If you truly want to consistently rank well in Google, you definitely need to invest in some sort of link building service. Building links by hand is just too slow, and there’s no way you can compete with others who ARE using link building services.
Do some competitive research and check out the links that the top marketers are using to rank their sites for any IM product launch keyword. No one ranked on the first page is doing it by hand, they’re all using some service or software to help them out.
As someone who has used many of these different services for my own sites, I thought I’d share my opinions on the pros and cons of each, and give you guys an idea of the best link building services to invest in for your own sites. You’ll also get my not recommended list at the end as well.
#1 – Build My Rank
Build My Rank is a link building service that allows you to submit small posts (min 150 words) into their system with your link. The longer your posts, the more links you can add. What makes Build My Rank unique is that they also make sure your links get INDEXED. They do this by submitting an RSS feed of your article to RSS aggregators and bookmarking your post on social bookmarking sites. This makes each link you submit that much more powerful. Update: Unfortunately Build My Rank is now closed to new members…but make sure to sign up on the waiting list.
Build My Rank Pros
- Accepts short posts (150 words min).
- Can write longer posts to get more links (1 link for every 150 words).
- Monitors your posts and makes sure they get indexed.
- Very affordable at $59/mo
- FREE 10 Link Trial (no CC required)
- Private link building network
Build My Rank Cons
- Doesn’t accept spun content.
- Currently closed to new members
#2 – Unique Article Wizard
Unique Article Wizard is one of the oldest article submission services around, and it’s still one of the best. With UAW, you need to submit 3 different versions of an article and it will spin it for you using it’s proprietary algorithm. In terms of sheer numbers, Unique Article Wizard is great for getting a huge quantity links from a variety of blogs, as you can get 800-1000 links for one submission, drip fed throughout the month.
Unique Article Wizard Pros
- Huge quantity of links per submission.
- Accepts spun content for easier submissions.
Unique Article Wizard Cons
- Anybody blog can join the UAW network, so blog network quality is mixed.
- Without spun articles, time consuming to write 3 versions of each article.
#3 – Blog Blueprint
Blog Blueprint used to be my favorite link building service until I started using Build My Rank, but it’s still one I use daily because it works perfectly with TheLeadingArticles spinnable articles service. Blog Blueprint is another blog network of PR3-PR6 sites. You can post short posts and include one link for each piece of content you submit.
Blog Blueprint Pros
- Simple to use interface.
- Post only have to be 100 words minimum.
- Decent quality private blog network with many high PR sites.
- Use in conjunction with Bookmark Blueprint (also included) to boost indexing of links.
Blog Blueprint Cons
- Limited to 20 posts a day and only 1 link per post.
- Sometimes consecutive posts get posted to the same blog.
- Not available standalone. Have to pay $97/mo for an IM Advantage membership (which is not bad).
#4 – SEO Link Vine
SEO Link Vine is an article submission service started by Brad Callen. It’s a huge blog network and joining is very affordable. SEO Link Vine allows you to submit spun articles and will distribute your articles to blogs across it’s network. It also works especially with with a service like TheLeadingArticles.
SEO Link Vine Pros
- Works with spun articles.
- Up to 3 links per article.
- Unlimited submissions.
- NIce stats tracking to see your articles approval and posted rates.
- Affordable, only $47/mo.
SEO Link Vine Cons
- Each article only seems to go out to 20-40 blogs max.
- Public blog network, so site quality is mixed.
- Difficult to rotate anchor text in articles
Not Recommended Link Building Services
Rapid Free Traffic
Rapid Free Traffic is basically a re-branded version of AM Automation and My Article Network. It uses the same network of sites as the other two, but with a slightly nicer interface. Unfortunately, at $67 a month, it’s also $20 more expensive then the other two.
What really got me though, is that I recently ran into an absurd 40 active article limit that I didn’t see mentioned anywhere on their site. If I’m paying $67 a month, I really expect to be able to have unlimited submissions. I don’t think AMA or MAN had this sort of limit, so why would RFT have it? With this limit, I cannot really recommend using Rapid Free Traffic.
Linx Boss is unique in that you you don’t need to write any content yourself. All you need to do is specify your urls and anchor texts and you Linx Boss handles the rest. For $147 a month you get 1000 links spread over 5 top level domains. I like the fact you can rotate anchor texts, and setup is pretty easy once you watch the tutorial videos.
While I like the concept of Linx Boss and would totally remain a subscriber if it worked, ultimately I didn’t see the results I expected with it. Coupled with the fact that it’s one of the more expensive monthly link building services, I decided not to renew my subscription with it.