Link Machine - We tested Link Machine and pushed its
back linking to the max.
This is how Link Machine performed....
Every now and then a very useful script or programme comes
along that truly gives benefits and a free period in which to prove its
excellence. I've bought dozens of various types over the years and played
around with hundreds more. The end result is a very nice collection of
utilities to make the day to day tasks of SEO etc easy and highly effective.
Link Machine is our newest addition and the following is a straight forwards
report on what we found.
Link Machine is a fully working non-crippled php script but a doddle to
install and they will even install free for you if needed.
Before you start. Link Machine is no 'magic fix' for tons of links with
no work. Its a professional linking php script that builds unlimited
numbers of high page rank links from any chosen vertical sector, and
maintains them all on auto pilot. But as usual you only get out what
you put in.
While you can use Link Machine 'out of the box'. if you want to be professional
and produce results that are correspondingly professional in quality,
you need to modify the existing email and link page templates to suit
your sites identity.
Grab yourself a fully working and totally free version of Link Machine
I tried Link Machine out on http://www.flightcenter.co.uk, you can see
the links pages here http://www.flightcenter/linkmachine/ and learnt
a very important lesson - pre planning. Like thinking about link categories.
You should always aim to have the link page no more than 2 clicks away
from the base url. So having categories under categories is to be avoided
Also give a lot of thought to the categories to create in Link Machine
before you start building links. Aim to not have more than 140 links
for any given category. So if you intend to add hundreds or thousands
of links over time, think now and create sufficient sub categories to
spread the load.
Like instead of just Lodgings, break it down into B&B, apartments,
villas, caravans, condos etc and split 'Hotels' into countries such as
Bali, India, Usa, Australia Uk etc. Depending on your sites vertical
At the least go through the default email templates and alter them to
fit your own style. If you know basic html and can use a website editor
like dreamweaver, then take your existing sites index page, delete out
the unnecessary stuff and make a template for the links pages from it.
Its quite simple as all you do is put *CONTENT* where you want the links
Then go through Link Machines settings and personalise it, it takes
a little time but once done it helps automate a lot of otherwise impossibly
time intensive manual work in not only sending out new exchange requests
but automatically keeping an eye on existing ones. And gives your future
work an air of professionalism which helps to attract those page rank
5+ sites to link back to you.
Link Machine can totally automate the process of link maintenance, although
you have choice to use manual for some tasks if you prefer. Link Machine
uses a cron (there are other ways), to automate the process of sending
email reminders, thank you's, follow up's and even auto removes those
who don't link back or subsequently take your link off.
Our next one to install Link Machine on, http://www.flightcenter.biz will
be better as will the third site. Link Machine comes with a licence
to install on up to 3 sites. You need to pay another few bucks if you
want to use Link Machine on dozens of sites. So whether you have one
or a hundred sites, you could never get so many link backs by old fashioned
manual methods. And of course you can export links from Link Machine
on one site and import them into another installation giving a good head
Back links are the MOST important aspect to every sites credibility on
the net. If no one links to you, you are nothing as far as the search
engines are concerned. If hundreds link to your site then you are royalty
and treated so by the big 'G' and other search engines.
You may be forgiven for feeling that using Link Machine professionally
absorbs considerable time. Searching, examining, selecting suitable link
back sites, especially when trawling through sites for links takes time.
I felt that way after using Link Machine for three days.
BUT, you should keep reminding yourself of how long it would take to
manually find and achieve 100's of good quality links back to your site.
By day three I had achieved around 130 good PR link backs from sites
in my vertical sector. That would have taken weeks without using Link
Machine. With a further 200+ link requests sent but not yet linked and
around 300+ ready to send emails to. This took three full six hour days
and possibly the best investment in time I have ever done. I continue
finding more targets daily for a couple of hours as I write this Link
Excuse me while I just nip off and add another ten or more links.
Hi, back again and managed finding another 20 or so possible link partners,
not bad in ten minutes.
Grabbing possible link partners using Link Machine can be achieved by
several methods, my favourite is the grab links from other sites web
A simple search in google for link directories and then selecting ones
with many links in your vertical sector. Just feed Link Machine with
the link pages and Link Machine happily extracts suitable url's. You
see, sites that have already exchanged links with quality link directories
and other sites are certainly link active and most likely to accept your
link and link back. Sites like http://linkroo.com are
really good with tons of high quality possible link back partners.
Others like http://directorycave.com/
Or you can search for keywords for your sector and extract links of
possible sites that could be potential link back partners. I would advise
using Yahoo instead of 'G' as it tends to have a better listing of any
You can also be cheeky and search your competitors site and extracting
url's. of every one who links to them. Very useful!!
If you come across a directory or list of links that wont read anything
when you give Link Machine the url, then just copy and paste the whole
pages into a file on your computer, save it and tell Link Machine to
read that file.
When grabbing links, Link Machine gives you the option to change the
title and description of each site before adding it. This should automatically
happen if you have set Link Machine to fill these fields in from the
title and content of the site itself. I find it useful to truncate any
long text or overkill of keywords in the title field and leave the
description field untouched. In cases where the description is empty,
you normally find a long title so I just cut part of the title and drop
it in the description field. This keeps the finished link pages looking
more uniform rather than some of the links text looking bloated or starved.
Tips when working with Link Machine.
If you are searching html pages say directly from another sites link
pages, you will find Link Machine sometimes slow before revealing results.
DO NOT assume because it only displays say two sites, that's quite normal
as it seems Link Machine takes a long time to scan the sites, especially
to find emails, and just keeps returning whatever it found in a certain
time. The next page may have ten sites the next one three etc.
If you don't want the first ones returned, just untick the boxes and
'Add Chosen Sites' even if none selected to bring the next selection
Although it decreases the number of sites returned, always set Link
Machine to only add sites with an email address. When building quality
links, quality not quantity is the golden rule.
Initially concentrate on adding sites, send out the emails later when
you have exhausted all sites on any directory you have used. Then move
on and do same with the next directory, grab all links and send emails.
Look in your email box and note all the 'Mail delivery failed' messages,
you will get about 5% - 10%. Immediately go into Link Machine's site
manager and remove and delete those sites. Always keep your database
clean and current, its very valuable!!
Keep an eye on any emails which Link Machine sends copies of to your
mailbox. Some link back partners will want to do it personally or have
questions, if they are good page rank sites, its worth your while to
invest time into finalising the link back with them.
When sending emails to all the sites you have gathered, it can take
some time 10 - 30 minutes depending on how many sites, so plan for a
tea break at that stage while Link Machine automatically does what would
take you weeks.
If you get emails from possible link backs asking where the actual page
is containing their link, because you have so many. Then here is
an excert from my standard email reply.
The basic version of Link Machine is free PLUS with five days free trial
of the advanced features. USE THOSE FIVE DAYS FLAT OUT!! Build instant
links with registered sites and create as many new ones as possible.
Then when the free 5 days ends you should have already grabbed a hundred
or more links back. Then you decide whether to continue with the free
version but without the full potential and added features.
I actually bought it after the first three days as I could see its long
term benefit to my sites placement on search engines. FlightCenter now
has an envious number 1 position on Bing and some other sites, we are
now chasing 'the big G' and already on page 1 and working upwards. With
the added benefits of using Link Machine for a few months I reckon we
will get No 1 or damn close on the big 'G' as well. I don't need to tell
you what a difference that makes to the number of visitors each day which
leads to more conversions and sales.
While you can use Link Machine 'out of the box', it has extensive tools
and options to highly personalise your link pages, emails sent and script
settings to a professional level.
Building quality links to your site is without doubt the most effective
method to gain seo recognition and higher search engine placements. The
more link backs you have the more visitors to your site - simples! Remember
80% of all site visits originate from a search engine. Most people don't
type coca cola in the address bar they type in the search box. That's
why 'G' make billions each year from running ads on those search pages
There are a few glitches when you really push Link Machine to the max,
and we did, 24/7, but that's possibly down to server responses being
slow sometimes. All in all its quite stable, but do remember to back
up your database every now and then, just in case.
Definitely the best 89 bucks invested this year. If you are serious
about building link backs to your site, this is one programme you must
have, without any debate.
Grab yourself a fully working and totally free version of Link Machine