BuildMyRank is what might be described as a “high-PR blog network” in the style of LinkVana. What you get with “usual” blog networks is the ability to post spun articles to potentially hundreds of (mostly low-quality) blogs. With BuildMyRank, you write unique posts with your links inside them and each post gets submitted to only one single blog.
This may seem like a really bad deal, at first glance, but the key is that a system like BuildMyRank puts the emphasis on quality rather than quantity: BMR only has blogs with pagerank (ranging from PR1 to PR6) in their network and they make an effort to get every single post indexed.
Is it worth the trouble writing unique posts (or outsourcing the task) or should you stick to more automated link-building solutions? Read on to find out.
Blog networks are among my favorite sources for targeted link-building. There’s no other way in which you can so easily get in-content, anchor-text backlinks from a whole lot of websites all over the Internet.
The question is: which ones of the many available networks should you join? Which ones are worth the investment and which ones should you avoid? And of course, the most important question: which networks provide the most and best backlinks?
That’s what we’re going to find out in this roundup review.
Update: I am keeping this article on the blog for the sake of posterity, but please note that this review is from 2011. Blog networks like the ones tested here are no longer a viable or recommended link building strategy.
Authority Link Network is a blog network with a unique and interesting concept. Usually, blog networks cost a fee to join if you want to submit articles, so you can get backlinks from the sites in the network. Receiving articles from the network is normally free. Because of this, most networks rely on reaching enough webmasters who want to receive the (often low-quality) content for their sites, to grow the network. Authority Link Network is quite different.
Read on to see what ALN does differently and whether or not their plan works.
ArticleRanks is a blog network and at first glance, it may seem like just another one among many. The basic functionality is your standard blog-network fair: There are two parts to the network – one where you can add your own sites to receive content and the other where you can submit articles to the network and get backlinks in return. So far, so common. But ArticleRanks comes with a few twists that make it stand out from the crowd.
Read on to learn about the details and see how you can test-drive this service for free.
Note: SEOLinkVine has now re-opened. The stats in the post have been updated to what they were on June 18, 2010.
SEOLinkVine is a recently launched, new article network run by Brad Callen. I have been testing this network since shortly before the official launch and by now, I have gathered enough data and gotten a good enough impression of the system for an initial review.
I am not going to go into great detail about what an article network is, if you want to know more about the basics of that, please check my blog networks post.
Alright, now let’s find out whether SEOLinkVine is worth it or not…
If you’re doing SEO, you’re always on the lookout for possible link-sources, and not just any old link-sources, either. As I have discussed in a previous post, not all backlinks are equal and ideally, the links pointing to your site should be coming from diverse sources, have a targeted anchor text and come from within site content (rather than from comments or sidebars).
In terms of these requirements, blog networks may just be the perfect link-building tool. In this article, I explain what blog networks are, how they work and what their benefits and drawbacks tend to be.