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Making Money With Adult Affiliates The Blackhat Way

Time to make some more easy Internets money! This is a pretty fun blackhat technique (as far SEO can be ‘fun’ at least) and what’s best is that it’s more effective than a shotgun full of bees. It’s very little work, it’s a bit blackhat, but you’re unlikely to get banned (you’ll see why later). Enough intro, lets shotgun the puppy…

The Basics
I’m going to assume you already have web hosting, so first thing is to grab yourself a domain. As usual, try and get a domain with a few keywords in, maybe something about girls (this will work for guys too obviously for my female(?) readers.. But I’m going to use girls in this guide because I’m just that way inclined). Oh, if you’re making an adult affiliate site, it might be worth noting that most of the adult programmes pay around 5 times as much for signing up a female member rather than a guy.. So if you want to get x5 more money per sign up, you might have to see a few pictures of cock – that’s the price you pay. (Or I guess you could target the gay market).

Anyway, I’ll let you decide what you want market you want to penetrate (sorry). The most important thing is that you’ll be target niches. The sex game is one of the most competitive areas on the Interwebs, so we have to find a backdoor (sorry). So we’ve got our domain, now we need to do a little “research”.

Affiliate Schemes and Niches
Personally, I used the Adult Friend Finder affiliate scheme (aff link), they provide just about every sex niche that your standard Internet pervert could think of. They’re quite generous with commission, it’s easy to use and the affiliate managers actually respond when you have an question. If you’ve had experience with other programmes, feel free to leave a comment and let us all know.

Once you’ve signed up to AFF and logged in, you can click the “other sites to promote” link at the top and you’ll see they have about another 30 or so sites you can work with. The plan is that we’ll be making 1 site to promote each one of these programmes (don’t worry – it won’t take as long as you think). So have a little scan through the list, keep a notepad handy and write down any search terms that spring to mind. Once you’ve found a programme that “interests” you enough, try and get that domain we talked about with some related keywords in.

Keyword Research
Now you’ve picked your niche, we need to get some search terms. We’re going fairly long tail here so think out of the box a bit and use the usual keyword research tools (there’s a list about 1/2 way down that post). Work at it and try and get about 100 key phrases written down.

We aren’t going to be targeting these key phrases, just so you know – but you still need them. Next, do a bit more research and find half a dozen middle-weight search terms in your niche with a decent amount of traffic, then out of these pick 1 key phrase that isn’t being dominated by other sites. Put this keyword on-page on every page you create.

Now whip up some flat HTML pages using the long tail key phrases we researched earlier. Nothing fancy, just use the page title as the key phrase, an h1 with the key phrase on page, and introduction paragraph page and most importantly: a good meta description that’s alluring. Name the page as your key phrase as well, such as big-boobed-dwarves.html or something. Don’t ask questions, just do it plzkthx :)

If you’re a smarty pants, make a script to do it for you… If you’re not, enjoy using find & replace.

The Blackhat Magic Begins
Hopefully, you’re still with me and haven’t been distracted by all this “research” you’ve been doing… Here’s where the awesomeness comes in… When I was trawling the Internet for the best Viagra deals, as you do – I came over this beaut:

That’s an Orange search page there, ranking for the search term Viagra. Weird, huh? Clicking on it gives you this:

If you’re not twigging yet, canadians-pharmacy.com has got an orange search page listed in Google, using the site: command to only show results for their site.

How does this work?
The main reason this works so well is because the orange.co.uk has a great authority, so by doing this you are essentially “creating” a page on their website which links to yours. Also, if you look at the search query, it’s:

[keyword] site:www.yourdomain.com

Adding the keyword before the site command will perform a search on your site for this keyword, showing the relevant results. It also keyword stuffs the page for you. The word “viagra” is on that page 15 times, so you’re showing Google a page on a trusted domain that has the search phrase all over it.

What does this mean?
This means you can hijack the authority and trust of sites such as orange.co.uk and use this to rank easily in the SERPs for competitive keywords. Visitors will then click on the orange search results and land on your site (sort of).

How can I do this?
As discussed when we talked about the organic bloom effect, when we build links we are looking at trying to do is get a mix between big authority links and lots of “regular” links to express popularity. The orange.co.uk site already has more authority than Darth Vader at an asphyxiation competition, which means that there’s only 1 ingredient missing – shitty spam links!

Here’s the best way to get your orange page indexed:

Step 1: go to http://search.orange.co.uk and enter your medium-weight key phrase we picked earlier into the search box (don’t forget to turn the safe search off!!!), followed by the site: operand and your site’s domain. This should produce a search result page that lists all your pages (because we put our key phrase on every page), and you should have page titles covering all those filthy niches. Next, in the address bar, you’ll have a string like this:

http://search.orange.co.uk/all?p=_searchbox&pt=resultgo&
brand=ouk&tab=web&actualtabweb=web&q=test+phrase+
site%3Awww.digeratimarketing.co.uk&tabRadio=web

(I have searched digeratimarketing.co.uk for “test phrase”). You can strip the URL down a bit removing some of the crap to:

http://search.orange.co.uk/all?q=test+phrase+site
%3Awww.digeratimarketing.co.uk

I tend to do this to make things a bit easier to manage and it increases the density of your keyword in the URL.

Step 2: Bit cheeky, but submit the URL to Google..

Step 3:Build links (using your medium-weight key phrase as anchor text):

  • This is the perfect kind of site to exploit any link laundering sites if you have them.
  • Take a look at what sites other people putting links on for this technique. Grab as many of these as you can.
  • Spam the shit out of guestbooks. (Here’s a guestbook spammer if you need one – 199Kb)
  • Directory Submissions work a treat as well of course.
  • You get the idea :) As many links as possible as quickly as possible

You should be able to rank for most terms within a week using this technique, the anchor text you use in the links you build will produce the title of orange search page in the SERPs.

The finishing move
Okay, so we’ve got a site we can rank in Google via the orange.co.uk search page and it displays our website with our alluring meta description and lists all sorts of naughty things. Now what?

You’ve got 1 of 2 choices here… You could if you wanted, actually build proper landing pages for each one of the html pages we made earlier… Or if you’re lazy, you could simply detect referrals from the orange search page and then automatically redirect them to the AFF landing page.

Bung this code on all of your pages:

This will make sure if anyone lands on your page from the orange site, they will be automatically redirected to the AFF page, with your referral code. Any sign ups will get you the dosh dosh you want :)

Why this technique is good:

  • Your shitty links are doing to the orange page, not your own – so the worst that can happen is the orange page gets removed from the index
  • The redirect is based on referrer, which has many legitimate uses. Your not strictly showing users and search engines difference pages – therefore it’s very hard for Google to algorithmically detect and ban you for this
  • It’s quick!

This whole process should only take a couple of hours and of course, you can use it for any type of search terms, multiple times… Enjoy :)

Ending note: Although I am single geek, I only search the Internet for Viagra for research purposes and I’m rarely called a sex pest. I am however looking for a girlfriend so feel free to mail your CVs to [email protected] Due to the bulk of mail I am likely to receive, I would ask all applicants to bare in mind I may be a while getting back to them. Extras points for search wizards who can manage to Google-stalk my Facebook and such.. Thank you.

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33 responses to “Making Money With Adult Affiliates The Blackhat Way”

  • Matthew says:

    Your a nob for outing this, it will be gone very quickly now. Hope you enjoy your couple of extra backlinks e-fame.

    Comment by Matthew
    September 23rd, 2007 @ 11:12 pm

  • Adam Taylor says:

    Very nice, very nice. All this blackhat stuff is very intriguing ;)!

    Comment by Adam Taylor
    September 23rd, 2007 @ 11:28 pm

  • Mark says:

    @ Matthew

    Google already knows about this issue. Even DaveN has blogged about it. I produced the guide so others can make a buck before it’s shot down..

    Thank you for the intelligent comment!

    Comment by Mark
    September 23rd, 2007 @ 11:37 pm

  • William Siebler says:

    Great post and observation. Other sites with search facilities are also ranking well. By the way what’s happening with the suite of seo tools?

    Comment by William Siebler
    September 24th, 2007 @ 1:58 am

  • Mark says:

    Yea, I notcied it on weather.com and w3c sites as well..

    I’ve started contacting people on an individual basis for SEO tools. Been a busy month hehe..

    Comment by Mark
    September 24th, 2007 @ 2:44 am

  • Nick says:

    Just a small correction in your redirect code. This will work only with global variables registered. To make it work in all servers just replace $HTTP_REFERER with $_SERVER[‘HTTP_REFERER’]

    Comment by Nick
    September 24th, 2007 @ 11:16 am

  • Mark says:

    Oops! Thanks for that, Nick! I’ve updated the code.

    Comment by Mark
    September 24th, 2007 @ 11:22 am

  • Anonymous Coward says:

    I love it! Your moving over to the dark side… Muuwaaahahaha hahahaaa haaa… good stuff, keep it up!

    Comment by Anonymous Coward
    September 24th, 2007 @ 11:55 am

  • Gedge says:

    Fucking lol Mark. Loving the last paragraph!

    Comment by Gedge
    September 24th, 2007 @ 3:28 pm

  • Mark says:

    Don’t ask, don’t get.. I’ll try not to make any van comments this time… 😉

    Comment by Mark
    September 25th, 2007 @ 1:14 am

  • vyom says:

    Hey Mark,
    Thanks a lot for a wonderful post. I will tell u why this post of yours was absolutely amazing. Mainly because i have never totally understood a blackhat post. I am newbee when it comes to blackhat because i dont know any of the languages(php, asp etc those needed to get into blackhat) so i dont understand a jack shit of blackhat.

    But your post was totally amazing simple and quite easy to understand and follow thanks a lot once again…u rock.

    Cheers !!!

    Comment by vyom
    September 25th, 2007 @ 8:40 pm

  • Plepco says:

    OK OK OK yes people will now over-run this method and all, but still it must be said that 90% of the people who’ve never heard of this method and read it here for the first time will never even get around to implementing it. Your one post will not kill this method, no matter who says otherwise. So, thanks for the nice post.

    Comment by Plepco
    September 26th, 2007 @ 6:06 pm

  • Mark says:

    Google don’t even fix Netscape child porn showing up in their SERPs. They tend to be shockingly slow at fixing issue – especially ones like this. I reckon you’ve probably got at least another 6-12 months out of this method…
    Take a look:
    http://tinyurl.com/3cmbmr

    Comment by Mark
    September 26th, 2007 @ 6:18 pm

  • Roman says:

    The guest book spammer has anti-piracy protection, and doesn’t work even though the Readme file says it’s free…

    Thanks for the great post Mark!

    Comment by Roman
    September 30th, 2007 @ 6:06 pm

  • Peter says:

    Great stuff…if only my wife would let me work the adult affiliate niche LOL

    Comment by Peter
    October 3rd, 2007 @ 11:54 pm

  • Al says:

    Nice one Mark, excellent post.

    I’m a bit confused what to do with the 100 phrases though. Was that just research in order to get the middle weight search term used on the pages?

    Cheers, Al.

    Comment by Al
    October 6th, 2007 @ 9:02 am

  • Al says:

    Sorry, I was being a bit of a muppet. I’m pretty new to this, can you tell?! :-)

    Comment by Al
    October 6th, 2007 @ 11:47 am

  • Al says:

    How do you get the pages indexed so that the orange site search in step 1 works?

    Comment by Al
    October 10th, 2007 @ 6:29 am

  • Mark says:

    Same as any other site, just build links to the pages you want to rank for.

    Comment by Mark
    October 10th, 2007 @ 8:57 am

  • roguespammer says:

    Obviously google knows about it, Google isn’t the concern with this technique. Why explain it to people who are too ignorant of the seo value to know what it is. Let shepherds tend to their flocks.

    Comment by roguespammer
    October 16th, 2007 @ 8:02 pm

  • Jam says:

    this is excellent. I only just got round to reading this post, and it’s brilliant. i’ll give it a shot this week – sometimes these little tricks make me smile….

    Comment by Jam
    October 18th, 2007 @ 11:28 am

  • Andy says:

    AOL search seems to be a suitable target for this technique right now.

    Thanks for the info!

    Comment by Andy
    November 4th, 2007 @ 5:01 pm

  • duster says:

    Hiha thanks for the tip care to tell what would be best to use when you signup for adultfriendfinder, get paid for each unique or for eacht bought subscription, I know its a matter of trying out but I was wondering what kind of percentages you can achieve before I signup?

    Thanks

    Comment by duster
    November 5th, 2007 @ 10:42 am

  • Mark says:

    Hi duster, I find that paid per unique seems to give me the best value.

    Comment by Mark
    November 13th, 2007 @ 12:50 am

  • rossy says:

    My biggest problems is spamming the net with my link. Doing it manually is crazy.

    Oh, and I can’t make the guestbook submitter works. It needs validation. Anyone can share it? 😀

    Comment by rossy
    November 26th, 2007 @ 7:38 pm

  • Colin says:

    Reading between the lines, this is like the homework I didn’t do in High School. The point might be to copy Mark (the homework), but then to think of how else to use it (real life practice). I’m not talking about other sites like orange and same AFF links, but to figure out how to, say, use this as an authority link to your own throwaway sites.

    Comment by Colin
    December 3rd, 2007 @ 1:44 pm

  • Mike says:

    The only problem is that the sponsored listing on your search results page can take more space than your pages themselves.

    This technique should actually work with G00gle, too.

    Comment by Mike
    January 18th, 2008 @ 6:45 pm

  • Mr.Blackhat says:

    Nice post !
    I’m very much interested in blackhat especially money making.

    regards.

    Comment by Mr.Blackhat
    January 26th, 2008 @ 1:01 pm

  • Victor says:

    They have a ton of Sponsored Listings now before the search results on orange.co.uk :( Maybe they wised up and decided to cash in on it lol. I guess this technique might be useless now :(

    Comment by Victor
    May 22nd, 2008 @ 1:56 am

  • MarxistSeo says:

    anyway this technique still works? what other sites are fit for this besides orange?

    Comment by MarxistSeo
    June 10th, 2008 @ 4:01 pm

  • [email protected] says:

    Hi Mark
    Just tried this method with an already semi-established aff site, will let you know how it goes. For future info I’ll try just normal aff redirects but the redirect code yourefer to earlier in the article doesn’t seem to exist. Any ??

    Comment by [email protected]
    January 18th, 2009 @ 12:12 am

  • Helen Hunt says:

    Thanks again for this tip, I know its a bit dated, but I shall still give it a go nevertheless.

    Nice blog :)

    Comment by Helen Hunt
    February 7th, 2009 @ 12:37 am

  • Alonzo says:

    Awsome post, I would imagine this would work on just about all pages that use the google search engine?

    Comment by Alonzo
    August 18th, 2009 @ 2:08 am