How To Get Powerful Backlinks From Profile Pages

Some of you may have heard about high PR profile pages and how they can help you drastically with your search engine rankings.  Profile pages on ALL kinds of websites.  I have experimented with this type of backlinking over the last few months and I have some very useful information for you.  Information that can seriously boost up your search engine rankings.

So what are high PR profile pages?  These are basically websites that have a page rank of 6+ and offer free memberships where you can register and setup a profile page.  There are literally thousands of these sites, probably more.  What people are doing is joining these sites and creating a member profile page.  With the majority of these profile pages you can add one or more ‘dofollow’ backlinks.

Now there is a fine line between setting up a decent profile page and spamming these sites.  I don’t condone spamming whatsoever so you need to be careful when joining these sites and setting up your profile pages.

Before I go into some ‘meat’ regarding profile pages I want to tell you about my experience with setting up profile pages.  A few months ago I joined a ‘Warriors’ service from the Warrior forum whereby every month I was emailed a packet of high PR backlinks.  This included full instructions and screenshots of how to register with each site and where to place your backlinks.  A huge time saver!  (I’ll let you know more about this great service at the bottom of this post!) Straightaway I decided to add my own technique to the process.  To cut a relatively short store into an even shorter story…. within about 2 – 3 weeks my rankings for the sites I was setting the profiles up for went from around no. 300 in Google to no. 55 and another site went from no.58 in Google to no.4 where it still sits solidly now.  I was quite amazed with this.  Such a massive increase in a surprisingly short time!

As I’m a busy guy developing new ideas and adding features to my existing applications etc I didn’t have much time to do any more so about a month later I outsourced some of this backlinking to someone else.  Although the job was done exactly as promised and within the expected timescale the results were….. well, none existant.  Even six weeks after this work was done, no movement whatsover… in fact, some of the rankings have actually gone down.

Now onto the valuable information.  Information that can mean the difference of wasting a few hours of your time, or turning those hours into your best spent hours this year.  Seriously.

This is the difference between the way I set up my profile pages and the way in which this other person (and many others) setup their profile pages.

This other guy registered with a site, setup a profile page with two backlinks on and moved onto the next site.  So what’s wrong with this?  The problem with this is that there is NO theme to the page.  It will be similar or near enough identical to 80% of the other profile pages.  Google and the other search engines will NOT be able to work out what these pages are about because they have no contextual structure and are not topic related in ANY way.  These pages will simply be de-valued and filed on a dusty shelf somewhere next to the trash bin.

Before I go into the method in which I set up these profile pages I also want to point out that when I set up my profile pages previously I only set up 16 of them.  He setup 40 of them!  This goes to show the power of a theme related profile page compared to a blank page.

When you setup a profile page most of them ask you to enter a user name.  The majority of these sites include the username in the url of your profile page.  Having your keyword within the url can add quite a bit of weight to your page and can help with your rankings.  You need to be careful with this as it can be classed as spamming if you just stick your keywords in the username field.  Instead, add something like ‘andy-article-writer’, or ‘john-pens’, or ‘sarah-jvmarketing’.  By adding your name before your keyword you are drawing less attention to your keywords from a human perspective.  You also don’t need to put ALL your keywords in your username.  If you have a two word keyword phrase that you are wanting to rank for then even adding one of the words to your username is better than adding none.  If my targeted keyword was ‘promotional pens’ then I could use ‘andypens’ or ‘andy-pens’ as my user name.

The biggest mistake people are making when they are adding their link to the BIO section is that they are only adding their links to the bio section and nothing else.  Now that does look spammy.  What you need to do is spend a minute or two and write a good bio that includes your links.  This is a great way to NOT come across spammy and also get your keywords and related keywords in there.  This is what adds relevance to the page and makes it stand out ‘contextually’ from all the other profile pages.  It’s also good to add some ‘normal’ interests in their too as it makes you look like a real person.  One that site owners and admin can relate to.

Here is an example of a good BIO section:

I’m am an internet marketer and web developer.  I have created a number of web applications that aid other internet marketers and webmasters with their online marketing efforts.  Some of my products include an article creator that allows members to create highly unique articles whenever they need them and also a free article rewriter which helps members to rewrite existing PLR articles making them unique ready for them to submit them to article directories or upload them to their blog.

I also enjoy spending time with my family, going on holidays and playing sport.

What I have done above is add a theme to the profile page.  You don’t need to add backlinks to relevant sites, it’s ALL about relevant pages.  Google ranks pages, it doesn’t rank websites.  When it leads a user to some information it doesn’t take them to a site, it takes them to a page.  By adding relevant keywords and content to a page you are adding a topical theme.  With this theme Google can identify what your page is about and what it is ‘related’ to.  This can make all the difference!

If you have a content spinner such as Power Article Rewriter or any other spinner that uses the {word1|word2} syntax then you can use it to spin a new variation of your bio section.  Then just submit a unique bio for each profile page you set up.  If not then just write your profile pages on the fly.  Alter them a bit, write them from a different angle each time.

As well as the BIO section there is often other areas that you can fill out.  Things like ‘Occupation’.  If your anchor text is ‘Article Writer’ you could add the words ‘Professional Copywriter’, or ‘Professional Article Writer’ in the ‘Occupation’ field.  This will also add relevance to the page.

Profle pages are GREAT for increasing your rankings for ‘geographical’ keyword phrases.  If you are targeting a specific town or county then add them to the ‘Location’ field.  For example if you are a plumber in Manchester, then add the word ‘Manchester’ to the location field.  These are ALL visible within your public profile.

Another good thing to do is to add a profile photo.  Real members upload an image of some kind.  This doesn’t have to be a photo of you although it is advisable.  You can add an avatar or emblem of some sort.  This just shows that you have put a bit of time and effort into the joining process and value their site.  You never know, you may actually like some of these sites and decide to pop back once in a while!

It is always worth taking a few extra minutes per profile page.  You could setup 30 pages quicker without adding these other elements but you’d be wasting your time and effort when compared to the results you’ll get by setting them up properly.  If you’re going to do a job, it’s worth doing properly.

It’s very important though not to come across spammy.  You will look more like a spammer if you just add your links. Do it properly and you’ll reap the benefits in more ways than one!

The backlink package which I refer to in this post is Angelas Backlink Packets.  This is a fantastic service and if used correctly can catapult your websites to the top of Google.  This service costs only $5 per month and for that small fee you are sent an email at the beginning of each month which contains your backlink packet.  This packet contains clear visual instructions on where to easily obtain backlinks from 30 high PR websites.  These are mostly sites where you can setup profile pages.  The sites are all PR6 upwards with some even as high as PR9.

Many internet marketers are taking advantage of services like this at the minute due to the fact that they work.

To try out the service for yourself and to receive 30 high PR sites per month with precise instructions, CLICK HERE.  Seriously, at $5 per month, it’s a steal!

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A major problem with setting up profile pages is that many of them can take forever to get indexed by Google, if ever.  If Google cannot find your pages due to a complex site structure then your profile page will count for nothing, resulting in worthless backlinks.

So how do you check which of your pages are NOT indexed in Google.  Simple! Use my brand new $7 app called ‘Index Checker’.  You simply paste in your list of profile page URLs and click a button.  That’s it!  The app will then process all your URLs and let you know which ones are indexed in Google and which ones are NOT.

The app will then create a new list including only the non indexed URLs so that you can check them at a later date.  Once you find out which profile pages are not indexed simply bookmark them, or point a couple of links to them which will help Google to find them.

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To your success!

Andy Black

36 comments

  1. Thanks for this Andy. I subscribed to Angelas package and couldn’t really get the links to stick – now I know why. It is definitely worth spending a little bit of extra time and I think I will revisit this. Interested to see in your example you had more than one anchor text link but I think the key thing here is the relevance of the anchor text

    PS Tempted to put keywords in the ‘name’ field of the comments but resisted it!

  2. that was fantastic Andy. I never thought about it that way. Another good thing to do is if any sites allow you to comment on other pages then definetly do it, because sometimes you’re profile page will never get indexed by google as there are no links to follow. When you comment on a page that is linked to from the homepage of the site, then your name and an internal link will be placed to your profile. So be sure to write a few comments after you setup your profile.

    The downside of this is that you will attract more attention to your profile page so you better make it not as spammy as possible

  3. Andy says:

    Hi guys, thanks for your comments. Regarding your comment about getting your links indexed, I used to add two of my profile URLs to my Warrior Forum signature for about 12 – 24 hours. That always got my profile pages indexed in Google super quick. Then I’d just replace them for another couple of profile page URLS.

    This though stopped working for some reason. I haven’t looked into any new methods yet but I will do. Generally the search engines will pick these links up at some point. With them being high PR sites Google will crawl them regularly. It is a good idea though to aid this indexing process by linking to them in some way. Not from your OWN site though as this will give a temporary recipricol effect.

  4. Thanks, Andy, for this post. I have seen the packets advertised but did not feel it could do me any good – ntil now. I shall order them and use your method.

    I look forward to achieving some level of success with it.

  5. I use angelas back links as well and use a strategy similar to yours. After a few months most of my links and profiles are still there and helping me rank very well!

  6. Nouman Umar says:

    Andy thanks for sharing nice tips and tutorials. This is great way to getting up in the Google rankings.

  7. Hi Andy

    I have a job keeping up with you as you’re always developing new ideas! I make a point of reading all your newsletters and find them very useful. Keep up the good work!

  8. Arnold says:

    I have not tried this method as yet for linking back to profile pages.

    Suppose you take all the urls from the profile page and put them in a post on a web2.0 site.

    Then take the rss feed from that page and submit it to the directories.

    Will that generate awareness of the profile pages?

    Thanks

  9. amar says:

    Hi, agree that adding your name before your keywords will work. But can you tell me how people would react to my keywords for the site I’m linking to right now?
    Although it is innocuous enough…

    *** Note from Andy ***

    Amar, the nature of the content isn’t too bad but if people glance at your domain name it may shout out spam and result in deleting. Going into niches such as this will always be tricky when it comes to promoting and getting backlinks.

  10. Bill says:

    You sent me details of one of your products “How to quickly research any topic or niche” unfortunately although I saved it I cannot find it , can you send it to me again?

  11. Spencer Chun says:

    Senuke has a new module for creating Web 2.0 profile pages this advice will go well with it. Thanks for the content. Happy to be on your list.

  12. GallerySites says:

    Thanks for the info Andy. I’ve used the Google profile and I’m searching for more sites that offer them!

  13. Ben says:

    Hi Andy,
    Many thanks for the heads up! Just a little note in regards to Angela V. Edwards or the website Easy Back link Builder. Some of the packets that i received in July’s list, ether delete your profile or come back as nofollow? I wonder if Angela has truly tested those sites.
    Cheers

    Ben

  14. Chelle says:

    I never thought of the profile pages until recently – for some reason it seems like not too many people are doing it. The idea of a service that pays for link building research (but not necessarily the link building itself) is a great idea – that way you’re still in control but you just saved yourself two hours of making your own list.

    One of the reasons why the one where you used someone else to do it failed could possibly be too many links built at once/using the same anchor over and over again – I’ve learned to be pretty careful about that!

  15. Hi Andy,

    I too subscribe to angelas backlink packets, I think its some really powerful information.

    We have been optimizing over 200 websites and can surely say that this method is working well. Having a team here in India, makes it easier and less time consuming. Basically, our company does all the creation for you. We understand the difference between a spam profile and something which is genuinely created with relevant information.

    Labor costs being low, we can offer a pretty valuable bargain for your subscribers.

    Cheers,
    Gaurav

  16. Awesome stuff! I have been a follower and fan of high pr backlinks also, and think it is a fantastic way to get the BIG G (Google) to notice you and actually start taking you seriously. I think it all comes down to great backlinking programs now to get higher in the rankings. Super service, and thanks for sharing!

    Sheila

  17. Mike says:

    Great stuff Andy, I”ve been a member of the Warrior Forum for a while and have contemplated using Angela’s package but haven’t done it yet. Your additional input concerning how to set up the profile page is perfect timeing for me because I recently worked with another WSO offer and they did set up some profile pages and did a pretty poor job so I”m not getting the benefits that you describe in your post and now I understand why. Thanks for the details and I enjoy your work. Cheers!

  18. David says:

    Thanks, Andy. I cannot remember how I found your newsletter, but I am glad I did. My question is about creating a link in the comments such as this one.

    Is there a way to code a website link? When I use this code, it always shows up as is, not a text link:

    making a budget.

    David

    *** Note from Andy ***

    Hi David, I’m not quite sure what you are referring to with this question? Are you talking about profile pages or blog comments? Also, if that is the code you use when obtaining backlinks, drop the rel=”nofollow”. I didn’t realise at first but my blog is set to nofollow for comments. This was default but I don’t really want to change it now as I’m currently no.1 on Google for Article Creator and don’t want to scupper it by now changing it to dofollow. Remember that some profiles etc use other methods such as [BB] code.

  19. David says:

    Oh, wow. It works. Never mind. See what great help you are! 🙂

    David

  20. Knilles says:

    Thanks for the info!

    I am using Angela´s and Paul´s links for some months now and I must say, I have seen great improvement, but I knew in the back of my mind the link should and could be used better.

    One note: a lot of times there is just room for 4 sentences in the Bio section, so we can´t really submit a theme in to this section of the profile.

    I guess your tip also works with the blog posts in Angela´s packages, so I can use your tip for those submissions.

  21. simon-google-terminator-reviewer says:

    hi a very great idea very cool stuff the same concept will work for pauls links

  22. Ben says:

    Create great content and post it on your website. When you have great content on your website, you entice other webmasters to share your content on their sites by providing a link back to you

  23. Alex Hermann says:

    Hi everyone. Just to say that I have been online for 11 years and I only just now realised that I know absolutely nothing about Internet marketing. Would you believe that? Thanks to finding Andy’s website and thanks to his email today. I did not realise there was so much going on in getting to the top in Google. It’s both, astounding and exciting. And I’ve signed up for Angela’s packets. I feel like I’m back at college again, there is soooooo much to learn.

    Alex

  24. this is interesting. i have heard that because too many people are using angela’s backlinks that the profiles are getting deleted. but if you use the techniques you outlined they will stick. thanks

  25. Michael says:

    This is typical of every SEO/link building tip I have ever seen. Contradictory, opposite, upside down (depending on your mood).Do you realize that Angela states the following in her packets,
    “…if you DO decide to make posts, you run the risk of having people on the site see the links, get upset, and get them (and maybe all of our links) removed…”

    She specifically recommends leaving links “only” and nothing else.

    *** Note From Andy ***

    You have completely mis-understood my post. I am not referring to making forum posts which is what Angela refers to in her instructions. Posts that will lead to your profile. I am refering to ‘profile pages only’, NOT forum posts. By adding a bio you are actually doing what you are SUPPOSED to be doing and NOT just leaving links.

    I have previously discussed my ideas with Angela before and she likes AND approves of my method.

    Also, I have created plenty of profiles using both methods, just adding links and nothing else, and then creating theme related profiles. I can tell you without doubt that the theme related profile pages which I discuss in my blog post gives FAR FAR better results than the plain links profiles. There is NO competition. Period.

  26. Michael says:

    So, leaving content, (in other words “theme” information in your profile bio), attracts Google but not the webamaster?

    Whereas leaving a post attracts both Google and the webmaster??

    *** Note from Andy ***

    Ok, look at it this way. The bio section is there to leave a bio. What would look more spammy, a bare profile page with JUST some links? Or a profile page with a bio, a photo avatar and other relevant fields filled in? Also, with regards to Google indexing these profiles. If you had 200 profile pages that were ALL identical APART from just a couple of links on the page… how unique will these pages be when compared to each other? Would Google find value in ALL of these near ‘identical’ pages with no real content and index them? Of course not. To stand out from the crowd you need to turn that ‘blank’ page into a page with content and you would do this by adding content within your bio and then adding relevant keyword rich content to any other elements. This creates theme related content and makes it worthy of being in Googles index. Remember, if a profile page is NOT indexed in Google your backlinks are worthless. I hope that clears things up a little.

  27. Chris says:

    ive been searching and hard for an index checker. i ve used both angela and pauls links with great success but i have a pet peeve on indexing, and after 6-8 months of angelas packets on 2 sites, i had great rankings but after checking indexing, only 1/3 of the links were indexed and after fired links at all those links, my rankings for longer tail and modifiers i had used all shot up.

    geting your software now. i did use Market samurai for this ..their rank checking module..but it gave me too many false results…pages that said werent indexed but actually was.

    note – ive always used pictures, complete bios, that helped me but i have noticed over the last few months, 1/3 of the links are getting banned and ive been waiting 2 months to use the list..as to avoid the mad rush there but still to get 20 links for $5 and using seo link dominator software, its a not brainer.

  28. Chris says:

    ok, i just bought it, installed and ran it and this ROCKS!!! i love it, where were you several hundred bucks ago when i paid an outsourcer to check over 1600 links for me.

    as i said above, when using MS, it would give me some false results but i ran your checker on pages i knew were indexed and all is well.

    question, is there any certain limit i need to be aware of bc even when you manually check this using a tool like seobook toolbar, google will block you out..thats what was happening to MS, too many querries so want to make sure i dont over do it.

    thanks!

    *** Note from Andy ***

    Hey Chris, glad you like the app. I would just say use it wisely. I have run hundreds of queries in one day without any problems. There is a 2 second delay between each query anyway which will help. I would say the most important thing is to run the same queries over and over. Run a list once. Then in a weeks time or whatever, run it again. You can run seperate lists or as you build more profile pages etc you can just add them to your working list (txt file) and then just process the one list as and when you see fit.

  29. Chris says:

    Hey Andy,

    Can you email me, like to share some of my results.

    thanks,

  30. Great info, may order this packet. I think anything that can get your url out there without being spammy is a bonus. Never thought of profile pages. Good idea.

  31. I’ve used Angela’s packets for a few months and they definitely work!

  32. It seems everyone is missing something here… You can build a profile page with links on it, but what are the chances of:

    1. That being indexed
    2. That having any PR?

    It’s a single, mostly isolated page on the site. Sure, a ‘new members’ section might give it a link, and a ‘members list’ section might link to it, but for the most part, without any community involvement (which gives more and more links to your profile page the more you post) all this practice is doing is creating single page profiles with links.

    They end up getting deleted, if they get indexed at all. I recon it would be far better to find forums and profile sites that RELATE to the product you’re selling, and then INTERACT with the community.

    Not only then are you getting lots of inbound links to your profile page, you also get other people interested in you and what you do and sell.

    My two cents, but i recon it’s worth $2 in this SEO world!

  33. Erik Ortega says:

    Hey andy,

    I just came across this information but I want you to know this really helped me out! I implemented it on a handful of backlinks in the January packet and most of those were indexed the next day!

    Once again, you’ve provided valuable information!

  34. I think that as time goes on, the way of on-page and off-page search engine optimization are going to change as we think it. I think we will see a transformation to user metrics in determining SERP results. That included with increased personalized SERP results and we’ll be seeing a huge change of the users experience with Bing and the other SEs. Every search result won’t be created alike, just look at things like user interaction, bounce time, bounce rate, etc… Focus on a better website all around, and I think you’ll see better results in 2010.

  35. High pagerank is important but thematic links are more important, and you need new branches/channels stretching out, if they come back to you then you remain in the same circle. Good Post.

  36. Do you have a demo version of these link checkers? or at least some screen shots?

    *** Note from Andy ***

    Yes, you can watch a video on both sales pages. Profile Link Checker | Index Checker