I was on Facebook last night and noticed an ad for “12 Cent SEO Backlinks”. Sounds pretty good. It then continued with, “Unlimited one-way SEO links…on autopilot. True “Set and Forget” SEO linking. Just 12 cents per link. Check it out!” I smelled doo-doo, but I couldn’t ignore it.
Being an SEO person, I was interested to see what it was about.
Apparently you can buy 1,000 anchor text backlinks at a time for $127. Now, keep in mind that these 1,000 anchor text backlinks are split up among 5 blog sites. So it’s 200 anchor text backlinks from each site with a various number of posts.
Let’s just assume they’ll post 2-3 anchor text backlinks per post. That is between 66 and 100 blog posts. For the sake of argument, let’s just say 75 blog posts per site is pointing to your targeted URL.
In a way, it’s great that you get 1,000 backlinks, but in all reality – WAKE UP! THIS IS TOTAL BS.
In THEORY, you’ll have 1,000 backlinks, but do they really actually matter?
Let me prove my point. Think of a popular blog.
Let’s put Matt Cutt’s blog on for display. His blog has a PR7 (his domain has a PR5, just fyi).
Now if you look at his blog entries, what are their PRs?
Most of them are 0. Yeah, 0. How much link juice will you have from a PR0 page?
You see, Google doesn’t care about the PR of your domain when it comes to backlinks, they care about the PR of the PAGE you are getting a backlink FROM! So it doesn’t matter if the blogs LinxBoss carries are at least PR5.
Let me have you do another test. Here’s a URL to one of Matt’s blog entry:
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To Your Success,
UPDATE: If you’re here to bitch and moan about this NOT being a review, you need to just go. Most of you who complain that this is being reviewed without me actually using the product – oh well. Go cry me a river. I don’t have to use it to understand the underlying concept of it. I’m breaking it down to how it functions.
This applies to ALL backlinking networks, not just LinxBoss. Either you get it or you don’t.
Either read the whole thing, which continues in the forum where I TELL YOU that the concept works! And as I’ve used as an example for someone today, if you’re throwing 1,000 darts at a target, surely you’ll hit a bulls-eye at some point.
Yes, if you use LinxBoss or any other backlinking network, you’ll see SOME kind of result. I see results simply from doing blog commenting – so what? It only works to an extent. That is the whole point of this review.
Let me break this down in layman’s term for some of you folks that simply don’t get it:
You are promised 1,000 links pointed to 5 domains. There is no way LinxBoss is going to create 1,000 different blog entries for you. In fact, they use a lot of duplicate content – even customers of that service say so – so that’s not me guessing.You’re really going to get a max of 500 backlinks (considering it’s 2 links per post).
This was why I called it BS. I am not saying LinxBoss is full of it, just that the claim is very misleading.
Not all entries will get indexed, so you’re already under 500 backlinks. None of the blog entries will have any PR value (remember, they’re new and although SEs do index duplicate content, not all of them). Over time, a percentage of them will get indexed (but many will be removed as well), they will then become backlinks. So there is almost zero immediate value up front. However, for SOME sites, getting ANY type of backlink will boost their rankings.
Again, I have a website where I did ONLY blog commenting and it generated 1,200+ visitors a month after 2 months. I stopped after about 50 comments (not 500 or 1,000). Did I have to do any backlinking or use a service like LinxBoss, NO!
Now quit groaning and moaning and get on with life unless you have something constructive to contribute. If not, shut it.