Quality, Natural, Editorially-Given, Links Obtained Through Content Promotion and Outreach

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  1. Steve Brownlie

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    Hi Everyone,

    Many of you know me here, and some have even worked with me on their link campaigns, but for those that don't:

    I run a digital agency that does tons of white label linkbuilding and also wrote the outreach guide in the crash course here on Builder Society.


    I've been thrown campaigns as tough as gambling links, and viagra sites, and still found a way to help them craft appealing content, and build links to it.

    Pricing

    Out 'in the wild' we're extremely competitive. People who can supply the volumes of link, to the kinds of sites, and at the quality we hit, often charge $200 to $300 to their agency clients. We're a lot less than that, because, as you can probably tell from my outreach guide, I'm obsessed with improving our processes, team and strategies way beyond what's taught in public on popular blogs, or the strategies that many big agencies lazily employ because of their high profit margins.

    Our standard pricing is $152 per link where we can pretty much match any sensible quality requirements you have to delivery (Our standard pricing batches have an AHREFS Domain Rating of 28+ and our batches average DR42 over the last 6 months).

    Our minimum order is 5 links.

    Our current re-order rate for the year 2016 from people who bought one batch going into a second month was 98%. That's how satisfied our customers are with their first batch!

    Regular customers also get bonus links on top of their regular ordered amount. Customers who meet these criteria (about 40% of our order book) regularly get 10% extra link bonuses each month:
    • You write great content, or build beautiful linkbaits, and your stuff is generally going to be easy to promote
    • You are operating in a link-friendly niche (eg pets, parenting)
    • You want to place a larger than average order
    How We Obtain Links

    As you can tell from my guide in the crash course we do natural, 'Public Relations style' outreach to good quality sites to obtain links so there are no spammy placements. We also make sure the link is in an article that is highly related to the topic we're promoting. We have blanket non-disclosure with our clients but have promoted our own PR guide to show as samples: (they're in an image as I don't want referral traffic from this domain going to them... naturally).

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    You can see the articles are all highly related to PR, and my team has even managed to secure placements on competing PR businesses...

    And that's why so many people use us, even some of your colleagues here on BuSo. We're not the cheapest - even though we're much cheaper than the big link shops, we're more than one man band grinders - but we do deliver more in these areas:
    • Better average quality: when we do white label work we're almost always up against another contractor. More than 75% of the time we end up with all or most of the business. Even though everyone can guarantee a minimum quality, our AVERAGE quality (by whatever metric you're measuring) will almost always be higher. That means our links are actually cheaper when you weigh them against results.

      Think! What would you rather have 10 links averaging 23 DR or 7 with the same minimum but averaging 35 DR for the same money - remember it's a logarithmic calculation so 35 is WAY ahead of 23...?

    • Reliable regular delivery: We can turn around the first batch of any order, or one-off orders in 4-6 weeks, and for regular customers deliver monthly +/- 3 days like clockwork. I'm personally in touch with all my customers regularly on Skype or by e-mail to update them. No ticket system or impersonal service.

    • Relevance, and tidy links: Some of our competitors links are over-engineered with unnatural looking content, built for links sites (which qualify on metrics but aren't very good otherwise to have in your profile). Our batches are editorially given, so often look tidier, cleaner, and have a better mix of sites.
    So if you're ready to take your site to the next level, and get your content the links it deserves, let me know and I'll get you set up. We're always ready to take new orders, and anything less than 50 links we can start within a week.

    I also do custom campaigns that include writing/assisting with development of suitable linkbait/linkable assets if you're not currently hitting the mark with your creativity.

    Placing Your Order:

    The easiest way to get in touch is via PM here or by adding me on Skype so you can give me a run through of your plans and requirements:

    Skype: Steve Brownlie (moculon)

    Alternatively you can email: steve@verticem.com if Skype or PM on BuSo is unavailable. Please reply in the thread if you add me on Skype or e-mail so I can let you know if I don't receive your message.
     
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    Travelled to meet up with Steve a couple days ago to discuss this in person.

    Guy knows his SEO and ran me through some things that I hadn't given much consideration before. Put in an order and I have no doubt I'll be pleased with the quality.

    We have an in-house team who does outreach and I'm still willing to give Steve an order, that's how confident I am in what we'll receive. Stop being cheap and give it a punt homies
     
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  3. Steve Brownlie

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    Thanks Prentzz, appreciate the support.

    Just a quick heads up that due to August being very slow for responses/out of office replies on a couple of campaigns we're running slightly late. Naturally I've already personally spoken to anyone who isn't on track for the original ETA for delivery, and realistically we will not even be later than our quoted range on more than one or two cycles, but out of respect to those businesses and individuals we're not starting new orders, from any channel, including BuSo, until caught up.

    So our next available start date is currently September 16th. I will update shortly before that date to confirm.
     
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    Can vouch for Steve as well, he has been running a light campaign for the last 3 months for a local business client I have and we are up substantially. One of the only hands off link building packages I will allow on client sites.
     
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    Thanks @Phenom - it's been a pleasure working with you and your client.

    We're getting ready to reopen orders, for immediate starts, at the end of the month, and will be starting to open up to our waiting list shortly - we have substantially 'staffed up' and existing outstanding campaigns here on BuSo and elsewhere are either outreach completed and just waiting for links to show up as agreed, or waiting for clients to upload some new content for another reach out, so as long as all their new content goes up on time we should be totally up straight on the time-intensive outreach phase by October 1st, and ready to fully open the floodgates.

    In the mean time we will be easing new clients live from the waiting list from next week until October.

    The current waiting list is 3 for our reopen date, and after we reopen there will be a small price increase so if any of you want to get on the waiting list for current terms please PM me before then for consideration.
     
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    Looking to get on the waiting list for some NYC startup clients.
     
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    @Zevoltai @Greyhat pms sent.

    For general info we're down to around a two week waiting list and can take some smaller orders to start immediately so if anyone is interested please do PM so we can have an initial chat and get things set up with your content etc ready to start and get you on the list too!
     
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    PM sent :smile:
     
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    Just thought I'd pop in here and give a shout out to Steve and his service. In the process of wrapping up the first batch of links, and so far the links are fantastic. Extremely relevant and strong.

    From the prep info he sends out to familiarize new clients with how the service works, to the communication, to the quality of links, all top notch. I was so happy I just doubled my order for next month, and if things continue to do well (which I'm confident it will) I'll double that order again.
     
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    Thanks @Trankuility appreciate the recommendation, pleasure working with your site.
     
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    Steve and I wrapped up our first batch of outreach.

    I'm beyond satisfied.
    I've been bootstrapping a site the past couple of years out of necessity at first and then out of the idea of making sure each site can support itself. Steve was patient as I kept waffling back and forth about when I'd be ready for my first order. He accommodated my special needs and came up with a solution that would allow us to start working together immediately. He's even done so again now that our first batch is complete. I'm not saying you should try to knock him off course but he might work with you in terms of quantity and time frame, so don't be shy.

    I was and wasn't surprised that the foundation of Steve's work was something similar that I had seen in the wild and intended to implement. I'd even mentioned it in my main case study before. Steve is at the forefront of the link bait game and he and his team can coach you through developing an asset that will ensure you receive the best links he can score for you.

    In my case, I did my part and tossed him the URL. His team liked it and it was go time. Fast forward to today and my order for 5 initial trial links ended up being 7. Some of the people on the other side of the emails goofed around and produced two lower quality (but still valuable) links. Steve didn't try to worm his way into charging me less or justifying anything. They just buckled down and scored me two more and hooked me up with the extras as a bonus. You can't beat this professionalism.

    To give you an idea of the link quality, this is what I got:
    • DR 53
    • DR 53
    • DR 48
    • DR 45
    • DR 41
    • DR 15
    • DR 4
    All do-follow goodness. Of course your metrics will vary but Steve promises a certain threshold on metrics and makes damn sure you get what you expect.

    What's also nice is that these are high metric sites, meaning they've been around for a while, meaning they aren't likely to disappear soon or ever.

    You may be wanting to know about the content quality of the guest posts. They were all great. I can't be sure if Steve's guys wrote them or if the site owners did. It seemed to vary. One actually was a resource page, which didn't require anything more than my link being plopped onto the page.

    Basically, your expectations will be exceeded. I think anyone could use this service but from one White Hat Authority Site operator to another, you guys are the ones that need to try this out. I can guarantee you'll make a monthly arrangement afterwards. It's that good that I'm not hesitating to make this a regular part of my operation now. Thanks, Steve & Team. Fantastic work. I'm looking forward to the next batch (and next batch, and next batch, and...)
     
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    Hi Steve, I am interested in this service. Can you please let me know how to go about ordering a sample run? Also do you allow choice on Majestic metrics?
     
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    @cos71n PM sent, thanks for your enquiry.

    Just as a general heads up our standard package (the sales thread will be updated early next year once I finalize the wording/details) is for links measured using AHREFS Domain Rating. We target a minimum of DR28+ sites with the average DR over our last 1,000 links or so being 42.

    (For the mathematicians among you - I realize I'm selling ourselves well short by doing a simple average of DR numbers, when it's a logarithmic scale. Those occasional DR60+ links that end up in batches are actually way more ahead than they would be if a simple average made sense, so the average is actually a fair bit higher, but I just use the simple average as it's easy for people to figure out what they 'expect' to see in a batch numbers wise - eg a fair few over 40 etc if it performs in line with our other clients).
     
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    Hey Steve, I am also very interested in your service. Please can you PM more details as I will be looking to kick things off after Xmas. Cheers
     
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    @Lewis thanks for the note - PM sent.
     
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    Hi Steve,

    I would be interested in trying out your service. Is it possible you could send me a PM as I can't you. Alternatively I can email.

    Thank you!
     
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    @Maria - PM sent - thanks for the message.
     
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    I took @Steve Brownlie and his team for a test drive this past December.

    I work at an agency so everything we do has to be white hat. I started talking to Steve in early November and finally got the ok to mover forward in early December. The vertical I am in is about as sexy as prepubescent boy with a zit on his forehead, but its very competitive in local SEO world. Think $75-$200 CPC.

    Steve's team came up with some solid ideas on blog post which was marketable, but also tied into the theme of our client's site. After a few revisions and some suggestion from Steve where where finally ready to go.

    By the time we where ready to go it was the holidays and Steve straight up told me that it might take a little longer to deliver because most people are more concerned about buying Christmas presents then they are about their websites.

    On Jan 5th, his team wrapped everything up. We ended up with the following
    DR 36
    DR 47
    DR 43
    DR 35
    DR 43
    He also included a DR 37 for free because the link was nofollow.

    We did see an increase in traffic. While it wasn't targeted traffic, this campaign was for links only, but it is always something nice to show to the client.

    In my 5 years of SEO I have purchased a lot of things/services (most where crap) Steve and his team did a fantastic job. He makes my short list of quality providers.

    1. Steve was very patient with me. Things at my office move at a snails pace.
    2. He was patient with my boss. The guy who signs the checks around my place is very skeptical about everything and he had about 100 questions before he would move forward.
    3. He was candid. The first post I wanted to promote was a puddle of steaming vomit from a frat boy on a cold Minnesota night and he told me so, but in a nice way. Then offered some viable alternative ideas.
    4. His professionalism. With the interactions I had with him, I can tell this is a business for him and NOT some fly by night crap you find on other forums.
    5. Most importantly, he under promised and over delivered.

    Would I order from Steve again?
    100%, I already have.
     
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    Very impressed with Steve and his team!
    He went beyond my expectations and delivered some AMAZING links.
    If you're looking for quality links definitely give Steve and his team a try.
     
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    If anyone is still on the fence, I'm back with my 2nd review on my 2nd batch:
    • DR 44
    • DR 52
    • DR 55
    • DR 50
    • DR 47
    • DR 41
    A site doesn't get to that level of metric by not having awesome content and links. And better yet, it's a solid assurance that the sites won't be going down any time soon, as they likely make money for the companies.

    These aren't contributor accounts that will get busted and shut down. These aren't re-brokered and re-sold links. This is 100% legit outreach with top-tier content on great sites.

    Steve delivers again. I signed on for a 3rd batch!

    Imagine what my own DR metric is going to look like after a year of this kind of work...
     
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    Just got the batch of published articles for my client. Not only the sites are great, but Steve even gave me a nice bonus. Will definitely order more in future!
     
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    Thanks for the review, Golan, it was a pleasure working with you. Look forward to collaborating again in future.
     
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    Just dropped you a PM, look forward to hearing back from you.
     
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    Hi Steve, just added you on skype. Looking forward to chatting