Have you been wondering if Jonathan Leger’s 3 Way Link Building system is actually worth the investment?
I have to admit that when I first heard about this system I was extremely skeptical. I was visiting one of my favorite Internet Marketing forums when I heard someone touting it as the greatest thing since sliced bread.
They said that it was “the real deal.” Also, they posted that, “in just 3 weeks I hit #1 on Google for my main keyword.”
Unconvinced – here’s what I said in regard to this 3 way linking “scheme.”
“Have you tested three way links versus regular reciprocal links?
Google can easily detect 3 way link networks, and treats them the same as reciprocal links. I'm not saying that there's not any benefit to using them, obviously they're working for you, just keep in mind that by using a 3 way exchange, you're not doing something Google hasn't already thought of.”
After a few exchanges back and forth I decided to give it a try. I’m a pragmatic guy. I care about results, not theory, so I thought I’d give it a try on a few sites I didn’t care all that much about.
I was a little concerned that this would be like other massive link exchanges where it’d work great for Yahoo and MSN, but that it would result in my site getting penalized in Google.
The system allows you to put up to 50 domains in their network for your monthly fee. I only added 3 websites. I then promptly forgot about it and went on my life.
Less than a month later, the traffic to one of the sites I had added had tripled!
Still, unconvinced I wasn’t ready to endorse the product. After all, that site was in position to see a massive traffic increase any day in the first place.
So I continued to ignore 3waylinks.net.
Before I continue with my story, I need to explain the keyword selection process so you understand why I was starting to get excited. When you use 3waylinks.net, you get to choose three keywords that will be used for the anchor text pointing to your site. The primary keyword you select will be used 60% of the time, the secondary keyword will be used 30% of the time, and the tertiary keyword will be used 10% of the time.
Okay, back to the story…
Then about 2 ½ months later I was looking at the traffic stats for the second site I had added to the network. It was a network marketing related website, and I had been targeting the term “mlm training” with my main keyword. I noticed that my traffic had jumped significantly for that term; however, it wasn’t the main way people were finding my website.
No, the top traffic generating keyword to my website was the term “network marketing.” This website wasn’t optimized for the term in any way, shape, or form. I had deemed that word too difficult to get top ten rankings for. However, I had used the keyword “network marketing” as my secondary keyword in the 3waylinks.net system. When I investigated where the traffic was coming from, it was all from Google. I had reached the top 30 of Google for the term “network marketing” without even trying.
A couple months later I broke into the top 10 of Google for the term mlm training, and that term then became my top traffic keyword. The site also achieved top 2 rankings in both Yahoo and MSN for “mlm training”.
At this point I checked out how the third site I had entered into the system. And you can probably guess what I’m going to say – yep – top ten rankings in Google for that site as well.
During this test I hadn’t been doing any other link building to these sites since I wanted to know if 3 Way Links was actually making the difference.
I am comfortable saying that, yes, 3 Way Links works, and it works extremely well. I am extremely comfortable recommending this to my loyal readers as a system that will help you get top ten rankings not just in Yahoo and MSN (as I originally suspected) but in Google as well.
And trust me, a top ten Google ranking is worth a heck of a lot more than a top ten in Yahoo or MSN because it drives so much more traffic to your website.
Now before you got off joining and expecting massive amounts of traffic, there are a few things you should know:
1) This is still a link exchange. Yes, it works substantially better than regular reciprocal link exchanges but at the end of the day, it’s still a link exchange system. However, Google is no longer as strongly against reciprocal link exchanges. According to their own Webmaster guidelines they now state you shouldn’t have “excessive reciprocal links.” What constitutes excessive is not known, but the 250 links that 3 Way Links builds to your site would seem to be under their limit.
2) You still need other links. You shouldn’t use 3 Way Links as the only links to your website. I think it’s dangerous to rely on just one link building method for your search engine rankings. Currently, you can rank well by just using this system, but if you use it in conjunction with other systems, you’ll see even better results.
3) Not useful for increasing Pagerank. If you’re obsessed with Pagerank then don’t bother with this system. I haven’t seen my Pagerank increase on any site by using this system. What I have seen is a dramatic increase in my search engine rankings and the traffic to my website. Google has made Pagerank a fairly irrelevant statistic over the past year so don’t get too hung up on it.
4) Some knowledge of how to build a website required. If you have absolutely no idea how to build a web page, then using this system is going to be difficult for you. There are some tutorials available for you, and a forum, but if you’re not comfortable with html then be prepared for a bit of a learning curve. You’ll need create a new web page for your site and paste in some php code to make this system work. If you can’t do that, you’ll need to hire someone to do that for you.
5) Selecting keywords. There’s a trick to making this system work that really isn’t covered by tutorials on the website. Your websites will appear in a 6-3-1 ratio. That means for every 10 links that are built to your website, 6 will include your primary keyword, 3 will include your secondary keyword, and 1 will include your tertiary keyword. To maximize the effectiveness of this system, your secondary keyword should be related to your website’s content, but it shouldn’t include any of the anchor text of your primary keyword. For example, 1-mlm training, 2-network marketing, 3-multi level marketing tips would be a good use of keywords. However, 1-mlm, 2-mlm training, 3-mlm help would be unwise since all of your keywords include the anchor text “mlm.” That looks highly unnatural to the search engines and it’s unlikely that you’ll rank as well if you do that.
So that’s my review. If you’re looking to get more traffic to your website, then I am willing to say that this is one of the easiest ways I’ve found to do it, and I fully recommend 3WayLinks.net to you.