In the realm of Internet & Affiliate Marketing, John Reese with his $1,000,000 Day certainly got his name in the history books, and many others have emulated his achievement.
You can start multiplying the number, or adding zeros, but that is rarely as impressive.
The One Million Link Day
One million links from separate legitimate domains owned by different people
A pretty awe inspiring concept
With the right planning and concept, I do think 10,000 is easily possible within one day, 100,000 would take extreme planning.
These things are hard to quantify from external sources. Yahoo reports almost all links, including those with nofollow, and multiple links per domain.
Google provides only a small sample.
As an example Yahoo currently shows 299,000 links to Pownce.com and Google only 1390 (note those numbers also include internal links)
Such reported links listings frequently list multiple items from the same domains
Ultimately the only way to prove that many links would be to monitor traffic and compile a unique reference internally, that could be verified by external sources.
Some Interesting Thoughts
- How many pages could be indexed in one day, or one week with that many incoming links? (assume plenty of deep linking)
- Would you need to maintain momentum and how quickly would any rankings potentially dissipate?
- With that many links and corresponding traffic, would a site even need to worry about search rankings?
- Hmm nofollow? The links are about as editorial as Matt Cutts linking to Google, or Robert Scoble linking to Podtech (or Microsoft in the past)
- Would you warn Google about it before hand? I suppose a bit like an advanced earthquake warning
Still Fishing For Candidates?
I have been fishing for a while now, and have certainly had a few bites. I might have “struck” too early on a few, or for commercial reasons there have been some incompatibilities for early involvement, lets call those fish of a more predatory nature, who will respond better to live bait.
I have passed on a large number of commercial opportunities over the last few months.
I am breaking a number of golden rules, such as K.I.S.S and “Don’t Run Before You Can Walk”, but ultimately I am determined to be a catalyst or driving force in what Guy Kawasaki would describe as a jump to the next curve in both SEO and Affiliate Marketing.
Hopefully soon I will have the right CTO.
What Are Other People Up To?
I am glad I am doing something totally different to Brian, I wouldn’t want to be a competitor.
I am not sure what Andy is up to, but whoever his friend is should really do those stats live using an API.
Greywolf has some good commentary on one of Rand’s videos on Wikipedia – yes Wikipedia could rank first for every top keyword, but recent studies show they already rank in the top3 for over 40%.
In fact you could do the opposite. As an example say you were having trouble ranking against one page on Wikipedia. Why not add links to the Wikipedia pages that point to it, thus diluting the link equity that the page you want to rank against receives. You have to ensure that the links are internal so they carry some weight, and that they are relevant.
Even on a self-serving post you should always try to link out a little.