1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Are Forbes, huff post, mashable back links worth it?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by Simong457, May 14, 2017.

?

Forbes back link worth it?

  1. Yes

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. No

    7 vote(s)
    77.8%
  1. Simong457

    Simong457 Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Entrepreneur
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Hey guys,

    I'm investing in a ton of SEO for an Instagram Growth related business I run.

    Currently buying high quality back links, but recently decided to look into getting a feature on Forbes.

    Cost is ~ 3k

    The business is profitable enough to be able to afford it. I just want to know if it's a solid SEO investment, and if not, what are the real benefits?
     
  2. drewp123

    drewp123 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2016
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    28
    I would think 10 $300 links are worth more than any $3k link, but I'll let the big guys chime in :)
     
  3. elavmunretea

    elavmunretea BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    May 14, 2016
    Messages:
    1,579
    Likes Received:
    2,091
    I would never, in a million years, buy that link purely for SEO.

    As @drewp123 mentioned, having a lot of "cheaper" (Still expensive) links is better than one.

    I'd only go for big links like that if you're after the "look at my business, it's on forbes" aspect.
     
  4. drewp123

    drewp123 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2016
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    28
    Agreed. Forgot to mention that aspect. You get the "Featured On" benefit and possible referral traffic. Regarding link power though, it's a 99% no.
     
  5. ambushiv11

    ambushiv11 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2013
    Messages:
    461
    Likes Received:
    203
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Programmer
    Location:
    Romania
    I second this guy. The quantity matters at first and then you can spend 100-200-300$/ for a quality link if needed.
     
  6. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2013
    Messages:
    12,048
    Likes Received:
    10,832
    Occupation:
    WHEREZ MA
    Location:
    BITCOINS AT?
    Home Page:
    3k for a link? Ouch!
     
  7. stfng

    stfng Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2014
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I went with the expensive $3k authority links route myself however I don't think 1 or 2 links from those sites will do the job. I'm personally doing 30-40 links to get the full benefits. I've seen it work before.
     
  8. Simong457

    Simong457 Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Entrepreneur
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    That's what I'm planning on doing? Smart move or nah?
     
  9. Vladamir

    Vladamir Power Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    310
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Restore Old Boats
    Location:
    Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, Mexico
    Only if that link is actually going to bring you traffic. Because otherwise its nofollow it has some value but nowhere near the value of that pricetag in my opinion
     
  10. stfng

    stfng Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2014
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    No one should pay $3k for a nofollow link. That's why you wanna skip huffington since that one is nofollow. Majority are all bunch of juicy do follows. Also all the articles should be related to your content.
     
  11. kamleshverm

    kamleshverm Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2015
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Guest Blogger
    Location:
    New Delhi
    Home Page:
    Don't buy only forbes you can more links from other Authority Websites in 3K you can buy guest post from other websites and also post will shown on Home page which Gives traffic to your website.
     
  12. weblifemaster

    weblifemaster Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2013
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    3
    Home Page:
    Don't do that, you can invest your money better on guest posts on other websites!
     
  13. MisterF

    MisterF Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    6,286
    Likes Received:
    4,797
    Occupation:
    Conference Organiser, Business Advisor.,
    Location:
    JADIP
    Home Page:
    Get a nice homepage link on a handful of sites.
    Be a big fish in a smaller pond, than a tiny fish on Forbes.