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How to Use GSA Search Engine Ranker to Build Links and Rank Websites Woodward, Matthew On June 20, 2020, the information was updated.
GSA Search Engine Ranker Evaluation
Matthew Woodward reviewed it.
On: 20th of June, 2020
GSA Search Engine Ranker is a strong platform that helps you to build contextually relevant connections from high authority domains when utilized correctly.
My GSA Search Engine Ranker review and guide will show you all you need to know about using the program to its full potential.
GSA Search Engine Ranker was widely featured in my tiered link building series and has received a slew of amazing new capabilities over the last year.
Many people have requested a more in-depth instruction on how to utilize it to develop connections directly to your money site.
Without further ado…
…and here it is:)
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What You Will Discover
How to effectively utilize GSA Search Engine Ranker
What each advanced GSA SER option means
How to Create High-Quality Links
How to Create a Multi-Tier Link Building Campaign
How to Remove Links in a Safe Manner
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Transcript of a Video
Hello everyone, Matthew Woodward here, and today we’re going to look at GSA search engine ranker, which has gone a long way in the last year.
I’ll teach you how to use it effortlessly and prevent misunderstanding so you can get the most out of it. You’ll discover how to easily set up tiered link building frameworks and develop high-quality connections to your site.
I’ll also teach you how to utilize it to delete links, which is a useful tool for protecting yourself against future Google algorithm modifications. And because this is going to be a lengthy tutorial, let’s get started right away.
So let’s go right into the GSA search engine ranker program. And first and foremost, I’m going to give you a brief tour of the UI, and then we’ll go into the choices and create new projects and such.
So here is your project window, and a list of all your projects will display here. There is currently only one project, which is the example project.
You may use the tools up here to create new campaigns, change options, and ensure that everything is operational. Here you can see a list of the most recent verified links that were constructed, and they are color coded such that a green link indicates it is do follow, a yellow link means it is no follow, and sometimes grey links show, which are re-direct links.
Down here is a log of everything that is going on in the background, so you can see a lot of pinging there, and we can see where we’re submitting URLs.
Various statistics may be seen at the bottom. Here you can see the current running number of threads, which is zero, the number of links submitted today, the number of links verified today, the number of active proxies, your number of submitted links per minute, the number of captures sent to capture services and solved, the amount of memory in use, and the CPU usage.
As you can see, many of the items are self-explanatory, and if you hover your cursor over them, additional tool tips appear to explain different possibilities to you if you get stuck.
When you right-click on a project, you’ll see a slew of new choices appear. You may modify whether the current project is active or inactive, and there are several modes of active, such as just checking links provided, only validating emails, only looking for and verifying links, but for the most part, you simply want the main active tab here.
You can also sort by priority and look at the URLs so we can look at the submitted URLs here and export them all or get some more thorough data with charts and breakdowns, and you can choose the time window here.
Alternatively, you may break down the results by engine, kind of connection, and project. If you do the same thing as before, but this time we can see the verified URLs, which are links that have been submitted and are now live and referring to your site or target URL, whereas submitted signifies that the link has not yet been validated that it is active, it has just been submitted.
So, looking at verified URLs again, everything is divided out, a count of internal and external links, whether they are do follow or not. We can receive statistics again, as well as split it down by an anchor text report, and you can see how that’s all broken down there.
So those analytics and lists of confirmed URLs are quite useful and may be found in this display URLs menu. You may also pick multiple projects if you wish to make changes to them all at once. You may modify the order of the projects in this window by clicking here.
You can look at the general diagram of links that have been submitted and validated, and you can split it down here by engine kinds, blog comment, trackback, indexer, or even inside the engines themselves, so you can see some keywordluv links and whois links, and so on.
There are several additional alternatives here as well. Importing target URLs is a useful function. If you have scraped your own target list of URLs outside of GSA SER, such as using Scrapebox, and want it to import them for submission, you would do it here. Import target URLs from a file or the clipboard.
You may also import them from site lists, which I will discuss momentarily.
And here you can alter the project, which basically gives you a lot of the choices when you double click to open other projects, but we’ll go over that in more depth later.
So let’s take a brief look at some of the more sophisticated choices. The threads are set to 50 by default, which is adequate for most people, but if you have a more powerful system and bandwidth to play with, you may raise this. I have a quad core CPU, 16 gigabytes of RAM, and an 18 meg fiber line, so I can easily manage 250 threads, but the default is 50, which is sufficient for most people.
Next, ensure that you are utilizing proxies. When it comes to proxies, you now have two alternatives. You can use GSA search engine ranker to automatically harvest public proxies from all of these different sorts of sites, and it will test and validate that they function for you.
And you set it up by instructing it to automatically look for new proxies every 60 minutes when there are less than 100 active proxies you want to test proxies and test all of the good ones and eliminate bad proxies after, I don’t know, 3 hours.
Now that you’ve got it in place, GSA will go out and scrape its own proxies for you. The trouble is that public proxies aren’t very trustworthy; they’re typically rather sluggish, and they have a lot greater risk of failure, which, you know, just slows things down.
Whereas if you invest ten dollars a month on semi-dedicated proxies from Buyproxies, for example, performance is substantially improved, you receive far greater submission and approval rates, and it’s just lot more efficient. So, for the money it costs to obtain private proxies, it is well worth it.
So, to add your own proxies in that method, simply go to add proxy, import from clipboard, and I believe I already have them on the clipboard. Yes! We can also label them as private.
So, once you’ve imported your proxies, whether private or public, you can pick when to utilize them and whether to use public or private ones in the choices above.
Now, I constantly use them for search engine, submissions, and PR checks, and I always use private proxies, like I just mentioned. If you’re just utilizing the public ones, leave them unticked or simply hit the public ones.
But truly, it is a lifesaver to invest in some semi-dedicated or private proxies from a company like BuyProxies.
You must then set up captcha solving services. GSA now supports a wide variety of captcha solving services, however you should be aware that there are two sorts of captcha solving services at work here.
You may either utilize software, such as captcha sniper or GSA captcha breaker, which is a component of GSA SEO software that tries to automatically crack captchas for you for a one-time cost.
These operate rather well, but they also fail frequently. So, the ideal method to start your captcha business is to utilize GSA captcha breaker as your first and major service since it will help you save money on captchas. But then use a human-based solving service, such as death by capture or decaptcha, where any failures from the captcha breaker are passed on to these services and solved by an actual human, and these are like, 2 dollars for a thousand capture solves or something like that, so it’s really, really cheap.
It’s simple to put them up; that’s GSA capture in action. If you have the GSA SEO software installed locally, it will operate automatically. And then I’m going to offer Death by Capture as a supplementary service; it’s one of the less expensive human-based solutions, and you simply need to input your login information here to test and check your balance.
So this is what you should configure, and you can also configure retries and other settings for when to utilize other capture services here. With capture set up, you may proceed to indexing, which will automatically ping every back link it produces and, if desired, integrate one of the numerous indexing services that GSA supports.
We have native support for the GSA SEO indexer, as well as other popular ones like Linklicious, Nuclear Link Indexer, Back Links Indexer, Link Pipeline, and Lindexed. They’re all really simple to integrate; simply check the box, provide the API key, and you’re done.
Now I don’t understand the point in using these indexing services. I know some people enjoy using them, and if you have them, by all means use them, but you can actually avoid having to spend the extra money for these. We can get links indexed simply by adding additional links to them using GSA and save money on these fees.
The filter allows you to skip submissions if particular URLs or are present and add them to your backlist, or you may keep this as is. When you’re just beginning started, you don’t need to go into great detail.
In the advanced area, you can now create site lists that any project may utilize worldwide. So, if you have three projects here, each project will generate a list of recognized sites it could post to, successful sites it did post to, verified links it was able to establish after successfully submitting them, and unsuccessful sites that never went live or validated after they were successful.
Now, I recommend that you keep a record of your successful and validated submissions. And then you can utilize them in other projects, so if we look at this project, we can see it has 189 validated URLs, we can simply and fast import the target URLs from site lists, submitted and verified, if we start a new project.
So, after a few months of utilizing GSA search engine ranker, you should have a massive database of contributed and certified links that you can simply use across various projects. So, under the advanced settings below, make sure that these choices are checked.
You may also select various formats and locations where this information is saved, but the default settings are sufficient; only check these two boxes and click OK.
Finally, if you’ve got everything set up and want to get started with an example project, just click the start button and you’ll see GSA fire up and start looking for new targets to publish links to. When it detects them, it submits the links and later verifies whether or not the connections are active. You may also view additional confirmed links here, and this list will evolve as new links are discovered.
Now, you may get pop-ups like this when trying to submit a link since there are additional areas that need to be filled out and GSA doesn’t know which alternatives to use, so it asks you.
However, this can become quite annoying because we really want GSA to be completely hands off and not bother us with those messages, and a lot of people get stuck with this and wonder how to disable these pop ups like we can see here, we have another one coming up here, so how do you do that if we just hit stop here?
Enter the project and, under choices, select random if a form field cannot be filled. Also, make sure you ask all services/users to complete out captures so that the next time GSA is presented with a decision like that, instead of asking you, it will select a random option.
That is solely for that specific project. You’ll have to do this for each project.
Also, under the capture settings, untick this item so that GSA will ask you what happens if the capture services do not operate as a last resort. But we don’t want that to happen; my desire is that it just passes over submission and proceeds on to the next one, forgetting about it. Make sure that is not checked.
That’s how you prevent those annoying popups. If we run start right now, we won’t see those popups.
So that’s a broad overview of the UI, how to start and end projects, the many parameters you’ll need to configure, and the various campaign-specific choices. So let’s have a look at making an example project.
But first, let me take you on a brief tour of the sample project. You may open it like this by double clicking on it. And, while it may appear confusing at first, don’t worry; it’s quite simple to learn.
To begin, on the left side of this page, you may select the sort of links you wish to send. So we can view blog comments here, and if we click the plus sign, we can see all of the other blog comment systems that it supports. And if you hover your cursor over it, you can receive further information about whether or not you can acquire a do follow link, if the link contains anchor text, if it makes its own page, and so on.
As you can see, there are many distinct varieties. We have articles, blog comments, directories, documents, various exploits, forums, guestbooks, image comments, indexer, microblogs, pingbacks, referrers, social bookmarking, social networks, trace backs, url shorteners, video, video-adult, web 2, and wikis.
Many individuals will look at anything like, let’s take a look when they first walk in here. In the article area, it appears that GSA does not publish to a large number of various article sites. However, if you use software like SENuke XCR and look at the articles, you’ll find a list of hundreds, if not thousands, of other article sites to post to.
However, when you visit GSA, it appears to be a little lackluster, since there aren’t many sites to publish to. However, GSA operates differently in that each of them is a platform that may be utilized by hundreds of distinct sites.
WordPress, for example, is a blogging platform used by millions of sites across the Internet, and we can see here that if users use the wordpress article director plugin, this will publish to that platform.
So each of these platforms has hundreds of other URLs and sites behind it from which you may obtain connections. So it may appear unimpressive, but there is a lot there, a lot of varied backlink variation for you to select from.
You’re aware that each of them is readily split out, such as social bookmarks and other information about each distinct sort of link.
So you get to choose whatever link you wish to utilize. We have to import various data and information in this window, and this truly updates dependent on what we pick here. So, if we add social bookmarks, for example, you’ll see that it asks for some additional information, such as log in to use passwords, catch phrases, and descriptions.
When we untick that, we can see that it simply provides the choices required for trackbacks, indexes, and blog comments.
You also have a lot of other choices in here, which we’ll go over in detail when we build up our campaign, but this enables you to really fine tune things and take some real control over your campaign. GSA has received a slew of new features in the last year that offer you far more granular control over the connections you build than it did previously.
That is how the real project campaign and editing seem. Let’s get started on our own.
If you just click new here, it will start a new project, and the first thing we want to do is choose the sorts of links we want to utilize in our project. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for this; the parameters you choose here will vary based on the aims of your campaign and what you’re establishing connections to.
However, as a general guideline, if you are developing connections to your money site, you should use contextual high quality links. And a contextual link is one that is surrounded by related material.
To avoid any confusion, we can just select the default choices here, which are articles, social networks, wikis, and web 2s, and then you can choose to add things like videos, social bookmarking, document sharing, and directories.
However, in this example, we’ll keep things basic and put up something with article directories, social bookmarking, social networks, web 2s, and wikis, all of which will generate contextual connections to your site.
We’ll go into these settings after you’ve set things up.
The first thing you’ll input is the URL of your money website. If you get stuck in any of these fields, simply mousing over offers far more thorough explanations throughout. So, if you get stuck and are unsure, as you can see, everything is thoroughly described.
So there’s the URL. This is the URL (or URLs, if you have more than one) to which you want to establish links. If you provide more than one URL in this area, GSA will automatically rotate among them, selecting a different URL each time.
When it is constructing the links, you can also opt to utilize URL variants, and you can see the different samples there. This basically just varies whether or not capital letters are used. This is a great wonderful alternative that changes things up nicely.
So you might reduce it to 10% to avoid things from looking too contrived while still displaying the variety.
These are the keywords that will be used in the keywords section to discover appropriate sites to submit your links to. So, in this case, you want as many keywords as possible that are related to your campaign, separated by a comma. And I already have them prepared, so I can just copy and paste them here.
That makes it appear as though I don’t have many, yet I do. Let me just re-add to it for a second, and we’re done.
You may also opt to gather more of these keywords and target sites as time passes and utilize them to locate new targets. So, while they are useful alternatives, I will not utilize them in this case.
When looking for sites to post to, you may instruct it to search in quotations to obtain more lasertargeted results, which is a really useful feature to have, especially when generating connections to your money site.
Now, in the anchor text setting, these are the anchor text that will be utilized, and they should be the keywords that you are attempting to rank for. So I’ve got several of those ready to go, and we can put them in there. It’s also worth noting that this must be in spun text, whilst the other is comma separated.
You may use these keywords instead of these as your anchor text if you choose. If you wish to do that, check that box, however I like to retain authority over the anchor text and leave it unchecked.
Where this becomes really fascinating is how GSA can automatically create a natural-looking link profile that isn’t overly optimized and will not be penalized by Penguin. So you can really tell it OK, I want maybe 25% of my links to be a partial match anchor, and a partial match anchor is if we have pay day loan here, that is an exact match anchor.
However, if we had cheap pay day loan, it would be a partial match anchor since it still has our primary term pay day loan, but it is actually cheap pay day loan, so it only partially matches the anchor text.
As a result, you should construct a list of partially matching anchor text, which we can see we’ve done above. You may also insert branded anchor text, which is quite significant. Again, you can play about with the percentage, but a branded anchor in our example is yourdomain.com, so our brand name might be yourdomain, yourdomain, yourdomain.
For example, if this was the Matthewwoodward.co.uk blog, you could write Matthew Woodward without a space, followed by the.co.uk, which would be my branded anchor.
As a result, you have the option of using branded anchors as well. I recommend that you do so, and you may just mark that box. You can also utilize LSI anchor text, so you may check your anchor text here, then use the Google wonderwheel or scrapebox to bring in some additional relevant phrases and place them in here.
The other two options that I always select are generic anchor text and custom anchor text. These are the anchor text such as click here, see more, obtain more information, and you can see a list of the default generic anchors it comes with, which is rather vast. But I always click that and try to enhance it as much as possible here.
Down here, well, actually, I’m going to explain the citation option to you. If you have established branded anchor text, employing a citation will generate a bare text URL that only mentions your brand name, rather than a link. This makes your profile appear more genuine because not everyone who writes about you or publishes something adds an actual link; sometimes it’s just a raw HTMl anchor or they’re just talking about a firm and don’t link back to it.
Using this citation implies that a section of your links will be made without a link but will still include your name, which helps with the naturalness of your profile indirectly. So utilizing citations at a modest proportion can actually benefit you, and I recommend that you do so.
Last but not least, it describes anchor text variants here. But, like with the URL version above, the http is sometimes capitalized, sometimes not, and the initial letter of the domain is sometimes capitalized, sometimes not. The same as before, but with anchor text.
Things helps to spice it up if the first letter is capitalized and the second letter is not. I usually check that box, and this variant applies to all of these options here.
As you can see, the amount of control you have over the anchor text that is built into your site, the partial matches, the branding whether you’re using generic words, blank citations, and the anchor text variants allows you to have control over a natural appearing profile.
So, instead of rushing through this portion, I recommend you take your time with it.
I’ve merely utilized some example content here; there hasn’t been much thinking put into it. It’s only to show you how everything fits together.
But after that’s done, we’ll be able to go on to the other areas.
You should then proceed to the about yourself section. This contains some preset information that you may use, or you can use something like Kontent machine, go to tools and the about me builder, and quickly make as many as you need. Simply copy and paste it into this area.
In fact, you can use Kontent Machine to fill up all of these forms for you in one go, as I’ll demonstrate later in the lesson.
But you may get some about me stuff from here and toss it in.
Coming down, you may specify your own log ins and passwords, but the randomize box is checked by default, so it will generate them for you.
Website title, which is the title of your website, is used in bookmark submissions. So I’ve prepared some information, which I can insert into the category you need to alter. You may also utilize a list of proposed categories below, which I may do.
Hit OK. You can also add additional root categories here, and if you use a star or wild card, it will try to match any category that is similar to that, so I’ll simply put Finance, money, and loan.
Once that’s done, you can press OK, and when there are categories to pick from, it’ll run through them and try to find the greatest match based on what you’ve previously entered.
So you may click OK. If you’re contributing bookmarks, this is the bookmark description that we can include here. This forum comment is occasionally utilized in the wikis we’ve set up. We may leave it as is or develop our own stuff to add in there, simply some general facts and information.
Along the description for bookmark sites that utilize a long explanation, I usually use the same 250 description here. This may result in a greater failure rate at times, but for the amount of work required to create two alternative descriptions, the time invested vs benefit ratio simply isn’t there.
Coming down, we have a forum moniker, a forum password, which is again randomized, and a forum subject, which we will not be utilizing. You may keep it at the default setting.
Once that’s done, we simply have a couple more tabs to go through to set up our campaign. First and foremost, we have the article manager, which allows us to import articles for submissions. I’ll come back to this in a minute because there’s a lot I want to talk about here.
So let’s get started on the possibilities. We have a lot of options to go through here, which can be rather confusing, but trust me when I say it’s fairly straightforward.
So, for starters, you may select to suspend the project after a specified number of submissions or verifications, for example, I want to pause a project after 100 submissions for 1 day. So when it has sent 100 links, it will not submit any more until the next day, when it will submit another 100.
Or you may say, “Actually, I want it to pause when it’s successfully validated 100 live links,” and as you go through them, you’ll see several alternatives.
So that’s how you regulate the drip feed of new connections.
When configuring the captcha solving services, make sure that this box is checked and that you wish to ask all services to fill captures. You can also get it to override the global retry option we specified previously, but for the most part, you can leave it alone.
If a form cannot be filled out, recall those awful pop-ups that appeared before asking for information? If you change this to choose random, you won’t receive those pop-ups and GSA will just pick anything at random and go on. You don’t need to know anything about custom mode.
You may keep these verify link parameters at default if you choose. There’s really no need to modify them. Send validated links to indexing services, which includes pingers, and make sure the other choices are checked if you have them set up.
When possible, avoid using character spinning. We don’t want you to use it if you’re developing links to your money site.
You may also utilize typos and spelling problems at random in descriptions to assist combat duplicate material. This is a fairly great option, and it makes things appear lot more human, as if they were done by a human who made a mistake. So check that box and experiment with the percentage.
I always keep it unticked and continue to try to post to a site even if it has failed previously.
If you must use tags, you may use just anchor texts or keywords, so when you submit a bookmark, it may prompt you to tag, add tag. You may select whether to use anchor text as the source or keywords as the source here.
In general, anchor text is acceptable.
Now we get to select; in fact, I’ll simply minimize it to make it a little less complex. How to obtain target URLs.
So GSA SER looks at all of these various platforms and combines them with your keywords to determine target sites to publish to. And to do so, it uses search engines, so we have a variety of search engines here that it may use as a source. However, if you right-click, you can just say check by nation, for example.
And I always check by nation and the United States. However, if you were attempting to rank as a site in the Spanish market, you might choose Spain here and United States, OK.
And if we scroll down, you’ll notice that it’s checked different American-based search engines for us.
To discover target sites, I always employ keywords. This yields fewer results, but they are more relevant and accurate, which is exactly what you want when establishing connections to your money site.
Remember how we spoke about the global site list in the settings where you could collect URLs that had been submitted and confirmed from other projects? If you wish to use those lists, check this box. Untick it if not.
Additionally, you have the option of analyzing and posting to rival backlinks. This is a useful feature, although it has certain shortcomings. It looks at the existing sites that are ranking for a certain keyword and attempts to recreate their backlink profile. It doesn’t function perfectly, but it does work to some extent.
The disadvantage is that if you specify that you only want links from domains with PR 3 or above and your rival has an extremely poor quality spammy link, if this box is checked, it will try to reproduce that spammy link and ignore your preferences.
It will also build a microblog link if you specified down here that you don’t want to utilize microblogs but your rivals do. It will disregard the fact that you haven’t checked it here. So, while this choice is convenient, it also poses an unregulated danger.
So utilize it at your leisure.
Once we’ve determined how to obtain our target URLs, we may set up scheduled publishing; however, I seldom use this feature. However, if you want it to obtain more than one link from the same site, you can tick that box, and you can adjust these parameters here to restrict how many times you visit that site so your account isn’t blocked and your links are destroyed, and so on.
The last set of settings on this screen, filter URLs, is critical, especially if you’re creating connections to your money site. There are several possibilities here, including skipping sites with more than X outbound links on a single page.
So, if GSA SER says right, I’m going to make a link from this page, but it already has too many outbound links, it will skip it, but if it comes under that amount, it will build the connection.
There have been many studies and examinations of data and stuff, and on average, webpages contain roughly 125 links on them in a page. As a result, you may safely increase this to 100.
You may also select whether to omit construction sites if the PR is less than a specified quantity. The idea here is that if you simply generate links from domains with page ranks 3-6, you won’t have a very natural profile.
However, building a large number of connections from low-quality sites does not result in a natural profile. As a result, I prefer to avoid sites with PRs lower than 0. Remember that PR has NA, which implies Google gives it no PR value and doesn’t really care. Alternatively, PR 0 indicates that Google has reviewed it and issued a PR value of 0.
So I prefer to start at 0 and skip anything below that, anything NA is skipped, and everything 0 and above is good. This contributes to the creation of anything natural.
You may also want to start a supplementary project that solely creates good PR connections. So you may obtain a genuine mix of connections.
You may also select to skip unknown PR if you want to maintain as much control as possible; keep this checked. And then you can say, well am I verifying against the PR of the real domain or the actual page? Now, if you use the PR of the actual page, you’ll get a lot less results, so use the PR of the domain.
You may select the type of backlinks to build here. I know we have these choices selected, but if you choose the competitor’s backlinks, you will have a little more power here. There are also multiple sorts of linkages inside each of these link categories, if that makes sense.
As an example, suppose, which is a nice example here. You can sometimes build… If you were to establish a profile, you might include a URL link, an anchor text link, or other contextual material. You can untick them if you don’t wish to generate such types.
You may also attempt to avoid establishing no follow links here. Remember that if you hover your cursor over these, you can see if they make a do follow link or not. By selecting this option, it will attempt to avoid establishing no follow links.
The issue here, and I know a lot of people enjoy no follow and do follow links and so on, is that a natural link profile does have no follow links and no follow links. So to claim that you should just generate do follow links is unnatural. So I keep this unchecked since we’d want to stay under the radar here.
You may also bypass sites where foul words appear, and you may even learn some new swear words while going through this list. Make use of it at your own risk. However, you may add it and import and delete terms that are harmful and should not be used to establish links.
If you’re creating links to your money site, this is often a decent option to select. You may perform the same thing if words are in the URL or domain.
You may also select the option to skip sites from various nations and languages. Again, use this at your own risk.
Proceed to the email verification tab. As you can see, there is already an email account set up for us, but we do not intend to utilize it. In reality, there are three sorts of email addresses.
You get what you pay for, which is a throwaway email address that does not need you to create an account, and there are plenty of disposable ones to select from.
The problem is that if you use a throwaway email address, many of the sites you’ll be posting to have anti-spam mechanisms that prevent these domains from joining up at all, so you’ll have a pretty high fail rate.
The next kind is online mail-based services, such as hotmail, google, AOL, and mail.com. These need you to sign up for an account, which you can do here in hotmail, google mail, or yahoo, for example.
These are not as extensively restricted as throwaway emails, but some websites still block webmail-based sign-ups to assist guard against spam. Not many, but some do, thus there is some failure rate when using a hotmail address, for example.
The last form of email address is one that is self-hosted at your own domain name.com, and you may use a catch all cpanel email, for example, to get the maximum success rate. However, 99% of individuals will be OK with a hotmail or google account. You can either make them yourself or, like me, buy a couple hundred of them from Fiverr that function pretty well.
So, to add our Hotmail account, simply click Add. Let me have a look at the email address, and you can see that it has automatically calculated these server settings for us, which is a useful function. All you have to do is enter the password down there.
Delete the temporary email; we don’t need it. Delete the chosen item, and you’ll see several alternatives down here. I recommend that you leave at least 15 minutes between logins and leave the rest of the options alone.
Last but not least, test this since if it fails, your entire campaign is jeopardized. So let’s simply check that the login works, OK, and we can see that everything is well.
So the final step is to add some articles using the article manager. Now, as the article manager, you must give this some more attention.
If you’re preparing manually spun high quality material to develop connections straight to your money site, I urge you check out the advanced spinning lesson to understand how to accomplish this effectively.
Now, the article manager has a lot of different choices, so I’ll simply walk you through the basics and the variants.
So, presuming you have an article or articles prepared, all you need to do is click on add, enter manually, and enter the title as well as the actual article body.
The summary box will automatically utilize the opening paragraph of the article, as we can see here. As you can see, it has included the links for us.
If you click OK, one article will be added. If you wanted to add another article, which I have here, simply click add, enter manually, and we can drop the title in as well as the actual article body, which we can take and push OK.
Then you have some more possibilities down below. How to insert the link, it will sometimes place the link into a sentence at the bottom or within the article, or it will simply randomly insert the link in the midst of the article, which makes no sense, or it will not insert the link at all.
Let’s simply preview the text at the bottom and show you what it looks like. It puts it like this at the bottom of this sentence here, like a random sentence. To be honest, it lacks control; you don’t have much control over what is posted here, and I believe this is a problem if you are creating connections directly to your money site.
So what you should do, and I go into this in the advanced spinning class, is add the links in directly when you spin the articles, and there are a couple of methods to accomplish this. GSA SER offers us with a helpful tag that looks like this and says a href = percent url percent anchor text and what it will do is replace the percent URL with the URLs here and the percent anchor text with the anchor text here.
So, what I propose is that you include the links in while writing your text, and then in GSA, you may choose to insert no link. Following my spinning instruction, I will also include contextual links, which serve to obscure what you’re doing and make it appear more natural.
Where this differs from the advanced spinning instruction is that in the advanced spinning tutorial I teach you to add photos and movies at random. You can essentially skip this step because GSA will perform it for you, and you may specify how many to include here.
This saves you some time and effort while spinning the information. All you have to do is write the article, spin the content, add your money site links, and contextual links, and it’s ready to go into GSA.
This assumes you’re building links to your money site.
You have alternative possibilities here; avoid submitting multiple articles per account, site/domain, and so on. So I went with everywhere since we don’t want any duplicate stuff.
That is essentially the setup of your money site linking campaign. After that, you may click OK to see that the campaign has been created and that you can rename it. Change the name of the project, for example, money site campaign.
You may modify your selections at any moment by double clicking here. You have the same right-click menu as previously to receive all of these submitted and confirmed URLs, as well as all of the different diagrams and charts and so on.
That is essentially how you create a campaign using GSA search engine ranker. So now that you know how to create a campaign, let’s have a look at some of the other options.
I asked the GSA team in May 2012 if they could include tiered link building into GSA, and as you can see, they responded immediately and indicated they were implementing that functionality, which is a true credit to the GSA team. A lot of the updates that come out are new features based on user requests, and tiered link creation is one of them that they provided; they constructed this in about a week after I requested it.
So creating a tiered link building campaign is similar to creating a standard campaign. Let’s assume we want to build a second tier of connections to the campaign that we just launched. We just click new and then new campaign, as we have done previously. I’ll just put some dummy information in there.
The only difference is that we must check the option that says utilize validated URLs from another project, and if you do, you must select the project, your tier one project, which is the money site campaign, and hit OK.
So, to see what this will accomplish, simply create it, click OK, and name it. As you can see, the purpose of this campaign is to develop links to the campaign’s validated URLs. So here is tier 1 to your money site, and this is tier 2 to your tier 1, and if you wanted to add a third tier, you set everything up again, using verified URLs from another project, and this time we’d choose the tier and click OK and OK again.
So there you have it. Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 are available. So, now that you know how to build up a campaign, you can see how simple it is to establish a tiered linking structure.
Another nice feature is the ability to erase links established by GSA. The issue with Google and SEO in general is that the gold standard is always shifting, so what works now may not work in a year and may even get you punished.
If this occurs, you must go and clean up your backlink profile, which is a lengthy and time-consuming operation. However, if you right-click on the project that produced the links and change the status to active delete links, it will go through all the links it’s created, log in, and remove them while you’re running.
Some links cannot be removed, such as blog comments, because you do not register and have no control over the material after it is sent, but for the majority of links, it can log in and remove them for you, which is a pretty great function.
Now, if you want to put up campaigns rapidly, you should do it on your tiers. You may really use the import method down here in conjunction with Kontent Machine.
Kontent machine is now available. There is a lot more extensive instruction on how to use it, but let me show you how to use it fast. It already has my material prepared, so I can hit create and export, then go down to GSA SER, click on export, put it someplace, and then click save.
This will export for us. After that, we just press OK and return to GSA, tools, import, data field, GSA, and you can select whatever fields you want it to populate. While you click OK, you’ll notice that it immediately populates all of our information and fields for us, which is a huge time saver when working on the bottom levels. You can see that material in there if you test it here.
So that’s the quick method to get started and generate content. You may also utilize our article manager, and by clicking on add, you can search online and combine the articles so that you can mix only paragraphs, paragraphs and sentences, or just sentences.
Simply input your search keyword, and it will go out and scrape those for you, as well as return back articles.
However, you must configure your spin config settings for that to operate. It supports a variety of spinning applications, including best spinner, word AI, spin chimp, spinner chief, and others.
So there are simply a couple additional possibilities for either producing some content or totally filling the project with them utilizing kontent machine.
By now, you should be fairly comfortable with GSA search engine ranker and all of the different options and how to utilize it. Once you’ve set up all of your campaigns, all you have to do is push start, and everything will start building out for you just as you’ve set it up.
So there you have it, GSA search engine ranker has gone a long way in the last year and is updated nearly every day with book repairs, small improvements, and large ones.
It supports a wide variety of link platforms and provides a number of additional capabilities such as anchor text control. One feature that I particularly appreciate is the ability to erase links established by GSA with a single click. Who knows what Google may punish next, thus this is a useful tool.
You may also get it for a one-time charge rather than a monthly membership fee like SENuke XCR, and you’ll be astonished at how inexpensive it is.
Overall, GSA search engine ranker is a must-have tool in your arsenal. See ya!
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Resources In The Video
GSA Search Engine Ranker – A very diverse link building tool.
GSA Captcha Breaker – The best captcha solving software.
BuyProxies – I use the semi-dedicated proxies.
Kontent Machine – Check out my full review to learn how to use it properly.
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GSA Search Engine Ranker Interface
First let’s look at the interface before we get into the nitty gritty stuff.
On your main GSA Search Engine Ranker panel, you can see your list of projects created, tools, colour coded verified links and a real time log with statistics.
The stats along the bottom tell you-
How many submitted links there are and which ones submitted today
The amount of active proxies
Number of verified links from today
How many submitted links a minute
How many solved captchas
Memory & CPU usage
If you ever need a reminder of what they mean, hover over with your mouse for an explanation to pop up.
To see more options, right click the project and you have lots of things to change here such as status, priority, type of active mode and modifying the project.
Show URLs will allow you to look at both submitted and verified links which you can export or look at more specific statistics about them in charts and graphs.
You can even sort them out by engine, internal/external, follow or no follow and link type.
Remember, a submitted link is one that has not been verified if it is live and a verified link is one that is submitted and currently live.
Other project options include making changes in bulk and importing target URLs. You can import your own URLs that you’ve scraped or you can import from a site list.
GSA Search Engine Ranker Settings
On top of the last verified URL list, there is an option button to change the settings for your project. The setting options you have are thread count, proxies, and various other things.
The thread count defaults at 50 which is fine unless you have a more powerful computer. Mine is quad core with 16 gigs of rams so I can set it up to 250 threads.
If you don’t, 50 will work just fine.
Make sure you have checked the box to use proxies and GSA SER will scrape public proxies for you. Set it to search for new ones every 60 minutes if there are less than one hundred active.
Test all of them and take out the failed proxies if they’re older than a few hours.
The problem with public proxies is that they aren’t 100% reliable and you normally receive a high failure rate which ends up wasting your time.
If you spend a few dollars on Buyproxies and buy semi-dedicated proxies, the success rate is much greater and is really worth your money.
To input your own proxy list, click Add proxy, import them from clipboard and set them to private. After you add them, go back to settings and decide which proxies to use, private or public and when.
I use my private proxies for search engines, PR checking and submissions.
Although GSA can support a large range of captcha solving services, there are two types that you really need to know.
The first is a software based solution such as GSA Captcha Breaker. It will try to automatically solve them for you which saves on human based captcha services.
The second one is a human based solver like Death By Captcha and these are really cheap, around $1.39 for a thousand solves.
The best way to set it up is to select a software based service as your primary and then a human based as your secondary.
That way your primary will help reduce the captcha costs and your secondary can pick up any failed ones and is much cheaper.
To set it up click Add and select the services of your choice. Test to check your balance, set up your retry limit and the rest of the options.
If you don’t want GSA to ask you when solves aren’t successful, untick the box that says to ask the user if everything else fails.
GSA Search Engine Ranker will ping any backlinks it creates automatically, but you may incorporate them into the various indexing systems if you choose.
Although some individuals enjoy utilizing indexer services, I don’t think they’re all that important. Instead, you may utilize GSA SER to generate additional connections to them, but if you already have them and want to use them, feel free to incorporate them.
GSA SEO indexer, Linklicious, Nuclear Link Indexer, Link Pipeline, Lindexed, and Back Links Indexer are some of the indexers. Simply choose them and enter the API key for each one.
Another alternative is to use the filter to skip submissions if the URL is on your blacklist. You may keep all of them at their default settings.
Site Lists – Advanced
Sites lists enable you to keep track of the many sorts of links discovered and submitted by GSA Search Engine Ranker.
These lists may then be reused in other projects to speed up the whole submission process.
There are four kinds of site lists:
Sites to post to have been identified
Sites that have been successfully posted to
Successfully submitted and verified links
I recommend keeping a record of successful and verified submissions so you can use them later on in future projects.
One of the options for a new project is to import target URLS and you can do that from a previous site list.
After a few months of using GSA Search Engine Ranker, you’ll end up having a huge site list of verified and successful links that you can save and import quickly in various projects. So tick verified and successful to save these two lists.
Starting Your Project
When you’re done setting everything up and all the options are how you want them, click Start to get your project going.
As soon as you do that, GSA Search Engine Ranker will start going out and finding targets and submitting and verifying links.
During the process, you might get pop ups from GSA that needs you to answer random questions. To prevent these pop ups which can get annoying, hit Stop and double click the project.
Select Options tab and you’ll see a line that says if a form can’t be filled to Ask User or Choose Random. To stop pop ups, change it to Random.
You’ll have to change this for every project so remember to do that before you start a new one!
So that is an overview of the GSA interface and the specific features and options it has.
Now let’s look at a sample project!
Sample GSA Search Engine Ranker Project – Quick Tour
I’m going to show you around a sample project quickly so you get an idea of how everything fits together.
Then we are going to create a project together 🙂
The left side column is a list of links to where you want to submit to such as:
Compared to SENuke XCR, this list may not look like a lot. Even when you click on the plus, you’ll see all the options underneath but it still doesn’t look like there’s many places GSA Search Engine Ranker posts to.
This is because all of these are platforms used by thousands of different sites. WordPress for example is a widely used platform so if you choose WordPress article, GSA Search Engine Ranker will post to all sites using that platform which is in thousands.
Don’t be fooled by your first impression, there’s endless supplies of sites to post to behind the scenes!
In the main window you have to input all the data for your campaign. The options panel gives you great control over how links are built which has gotten a lot better in recent times.
So now you know what you are looking for let me take you through creating your first project.
Creating Your First Project
To start a new project, click New and a new project will pop up. First you have to choose which link types to use which will depend on the type of campaign your running.
A good rule to stand by is that if you’re making your money site central to your link building structure, you have to use high quality contextual links which are links surrounded by relevant content.
We can tick some of these options here such as Article, Wikis, Web 2.0’s, and Social networks. I’m going to leave it fairly simple for this example.
After you’ve selected your link types, you can start on the rest of the settings.
Fill in anchor text
You can enter multiple URLs which GSA Search Engine Ranker will just rotate through at random and make variations of capital and lower case letters.
For keywords, there is the option to collect more from target sites and to use those collected words to find new target sites.
The anchor text should be based on your main keywords and must be in spintax format.
Your keywords (used to find sites to submit links to) can be the same as your anchor text if you want, just tick the box that says use keywords as anchor text.
Create A Natural Looking Link Profile
Now the next few options are important for building a natural looking profile in GSA Search Engine Ranker so you reduce the risk of being penalized by Google Penguin.
Please see the main tutorial video if you get confused here.
Partial match: A partial match is one that includes the main keyword with something else. I really recommend keeping a list of partial anchor text.
Branding anchor text: Some examples of branded anchor text for my blog, matthewwoodward.co.uk would be Matthew Woodward, Matthewwoodward and Matthewwoodward.co.uk.
LSI anchor text: Use scrapebox or Google wonderwheel to get some new words and paste that into here.
Generic anchor text: words like “click here” or “see more”.
Citation: Creates a naked URL of your site which makes your profile look much more natural.
Anchor text variation: varies the uppercase and lowercase letters of anchor text
Combined, these settings will help you build a very natural looking profile.
For your About Me, you either drop in a default profile or use Kontent Machine to generate several about me’s.
For the log in and passwords just tick the randomization box and GSA Search Engine Ranker will generate them for you. Enter the website title, categories, either suggested or root, forum comment and a description.
I keep my descriptions the same as the 250 description and leave the forum comment at default. Forum nickname and forum password will be randomized if the box is ticked.
Don’t forget to properly spin any content with my The Best Spinner tutorial before adding to your campaign.
Even More GSA SER Options!
Don’t think we’re done yet! Under the options tab, we have even more stuff to fill out.
The options you have are:
Choose to pause your project after a certain amount of submissions or verified links a day
Leave the verified link options at default and tick the box to send verified link to indexer services.
Do not tick the box to use character spinning!
Choose to randomly have spelling mistakes or typos
To avoid pop ups like before, remember we have to select the box to randomly choose a selection. Have all services fill captchas if you set up captcha solving services.
To use tags, you have a choice between keywords or anchor text.
To tell GSA Search Engine Ranker how to get target URLs, you’ll need to tell it where to look.
First, pick the search engines. Right click to search by country which I usually do and this will depend on your target audience and language so I’m going to pick UK and United states.
I also like to use keywords to find target sites. Even though it comes back with less, the results are usually more accurate and relevant which is what you want when building links.
Quality over quantity!
Tick the box to use URLs from your global sites list if you have one and you can also choose to analyze and post to competitor’s backlinks.
This option will try to replicate the backlinks for sites that rank for your target keywords. It’s not perfect but you are able to get some substantial value from it.
It doesn’t differentiate between good links and spam links so the risk is if the link profile is pretty spammy, then GSA SER will try to grab those links for your own as well.
GSA Search Engine Ranker allows lets you set up a posting schedule so you don’t get banned if you’re building multiple links from the same site. Try to space it out so your links don’t get deleted or anything like that.
I don’t normally use it but it can be handy.
Under the Filter URLs tab, it’s important to set these options up.
Skip sites with more than X amount of outgoing links on one page. Normally, sites have about 125 links so you can safely increase this to 100
Skip sites with a PR of X
Types of backlinks to create
Skip sites that have bad words, from different countries or languages and the following words in the URL or domain
Consider creating multiple projects to get a variation of PRs to look more natural. Try to skip sites with a PR less than 0 and unknown PR.
There’s three types of email addresses that we can use.
Web mail based
Disposable sites are widely available but many sites will block those so you’ll end up with a high failure rate.
Webmail based emails don’t fail as much but there are still some sites out there that block web mail based accounts.
Self hosted email is something like [email protected] but using a gmail or hotmail account will be fine for most. You can take the time to make your own or buy a bunch on Fiverr.
Enter your email of choice and at the bottom are several more options to choose from. I want to wait fifteen minutes between two different log ins but the rest is left at default.
Make sure you test this!
If anything doesn’t work here, your campaign is in danger of failing as it’s running.
Now let’s choose some articles to add but make sure you spend time creating quality content to use in your link building.
If you don’t know how, I suggest you check out my advanced spinning tutorial with The Best Spinner because you need have to have some high quality hand spun content.
If you already have articles ready, just click Add and paste your content directly into there with a title. It’ll grab the first paragraph automatically to use as the summary.
Once that’s ready, you can preview it, complete with links and all.
Repeat the same steps to add a second article. Easy as that!
On the bottom are some more options for editing your articles in terms of links and such.
You can either insert a link with a sentence at the bottom, a sentence in the article, or No link.
To be honest, these options don’t give you as much control since the link seems randomly placed. To make it look more natural, directly add your links when you are spinning the article with The Best Spinner.
I talk about this in my The Best Spinner tutorial but you can do this with a tag in GSA Search Engine Ranker.
Next you can insert media randomly with GSA Search Engine Ranker and that saves you some time. One last thing I change on here is to not duplicate content anywhere instead of per account.
Click OK to finish your campaign setup and you’ll see it get added to the list!
Tiered Link Building
Setting up a tiered link building campaign is fairly easy and is similar to creating a new campaign. First we have to create a new campaign like we did before.
The one difference is to tick the box that says use verified URLs of another project (multi tier/link wheel). As soon as you select that box, a pop up will appear.
Choose your project, the money site.
Now your new campaign is going to build links to the campaign you chose earlier, tier 2 to tier 1.
To add another tier, repeat the steps to set up another project, tick the same box and pick the second tier.
Building tiered link structure is quite easy in GSA SER!
We all know that Google is constantly changing. What worked perfectly a year ago, may not work so well now. So you always need the ability to remove links you have built, just in case!
GSA Search Engine Ranker can help you clean your backlink profile as long as they were created by GSA SER which is extremely useful.
All you have to do is right click on the project, hover on status and click Active (remove links) (remove links). GSA SER will go through and remove all the links created as it is running.
It can’t remove ones such as blog comments since there was no registration/account created but it can remove a large amount of them.
Integrating Kontent Machine
GSA Search Engine Ranker allows you to integrate with various services to help you set up campaigns quickly.
One of the best tools I like to use for this is Kontent Machine. Just follow my Kontent Machine tutorial to learn how to prepare your content.
Once you’ve finished preparing your content with Kontent Machine, there’s an option to build and export. Choose the GSA Search Engine Ranker template, select export and save it.
When it’s done saving, you can go back into GSA Search Engine Ranker to import the content.
Select Tools, import, data field, your file and fields you want to fill. Right away all of the data has been exported and filled in all of the boxes.
You could also use Kontent Machine to generate hundreds of articles to import into the article manager.
Wrapping It Up
The GSA Search Engine Ranker team has been constantly working and updating this tool in the last year and it’s miles ahead of what it used to be when it first came out.
They have come a long way in the past year to make it one of the most powerful and diverse link building tools on the market. It really is a crucial tool to have in your arsenal.
Resources In The Video
GSA Search Engine Ranker – A very diverse link building tool.
GSA Captcha Breaker – The best captcha solving software.
BuyProxies – I use the semi-dedicated proxies.
Kontent Machine – Check out my full review to learn how to use it properly.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is GSA SER?
GSA SER is a search engine ranking tool that automates link building. It’s a diverse and powerful tool that can be used for tiered link building and has a bunch of awesome features.
If you learn how to use GSA Search Engine Ranker right, it will be a powerful tool to have in your arsenal.