Sometimes in trying to save a buck, quality can be severely compromised. Such is the case with low budget and or low cost SEO services which are abundant on the web. This is where the old adage of “if it sounds too good to be true, is most likely is” applies ten fold.
If you spend a good deal of time online, by now you’ve probably heard of Fiverr, the site dedicated to things people will do for five dollars. Let me first say, I love Fiverr and use it myself regularly for a variety of things but none of those things have to do with SEO.
On Fiverr.com, you’ll find many listings with titles like; Google first page rankings, 1000 backlinks in 24 hours, automated links and more. Stay clear of these with a ten foot pole, unless you want low quality and a bad SEO outcome.
One of the best things about Fiverr is that, you can get almost everything for $5, for this reason Fiverr became such a huge hit in no time. At the same time, Fiverr is also fully loaded with unwanted/non-safe SEO practices such as building backlinks offer for $5, getting in Google top results etc.
Most of the WordPress beginners fall into the trap of getting thousands of backlinks for $5. But if you think for a second, you will understand, it won’t give you any good results, instead Google penalizes your sites if you build bad backlinks or use blackhat SEO techniques. So please avoid all such spammy practices using Fiverr or any other website that promises to give you top results on Google for $5.
Below we discuss four SEO services which you should steer clear of on Fiverr.com or any other similar site. It’s simply not worth losing whatever good rankings you may already have in search, to save a few bucks here and there.
SEO services to avoid on Fiverr
1. Automated Links
We all know that fact that Google still gives top priority to the backlinks. If your website is full of quality backlinks, you will get top search results for almost any keyword that you want to rank for. This is the reason why SEO professionals focus more on building backlinks in a natural way.
What users on Fiverr do is, they promise you to build automated links to increase your website rankings in the search results. Don’t fall for this trap as they use black hat SEO techniques or automated tools to build these links. So even if you get thousands of links just for $5, you will be penalized as Google holds a database of spam links.
You should not engage in anything automated when it comes to your site or blog, no matter the promise. Google frowns heavily on automated content and automated links and will penalize you accordingly including but not limited to lower rankings, no rankings or a complete de-indexing of your site. Search engines want (and reward) fresh content, natural links and transparency. So in all that you do when it concerns your blog, do it naturally and make it relevant.
2. 1,000 Backlinks Service Providers
These are the worst and am not sure how anyone takes these types of listings seriously. This is actually one of the worst things you can do to a site or blog, build links fast in large quantities. This is not natural for any site, especially new sites and you won’t get far with Google if you practice this sort of SEO. Instead build links slowly and take the time and effort that is required, and Google will reward you with good rankings.
Never EVER buy from the people on Fiverr who are offering you 1,000 backlink services to boost your search rankings. You will never see any increase in your search traffic even after getting 1,000 backlinks, besides your site gets penalized by Google penguin updates.
Google penguin update is majorly focused on penalizing the sites that have bad backlinks. So make sure you are writing high quality contents to build backlinks instead of depending on Fiverr SEO services to build links.
3. Guaranteed Google First Page Rankings
This is another cheap low cost SEO service you see a lot of on Fiverr. I can assure you there isn’t a member on Fiverr that can guarantee you first page rankings on Google, Yahoo, Bing or any other search engine on the planet. If you think someone on Fiverr is going to spend the required time and energy it takes to achieve a first page ranking on a good keyword term for only five bucks – keep dreaming.
You can never get Google first page rankings without excessive hard work, lots of quality backlinks, great website speed etc. If it happens so easily, then everyone would be building profitable websites. This simply is not possible and not true, stay away from these providers.
Your website search rankings improve only when you take care of using proper keywords on your blog articles, building backlinks relevant to your keywords, your domain age etc. Use evergreen link building strategies like guest posting, interviews, infographics etc. to build quality backlinks around your sites without getting penalized by Google updates.
4. Paid Footer Text Links
Footer links were popular some years back but since then have been devalued quite abit. I would not spend my money on a footer link on some dubious blog for five bucks, instead what I would do is write a guest blog post and submit it to a good, relevant and established blog. Footer links are a waste of your time and money.
There are many people (call them spammers) who are actively searching for websites to get footer links. They will come to you with a paid offer, basically what they do is, they pay you a little money and ask you to link to their websites from your footer. Please don’t consider these requests to earn peanuts, Google will penalize your sites if you do so.
Here’s a screenshot of how they request you for links from your websites (few people also do website link exchanges without consider the niche of your blog, don’t accept such requests).
The same thing happens on Fiverr SEO services too, as most people tell you they will give you backlinks from their footer sections to increase your rankings. But it won’t work if you are from another niche, also don’t spend your money getting irrelevant or spammy links.
When it comes to search engine optimization it’s best to err on the side of quality – each and every time. There are tried and true practices which have been proven to deliver good results, why not give these a try instead.
Disclaimer: As a long time user, I love Fiverr and the services it offers. We all look for better, fast and cheaper services to get things done online. So there’s another website that offers as good services as Fiverr. But don’t waste your money on SEO services which are mentioned about. Try to either invest on highly qualified SEO professional services to boost your rankings or do it by yourself.
In a nutshell: Fiverr is a fantastic website to outsource your services from freelance writing to making videos just for $5. But there are few people who falsely give promises to the users to get top search results. Don’t spend your money on buying the above mentioned SEO services on Fiverr and avoid them at all costs.
You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to improve your search rankings though, you need to remember the fact that, Google gives top results to the sites that treat their website visitors well. So create highly relevant content, use guest posting, and create infographics to build quality backlinks the natural way.
What other so called “SEO services” on Fiverr do you recommend new blog and website owners stay away from? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.