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what is a common life span for seo link services

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by aussiejack, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    whats up dudes

    For the last 3 months or so I experimented quite a lot with different link building services (for tier 2 mainly) from bhw marketplace and some other sources. Most of them were supposed to help me ranking web2.0 for low competition long tails. Some of them worked. Most did not.

    Surprisingly most of the services who have been existing for years and got very good feedbacks rarely worked for me. New services with less feedback / reputation tended to do better.

    That made me wondering if there is something as a "life span" for link services.

    I cant look behind the scenes of these services but it might be like this:

    1) seller is new on the market, works his ass of to provide a good network and valuable links to his clients. His sites are still new and spam free
    2) service works, clients see good results, seller gets good feedback
    3) more and more new clients come in due to the good feedback
    4) sites become more and more spammy. But still good feedback rolls in because good feedback is like an upward spiral. Nobody gives a bad review when there are 100 positive reviews before
    5) seller has the success he wanted. He becomes more and more lazy, works too little to keep his network fresh
    6) google sees all the spam and the links from this network are more and more devaluated. But still orders roll in. 200+ positive reviews... must be a good deal

    Certainly there are sellers who always go the extra mile and stay on top of the game. I guess many dont do that.

    Having said that: Do you think that there is something like a life span for link services? IsnĀ“t a service with 500 positive reviews likely NOT to work anymore?

    Most important: How do you know if a service is good or bad? Do you take the time to do extensive testing?
     
  2. tony_d

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    I think you're trying to draw conclusions that can't be drawn.

    Your logic is that the older the link selling service, the poorer quality the links.

    I just don't think that's a reasonable view to take.
     
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  3. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    certainly this would be a simplification... however I tested more than 30 services and a lot of them suck. And I feel that a high percentage of old services suck. Of course I dont have enough data to prove this. What is your experiences with link services?
     
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    anthony1617 Newbie

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    Link services don't work. Don't buy links you can't control. The next time the algorithm changes, and you can't change your anchor text or position your links differently, or remove the ones that are doing damage, you'll regret it.

    Either build a PBN and your own links, or just buy links from vendors that you can personally talk to and will work with you.
     
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    One of the only link rental services I've used on BHW is also one of the oldest - t0mmy's Speed Rank.

    Simply put - it was awesome.

    Using it, it achieved multiple high-value rankings in a reasonably short space of time. I would probably still be using it if I hadn't gone the PBN route...
     
  6. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    I just use it for Tier2. I cannot build all Tier2 links myself
     
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    zagard Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    The common life span of a link services here is 345 days 12 hours 34 minutes and 56 seconds OR after 666 reviews
     
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    Zevoltai Senior Member

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    Never pay a premium for lifetime Public BN posts, pieces of a seller's network always gets taken down or otherwise penalized

    Spam blasts will also naturally drop off with time, just keep these in mind.
     
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    From the last 2 - 3 years where I have bought such service I see most often short time results, means after 1 - 2 weeks the sites start ranking and then after max 2 months everything is as it was before or even worse. You will only find very few that actually will help you in long term SEO. A great alternative as of 2015 is PBN, build them yourself and see the long time results.