your site.

Pinterest is a great example of something new that is now hitting critical mass.

I avoided it for a long time, but it’s actually pretty simple. I just created my first account.


Pinterest is easy and it’s also a great source of traffic right now – not just good for link juice.

Just create a Pinterest account and every once in a while if you use a picture on one of your blogs, make sure you go to Pinterest and add it. Pinterest will link to your URL where the picture is. Easy to do and Google will see it and so will people who see you on Pinterest.


Everyone has a Facebook account, right? You don’t have to become a Facebook expert. Just create a free account and use it once in a while for your web sites!


If you have a Facebook account as you’re surfing sites you should start clicking the like button on stuff you see that you like. It will get listed on your Facebook page. Also you should like your own stuff (once in a while) or even create short posts linking to your stuff from your Facebook page. That’s so easy and helps send social signals. Other people will see it too and like it.


Are you Tweeting on Twitter? You should be.

Just create a free Twitter account and once in a while create a tweet and link to a URL on your site. It will add a social signal.


Also – lots of other sites like www.Topsy.com link to the Twitter users and will also show your links.

By linking your pages on Twitter, it also means other places will show your links too.

How easy is that? That’s pretty easy. All the social signals stuff is easy! You’re probably already doing a lot of this just for fun. Well – now do a little for your web sites.

This extra social stuff can help you, but don’t get overwhelmed by this stuff. It should be fun!

Doing ALL of the social stuff is not required.
At the very least though, you should try to do at least a few social things for your most important sites, especially when they are brand new.
Social signals add LINK DIVERSITY which is something I have suggested is important for a long time. I’ve always included getting links form other places than just the BU BLOGS in the 12 Step Success Strategy. It adds diversity to your sites footprint.

Social signals help add link diversity.

Backlink Your Backlinks

Also very powerful – backlink some of your backlinks!

It helps if the web pages your links are on ALSO have links coming in – ideally from other sites linking to them that are not connected.
Tumblr.com and Twitter are great for this. Free hosted blogs are great too.

Get a free Tumblr.com account and create a few blogs (they allow more than 1) and write a post now and then to link to your best pages and new posts.


There are also many other places you can get free hosted blogs such as livejournal.com, wordpress.com and squidoo.com etc.

That’s pretty easy to do. And it’s NOT hard work!

So – if you want to build web sites and get top rankings it still is pretty easy!

Follow the 12 Step Success Strategies that we teach in the Blogging Underground members section. This stuff still works!

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As far as ranking on top of Google and getting free search engine traffic – an exact keyword domain with some good relevant content structured the right way (Pages NOT Posts) makes it easy to get on top. Maybe even easier now, than before.

So as far as things getting more complicated – NOT REALLY!

The same stuff we have been doing at BU for a long time works very well right now.

So – if you thought everything changed and SEO is dead and marketers are doomed – think again – this stuff is still working.

While very little has changed – we do know they do appreciate social signals and that can help you get to the top and stay on top – especially with the more competitive keywords.

So just build some good sites doing the stuff shown in the 12 Step Success Strategy at Blogging Underground and also do a few extra social things and you should be set!

The main thing is getting links in some good quality articles pointing at your pages so you can move up to the top!
Not hard at all!
If you need good quality in-content links then you need Blogging Underground!

We have almost 300 blogs indexed by Google that members can post articles in!

We’re also offering the Blogging Underground $99. Special Deal with a huge 4,800 PLR Bonus

It’s a great time to be a Blogging Underground member!

You can still get on top! You just need some good links!

Best wishes for your online success!

> See also A Blogging Strategy That Works (more tips)

Jul 22nd by Mike L

A lot of people have been asking if this BU SEO site building stuff still works.

Yes. It does!

The dust seems to have settled after the Panda and Penguin updates of the past month or so. I can see more clearly now what has happened and what needs to be done. It’s actually simpler to summarize than previously now that I have perspective.

To sum things up as to what happened, it’s very clear that a lot of websites were removed from the Google index in late March/Early April and a lot of sites LOST links from those pages. That stuff has an impact in itself.

While that itself did have an immediate impact on a lot of websites, the full impact was not fully realized until they pushed the button on the so-called Penguin Update and applied the new calculations across all of the pages in the Google index. 

It wasn’t so much PENALTIES that dinged sites – it was losing LINK JUICE.

Getting back some links will solve that problem!

What happened was that Google’s recalculated index of web pages had very drastic effects on who was at the top and who went way down way fast.

Basically my opinion is that they deindexed so many sites that had links on pages on sites that were no longer in the index that simply by LOSING LINKS they dropped in rankings.

Sure – there are other algo changes, but the reason so many searches now favored the big fat cat sites like Amazon and Wikipedia and About and Ehow and WebMd and Mayo Clinic and other big corp sites and major authorities is that they were SO BIG to begin with that they were IMPACTED LESS by some of their links disappearing.

Older established sites with a longer history of having lots of links did not get hurt as much as newer sites or smaller niche keyword sites.

In other words – smaller sites that had less links coming in overall and were previously ranking on top mainly by having a small number really good solid “in-content links” from relevant pages, were impacted greater than the big monster sites who are fat cats with major links coming in.

They lost links and WE lost links and we slid down more than Amazon – who still has that massive monster link machine going on.

So what happened? Amazon was dominating almost every search phrase!

But I am glad to report that my sites are coming back now that I have some new links coming in. And also brand new sites I have been building the past few weeks are also getting top rankings and with ONLY a small handflul of links!

The stuff we do at Blogging Underground still works.

I’ve been building a lot of new sites and keeping notes of how things are going and what works. I also talk to lots of members.

It’s pretty clear that links in the BU blogs still help sites get indexed and get top rankings.

The 12 Step Success Strategy and Pages NOT Posts site structure still works!

The sites I have recently been building from the ground up using the same strategies are getting indexed fast and are ranking.

Some brand new sites with only a few pages are already in the top 10 on Google.

In fact I just looked at one of the sites I bought an exact match keyword domain for around a week ago and set up doing the usual stuff has 2 pages from it ranking on page one on Google for a really good mid-tier keyword.

The keyword is a really good one with good volume and VERY HIGH AVG. Cost Per Click.

The funny thing is that 4 of the other top 10 results are AMAZON pages.

That’s ok though – as long as I am up there amazon can stay there too!

The main point I would like to make from this is that there is no reason to stop doing the things we know work.

Creating sites with good content and serving a keyword with articles will still get you on top of Google when they see you have good relevant in-content links with the keyword you are targeting.

This stuff still works – even after Panda and Penguin!

Visit the BU Blogging Underground home page to see how many blogs we currently have that members can post articles in.

May 23rd by Mike L

    A Very Important Concept