Case Study: How to Rank EMD in Just a Few Days

Hi, I know that a lot of people said that EMD (Exact Match Domain) sites are dead, especially since the latest google EMD update where many EMDs got slapped really hard. This is not true at all, I want to share you a Case Study that my team have done. This one is for a 4,400 Exact Match keyword where we were able to rank in just a few days.

Here’s the FULL Details:

– Site URL:
– Keyword: car brand logos (4,400 Exact Search)
– CPC: $4.87 (pretty good for Adsense)

Ranking Chart: (from nowhere to #6 in just a few days)

Car Brand Logos Chart

This site goes from nowhere to rank #6 in google in just a few days after being created. The domain was registered at 19-feb-2013 and we need a couple of days to finish building the site, adding some contents, on page SEO, etc.

We started doing link building on this site at 25 Feb. In the chart above, the first page ranking was first seen at 27 Feb, so pretty much in just 2 days after link building, this site goes from nowhere (N/A) to rank #6 in google. Pretty cool I must say.

Now the question is, How Can I Do That?

There are 3 Important Factors to get super fast ranking in google: Niche Research, On Page SEO and Link Building.

1. Niche Research

This it probably the most important factor out of all these three. You are pretty much guaranteed a first page google rankings with a good niche research. You want to make sure that your competitor in the top 5 in google have an average PR of 3 (or less) and have an average backlinks of 300 or less (you can check this using or Majestic SEO)

We are currently using Keyword Canine to pull these kind of “easy to rank” keywords automatically, this tool can save you HUGE amounts of time. So I really recommend using this rather than doing research manually.

2. On Page SEO

Credits goes to my friends Alex Cass and Becker from Source Wave. Here’s the recap from that video:

– Use H1 tags in your content
– Use image with alt text = your keyword
– Make sure the image name is your-keyword.jpg
– Make sure to include your keyword in the Meta Description

That’s it! It’s pretty simple to do and will give you great results!

3. Link Building

Now, I’m pretty sure a lot of you have heard about our flagship link building service called SEO Maximus. We are using it by alternating Thunder A and Volcano B campaign daily, just like the screenshot below.


I know some of you didn’t want to use service and want to do link building on your own, so here’s how to do it manually:

– Build 5 backlinsk from Web 2.0 Properties daily
– Build 10 backlinks from Wiki sites every 2 days
– Build 5 backlinks from EDU blogs every 2 days
– Build 5 backlinks from Web 2.0 Profile every 2 days
– Build 5 blog network backlinks every 2 days

The most important point in here is Daily Drip Feed and use a lot of platforms to build your links so that it will look natural in google eyes. Feel free to use more link building platforms, just make sure to not build too many links daily for a new sites like this, 10 to 20 backlinks daily is usually good enough.

You can use these tools to build these kind of links easily:

Rank Builder or SE Nuke X
Wiki Bomber
– And some EDU backlinks packet from warrior forum’s WSO section

Anchor Text Diversity

This is very important to avoid Google Penguin update! We follow this formula to create our anchor text:

– main keyword (20%)
– related keyword (40%)
– plain URL (20%)
– generic anchors (20%)

Anchor text used for this site (in spintax version):

{car brand logos|car brand logos|car brand logos|car brand logos|car brand logos|car brand logos|car brand logos|car brand logos|car brand logos|car brand logos|car brand logos|car brand logos|A Brand Car Logos|Car Logos|Brand Car|Car Brand Logos|Car Brand Logo|car brands logos|all car brand logos|car brands logos and names|luxury car brands logos|auto brand logos|foreign car brand logos|cars brand logo|auto logos list|car makers logos|car brands logo list|Logos|sport car brands|logo for car brands|famous car logos list|auto manufacturers|Car makers|famous logos list|car logo companies|||||||||||||site link|important link|useful link|blog link|my link|check that|check here|check my site|click here|read more|visit us|learn more|website|go here|this site}

Traffic Stats!!!

Here’s the latest traffic stats for this site:


Traffic is increasing daily as we get better rankings on our main keywords and some long tails. Now we average about 170+ visitors per day to this site. Pretty good for 2 weeks of work.

Current Rankings and Some Long Tail Keywords


As of March 14th, currently it is being ranked #2 in google for it’s main keyword “car brand logos”. And we also have some of the long tails already ranked in the first page of google, so it’s pretty good so far :)


Daily Drip Feed link building works, EMD still works and thin content sites still works well in google. That’s it for today, we will reveal more Case Studies in the future as we aim to release at least one full Case Studies like this every 2 weeks. If you have any questions, feel free to use the comment box below and I’ll do my best to answer.


Maulana T

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46 Responses to Case Study: How to Rank EMD in Just a Few Days

  1. jack March 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    quite cool ideal, just want to know if i can get same result using it in sub domin eg kw

    • Maulana T March 15, 2013 at 7:21 am #

      It will work too as long as your site’s authority is good, but I find much faster result by using EMD.

  2. make money online March 14, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    This is very interesting.
    i really don’t understand how
    to use all the tools you have
    listed above but im sure they
    are very important because
    i have heard other marketers
    speak about them before.
    I wanted to know whats the
    best low budget route for
    a person just starting out
    that can not afford most of the tools??

  3. Daniel March 14, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    Nice post Maulana. I really like the idea of recurring case studies. If you can come up with solid battle plans and case studies you won a new subscriber today.

    Would be awesome if you could explain within the case studies how we could build the links in that manner with a tool like SENuke for example.

    I mean I now what you want me to do but I don’t know how I could do that with SENuke for example.

    But other then that – keep these case studies coming.

  4. Zane March 14, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    nice artcile however i have a question is the domain extension does matter here? say what if we use .info or .me can we get same result ?
    and what about social signal i see your site has no social signal from facebook or google plus twitter etc!!!

    • Maulana T March 15, 2013 at 7:24 am #

      .info will work as well as .org .com and .net. I’m not sure about .me as I’ve never used it before.

      Yup, social signals is not really needed to rank first page in google :p

  5. Mark McKnight March 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    Have you made any money in Adsense for it yet?

  6. Ivan March 14, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    Did you use Sape links for that ?

    • Maulana T March 15, 2013 at 7:26 am #

      Not yet, we will reveal SAPE case studies too in the near future for a competitive keyword.

  7. Hakim March 14, 2013 at 9:35 pm #


    Now, it is #1 on Google !

    • Maulana T March 15, 2013 at 7:29 am #

      Awesome :D

  8. Len March 14, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    All seems good, except all those tools you recommend are very expensive. It’s ok if you’ve got lots of money to spend.

  9. brian h March 14, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

    in your on-site seo points, you omitted having the keyword in the title Tags.
    is that just because it’s obvious?

    also, is it true that tools like only see a fraction of a given site’s backlinks?

  10. Noor H March 15, 2013 at 1:41 am #

    everything seems to be easy with you guys [Maulana or Alex Becker etc] but wonder why it is not that easy to me :) I did what you guys did too but the result is not the same. Same recipes but different chef could result to a totally different taste!! I am following you guys..really close now :) thanks for the info..

    • Maulana T March 28, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

      You’re welcome :)

  11. Isaiah March 15, 2013 at 2:29 am #

    Nice little case study you made, Maulana :)

  12. rico March 15, 2013 at 2:38 am #

    great case study..i guess the key here is to first carefully research your niche and then diversify your anchor text, backlinks etc and make them look natural as possible within your seo strategy.

  13. Matthew Anton March 15, 2013 at 3:52 am #

    Awesome job Maulana. One of the better case studies I’ve read in awhile. Thank you for being open and not hiding the website, keyword or methods used. Look forward to more quality tests and reviews. Funny thing is I was googling randomly tonight for car logos on a steering wheel; I was destined to read this :)

    • Maulana T March 28, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

      You’re welcome man :)
      More case studies coming soon.

  14. KELLY CAMERON March 15, 2013 at 5:19 am #

    tight i am building a emd right now so i was sweet to read your articule as im making the site your words gave me a little push a silent force telling me to forge onthrough the darkness of google panda.

  15. Car Brands March 15, 2013 at 8:07 am #

    WOW. This is really great to watch ranked quick with SEOM. How can get it for my 100 website ranked. I am very hurry to use that software and process. can you help me. thanks

  16. single cup coffeemakers March 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    Thank you for sharing your case study and the actual website with us. I will use your seo maximus service on my own site. I noticed that you do not have any affiliate links on your website. Do you think that you will hold your rankings if you put some amazon affiliate links on your site?

    • Maulana T March 16, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

      Yes, no problem with affiliate links as long as you cloak it properly.

  17. Jack McKor March 15, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    Nice case study man,

    Quick question –

    In your link building campaign, are you also linking to inner pages?
    Or just the home page?

    • Maulana T March 16, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

      For this Case Study, all links goes to the homepage :)

  18. Steve March 15, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    Great Post Maulana. If your EMD isn’t available could you put something on the end of your domain and still get results. I heard that Google doesn’t register things after but does before. I’ll explain myself better. If say I had www. would that be better than ???

  19. Manassas Tree Service March 15, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

    Great case study. I will be following your post updates over the next few weeks to learn even more. I’m hoping to apply some of these techniques to my own site. Thanks.

  20. febri March 15, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

    is it work in all language include “bahasa indonesia”

  21. paul March 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    Interesting case study but it is a shame that a keyword with very little monetization potential has been used. Most of us know how to rank uncompetitive keywords, the secret that most people want to know is how to rank the lower competition keywords with monetization potential.

    Having said that I have used SEO Maximus to rank 4 separate local search keyword sites, all of them are ranking between 11 and 24 in Google currently.

    • Maulana T March 28, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

      Yeah man, we’ll show some more interesting case studies very soon :)
      Thanks for using SEO Maximus!

  22. scary maze March 16, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    dear maulana you have shared very very umportent information for us and this will help us huge to rank our sites. I agree with your info. Great work.

  23. Justo March 17, 2013 at 3:36 am #

    Very interesting article! I like the idea that you will continue to publish articles that help. I would like more orientation on point #2 On Page Seo Info and how to improve it without spending a dime manually and #3 Link Building giving us references on how to drip feed on backlinks and also how to find links for free. There are too many companies offering link building out of our budget range in this tough economy. I’m willing to put in the manual effort to do it. Finally, any traffic material you can scrap up to point to our websites that are out there and can be done manually and free would be appreciated. Unfortunately, this is another area companies make big money when we small business owners don’t have the budget to pay them. Thanks!

    Prof. Sanchez Holistic Healing

    • Maulana T March 28, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

      More details about On Page SEO and link building will be coming in our future case studies. Stay tuned!

  24. Hakim March 17, 2013 at 6:03 am #

    Hi Maulana,

    “some EDU backlinks packet from warrior forum’s WSO section”
    Can you provide/recommend a link for this service.


    • Maulana T March 17, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

      Hi, you can try search for “EDU Rank Surge”

  25. obynet March 17, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

    Thanks. Mulana,
    this is very valuable case study
    Waiting for next update

  26. Dave Simpson March 18, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    Nice write up Maulana, good to see you dispel a myth about EMD’s. Looking at SEO Maximus now and it seems good

  27. max March 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    can you please do a case study on a older EMD that was affected by panda; penguin; and EMD and give advice on how your service overcame the penalty? I currently use seomaximus, but am not getting the results i expected on my EMD domains that are very old… is there someone in SEOMaximus that can help me with this?

    • Maulana T March 20, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

      Hi Max, to be honest. I’ve never tried to recover my sites that are getting google penalties. I always start over by building a new site from scratch. It will save you a lot of time because with this new site, you will get a much faster ranking than trying to recover your old site from penalties.

  28. Russell June 15, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    Hey Maulana!

    I just jumped on the SEO Maximus and it looks good…easy to use. I’m anxious to see how well these backlink tiers perform. Am I able to adjust the amount of incoming links on a daily basis?


    • Maulana T June 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

      Nope, but you can change your campaign types daily or alternate these to suit your backlinking plan :)

  29. João June 19, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    Hi Maulana.

    I have one question.

    In step #1 – Niche Research when you say that the competitor in the top 5 in google need to have an average backlinks of 300 or less, are you refering to backlinks who have as anchor text the targeted keyword or all the backlinks?


    • Maulana T June 20, 2013 at 8:54 am #

      All the backlinks :)

  30. Scott March 7, 2015 at 6:12 pm #

    Maulana T. no longer exists in search for that keyword. Thoughts?

    • Maulana T March 7, 2015 at 9:40 pm #

      Hi, that site is no longer active since a long time ago.


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