Show URLs will allow you to look at both submitted and verified links which you can export or look at more specific statistics about them in charts and graphs.
You can even sort them out by engine, internal/external, follow or no follow and link type.
Remember, a submitted link is one that has not been verified if it is live and a verified link is one that is submitted and currently live.
Other project options include making changes in bulk and importing target URLs. You can import your own URLs that you’ve scraped or you can import from a site list.
GSA Search Engine Ranker Settings
On top of the last verified URL list, there is an option button to change the settings for your project. The setting options you have are thread count, proxies, and various other things
The thread count defaults at 50 which is fine unless you have a more powerful computer. Mine is quad core with 16 gigs of rams so I can set it up to 250 threads.
If you don’t, 50 will work just fine.
Make sure you have checked the box to use proxies and GSA SER will scrape public proxies for you. Set it to search for new ones every 60 minutes if there are less than one hundred active.
Test all of them and take out the failed proxies if they’re older than a few hours.
The problem with public proxies is that they aren’t 100% reliable and you normally receive a high failure rate which ends up wasting your time.
If you spend a few dollars on Buyproxies and buy semi-dedicated proxies, the success rate is much greater and is really worth your money.
To input your own proxy list, click Add proxy, import them from clipboard and set them to private. After you add them, go back to settings and decide which proxies to use, private or public and when.
Although GSA can support a large range of captcha solving services, there are two types that you really need to know.
The first is a software based solution such as GSA Captcha Breaker. It will try to automatically solve them for you which saves on human based captcha services.
The second one is a human based solver like Death By Captcha and these are really cheap, around $1.39 for a thousand solves.
The best way to set it up is to select a software based service as your primary and then a human based as your secondary.
That way your primary will help reduce the captcha costs and your secondary can pick up any failed ones and is much cheaper.
To set it up click Add and select the services of your choice. Test to check your balance, set up your retry limit and the rest of the options.
If you don’t want GSA to ask you when solves aren’t successful, untick the box that says to ask the user if everything else fails.
GSA Search Engine Ranker will automatically ping all the backlinks it makes but you can integrate them into the supported indexing services if you want.
Although some people like using the indexer services, I don’t believe they’re really all that necessary. Instead you can build more links to them with GSA SER but if you’ve got them and want to use them, then feel free to integrate them.
Another option is the filter which allows you to skip submissions if the URL if appearing in your blacklist. You can leave all these at defaults.
Advanced – Site Lists
Sites lists allow you to keep a log of different types of links GSA Search Engine Ranker discovers and submits to.
You can then reuse these lists in other projects to speed up the overall submission process.
There are 4 types of site lists-
Identified sites to post to
Sites that have been successfully posted to
Successfully submitted and verified links
I recommend keeping a record of successful and verified submissions so you can use them later on in future projects.
One of the options for a new project is to import target URLS and you can do that from a previous site list.
After a few months of using GSA Search Engine Ranker, you’ll end up having a huge site list of verified and successful links that you can save and import quickly in various projects. So tick verified and successful to save these two lists.
Starting Your Project
When you’re done setting everything up and all the options are how you want them, click Start to get your project going.
As soon as you do that, GSA Search Engine Ranker will start going out and finding targets and submitting and verifying links.
During the process, you might get pop ups from GSA that needs you to answer random questions. To prevent these pop ups which can get annoying, hit Stop and double click the project.
Select Options tab and you’ll see a line that says if a form can’t be filled to Ask User or Choose Random. To stop pop ups, change it to Random.
You’ll have to change this for every project so remember to do that before you start a new one!
So that is an overview of the GSA interface and the specific features and options it has.
Sample GSA Search Engine Ranker Project – Quick Tour
I’m going to show you around a sample project quickly so you get an idea of how everything fits together.
Then we are going to create a project together 🙂
The left side column is a list of links to where you want to submit to such as:
Compared to SENuke XCR, this list may not look like a lot. Even when you click on the plus, you’ll see all the options underneath but it still doesn’t look like there’s many places GSA Search Engine Ranker posts to.
This is because all of these are platforms used by thousands of different sites. WordPress for example is a widely used platform so if you choose WordPress article, GSA Search Engine Ranker will post to all sites using that platform which is in thousands.
Don’t be fooled by your first impression, there’s endless supplies of sites to post to behind the scenes!
In the main window you have to input all the data for your campaign. The options panel gives you great control over how links are built which has gotten a lot better in recent times.
So now you know what you are looking for let me take you through creating your first project.
Creating Your First Project
To start a new project, click New and a new project will pop up. First you have to choose which link types to use which will depend on the type of campaign your running.
A good rule to stand by is that if you’re making your money site central to your link building structure, you have to use high quality contextual links which are links surrounded by relevant content.
We can tick some of these options here such as Article, Wikis, Web 2.0’s, and Social networks. I’m going to leave it fairly simple for this example.
After you’ve selected your link types, you can start on the rest of the settings.
Fill in anchor text
You can enter multiple URLs which GSA Search Engine Ranker will just rotate through at random and make variations of capital and lower case letters.
For keywords, there is the option to collect more from target sites and to use those collected words to find new target sites.
The anchor text should be based on your main keywords and must be in spintax format.
Your keywords (used to find sites to submit links to) can be the same as your anchor text if you want, just tick the box that says use keywords as anchor text.
Create A Natural Looking Link Profile
Now the next few options are important for building a natural looking profile in GSA Search Engine Ranker so you reduce the risk of being penalized by Google Penguin.
Please see the main tutorial video if you get confused here.
Partial match: A partial match is one that includes the main keyword with something else. I really recommend keeping a list of partial anchor text.
Anchor text variation: varies the uppercase and lowercase letters of anchor text
Combined, these settings will help you build a very natural looking profile.
Even More GSA SER Options!
Don’t think we’re done yet! Under the options tab, we have even more stuff to fill out.
The options you have are:
Choose to pause your project after a certain amount of submissions or verified links a day
Leave the verified link options at default and tick the box to send verified link to indexer services.
Do not tick the box to use character spinning!
Choose to randomly have spelling mistakes or typos
To avoid pop ups like before, remember we have to select the box to randomly choose a selection. Have all services fill captchas if you set up captcha solving services.
To use tags, you have a choice between keywords or anchor text.
To tell GSA Search Engine Ranker how to get target URLs, you’ll need to tell it where to look.
First, pick the search engines. Right click to search by country which I usually do and this will depend on your target audience and language so I’m going to pick UK and United states.
I also like to use keywords to find target sites. Even though it comes back with less, the results are usually more accurate and relevant which is what you want when building links.
Quality over quantity!
Tick the box to use URLs from your global sites list if you have one and you can also choose to analyze and post to competitor’s backlinks.
This option will try to replicate the backlinks for sites that rank for your target keywords. It’s not perfect but you are able to get some substantial value from it.
It doesn’t differentiate between good links and spam links so the risk is if the link profile is pretty spammy, then GSA SER will try to grab those links for your own as well.
GSA Search Engine Ranker allows lets you set up a posting schedule so you don’t get banned if you’re building multiple links from the same site. Try to space it out so your links don’t get deleted or anything like that.
I don’t normally use it but it can be handy.
Under the Filter URLs tab, it’s important to set these options up.
Skip sites with more than X amount of outgoing links on one page. Normally, sites have about 125 links so you can safely increase this to 100
Skip sites with a PR of X
Types of backlinks to create
Skip sites that have bad words, from different countries or languages and the following words in the URL or domain
Consider creating multiple projects to get a variation of PRs to look more natural. Try to skip sites with a PR less than 0 and unknown PR.
There’s three types of email addresses that we can use.
Web mail based
Disposable sites are widely available but many sites will block those so you’ll end up with a high failure rate.
Webmail based emails don’t fail as much but there are still some sites out there that block web mail based accounts.
Self hosted email is something like email@example.com but using a gmail or hotmail account will be fine for most. You can take the time to make your own or buy a bunch on Fiverr.
Enter your email of choice and at the bottom are several more options to choose from. I want to wait fifteen minutes between two different log ins but the rest is left at default.
Make sure you test this!
If anything doesn’t work here, your campaign is in danger of failing as it’s running.
Now let’s choose some articles to add but make sure you spend time creating quality content to use in your link building.
If you don’t know how, I suggest you check out my advanced spinning tutorial with The Best Spinner because you need have to have some high quality hand spun content.
If you already have articles ready, just click Add and paste your content directly into there with a title. It’ll grab the first paragraph automatically to use as the summary.
Once that’s ready, you can preview it, complete with links and all.
Repeat the same steps to add a second article. Easy as that!
On the bottom are some more options for editing your articles in terms of links and such.
You can either insert a link with a sentence at the bottom, a sentence in the article, or No link.
To be honest, these options don’t give you as much control since the link seems randomly placed. To make it look more natural, directly add your links when you are spinning the article with The Best Spinner.
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What is GSA Search Engine Ranker?
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