All Posts by Sean Markey

Conversation With A PBN Domain Broker

One great thing I get to do in running a site like Visible HQ is talk to a lot of people about SEO, and specifically, building PBNs.  I get to hear about their journey, and their most frequently encountered problems.  Probably the number 1 issue people run into is finding quality domains.  My guest on […]

Continue reading

The Truth About Private Blog Networks

In response to a piece of PBN-building software that was released last week–and sold thousands of copies, I wrote an essay on my own philosphy of building private blog networks.  Spoiler alert: don’t use automated, over-hyped software on your PBNs. The full text of the essay can be found below. If you’d like me to […]

Continue reading

Episode 30

On this week’s episode of the Visible HQ podcast, I give a summary of the deep-dive into the Garcinia Cambogia niche I just completed.  You’ll find out what it takes to rank in this competitive niche (hint: it’s not good content), as well as what one site is doing to build some legitimate, powerful links […]

Continue reading

Niche Analysis – Garcinia Cambogia Part 2

In the first part of this case study, I looked at the 1,000,000 search per month term “Garcinia Cambogia” to see what was working in Google for such a competitive, sought-after term.  The results weren’t surprising.  Big brands with overall thin content were killing it.  And while there were a few interesting results using tactics […]

Continue reading

Blackhat SEO Revisited – with Charles Floate

Today on the show I’ll be bringing back Charles Floate, from GodofSEO.ca.  You may remember I had Charles on for Episodes 5 and 6.  Today, I chat with him about the Google penalty he received a few months ago and how it has affected his SEO business.  We also get into some black hat SEO […]

Continue reading

Listener Questions Episode 2

In this episode of the Visible HQ podcast I answer a few listener questions on the topic of private blog networks.  You’ll hear the answers to: How many money sites should you link out to on your PBN A discussion on having your sites on the same host/analytics/webmaster tools account Should you use static sites […]

Continue reading

Niche Analysis – Garcinia Cambogia (part I)

I’m planning on making this an ongoing series in analyzing the SEO behind popular niches.  I’m doing this to 1.) show you how I analyze a niche, and 2.) to show you that you shouldn’t always believe what you hear/read, but should do your own research! The best way to understand what’s working in Google […]

Continue reading

SEO Link Round-Up 13

Another week, another state of panic sweeping through webmasters everywhere as SEO continues to be fluid, and to double back on itself.  Forget your HTTPS troubles with the SEO Link Round-up 13! Here are the best 5 SEO articles of the past week: Best of both worlds: How to create a long-tail SEO strategy for […]

Continue reading