LinxBoss - Your Reviews? Ratings?

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I heard about this system and read through an old thread (which was closed because it got off track).

Can someone who has actually used it or know if credible people who have comment?

I am really curious. The thing that strikes me is the analytics - as well as the more obvious benefits of the product it says it has...
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Mount
    I was given a guest account and put in some pretty basic keywords to rank for. However, they pulled my account 5 days in before I could see any results. They said that I put in keywords that were too hard to rank for. That's probably true for some, but one of them was very easy to rank for. But, they didn't let me back in to continue testing.

    So does it work? I've heard it does, but as a potential JV partner for them, they wouldn't give me enough time to even put it to the test to see any results.

    Take that for what it's worth
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  • Profile picture of the author Dexx
    Well the mention of identified fake testimonials doesn't bring much confidence IMO

    http://www.warriorforum.com/internet...eard-used.html
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  • Profile picture of the author niceweb
    Haven't heard of them. But i like them being honest about not raising the price like many others backlink sites does.
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  • Profile picture of the author pavionjsl
    Im amazed you read the other thread and the red flags raised did not stop you dead on this site. Drive on.
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    • Profile picture of the author iSoftware
      Originally Posted by pavionjsl View Post

      Im amazed you read the other thread and the red flags raised did not stop you dead on this site. Drive on.
      Amazed? I can't fathom why - you needn't be. There are all sorts of opinions on the "interwebs" and knowledgeable consumers don't get easily swayed until after doing their research. Besides the fact that someone with a well-respected customer base recommended them - not that one needs to explain one's decision logic...
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    • Profile picture of the author Natlex
      Jeez that seems pretty bad.. How many backlinks did you have on your sites before and how old were they? I see some reviews that say its great and some that say the opposite.. hard to distinguish if it works or not without trying it I guess!


      Originally Posted by kabonk View Post

      I've been (until today) using it for a couple of months. I have seen nothing. I can't see where I have gotten any backlinks at all. My ranking has not improved on realistic keywords and in some cases they lost ground. I'm out maybe $450 and have received pretty much nothing in return. Slow results is one thing, but after three months I should at least be able to see a few of the 100's per site (1000's overall) of backlinks I paid them very well to produce. Not a backlink to be had. How could they take my money like that and not make sure I was getting what I paid for???? I could have used that money for many other things, feels like my wallet was lifted.

      Based on my firsthand experience, the only other thing I have to say is buyer beware...
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      • Profile picture of the author Natlex
        Well if anyone is interested I decided to give linxboss a shot but I don't have enough domains that I need to rank keywords to fill out the 5 domain limit per account. I'm currently only using 2-3 slots out of 5 domains so if anyone is interested in "buying rent" for any slots I would do so for $35 each or $60 for 2 domains.

        Basically if you didn't look at the sales pages they send 200 backlinks to each of the 5 domain every month (total of 1000, but if you only have 3 domains in there you basically "lose" 400 backlinks). You can make those 200 links go towards different URL's with specific anchor texts.

        Anyway, if anyone is interested in renting a slot email me at natrozar[at]gmail.com
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  • Profile picture of the author ogm
    I'll be honest, I've been running linxboss for 2 month on 5 sites and I'm having very hard time finding backlinks generated by them. I mean after 2000 backlinks were supposedly generated for my sites, I should be able to find some, right ?
    I've exchanged emails with someone named Erik there, and was told to be patient.
    But its not looking good at this point. Its a matter of principle.

    So this is either a scam, or the backlinks generated are of such low quality that they barely get indexed.

    There are a lot of good backlinking services out there that I don't mind spending money on, and I don't think this is one of them.

    If anyone reading this forum knows the service intimately and can contest my opinion, please contact me in PM.
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  • Profile picture of the author ogm
    Linxboss isn't the only backlinking service I'm using and I see improvement in rankings, but since I see new backlinks from other services poping up all the time, and I see close to nothing from linxboss, I can't really attribute improvements to linkxboss.

    From what I understand they aren't supposed to do anything different then everyone else is doing.. post snippets of text with your keyword on a bunch of blog sites. There isn't any magic to it.

    So if a snippet is posted on a good, lets say PR3-4 site, it gets indexed fast and you can see it in Yahoo site explorer usually. And I use SEO Spyglass too, that covers more then Yahoo explorer. So even if we assume that Linxboss is legit, the quality of their sites is probably so subpar that search engines don't even feel like indexing them on any regular basis.

    Either way, I'm not happy with what I get for the money. Just my opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author StewieG
      Originally Posted by ogm View Post

      Linxboss isn't the only backlinking service I'm using and I see improvement in rankings, but since I see new backlinks from other services poping up all the time, and I see close to nothing from linxboss, I can't really attribute improvements to linkxboss.

      From what I understand they aren't supposed to do anything different then everyone else is doing.. post snippets of text with your keyword on a bunch of blog sites. There isn't any magic to it.

      So if a snippet is posted on a good, lets say PR3-4 site, it gets indexed fast and you can see it in Yahoo site explorer usually. And I use SEO Spyglass too, that covers more then Yahoo explorer. So even if we assume that Linxboss is legit, the quality of their sites is probably so subpar that search engines don't even feel like indexing them on any regular basis.

      Either way, I'm not happy with what I get for the money. Just my opinion.
      Same problem here, been with them for month or so, and nadda, not one link showing in site explorer. I can go get a blog post done on a pr 2-4 site and see the link back to my site show up within a week in site explorer.

      Thats the problem with all these services, the sites in the network are of such poor quality, the links follow the same pattern. And they all seem to be like this, I've tried linkvana, AMA, etc etc etc. Same story on all of them, links and posts not being indexed.
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  • Profile picture of the author StewieG
    Hi Dan,

    Im looking at the mlm training term you mentioned at the top of the linxboss post.
    You currently have 2664 links pointing to that site, I think this would be the reason your ranking so well for the mlm training term. Those backlinks in YSP dont look like they are from linxboss. Are you using Aloha on that one as well?
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  • Profile picture of the author Global Citizen
    So far linxboss seems credible with many reviews around.

    My only question is:

    Should i get a service with them, would my r.o.i be positive with my monthly investment of $147 a month?

    (Perhaps if you buy under your affiliate links, you will get half the price.)

    I must say that 14.7 cents per link is worth the buy.

    i may be a little biased at the price cos i am getting at a cost price of less than 3 cents per link using a private service.

    I think linx boss is okay. My only wish is for them to give 5000 links instead of 1000 links a month.
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    • Profile picture of the author MISsupport
      Yes, I can finally post in this section

      MODERATOR: Yes, but you can't post affiliate links no matter how many posts you have. Read the rules at the top of the page.
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      • Profile picture of the author unclepennybags
        Hey Monkeykws,

        I have not used it but here is an in-depth review and case study by an expert who has...

        MODERATOR: No review page links or affiliate links in this section! Read the rules.

        And why do I keep seeing this same guy's review page linked to over and over and over again in this section?
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        • Profile picture of the author unclepennybags
          Because his reviews are the best for link building tools. Check it out at... ohh woops. Forgot I cannot post the link. He is as honest as they come and does real case studies. How can you beat that?
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          • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
            Originally Posted by unclepennybags View Post

            Because his reviews are the best for link building tools. Check it out at... ohh woops. Forgot I cannot post the link. He is as honest as they come and does real case studies. How can you beat that?
            If the quality of the review becomes the deciding factor, then someone has to go through and make a quality judgment for every single affiliate link that anyone decides to post and decide whether it deserves to stay or not.

            That's not practical, so it either has to be all links allowed or none. The forum's owner has decided none, so there it is.
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  • I've tried Linxboss and I can't really recommend it. I'm not here to tell you what to do but I can share my experience and what worked for me:

    I fell into the trap of believing that these SEO products could solve my ranking dilemnas by focusing on backlinks.

    After experimenting with other types of SEO using limited backlink techniques, I received better SEO rankings & traffic than I have ever received using these expensive monthly services. So I stopped chasing the backlinks a few months ago. (yes I know I still have them in my sig.)

    It's really my true belief that Google is much much smarter than any of these product creators give it credit for. I now focus on content and good on page SEO and achieve great ranking.

    I'm glad I discovered what I discovered as it has saved me $1,000's per month on automated and manual SEO "tools"

    Best of luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author Global Citizen
      Originally Posted by Orlando Web Design View Post

      I've tried Linxboss and I can't really recommend it. I'm not here to tell you what to do but I can share my experience and what worked for me:

      I fell into the trap of believing that these SEO products could solve my ranking dilemnas by focusing on backlinks.

      After experimenting with other types of SEO using limited backlink techniques, I received better SEO rankings & traffic than I have ever received using these expensive monthly services. So I stopped chasing the backlinks a few months ago. (yes I know I still have them in my sig.)

      It's really my true belief that Google is much much smarter than any of these product creators give it credit for. I now focus on content and good on page SEO and achieve great ranking.

      I'm glad I discovered what I discovered as it has saved me $1,000's per month on automated and manual SEO "tools"

      Best of luck.
      So with just onpage seo and quality content you can get in first page of google?

      What if your competition is very high?

      Thanks in advance Orlando Web Design!
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      • Originally Posted by Global Citizen View Post

        So with just onpage seo and quality content you can get in first page of google?

        What if your competition is very high?

        Thanks in advance Orlando Web Design!
        Yes, In answer to your questions...for me, yes I can.It doesn't happen overnight but it works.

        I use long tail KW's so I don't spin my wheels attacking very high competition; it's just pointless IMO.
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      • Originally Posted by Global Citizen View Post

        So with just onpage seo and quality content you can get in first page of google?

        What if your competition is very high?

        Thanks in advance Orlando Web Design!
        Yes, with on-page seo and great content that is regularly updated, you can achieve great rankings if you are smart about your keywords. It won't happen overnight but nor will it using these automated services despite all the ad hype.

        Yes automated services can aid you but it's a small piece of the puzzle. Google is way smarter nowadays and will always be several steps ahead.

        It still surprises me that people fall for these expensive monthly services as you can outsource the same work for cheaper and get a much better quality work with links that will actually stick for longer than a week.

        I see people here writing of how they can't see their supposed backlinks.

        Welcome to the automated solution game.

        If competition is very high, you need to find different long-tail search terms. It could take you months and months to beat your competition and that's if you are very experienced.

        Also consider this...a change in Google's algorithms can completely make all your past work obsolete. It happened recently with the change to Google local search and the use of maps.

        Just my 2 pennies worth.
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  • Profile picture of the author Global Citizen
    okay cool. for long tail keywords and super low competition i guess, you can get ranked with highly optimized onpage seo.

    The only thing is that long tail keywords normally has very low searches.

    Thanks man!
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    • Profile picture of the author MISsupport
      Since my last comment was moderated because I was linking to my blog post :p , I will give you the short version.

      I started with 5 slots and added 20 more last month because I had good results from the first batch. One of the 5 went to #1 thus making enough for me to pay for the next 20 slots.

      Yes, it's a good service to rise in SERP fast. Out of my 20 sites, only 3 are not on page 1 after 1 month but they are very near. For my test, I took the 20 sites that the keywords were not on page 1 and some even on page 60+.


      So, it worked for me and that may depend on keywords selection and that's your responsibility not LinxBoss But use the power of L4L to your advantage by still building new links like always since L4L will use them too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Global Citizen
    Thank you MISsupport!

    Kudos to you for the great results.

    I am assuming your keywords are of low competition? It seems fast that you get results readily.

    Care to share your competition stats or value?
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  • Profile picture of the author Sylonious
    I've been using Linxboss for a few months and I like the quality of links that I get back from them. I'm not going to give you my specific results, because that would be misleading considering the fact that I do linkwheels, buy links and old domains.

    I'll just say that I'm not quite where I want to be, but keep in mind that at one point I was paying $3-5 per link for the same results.

    L4L - I've never seen a single L4L link so I don't know if it's working or not.
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    • Profile picture of the author MISsupport
      The site that got to #2 within a month was the one that had L4L links found by the system. I can say it' a joy to be there.

      For that site:
      Competition: 82800
      Searches: 2900
      Started to #22 (Enf of June)

      I gone ahead and added L4L links(not patient :p ) manually and saw better result the next week or two after for the other slots.

      And since, like I mentioned, the second batch of 20 are much farther in positions, my reasoning is that there is money to be made with them too thus more competition.

      My searches are not high since it's averaging 3000(500-6600). But since I'm converting, I make money and will make more money later on. I have some that are in 20K/search while some secondary keywords are 220.

      The #1 made me $300+ with 1 week to go for the month. So, the searches is relative to what you are selling/conversion rate. And no, I won't tell you my niche.

      I recommend to use it for at least 2-3 months. My 4 other slots did no get that far on the first batch. That's because the L4L was almost empty versus the first one when I noticed it. I added some manually recently. Patience will be needed for those too.

      Find those that have low competition to get faster results. After it's where you want it to be, use that slot for another site or stay there longer to maintain that position more solidly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Global Citizen
    Thank you very much MISsupport for the detailed elaboration. Cannot appreciate it enough.

    btw, ur keyword competition is in qoutes, allinanchor, or without qoutes?

    And your no. of searches per month is based on exact match or broad/phrase match?

    This would be a good gauge for me to understand how fast and how effective it works.

    If it is a super low competition, it is simply easy to get ranked.
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  • Profile picture of the author Global Citizen
    i tried to give the closest example to your keyword research. i can find the closest is 129,000 (quoted results).

    keyword: "how to clean the kitchen"
    quoted results: 129,000 (cant find closest to 82,800)


    quoted results (last page): 169 [can get ranked in matters of two-three weeks]



    Share with us your take okies, MISsupport. Thank you in advance.
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    • Profile picture of the author MISsupport
      The numbers(competition, searches) are from LinxBoss tracking page so I don't know on what their based but presume without quotes. Plus, they count the ads, secondary links too since my #1 can be #2 while be #1.

      Having said that, there are 3 things to consider:
      1. I used to work with quotes too but your average searcher don't use that. They don't even know about it! So, I stopped using that.
      2. I work with 1-3 targeted keywords but I won't reveal my secret on why it's a buying keyword in most cases. :p
      3. Google Instant has changed the way people do search so long keywords are not ideal at this time(later ?). But, you can still use that to see what will Google would propose.

      That's it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Shipp
    what is the point of this questioning? he said it works for him and he likes it. if it gets links,rankings, and is fully automated then it works as advertised. use your own dime to conduct your test.
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    • Profile picture of the author John34
      Can we rotate anchor text for those 5 links?
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      • Profile picture of the author MISsupport
        Yes!

        In fact, you need at least 2 anchor: 1 primary and 1 secondary. You can have up to 3 secondary that will divide 50% of the anchors.

        If you add a second URL(deep link) in your slot, then it will divide that again. There is a video that explain it better than me.

        tshipp: I don't mind sharing because it's a forum for that. But, results will have to be on slot by slot case and the keywords selected thus, yes, it will be on his own dime. I saw people renting a slot to others for $40/month for those not sure but wanted to test it before going for the 5 slots package.

        RuthBabe: I can't reply to PM yet. I would not use it on new sites that have no links yet. Having links allow for the L4L to kick in anyway. One suggestion is to go on Fiverr.com and have a writer do an article for you and post on ezinarticle. Or you could write that yourself. Once published, add that link to L4L manually.
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        • Profile picture of the author junkdna
          I have a lots of experience with LinxBoss, I used it for about 4-5 months. I can definitely tell you what it is good for. If you are expecting to achieve high ranking to any kwd than look elsewhere. I would say that in the terms of the link strength LB is on the same level as Angela's Back Links. Which in my book is quite weak. I tried LB links on the sites that are in a mega competitive niches and on the sites that are only competing on local level.

          On the sites that were competing on the local level, LB was helping make some progress, say to the bottom of the Google page 1, but further than that, you'll have to use something stronger.

          On the sites that were competing nationally LinxBoss was very weak and certainly had almost no influence.

          LB gives you 1,000 links per month, but you have to split those 1,000 links over 5 unique domains. I didn't like that, because for some sites I needed more links, and for other I need less.

          Another totally annoying thing about LinxBoss is that they are paranoid about what would happen if Big G. discovers what they are doing. One can understand their fears, but that creates some problems for you as a user. So, lets say you get your 200 ultra weak links per month. Out of those 200 about 20 will get indexed every month. That leaves you with 180 unindexed links.

          One strategy would be to go now and try to get those 180 links indexed and those 20 indexed links strengthened with some back links. But, LB will under no circumstances reveal those 180 unindexed links, although you paid for them. Effectively these 180 unindexed links are your property, but you do not have access to them. LB is just scared that you are Big G's hired detective. They offer their own backlinking of backlinks, for sake of strengthening and I fiddled with that, but GUI was confusing and I can not say weather it worked or not.

          After this bashing of the bad sides of LB, there are some really good sides to it. Every tool is good if you use it in a right way. LB is definitely not going to increase your ranking, weather competition is weak or strong. But LB is going to do one other mega giga huge thing for you, and that is where LB just shines above all other.

          LB is excellent for keeping your gains. Lets say you use some other linking methods to get to the top of G.1. page. If you stop pumping links, your coveted position will soon deteriorate and you'll find yourself at a bottom again. That is where LB is brilliant! For just $30 per month per domain it will keep pumping 200 links to your site and that will be, in my experience, enough to keep the position you attained, even in the very strong national level competition. Just do the maths, how much your personal time you'll have to devote to maintain all the high rankings you achieved. LB will keep you high Big G, without you moving a finger.

          Now the self serving bit. I consider the above to be an realistic and unbiased assessment of the LB good and bad sides. I did stop my LB subscription about 2 months ago, not because LB was bad, but because I only needed 2 domain slots, not all 5. I would like to go back on LB, and I need only 2 domain slots. So if anybody is happy with taking other 3 domain slots, can you please pm me.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacksonlin
    Linxboss is good to me.

    Every time I throw in keywords in there I get on page 1 within a few months.

    These are for super competitive keywords too, but it's only part of my linking strategy and not the only thing.
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    • Profile picture of the author PeacockBar
      I have just joined basically because of Daniel McGonagle's positive review of LinkBoss and will report results.

      On three of the sites have 1000+ links AND I am doing nothing else too so will be interesting to watch how well Linxboss works.

      The lack of verifiability does bother me but I can understand their wish to maintain privacy (backlinksolutions are the same). The L4L is an incredible bonus if you already have a lot of pre exiting links although LinkBoss is very vague re how much backlinging they are are doing to your existing backlinks. Easy for me to verify cos doing nothing else to three of the siktes

      What I can say that Linkboss is really easy to set up - say 25 mins for five sites and is very easy to revise too which I like as well. This high level of automation is a huge plus (subject to the program working of course!)

      Some of the criticisms made here are unreasonable.

      - unless the link service provider has literally tens of 000's of blogs in their network then links per unique domain have to be limited or you are going to see duplication of links

      - 200 links per domain is fine assuming you are using multiple link building strategy /services which of course you should be doing.

      - all backlinks from private blog networks whether it is Backlinksolutions, Linkvarna or Linkjuicer are weak - it is the nature of the beast. However what is more powerful AND permanent low level blog backlinks or profile links? I suspect the former by a huge margin.

      - yes as blog pages get archived /move to second page they are going to give less Google juice but it is still better than profile links which are very likely to get deleted all together when moderators have their annual spring clean and on par with other kinds of links that also get archived like press releases (actually probably better in that regard) and forum posts (but not as good as high quality articles on top article sharing sites).

      - if you want your link building to look natural you have to pick a blog linking service (or employ lots of freelancers) somewhere along the line. So the merits /demerits of blog links are irrelevant - all that matters is whether there is a better blog linking service / bit of software out there.

      What I do think however is that if a private blog service has say 2400 blogs then you need to be rotating sites /changing stuff regularly or you are going to see duplication of links. Second you want to be doing lots of other link building stuff - just having backlinks from a single source (esp a private network) has to be a red flag SERPS wise.

      Finally I have always wondered why Google doe not just take out private blog / article networks full stop by assigning links from them zero weight (not exactly hard for Google to work out - they just need to join!))

      Anyway will keep you updated



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