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Lessons I've learned spending 1,000's on SEO services

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Anonoptimization, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    So I wanted to post a quick summary of a few things I've learned here. I also decided to post in the white hat section since my new strategy doesn't involve that much black hat techniques.

    1) Be careful of any SEO companies that build or link to you from PBN's. A lot of these companies will either remove your sites they built for you or get rid of your links if you decide to stop working with them. This ends up being a big waste of time and money. Working with some providers on BHW will be way more worth it compared to working with a comoany that may outsource a lot of their work in the first place.

    2) As stated above, often freelancers are better than companies, I've found a lot of so called companies over charge for their work.

    3) Always have clear terms about what is involved, what you are paying for and if you have ownership of the links being built for you. It is best to have a contract working out if you are doing any SEO work that is different from getting links on a big site that the company doesn't own.

    4) This relates to my new strategy which is contextual article guest posting links, which is what I'm going after at the moment. I think this is one of the top linking strategies because it looks and can even be white hat if you do it with high authority sites. Simply - Google wont go after contextual links like they do PBN's or other techniques. I am also not trying to scare anyone either cause some people bank big on PBN's but at the moment the guest link technique has given me some nice boosts so far.

    So my point with this would be simply pay attention where you link from - an easy way for me to see if a site is worth being linked from is to see how much organic traffic google gives them by going to semrush.com and also if they have a low spam score on Moz open site explorer and high trust flow on Majestic.com I think these tools combined can give a pretty good overview on a links worth. If a site has consistantly a few thousand dollars in traffic a month from Google this can be a pretty good sign to me, along with the other factors. Also in some smaller niches a few hundred in traffic can be fine too, as long as there is no indication of a spammy history with a website.

    I hope this helps someone and I know it might be rehashing alot of stuff but I thought I'd share some of my experiences with SEO.

    Cheers
     
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  2. Hubba

    Hubba Regular Member

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    :confused: .
     
  3. Star Port

    Star Port Newbie

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    Thanks for share. It`s a good read.
     
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  4. Devilfish1688

    Devilfish1688 Senior Member

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    Actually is true....I checked back the backlinks etc...irony I found....a few remove.
    I was thinking ...hmmm impossible right? Back links always will be there....So I " suspect " people remove it after I never continue buy their services.hmmmm
     
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  5. ellois

    ellois Registered Member

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    I was once a victim of these removal of links too.

    Story goes - I use to run an online business and engage a local firm to do my SEO. after about 6 months they started charging more for the same service and their invoice had all these new items that weren't there before. I then left this agency and looked for another SEO provide.

    To my shock, they started removing the backlink and most of the work they done before. I called and questioned them and they subsequently admitted that they removed the link as part of their clean up process. I still do not understand this as I have paid for their work thus it belongs to me.

    Lesson learnt - Be careful with who you work with.
     
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  6. lelou00

    lelou00 Power Member

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    It's the same thing here in BHW. Especially if you buy so-called PBN with review copy/early bird discount. Go check back your links after 5-6 month. Most of them would disappeared. But the good thing is, you can inform the seller and 'maybe' get your links back.
     
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  7. bojan92

    bojan92 Regular Member

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    it is always good to find generous people sharing such resourceful information that sometimes some us pay high amount of money to be educated in. Thank you very much, i believe by that information, i shall definitely rise to another level. thanks
     
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  8. RuthSam

    RuthSam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Good share you got it straight to the point. Don't forget to read and research reviews you find on any BST here on BHW. So much CON and less quality.
     
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  9. blackhathaze

    blackhathaze Newbie

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    great share my friend
     
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    Yogesh1998 Regular Member

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    My links didn't get removed because I bought the links from a BHW member.
    Companies charge a lot and their services aren't good most of the time.
    Nice share!
     
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  11. banchi08

    banchi08 Regular Member

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    From experience, some of those 'companies' simply outsource their work here on even in Fiverr.
     
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  12. T2tkid

    T2tkid Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
    I once bought a PBN from someone here and got to find out that more than 40% of the sites were deindexed! I wish the mods will take time to check the provider sites every now and then. I was surprised that people can be so hungry for money that they will go to the extent of selling shiit in the name of PBN.

    Not only will penalized not rank you, it will destroy your site.
    We still have good SEO service here and I have ranked 10s of websites buying services here.
     
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  13. diemou

    diemou Power Member

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    If you have quality pbn you would use it for personal use and make bank instead of getting pennies. Those scumbags just want money with their turdshit.
     
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  14. blackhathaze

    blackhathaze Newbie

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    this is a great share more people need to read up on this..
     
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  15. LoftPower

    LoftPower Elite Member

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    Great post. Glad that you have shared it with us.
     
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  16. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    Even with quality pbn's a lot of them seem to be deindexed lately so I rather keep it more safe for a long term approach.
     
  17. solokia

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    Lesson learnt. buy from bhw :3