Pay per month backlinks - Whats the deal, or is there a deal?

basslion

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I am starting to see backlink companies offering backlinks on a per month basis. Im not sure I quite understand the concept. For example a DA 38 @ 21.00/month. If my math is correct after 3 years of having this backlink, it will have costed us 756usd. Why would anyone go this route for a DA 38?
 
a few reasons.

The link might be more valuable. Getting paid for a link once doesn't incentivize the site owner to keep churning out or adding good content, keeping your link there avoids dilution as well.
 
To keep it live, healthy and even grow in power over time.

This usually applies to owned websites, not 3rd parties.

It case of PBN links, to be placed on the homepage.

With one time payment links you get some temporary replacement guarantee but generally speaking once the link is placed it's out of their hands.

Let's say you found yourself a nice guest posting opportunity for $756. To have that link still alive in 3 years is quite unlikely.
 
ThePaying monthly allows you to diversify your backlink profile without a huge upfront cost, and it's easier to adjust your SEO strategy on the fly. For a DA 38 at $21/month, it might not seem worth it long-term, but it's a way to test the waters without committing a large sum upfront.
 
ThePaying monthly allows you to diversify your backlink profile without a huge upfront cost, and it's easier to adjust your SEO strategy on the fly. For a DA 38 at $21/month, it might not seem worth it long-term, but it's a way to test the waters without committing a large sum upfront.
I can understand that, but how does one test the waters with a backlink when we are constantly acquiring backlinks and it takes time for backlinks to affect our rankings, it's hard to know what backlinks are doing what.
 
I can understand that, but how does one test the waters with a backlink when we are constantly acquiring backlinks and it takes time for backlinks to affect our rankings, it's hard to know what backlinks are doing what.
testing! a lot of testing!
 
Was hoping for a better explanation as I said "how does one test", and you answered with "testing".
Well, this is where it gets more complicated.

Example, you're in a certain niche. The most common way to check if you could rank is to look up competitors in that niche, look up their backlinks, and content and try to replicate it by writing better content + having better backlinks + having a better (UX, Conversion,Speed, etc) website.

Now since we're focusing on backlinks, basically we need to try to see what already works (since your competitors are ranking already, just try to see if you can replicate them) and then test to see if it does work for you. There might be other factors which can speed up or slow down this testing process (aged domain, articles already indexed, any penalties ) but let's just start.

If your competitor has say 30 forum links, 20 high authority links, some niche edits and a few PBNs that you managed to scout out. So the process usually is to try to replicate these and see if you're able to rank.

Now there are many ways in which people try to work on this, some people just focus on DF at first, and then work on the NF ones later. They order them, build the links themselves, or hire people etc.

Some people try to just emulate natural link building (profile backlinks, directories, forum backlinks, then social media backlinks and then high authority and so forth, but there's also a timing component and link building velocity involved). Others just add a ton of content and see what ranks, and then manually edit those, get these info pages up, and then link them to navigational pages then to product pages. They add links along the way. There's a bunch of link building guides here which go into more detail.

Depending on how you started your site in concept, and the articles that are posted, and the links you have, as well as the links you think you need to rank, as well as your traffic that you currently have, will dictate how your site will rank.

So testing means, adding links to your pages, from those sites, and seeing if they help with your ranking. If they do, then great. If not, then continue to improve or find another link seller.

But if this is a long term money site, try to go for the best links you can. Read the reviews, visualize where the links could point to, and then test them on your other sites first. Your churn and burns, your alternative projects, or even your second domain sites. If they work on those sites, then you could have a good link.

Now when you wanted to measure the impact of a single link, you need to have some test sites up which would have similar backlink profiles. These need to be independent, not having the same Analytics ID, no similar hosting registration, you know the drill.

Send the single link to one of them, and see what happens, measure it over time. When you take lots of links at once, you'll have your SERP dance, and you can't really measure the impact of each link. One way can be using a rank tracker, and see the dates that you got each link indexed and see the rise or fall in the serps. But if you have a large number of them, then you can't realistically do that.

Hopefully, by the time you get double digit links being sent to your site naturally, then a single link that you pay would allow you to rank your new pages with better specificity.


So to your original question, about the 3 year term for DA 38. I'd pay that price and more if the link was relevant to my topic, and that site has relevant information in the same topical niche, doesn't talk about other niches, is a real site, with real traffic which isn't declining and hopefully won't link to casinos, adult, or other questionable places. However, as Tiberius said, it's unlikely that links live for that long.
 
This wouldn't be sustainable in the long term. Decent links are going to cost you $100+. After a year of buying one link a month the recurring adds up fast. I'll take the risk of the link falling off in 3 years. But my link builders reputation is on the line so they know better.
 
Per month charges are only For PBN. In that cost you can buy high quality backlinks
 
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