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Need advice - I received a SEO offer and I don`t know if it is good

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by gaby81, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. gaby81

    gaby81 Junior Member

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    For achieving $40-$50/day Adsense income in 9-12months with a $800-$1000 monthly budget I was given the above monthly SEO campaign:

    • 4x DA 20-40 high domain authority guest blog post links written and published each month
    • 1x DA 51-60 high domain authority guest blog post links written and published each month
    • A press release written and distributed to several hundred websites monthly
    • Onsite SEO recommendations and assistance
    • Keyword research to track keywords I am rankings and to track their progress
    • Access to their corporate online ranking dashboard to check realtime rankings
    • Weekly campaign updates
    • A complete SEO monthly Report
    • A dedicated campaign manager, available during normal business hours via phone/email

    What do you think? I need some opinions to know if this fits the budget of they will rip me of? I know you guys can get better rankings with less investment, but I need my site be clean, totally white hat so it will become an authority site and will not be slapped my next Google updates. Need advice please!
     
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    Hell no if this is for $800 a month. The above listed is the only SEO he will do for your site. The rest is just fluff like "I'll be on Skype a lot and you'll have great support". The SEO report is easily generated and Serpbook can easily check the rankings of your sites. I'm no SEO genius, but this is not worth the money.
     
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    Will PM a better recommendation
     
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    You can look at the marketplace here and get way better deals than that. Like already said, most of that isn't really anything of value.
     
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    Seems like a lot for that. If you are trying to go whitehat then this guy should be offering more diversity.
     
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    Before you decide whether its too much or not, ask him these questions:
    - List of 2 blogs he is going to post to
    - List of 2 press release sites he is going to distribute to
    - 2 examples of a press releases
    - 2 examples of a blog posts
    - Does press releases hit Google news?
    - List of 2 things he would improve on your site

    If you get excited from his answers, then its probably worth the $800.
    Otherwise its a $20 package.
     
  7. gaby81

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    That`s exactly what I was thinking of. I know I don`t want spam comments, profile links ect,.. but a new blog with 0 backlinks having just DA40+ backlinks from..sounds NOT natural to me.
     
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    Even 5 guest posts and 1 PR would be worth of the given budget, which I highly doubt, its lacking diversity and social signals. I would pass the offer no matter where the guest posts would be coming.
     
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    Thanks for the help, I already sended them a long list of questions :) We will see how will they perform. I am really confused since they are a big SEO company from US. Another reputable SEO company from India I contacted, offered me just 4 x PR3+ DA30+ backlinks per month for $500. Nothing else. I am really desperate. My blog is 6 months old and till now I didn`t find someone to handle my link building. Or they are out of the budget ($2000 per month), they don`t reply to my mails, offer "general" packages.

    I know that BHW has great and affordable offers, but...let`s face it. We are on a BLACK HAT forum. How can I be sure my blog will not be slapped by the next Google update? I worked day and night, 10hours per day, weekends, all the time for this blog. I can`t let the blog to be penalized.
     
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    Hey Iaowai, thanks for the reply. What would be a nice, diversified SEO package for you? Beside PR and guest post, what do you think a professional white hat SEO package should include?
     
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    I think it would be best to diversify link building strategy every month.
    High authority posts are good but few hundred press releases every month will bring you less value each month.
     
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    Been in this field for far too long, i can tell you that offer isn't worth it.

    Rather than building guest post and tons of worthless press release links why don't
    you/he setup a private network of links for you.

    The downside with guest post are:

    1. It's meant for traffic and not increasing your ranking. Also, the traffic is not guaranteed based on the site
    the post gets published. So you need relevant site with high traffic.

    2. Your links gets on the page of the blog with no PR and there you suck with your ranking..

    3. The OBL is uncontrollable.

    With your own private network:

    1. You get actual home page backlinks.
    2. Relevance
    3. Low OBL which is controllable.
    4. Authority sites..
     
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    Offer Looks Good but It also Depend on Person who is Providing you this Service. Is he Experienced Enough to do this a professional level? if his Price is affordable or he is reselling someone else service. I Just suggest you can see in BHW Market Place for Better Threads with Feedbacks.
     
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    I agree with you...what do you suggest me? Which type of links should be build? Do you know anyone really good who can handle my link building?
     
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    Great tips, just that I don`t know anything about private networks.. I just know that Google is slapping them one at one. I know if done properly if can work brilliant, but I just don`t know how to build one currently.
     
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    This company is a big SEO company from US. They have in-house professional writers. PR will go trough PRWeb. I have no fear mentioning their name, just I don`t want troubles, because I am just searching here for a second opinion. Their a la carte link building is:

    ï‚· 1 Press Release written $100.00
    ï‚· 1 PR Distribution: PRWeb $300.00
    ï‚· 1 PR Distribution: PRLeap $150.00
    ï‚· 1 HQ Link Placement (DA 20-40 example: thetechscoop. net) $100.00
    ï‚· 1 HQ Link Placement (DA 41-50 example: thecampussocialite. com) $200.00
    ï‚· 1 HQ Link Placement (DA 51-60 example: techi. com) $300.00
    ï‚· 1 HQ Link Placement (DA 61-70 example: business2community. com) $500.00
    ï‚· 1 HQ Link Placement (DA 71-80 example: mediaite. com) $750.00
    ï‚· 1 HQ Link Placement (DA 81-90 example: examiner. com) $1,000.00
    ï‚· 1 HQ Link Placement (DA 91-100 example: mashable. com) $1,500.00
     
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    It's a bullshit quote. Basically you are getting 5 links and a press release. Remember DA is the domain authority, not the PA (page authority). There are many factors, which predicate price with guest post on these types of blogs, but generally you can find guest posts for sale with these metrics for around $30-50 for the lower end DAs, and maybe $50-75 on the higher end DA. You can get a really high quality PR for $100. If you do them in house you can find them even cheaper. So let's do the math: 4X40 (average estimated cost) = $160 + $75 + $100. His total cost will be around $335. This is if he outsources it. If he does it all in house the prices are probably much less.

    My advice would be to manage it yourself and piece meal it out to different services. You'll save yourself a ton of money that way. If you need consulting hit me up on Skype (for a fee of course:). I can give you a good plan and hook you up with my resources for the best links.
     
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    Thanks, I will maybe really hit you up on Skype, I really need to get out this problem.

    I don`t mind working, just I don`t have a proper plan to achieve my goal of 1000 organic unique visitors per day.
     
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    These prices are highly inflated bro. I have access to most of these for way less. They may say they have in house writers, but most likely they are full of shit. Even if they are US writers, you can still find really high quality native English speaking writers for cheap. It's a very competitive space.

    If you do a lot of PRs on PRWeb these companies can pay bulk rates that are way cheaper than what they show here.

    Also, these companies are stupid for publicly outing where they are getting guest post. Not the smartest idea in the world considering all this BS with guest posts recently.
     
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    Thank you all for your suggestions! I am glad I asked before buying. Sadly, I am now again at the beginning, searching a good backlinking plan.