Finding Expired Web 2.0 Properties Basic Idea: Web 2.0 properties like Tumblr and Weebly have the potential to be extremely powerful. Through Franklin's blog you know about his tumblr method entitled, Login To See Link. Through Franklin's girlfriend's sales thread on source market we can see some pretty powerful results. Best of all the amount of links you can scrape is virtually limitless. My personal Tumblr network features 500+ blogs. TL;DR? What You Will Need: Login To See Link/Login To See Link - I prefer Scrapebox for the tools (image scraper, alive checker) Proxies - Preferrably Dedicated or Semi-dedicated. SB server proxies work fine. Login To See Link- Provided courtesy of Ron on the GSA forums is a keyword list of the top 100k most search keywords of 2013. This keyword list is just to get you started. As you progress I strongly suggest investing in a keyword list or scrape one on your own. Using keywords that people aren't scraping for means you have the potential to find strong links since others aren't searching for them. 1. Load-Up Scrapebox and You will want to do the following: So from the image: 1. Custom Harvester and "Site:tumblr.com" or "site:weebly.com" 2. Import keywords I provided. 3. Don't forget to import your proxies or use the server proxies. 2. Click Start Harvesting In scrapebox 2.0 you can select the engines you would like to Scrape. I scrape the following engines; Yahoo, Bing, Google, and Webcrawler. Once you have selected the engines you can click "Start." Scrapebox will start harvesting URLs. For this tutorial I did a quick scrape for 1 minute on Google. Ideally you will want to run the scrape till either your proxies die or until it finishes scraping. In the screenshot I am showing the urls Harvested as well as add-ons. 3. Select Add-ons Scrapebox comes loaded with tons of free useful add-ons. You can download them all but for this tutorial you will want to download the following: Scrapebox Alive Check Scrapebox Google Image Grabber The alive checker will check header tags and look for 404 codes. In our case we want them to have 404 not found because that means it is either banned or open for registration. Google image grabber is for posting on Tumblr. Since Tumblr is image based you won't need content, at all. All I do is use the image grabber stick my keyword in and download images from Google. I then queue them on the Tumblrs and drop a link, mixing anchor text. This is generally accepted on Tumblr and doesn't cause any red flags. 4. Trim to Root and Remove Duplicate URLs Before alive checking you are going to first trim to root. This removes any post urls and excess like: Login To See Link." Then you are going to remove duplicate URLs. 5. Alive Check First click "Load URLs" then "From Scrapebox Harvester" Then click "setup" and put in "404" This means when you are alive checking anything that says alive will have a 404 code. Anything that is dead is actually alive. 6. Export Alive to Harvester Click "Export" and then select "Save ALL Alive Records to Scrapebox Harvester" 7. Checking Domain Metrics Generally speaking I don't really like following trends in SEO. It tends to be what bites you in the ass. In this case though I sorta revert back to oldschool analysis. Since this method has the ability to generate thousands of tumblrs to register I will filter based on PR and I will only go after a PR of 2+. Once I have those filtered in Scrapebox I head over to the following URL: Login To See Link So analysis looks like this: PR Check on SB DA/PA Check on Trust Flow Checker TF/CF Check Backlinks Check The bulk DA/PA checker will show you the number of backlinks. Generally speaking if there are more backlinks there is more juice that will flow to your site. If you have tons of Tumblrs then set a basis for yourself. So don't regsiter anything below a PR 2. Anything below a Trust flow of 10. Same goes for DA and PA. Select "Check Pagerank" and then "URL Pagerank" Now, this was a mini scrape so there were only 19 that were either 404d or dead. There will be tons when you scrape longer. Check the URLs You can then stick those urls into the trust flow checker and register the ones you want. The process is pretty simple but very effective. You can diversify the platform by using different web 2.0s. For instance just because i have 500+ tumblr sites, it doesn't look natural to have an entire backlink profile made up of just those urls.