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Amazon's Mechanical Turk Program for Link Building?

Possible uses?

9:54 pm on Jun 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Anybody here ever heard of Amazon's Mechanical Turk program? It was mentioned recently on the SEOmoz blog and I was curious to know if anybody had used it with any success (for outsourcing some link building efforts). Here is it's homepage for those that are curious:

8:28 pm on June 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I don't think it's a great candidate for link building. mturk is great for tasks which don't require a lot of background investigation... just simple look and go. For example, look at a captcha image and type the letters.

For link development, I think odesk, guru, elance, etc. are better bets. Be prepared to get lots of bids from offshore providers.
1:17 am on July 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have looked at that and it completely confuses me.

I heard of someone saying they had thousands of people subscribe to their blog from turk and it helped their ranking.

It seems like it should be a simple repeatable task for that service.