Buy Backlinks on Fiverr, Good or Bad?

Is Buying Backlinks on Fiverr Good or Bad?

If I buy backlinks on Fiverr, will it help? It would seem funny for a blog on a website that’s main purpose is to help rank your website with backlink SEO tactics to have this title, but it is a viable question. Many people are grasping for straws reading anything they can get their hands on from different SEO “guru’s”. The first thing I will tell you is to not believe everything you read on the internet. There is some great advice out there, but take it all with a grain of salt.  Even this blog, I am not Google, but I do believe I am one of the few who stay up to date with Google on a daily basis. I read what the “gurus” say, but if it doesn’t

I Met Him on the Internet

Many people are grasping for straws reading anything they can get their hands on from different SEO “guru’s”. The first thing I will tell you is to not believe everything you read on the internet. Pretty obvious, right? You would be surprised how many people I run into who read something and feel like they are now experts in this field. There is some great advice out there, but take it all with a grain of salt.  Even this blog, I am not Google, but I do believe I am one of the few who stay up to date with Google on a daily basis. I read what the “gurus” say, but if it doesn’t parallel with the information Google does put out, trash it!

Buy Backlinks or Backlink Blasts

With all that being said, let’s get to the point. Is Buying Backlink Blasts Good or Bad? I’m going to give you an irritating answer… yes and no. It completely depends on the source. Of course, the best way to achieve Domain Authority through the use of backlinks is to be an organic source from other High DA websites. The reality is that not many “everyday Joes” have that fortune. So what do you do? Many people look to fiverr. The problem with that is can you trust the person executing the”gig” to implement your backlink on the proper site?

I have written before on how important QUALITY backlinks are, and if you would like more information on what makes them QUALITY, read Why Buy Quality Backlinks?

Dun Dun Duuuun, Backlink Spam = Penalty 

I have heard horror stories of marketing managers buying backlink blasts. Expecting their site would be ranking on the first page of Google within two months. That’s what they had read. That’s what the Fiverr gig said… but instead, they were penalized by Google’s Penguin update, and now their website is ghosted! They dove into it, ran a link search and come to find out their very reputable business was backlinked to THOUSANDS of inappropriate websites. Inappropriate in more ways than one. Some of the backlinks were on websites that had nothing to do with their industry, and some of the websites were… let’s just say extremely inappropriate. This is a nightmare to clean up in more ways than one.

Do it the RIGHT WAY, and RANK YOUR SITE

I would recommend avoiding this tactic of buying backlink blasts and trusting a stranger to blast “quality” content on “quality” sites about your business because you really just don’t know where they are going to backlink you. Roll up your sleeves and backlink the right way.  That is what this website is all about. We accept quality press releases about businesses. Write an article about your business and submit it. We will publish it for you on this site with quality backlinks to your website. The cost is $49 per press release, or if you would like a steady stream of current content monthly, you can sign up for $39 per month and receive one press release every month, and a monthly newsletter of proven SEO to do’s for your business.

May the Force Be With You

In the end, the choice is yours but choose wisely because Google is ever tightening its belt on blackhat tactics, and spammy backlink blasts are one of the BIG NO NOs.

 

- Linsey Masters, Founder of Masters & Masters SEO 

What Form of Marketing Has Replaced Phone Book Advertising?

What Form of Marketing Has Replaced Phone Book Advertising?

Many business owners are having a difficult time with the huge change that has taken place in advertising. Just 5 years ago a phone book advertisement was a viable investment for a service-based business like an attorney.  In the past we would all wait for the phone books to be dropped off on our doors, then they would take their place on the counter. After a few months, the phone books would show their useful wear.  Then slowly, throughout the years they started looking less worn and less worn as more and more people used them less and less.

The Past

In the past we would all wait for phone books to be dropped off on our doors, then they would take their place on the counter. After a few months, the phone books would show their useful wear.  Then a change happened, slowly, throughout the years they started looking less worn and less worn as more and more people used them less and less.

Remember Ask Jeeves

What caused this change in phone book use? Two words, Search Engines. Remember Ask Jeeves, the computer butler who we used to ask questions? Then Yahoo became a major email player and right on the platform there was, and still is a search engine. However, now in 2017, namely, Google is king. Now, some would beg to differ which search engine is used more than others, but according to 2017 statistics from Search Engine Land, the statistics clearly show Google is the current powerhouse, with over 60% of all search queries.

Their stronghold has continued to gain strength year after year because of their mobile advancements in user experience. We have the maps helping us not only find what we are looking for, but then one click driving GPS directions, and a call feature all at the same place. On top of all that you can look to see what other people have experienced with the business, you are looking up.

The King

Google is a beautiful thing. They have figured out how to bring the old-fashioned phone book into the new era, and they aren’t stopping anytime soon. Google is the answer to what has replaced phone books, but what do we as business owners do with that information? Well, in a perfect world you would want your business to be at the top of search results, but how? The answer is SEO, but then the question becomes how does my businesses SEO beat my competition. That is a hard question.

The SEO Experts

Many companies out their claim to be SEO experts, but their results don’t speak for themselves. In our experience, very few companies provide the results they claim. We recommend a company called Masters & Masters. I have personally seen the first page results this company has provided time and time again.

SEO is just one form of new advertising. I would never recommend putting all your marketing in one basket, but if you are doing anything at all SEO needs to be at the top of your list. The reason? – your target client who is looking to spend money on your product or service is using a search engine to find you right now. Will they find you, or your competition?

Why Buy Quality Backlinks?

Why Buy Quality Backlinks?

 

Ranking Your Site was founded to help business owners have a vehicle in which to rank their websites.

If you have a website, you obviously have something to sell whether it be a product or a service. How are you helping drive traffic to your site?

Search Engine Optimization will flip the coin around and bring quality traffic to you, but how do you successfully optimize your website? You read the SEO expert’s blogs, you watch the videos, you look through social media, but it leaves your spinning. Keywords, Long Tail Keywords, SEO, Local SEO, Penguin, Panda, Google, On Site SEO, Off Site SEO, Directories, Forums, and it goes on and on. Really, the world of Google is enough to make any business owner, or Marketing Manager’s head explode.

Deliver Quality, Recieve Quality

There is a simple method, albeit, not an easy one. Deliver QUALITY, and RECIEVE QUALITY… let me explain.

Really, it is simple. Make sure your website is QUALITY. Make sure your CONTENT is QUALITY. Make sure your SOCIAL MEDIA is QUALITY. Then… make sure you have QUALITY BACKLINKS.

So what are QUALITY BACKLINKS?

A quality backlink is a link to your website from another “quality”  site. There is an EASY way to look and make sure that a website is a quality site. MOZ has a great tool to check domain authority. We use the MOZ plugin hourly.

 

Domain Authority, Step One

First, you need to make sure the domain authority is good. We recommend a domain authority of at least a 50 but the higher, the better.

Spam Score, Step Two

Secondly, you want to check the spam score, which is also a part of the MOZ plugin. Again, we have a recommendation, and that is a spam score of 3 or under. Of course the lower the spam score, the better.

Quality Reader Experience, Step Three

Then, you want to check to see if at least the section of the website that is backlinking to your website pertains to YOUR INDUSTRY. This is where so many different SEO Experts get it wrong. They will backlink to a site in which has nothing to do with their industry. Check out the Google webmaster guidelines. Are you adding quality to the reader’s experience by having a backlink direct people to your site from a site that has nothing to do with your industry? I think not, and in my humble opinion, this is a big crack in which many SEO “gurus” fall.

 

What Next?

So if you find a site that is willing to backlink to your website, it has a good domain authority, it has a good spam score, and it pertains to your industry USE IT! Write something that will add to the reader’s experience, possibly help them in some way, and backlink what you have written to your website.  It will help your rank with Google, more people will find your site organically, and in the end, if more people are finding you, sales should increase.