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  1. MMD says:

    Nice to see things turn around for you Nick. This just goes to show me once again that I will at some point need to reach out to a link building service for some of my sites that are not performing as well as I had hoped.

    For the affiliate link re-directs, how did you set this up? Do you use a plugin that cloaks the URL?

    • Nick LeRoy says:

      Definitely consider TheHoth for some of the basic web 2.0 and layered link building. It’s not going to skyrocket you to #1 but it will compliment any manual link building you do on your own. Good Luck!!

  2. Josh says:

    Congrats on the twins Nick! I couldn’t imagine having 2 kids at once lol.

    Good to see your vacuum site bouncing back. I think I am going to need to try the Hoth for 1 of my sites. It dropped off like your site, around the same time and still hasn’t bounced back.

    I look for ward to seeing how your insurance site comes along.

    • Nick LeRoy says:

      For $60 it’s really a small risk. As I mentioned about to MMD its not going to send you to #1 by itself but really compliments any additional link building you do yourself.

  3. Tim says:

    That’s some nice movement you’ve had since using The Hoth. But I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit sketchy about using paid links, especially while admitting to do so. But you seem to be seeing good results from it. I’ll keep following your progress with it.

    @MMD, Nick said he’s using SkimLinks server side redirects to hide his affiliate links. I use Eclipse Link Cloaker to accomplish the same thing. I don’t know about Skimlinks, but I’m quite happy with how Eclipse works.

    • Nick LeRoy says:

      Hey Tim – of course its a little risky, but these days everyone could claim that every type of link building is “purchased links”. If it were to make you feel a little better you could always go out and build the web2.0 properties yourself. The value that THEHOTH offers is that they do it for you and they have a lot of other sites that they link to your web2.0 properties to make sure they stay in the index.

      Once again – THEHOTH isn’t top grade links nor should you expect that for $60.00. It’s really just a great compliment to an existing link building strategy to make sure your anchor text ratios stay low in this Penguin run world. :)

      • Tim says:

        That makes sense. And yeah, essentially anything done to manipulate page rank is against Google’s basic guidelines. I still think I’ll wait to see how your site goes. ;-)

        And best of luck with it!

        BTW, because of your posts, I started a new Amazon affiliate blog about network routers.

        • Nick LeRoy says:

          Yup, absolutely. It’s all about finding the right mix. :)

          Good luck on your Amazon site! I love hearing that I can inspire someone. Hope you make a few bucks too!

      • Eric says:

        Hi, Nick

        Your new amazing life will begin. Kids are really cute and they will make you happy everyday. :)

        By the way, I have a site dropped like yours and I want to decrease the anchor text ratio. So I have two questions for your help:

        1. How do you use TheHOTH to decrease the anchor text ratios? Does it need a special setting?

        2. Did you set the Volume Module point to your money site ( Or to the Authority Moudle posts?

        I want to order one HOTH mini to try, but need to know how you set it up. So I don’t make mistake.

        Of course, I will buy from your link. Or I will feel guilty LOL. As you provide so much great information for us.

        Thanks in advance!

        • Nick LeRoy says:

          Eric, Thsnks! I have one 2 year old already but these girlies are amazing. Definitely ready for the life changes coming ahead. :)

          As for your questions:

          1. How do you use TheHOTH to decrease the anchor text ratios? Does it need a special setting?

          No, simply utilize all 5 anchor text options for each URL submitted. Using all 5 will help you add a wider anchor text ratio to your overall backlink portfolio.

          2. Did you set the Volume Module point to your money site ( Or to the Authority Moudle posts?

          Yep – I pointed it all to my money site. Just make sure to use generic keywords and naked URLs ( This will help you decrease the ratios you currently have.

          GOOD LUCK! let me know if it works and thanks in advance if you decide to go through my link!

  4. Nick, first and most importantly, congrats on the kids!! That is what life is all about!

    As far as Hoth, you went with the $60 package? Why did you choose that versus the others… just out of curiosity. Just looking to see where your mind was.

    Good luck with all those diapers!

    • Nick LeRoy says:

      Hey Adam – Thanks for the note on the kids. They are the best thing thats happened to me. Talk about the ultimate motivation to wake up each morning. Nothing like it.

      I personally have only used the $60 hoth mini package though i’ve heard others having success with the larger packages too. While some people use these packages a little more aggressively (exact anchor text) I like to use it to further diverisify links and change up the anchor text ratios. The domain authority if any is just an “extra” for me.

      Hope that helps explain why / how i use THEHOTH. Let me know if you use it and if you have any feedback or tips you want to share!

  5. Eric says:

    Hi, Nick

    Just let you know I ordered theHOTH mini through your link. Now wating for order approval. Hope it works on my site also. I will let you know the result later. :)

    By the way, can you advise some places to outsource site content with reasonable price and quality? Specially like the articles you put on Did you write them by yourself or outsource to some where?

    I struggled in content creation for long and didn’t have much success on oursourcing. Any advice will be appreciated very much.


    • Nick LeRoy says:

      Great. Best of luck Eric – hope it gives your site the lift you need.

      I’ll be writing a post soon on what i do for content. Briefly, I use and I pay roughly $5 an article for the vacuum website.

      • Eric says:

        Can’t believe you can get the articles with such as reasonable price. I will check this two source first. But I hope can see your new post about the content production soon. I am sure you will give more value information we need. Thanks in advance!

  6. Samuel says:

    Hey Nick,

    When you are using the Hoth do you have all links point to your money site or to your tiered links?

    • Nick leRoy says:

      Yes, I’m using thehoth directly to my money site and not as a tiered strategy. Remember though – I’m not blasting keyword anchor text to the site. I’m simply using broad relevant words that describe my site to further diversify my anchor text ratios.