I have read this post shared somewhere and found it useful so sharing here. It explains about XRumer link building strategy and clarifies rumors of after panda effect. Hopefully you will enjoy reading it. XRumer links aren't just a simple topic, and after we released (BH SEO) XRumer, a few people were asking about what links, how many links to use, and how to get more links! Actually, the beast does more than just backlinks but when it comes to backlinks, it provides them in large numbers! So what can this beast do? Let's not complicate things, let's keep it simple: Profile backlinks - Profile backlinks, or angela style backlinks as they are generally known. The beast registers profiles at various forums, and then it uses your URL and keyword in your forum signature. This is by far the most effective way to get backlinks as signatures are rarely patrolled. Also they have a really good stick rate. They won't appear in any search engine backlink check tools as of yet (knocking on wood), but they will have a great effect on your site in the SERPs. Backlinks in a post - Yeah, it can post, rather SPAM your backlinks as posts in the forums. A friend of mine started a forum, he had tons of posts in the introductions section, and almost all of them had a link to one website or another and it was all done by XRumer. The fact that it was a new forum didn't keep spammers away! Mass PMs - This works, if you are going to send an offer directly to the user. Use your due diligence before sending such traffic because it registers, logs in and starts sending private messages to users. From all of the above, using backlinks in a signature seems to be the best way to have backlinks stick, they aren't really altered. Use them wisely! XRumer has been termed as the god of link building, blackhat and whitehat (lol). You can get tons and tons of links within a span of minutes. In most cases, these links are do follow and come from high PR domains. Post the panda update, there have been many rumours that XRUmer is no more! A large section of XRumer users felt that the software was now useless since google had quite literally killed spamming. Before we go deeper into this, you must know a bit more about the panda update. The panda update was aimed at link farms, spammy links and article directories. Basically it refers to: Sites with nothing but out bound links Links strewn all over a site Getting a ton of links from article directories! Have too many outbound links from a site, you raise a red flag. Have links all over with no content, red flag! Get links only from article directories, and you will know that you are not going anywhere with it! Link farms crashed, slim sites with no content crashed, article directories had their PR reduced by almost 2-3 points! Kung fu panda struck! Where on earth does this update mention forums? Forums have a lot of backlinks, in links and an absolute ton of content. If you ever had the idea that XRumer is dead post panda, please delete the idea. It works like a charm, still ranks site, but yes, it has the ability to kill sites! Use it wisely, don't overdo it. Scheduled link building? Recently scheduled link building services started to pop up everywhere. Owners claimed that scheduled link building, or drip-feed blasts would help your site to get a major boost in rankings. They also claimed that it would rank on almost any niche at any competition. All these promises are good, but what exactly is scheduled link building? Every one of us has done this, but it was probably done manually. No one, or let's say very few prefer to blast the hell out of their sites in one single day. Most of us, prefer to spread linking over a few days. Scheduled link building is not a new concept; we have been doing that all along! I wouldn't blast links to a site in one single day, I would take it with ease. But imagine a niche where you had almost no competition? A couple of links can kick you on top of the SERPs. If that is the case, would you like to build links slow and steady or would you prefer throwing a few backlinks for the site to get it ranked in a couple of days? Scheduled link building is a good idea if you are going to choose a tougher niche. You will need a lot of backlinks and spreading them over a few days is good both for organization and yes google if you feel that google will catch you if you build links too fast (LOL). Scheduled link building is good for a tougher niche, not really a requirement for the easy ones. OBEY AND KEEP HUSTLING!