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The Fiverr Senuke XCR Test

February 9th, 2013

Every so often I come across a websites back link profile that has 1000’s of backlinks and I question the quality and legitimacy of them. Why would someone link to this site in those numbers is a question I still ask.

Since Googles algorithm change announced in April 2012 and its subsequent naming ‘Penguin’ are black hat techniques still getting results in the SERPS.

Once in a while I visit http://www.blackhatworld.com/ and today I was reading about a wholesaler who was asking if he could increase the ranking of his product page on Amazon.

He stated that he earns money when people buy his product whenever it is purchased. He therefore wanted to improve his ranking for certain keywords he felt were specific to his product that do not currently rank by promoting his amazon product page.

This opens up the question if you throw links at an Amazon page will it work. Google is probably not going to punish the technique as it knows Amazon and that Amazon has many good back links. The wholesaler said it worked by getting links through Fiverr (the marketplace where everything is $5) and he was reaping the benefits.

I see a test coming on….

Part 1

Use one of the highest rated sellers on Fiverr for link building to try and rank a specific product page from the test site. Now the test site in question is a site that has been around for a year, has very few backlinks and has content pulled from the Amazon Product API with very little content spinning.

I ordered ‘run Senuke xCR to create Google Friendly Backlinks’ from the user best_seo.

He promises:

* 7000+ GIGS SOLD. BUY 5 & Get 1 FREE. I will nuke variety of backlinks from Web 2.0 articles, PDF Distribution Sites, Wiki Sites, Social Bookmark, Web 2.0 profiles & Forum profiles which are a Great mixture of Low-High PR of Domains, Do-Follow, No-Follow from Different IPs. This is ALL IN ONE SEO PACKAGE for your website, Local Business Site, videos, Press Release, Affiliate Sites, Niche Site, Blog etc. I will deliver detailed report +Ping. I have 2 Years of experience in SeNuke, so with this gig you will hire an expert. My gig is safest! I need 1 URL and upto 6 keywords for each order. No need of artcle because it is scraped by se nuke itself. However, I may use your artcle, if you can provide 500 words in spintax format. This is 100% Google Friendly and Safe! Please read the Extras listed below which makes this gig more powerful. 40% of orders are of Full Monty template with an additional cost of $20.

Seeing as though he used Senuke I thought I would take a look at the tool. Reading between the lines it looks like a tool that automates the registration of profiles on sites that allow you to post links. It looks like many users use it to promote their sites selling the tool itself on an affiliate basis. Snake oil sprang to my mind!! The tool itself is approx £100pm which if it does what it says it does isn’t a bad deal. I am sure pre 2012 early adopters would have made some serious money from both selling and using this tool.

Anyway back to today and the test. What did I expect.

The keywords I am trying to rank for do not bring up the test site in the first 700 results in Google. For this to be worthwhile It needs to be in the top 50.

Obviously top 50 is not really good enough to consider this a financial success. We would need top 20 for that but the product I have decided to test is a popular product so top 50 would be a result.

Results coming soon including the report from best_seo

Part 2

If Part 1 creates an uplift and the site ranks higher than 700 for the keyword the next test will be to see if there is any extra benefit in promoting a high pr site like Amazon.

So what is the point of all this. My expectation is that the thin affiliate site will not see any benefit but the higher PR site will. If it works it proves that since Penguin low quality links are still worth getting. The next test would be to push the barriers to see at what number of low quality links will cause a penalty.

Watch this space. I will revisit this in a couple of weeks.