Backlinking Tools Revisited

By Mark / August 24, 2011

15 months ago I wrote about 2 free tools that I was using as an alternative to outsourcing link building. Since then I have upgraded both to premium accounts and continue to use them on a regular basis

 

You can read that article at:

 

A Free Alternative To Outsourcing

 

Running an IM related forum means that I spend lots of time testing tools and products many of them aren’t worth recommending so after a month or two I stop using them or cancel my subscription.  There are usually several reasons I don’t stick with them.

 

1. They just don’t work

 

2. They are too complicated and take too much work (Synnd)

 

3. They aren’t really worth the money. (senuke/senukeX)

 

4. They just miss the point….  (no one needs 100,000 auto generated low quality back links!)

 

However having said that there are a number of tools i’ve been using for 4 years or more and several I’ve been using over a year.

 

Both Socialadr and Ezarticlelink are products that I am still using on an almost daily basis while tools like linxboss and serpassist were great for 6 months or so then seemed to lose their power.

 

As I am in the middle of an SEO competition at the moment (3 weeks in and it seems no one has been sandboxed yet and several of us are on the first few pages of google already..!) I’ve had to dig around and make sure i have the best tools for the job.

 

It really does seem that for the type of link building that seems works at the moment you don’t need very many fancy expensive tools.  Apart from Socialadr (social media links) Ezarticlelink  (article and blog back links) and the new tool I’ve started to use Build My Rank you really don’t need much more (Fiverr is proving valuable at the moment but more of that later) and I suspect i am over doing it with those 3.

 

I’ll be creating a full case study next month when the competition is finished but to all intents and purposes I really don’t think that you need to be trying to get thousands of links to you sites. Stick to tools that work in a subtle way and rely on high quality content and you won’t go far wrong.

 

But don’t take my word for it… TEST TEST TEST.

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Kev

Thansk for this Mark. It gets really difficult to know which backlinking tools are worth the £££’s – especially as every one of them offers to propel you up the rankings and to number one on Google!!!!

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Adam

Hey Mark,

Enjoyed this article – confirmation I’m on the right track. Looking forward to your fiverr post because I really have got much out fiverr yet.

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Mark Pocock

Have you stopped using Article Marketing Robot then?

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Only because i switched to a mac 🙂

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Larry

Thanks for the article. I am especially happy to learn about Ezarticlelink, I did not know about it. I bought AMR and have used it to submit 4 or 5 articles, but I find the success rate of my submissions is falling, and I am only getting about 100 successful submission’s from 5,000 article directories, so I am looking for an alternative.

I also use Socialadr (The Free Service) but I have my doubts about how effective it is. I am unable to validate the links that are built. They claim to ping the backlinks for you, but they do not provide you with a list of url’s where your backlinks exist.
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