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Is LinkEmperor any good?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by YellowHats, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. YellowHats

    YellowHats Junior Member

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    Searched but couldn't find any good threads on this. I just got a trial account with them and am checking it out. I'm not sure what to think yet.

    It seems that the system won't actually tell you what links you're getting and, though you have control over the type of links you build, you don't have any control at all over which links you get specifically.

    Has anybody used it? Horror / success stories?

    Seems like it could be a good tool for tiered links but I would be uncomfortable doing this directly to one of my sites.
     
  2. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    I think Link Emperor's model is a good idea in theory, but there are some problems with it.

    The Bad:
    1. Their interface is hard to use and annoying in the it lacks certain flexibility.
    --> Slow and not very responsive interface
    --> A bit confusing with all the tabs for campaigns, you're always hoping around
    --> You really have to watch the videos they have to fully understand how to use their system fully. On your own, it's a steep learning curve compared to other tools on the market so be sure to watch the videos.

    2. Very small vendor pool and the vendors only allow limited urls and keywords and the guaranteed links are very low.
    --> You can't just upload a url and keyword list for the One-Time Blast option
    --> Their idea of "Xrumer Blasts" is like 200 links LOL , I need like 100K to 1MM kind of option
    --> They don't even have blog comment blasts as an option (facepalm)
    --> Many of their "big blasts" are only a few hundred links on the high end

    3. It's hard to do highly customized campaigns due to lack of vendor flexibility.
    --> With vendors limiting the number of urls and keywords when you try to do blasts you just can't reach the level of desired complexity for a solid campaign.
    --> For blasts you can't really add generic anchors in most cases because your stuck with the choice of a few of your primary keywords or in some cases just 1 keyword and url instead of X primary keywords and being able to instruct the vendor that you also want them to use X% of generics or Y% long tails.

    4. Lack of clear explanations and direction
    --> If you're going to do multiple blasts at the same time, you're better off placing your orders one by one. When you do multiple orders it goes off the lowest allowable link & url limit. So if every other vendor allows 3 urls, but one vendor allows only 1 url you have to re do all your settings or you can't move forward. There is no way to remove a row or customize it per vendor. So basically unless you're doing 1 url and 1 kw option for all vendors, you had better just do it one by one vendor in the first place.

    5. Lack of potential link volume for large campaigns
    --> The vendors just don't offer large enough (domain diversity) or diverse enough link types for large scale or national level SEO campaigns.

    --> This means you can burn through all the vendors and link types rather quickly


    The Good:
    1. Vendor diversity, if you're tired of getting the same web 2.0's or whatever link type you can use this to complement what you're already doing.

    2. Affordable private blog network links, although very limited volume. Personally, I wouldn't use the same network more than once per domain name.

    3. Overall it's very affordable for small scale link building such as local SEO.

    4. If you're busy and just need to keep a campaign moving along it can save you some time, or if your in a jam and need to get things moving along a little quicker.

    Summary:
    I feel at this stage Link Emperor can be a compliment to your campaigns, but is not an effective stand alone solution. While it is better suited towards small SEO campaigns you must keep in mind that it is not a long term solution as the collective link pool just isn't big enough to avoid hitting repeat links. Repeat links from the same domains have a diminishing effect. So while it may work good for a small campaign months 1 and 2, I don't know that I would attempt using it for the long term.
     
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  3. YellowHats

    YellowHats Junior Member

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    Hey - awesome answer man, really explained it well. Plus rep'd. Thanks!

    I think I'll see this trial through to the end and make a decision then, but if it really is such a small vendor pool I'm not sure it's worth the money...
     
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    KRISHNAAHIR Newbie

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    I personally dont like link emperor due to its frustrating interface and non flexibility. SO i wont suggest anyone to use it ever...