Review and Tutorial of Link Emperor, an easy tool to build links
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by Matthew Woodward
Link Emperor Review & Tutorial – An Easy To Use Link Building
Link Emperor claims to be the only link building service you will ever need.
But are they right to make those claims?
You can setup both normal and tiered link building campaigns in minutes with the easy to use interf ace that
gives you access to a whole range of dif f erent link types.
These include articles, blog comments, f orum prof iles, f orum posts, press releases, private blog networks,
public web 2.0 sites, social bookmarks, videos, private web 2.0 sites, Wikis & more!
All you have to do is import your target URL’s and keywords, decide what types of links you want and it does all
the rest f or you.
It will even recommend other keywords f or you to rank f or and has some pretty nif ty on page optimisation and
rank tracking tools built in.
What Do You Get For Your Money?
It works on a credit based system and $147 will get you 30,000 credits to spend which gets you a whole bunch
of links – I was impressed with how much you could actually get with that.
I was also pretty impressed with how well everything
f its together in the Link Emperor backend.
Everything is easy to setup & manage – even if you
know nothing about SEO & link building.
Check out my video review & tutorial to see how I
setup the campaigns.
My Link Emperor Review & Tutorial
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With this tutorial, you will learn how to:
Properly use Link Emperor’s link building service
Generate quality links with ease
Set up a tiered link building campaign
Discover new keywords
Improve SEO f or your site
Introduction to Link Emperor
Link Emperor is a link building tool that allows you to manage your SEO campaigns, create quality links and
even build tiered linking structures.
You get an allocated number of credits per month that are used to build links. You can spend your credits how
you wish on a huge range of link types.
Getting Started With Link Emperor
I’m going to f irst show you the back end of a test campaign very quickly.
On the main interf ace you will see:
All the URL’s it picked up
All the keywords targeted by those URL’s
The keyword search volume
Current Google rank
You can actually use this inf ormation to help improve your onsite optimisation to steal quick win ranking
But f irst, let me show you how to start your own campaign!
Creating a New Campaign
Say you want to promote a specif ic set of URL’s f or a niche. You need to set up a campaign and Link Emperor
makes it really easy to do.
Just click on New and and f ill in the details such as campaign name, country, description, category and so on.
I’m going to set one up about my post of how to start a blog and leave the rest of the options at def ault.
You can also give your clients access so they can monitor rankings etc with a designated username and
Af ter all that’s done, click Add Campaign.
As you can see our campaign is added on top and if you tick the box next to it, more options will come up that
you are able to change.
The next step you should do is to add Google Analytics. You really should do this is because the tool f etches
the Analytic’s data which will help you make keyword decisions.
To add your Google Analytics, click Account then the External Linked Accounts tab and add your account.
If you don’t have Google Analytics, Clicky works as well.
Now we have to add additional inf ormation. Click on the campaign and go to the Sites tab to add the domains
& URL’s we want to build links to.
Enter a name f or the site ref erence and the complete domain URL including http:// Make sure to select the
Analytics ID you wish to connect to.
As f or target URLS, you can use Google Analytics to grab them f or you or uncheck the box to add specif ic
URLs. I’m going to untick the box and click Add site.
Now let’s add our targets.
1. Enter URL
2. Enter dollar value
3. Add keywords
Let me explain quickly what dollar value is.
Dollar value is a measurement f or campaign bids. If your campaign has a $1 value per visit and a separate
campaign has a $2 value, then the $2 value campaign will have two times as many links built to it.
I’m going to leave mine blank since I don’t need to worry about it f or the test campaign. Then enter the
keywords and if you want the system to include additional keywords the URL ranks f or on the internet, check
the box and click Add.
This will help increase your rank f or keywords that need a small boost.
One more thing I’m going to do is go back to the Target tab and add my Youtube video tutorial URL.
Now that you’ve entered all your target campaign inf ormation, let’s look at what some of the terms mean.
Click on one of the campaigns we created to see the list of keywords we added, the Google ranking f or the
keywords, search volume, visits per URL and on page score.
Page score can be anywhere f rom 0, 1 or 2.5.
The breakdown of scores goes like this:
0: the particular keyword is not f ound on the page
1: the keyword is f ound on the page
2.5: the keyword is f ound in the title
Not only does system tell you the score, it also helps you optimize it.
Click on SEO Trouble Spots tab where they have a list of suggestions and changes that you can do to increase
Very helpf ul!
If you want, make the recommended changes and and select reinspect selected On-page SEO f or it to update
the page score.
Finding New Keywords
This is a great f eature that helps you f ind new keywords related to your campaign post.
1. Click New Report
2. Fill in the details such as name, country and dollar value
3. Do a quick search of other relevant websites and copy their URLs here.
4. Copy and paste the URL’s
5. Click Research Report
I searched f or the keywords “how to start a blog” and just grabbed various relevant sites of f the search
You will see that the system came up with additional keywords that we can use.
Once again the report will show you the dif f erent keywords it came up with and the amount of traf f ic it gets.
Select the keywords to add to your campaign list and click on Assign selected to Target.
There are a couple options f or adding articles which we need f or the links we’re building.
The f irst option is to generate articles. Click on the Article Tab and then select Generate Articles.
If you have an account with articlebuilder.net you can use that or do a database search of pre-written PLR
articles. Let’s select those to see why this options is less than ideal.
You can see they have pulled up an article f or us but as you take a closer look, you’ll see that the problem is
that it’s not unique enough.
A much better option is to add an article manually. If you don’t know how, check out my advanced spinning
tutorial to create well spun articles that are unique and makes absolute sense.
This is very important! This is usually why most SEO campaigns f ail and you need to learn how to properly spin
an article so it passes human moderation.
Also remember to take note of the auto generation settings.
Select no so that Link Emperor doesn’t automatically generate the PLR articles f or you if you don’t have any.
That way you’ll avoid exposing your URL’s to the PLR auto content.
Now onto link building!
To start building links f irst you need to tell Link Emperor which types of links to create. Change the tab to Link
building and select Change Campaign Allocations.
Make sure you choose to blast each campaign separately! This is so you don’t get links f rom two dif f erent
campaigns which might not have relevant content to each other.
If you have more than one campaign setup you can choose how to divide up your credits amongst them.
Next let’s change the anchor text distribution settings. This will mix anchors up to prevent you f rom using too
many exact match anchors which is a main cause of Penguin penaltys.
Move the slider and it will show you the percent randomization of your keywords.
For example I have it set to 16% to an exact match, 27% to a variance of the exact match and 57% to generic
words. This will help stop you f rom getting hit f rom Penguin!
Now we can check the type of links we want to build. Under the Campaigns tab, select the link building tab and
click on Customize Link building settings.
Use the sliders to allocate the number of links per type you want your campaign to have.
For this campaign, we’re going to reduce the amount of f orum prof iles, wiki submissions, blog comments,
article submissions, platf orm submissions, video creations and social bookmarking.
But increase press release submissions and private posts.
Underneath the additional options, you can choose to not build links on adult/objectionable sites, to blast
target and keywords together and f or it to handle priorities f or you.
Click save link building design to f inish. But if you want to do tiered link building, move the red slider in the
middle to get a new group of blue sliders called Buf f er Tier.
The higher you move the red link slider, the buf f er tier slider grows to a higher percentage.
The basics of tiered link building comes down to how many tiered links you have connected to your initial set
of links. So under the Approx. Links per month column, it’s necessary that the blue number is larger than the
total number in green.
Now we need to change our buf f er tier to get this proportion right. Let’s increase the blog comments, articles,
and have a medium amount of wiki, less f orum prof iles, more social bookmarks and that should create a nice
Don’t f orget you can change the blasting and buf f er amount!
You can choose which option you would like, create less and blast more or to create more tiered links and blast
Leaving it around the middle is a good starting point.
Start Your Campaign
Your campaign is now ready to rock and roll but bef ore you start your campaign, go through and check you
have set up-
2. Keywords to rank f or
4. Link Building Settings
5. Campaign Allocations
Af ter you’ve gone through and checked everything, check the box to select your campaign and click run
selected. Go over to the credits tab to check your credit spending history and the links being built.
That’s all there is to it! Link Emperor is now running a f ully automated link building campaign according to the
link structure you have built.
You can check your updated rankings each week to keep up with your campaign’s progress including detailed
reports of keywords, traf f ic and so on. The Link Emperor team will even take a quick look at your campaign
bef ore you start to make sure everything’s good to go if you get in touch with them!
Wrapping It Up!
So that is my introduction and review of the Link Emperor link building service and everything you need to know
about creating and managing link building campaigns with it.
You can to try it out!