UPDATE 3/21/2012 – As of March 19th, 2012, Build My Rank’s network has been deindexed by Google, resulting in the service being suspended indefinitely. I will keep you posted if/when the service reopens for operation.
Okay, so I can’t remember if I said I’d have another regular update today, or if I’d just make a final recommendation, but honestly, I don’t need another week to reach a verdict on this one. Here’s the deal –
BuildMyRank.com is *AWESOME*!!!
Don’t believe me? The numbers speak for themselves…
As a refresher, here’s where my test site rankings started:
And here’s where we are now:
Pretty cool, huh?! 🙂
Obviously, most of the BuildMyRank posts I did revolved around my main keyword, so I’m not surprised to see the biggest gains there. Overall, I’m very excited by these results – both keywords are kicking it on the second page of Google, which is impressive considering I’ve done absolutely nothing to this site besides kick some BMR backlinks to it.
The other cool thing is that I’m seeing improvements in the amount of money the site is making. So far, for February 2011, the site has generated $26.22 in Amazon Affiliate commissions, compared to $7.84 for the month of February 2010. Again, this site isn’t exactly going to make me rich as is, but the trend is going in the right direction 🙂
(PS – This coming Monday, I’ll be doing a post on how to scale up affiliate minisites like this one with my plan of attack for taking it from $20+/month to significantly more than that. You won’t want to miss it!)
That said, I do have a few qualifications to my recommendation…
#1 – If you plan to promote more than 20 domains, consider Linkvana instead. BuildMyRank offers a tiered pricing structure, and at 21 domains, the cost of the membership actually exceeds Linkvana’s flat $147/month pricing. Although BuildMyRank is great, Linkvana’s network is still larger, which could make a difference if you’re promoting more than one site in the same niche.
#2 – BuildMyRank’s writer outsourcing program isn’t as strong as I’d like to see. If you plan to write your own content or outsource your content privately, this won’t make a difference. But if you want to outsource your content creation through your backlinking program, I’d recommend Linkvana over BuildMyRank.
#1 – Price. Honestly, if you’re promoting 20+ domains, then spending $150/month on a backlinking service probably isn’t going to break you. But if you’re just getting started, spending that much may be out of the question. BuildMyRank lowers this barrier to entry, meaning that even beginning web marketers can benefit from one-way backlinking.
#2 – Indexing tracking services. I absolutely *love* that BuildMyRank tracks whether or not your blog post has been indexed, and I love that if it isn’t indexed within a few days, BMR automatically throws a bunch of social media links at it. Very cool 🙂
#3 – Analytics. For the price, BuildMyRank offers a surprisingly great analytics program that lets you track what keywords you’ve targeted, the PageRank of the sites your blog posts are hanging out on and a number of other metrics. Throughout this case study, I found these to be super helpful in making sure I was on track with my marketing efforts.
So the final verdict is this – yes, I highly recommend BuildMyRank, especially if you’re a lazy marketer like me. The price is great, and the results speak for themselves. Compared to the amount of time I’ve wasted trying to get other sites ranked with article directory submissions, endless social bookmarking, etc, it’s a huge time saver.
But don’t just take my word for it. If you have a site that you’re struggling to move up the rankings, check out BuildMyRank today. You get 10 free links when you sign up for a free trial, so you can see for yourself if the service is right for you (heck, you might even see a bump in your rankings from these 10 links alone!).
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