It’s time to put a stop to SEO scams

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Are you getting tired of seeing websites with seo links that don’t produce any results? Maybe it’s time to put a stop to SEO scams. There are many different types of link building scams out there that claim they will give you thousands of back links and improve your search engine ranking. Unfortunately, this is all hype and nothing can be farther from the truth.

Link building, while a very important aspect of building your online presence is not something you should attempt to do yourself. You can buy back links, but Google and other search engines have been cracking down on these methods for some time now. When you buy back links, you are simply purchasing a promise to increase your page rank. This does increase your search engine ranking, but only to a certain point. Once you are caught in a Google filter, you are banned from further using the item.

A better alternative to link building is to hire a professional SEO firm to build back links for you. These firms have professionals who understand how the search engines work and can help you gain more exposure by creating quality links. They are also well-versed in how to avoid scams that may be occurring.

If you still want to go the more natural route, try using blogs to get link building. You don’t need to have your own blog, just sign up at blogger and create a free account. Then make sure you are adding useful tags to your posts. When you start getting traffic from people reading your blog, you will see your page ranking start to rise as people notice your back links.

Some link building strategies are a little more involved. One way is buying links. This can be done with sites like link bank, where you can buy one link for a dollar or more. Some web masters may be wary of buying links because of the cost, but there are companies out there that offer cash for links. Of course you won’t see any money right away, but when you build lots of links, you will start to see money to start pouring into your PayPal account.

Another form of SEO fraud is to ask people on Craigslist to promote your website for you. This is probably one of the oldest scams around. People are always looking to make extra money, and they love the idea of promoting your site. But unfortunately, a lot of these people are not what they seem. You can usually tell if someone is looking to scam you by their online profile, as most of them will either post fake information or have completely made up profile.

One last strategy that some people try is link farms. They will spend hours submitting hundreds or even thousands of links to hundreds or thousands of different websites. And because these websites are usually related to their own website, you will end up with a high PR rating for a very low ranking. While link farms can help your ranking, they can hurt it, and in the case of Google, they can take your ranking down entirely. To avoid these scams, its best to stick with link building yourself, or hire someone who has experience with link building and website optimization.

Digital marketing expert Mr, Giannelis at Australia’s tech business news said this.

I’m so tired of seeing so many SEO and digital marketing scams out there providing little to value or actually causing more harm than good to clients digital properties and assets. Any firm or freelancer promising to provide 1st page rankings is one that you should turn your back on and run as fast as you can in the opposite direction. I’ve even seen high profile digital marketing agencies with a registered business in Australia charging clients up to $700 for a single contextual guest post link with 700 words of text that can be acquired in other places for about $7. “It’s disgusting” Mr Giannelis said.

It’s time we start putting strict regulations and polices in place on digital marketing. Especially on freelancing websites such as Fiveer, Upwork, SEOClerks and the privately owned Legiit.com website. “It is of my personal opinion that the operators of these kinds of websites appear to be profiting from the promotion of fraud, deception, digital marketing and link building scams with full knowledge.” He further commented.

The last, and one of the most common, forms of SEO scam is to simply pay someone else to optimize your website. There are literally hundreds of companies who will promise to give you a huge boost in rankings, but at a high cost. If you ever found yourself talking to someone who claimed to have a link farm or was promising to get you free traffic then it is definitely a red flag. These claims are not made by legitimate SEO services, and while there are some great ones out there, be careful of those claiming to offer a quick fix. Its best to stick with long term strategies and leave optimization to someone who knows what they’re doing.