Giant Funnels: An Automated Backlinking Strategy
We all remember the scene in the Wizard of Oz in which Dorothy learns how the Wizard works.
I just read an article that shows how to set up sites, post articles, and direct traffic, while avoiding detection, to create a giant funnel.to a single niche site. It’s a real eye opener. Read it.
Having read it, you may have difficulty following the standard advice to beginning bloggers: Content is king, create awesome original content, do your SEO, make friends, brush your teeth. Are we being sent on a fool’s errand down the Yellow Brick Road?
Highlights of The Giant Funnel
It turns out that many of the articles you have been reading may have been “spun,” that is, computationally reworded with synonyms so that they don’t duplicate content, but say exactly the same thing as hundreds of other articles.
It turns out that accounts in social media are mass produced and operated automatically with content pointed to mass produced spun articles posted at sites set up to collect articles pointing to sites pointing to the . . .
The point of all this pointing is the niche site, the place where all the pointing to points to. The niche site is where some percentage of the traffic is converted into sales.
It turns out that writing is nearly irrelevant to the automated giant funnel strategy. Only a few articles serve as the raw material for spinning. Most of the work of funnel building is handled by software, some of it very expensive, that generates material, creates community, markets, while shielding the niche site from detection. If you didn’t read the article, do so. It’s pretty ingenious.
Where Does That Leave the Rest of Us?
Having listened to phrases like “content is king” and “create original content,” I have been handcrafting articles. Now that I have looked behind the curtain at automated backlinking, I’m having difficult concentrating on writing more articles.
Don’t Get Me Wrong
I enjoy the process of writing, engaging with people, figuring out the puzzles of using plugins and widgets, and watching my site rise in rank. According to Website Grader, which gives Blogs News Reviews a score of 99 out of 100, “Your website has an Alexa rank of 399,755 which is in the top 1.29 % of all websites. Google rank is 1 out of 10.
Having been a blogger for six months, goofing around, learning the ropes and experimenting, it seems bizarre that my site should be in the top 1.29 % of anything. Based on my ad and affiliate revenue, it shows me that a scant few blogs make any money.
Hey, maybe most websites are just parts of the giant funnels!
I feel like a village cobbler who just visited a shoe factory
What if I don’t want to set up all the picket fence sites, use software to clone articles and make “friends,” and become a giant automated funnel builder?
What are the odds of manually building a successful funnel?
What chance do any of us have of attracting readers or selling anything?