BuildMyRank vs Blogging Underground

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I have recently become a subscriber to BuildMyRank (BMR) and while it's too early for me to see results, I certainly like the service they're providing. Not to mention all the good feedback I keep hearing from all sorts of places.

Recently though, I've been made aware of Blogging Underground (BU) and in particular as it's being promoted by James Shramko, whom I hold in high regard. So I've been wondering about BU, especially that there's a very attractive 12 months offer available right now.

I would be very interested to hear from other warriors who've had experience with perhaps both of these services or either one individually in order to formulate a better opinion about what each service is offering and whether one is better than the other.

Vlad.
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  • Profile picture of the author seankaye
    Blogging Underground does some interesting things...

    The keyword lists they generate for you are interesting. They take a bit of work to manipulate and but you can find some gems in there.

    I'd say I'm struggling a little bit with the blog network itself. Having researched the blogs quite heavily, most of them are PR2 or less. There are a couple PR3 and I think a PR4.

    Mike Lieberman talks alot about them being "aged domains" (as James Schramko mentions in Traffic Grab and his interview with Mike). But I wonder why an "aged" domain with regular content supply is only PR2? Also, if you've been building these blogs out for some time surely they should be exceeding PR2?

    I'm using Blogging Underground, I'm going to use it for a few more months and see where I'm at.
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    • Profile picture of the author KarimPPC
      Originally Posted by seankaye View Post

      Blogging Underground does some interesting things...

      The keyword lists they generate for you are interesting. They take a bit of work to manipulate and but you can find some gems in there.

      I'd say I'm struggling a little bit with the blog network itself. Having researched the blogs quite heavily, most of them are PR2 or less. There are a couple PR3 and I think a PR4.

      Mike Lieberman talks alot about them being "aged domains" (as James Schramko mentions in Traffic Grab and his interview with Mike). But I wonder why an "aged" domain with regular content supply is only PR2? Also, if you've been building these blogs out for some time surely they should be exceeding PR2?

      I'm using Blogging Underground, I'm going to use it for a few more months and see where I'm at.
      55% of BMR sites are PR2/PR1 as well.
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      • Profile picture of the author aa411853
        Originally Posted by TigerUK View Post

        55% of BMR sites are PR2/PR1 as well.
        Not quite. Our average PR is about 2.75 right now. So it would be correct to state that most of our sites are Pr2 and 3.
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        • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
          Originally Posted by aa411853 View Post

          Not quite. Our average PR is about 2.75 right now. So it would be correct to state that most of our sites are Pr2 and 3.
          I like [and use] BMR as well.
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          • Profile picture of the author Matt Ward
            I've been looking into BMR, but I noticed that you can only use it on 1-5 domains, or you have to pay much more for more domains.

            Can you switch those 5 domains month to month, or is it locked in after you sign up?
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            • Profile picture of the author ProdigyMike
              Originally Posted by mattward View Post

              I've been looking into BMR, but I noticed that you can only use it on 1-5 domains, or you have to pay much more for more domains.

              Can you switch those 5 domains month to month, or is it locked in after you sign up?
              I'm curious of this as well.
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            • Profile picture of the author bukriv
              Originally Posted by mattward View Post

              I've been looking into BMR, but I noticed that you can only use it on 1-5 domains, or you have to pay much more for more domains.

              Can you switch those 5 domains month to month, or is it locked in after you sign up?
              It's not locked. You just have to delete or deactivate the domains you will no longer build links to. I've been doing that for months.
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              • Profile picture of the author John34
                How many posts does Blogging Underground allow per month? How many links allowed in each post?
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          • Profile picture of the author Vlad Shelest
            Originally Posted by James Schramko View Post

            I like [and use] BMR as well.
            Thanks James for your input, would you simply use both services as in "the more the merrier"? Or, do you see them as offering different types of Backlinks and therefore as complimenting each other as parts of a broad backlinking campaign.

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            • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
              Originally Posted by diggitydog View Post

              Thanks James for your input, would you simply use both services as in "the more the merrier"? Or, do you see them as offering different types of Backlinks and therefore as complimenting each other as parts of a broad backlinking campaign.

              Vlad
              Go broad and you will benefit.

              With the latest PR update we had a huge number of our sites jump from PR0 to PR3 and PR4

              In total our network of sites more than doubled PR and it came from blogs in the networks like BU and BMR and Linxboss etc...

              When you have the budget get access to multiple networks
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        • Profile picture of the author mytoy78
          Originally Posted by aa411853 View Post

          Not quite. Our average PR is about 2.75 right now. So it would be correct to state that most of our sites are Pr2 and 3.

          Hey keep up the great service, I think your pr distribution for my posts has been excellent. I've seen a great range. Where are you in the world though? I've a feeling your on the east coast of America, but it's just a hunch.

          Anyway. I'm a big fan for both myself and my clients.


          Many thanks


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  • Profile picture of the author RalphealJackson2
    I give blogging underground my highest recommendation, as a combination with a couple of other software, such as linkamotion, build my rank, and synnd, along with manual work, out can really obtain some pretty nice results with seo.

    I would love to share my screen with you if you are interested, to show you my strategies on how I use these software together, ofcours you would have to purchase through my affiliate link, but I think you would really be amazed at the way you can utilized blog networks without leaving footprints. Skype me: ralphealjackson or email me ralphealjacksonpersonal@gmail.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Vlad Shelest
    In reference to what seankaye said, I don't know that the age of the domain necessarily has a direct effect on its PR and actually following along this path, I wonder if the age of the domain being linked from is more valuable than its PR.

    But without going all complicated about it and getting lost in a rabbit warren of SEO, I wonder if a choice had to be made between BMR and BU what would people experienced with both choose. No doubt, using them both is the safe bet, but one I can't currently justify.
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    • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
      I'm guessing that the full follow links from the BU network leaks the PR onto the sites linked to from the posts (ours!). I can tell you from my own testing they are effective for getting new stuff ranked quickly.

      Mike regulates these blogs like a sheriff and they are quite well themed by category making them relevant.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vlad Shelest
    Still wondering which of the two services will give me the best "bang" for my buck... I'm using BMR now and I love the whole platform, just haven't seen the results yet as it's a bit early to tell, on the other hand, is there one thing that makes BU stand out as a lot of people seem to speak highly of it?

    Or, perhaps, it'll just have to be a matter of personal choice without obvious reasons to back it up.

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  • Profile picture of the author NeilMoran
    You can add or remove domains anytime you want, I've been using BMR for quite a while and seen great results from it, it's best to outsource the article snippets as their inhouse writers are quite expensive, $2.50 for 150 words, you can get writters on Odesk for $1 or less for 150 words.

    Think I will check out BU, that's a new one to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author wordydiva
    I really like BMR and do my own writing to help save money. I've tried the writers there and have been pleasantly surprised by some of the articles they created. Quality certainly varies, but it is affordable and as someone mentioned you can also consider outsourcing through oDesk.
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    • Profile picture of the author KarimPPC
      Originally Posted by aa411853 View Post

      Originally Posted by TigerUK View Post

      55% of BMR sites are PR2/PR1 as well.
      Not quite. Our average PR is about 2.75 right now. So it would be correct to state that most of our sites are Pr2 and 3.
      Piechart for your own network
      http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/7420/chartqm.png

      PR1 147 22.58%
      PR2 259 39.78%
      Pr3 159 24.42%
      PR4 75 11.52%
      PR5 8 1.23%
      PR6 3 0.46%

      Most common PR is PR2, PR1 and PR3 almost the same so they nullify each other out. PR4+ negligable.. Average PR is PR2

      i stand corrected 62.7% of sites are PR1/PR2
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  • Profile picture of the author anwar001
    The problem with blogging underground is that you need to post to each site manually. You have to select each site you want your article published on separately and then paste the article and click publish. So, if you want to publish your article to 50 blogs in the network, you have to do these steps 50 times which is time consuming.

    However the good thing with BU is that you will know exactly which sites your articles are on unlike other networks.
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    • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
      Originally Posted by anwar001 View Post

      The problem with blogging underground is that you need to post to each site manually. You have to select each site you want your article published on separately and then paste the article and click publish. So, if you want to publish your article to 50 blogs in the network, you have to do these steps 50 times which is time consuming.

      However the good thing with BU is that you will know exactly which sites your articles are on unlike other networks.
      This is an asset since links mean something, they are not auto bot spammed and the posts last longer on the higher pR page before being bumped
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      • Profile picture of the author airbusbarkley
        I am new to Blogging Underground so its still too early to comment on results. However, here is a brief overview of the product.

        BU has over 300 blogs in the network and the set up makes it easy to search for niche specific blogs making your post relevant.

        Rules for Posting on this Blog

        URLs Allowed in Post : 2
        Minimum Word Count for Post : 120
        Maximum Posts Allowed in Blog per Day : 20
        Same Domain URLs Allowed in Blog per Day : 10
        Maximum Posts Allowed having Same Domain URLs per Day : 10
        Sitemaps are Not Allowed

        PLR articles are allowed as long as some modification is done. No exact duplicate posts are allowed in title or content, just make some changes. There is a pop up box that shows if the content is duplicated and it will not allow you to publish until changes are made. This is a great feature as it keeps everyone in check and on track.

        There is the ability to set up different author profiles for each inhouse blog.

        The URL where you post is available to ping or Social Bookmark, but it is a manual process as there is no export option yet.

        Mike responds very quickly to any support question. The forum however is a bit slow and lacks participation.

        There is a lot more to BU than just the blog network, but that is what most people use it for.

        I have been wanting to outsource the article post but have yet to find someone.

        I hope this information helps.
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      • Profile picture of the author anwar001
        Originally Posted by James Schramko View Post

        This is an asset since links mean something, they are not auto bot spammed and the posts last longer on the higher pR page before being bumped
        Yeah! I never thought about it this way. Now I realize that posts can last much longer on the front page due to this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vexo
    Hi
    Thinking of trying BuildMyRank as i hear good things.
    What do you guys think about Linkvana ? I am trying them out now but its still to early to see results. What i like about them is the unlimited sites that you can add. Anybody else use them ? How does it compares to BuildMyRank and Blogging Underground ?
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  • Profile picture of the author steelbone
    I am using BMR and really like it. very easy to use. I am thinking about trying BU as well.

    Wish linxboss wasn't so expensive...Looks REALLY good
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    • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
      Originally Posted by steelbone View Post

      I am using BMR and really like it. very easy to use. I am thinking about trying BU as well.

      Wish linxboss wasn't so expensive...Looks REALLY good

      it is only expensive if you cannot get a return on investment. If you can it is paid for.
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      • Profile picture of the author seankaye
        They need to listen to Freedom Ocean, heh James?
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        • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
          Originally Posted by seankaye View Post

          They need to listen to Freedom Ocean, heh James?
          My first main success as an affiliate was selling enough software to cover the purchase investment. I kept selling at and more than covered it. The software was $197 and I probably sold few hundred thousand dollars worth....

          One goal in business is often to invest $1 to get more than $1 back and then scale as many times as you can.

          The great thing about 'expensive' tools and resources that are effective is that they serve as a barrier to entry for the faint hearted and weak marketers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yogini
    I haven't heard about blogging underground before but was wondering what this meant below. Is that for any one blog, the backlink could not be from the same domain ? I don't think having more than one or 2 links back to same domain would be a good idea anyway.

    Same Domain URLs Allowed in Blog per Day : 10
    Maximum Posts Allowed having Same Domain URLs per Day : 10



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