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40 High Quality Links per Month for $300?

   
5:19 pm on Oct 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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My sister in law wants to pay these people $300 per month for their services. Aside from offering very simplistic things like editing her page titles and submitting a XML sitemap to Google, the are promising 40 "high-quality" links every month.

My guess is that these are blog links, but I'm not sure. Anybody have any direct knowledge and/or experience with this or a similar company?
7:58 pm on Oct 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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It all comes down to the hourly rate of the SEO expert. How many hours are covered by these $300? Maybe 10? Maybe 15? Considering the various technical and creative elements that go into building high-quality links, is it possible to build 40 high-quality links in 15 hours? Definitely not!

Tell your sister in law to consider this: How much will it cost to remove these "high-quality" links when her site is hit by a penalty?
8:08 pm on Oct 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I don't have direct knowledge because I've not used such services myself, but I have tried to help people recover after using them.

$300 divided by 40 = $7.50 per link.

I don't live in the States or deal in dollars, but here in the UK 4.65 might get you a nice sandwich.

What value per hour would you place on an SEO's work? And from that, how much time do you think would go into a $7.50 link?

Factory SEO like that does still seem to work sometimes (at least sites that have done it are still ranking) but I can't work out if the people that do it are stupid and lucky or really clever. One day I might try testing it myself to see which it is :)
11:12 pm on Oct 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Granted I was never very good at word problems, but this one reduces to:

$a = b high-quality links
Solve for a and b.

Is the solution allowed to include i (the number)? Or is it one of those trick questions that hinge upon the definition of "high quality"?
11:39 pm on Oct 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I doubt the high quality claim myself. I also told her to make sure they were going to report where these links were going specifically before she paid them anything.
7:03 pm on Oct 28, 2013 (gmt 0)



Doesn't matter as it will be spam and low quality. There's no debate here, avoid like the plague.