GSA Search Engine Ranker Review & Tutorial
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GSA Search Engine Ranker Review & Tutorial


Hi
guys Matthew Woodward here and today we’re
going to take a look at GSA search engine ranker that’s come along leaps and bounds
in the past year. I’ll show you to use easily and avoid confusion
so you can set things up properly and get the most out of it. You’ll learn how to build
high quality links to your site and how to set up tiered link building structures with
ease. I’m also going to show you how to use it to
remove links which is a great feature to help protect you against future Google algorithm
updates. And this is going to be a long tutorial so let’s just jump right in. So let’s jump into the GSA search engine ranker
software quickly. And first of all, I’m just going to give you a quick overview of the
interface and then we’ll drive down into the options and create new projects and things
like that. So here you have your project pane and a list
of all your projects will appear here. Right now there’s only one project and that is the
sample project. Up here you have various tools for creating
new campaigns and changing options, and making sure everything’s running. Here you have a
list of the last verified links that were built and they are colour code in that a green
link means it is do follow, yellow means it is no follow and sometimes you get grey links
appear which are re-direct links actually you can see here. Down here you have a log of all of the different
things that are going on in the background so you can see lots of pinging there and here
we can see where we’re submitting URLs. At the bottom, you have various stats. Here
you can see the current running number of threads which is zero, how many links are
being submitted today, how many links were verified today, how many active proxies there
are, 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. So as you can see, a lot of the things are
self-explanatory and if you hold your mouse over various things it comes up with various
tool tips to explain different options to you as well if you get stuck. If you right click on a project, you also
get lots of different options here. You can change whether the current project is active
or inactive and there are various different modes of active so you can have it only verifying
links that it submitted, only verifying emails, only searching for links and verifying them
but for the most part, you just want the main active tab here. You can also list by priority and also look
at the URLs so we can look at the submitted URLs here and you can export them all or even
get some more detailed statistics including some charts and breakdowns and you can control
the time frame here. Or actually here you can also broken down
by engine and what type of link it is and what project it belongs to. If you do exactly
the same but this time we can see the verified URLs, so the verified URLs are links that
have been submitted and are currently live and pointing to your site or target URL whereas
submitted means it has not yet been verified that the link is live yet, it’s only been
submitted. So looking at verified URLs again, it’s all
broken down, a count of the internal and external links whether it is do follow or not. We can
get stats again and also break it down by an anchor text report as well and you can
see how that’s all broken down there. So those stats and these lists of verified
URLs are very handy to have and tucked away in this show URLs menu here. You can also
choose to select various projects, if you want to make bulk changes to them. You can
change the sorting of the projects in this window here. You can take a look at the overall diagram
of links that have been submitted and verified and you can break it down here by engine types,
blog comment, trackback, indexer, or actually within the engines themselves so you can see
some keywordluv links and whois and some trackback links, etc. there. Again, there are some other options here.
Import target URLs is a handy feature to have. Now if you have scraped your own target list
of URLs perhaps with Scrapebox outside of GSA SER and you want it to import them for
submission, you would do that here. Import target URLs either from file or from clipboard. You can also import them from site lists but
I will cover that shortly. And here you can modify the project which
in essence offers you a lot of the options when you double click in open other projects
but we’ll explore that in a little bit more detail later on. So let’s take a look at some of the more advanced
options quickly. Now by default the threads are set at 50, that’s fine for most people
but if you got a more powerful machine and bandwidth to play with, you can increase this.
I have a quad core processor and 16 gigs of ram and an 18 meg fibre line so I can easily
handle 250 threads but by default this is 50 which will be fine for most people. Next you want to make sure you are using proxies.
Now you have two options when it comes to proxies. You can either use GSA search engine
ranker to go out and automatically scrape public proxies from all of these different
types of sites and it will test them and verify they are working for you. And you set that up by telling it to automatically
search for new proxies every 60 minutes when it’s only less than 100 active proxies you
want to test proxies and test all of the good ones and remove bad proxies when they are
older than, I don’t know, perhaps 3 hours. Now with that set up, GSA will go out and
scrape its own proxies for you. The problem with this is the public proxies aren’t that
reliable, they’re often pretty slow and you get a much higher level of rate of failure
with them which you know, it really just slows things down. Whereas if you spend perhaps just ten dollars
a month on some semi-dedicated proxies from Buyproxies for example, performance is much
greatly increased, you get much higher submission and approval rates and it’s just much more
efficient. So for the amount of money it costs to get the private proxies it really is worth
it. So to add your own proxies in that manner,
you just need to come to add proxy, import from clipboard and I already have them on
the clipboard, I think. Yes! And we can mark them as private. So with your proxies imported, either using
private or public, you can then in the options here choose when to use the proxies and whether
to use public or private ones. Now I always use them for the search engine,
submissions and PR checking and I always use the private proxies as I’ve just explained
the differences. If you’re just using the public ones, you can leave these unticked
or just hit the public ones like that. But seriously, invest in some semi-dedicated
or private proxies from somebody like BuyProxies, it is such a lifesaver. Next you will need to set up captcha solving
services. Now GSA supports a huge range of different captcha solving services but you
need to understand there are really two types of captcha solving services going on here. You can either use something software based
like captcha sniper or GSA captcha breaker and this will for a one time fee, a piece
of software that tries to automatically solve captchas for you. Now these do work pretty well, however they
do also fail quite often. So the best way to set up your captcha service is to use first
of all, GSA captcha breaker as your first and primary service because it will help you
reduce captcha costs. But then use a human based solving service like death by capture
or decaptcha where any that fail from captcha breaker get passed on to these services and
they’re solved by an actual human and these are like, 2 dollars for a thousand capture
solves or something like that, it’s really really cheap. Setting them up is easy, that’s GSA capture
set up here. If you got the software running locally, that will automatically work for
you. And then I’m going to add Death by Capture as my secondary service, it’s one of the cheaper
human based solving ones and you just need to enter your login details here and you can
hit test and see your balance. So this is what you should set up and you
can also set them up for retries here and also some other options of when to use different
capture services. With capture set up you can move on to indexing, that will it will
automatically ping every back link it creates and if you want to, you can also integrate
one of the many indexing services that GSA supports. We have the GSA SEO indexer is a native support
and other things like you know Linklicious that’s a popular one, Nuclear Link Indexer,
Back Links Indexer, Link pipeline, Lindexed. They’re all really easy to integrate, tick
the box, add the API key and that is it. Now I don’t really see the need for the use
of these indexing services. I know some people like to use them and if you’ve got them, by
all means use them but really, you can avoid having to pay the extra money for these. We
can get links indexed just by building more links to them with GSA and save ourselves
on these costs. The filter, you can choose to skip submissions
if certain to URLs or are present and add to your backlist, you can leave this at default.
You don’t need to drill down this when you’re just getting started. And the advanced section now you can build
site lists that can be used globally by each project. So what that means is if you have
three projects here, each projects would create a list of identified sites it could post to,
successful sites it did actually post to, verified links that it was actually able to
create after successfully submitting them and the ones that failed and never became
live or verified after they were successful. Now I would suggest that you actually keep
a list of your successful and verified submissions. And then you can use these later on in other
projects, so if this project here we can see it’s got 189 verified URLs, we can easily
and I will show you how to do that quickly, if we created a new project we could say to
import the target URLs from site lists, submitted and verified. So you can imagine after using GSA search
engine ranker for a few months you will have a huge database of submitted and verified
links that you can then use across other projects really easily. So I encourage you in the advanced
settings here to make sure that these options are ticked. And you can also choose a different formats
here and other bits where this is stored but the default settings are fine, just tick these
two boxes and hit oK. Last but not least, once you have things set
up and as a sample project here, you want things to begin, just click the start button
and you’ll see GSA fire up and it’s going out right now finding new targets to post
links to. As it finds them, it submits the links and later on it will actually verify
if the links are live or not. And you can see more verified links here and you’ll see
this list change as it finds new links. Now you sometimes get pop ups like this appear
and what this is is when it’s trying to submit a link, sometimes there are other fields that
need filling out and GSA doesn’t know which options to pick so it asks you. But this can actually become quite annoying
because really we 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 got another one coming up here so how you do that if we just hit stop
here. Come into the project and in options you can
say if a form field can’t be filled, choose random. And also make sure ask all services/users
to fill captures, so next time GSA gets offered a choice like that instead of asking you,
it will just choose a random. And that is for that specific project only.
You’ll need to do that in each project. Also in options, in capture here you need
to untick this box so what happens if the capture services if neither of them work as
a last ditch attempt, GSA will ask you. But we don’t really want that to happen, in my
personal preference is that it just skips over submission and moves on to the next one
and just forget about it. So make sure that is unticked. And that’s how to avoid those popups. If we
were to run start now, we won’t see those popups appear. So that is a general overview of the interface,
how to start and stop projects, different options that you need to set up along with
the different campaign specific options. So let’s actually take a look at creating a sample
project. Before we do that though, let me give you
a quick tour of the sample project. If you double click on it you can open it up like
this. And it might look pretty confusing at first but don’t worry it’s very easy to familiarize
yourself with. First of all, on the left hand side here you
can choose what type of links you want to submit. So here we can see blog comments,
and if you click the plus here, these are all the different blog comment platforms it
supports. And if you hold your mouse over it, you can get some more details of whether
you can get a do follow link or not, whether the link has anchor text, if it creates its
own page, etc. etc. You can see there’s loads of different types
here. We got articles, blog comments, directories, documents, different exploits, forums, guestbooks,
image comments, indexer, microblogs, pingbacks, referrers, social bookmarks, social networks,
track backs, URl shorteners, video, video-adult, web 2 and wikis. Now a lot of people when they first come into
here, they’ll look at something like, let’s have a look. Like the article section and
here it kind of looks like that GSA doesn’t really post to that many different article
sites if you have software like SENuke XCR for example, and look at the articles, you’ll
have a list of hundreds of them, maybe even thousands of different articles sites to post
to. But when you come to GSA it kind of looks
a bit underwhelming, there’s not many sites to post to. But GSA actually works differently
in that each of these is a platform and a platform can be used by thousands of different
sites. For example, wordpress is a blogging platform
which is used by millions of sites across the Internet and we can see here if people
using the wordpress article director plugin, this will post to that platform. So each one of these platforms actually has
thousands of different URLs and sites behind it that you can get links from. So it might
look underwhelming but there is an awful lot there, an awful lot of different backlink
variety for you to choose from. You know each of these are broken down real
easily, like social bookmarks and other different information about each different type of link. So that is choosing which link you want to
use. In this window here we have to import various data and information and this actually
updates based on what we select here. So if we add social bookmarks for example, you’ll
see it’s asking us for some additional details like log in to use passwords and catch words
and descriptions. If we untick that again you can see it’s only
providing the options needed for the trackbacks, indexes and blog comments. In here you have also lots of other different
options, we’ll go through these in detail when we set up our campaign but this allows
you to really fine tune things and take some real control over your campaign. There are
lots of new options being added to GSA in the past year that gives you much more granular
control over the links you create than it used to. So that is what the actual project campaign
and editing looks like. Let’s move on to creating our own. If you just come to new here, this will create
a new project and first thing that we want to do is select the types of links we’re going
to use in our project. Now there’s not a one size fits all answer for this, depending on
the goals of your campaign and what you’re building links to is going to change what
settings you use here. But as a general rule of thumb, if you are
building links to you money site, you want to make sure you’re using contextual high
quality links. And the contextual link is a link with relevant content surrounding it. So examples of these might be if we just come
tick the default options here to avoid any confusion, that may be articles, social networks,
and wikis and web 2s and then you may also choose to add perhaps videos, social bookmarks,
and document sharing and directories for example. But in this example, we’re just going to keep
it pretty simple and we are going to set up something with article directories, social
bookmarks, social networks, web 2s and wikis all of which will provide contextual links
to your site. Once you have set these up, we need to move
into these settings. The first thing you’re going to add is the
URL to your money site. It’s also worth nothing if you get stuck in any of these fields, just
mousing over provides much more detailed explanations throughout. So if you do get stuck and you’re
not sure, everything is well explained as you can see. So the URL. This is the URL or URLs you can
have more than one that you want to build links to. And if you have more than one URL
in this field, GSA will automatically rotate through them and pick a random URL each time. You can also choose to use a URL variations
when it is building the links and you can see the different samples there and that basically
just changes whether it is using capital letters or not. This is actually quite a good option
and mixes things up really nicely. So you could perhaps drop that to 10% just
to keep things not blatantly manipulated but show that variation. In the keywords field, these are the keywords
that it will use to go out and find relevant sites to post your links to. So really here
you want a longer list of keywords as you can that’s relevant to your campaign, separated
by a comma. And I already have them prepared, so I can paste them in here. That looks like I haven’t got many in there
but I actually have. One minute, let me just re-add to that, there we go. You can also choose to collect more of these
keywords and target sites as it goes and use those keywords to find new targets. So they
are handy options to have and I’m not going to use them in this example. And when searching for sites to post to, you
can tell it to search in quotes and get more lasertargeted matches and that’s quite handy
option to have, especially when building links to your money site. Now the anchor text setting, these are the
anchor text that will be used and should be the keywords you are actually trying to rank
for in here. So I have some of those ready and we can drop them in there. And it’s important
to note this must be in spin text whereas that one’s comma separated. You can, if you want you can use these keywords
as your anchor text instead of these. If you want to do that, tick that box but I like
to keep the control over the anchor text here and leave that unticked. Now where this becomes really interesting
is how GSA can automatically build out a natural looking link profile that isn’t over optimized
and going to get hit by Penguin. So you can actually tell it OK I want, maybe I don’t
know 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. But if we had cheap pay day loan, that would
be a partial match anchor because it still includes our main phrase pay day loan but
it’s actually cheap pay day loan so it only partially matches the anchor text. So you should prepare a list of partially
matching anchor text and we can see we’ve done that there. And you can also choose to
include branded anchor text which is also quite important. Again you can tweak with
the percentage, but a branded anchor in our example our site is your domain.com so our
brand name might be yourdomain, your domain, your domain. You know if this was the Matthewwoodward.co.uk
blog for example you might write, Matthew Woodward without a space and then with the
.co.uk that would be my branded anchor. So you can choose to use branded anchors as
well. I suggest that you do so and you can just give that a tick there. And you can also
use LSI anchor text so you can tick your anchor text here, use the Google wonderwheel or scrapebox
for example to pull in some more related terms and drop that in here. The other two options that I always tick is
generic anchor text. These are the anchor text like click here, view more, get more
information and you can see a list of the default generic anchors it comes with, pretty
extensive here. But I always like to tick that and try and boost that up as much as
possible here. Down here, well actually I’m going explain
to you citation option. If you have branded anchor text defined, using a citation it will
instead of creating a link, it will create just a naked text URL, just mentioning your
brand name. Now this really helps make your profile look natural because not everyone
when they write about you or publish something includes an actual link, sometimes it’s just
a raw HTMl anchor or just talking about a company and they don’t link back to it. So using this citation means a portion of
your links will be created without a link but will actually mention your name and this
indirectly helps with the naturalness of your profile. So using citations a very low percentage
really does help you out and I suggest that you do that. Last but not least, anchor text variations
and it explains it here. But like the URL variation up here that changes the http sometimes
it’s capital, sometimes it’s not, sometimes it’s the first letter in domain is capital,
sometimes it’s not. Exactly the same but for anchor text. Sometimes the first letter is capitalized
and the second letter’s not and it really helps mix it up. I like to tick that and this
variation applies to all of these settings here. So as you can see the amount of control you
have over the anchor text is built to your site, the partial matches, the branding whether
you’re using generic terms, blank citations and the anchor text variations really does
allow you to have control over natural looking profile. So I suggest you spend time setting this section
up and not skimping over it. Here I’ve just used some sample content, there’s
not been a major amount of thought put into that. It’s just to show you how it all plugs
in. But once that’s set up, we can move onto the
other fields. Next, you want to move onto filling out the
about yourself section. Now this includes some default content that you can use, or
you can use something like Kontent machine, come to tools and the about me builder and
generate as many as you need really easily. And just paste it into this box here. In fact, you can use Kontent machine to automatically
fill all of these fields out for you in one go and I’ll show you that later on in the
tutorial. But you can grab some about me content here,
drop that in. Coming down, you can define log ins and passwords
that you use but by default the randomize box it ticked so it will automatically create
them for you. Website title, this is used in the bookmarks
submissions and it is the title of your website. So I have some content prepared, I can drop
that in and category you need to come to edit. And you can either use a list of suggested
categories here and which I might do. Hit OK. Or you can add some root categories
here and if you use a star or wild card, it will try and match any category close to that
so I’m just going to add Finance and money and loan. Once that’s done, you can hit OK and what
this will actually do is when there are categories that it needs to choose, it’ll go through
and these and try to find the best match based on what you’ve already put in. So you can hit OK there. The description if
you’re submitting bookmarks, this is the bookmark description which we can put in here. The
forum comment this sometimes gets used in the wikis we have set up. We can leave it
at default or create your own content to go in there, just some general facts information
kind of type of thing. In here, along the description for bookmark
sites that use a long description, I tend to just use the same 250 description here.
This may sometimes lead to a higher failure rate but for the amount of time it takes to
write two different descriptions, the time invested versus the reward ratio just isn’t
there. Coming down, forum nickname, forum password,
again its randomized this will automatically create user passwords and also a forum subject
but we won’t be using that. You can leave it at default. Once this all of that is ready, we just have
a few more tabs to work through to set up our campaign. First of all, we have the article
manager which allows us to import articles to use for the submissions. I’m going to come
back to this in a minute because there’s quite a little bit I want to discuss here. So let’s jump to the options. Now we have
lots of options to work through here which can be quite confusing but trust me, it’s
pretty simple. So first of all, you can choose to pause the
project after a certain amount of submissions or verifications so you could say I want to
pause a project after 100 submissions for 1 day. So after it’s submitted 100 links,
it won’t submit any more links until the next day and it’ll submit a 100. Or you can say actually I want it to pause
after it’s successfully verified 100 live links and you get different options here as
you click through them. So that’s how you control the drip feed of
the links being built. If you set up the captcha solving services,
in the options you need to make sure that this box is ticked and you want to make sure
to ask all services to fill captures. You can also get it to override the global retry
option we set earlier but you can just leave this for the most part. If a form can’t be filled, remember those
annoying pop ups we were getting before asking us for information? Change this to choose
random and then you won’t get those pop ups and GSA will just pick something at random
and move through. Enable custom mode, you don’t need to know anything about. These verify link options you can leave at
default if you want to. There’s not really any need to change them. Send verified links
to indexing services so this includes the pingers and if you have the other options
set up you need to make sure they’re ticked. Use character spinning when possible, avoid
this option. If you’re building links to your money site, we don’t want to be using that. And you can randomly use typos and spelling
errors in descriptions to help fight duplicate content. This actually is a pretty cool option
and it makes things look much more human like it’s being done by a human and made a little
mistake. So tick that box and play with the percentage. Try to always place URL with anchor text I
always leave that unticked and continuously try to post to a site even if it failed before,
I leave that unticked. If you need to use tags, you can choose to
use just anchor texts or keywords so sometimes when you submit a bookmark, it’ll ask you
to tag, add tag. Here you can choose whether to use anchor text as the source here or the
keywords as a source here. Anchor text is generally fine. Now here we get to choose, in fact I’m just
going to minimize that to make it a little bit less confusing. How to get target URLs. So what GSA SER does is it looks at all of
these different types of platforms and combines with your keywords here to find target sites
to post to. And to do that it uses search engines so we have lots of different search
engines here it can use as the source. But if you right click and you can just say check
by country for example. And I tend to always just check by country
and United States. But if you were trying to rank as a site in the Spanish market for
example you might choose Spain here and United States, OK. And that will, if we scroll through, you’ll
see that it’s ticked various American based search engines for us. I like to always use keywords to find target
sites. This does return less results but it returns more relevant and accurate results
which is what you really want when you’re building links to your money site. Remember before we were talking about in the
options the global site list where you could collect URLs that have been submitted and
verified from other projects, if you want to use those lists, tick this box. If not,
untick it. And you can also choose to analyze and post
to competitor backlinks. Now this is a pretty good feature but it does have some flaws.
What it does is it will look at the current sites that are ranking for a given keyword
and try to replicate their backlink profile. Now it doesn’t work amazingly well but it
does work to some degree. The drawback with it though is if you have
say down here said I only want to get links from domains PR 3 and above and your competitor
has a really low quality spammy link, if this box is ticked it will try and replicate that
spammy link and ignore these settings. It will also if down here you said I don’t
want to use micro blogs but your competitors has a micro blog link, it will create it.
It will ignore the fact that you haven’t got it ticked here. So this option is handy but
it also introduces an uncontrolled risk. So use that at your own will. Here once we have set up how to get our target
URLs, we can set up scheduled posting, I generally don’t use this. But if you want it to get
more than one link from the same site you can tick that and you can change these options
here to limit how many times you hit that site so your account doesn’t get banned and
your links deleted, etc. The filter URLs options which is the last
set of options on this screen is very important especially if you’re building links to your
money site. Lots of options here, first of all you can choose to skip sites with more
than X amount of outgoing links on one page. So if GSA SER says right I’m going to build
a link from this page but it’s got too many outbound links already, it’ll skip it but
if it falls under that number, it’ll build the link. Now there’s been lots of studies and reviews
of data and things and it tends to be on average sites have around 125 links on them in a page.
So you can actually increase this quite safely to 100. You can also choose to skip building sites
that if the PR is below a certain number or not. Now the argument here is you’re only
building links from domains that have page rank 3-6, that doesn’t create a very natural
profile. But if you build lots of links from very low
quality sites, that also doesn’t build a natural profile. So I like to skip sites with a PR
below 0. Now remember with PR you have NA which means Google’s giving it no PR value
at all, it doesn’t really care. Or you can have PR 0 which means Google has looked at
it and has assigned a PR value of 0. So I like to go from 0 and anything below
0, anything that is NA gets skipped and anything 0 and above is fine. This helps create something
natural. You might want also want to create a secondary
project that only builds high PR links for example. So you can get that real mix of links. You can also choose to skip unknown PR if
you want to retain as much control as possible, you should keep this ticked. And then you
can say, well am I checking against the PR of the actual domain or the actual page? Now
if you use PR of actual page you’re going to get a lot less results so use PR of domain. Here you can choose what type of backlinks
to create. Now I know we have these options ticked here, but if you have the competitor’s
backlinks ticked, you can have a little bit more control here. And also within each of
these link types are different types of links types if that makes sense. So for example, if, which is a good example
here. Sometimes you can create… if you were creating a profile, sometimes you might create
a profile that has a URL link, or sometimes you might create a profile that has an anchor
text link or sometimes you might create a profile that’s got some contextual content
on it here. If you didn’t want to create those types, you can untick them. Here as well, you can try to skip creating
no follow links. And remember, if you mouse over these you can see if this creates a do
follow link or not. Ticking this option it will try and skip creating no follow links. The problem with this is and I know a lot
of people like no follow and do follow links and etc is a natural link profile does have
an element of no follow links and no follow links. So to say only create do follow links
is unnatural. So I leave this unticked because we would try to fly under the radar here. You can also skip sites where bad words appear
and you can see this so you might even learn some new swear words going through this list.
Use it at your own indiscretion. But you can add it and import and delete words that are
bad and you don’t want to build links from. This is generally a good option to tick if
you’re building links to your money site. And you can also do the same thing whether
words appear in the URL or domain. You can also choose to tick to skip sites
from different countries and are in different languages. Again, use this at your own indiscretion. Next come up to the email verification tab.
As you can see here there’s already an email address in place for us but we don’t really
want to use this. Really there’s three different types of email address. You get what this is, which is a disposable
email address that doesn’t require you to create an account and there’s loads of disposable
ones for you to choose from here. The problem is if you have use a disposable
email address a lot of these sites you’re going to be posting to have anti-spam measures
and actually block these domains from signing up entirely so you’re going to get really
high fail rate. The next one is web mail based services like
hotmail, gmail, AOL, mail.com for example. These require you to sign up for an account
and you can actually create an account here in hotmail, google mail, yahoo for example. These are not as widely blocked as the disposable
emails although you will find that some sites do still block webmail based signs up to help
protect against spam. Not many, but some of them do so you do get a bit of a failure rate
using hotmail address for example. The final type of email address is a self-hosted
one at your own domain name.com and you can use a catch all cpanel email for example and
that will get you the highest success rate. But 99% of people are going to be fine using
a hotmail or gmail account. You can either create them down here or do what I do and
buy them a couple hundred of them from Fiverr that work really well. So let’s add our hotmail account, you just
click Add. Let me grab the email address and you can see it’s automatically worked out
these server settings for us which is a handy feature. All you need to do is drop the password
in down there. Delete the temporary email, we don’t have
to use that. Delete the selected and down here you have some options. I like to tick
wait at least 15 minutes between two logins and you can leave the rest of them at default. Last but not least, test this because if this
doesn’t work, your entire campaign is at risk. So let’s just test that login works, OK and
we can see everything is successful. So the last thing that we need to do is add
some articles with the article manager. Now the article manager you need to put some additional
thought into this. If you’re building links directly to your
money site, it’s important that you prepare hand spun high quality content and I recommend
you to check out the advanced spinning tutorial to learn how to do this properly. Now the article manager has quite a few different
options so I’m just going to take you through general set up quickly and the variations. So assuming you got article or articles prepared,
all you need to do is click on add, enter manually and you can add the title in there,
along with the actual article body into there. The summary box will automatically use the
first paragraph of the article and we can have a preview of this here. As you can see
it’s added the links in for us. If you click on OK, that is one article added.
If you wanted to add another article, which I have here article 2, you just again click
add, enter manually and we can drop the title in and also the actual article body, just
grab that and hit OK. Then down here you have some additional options
now. How to insert the link, sometimes it will insert the link into a sentence at the
bottom or within the article or just randomly add the link in the middle of the article
which makes no sense, or have it add no link at all. If you have the sentence at the bottom, let’s
just preview that and show you what it looks like. It adds it like this at the bottom this
sentence here, it’s like a random sentence that it adds in. It lacks control to be honest,
you don’t have much control over what is placed here and I think this place is risk if you
are building links directly to your money site. So what you should actually do and I go over
this in the advanced spinning tutorial, is actually when you spin the articles you should
add the links in directly and there’s a couple of ways you can do this. GSA SER actually
provides a handy tag for us which looks like this and it says a href equals percent url
percent anchor text and what it will do is replace percent URL with the URLs here and
the percent anchor text with the anchor text here. So what I recommend you actually do is when
preparing your content, you actually add the links in at that point and then in GSA, you
can select to insert no link. Also following my spinning tutorial I will be adding contextual
links which actually help disguise what you’re doing a little bit more and make it look a
bit more natural. Where there’s variation between this and the
advanced spinning tutorial, is in the advanced spinning tutorial I teach you to add images
and videos at random. You can actually skip over this step as GSA will do that for you
and you can choose how many to add here. That saves you a bit of time and preparation
on the spinning of the content. All you actually need to do is create the article, spin the
text, add your money site links, add your contextual links, and then it is ready to
add into GSA here. This is assuming you are building links direct
to your money site. You have other options here, do not submit
duplicate articles per account, per site/domain, etc. So I choose anywhere because we don’t
want duplicate content anywhere. That is essentially your money site linking
campaign set up. Once that is done, you can click on OK and you will see the campaign
is here and if you want to rename it, you can do so. Modify project, rename, I don’t
know, money site campaign for example. Anytime you want to change options, just double
click and it opens up here. Like before, you have that same right click menu to get all
of this submitted and verified URLs and all the different diagrams and charts and everything
like that. That is pretty much how you set up a campaign
with GSA search engine ranker. So now you know how to set up a campaign, let’s look
at some of the other things we can do. Way back in May 2012 I asked the GSA team
if they could integrate tiered link building into GSA and as you can see, straight away
they came back here and said they were adding that feature which is a real testament to
the GSA team. A lot of the updates that come out are a new features off the back of user
request and tiered link building is one of those that they released, it was like a week
after I requested it they built this in. So to set up a tiered link building campaign
it’s pretty much the same as a normal campaign. Here we have the campaign that we just created
so let’s say we want to create a second tier of links to that. We just click new and click
new campaign and set it up as we have done previously. I’m just going to enter some dummy
content in there. The only difference is though we need to tick
this box and it says use verified URLs of another project and if you tick that, you
choose the project, your tier one project which is the money site campaign and click
on OK. So what this will do, let’s just create that
and click ok and give it a name. So as you can see here, what this campaign will do is
build links to the verified links of this campaign. So this 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, again you
set everything up, use verified URLs of another project, and this time we would pick the tier
and hit OK and OK again. There we go. We have tier 1, tier 2 and tier
3. So using your knowledge of how to set up a campaign now, you can see how easy it is
to create a tiered linking structure. One of the other cool features is the ability
to remove links that GSA has created. Now the problem with Google and SEO in general
is that it always moving the gold post, so what works now may not work in 12 months and
may in fact get you penalized. If that happens you need to go and clean up
your backlink profile which is a very long and drawn out process. But any links created
with GSA, if you just right click on the project that created the links and changed the status
to active remove links that when you’re running it will go through all the links it’s created,
log in and remove them. There are some types of links that can’t remove
like blog comments where you don’t register and have control over the content once it’s
submitted but a lot of the links it can log in and remove them for you which is a really
really cool feature. Now if you want to set up campaigns quickly
and you’ll certainly want to do this on your tiers. You can actually take advantage of
the import function down here, combined with Kontent Machine. Now Kontent machine there’s a much more detailed
tutorial about how to use it but let me show you quickly. It’s already got my content prepared,
I can hit build and export, come down to GSA SER, click on export, we can save that somewhere
and click save. That will export out for us. Once that’s done,
we just hit OK and come back to GSA, tools, import, data field, GSA and you can choose
which fields you want it to fill. Hit OK and you’ll see straight away that it’s populated
all of our content and all of our fields for us which is a great time saver when you are
working on the lower tiers. If you give it a test here, you can see that content in there. So that’s the quick way of setting up and
generating content. You can also use here we have an article manager and if you click
on add you can search online and mix the articles so you can mix either just paragraphs, paragraphs
and sentences or just sentences. You just enter your search term and it will
go out and scrape those for you and it will go out and bring back articles. You do need to set up your spin config settings
for that to work though. It supports a range of different spinning software in here like
best spinner, word AI, spin chimp, spinner chief and so on. So there’s just a couple more options you
have when it comes to either generating some content or actually completely populating
the entire project with these using kontent machine. By now you should know your way around GSA
search engine ranker very well and be familiar with all of the different options and how
to use it. Once you’ve got all your campaigns set up to kick everything off all you need
to do is hit start and that will go out and begin building everything out for you as you’ve
set it up. So there we have it, GSA search engine ranker
really has come a long way the past year and has been updated nearly every single day with
book fixes, minor features and major features. It can post to a huge range of link platforms
and includes a bunch of advanced features such as the anchor text control. One of the
features I really like though is the ability to remove links GSA has created in one click.
Who knows what Google will penalize next and that is a handy feature to have. You can also pick it up for a one time fee
rather than an expensive monthly subscription like SENuke XCR and you’ll be surprised at
just how cheap it actually is. All in all, GSA search engine ranker is an
essential tool to have in your arsenal. See ya!

75 Comments

  • wei wang

    Hello Matt, Can i use GSA Search Engine Ranker for tier 1  link building? or can only for tier 2&3  link building?

  • Stacy Flick

    Nice one @Matthew Woodward  just picked up GSA. Head down arse up, got some learning to do now..!LOL . Thanks for the awesome tutorial.. 

  • Michael Bebbington

    finding the video helpful Matt , but you lose me when adding website title ? you add spun text with a load of stuff in it can you be more clear here ?

  • Nicolas Guerinet

    don't use indexing services they are useless. Don't use GSA indexer (the little prog. At the bottom of GSA SER) it is useless too. Don't use indexer search engine. Useless. Comments, trackbacks, forum profile, image comments, guestbook comments, directory are the best. 

  • talalcanada

    I don't give a shit about backlinks.. this is all crap … what kind of f0cking propaganda is going on here … instead of wasting time and money on b.s. like this.. scratch your butt and figure out ways to reach out to your target market with some useful information… then go out there in the real world and promote it… start with people who have a small following and offer an exclusive in return for exposure… then scale up… 

    again this is the crappiest way to rank something.. youtube videos rank on their own. so let's cut the crap… it not just about traffic @ssholes, you have to know how to (a)copyright (b) drive traffic (c) build a sales funnel… everything else is bullsh!t… 

    it all starts and ends with the consumer/ buyer… backlinks is crap … article writing is also b.s.  … public relation is good… bottom line .. if you don't have a following find someone who does and offer an exclusive and it will workout provided you did your homework and made your site usable .. 

    what can I tell you guys… it sucks to be you..

  • Michael Stephens

    Hi, great video tutorial.  I have one question, do you recommend using thousands of keywords with GSA or a few keywords as in the tutorial.  In addition would you recommend using scrapebox to scrape the urls for GSA to post to or that would be redundant?

  • Casper Mathiesen

    I guess i have seen more than 200 videos on Youtube. However, watching 2-5 of yours have taught me more. Subscribed you for justice

  • Buddy Bakhuijsen

    Awesome tutorial Matthew! Do you know how I can add layout to my texts that allready have spintags (for e.g. headings and breaks)? 

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  • Peter Nicho

    Do you have a GSA search ranker +Gsa Captcha Breaker offer Matt love the video it made a lot of things l didnt understand suddenly become crystal clear…like l need to get the software.

  • Scott Grainger

    Matthew, I was watching and trying to follow but it seems that your video is a bit out of date.  Is there a way you can do an updated version with the newest version of GSA v9.45.  I have watched many tutorials buy others out there but I enjoy your way of teaching pretty good.

  • Tyronne Ratcliff

    Hey Matt,your GSA tutorial was packed full of useful information. Made the campaign setup process a whole lot easier for me. Have a good one!

  • Asia Virtual Solutions

    HI Matthew, Thanks for the great tutorial, was really helpfull and you helped me a bunch getting GSA Ser working. Subscribing to your channel, keep it up

  • Jeff da Silva

    Very good tutorial. One question lets say i have 4 sites for the same product can i just add all URLs on the URLs option or do you recommend creating 1 campaign for each url.

  • Raman L

    Hey Matt!
    Thanks for the detailed videos. I have seen all most all your videos about different back link builder tools.
    I want to ask which ONE product to invest in for a few niche sites I own.

    My Profile
    I have around 10 sites which focus on different niche.
    I am a Sr. Programmer and a newbie/intermediate link builder.
    I really do not want to invest in tools which ask for monthly fee, unless you suggest a great reason behind.
    Thanks and looking forward for your suggestion.

    P.S. I will surely buy from your affiliate link whenever I do so, just to say thanks!

  • The Dating Guru

    Hey Matt, I need your honest response to this: Is GSA SER still effective in 2015 moving into 2016 and worth the purchase? Can I still get great results from this software now compared to 3 to 5 years ago? If not, what linking building tool can you recommend? Cheers.

  • Ramus Le

    Hi Matt,

    Your tutorial is great. But, I am a little confused as there are so many tools you suggest buying. Could you tell me which stack should I use?

    I am about buying ScapeBox, Ultimate Demon, The best spinner, as my purpose is autoblogging.

    But, GSA is also great. Could you explain some advantages of GSA over my stack? I think GSA is cheaper than UD, which costs ~$350, right?

    Thanks a lot

  • Christopher Rismay

    Wish you would answer if this is still any good in 2016. From what i know if the pages have no juice or the links to it you may not bother. Google knows when things are one off and can tell its just for seo.

  • jolia jeen

    Your tutorial is great and awesome http://bjsitsolutions.blogspot.com/2017/01/overview-of-search-engine-optimization.html

  • MySideIncome COM

    hi Matt!! great video on GSA SER, i purchased via ur affiliate link to show support.
    one question, i am doing web hosting niche and i found that the way u have the animation banner pop out is very very nice!! may u pls teach me how do u get it?

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  • Tech Anythings

    Hello Matt, I am watching all your tutorials on this GSA Ser tutorial I kept having a problem in email verification, I made several emails but all are decline, what are the possible solution for this?

  • Catherine Allen

    Hi, you could use SpinnerChief to generate a lot of seo content for link building. https://plus.google.com/+LewRowland/posts/PBUYo7tnwFD

  • john felipe urrego mejia

    How can index and search result in google with my mane {jhon felipe urrego mejia}, and show my pinterest profile?

  • Zia ur Rehman

    Hey Matt, this lesson is awesome. Learned a lot. Can you please tell me more about "proxy" why do we need lots of proxies? What happens if we use just one IP?
    Thanks, Zia

  • ARISE VIDEO & SOCIAL MEDIA

    I notice that Matthew doesn't like to reply to most of our questions which is a wee bit weird. I have owned GSA SER since 2013 and was afraid to use it cos my SEO knowledge back then was, let's say "CRAP" in 2018 I have gained so much knowledge I decided to look at it again but cautiously. I now have a White Hat software now which just creates Google links in their thousands to rank my client's projects so I am only going to test GSA SER on my own projects. 😊

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  • Gratify Infotech

    Good video helps a lot. I want to know if i have to run multiple project on GSA SER can i change different setting for proxies at every single project.

  • Campbell Muirhead

    After watching this tutorial i decided to purchase with Matt's discount ( i did check other prices). I intend to use GSA to drip feed backlinks to my website www.voluntouring-abroad.com over the next couple of years. just 20-30 per day should be enough in various categories. I can now set it up and let it work away; with maybe the occasional amendment. I would love to know if i should do it for various pages/content in my site. [email protected]

  • LOMA Wheels

    Hi Matthew,

    thank you for the awesome video. However, we are facing some problems after doing exactly what you describe here. We just bought 30 private proxies and tested them on our first project. Message was, all is good and all proxies are working but when we click on start button of the project, we receive this mesage:

    Proxy Misconfiguration

    your proxy configuration seems to be broken

    You have setup to use private proxies for Submission, but none working proxies of that type have been added.

    You have setup to use private proxies for SearchEngines, but none working proxies of that type have been added.

    You have setup to use private proxies for PR, but none working proxies of that type have been added.

    PLEASE ADVISE WHAT DO WE DO WRONG.

    Thank you very much.

  • Qiu Jack

    Thanks for your video, since the GSA will generate the spinned content, do we really need the kontent software?

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