Frequently Asked Questions about Back Link Building and Our Services
1. What is a backlink & why do I need them?
A backlink or inbound link is a hypertext link from an external website to a page on your website. In the SEO world the terms backlinks or one-way links are often used.
2. Where are backlinks obtained from?
You can obtain a backlink from any website provided that the owner is willing to publish a link for you. It is important to remember that reciprocal links are of limited use (i.e. where you have to provide a link back to the website that is linking to you). To achieve optimum results you will need one-way links. When we obtain links for our clients we only obtain one-way links and we target quality online business directories, article directories and social networks.
3. Why can't I just do it myself?
You can do it yourself but most people soon realise that this is not very practical. It can take hours to submit your details to just a handful of directories not to mention the time spent finding them in the first place. Using a specialist link-building company like The Backlink People can save you time and money, allowing you to concentrate on your business while we focus on doing what we do best - improving your search engine performance.
4. How do you obtain so many backlinks, so quickly for your clients?
We have worked closely with a team of 25 link building experts over the last 3 years giving us access to a premium level of service at rock bottom prices which we pass on to our clients. Our tried-and-tested team has access to thousands of quality directories, blogs and social networks which are constantly reviewed. We use the same team for our own websites because they are the best people in the business in our opinion.
5. How can I find out how many backlinks I have got?
There are many free tools available on the web that enable you to check your backlinks. Visit out Backlink Checker page for more details.
6. Will I get penalised for having too many backlinks, too quickly?
Depending on the age of your website, we will be able to recommend appropriate packages for you. It is true that in some cases, brand new websites obtaining thousands of links overnight are temporarily penalised. This is known in the industry as a "link spike". We have never had a single case where a client that has suffered a drop in search engine positions due to our link building services though. Common sense prevails here. We prefer to let your links grow at a more natural pace and that's why we submit them over several days, weeks or months depending on how many links you require. Our monthly packages offer the best gradual, medium-to-long-term solution.
7. Do you vary the anchor text that is submitted with my links to avoid duplication issues?
Yes! We allow and recommend up to 10 different website descriptions and titles for example when submitting to business directories. The more variety the better. We will help you with this when it comes to submitting your forms and starting off your campaign.
8. How high are the Page Ranks of the sites you typically get links from?
The page ranks vary from directory to directory and blog to blog. We always go for the sites with the highest page ranks first but in order to obtain high volumes of links there has to be a range of sites with Page ranks from 0 to as high 8 or 9. We have found that links from sites with a wide range of Page Ranks seems more natural and generates the results our clients want.
9. What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept payment by debit card or credit card via Google Checkout, BACS or cheque. For monthly packages payment is required by Standing Order.
10. How soon does the link building campaign start once I place my order?
Provided that you supply us with the information we need (e.g. target keywords, website descriptions etc.) then we can start the same day we receive your order in most cases. If you need help getting the information together then we can do this for you and it may take a little longer but no more than 2-3 business days.
11. How quickly can I expect to see my search engine positions improve?
This is very much dependent on the package you go for, the level of competition for your target keywords and the age of your website. We cannot make accurate predictions or offer guarantees about the results of the backlink building services we offer. However, our clients typically see results within 3 months and almost always major improvements are achieved within 12 months.
12. What happens after I place my order?
You will receive an online form and guide on how to complete it. This will give us the information we need to start your submissions. If you need help with the form one of our staff will assist you. Once the form has been received your submissions will usually start the same day but at the most within 3 working days.
13. How do I identify what keywords to target?
You probably already have an idea of what keywords people might be using to search for your products/services on the internet. Before submitting any information to us though, please check by using a free tool like Google's Keyword Tool at https://adwords.google.co.uk/select/KeywordToolExternal. Simply enter a few relevant keyword phrases to see how many searches are being conducted through google for those keywords each month. This will help you identify what your target keywords should be. You dont need to include every possible keyword. The more popular and relevant the keywords, the better in terms of traffic generation - we usually suggest aiming for 5 keywords or keyword phrases. We can help you with this if you are unsure.
14. When and how can I contact you if I have any questions?
Look at the search engine positions we have achieved for our clients on our Case Studies page.