A few days ago I looked at LinkWheel, a service which helps you increase your search engine presence using links from Web 2.0 websites. Today I will be reviewing another service which aims to increase your presence in the search engines through link building.
BackLinkBuild offer a variety of back link solutions to help you increase the PageRank of your blog. All links are added manually to blog posts, articles and social media sites that they work with. Unlike some services which charge for text links on a monthly basis, BackLinkBuild links will be there permanently though they cannot guarantee Edu links will remain live, they only guarantee them for 30 days.
I don’t want to talk too much about whether this is the right way to market a blog as the subject has been discussed on BloggingTips on many occasionalys. Google have been very vocal about purchasing links in order to increase your PR. However, manually adding links into existing keywords is pretty difficult for Google to spot and there is no denying that link building using services like this are effective and will help you increase your PageRank. They will also help you rank higher for your chosen keywords.
Just be aware that it is against Googles policies to market your blog in this manner and there is a chance you could get slapped.
Back Linking Solutions
BackLinkBuild offer you three different ways to market your site. You can purchase links on relevant sites, on Edu sites and there is also a social bookmarking package. Let’s look at each option.
In the relevant links package your links will be embedded within unique articles, which are written specifically for your site. The articles are optimised for SEO and your site is linked using your chosen keywords.
The guarantee that the article will be written on a blog with at least a PageRank of 3. However, this does not mean that your article will have a PR of 3. Blog posts within a blog usually have PageRank which is one or two lower than the home page. There are exceptions to this though as great articles are linked more and will therefore have a good PR.
However, I doubt that a blogger writing an article specifically for adding keywords is going to spend a lot of time on it so it’s unlikely to be linked by other sites much, therefore the articles PR will likely come internally from the blog it is on. Just be aware that your link will definitely be on a PR3+ blog, but the article your links are on may not.
There are 4 packages available. All links within packages are do follow, one way and permanent. If any links are removed by the blogger within 6 months then BackLinkBuild will replace them on another blog.
- Basic ($189): 12 links over 4 domains plus one PR5 link. Usually completed within 6 days
- Advanced ($315): 21 links over 7 domains plus three PR5 links. Usually completed within 7 days
- Professional ($476): 34 links over 12 domains plus three PR6 links. Usually completed within 9 days
- Corporate ($915): 60 links over 20 domains plus eight PR6 links. Usually completed within 11 days
Slightly more expensive is the Edu link package, which will place links to your site on influential education domains. The links should be permanent though if they are removed they do guarantee that the link will remain live for at least 30 days.
Unlike the relevant links package, each link within the Edu links package is placed on a unique domain.
- Basic ($119): 7 links plus one PR5 link. Usually completed within 3 days
- Advanced ($295): 20 links plus three PR5 links. Usually completed within 5 days
- Professional ($495): 34 links plus three PR6 links. Usually completed within 7 days
- Corporate ($980): 70 links plus eight PR6 links. Usually completed within 9 days
Social Bookmarking Service
Another option is the Social Bookmarking Package. This costs $119 and guarantees that your blog will be submitted to over 1,000 bookmarking sites within 3 days.
The results will then be provided to you via Excel highlighting what URLs were submitted to what sites.
This package will probably not help your search engine presences as many bookmarking sites attach nofollow tags to their links or use redirection scripts in order to track clicks. However, it could provide a good traffic boost to your blog.
BackLinkBuilds prices are pretty competitive, particularly when compared to monthly text link advertising services such as Text Link Ads. There are other alternatives to consider when marketing a blog however link building remains a tried and tested way of increasing your ranking for key terms.
The one thing that does concern me though is the note at the bottom of their site which states that they also use dofollow blog commenting. The blogger could remove the comments at any time if they look spammy or make all comments no follow so I wouldn’t be happy with blog comments being included in any package I used.
Blog comments on dofollow blogs are also likely to pass very little PR juice. Even if the article in question does have a PR of 2 or 3, there will be so many outgoing links on the page the PR being passed to each linked site will be minuscule.
If you have some money to spare and are finding it hard to link for a given keyword, then it may be worth trying them out. I would prefer if they offered a few cheaper packages in order to test the service out without spending hundreds of dollars.