Using warrior for hire - your experience

by toopies 4 replies
Not sure if this is the right place to post - please move if need be.

I am going to purchase a service from a "warrior for hire" on this site. Something that will hopefully get my site noticed for my key words.

I have read through the testimonials which are from members of this site and they are positive.

I'm not so concerned about the money part as I am about getting banned from google for doing something dodgy.

I can't find anything negative on this "warrior" when I do a search online (which is a good thing)

Can you guys give me some insight on using someone on this site?
#search engine optimization #experience #hire #warrior
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    I'm guessing what you are looking to purchase is something related to link building. If it is a cheap service, I would be very, very careful.

    There are a couple of issues with reviews on this site. First, there are tons of just outright fake reviews and reviews from members of circle-jerk groups. WF tries to crackdown on that as much as possible, but honestly it is just difficult. It would be nice if they would institute a "verified purchaser" kind of thing like Amazon does, but even that can be gamed.

    The other thing I would be careful about with the reviews is reading carefully exactly what they are reviewing. Many times with SEO gigs and link building jobs, the reviewer basically just says something along the lines that the work was done as promised and in a timely manner. What you do not see as often are stories about rankings improving or repeat orders.

    Sometimes a customer does see a ranking improvement, but are they still ranking 6 months later? A year later? They don't often come back months later to mention how their rankings tanked.

    Lastly, with some of these cheap services, the customers are buying 4 or 5 different services at the same time. They have no idea which one really helped or hurt their rankings. The waters are too muddy.

    Make sure you understand what kind of work they are promising to do. If you don't know enough about SEO to know whether or not that type of work will help or hurt your site in the long-term, ask someone who does know. It's better to be too cautious than to let some knucklehead damage your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author toopies
      Well the peeps got a free trail and reviewed from there.

      Some of them have been on the site for the past 6 yrs so don't know if that gives them more credence.

      It's a matter of submitting my blogs on other high ranking sites (blogs). Which I can do but is so time consuming and a PITA.

      So I don't know if that's considered link building.
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by toopies View Post

        Well the peeps got a free trail and reviewed from there.
        That sounds like one of the circle-jerk groups.

        Originally Posted by toopies View Post

        Some of them have been on the site for the past 6 yrs so don't know if that gives them more credence.
        It doesn't really mean anything. There are a lot of members here that have belonged for a long time, but have had little to no success online.

        Originally Posted by toopies View Post

        It's a matter of submitting my blogs on other high ranking sites (blogs). Which I can do but is so time consuming and a PITA.

        So I don't know if that's considered link building.
        That sounds like a public blog network, which is something you want to stay away from. They get targeted by Google all the time.

        Well, unless you are doing a churn and burn project. Then I would say go for it.
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        • Profile picture of the author toopies
          Ugh! Thanks. If it's too good to be true...

          Ok, off to research the PITA blogs to submit my articles to...
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