Rank Cracker Review

For the past couple of weeks I have had the opportunity to play around with Matthew Woodward’s new free software Rank Cracker.  Over the past year or so Matthew has built up a very popular blog in the internet marketing space and has now decided to release his own piece of software.

What is Rank Cracker?

Rank Cracker allows you to discover what link building tactics your competitors are using to dominate the SERP’s and keep you locked out. In principle this is a gray hat SEO tool as it allows you to find automated link building footprints which you can replicate however there are some “white hat” uses for the tool too.  It is very easy to use, even for novices to pick up.

#1. Download your Link Data

To begin with you will need to download as much link data as possible for your competitors, personally I use ahrefs however you can use whichever tool you like.

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As this is a bulk exercise it might be worth using a VA to download all the different competitor links for you. Continue reading

Cyber Monday Deals for SEOs and Affiliate Marketers


There are a lot of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to be had this week so I’ve compiled a list of a few of my favourites. If you are on the look out for some new tools to add to your toolkit then look no further…

Happy Bargain Hunting!

Long Tail Pro* – Spencer Hawes is giving a 50% discount until December 2nd. Long Tail Pro lets you find 800 keywords from one seed word, as well as any available domain names and for just $17p/m there are a whole load more features such as the ability to bulk check 10,000 keywords at a time and get the SERP competitiveness score which works well in combination with Keyword Snatcher.

Advanced Web Ranking* – is my favourite Rank Tracking tool. Use coupon “CYBERMONDAY” for up to 50% off until December 1st and if you prefer the cloud application use coupon “CYBERMONDAY” for up to 60% off your first month.

SEO Powersuite* – $500 off the full SEO Powersuite package. Includes SEO Spyglass, Link Assistant and Rank Tracker.

Buzz Bundle* – Save up to 65% on Buzz Bundle was $249 now $87. If you are running lots of Social Media campaigns and watch a variety of forum profiles to monitor for mentions of your brand then this is the tool you need.

Hostgator* – are offering 60% discounts on their hosting packages with prices starting at $1.98 per month for their shared hosting. Their shared hosting is great for small niche affiliate sites and service is very reliable.

Link Building Book – Paddy Moogan’s Link Building Book was released earlier this year and is my favourite link building book to date. At checkout enter “CYBERMONDAY” for a 35% discount.

2013 Mozcon Videos – Didn’t make it to Mozcon this year? Moz are having a Cyber Monday sale on their videos today save up to $150, use code “MozconMonday” at checkout.

Advanced Web Ranking – is my favourite Rank Tracking tool. Use coupon “BLACKFRIDAY” for up to 50% off until December 1st and if you prefer the cloud application use coupon “BUYBLACK” for up to 70% off your first month.

Lifetime Free Crazy Egg – AppSumo are giving away a free copy of Crazy Egg today (Friday 29th) only. It is limited to just one page however it will give you insights for 5000 visitors per month and you can move the plan between sites for free. (Save $54/year)

I will update this list as I find more offers.

Some of these products include affiliate links, but they are all products I have used and recommend.

 

Breaking the Curse of the Non-Responsive Mommy Blogger

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Within the first two weeks of my content writing career, it became very clear to me that mommy bloggers are not well liked among link builders. They have the rather unsavory reputation of being egotistical, money hungry and hard to connect with on a personal level. And getting a response to your outreach? Forget about it!

With the slow link-building months creeping up on us (as if winter weren’t bad enough already), it’s almost not worth wasting the time on outreach to mom bloggers when it seems as if it’s doomed to fail. But what’s really happening here? Why are these crafty moms throwing our work back in our face? Continue reading

How to Create Content and Build Links to Affiliate Sites

Reaching the top spots of search results for certain keywords is difficult for affiliate marketers given that the search engines are now favoring big brands to be more visible on SERPs. This made the notion that content marketing and link building for big brands is far different from what affiliate marketers should be doing in their marketing campaigns.

Though at some point, there are differences between a big brand’s site and an affiliate site like the product they’re promoting and the resources they utilize, it’s not quite as big as you think it was.  The approach use in link building and content marketing both for an affiliate site and a big brand’s site is almost the same.

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In this post, I would not share to you how you could build links to both of the two sites but as you go further reading, you will start to notice that the your link building approach for big brands could actually be your techniques to get links for your affiliate site. Continue reading

Scale SEO – Tools to Get More Done

More links… more traffic… better rankings… more money.

That’s what you really want but it’s not happening is it.

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Just take a second to stop and take a long hard look at your current business.

Clients continue to give the lion’s share of the budget to lower ROI acquisition routes, your SEO processes are taking up more of your team’s time, your to-do list is just getting longer not shorter, you’re having to prove the value of your work more often and your margins are being squeezed with every Google update.

This isn’t how it was supposed to be was it? Continue reading