The Link Juicer is a link-building service that promises to deliver lots of backlinks from a variety of sources in a highly automated fashion. Getting your sites backlinked automatically without you having to do anything is always an attractive premise and as the name of the product implies, if it works, it can be a nice tap of “link-juice” that you can add to your arsenal of backlinking tools.
The only question is: Does it work well enough to justify a purchase?
Read on to learn how the Link Juicer works and what kind of results I got with it.
The Link Juicer Overview
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Even though the Link Juicer is highly automated, it is still based on content and some fairly well know link sources. The standard account for $47 per month will get you 50 links per day to as few or as many URLs as you choose.
To set up a new campaign, you basically dump a lot of highly spun content into the Link Juicer (article, titles, tags/keywords, descriptions) and set a target URL or several target URLs. There are recommended levels of uniqueness for each of the content types and it’s advisable to use highly spun content. The longer you want a campaign to run un-touched, the better spun your content should be.
Here’s a video detailing the campaign setup in the Link Juicer:
Backlinks/Link SourcesThe Link Juicer will take the content in your campaign(s) and create the following kinds of content:
- Bookmarks on social bookmarking sites
- Posts on free Web2.0 blogs (livejournal, multiply etc.)
- Articles on article directories
- Articles on WPmu sites
ResultsThere's no doubt that the Link Juicer provides a solid benefit to SEO campaigns when it's used in combination with other link-building tools. You can use it to create a nice and steady drip of (mostly low-quality) links to any site and you can use it to really push some significant link-juice to link-hubs (i.e. high-value sites with a backlink to your money-site). To give it a tougher test, I also had TLJ run on it's own, with no further link-building, for two test-pages, with each having 10 links per day assigned to it. Test number one was an indexation test: I created a bunch of Web2.0 blogs, put minimal content on them and then ran the Link Juicer, rotating through all of the URLs. The test-blogs did all get indexed, eventually. It was not an overnight-miracle, but it did work. Considering that I was spreading 10 links a day to five different properties (i.e. only 2 links a day for each site), the results weren't bad. For the second test, I created a hubpage for a long-tail keyword and backlinked it using only TLJ. The question was: Would it be able to pull rank all on it's own? Answer: Yes, but just barely. Out of 240 links built, Yahoo reports only 5 (interesting: all on WPmu blogs). In terms of ranking, the page went from position 11 to position 7 during the course of 10 days and then gradually dropped back down to position 10. I'm now going to change the content in that campaign and see what happens (will update this post when results are in).
ConclusionThe Link Juicer works very much as advertised. It's supposed to be a tool for increasing the link-juice within backlinking campaigns, not a standalone tool. For keywords with virtually no competition, it may do the trick, but for most purposes, it's best use as a "link-bolstering" tool and I recommend using it on link-hubs as well as your money-site directly. It doesn't perform miracles, but it does work and at 50 bucks a month it comes with a reasonable price-tag. The fact that it requires almost no maintenance (switch up the content every three to four weeks and you're good) is this tool's greatest feature. But don't listen to my ramblings: Get a completely free 30-day trial and see what TLJ can do for you in practice.
[note title="UPDATE"]Ben Dixon made a very good point in the comments, which is that for the price of Link Juicer, you can find link-building services offered in various forums that are likely to produce better results. I have to agree with that. Of course, you have to find and test these services first, but it could be worth it.
Since there's a free trial, I still recommend that you give TLJ a try (especially if you focus on long-tail keywords) and see what it does for you. But looking at my results, it's probably not the most effective way to put $50/month to work.[/note]