This actually sounds more unpleasant than it actually is and let me state right from the outset that I use the term “Parasitical” advisedly and purely to refer to the practice of placing Links on third party web sites either with or without them complying with their Terms of Service.
Now unless you have been living under a rock for the past few months you would have been hard pushed to miss one “irresistible offer” after another claiming to offer to provide you with the “ultimate game changer” as far as Google and the other Search Engines are concerned by way of the ultimate tool that will provide you with a “bazillion links” all within nanoseconds of starting and especially on accounts on web sites that until you started that particular tool you were unaware of!!
Wow what a package and where do I sign up?
Now I know there are going to be quite a few out there who will now attempt to haul me over the coals and generally attempt to pillory me over this but don’t believe the hype and please don’t fall for it either.
Let me explain why this is all B.S and perhaps you’ll understand where I am coming from.
Now there are very few software applications out there on the Internet that allow you to post material and especially links on sites without some sort of account application process and this believe me takes time.
We are testing a few of the so called game changers at the moment and to be honest none of them (repeat none of them) are performing exactly as the sales blurb states they do.
Now out of professional respect to the suppliers, we don’t comment publicly on what applications work and those that don’t as to be honest I need “a flame war” with either an application owner or some stooge on their behalf like a hole in the head but I will say this.
One application we are testing at the moment claims to be able to submit to over 1,500 web sites automatically and create the necessary accounts to do so and all with just a couple of clicks and the job is done.
Firstly when we checked the documentation this particular process actually took the running of an application three times and then we managed to create accounts at only 694 web sites out of the promised 1,500 and then the process took 14 hours to complete.
If that’s an immediate high speed application then I’d hate to be around when they produce something that works slowly.
The other problem lies with the type of site that you are trying to place your links on. By and large they really don’t want your links and if they allow it then it is by and large in so called Member profiles that one by one are having the heck abused out of by the Black Hat Brigade. As such one by one they are either being forced to change how they operate by Google who view this as a blatant method to “game the system” (bright boys) such as Squidoo or by the sheer outrage of the community that link builders are trying to take advantage of such as with the Pligg Community.
I’ll be covering this in more detail on the membership forum over the next few weeks and months as we launch a whole series of new additions to the Simple Leveraging Community but let me leave you with one last thought.
If a suggestion or technique in an email sounds and looks almost too good to be true then by and large it is…..untrue