Link Emperor claims to be the only link building service you will ever need.
But are they right to make those claims?
You can setup both normal and tier link building campaigns in minutes with the easy to use interface that gives you access to a whole range of different link types.
These include articles, blog comments, forum profiles, forum posts, press releases, private blog networks, public web 2.0 sites, social bookmarks, videos, private web 2.0 sites, Wikis & more!
All you have to do is import your target URL’s and keywords, decide what types of links you want and it does all the rest for you.
It will even recommend other keywords for you to rank for and has some pretty nifty on page optimisation and rank tracking tools built in.
What Do You Get For Your Money?
It works on a credit based system and $147 will get you 30,000 credits to spend which gets you a whole bunch of links – I was impressed with how much you could actually get with that.
I was also pretty impressed with how well everything fits together in the Link Emperor backend.
Everything is easy to setup & manage – even if you know nothing about SEO & link building.
Check out my video review & tutorial to see how I setup the campaigns.
My Link Emperor Review & Tutorial
Hi Guys Matthew Woodward here and my Link Emperor review and tutorial is going to teach you how to use the much talked about link emperor link building service which you can use to build high quality links with minimal effort.
I’m going to take you through setting up and fine tuning your campaign along with the setup of a tiered link building campaign.
You will also uncover new keywords to rank for whilst improving on page SEO for more traffic.
So if you haven’t heard of link emperor before it is a full link building suite and SEO campaign management tool that can be used to create high quality links as well as tiered structures with ease.
Basically you get a certain number of credits for your money every month, here its $147 for 30,000 credits and you can use those credits to build links.
Now if you take a look at this table here you can tweak the allocations and see exactly how many links you’re going to get each month for your money.
This is the back end of link emperor and I’ve setup a test campaign already to show you how it all fits together but I’m going to take you through the creation of a campaign.
In here you can see the various URL’s that it automatically pulled up and it automatically picked up which keywords those URL’s are targeting, the search volume for those keywords, the current Google rank as well as the on page score.
So very easily you can see which pages have keyword opportunities and where there are rankings that you can possibly steal just by improving the on page SEO and setting up a link building campaign.
But let’s take you through setting up a new campaign from scratch. Creating your campaign is easy just come and click on new campaign and a campaign is a niche specific set of URLs or 1 URL you are trying to promote.
So I’m going to promote my how to start a blog post, we are going to target United States. We need to select a category which best matches what we are doing. If you can’t find an exact one just find the closest match that’ll be fine.
You can leave this at default, you can also leave this at default along with all of these other options you don’t need to change them.
If you want to give clients access to the campaign you can create a username and password along with what data they have available so this is perfect if you manage clients.
But once setup just click add campaign and that will add it for us. So now you can see that campaign here, that yellow dot means its paused oh if you tick these boxes you get some options by the way and also across here you can introduce other columns if you want to see them.
Next you should really add your Google Analytics account if you come to account, external linked accounts they support a few different services here but you should add your Google Analytics or your Clicky account if you’re using that for analytics here because it will actually go and connect to analytics and fetch additional data which helps you with your ranking decisions.
So add your analytics account and then come back to the campaign screen. Now we can go into the campaign for the first time and we need to come up to the sites tab, add sites and enter in a name to reference the site.
Along with the domain name of the site including HTTP www. if that is what your sites uses, not all sites uses www. so check that.
You can also select the analytics ID you want to use and it asks you if you want to automatically add target URL’s and keywords it finds in Analytics.
Now this is what I did in the sample campaign up here as you can see it added all sorts of URL’s at random that were getting traffic from Analytics so if you want to be more specific with the URL’s you want to rank, untick this box and in this example I am going to untick that box and then click on add site.
Next we need to add our targets so we can come across to targets, add targets and first we need to enter the URL, again the dollar value – let me explain the dollar value quickly.
The dollar value is used as a measurement to internally bid on campaigns. So if you had a campaign with a $1 value per visit and another campaign with a $2 value per visit the campaign with a $2 value would get twice as many links to it built over time as the one with $1 value.
So that is how you define what the dollar value is, I just leave it at blank but if you do want to prioritise certain campaigns in the future or certain targets, this is how you do it.
Then all you need to do is add some keywords in which I’ve already got here and it can also add additional keywords by searching the internet for keywords the URL already ranks for that you haven’t included here.
This is a really handy option to find new keywords that you might be ranking number 12, 9 or 8 for that you don’t realise and this will help find them and push them up further, so we can click add here and that will do it for us.
Then I’m just going to add another target which is the YouTube video for that tutorial, click add down here.
Now we can just come into one of our campaigns here and you can see all of the different keywords that we added in. It will in time go and fetch the current Google rankings for each of these keywords for this URL as well as how many visits this particular URL got last month directly out of Analytics.
Now you can see here a column called on page score and what this means it can either be a 0, a 1 or 2.5 and a 0 means the keyword is not found anywhere on the page. So this is not found anywhere.
A 1 means the keyword is found somewhere on the page and a 2.5 means it’s found the keyword in the title. So you can see here there are a lot of zeros where the keyword isn’t mentioned once and we could optimise for these terms a little bit just by adding the keyword a couple of times by editing this page and if you actually come up to SEO trouble spots here this will actually give you some recommendations and feedback of changes to make.
So what you could do is make all of the changes so you could include some of these keywords and then you can come back to your targets tab, click the URL you’ve made the changes to then click reinspected selected on page SEO and that takes about 10-15 minutes to complete but then you will see your on page scores updates.
Now while we are waiting for the additional data to come in we can actually go out and hunt some more keywords with the research tab up here and if you click on new report.
We can call this Make A Blog this is just a reference name, the target keyword and comparable URL’s. Now you can do a search for your target keywords and look at some results, just make a shortlist of relevant URLs. You wouldn’t use blogger.com because it’s to big but this howtostartablog.org and down here impossible HQ you can just come across, paste in some relevant URL’s and click create research report.
That will go out now and look up additional keywords we can use and build the report for us and you can see down here that is building. Ok that reports finishing so if you just come into it here, now you can see these different groups of keywords and the total amount of traffic available so you can just click on it and it expands out and you can see here the different keywords and their exact search volumes so you can just tick ones that you want to add.
And I’m just going to go with these 3, assign selected to target and I’m going to assign them to the YouTube video and let that run through quickly and once its added those keywords if we jump back to our campaign quickly you can see it’s got an extra keywords so some of those were dupes.
So now we need to add a couple of articles to use in the links we are going to build whether that’s posts on a private network or web 2.0s and you’ve got a few different choices when it comes to adding articles so I’m going to take you through a couple then show you what you should be doing.
Now the first option you’ve got is to generate an article and you can even use an articlebuilder.net account if you have a subscription to that service or you can search a database of prewritten PLR articles and this will automatically grab an article and automatically spin it for you.
This isn’t ideal it’s not going to very unique it’s not going to make much sense, it certainly won’t stand up to human moderation but let me just import one anyway and show you.
So if you come in here you can see the article it has pulled for us, the only problem is it’s not going to be unique enough for us.
So what you should be doing is you should actually manually add an article and you should be using the advanced spinning tutorial to produce a highly spun article that will pass human moderation every time and makes complete sense so please spend time preparing an article and pasting it into here.
All you need is the title and the body, you don’t need to include any images or videos so please add an article in here, hit save article and then we can move on.
In fact just before we move on auto generation settings, if you don’t have any articles here by default it will use the PLR articles and pull them automatically. To avoid that happening by mistake, select no here and hit save settings.
So if you forget to load an article you’re not going to be blasting your URL’s with PLR auto spun content so just take note of that setting there.
Next we are going to jump up to the link building tab now and I’m going to show you around how this works. Now the first thing you want to do is change campaign allocations and you want to blast each campaign separately and specify percentage allocations for each campaign.
Now what these 2 options does is if you combine all campaign when doing link building blasts, if you’ve got a campaign about blogging and a campaign about payday loans then it’s likely you will get links from 1 place to both sites and the content might not be relevant.
So you want to make sure you blast each campaign separately, blast payday loan campaign with payday loan content to the payday loan site and the how to start a blog campaign with the how to start a blog content to the how to start a blog links.
So blast each campaign separately, make sure that you check that and you can say how many of your credits you want to allocate to each campaign. Now I’ve only got 1 campaign setup so 100% of my credits are going to that campaign. Ok.
Next, anchor text randomisation settings. Now this is to help protect against Penguin so you don’t end up with lots of exact match anchors and a high % of them. If you move this slider around you can see down here based on the slider would be 36% to your keyword, 22% to the keyword with random prefixes and suffixes and 42% to something random so that’s terms like click here and your generic terms.
So this one’s exact match keyword, this is variances of the exact match keyword and this is generic phrases so you can just have a play with these and I would say somewhere around there, 16, 27, 57 so just hit save and that’s pretty cool because it helps to automatically protect you against tripping up the Penguin so to speak.
Now we can take a look at the link type priorities and the types of links that are going to get built. If you come to the campaign and the link building tab, click on customise link building settings. Now this slider I will come back to in a minute but here you can use these sliders to decide how many links of each type your campaign is going to build.
So to your money site you probably don’t want any forum profiles, you can probably reduce the amount of Wiki’s down quite significantly. Video creation & submission lets wind that down a little bit. Private network posts you might want to increase, press release tend to be high quality and they are expensive.
Misc. platform submission we can reduce, blog comments we can reduce, article submission we can reduce and as well as social bookmarking and that gives us a fairly nice balance of links to play with there.
Down here we have some other options you can tell it not to build links on adult or objectionable sites and we can tell it to build my targets and keywords together. So it will use either the blog URL or the YouTube URL blasting together and you can also tell it to handle keyword priorities for you.
I will come back to how it handles priorities shortly but in general it takes a look at your current ranking, the amount of available traffic, the difficulty and you’re on page score to come up with a priority value. Basically the easier is to rank for and the more traffic it will give you the higher priority it works pretty well so I allow it to handle the priority for me.
Once you’ve done that you can click save link building design but if you want to introduce tiered link building you can bring this slider into the middle, you get a new set of sliders.
So you can see that this bar is split between the 2 and if we bring it over here the upper tier bar grows so it gets a higher percentage of the article links and so forth.
Now tiered link building relies on the fact that you have more tier links pointing to your first layer of links. So this number in blue should, the total number needs to add up to the total number of greens and if you bring the bar to around here – sort of around here you’ll be ok.
Now we want to use different types of links on our upper tier. Quite a lot of articles, quite a lot of blog comments, some forum profiles, some misc. platforms, public web 2 posts are fine, we can probably scatter some social bookmarks in and we don’t want to create web 2.0s or videos and that would give us a nice tiered structure there.
So if you want tiered link building, set it up like this. If you don’t bring this bar all the way to the left like that. Once you’re happy with that you can just scroll down here and click save link building design. Oh one other options that comes up with the tiered is you can tell it to use more tiered links, so create more here and blast each one less. Or create less of these and blast each one more – leaving it in the middle is a good choice to go.
So you can experiment with this if you want but leaving it in the middle is a safe bet and hit save link building design, ok.
So now we have everything setup and we are ready to start the campaign but let’s just do a quick spot check and recap things quickly. We have got our targets listed in here and within our target we have the keywords that we are trying to rank for.
We have loaded an article in, at least 1 article and you should have followed the advanced spinning tutorial for this don’t use the PLR. Not preparing properly spun content is the single biggest point of failure for most peoples SEO campaigns and its where a lot of new people go wrong.
Please spend time preparing the content and spinning it properly – see the advanced spinning tutorial, if you follow that every time with the links that you build your never going to run into a problem so please make sure you add a well spun article here.
We have setup our link building settings, we customised the types of links that we want and setup a tiered link structure here and we also in the link building section here we have setup our campaign allocations.
If you’ve got more than 1 campaign you can change the allocation. We also played with the anchor text randomisation to help us protect against Penguin.
So to start the campaign once you have everything setup all you need to do is tick this box here and click on run selected and that will start the campaign, links will begin to be built and you can come over here and look at the credits tab to how your credits are being spent and the links that are built and that is it.
That is how you setup Link Emperor you now have a fully automate link building campaign running all day every day for you and it is following this structure nicely here.
Every week your rankings will update so you can keep track of progress we haven’t actually had an update yet but it will update so you can see exactly what effect the links are having keeping tracking of this.
Also in your campaign here you get reports, PDF reports these include all of your top performing pages, keywords, traffic and everything like that, so that is Link Emperor.
And if you’re unsure about your campaign or want to make sure things are setup properly before you kick things off you can drop an email to [email protected] and one of the experts in the team will look into your account, have a look around making sure things are setup as they should be before you kick it off.
So if you are unsure and just want to make sure everything is setup right just drop an email to [email protected] and those guys will jump in and help you out.
So that wraps up my link emperor review and you can see how easy it is to build links!
You can get $50 worth of credits to play with for just $7 if you sign up now through my link at www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/linkemperor
Who doesn’t like cheap links huh? See ya!
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Link Emperor is a web based link building tool that claims to be an all-in-one link building service.
With this tutorial, you will learn how to:
- Properly use Link Emperor’s link building service
- Generate quality links with ease
- Manage campaigns
- Set up a tiered link building campaign
- Discover new keywords
- Improve SEO for your site
Introduction to Link Emperor
Link Emperor is a link building tool that allows you to manage your SEO campaigns, create quality links and even build tiered linking structures.
You get an allocated number of credits per month that are used to build links. You can spend your credits how you wish on a huge range of link types.
Getting Started With Link Emperor
I’m going to first show you the back end of a test campaign very quickly.
On the main interface you will see:
- All the URL’s it picked up
- All the keywords targeted by those URL’s
- The keyword search volume
- Current Google rank
- Page score
You can actually use this information to help improve your onsite optimisation to steal quick win ranking boosts.
But first, let me show you how to start your own campaign!
Creating a New Campaign
Say you want to promote a specific set of URL’s for a niche. You need to set up a campaign and Link Emperor makes it really easy to do.
Just click on New and and fill in the details such as campaign name, country, description, category and so on. I’m going to set one up about my post of how to start a blog and leave the rest of the options at default.
You can also give your clients access so they can monitor rankings etc with a designated username and password.
After all that’s done, click Add Campaign.
As you can see our campaign is added on top and if you tick the box next to it, more options will come up that you are able to change.
The next step you should do is to add Google Analytics. You really should do this is because the tool fetches the Analytic’s data which will help you make keyword decisions.
To add your Google Analytics, click Account then the External Linked Accounts tab and add your account.
If you don’t have Google Analytics, Clicky works as well.
Now we have to add additional information. Click on the campaign and go to the Sites tab to add the domains & URL’s we want to build links to.
Enter a name for the site reference and the complete domain URL including http:// Make sure to select the Analytics ID you wish to connect to.
As for target URLS, you can use Google Analytics to grab them for you or uncheck the box to add specific URLs. I’m going to untick the box and click Add site.
Now let’s add our targets.
- Enter URL
- Enter dollar value
- Add keywords
Let me explain quickly what dollar value is.
Dollar value is a measurement for campaign bids. If your campaign has a $1 value per visit and a separate campaign has a $2 value, then the $2 value campaign will have two times as many links built to it.
I’m going to leave mine blank since I don’t need to worry about it for the test campaign. Then enter the keywords and if you want the system to include additional keywords the URL ranks for on the internet, check the box and click Add.
This will help increase your rank for keywords that need a small boost.
One more thing I’m going to do is go back to the Target tab and add my Youtube video tutorial URL.
Now that you’ve entered all your target campaign information, let’s look at what some of the terms mean.
Click on one of the campaigns we created to see the list of keywords we added, the Google ranking for the keywords, search volume, visits per URL and on page score.
Page score can be anywhere from 0, 1 or 2.5.
The breakdown of scores goes like this:
- 0: the particular keyword is not found on the page
- 1: the keyword is found on the page
- 2.5: the keyword is found in the title
Not only does system tell you the score, it also helps you optimize it.
Click on SEO Trouble Spots tab where they have a list of suggestions and changes that you can do to increase the score.
If you want, make the recommended changes and and select reinspect selected On-page SEO for it to update the page score.
Finding New Keywords
This is a great feature that helps you find new keywords related to your campaign post.
- Click New Report
- Fill in the details such as name, country and dollar value
- Do a quick search of other relevant websites and copy their URLs here.
- Copy and paste the URL’s
- Click Research Report
I searched for the keywords “how to start a blog” and just grabbed various relevant sites off the search results.
You will see that the system came up with additional keywords that we can use.
Once again the report will show you the different keywords it came up with and the amount of traffic it gets. Select the keywords to add to your campaign list and click on Assign selected to Target.
There are a couple options for adding articles which we need for the links we’re building.
The first option is to generate articles. Click on the Article Tab and then select Generate Articles.
If you have an account with articlebuilder.net you can use that or do a database search of pre-written PLR articles. Let’s select those to see why this options is less than ideal.
You can see they have pulled up an article for us but as you take a closer look, you’ll see that the problem is that it’s not unique enough.
A much better option is to add an article manually. If you don’t know how, check out my advanced spinning tutorial to create well spun articles that are unique and makes absolute sense.
This is very important! This is usually why most SEO campaigns fail and you need to learn how to properly spin an article so it passes human moderation.
Also remember to take note of the auto generation settings.
Select no so that Link Emperor doesn’t automatically generate the PLR articles for you if you don’t have any. That way you’ll avoid exposing your URL’s to the PLR auto content.
Now onto link building!
To start building links first you need to tell Link Emperor which types of links to create. Change the tab to Link building and select Change Campaign Allocations.
Make sure you choose to blast each campaign separately! This is so you don’t get links from two different campaigns which might not have relevant content to each other.
If you have more than one campaign setup you can choose how to divide up your credits amongst them.
Next let’s change the anchor text distribution settings. This will mix anchors up to prevent you from using too many exact match anchors which is a main cause of Penguin penaltys.
Move the slider and it will show you the percent randomization of your keywords.
For example I have it set to 16% to an exact match, 27% to a variance of the exact match and 57% to generic words. This will help stop you from getting hit from Penguin!
Now we can check the type of links we want to build. Under the Campaigns tab, select the link building tab and click on Customize Link building settings.
Use the sliders to allocate the number of links per type you want your campaign to have.
For this campaign, we’re going to reduce the amount of forum profiles, wiki submissions, blog comments, article submissions, platform submissions, video creations and social bookmarking.
But increase press release submissions and private posts.
Underneath the additional options, you can choose to not build links on adult/objectionable sites, to blast target and keywords together and for it to handle priorities for you.
Click save link building design to finish. But if you want to do tiered link building, move the red slider in the middle to get a new group of blue sliders called Buffer Tier.
The higher you move the red link slider, the buffer tier slider grows to a higher percentage.
The basics of tiered link building comes down to how many tiered links you have connected to your initial set of links. So under the Approx. Links per month column, it’s necessary that the blue number is larger than the total number in green.
Now we need to change our buffer tier to get this proportion right. Let’s increase the blog comments, articles, and have a medium amount of wiki, less forum profiles, more social bookmarks and that should create a nice structure there.
Don’t forget you can change the blasting and buffer amount!
You can choose which option you would like, create less and blast more or to create more tiered links and blast less.
Leaving it around the middle is a good starting point.
Start Your Link Emperor Campaign
Your Link Emperor campaign is now ready to rock and roll but before you start your campaign, go through and check you have set up-
- Keywords to rank for
- Link Building Settings
- Campaign Allocations
After you’ve gone through and checked everything, check the box to select your campaign and click run selected. Go over to the credits tab to check your credit spending history and the links being built.
That’s all there is to it! Link Emperor is now running a fully automated link building campaign according to the link structure you have built.
You can check your updated rankings each week to keep up with your campaign’s progress including detailed reports of keywords, traffic and so on. The Link Emperor team will even take a quick look at your campaign before you start to make sure everything’s good to go if you get in touch with them!
Wrapping It Up!
So that is my introduction and review of the Link Emperor link building service and everything you need to know about creating and managing link building campaigns with it.
You can claim $50 worth of credits for just $7 to try it out!
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