PostLinks – Put Your Link Building On Auto-Pilot

One of the most basic tenets of Internet marketing and search engine optimization is that a dofollow link is valuable, particularly when the link comes with the right anchor text from a site with high PageRank. The challenge, of course, is figuring out how to get these valuable links at a reasonable price while both saving time and avoiding any kind of punishment from Google.

And that’s where a service like PostLinks can be remarkably helpful. As we make our way through this review, we’ll take a look at how PostLinks works and whether you really can “put your link building on auto-pilot.” The focus will be mostly on the advertiser side of things, but I’ll touch on the publisher side of the equation too.

Getting DoFollow Links on PR1+ Blogs

There are several networks out there where you can buy backlinks, but most of these only specialize in one kind of link and you may have a harder time ensuring that you are getting the quality that you desire.

One of the bigger appeals of PostLinks is that the network only allows blogs with at least a PageRank 1 to be admitted, so this means that you’re much less likely to get brand new blogs that aren’t even being indexed by Google. Another major appeal is that you are able to buy no fewer than three different types of links. Have a look at the introductory videos for a little more information, as well as the page on PostLinks advertisers.

Another major difference that you’ll notice is that many of the offered links are not permanent in nature, though that is an option. Instead, the main idea here is to “rent” your links one month at a time. You pay a certain number of “credits” each month and the cost depends on the PR of the blog offering the dofollow backlink.

Buying and Generating Articles

The first type of link being sold by PostLinks are full articles. You can write your own custom content, using whatever anchor text you want for your backlinks. You can make the article as keyword rich as you’d like and then it will be submitted as a “guest post” to a blog of your choosing.

You could write this content yourself or you could hire a writer from the PostLinks team to do it for you for $8. With the first instance, you can even make use of the provided article wizard. You simply fill in the blanks with a few key phrases and it fills in the gaps. Whether you write completely original content or use the wizard, there is also a built-in article spinning tool called The Best Spinner Tool.

This can auto-spin your content so that it appears reasonably original when you post it across multiple blogs. Your membership with PostLinks includes five full spins, but then you’ll need to purchase your own license. Alternatively, you can do the spinning manually using the standard Spyntax format.

Comment and Contextual Links

There are two other types of links sold by PostLinks. These are comment links and contextual links, both of which still operate on the monthly credit system.

Here, you simply search through the catalog of blogs and blog posts in the PostLinks network, choosing your preferred anchor text and target URL. Again, you pay based on the PR of the webpage and your link can be posted immediately to the existing content for the contextual links. In the instance of comment links, you can choose to “automatically add random unique comments” or to “write custom comment.” Here is a sample random comment.

“This is simply outstanding reading. I love your original viewpoints. They have made me rethink some of the aspects of this subject matter. Keep writing this kind of material.”

Using the generated comment is faster, but you can see how these kinds of comments can look somewhat artificial. That’s why it is oftentimes better to write your own custom comments, but this will be a little more time-consuming. In either case, the blogs in PostLinks are already pre-approved, so you don’t have to worry about bypassing the spam filter.

How Much Does It Cost?

When you sign up for an account, you can be an advertiser, a publisher, or both. In the case of being a PostLinks publisher, you get a revenue share based on the number of credits that you earn. If you have 100 credits in a month and the entire network earned 100,000 credits, then you get 1/1000th (0.1%) of the net revenue earned.

As an advertiser, pricing starts at $49 per month for 1,000 credits, going up to $499 a month for 25,000 credits. It costs one credit per month for a link on a PR1 site, going up to 40 credits per month for a PR5+ site. You can budget accordingly, but the good news is that you can give PostLinks a try for free.

For a limited time, when you sign up for a PostLinks advertiser account, you are provided with a 30-day free trial with 1,000 credits to get you started. If you’re happy with the results, you can renew at whatever level you’d like. If you’re not, you can walk away with no obligation. I’m not sure if there is really much money to be earned as a publisher, but this looks like a powerful way to get what appear to be natural dofollow backlinks for a reasonable price.

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25 thoughts on “PostLinks – Put Your Link Building On Auto-Pilot”

  1. Matt says:

    Cool. I’ve been hoping one of these would pop up. There’s also PostRunner which is a guest posting service. You don’t have to pay if you only promote one site!

    1. Why on earth would you be waiting for something like this? It’s setup to fail from the start.

      Any mass ‘private’ link network that rent out their network publically is doomed to fail, even with the screenshots in this post I can unearth portions of the network easily, never mind the stuff you give full members access to.

      “One of the bigger appeals of PostLinks is that the network only allows blogs with at least a PageRank 1 to be admitted, so this means that you’re much less likely to get brand new blogs”

      I can take a domain from brand new to PR 3 in a month without much hassle at all (assuming the PR update is applied at the right time) so I dont agree the network is less likely to have brand new blogs.

      “This can auto-spin your content so that it appears reasonably original when you post it across multiple blogs.”

      Oh dear, the network is going to allow auto spun content to be posted.

      Spinning content is a fantastic technique that I highly recommend, ONLY on the basis it is done by hand, you have 3 alternative sentences for every sentnece, spin in images/videos/contextual links/anchors & link placement.

      Auto spinning content, not such a great a technique especially on a tier 1 link.

      “Here, you simply search through the catalog of blogs and blog posts in the PostLinks network”

      Let me translate, ‘here Google can search through all the blogs, deindex them all and hand out penaltys to all’

      This reminds me of when SEO Link Monster launched, everyone was blindly promoting it. At the time I made these predictions http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/reviews/do-not-buy-seo-link-monster/

      Guess what happened a few months later πŸ˜›

      How is this any different from SEO Link Monster? If anything its worse! At least SEO Link Monster didn’t provide a list of blogs to it usersbase/google to browse.

      Not only that but Google hate link networks with a passion, while they tend to leave smaller unknown networks alone, they have a history or targeting the big ones, especially ones that are getting promoted everywhere you go.

      A better way to spend your money is take the money you would spend on the monthly subscription with postlinks and then buy your own aged high PR domains and host them with different companies. For $149 a month you could buy 2x pr3’s and a Pr 4.

      This will provide much better, safer long term results than ANY link network ever can and over time you will end up with a nice little network of sites that you have full control of and are flying well below radar.

      Honestly its like the blind leading the blind sometimes

  2. Warren says:

    Hey Michael I was using a similar network and ended up getting that nasty letter from Google. I made the mistake of replying and ended up being dropped from the results (still trying to get back in).

    I’ve ended up starting a new site, but don’t want to make the same mistake twice. Thoughts?

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      That is always a risk when you use any kind of paid link service. PostLinks says that it’s not detectable and that it looks natural, but as always, proceed at your own risk and precaution.

  3. I see the benefits of some of the features, but I have 2 problems with it.

    1. I don’t see the content ending up as quality stuff.

    I definitely wouldn’t put this on my main site, but maybe a secondary blog that would be used for the sole purpose of getting traffic and leads. PR 1 is not very difficult to achieve and is hardly an effective ranking system as of now.

    The same thing goes for the commenting system. I am sure the people posting these comments are not reading the posts, which makes the comments useless for building a long term site. 1 comment on a site like this is much more valuable to me than 10 comments no one is going to read.

    2. I don’t really see this as a long term option

    I have joined similar networks in the past that have come and gone. I am not saying this will happen here, but I don’t see it as a long term link solution. Especially with all these stupid Google updates, it would be hard for me to subscribe to a link building service like this.

    BUT

    The one solid benefit I see from this service is what I mentioned above. I would create a secondary blog and put Aweber forms on every post and page. I would become an advertiser and publisher to benefit from the links and the free content to receive traffic.

    Of course I would create new web forms for each page that I have so I can see the conversion rates to see if it was worth the money. If I spent the $49, I would expect 40-60 leads per month from the service and if that was not possible I would cut it.

    Will I do this? Probably not at the current time as I have something that works, but it’s the best thing that I can see coming from it.

    Of course this is just my long winded opinion though!

    Thanks,
    -Gabe

    1. I like you BUT, out of the box thinking πŸ™‚

      The other use it has is to send it to all of your competitors telling them how good it is, include your affiliate link obv πŸ˜›

  4. sam says:

    Of course I would create new web forms for each page that I have so I can see the conversion rates to see if it was worth the money. If I spent the $49, I would expect 40-60 leads per month from the service and if that was not possible I would cut it.

  5. This seems great. I’ll try this service for my new project.

    Thanks for letting me know about this.

  6. Nicks says:

    Great Post, I really enjoyed reading.
    Thanks Admin.

  7. Jon says:

    Hi,
    is this part of the ‘auto-blogging’ that has been around?
    you just setup the basic and then it runs and updates by itself? Is that how it works?
    thanks for any advice
    Jon

  8. Whitney says:

    I’ll probably avoid this one just to be safe…but it still looks really cool regardless…we all know you need lots of quality backlinks! Even so, Google can still slap you down anytime they feel like it :/

  9. Ferb says:

    I would agree to everybody said and especially Gabe Johansson and Warren who’s having problem with link building.

    Thanks to Gabe Johansson and Warren, you guys comments are so valuable and hope everybody don’t fall into the same mistake as Warren.

    Thanks – Ferb

  10. faisal says:

    Isint that too little on the higher side for a 1000 credits?

  11. rabbi says:

    after the penguin update I don’t think this blog networks will work anymore and soon Google will find about it and then they will penalize all the sites.

    1. Taylor says:

      I agree 100%. With everything that has happened, anyone who is willing to do this is absolutely insane — Unless they’re just looking for short-term rankings.

  12. Marcela says:

    This is a penalty waiting to happen.

    1. Anyone can see the URL’s – so can Googles spam team

    2. It’s a blog network – Google has a big red X for these, they are targeting and destroying them

    3. Low social engagement, which is one of Googles signals and quality filters

    Please don’t do this, google just announced they have many more plans for Penguin, it may work for a bit, but eventually you’ll get popped, and it’ll be much much worse than not building these links in the first place.

  13. Ben troy says:

    very risky when the subcribtion expired, the paid links are removed and pagerank, trust go down quickly

  14. Link building is most important in SEO. But Ben troy is right then auto pilot is little Herculean new blogger. I am waiting for more comments then i will think about subscribing with auto pilot.

  15. Hello, please tell me if there is a way to pay Google adwords campaigns with alertpay because it’s the only way available in our country ?

  16. DylanC says:

    This sounds like a great tool if it works. Reasonable pricing too.

  17. Menol says:

    I never knew such services even exists!

    It costs hundreds of dollars even to get someone to post some links and nothing can guarentee that you will get quality links.

    This sounds like a no brainer deal. Thanks a lot John for sharing!!

  18. Andrew says:

    mmm, thanks for sharing…actually never heard of PostLinks and I will be sure to check this out. I tried out quite a number of networks and marketplaces for text links out there… e.g. LinkWorth, BMR, LinkLift and teliad… honestly not so much success with most of these, I did like the teliad approach though to some extend, as they work with seperate databases for certain regions cuz I do need to look at different markets and not just the US. Again, I will see what PostLinks can do for me…will share the results with you right here as soon as there are any πŸ˜‰

  19. Ashley says:

    I actually tried this service out as a publisher and put two of PR1 blogs into their rotation. I ended up getting around 5 posts and links on each site (so I earned 10 credits) and when they paid me it came to 13 cents. No joke. I had 10 outbound links on my two sites and only earned 13 cents for the month.

    In addition the “articles” that were published on my blogs were spun garbage so the articles didn’t even read like real articles.

    Something is really fishy with this service. With those sorts of payouts and terrible content what real blog is going to allow them to publish on their site? So the only sites in their network have got to be auto-blogs that you probably don’t want to be linked from.

  20. satrio says:

    Any site that simmilar to Postlinks.com ?
    ia a publisher in Postlinks.com

    Thanks,

  21. Mahesh says:

    Such a great post. Very useful. Thanks.

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