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Question - Why do SEOs need "Indexer Tools"? Software that indexes pages their pages in Google (example - GSA link indexer, Speed Links, Backlink Indexer, etc)
I think that's usually for spam, web 2.0's, and low grade PBNs, old posts on old sites with "niche edits," tier 2 and tier 3 links, etc. There's two reasons: 1) Get crap that would never get crawled indexed or re-indexed with the update, 2) Link sellers trying to get their clients results ASAP for good reviews and less complaints.

Most respectable stuff is going to get crawled by Google soon enough without extra prodding, especially if you've set up sitemaps in Search Console, your CMS is using ping services, etc.
 

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@Olov does screamfrog do this?
Not from what I could find. A few days ago I was searching for that function for an hour with no success. With Link-assistant I found it after a minute.
Just saw this. Yes, Screaming Frog can do this. Not sure if it's in the free version though. After you've run the url, go to Visualizations (in the menu bar) then choose one of the "Forced-Directed" diagram options.
 

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So, i've made $11k revenue from the site I discussed in my lab study (business #2):
https://www.buildersociety.com/threads/changed-strategy-team-work-time.4130/

howver, it's only about 4 months old. I KNOW there's a ton of potential but i want to sell to build my 'nest egg' and focus on another project I have brewing..... I always sell projects early if they aren't of ultimate interest to me.

I believe sometimes it's better to sell while the trend is swinging upward... when you dont have a ton of money to sit on yourself ($100k or less).. and in this case, i could knock out a major expense, have money left over, and focus on the new project.

Plus I have just been freshly acquired by 'DFY links' for my SEO company which gives me a new revenue stream as well

So I was wondering,

With $11k revenue but only in 4 months.. Would it be hard to get ~$48k in a sale? 5x the revenue?

The profits are probabl around $7k-$8k .. so it would be more like 7x(or less) x the profit.
 
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Going to start doing some email outreach (around 120 emails a day outbound), personalized with details from a spreadsheet.

  1. Originally, I was going to automate these to go out directly from my gmail account using a tool I have. I want these to look like normal sends and not a mass email. I may look at scaling this out more eventually, so considering doing it right in a way that could actually scale to thousands per day. If I were to do thousands a day, what would be the proper set up? How much would I be looking to spend?
  2. If I do end up using a gmail, I know fresh accounts get blocked pretty fast. Where I can I buy properly warmed up/aged gmail accounts? Or is there a process to adequately warm up gmails to send hundreds a day without getting the account suspended
 

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With $11k revenue but only in 4 months.. Would it be hard to get ~$48k in a sale? 5x the revenue?
Sounds reasonable but the problem is that you haven't proven stability, but there's nearly always a buyer that won't care, especially since you're asking for a lower than usual price. $11k divided by 4 months is $2,750 a month. You can tend to fetch anywhere from 20x - 36x the monthly revenue. You're asking for 17.5x, which might make up for the lack of history for eager buyers.
 

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Sounds reasonable but the problem is that you haven't proven stability, but there's nearly always a buyer that won't care, especially since you're asking for a lower than usual price. $11k divided by 4 months is $2,750 a month. You can tend to fetch anywhere from 20x - 36x the monthly revenue. You're asking for 17.5x, which might make up for the lack of history for eager buyers.
Usually people want 1 year history right?

Where do you think I could land a sale?
 
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  1. Originally, I was going to automate these to go out directly from my gmail account using a tool I have. I want these to look like normal sends and not a mass email. I may look at scaling this out more eventually, so considering doing it right in a way that could actually scale to thousands per day. If I were to do thousands a day, what would be the proper set up? How much would I be looking to spend?
You will not be able to send thousands per day ever with Gmail. You would need a proper ESP like mailchimp or something like that. But before you use an ESP like mailchimp you need to make sure your list is clean & won't mark you as SPAM. Also, setting up with an ESP you have to worry about burning out your domain & so you would need to cycle through domains. Why? The more people who click SPAM damages your sender reputation & eventually all of them go to spam or immediately bounce. Mailchimp & most other ESPs will then ban you for having a high bounce rate / low sender rep. The same burnout will apply to generic gmails, but gmail will never get up to thousands per day.

If I do end up using a gmail, I know fresh accounts get blocked pretty fast. Where I can I buy properly warmed up/aged gmail accounts? Or is there a process to adequately warm up gmails to send hundreds a day without getting the account suspended
Time is the main warm up factor. You will eventually get banned, so you need to have the mindset of churn & burn. Meaning you would need multiple gmail accounts & only send little per gmail.

Ultimately gmail would be bad for scale, so you could use gmail to clean the list & then move to an ESP. But your list needs to be pretty clean before you import them into an ESP.
 
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You will not be able to send thousands per day ever with Gmail. You would need a proper ESP like mailchimp or something like that. But before you use an ESP like mailchimp you need to make sure your list is clean & won't mark you as SPAM. Also, setting up with an ESP you have to worry about burning out your domain & so you would need to cycle through domains. Why? The more people who click SPAM damages your sender reputation & eventually all of them go to spam or immediately bounce. Mailchimp & most other ESPs will then ban you for having a high bounce rate / low sender rep. The same burnout will apply to generic gmails, but gmail will never get up to thousands per day.



Time is the main warm up factor. You will eventually get banned, so you need to have the mindset of churn & burn. Meaning you would need multiple gmail accounts & only send little per gmail.

Ultimately gmail would be bad for scale, so you could use gmail to clean the list & then move to an ESP. But your list needs to be pretty clean before you import them into an ESP.
this is great thanks!! if I were to buy a domain to put on an ESP, would I need to warm up the email/domain at all before sending?

I should have a fairly low bounce rate as I've tested this in the past at 50 a day with a old gmail I had and it worked fine and still works fine. The gmail is useful to me though so I don't want to burn it up. Would also consider getting like 10 gmails sending 100 a day, hosted on a bunch of proxies
 
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this is great thanks!! if I were to buy a domain to put on an ESP, would I need to warm up the email/domain at all before sending?
Yes & no. Say you have 10k on your list.
1) Make this list crystal clean as far as bounce rates & spam reports. Use something else for this. Then, take the clean list and import say 5k into MailChimp (they have excellent deliverability). It can be a fresh domain.
2) Then, you would add 500 - 1k (randomize this number to look natural) every week. If they ever ask (because bounces get high or spam complaints get high), you just say I'm bringing an old list in from Wix, Godaddy (this way you sound like a newbie) & you're just importing them weekly.
3) Blast away.
4) Try someone else besides Mailchimp (constant contact first) just incase, so that you can use them & if they ban you then you'll learn.

I should have a fairly low bounce rate as I've tested this in the past at 50 a day with a old gmail I had and it worked fine and still works fine. The gmail is useful to me though so I don't want to burn it up. Would also consider getting like 10 gmails sending 100 a day, hosted on a bunch of proxies
Yes, use gmail for your High quality list. They have very high deliverability as well. However, I would only use crystal clean lists with a gmail that I care about. Otherwise, find someone to buy gmails off of & wait at least 30 - 60 days, then start with 10 per day & ramp it up from there.
 
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Does anyone have a great example of a large blog (100,000 sessions a day type of site) that has their schema set up perfectly?

I am specifically thinking about the home page.

Individual posts should be simple, but I don't know what schema should be used on the home page. I'm thinking Organization schema makes sense, but don't know if I should also be including BlogPosting (https://schema.org/BlogPosting) as well, as the home page shows snippets of about 10 latest posts.

If someone has a guide, great.. but if not an example will be really helpful.
 
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Does anyone have a great example of a large blog (100,000 sessions a day type of site) that has their schema set up perfectly?
Perfectly, is subjective. I'd say you want to focus more on what info you want to include.

If someone has a guide, great.. but if not an example will be really helpful.
Let's take is straight from the horses mouth: https://developers.google.com/search/docs/data-types/article

On the left this gives you the ones that Google includes in their guide. So, just put as many of those as applicable on each page.

Be sure to use JSON-LD, but if you're in a pinch use Microdata.

Then, use their validator to make sure that you have no errors, no warnings: https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool
 
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Hi Guy's,I don't know if this is the place to post this,anyway, while searching for a term backpack, there's a site that is ranking first,and its robot.txt is blocked, any seo's what's your take?