Backlinks XXX Review

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With the recent Google Penguin 2.0 update, it seems like we are seeing new SEO courses popping up everyday. So when I see a new SEO training product in my inbox, I tend to ignore them.

However, last month, I got a mail from Glen Allsopp of ViperChill saying he was doing a private release of his new SEO product called Backlinks XXX. Since I’m a big fan of Glen, and I’ve bought a couple of his products before, I decided to take the plunge and see what his new product was all about.

While Backlinks XXX just went public, I’ve actually been able to go through the course myself and see what’s inside. In this review, I’ll share my thoughts about it and how it has worked for me so far.

What is Backlinks XXX?

After purchasing the course, you will get access to the content via the Backlinks XXX membership site itself. The product is divided into 10 main modules. Each module has some accompanying text, and one or two videos.

The majority of the videos are actually narrated by Dirk, who is one of Glen’s friends and has helped him rank niche sites for many keywords.

The modules start from the very beginning with keyword research, market analysis and creating your website. Then the meat of the course is all about how and where to build links. You will learn where to build your social profiles and how to create your Tier-1 and Tier-2 type links. The course is essentially a complete, end to end system for ranking your website high in Google for your chosen keywords.

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What makes Backlinks XXX stand out though is the main case study site that’s shared as part of the course. I won’t spoil what it is here in this review, but basically Dirk has this site ranked at the #1 and #2 positions for a couple pretty nice keywords. The main keyword getting about 5400 global searches according to the Adwords Keyword tool. It’s all very transparent, so you can check for yourself to see that what he is saying is true.

What’s impressive is that the site still ranks in those top positions, even after this most recent Google Penguin 2.0 update.

Will It Work For Me?

A couple of caveats before trying out Backlinks XXX. This is not a whitehat link building course. So there is plenty of discussion on topics like article spinning and usage of automated link building tools.

Plus, you will need to have some sort of budget to purchase additional tools mentioned in the course. Sure, you could do everything by hand, but the time to do so is probably not worth it.

Most of the topics in this course were not actually new to me. I had been utilizing these basic strategies for a couple of years before getting smacked down a bit by the first Google Penguin update which in turn caused me to get out of the SEO game.

What Backlinks XXX did for me as I went through the course was to inspire me to give these strategies another chance (along with a few tweaks). I actually created a brand new site from scratch and have been applying what I’ve learned so far.

This site is not on the first page yet, but I’m solidly on the 2nd page for my chosen keywords. This gives me the confidence that with a little more effort, I can be ranking on the first page relatively soon.

What I Don’t Like

There are a couple of areas that Backlinks XXX could use some improvement in. First, I am not a fan of the way the navigation is set up. Each module is on a separate page, but there is no (easy) way to jump between the modules as far as I can see. So every time I login, I have to keep hitting the next page link at the bottom of the page to get to the actual module I want to look at. It gets annoying after awhile, especially since there are quite a lot of pages to step through.

A second, more minor nitpick is the fact that there are no transcripts for any of the videos. I don’t mind watching videos the first time, but I like to have transcripts of videos for easy searching of the material when I’m looking at them again for reference.

Backlinks XXX Bonuses

Apart from the main modules, there are 6 bonus modules. One of these highlights 2 additional case study sites that were built by Dirk which have achieved high rankings using the same Backlinks XXX system. For those that might have thought the main case study rankings were a fluke, these additional case studies demonstrate that they are not.

Another interesting bonus is the one about Local SEO. Normally, that’s not something that I’m particularly interested in, but the monetization strategy used is pretty cool and I might be tempted to try it myself.

Finally, the last bonus module I wanted to highlight is the Live Case Study. This is presented by Glen and his goal is to show how he’s going to take the main case study site and build it out into something that really makes money. This is a ballsy move to do an ongoing case study like this, but it shows that Glen has confidence in this system to try something like this.

Final Thoughts

Ranking at the top of Google for your chosen keywords can be very lucrative. But if you don’t have a system, then you can waste a lot of time testing SEO strategies that may or may not work. Backlinks XXX, saves you that time, by giving you that system and showing you step by step what you need to do. The course is not for everyone, but if you can tolerate a bit of “blackhat” link building, then you should definitely take a look.

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Comments

  1. Zach Stevens says

    Really interesting review Josh. I thought Google had killed these types of methods with all their different updates. Is the case study site still ranking where it was before?

  2. Brad Kelley says

    Great review Josh… thanks for introducing me to Backlinks XXX. I’ve read some really great posts on Viperchill before and I am a fan of his blog. How much effort do you need to put in before you start seeing some results with this system?

    • Josh says

      It took maybe a week for my test site to start ranking. If you are new to link building and SEO, I’d probably give it at least 2 weeks or so to start seeing some results. Thanks for stopping by Brad!
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