Week 6/7 Update Of The Great Link Building Service Experiment Of 2011 – The Return Of Unique Article Wizard

by on April 11, 2011

It is something I hate to admit but when I’m wrong, I’ll say I’m wrong.  I take pride in my honesty, and here it is.

Unique Article Wizard, I think I owe you an apology.  After writing the service off as useless and a waste of time, suddenly out of nowhere the UAW site jumps onto Page 2 of Google.  In fact, it jumped OVER the 1WayLink site.  And that’s off of 1 single article posted to UAW.  It took 3 weeks longer than the others to bounce, but at least it’s back in the running.

That feat should not overshadow the fact that the BuildMyRank site is now at #5 on the first page of Google for my targeted keyword!  If I had to declare a winner based on rank right now, I think BuildMyRank takes the cake.  If I were picking a winner based on bang for the buck, then LinkAloha takes the prize.  It’s absolutely zero effort, especially compared to the others which still require a couple of hours a week writing articles and/or spinning them.

So now for the official update:

Week 6/7 Update

My own manual SEO efforts (.net)

  • Google Rank: None in top 200
  • Pages Indexed: 9
  • Yahoo reported Backlinks: 6

I’ve given up on my own SEO site, in fact going so far as redirecting the links in the articles I created to another site of mine.  I’ve decided to keep this site as a sort of scientific control site.  It shows that the other services are working and it’s not just on page optimization that is causing them to rise in the rankings.


UniqueArticleWizard Site (.org)

  • Main 3 Word Keyword Google Rank: 33 (+167)
  • Harder 2 Word Keyword Google Rank:  200+
  • Pages Indexed: 7
  • Yahoo reported Backlinks: 8 (-5)

The UniqueArticleWizard site popped back into the running about a week ago, jumping from absolutely nowhere to Page 3!

Looks like UAW is just a late bloomer and took longer to pop.  I’ll have to go and add more articles to it and see what happems.


1WayLinks Site (.net):

  • Main 3 Word Keyword Google Rank: 40 (-4)
  • Harder 2 Word Keyword Google Rank:  200+
  • Pages Indexed: 8
  • Yahoo reported Backlinks: 124 (-57)

So far I have used 650 article submissions pointing at my 1WayLinks site, all spun from the same article.  Those articles hit the limit I’d set and stopped posting last week, I suspect that’s why 1WayLinks dropped a little this week.  I’m working on a new highly spun article for some other related keywords that I’m planning to post this week, see if it starts coming back.


LinkAloha Site (.com):

  • Google Rank: 15 (-2)
  • Harder 2 Word Keyword Google Rank:  145
  • Pages Indexed: 9
  • Yahoo reported Backlinks: 32

The LinkAloha site is still really the winner here.  Unlike the others, which take 2-4 hours a week to write articles and spin and whatnot, LinkAloha is on 100% autopilot other than 15 minutes setting it up a month ago.  It really is a hands off link building service at a great price.  I’ve actually started to siphon off a couple links here a day at another unrelated site I have going, which might account for the slight dip.


BuildMyRank Site (.org):

  • Main 3 Word Keyword Google Rank: 5 (+4)
  • Harder 2 Word Keyword Google Rank:  155
  • Pages Indexed: 8
  • Yahoo reported Backlinks: 15

And still in the top slot, it’s still the BuiildMyRank site! Despite the fact that I only have one single Amazon widget down the side bar, this site made two sales this past week, for about $15 in commissions.  I keep blowing it off, but I need to fully monetize this site at this point with Adsense and more Amazon links.

If you haven’t done it yet, go take advantage of the BuildMyRank free trial! Considering the results I’m seeing with a very limited number of links,  you could just do the free trial and get a nice boost for one of your sites.





{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Delfin Joaquin Paris III April 11, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Great job on the experiment. Looks like good profile links plus BMR is a quality combo.

The only other thing I’d add in a future experiment is…

Does using an indexing service on profile links help your rank?

I’m doing this right now, but I don’t have a control group to test against.

Rose April 17, 2011 at 9:59 am

I’m testing article ranks myself (it’s cheap and cheerful). V interested in your link Aloha results. Clearly you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get results.

Armaan January 13, 2012 at 6:28 am

Hi EP,

Firstly kudos for doing such a detailed job and explaining your experiment so thoroughly? One basic question I have is….

Should we point all the BMR and UAW links directly to our main site or should we point out UAW/BMR links to major Web 2.0 properties (EZA,Squidoo,Blogger etc) and have those properties link to our main site?


El Plumber (admin) January 19, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Armaan, I’m not a big fan of linking to Web 2.0 properties that you have little control over in the long run. I pointed directly to my main sites in this experiment and other than a couple stints in the sandbox due to keyword stuffing, everything seems to be fine. If you are wary of pointing directly to your main site, ideally you would setup your own content network of sites and point BMR and UAW links at them, then those pointing to your main sites.

Armaan February 3, 2012 at 8:11 am

Hey EP,

Thanks for that clarification…A lot of the “IM gurus” say that too many links pointing to your main site are harmful but I don’t think that Big G will ever penalize a site for “having too many links”. If that were so, I could easily point an army of links to take down my competitors! What are your thoughts on the same?

Also, I have a niche site that just keeps disappearing and then appearing in the SERPS…it’s been happening for over a year now and I have no clue…this site had UAW links pointing to it but I think the issue lies in “overusing” the anchor text….I think I need more of “Click Here” type of anchor text…any help on this?

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