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How To Use Footprints To Find Backlinks And Traffic.

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Okenyon, Jan 21, 2013.

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    How to use Footprints to find Backlinks and Traffic.

    This guide will show you how you can find super relevant and targeted websites to create back links using things called footprints.

    Footprints

    Footprints are strings of text that we can use to find websites that are built on and using similar software. They are usually mandatory by the software providers and often found in the footer of the website. They normally state what software or company the site or product is built on.
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    How to search Footprints

    Footprints are easy to search when you know a list of which to use. You simple place them in between commas and enter them into search engines. For example this website is ran on vBulletin software and if you look in our footer you will see, "Powered by vBulletin". This is a great footprint to use as forum backlinks are held very high in the eyes on Google.

    If we simply search for

    "Powered by vBulletin"
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    we will get hundreds of pages of results from vBulletin powered forums.


    Although this is great we will want to target our keywords and niche.

    So what we can do is add the keyword just before the footprint. So say i wanted to find some Cost Per Action related sites i would use,

    Cost Per Action "Powered by vBulletin"
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    and what do you know, CPAFix shows up first.


    So as you can see we get pages on pages of results where we can build highly targeted backlinks and traffic.

    However vBulletin is only one of several well known footprints we can use.

    Footprints List

    "Powered by PunBB"
    "Powered By MyBB"
    "Powered by WowBB"
    "Powered by XMB"
    "Powered by FluxBB"
    "Powered by SMF"
    "Powered by Simple Machines"
    "Forum Software: Burning Board"
    "Forensoftware: Burning Board"
    "Powered by myUPB"
    "Powered by Quicksilver Forums"
    "Based on MercuryBoard"
    "2000 - 2001 Snitz Communications"
    "2000 Snitz Communications"
    "2001 Snitz Communications"
    "2002 Snitz Communications"
    "2005 Snitz Communications"
    "2006 Snitz Communications"
    "2011 Snitz Communications"
    "2012 Snitz Communications"
    "2001-2011 Web Wiz Ltd"
    "Running MegaBBS ASP Forum Software"
    "Powered By IP.Board"
    "Powered by Invision Power Board"
    "Powered by vBulletin"
    "Powered by phpBB"
    "Powered by IceBB"
    "Powered by bbPress"
    "Powered by E-Blah Forum Software"
    "Powered by FUDforum"
    "Powered by YAF"
    "Powered by Forum Software miniBB"
    "Powered by YaBB"
    "Powered By ExpressionEngine"
    "Powered by IceBB"
    "Powered by SEO-Board"
    "Powered by UBB.threads"
    "Powered by UseBB Forum Software"
    "Powered by XennoBB "
    "Powered by JavaBB"
    "Powered by Viscacha"
    "mail address will not be published" 
    "Powered by WordPress"
    "Powered by Joomla!" 
    "Your email address will not be revealed on this site."
    "Powered By BlogEngine"
    "site:*.squarespace.com"
    "Built using the SharePoint"
    "Powered by Drupal"
    "Powered by Movable Type"
    "Powered by 4images" 
    "Powered by Geeklog"
    "Powered by Plogger"
    Code (markup):
     
    Okenyon, Jan 21, 2013 IP
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  2. PinoyEngine™

    PinoyEngine™ Well-Known Member

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    I read a post on Google Blog saying they are trying to add to their algorithm a way to eliminate links that are "spammed"-post on Forums.

    Yeah, Google knows Footprint Backlinking.

    So make sure your backlinks came from high quality content websites.
     
    PinoyEngine™, Jan 21, 2013 IP
  3. Okenyon

    Okenyon Banned

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    Yes as always - I would never spam. You need to add relevant, quality content.
     
    Okenyon, Jan 21, 2013 IP
  4. ninjamtlt1

    ninjamtlt1 Active Member

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    Very nice...heard of this method I need to try it out.
     
    ninjamtlt1, Jan 21, 2013 IP
  5. MarleneL.Haines

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    thanks for sharing
     
    MarleneL.Haines, Jan 22, 2013 IP
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    Very useful info, thanks for sharing these with us.
     
    promowebeveron, Jan 22, 2013 IP
  7. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    This is a good way to find .edu backlinks as well, if you believe those help you that is. ;)
     
    Brandon Sheley, Feb 5, 2013 IP