Linkvana as a forum thread link building tool


Building links (getting backlinks) is one of the more important ways to get a site indexed and ranked in the search engines. Directory and social bookmark submission is one of the ways to get some lower value links.

I use Linkvana for another component to my link building strategy, probably the most important. Whenever, I get a thread of value I want to promote it. I want it to rank in search engines. I want searchers to find it. I want them to visit. I want them to be impressed with it. I want them to join. I want them to contribute.

It is one thing to get a site indexed for its main keywords; but what about the topic of individual threads? They will have different combination’s of keyword(s). Thats were I use Linkvana to get my threads ranking for a number of keywords and combination’s ie the long tail searches). The anchor text of the incoming links is the key. Linkvana does cost $150 a month, but I strongly believe that for my sites it is well worth it. After a couple of months of starting to use this, I was able to significantly increase traffic and revenues to easily cover it across many sites.

Linkvana works by allowing you to set up as may projects as you like (and these can be multiple sites). Then for each project you type as many blog posts of 100-200 words and include within that blog post a keyword rich link to a forum thread or site. I even create links to a threads tag page to help search engines index and crawl them. You then set Linkvana to release 1 blog post a day, or 3 or 2 to 5 or randomly across their network which are all on different IP addresses.

I like to check where threads rank at search engines. If they rank on page two, I usually can get them to page one with the use of Linkvana. I will target specific forum threads and get as many links to them as needed, then periodically return them to get some more links. Multiply that by 100’s of threads across many sites, is that worth $150 a month to you? It is to me.

Even though the Google link: operator only shows a small random sample of all the links it knows about, I do set up a Google alert for link:http://www.url and always get surprised how many of the Linkvana links turn up in that sample! I also get a weekly email of the pdf of the top 100 keywords used to find my sites from Google Analytics. I use that to find other keywords to target with the use of Linkvana.

I highly recommend Linkvana. If you don’t want to trust me, then just sign up for the free trial, or sign up for a month or so and see what happen. You got nothing to loose, except the $150 for the first month (assuming you like the results of the free trial!).

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7 Responses to Linkvana as a forum thread link building tool

  1. LinkVana tester November 9, 2009 at 2:02 PM #

    I’ve used LinkVana for almost 6 months now with NO increase in my rankings at all. And yes, I did my keyword research ahead of time. And no, I wasn’t building the links too fast.

  2. Admin November 30, 2009 at 9:41 PM #

    That is disappointing. My real success with Linkvana has been getting a forum thread that may be already ranked on page 2 or 3 of Google to page one. It also appears to be helpful to get newer forum threads indexed and ranking well for the long tail searches rather than target a specific keyword.

    I would not try to use Linkvana for the forums primary keyword (as I find the long tail searches to be more beneficial) and there is a lot of competition for that keyword. For eg, for one of the forums, all those on page one for the keyword are very active with their own SEO and link building. If I started using Linkvana to compete, I will only be holding my own top of page two results. I beating them in the deep links and long tail searches! Interesting, all the deep linking has allowed me to keep the top of page two ranking for the main keyword despite the competitors link campaigns!

    Linkvana will also not work in isolation; other strategies also need to be used.

    That is one of the frustrating things with link building…your competitors are probably doing it as well, so you just have to do it smarter rather than play a never ending escalation of who can get the most.

  3. Adam December 26, 2009 at 11:51 PM #

    I like the idea of Linkvana, but not at $150 a month!

  4. Admin December 26, 2009 at 11:58 PM #

    Adam, yes it is a lot. But it comes down to you get what you pay for. I assume it is $150 (actually its really $147!) because the blogs in their network are PR2 to PR5. There are other networks similar to Linkvana, but the quality of blogs is no where near as close to Linkvana’s. The link juice from the Linkvana links is simply greater than that of others. Give is a try for a month or so, but do not expect miracles in the short term. I just see it as a long term investment in the long term moneitization of the forums.

  5. Admin July 11, 2010 at 2:16 AM #

    Just an update. Today I noticed some stats on my Linkvana control panel (they have always been there, but I have not paid a lot of attention to them). The average number of posts per project in the Linkvana network is 15 (my average is 70 per project); the average number of live posts per Linkvana user is 182 (mine is over 3000!). No wonder so many are disappointed in Linkvana! They not making many posts!

  6. Chris July 19, 2010 at 10:14 AM #

    Since this seems to be the first conversation I have been able to find about Linkvana without someone trying to get a commission I wonder about Linkvana. I mean you post articles with a single link to a part of your website but if you are posting to 100s of blogs using the same article it is duplicate content and gets ignored, right? So how do you use Linkvana to get results.

  7. Admin July 19, 2010 at 12:51 PM #

    Each 100 word blog post has to be unique, so there is no duplicate content.

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