I knew it would happen. It was only a matter of time.
Build My Rank – who I love – was toppled in this edition of the Link Building Deathmatch. But it wasn’t just them – this was a double homicide.
Don’t think Build My Rank won’t come back with guns a’ blazing though. They’ve even shut down their membership to new members to revamp their network! They are committed to bringing a quality product to market and are making adjustments to do just that… I expect big things from them when they re-open.
But for now, Build My Rank is closed. If you didn’t get in when they first won the Deathmatch, you’re out of luck.
So what do you use, out of all the link building services out there? Linxboss made an impressive debut to the Deathmatch, beating out BMR’s previously winning results (although the comparison wasn’t 100% equal – read the full report for details). But the nice thing about Linxboss is that you don’t have to do any writing, at all. Just input the URL’s you want links built to and – POOF! – you’ve got links coming your way.
However, I was approached just over 2 months ago by Linkvana – they asked me if I wanted a limited time trial account so I could check out their service and see if a Linkvana review was something I’d like to share with you guys. I sent them a link to the first Deathmatch post and asked them if they were willing to be one of the services profiled in a future Deathmatch and they said YES!
(I was VERY surprised they said yes – and I think it shows how confident they are in their product. It’s a risky move – what if they didn’t do well? But they were game.)
So, I did the following with 3 separate URL’s with no existing links pointing to them:
- Submitted 1 UAW article (this spun article went to 167 sites)
- Submitted 25 Build My Rank posts
- Submitted 25 Linkvana posts
Where are we at today?
Link Building DEATHMATCH III - Results!Which link building service produces the most backlinks?
|URL 1: Unique Article Wizard||URL 2: Build My Rank||URL 3: Linkvana|
|Backlinks on 1/20||0||0||0|
|Backlinks on 3/15||33||27||89|
You can see that Linkvana not only won, but KILLED it! They even murdered Linxboss’ previous results (at 57 & 39 backlinks).
Keep in mind, I did not use any of the Linkvana 2.0 features – Facebook & Twitter promotion, commenting tool, RSS Tool, Social Media Tool, Forum Profile Tool, Bookmarking Tools. All I used was their blog post submission.
Linkvana is seriously similar to Build My Rank (or maybe Build My Rank is similar to Linkvana…) in that you write short blog posts about your topic and add a link back to your site. Those posts go out to their network of partner blogs, are indexed, and get you a backlink. The content must be unique and can’t be spun.
The super nice thing about Linkvana is that the posts only have to be 100 words (Build My Rank requires posts be 150 words). You can also outsource the posting to Linkvana – their writers will handle it for you, or, of course, get the writing done from a place like Fiverr or iWriter.
Based on these results, I’m pony’ing up my own dough (remember? they gave me a trial) to carry on using LinkVana.
I’m SERIOUSLY impressed with how Linkvana performed and am really looking forward to using some of the other services they offer, i.e. the “Liking” and other social promotion tools.
Where do we stand in total? Who are the all-time winners of the Link Building Deathmatch?
- Linkvana (current all-time winner!)
- Linxboss (nice because you don’t have to write articles)
- Build My Rank (closed to new members, for now)
- Unique Article Wizard (great for indexation with Article Builder. Read the boogie here).
Keep in mind also that you should never, ever put all your link building eggs in one basket. Use more than one method (i.e. article marketing plus social profiles) and more than one service (i.e. Linkvana plus Linxboss). That’s just smart link building and smart SEO!