Don’t let the name fool you. This technique isn’t illegal or ethically dubious in any way (although there are more dubious variants of it). Parasite hosting gets its name from the fact that you are putting your content on to other people’s sites and using the authority (and PR) of their site to help you rank for the target keyphrase. The authority of the domain also lets you convert low quality backlinks into solid rankings without having to worry so much about getting dropped from the SERPS (although it still happens so don’t beat yourself up if/when you lose some of these rankings).
This is the absolute fastest way to get started driving traffic from SEO methods and seeing results in the form of dollars, whether it’s from affiliate sales, Adsense or any other way you wish to monetize that traffic.
So how does it work … Once you have done your keyword research (See the companion guide and software Keyword Flood) and determined the keyphrases that you want to rank for you need to produce some keyword targeted content. This is easy enough to do. Either write, or have written, a 500 word article on the topic that includes your keyphrase in the title and around five times in the content so Google knows what your article is about.
Then publish the article to one of the most popular article directories. EzineArticles is one of the best for getting rankings but they have stricter guidelines and take longer to publish content. GoArticles is more lenient and tends to publish faster so it’s probably the place to go. Web2.0 sites like Squidoo and Hubpages are also good for this but you’ll be using them for other purposes in Flood #2 so stick to high quality article directories for now.
For the lowest competition terms just publishing to a highly trusted site like this can be enough to get you in the top few pages of Google’s results. It’ll rarely put you on page one and pretty much never the number one spot. To get better spots in the rankings you’re going to need to build backlinks to your page. So let’s take a time out to look at what backlinks are and how to build them as quickly as possible. For anyone already publishing and ranking some material feel free to skim the next section and pick back up at the conclusion.