I started using LinxBoss(aff.) around 3 months ago on 5 sites(slots). This gave me time to give you my honest review of LinxBoss, opinion of the service, the results, tips and also about the support.
And those that read me knows that I will be upfront and I won't shy away to call it a scam or not. Heck, just read my last few posts about scams!
What is LinxBoss?
In short, LinxBoss is a way to get one way backlinks in a hands off manner to my money sites and ...backlinks. Yes, a new feature was added after I started called L4L for Links 4 Links that build backlinks to you current/indexed backlinks. Btw, that's a great feature they added and did not cost me more!
How it works?
The base price include 5 slots of 1000 contextual backlinks/month thus 200 backlinks per slots. A slot can have more than 1 URL(deep links) thus will be part of the 200 backlinks from that slots.
Here is the thing: you don't have to write texts for them. Of course, you do have to add the URLs, keywords(main, secondaries) and category but not a blurb or article to write. That's another great thing for me. In the case of L4L, you just enter related keywords that you don't mind ranking for but far for the keywords you want to really rank for.
Anyway, they have some training videos to help you better understand how it works once you are a member of LinxBoss.
When I looked at my stats, I noticed that the one of the 5 sites that is my current money maker had more L4L backlinks already found versus the 4 other slots. This is what I believe made it stronger than the others and is making money now for me.
With that in mind, I started to add by hand backlinks in L4L that I made using my other softwares but were not indexed yet. In one week, I already saw a rise on most sites.
My suggestion is to continue to promote your sites the conventional way by adding more backlinks like you were doing before. In those cases, I added them by hand in L4L because I knew of some of my backlinks(ezine). Otherwise, I will have to wait for L4L and my other backlinks to find each other later on. I only gave it a little push to make it more faster. ;)
Btw, the L4L is on another whole network and there is not limit in the number of backlinks to them. Also, those backlinks to backlinks will be done to authority sites first. It's logical too since this will give more juice to your money sites by default.
My results... so far
I can say that most of my sites do have better ranking today than when I started. In most cases, it took only a few weeks to increase in ranks. You can expect fluctuation up or down so don't worry about that.
But since I added backlinks manually in L4L just last week for the other 4 slots, I will mostly comment on the best performer that did had backlinks found by L4L. Remember that L4L only started after I got in.
The site started at #22 and now it's #1. It has 2900 searches a month. It took around 1 month to get to #2 and since then goes from 1 to 2.
I did not know if I should mentioned it but sometimes it can help to see real numbers. Plus, I wanted to see what will be the impact on my others sites when they get to that point later on.
Some have more and some less searches per month. You can say this one is in the middle in the number of searches so a good example for me.
- From May 25 to June 24(before): $3.31
- From June 25 to July 24(First month): $14.36
- From July 25 to August 24(Second month): $255.63
- From August 25 to September 16(Third month): $299.03
Now to be honest, these numbers were beyond my expectation. I expect my other sites to make make less or more when L4L make it's effect noticed later on. But that's if I selected the right paying keywords for those and that's not LinxBoss responsibility but mine alone. ;)
Second bigger round
Seeing that, I added 20 more slots late last month. It is costing less per slot but a good deal of money in addition of the first 5 slots. I'm investing in my IM business. I'm also concentrating more on those 20 sites more than ever and added backlinks manually last week in L4L like the others(first batch).
When I selected my 20 sites, I took those that were much behind thus page 2-3 and up. A few were on page 60 or more. I believe that if they are there, it's because there is more money to make thus more competition. At least, that's my thinking.
So far, the effect on ranking is pretty excellent. 18 of the 20 sites are now on page 1. Most of them are between position 4 to 10 already after less than month. I suspect that L4L is now helping more. Of course, the closer to #1, the harder it is but possible like I saw for myself. That's why I will give most of them a second month.
Rotation, Rotation, Rotation...
Once I start seeing constant results from a main keyword in a slot, I will rotate it with it's secondary keyword for a few days/weeks. That's an option.
The second option that I'm considering is to use another site instead. Some will reach the top 3 positions if not #1 sooner than other sites thus I can remove it and use another site in that spot quicker.
But for the next batch, I'm also looking at those sites that are already near the top 3 but not in LinxBoss yet. Those might just need just a few weeks or 1 month to reach the top thus rotate faster than other sites that are way out there.
Do you speak Français?
In one of the slot, I'm promoting a site in French that I have. I can't use a keywords that have a French accent in it. It's a draw back, at least for me and something you should be aware if you have non-English site too.
To get around that, you could use non-accent keywords since a lot of people won't use them for searches. Of course, some will and it might be the one with the more searches too. For example, I have to use Quebec instead of Québec.
Another solution when using LinxBoss, it's to write articles that do have the accent and add those backlinks in L4L after it's published.
But if you have many sites using accent for the main keyword, you could also dedicate a slot for promoting articles URLs like ezinearticles.com for example.
Like I mentioned above, watch the video on how it handle multiple URLs in a same slot.
I had a few issues/questions/suggestions and they responded in a quickly fashion. To me that is a great example of good support. If you have read my previous posts, you know how bad support can affect the long term relationship with a client.
Open or closed
Soon after I started, it closed the doors. I checked earlier today and it's opened but for how long this time around?
They want to offer a good support and grow their service. So, they have to do that from time to time to help new members, add features like L4L, add new sites into the network and then reopen later on. I can understand that perfectly.
Some might not get the same effect than me and that's keyword selection for you. ;) Also, if you can't afford the LinxBoss service or willing to invest if you have the money, then you will need more patience or use another service that you can afford and feel comfortable with.
What can I say: I took a chance when I selected my sites and it paid of for me. I believe enough in it(20 more slots) to expect to pay me sooner rather than later. But don't take it for 1 month thus budget at least 2-3 months to see results on your sites. And continue to get backlinks so that L4L find them.
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