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How I Rocked Black Friday 2015 by making 4000$

Case Study of Hostgator Black Friday MoneyGossips
Written by Suprabhat

Most of the bloggers and web-masters were eagerly waiting for this case study in which I ranked a single post and banked $4000 in just 4 days. Yes, you heard it right $4000 in 4 days! It was not a event niche blog but yes it was an event  i.e Black Friday!! 🙂 Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest shopping days of the year for online business.

And, to be honest I did nothing new this year, except little link building. It all started in November 2014 when I wrote a quick blog post on Black Friday Hostgator 2014 deals and fortunately was able to rank it on 1st page for some of long tail keywords as competition was very low. I was almost ranking for 4-5 such keywords which helped me bank $600 on Black Friday 2014.

In this post you will get to know about all the things I have done to rank my post on the 1st page without PBN.

NB: If your competitors are already ranking for any such keywords, you can use this simple sweet steal technique to boost blog traffic.

What I Did on Black Friday 2014?

Getting back to Nov 2014, I started my blog just 2 months before i.e September 2014. That time I actually know nothing about Black Friday and Cyber Monday but just few days before the event Paul (my friend) told me about this, and as my exams were going on, I didn’t took it seriously. I still wrote the post with few keywords and did proper On-Page SEO and that’s all.
In next half hour after publishing the post, what I found was quite astonishing, my blog post was ranking on 3rd page for those long tail keywords. Now I was having only a couple of days in hand to do something. So I did some link building from CommentLuv Enabled blog, Forum Commenting and Social bookmarking and this is what helped me ranked on 1st page for some of the top keywords.

Note: I found those keywords using a keyword suggestion tool. TheSEOTools was my secret tool which helped me find some good long tail keywords.

Keywords for Black Friday Hostgator

And just by doing this I did 13 sales, though after removing invalid sales I made $600.

What I Did on Black Friday 2015?

So Everybody wanted to know about what I did which helped me get to 1st page for the main keyword (Black Friday Hostgator) on Black Friday 2015. This time I did 2 tier link building for my main post, below I have mentioned all the steps I have taken.

1. At first I gathered the list of keywords for which I was already ranking, there were around 20 such keywords.

2. I then created 4 more blogs (3 on WordPress.com and 1 on Blogger.com)

3. In all the 4 blogs I did 20 posts (5 on each blog), then did link building for all the posts.

Here’s the structure of link building that I followed.

Tired Link Building For MoneyGossips Black Friday Post

Link building of all the blogs includes :

How Does Tired Link Building Works?

Link juice from High PR social bookmarking sites, Edu blogs, High PR sites and Directories first flow to tier 1 which included 4 web 2.0 blogs i.e (WordPress and Blogger blogs) and Infographic directory. And from the tier 1 sites, link juice flow to my main black friday hostgator post.

This way link juice from High PR sites and directories gets distributed equally among all the sites in the network. Hence increasing the power of link juice flowing to main post which boost your search engine ranking.

Taking SiteWide Links from your Own Blog:

Most of us forget, or I should say they don’t even take help (links) from their own blog. I had taken sitewide link from my own blog also. As I had many backlinks pointing to my homepage and my blog has around 130+ posts, so my Black Friday post got link juice from around 130 + numbers of posts pointing to my homepage + number of backlinks pointing to my various posts which really helped me in ranking my post on Black Friday 2015

What helped me in Maintaining Top SERP ?

Here’s a snap of a google search showing my post ranking #2

Black Friday Google Ranking

 

  • Updating the post in every 2 days: I kept on updating the post and used some pinging tools to made sure that the search engine knows about the updated content.
  • High CTR/ User Experience: In last year I already got many users from search engine which told search engine crawler that content is of good quality as the post was quite long and people used to stay over it for almost 2-3 minutes. Also some of my competitors opened my link from search engine which also helped me in maintaining the ranking. Thanks to all of them 😛

Hostgator Paid me $125 per Sale

Thanks to Hostgator, who paid $125/sale, as their affiliate program says if you can make more than 21 sales in a month then you get $125 for each active sale.

Profits Stats of Black Friday 2015

I was able to make 53 sales in total but there bl**dy affiliate system! Only 32 sales are active, remaining 21 are invalid sales according to their affiliate terms and conditions. So I would have made $6,625 in total but fortune led me to $4,000.

Conclusion:

From the case study we can learn that, just focusing on only one product can also help you in making money easily. But what you need to do is to spend some time on research, plan the work and then finally implement it.

You can use this exact same strategy for your micro niche blogs, do find some product and join their affiliate programs. Always remain targeted and focused to your niche, goal and aim. Failure comes to everyone, but you should always learn something new from it and never repeat the same mistake.

Do check iftiSEO.com Black Friday Offers as well – www.iftiseo.com/black-friday-deals

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About the author

Suprabhat

Hi, I am Suprabhat Mondal owner of MoneyGossips.com and I write on various topics like making money online, blogging, SEO and Internet Marketing. I also work as an SEO consultant and already helped many small businesses in achieving what they wanted too. Follow me @Twitter & Facebook

51 Comments

  • Congrats Suprabhat 🙂 Thanks for sharing your SEO Strategy. You did all Tier 2 links manually or using any tools for that?

    • Hey Nitin,

      I did all Tier 2 link building manually as I didn’t believe in using link building tools, I trust only on links built by me.
      Thanks for your wishes!

      Best Regards
      Suprabhat

  • Hi Suprabhat,

    Firstly congrats for earning this much amount. And secondly thanks for sharing about, how you earned this amount. It is really inspirational and informative.
    So, thanks for sharing and keep up the good work.

  • Congrats Suprabhat 🙂 on your profit.
    You shown a simple and focused way to earn huge revenue by working on a single product at correct time. Really exciting !
    Didn’t try Affiliate till now but gonna start soon and this will definitely help me. Thank you for sharing this with us and all the best for your goals 😀

  • Thanks for sharing your Ideas with us.
    In the post you mentioned didn’t link any PBN links, So, I have one question in my mind

    Is it possible to rank event Blog without any PBN links

  • Hey Suprabhat,

    Superb Post & Very InDepth Case Study about How you made $4k by doing some simple tweaks.

    Thanks! Gonna Try it on My Micro Niche soon.

  • Great to know about your link building technique, even i learnt something new today. Thanks a lot for this detailed Case Study

  • Hey Suprabhat,
    You are really a genius. Glad to read your case study on Iftekher’s blog. Your earning in one day game a boost up to work more delicately. Still I have 2 questions for you…

    1. How many days before (Black Friday) you started working on this campaign?
    2. What did you mean by Response backlinks?

    Waiting eagerly for your reply. Have a massive money making day!

  • Till now i have tried affiliate products of my niche only. By reading this article i came to know that hosting companies also pays good affiliate commission. Thanks for the information.

  • Hmm nice move Suprabhat… you talk about “Updating the post in every 2 days”
    you modifying content or changing date?
    #Ifti what you think which is better changing date or adding content ?

  • Awesome case study, It means we can earn just from single product if we do good research like you. Congo…Happy Earning!

  • Hi Suprabhat ,many congratulation for your success ,really amazing work,have few questions from my side ,hope you will make some light on .

    Q1.{Updating the post in every 2 days } did you make few changes in that particular post after every 2 days ? or what ?
    Q2.What is Response backlinks?

    waiting to hearing from you .

  • Nice Article Full of Useful Information
    Thanks Suprabhat… expecting more useful information from you in coming days

  • Congratulations for your $4000 (Y).

    But there are some questions you left to answer.
    1. How many days before (Black Friday) you started working on this campaign?
    2. What did you mean by Response backlinks?
    3.{Updating the post in every 2 days } did you make few changes in that particular post after every 2 days ? or what ?

    waiting to hearing from you .

  • It’s really amazing. I have also read that out on your own blog, but here you only revealed the backlink strategy. It was really good to see this huge amount.

    I wish you will earn more through blogging.

    Good luck.

  • Really great article. I would really appreciate if you provide some good high PR social bookmarking sites and directories. Thanks.

  • This is so awesome brother. I tried Hostgator Black Friday too, but got only visitors, not sales. 😛
    #MyBad.

    I was watching your post for whole event, and it was quite impressive too. The content was of high quality and it was deeply explained too. Learned few things from this post which I am going to implement on my money blog. Thanks for this post.
    Regards.

  • Wow, Seems like a dream to me but i would follow tips to achieve something like this. Great post and well written. I believe writing such posts take lots of time and efforts so Thanks for doing all that hard work to teach us something good.

    Thanks

  • Thanks for this awesome, practical, detailed and helpful case study. Really learned new things to implement in the future!

  • Congrats buddy… Can you tell me which is the best tool to ping url? How many keywords did you choose for that single post? Waiting for more articles from you here and moneygossips too.

  • Wow! I am reading this post in 2016 but your journey has inspired me a lot. I also write blog but something like this inspires me to think out of the box. I never thought that even affiliate programs can make a lot of money. Thanks for sharing this useful information. I shall try such things in my blogging journey too.

  • Hello,

    Long tail keywords, like you correctly opined, drive more targetted traffic and in the long run, converts far better.

    However, long tail keywords (and their numerous variations) also help bloggers and information marketers avoid Google penalties for keyword stuffing as an article that properly follows this standard appears natural both to readers and search engines.

    …while being also, very highly optimized!

    Be certain to make the day great!

    Always,
    Taposh

  • After Reading this post i am planing to start micro niche blog , from this post i lean about backlink strategy + The kw tool you revealed

    Thanks for this amazing case study 🙂

  • Hi Suprabhat,

    Wonderful guide! Anyone can boost their ranking with this method. I have 1 query that what should be the minimum content length for blog posts on wordpress and blogger? And how many min. or max. keywords, we can use there?

    Waiting for your quick response.

    Thanks again for the detailed guide!

  • I am a newbie to blogging and I have started an event site for mothers day in february.None of my keywords are in either 1st three pages.Can you suggest which is the best method to rank in one week? Because there is no time to create web 2.0 now so anyother way to rank it?

  • Wow, $4,000 for 4 days. I will remember this post for next Black Friday 🙂
    Thank for share this case study !

  • After getting sitewide link from a website, you will get 130+ backlinks right? but these are coming from the same domain, dont you think it will considered as Spam? if not please correct me

    • Yup, this will be considered spam link as per Google new update.
      But you can use this trick for short term Purpose as Suprabhat did for BlackFriday Event.

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