Are you looking to grow your blog/website traffic without spending thousands at a SEO agency?
Blogger Outreach Services are a great way to build quality, white-hat backlinks to your website without you having to do any work.
Back in the old days (ten years ago) you had to manually reach out to big websites and blogs to try and get an article of yours on their site so you could score a mention or a backlink back to your site.
Google sees high-authority backlinks pointing back to your website as an indicator that your blog is trustworthy and important, and thus giving you more traffic from search engines.
More traffic to your website means more profit.
So, who is the best blogger outreach service for 2019?
How I Discovered Blogger Outreach Services
My journey as a blogger started with this blog in 2014. My wife and I were seriously broke bloggers. We had to do some pretty desperate measures to keep blogging full-time.
We had to go back to regular jobs a few times until the blogging income was enough. Eventually her and I became full-time work from home bloggers around 2016 and it’s been pretty fun ever since.
However, August 2018 was doom’s day for my blog. I had deleted a couple static pages and a few articles to a product that I promoted, because product compliance was tightening up and I didn’t want to get fired from promoting it. I lost 60% of my blog traffic overnight.
It was devastating. It’s like having your baby taken away from you. My income also dropped almost by half along with my traffic!
So, I had to do something fast. I had also wondered about SEO agencies and if they really could work some magic on my blog, but every agency I looked into was $2,000 to $5,000 a month.
After speaking with a SEO agent rep on the phone, I realized they only do a few things for your blog:
On-site work, like meta tags, alt tags on pics, internal linking, site map, etc.
And, Off-site work, like getting comments for your articles and backlinks.
In fact, what I’m about to tell you will shock you:
A lot of these SEO agencies buy backlinks from blogger outreach services, like the ones I’m about to show you.
Not All Backlinks Are Created Equal
Backlinks are basically measured by “Domain Authority”. If you forgot what a backlink is, it’s like this colored piece of text: Work from Home. The text “work from home” is called anchor text, and if you click on it it goes to another page on my website.
These backlinks carry “SEO Juice.” If you get a lot of good SEO juice coming to your blog, your traffic will improve and make you happier.
A good place to check your blog’s Domain Authority is HERE.
You can also get the MOZ extension for your browser so you can see the DA of any website you visit.
Blogger Outreach services sell links that vary from DA10+ to usually DA50+. 10 being low tier and 50 being premium quality.
Big sites like Entrepreneur and Forbes are above DA90. However, some of these big sites don’t give you “do-follow” backlinks, meaning there’s no SEO juice for you.
How to Place Backlinks on Your Website
Matt Cutts, the webspam watcher from Google, says they don’t want to see links that appear to be natural, they want to see links that are natural.
As your blog gets bigger, you’re going to have a variety of good links and poor links pointing to your site. By rule of thumb, when you buy backlinks you should target 30% of them to your home page URL and 70% of them to individual articles.
I would want a variation of backlink anchor text pointing to my home page:
Anchor text I would use for backlinks to home page:
Erik Christian Johnson
Erik Johnson Blog
Notice I use a different way of saying the same website? That looks natural because people will link to your website using a variation of your website name.
The Varying Views of Each Blogger Outreach Service
Some blogger outreach services recommend you buy a variety of links so it looks natural, and buy more of the lesser DA’s, i.e. more DA10’s and DA20’s because that is more common on the internet. Whereas, other blogger outreach services say buy just the best backlinks because it will indicate to search engines that you’re an authority.
Do your due diligence and talk to someone you trust about SEO, but I would guess if your blog is relatively new that you would want to start with DA10s, DA20s, and a few DA30s until you look bigger, then just do premium.
Like my blog for example, I have 160 crappy backlinks naturally pointing to my blog. So for me, I could just buy premium backlinks now to establish authority to balance out the crappy ones, or I could just “disavow” the crappy ones also.
I’m rambling. Without further ado:
Here’s the Top 20 Blogger Outreach Services for 2019
One – The Hoth
Founded: 2010. Domain Authority 52. Out of Florida.
I love these guys. There’s transparency everywhere on their website and they have a huge social media presence as well. You can also sign up for free and promote them. They even sent me a text when I signed up.
Two – Fat Joe
Founded: 2012. Domain Authority 34. Out of the UK.
Fat Joe is a real dude he responded to my question within two hours. I love their dashboard where you view your orders. Great company, transparent, large staff. One of the first outreach service and they do over 5,000 placements a month.
Three – Stellar SEO
Founded 2012. Domain Authority 32. Out of Nashville, TN.
These guys are big. With 50 writers on staff, Stellar is churning out the backlinks. They do Local SEO and customizable packages.
Four – Outreach Mama
Founded N/A. DA 38. Out of New Jersey.
This company is ran mostly by awesome women. I see their ads everywhere. They are hitting the SEO backlink scene hard. Check them out.
Five – Gotch SEO
Founded 2013 by Nathan Gotch – an SEO expert. DA 43.
Gotch SEO offers a lot of education around backlink building with their Gotch Academy.
Six – Marketing Signals
Founded N/A. DA 28. Out of UK.
These guys remind me of Fat Joe. They are hiring and expanding rapidly. Check them out if you want a killer job in the UK.
Seven – No BS
Founded N/A. DA 28. Out of Melbourne, Australia.
They offer affordable, No BS DA10s and DA20s mostly.
Eight – Submit Shop
Founded in 2000, they are the oldest outreach services I know of.
DA 47. Several offices in US and UK. They work with over 8,000 Bloggers to get the right placement for you in your niche.
Nine – Evergreen Outreach
These guy’s website is pretty vague on who they are but I love their info on Backlink building. DA 8. They are also on page one of Google, so apparently they know what they’re doing.
Ten – Audience Bloom
Founded 2010. DA 50. Out of Seattle.
Seattle is full of braniac SEO guys and I used to live near there, so Audience Bloom has my back. They can also land backlinks for clients on sites such as Business insider, Huffington Post, and National Geographic.
Eleven – Omnicore
Founded 2009. DA 52. Many Locations.
These guys are a full service SEO agency with emphasis on helping healthcare websites rank.
Twelve – Get Blogged
DA 29. This is a site where you provide the content and they match you with bloggers. It’s a win win setup. They’re on the #1st page of Big G.
Thirteen – Lift My Rank
DA 35. Out of San Francisco.
These guys build links around keyword phrases that you offer. 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
Fourteen – Linkredible
DA 18. Out of the UK. Huge Affiliate Commission payout.
These guys have an interesting concept of doing “Link Pyramids” where they build three different layers of links and indexes for your backlink portfolio.
Fifteen – Loving DA
DA 50. Out of Fort collins, Colorado.
These guys are like a link marketplace. You pick what you want and it takes you to a third-party site. They have a free backlink database you can pick and choose from.
Sixteen – Traffic Cow
DA 37. Founded 2013.
Indian guy named Sathish runs this operation and can get you very inexpensive backlinks.
Seventeen – Blogger Outreach Service
Founded 2013? DA 18. Out of Syracuse, NY.
$35 placements. Bulk orders available.
Eighteen – Globex
Founded 2010. DA 17. Out of NYC.
These guys offer more than just backlinks. They do commenting and classified ad backlinks as well.
Nineteen – Rank Z
Founded 2013. DA 19. Maybe out of India?
4 week turnaround.
Twenty – Linkgraph
DA 3. Must be a new service but I love their website! They do packages for businesses that want to rank fast using DA60s and DA80s. First site i’ve seen offering DAs over 50.
Conclusion for White Hat Backlinks
My blog had over 900 articles and wasn’t going anywhere. The only thing that saved my blog was getting high-quality, high authority backlinks going to my site. My traffic is now climbing back to where it once was and better. I hope you found this article helpful.
Check out my Blogger Outreach page for who I really recommend.
Thanks for reading!
Erik Christian Johnson is a full-time blogger, self-development advocate, and full-time network marketing Entrepreneur.
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