Are you planning to buy backlinks from Fiverr for your SEO campaign? If you are, STOP and read my review first. You’re going to thank me later.
In July 2015, my online shop team purchased one of Fiverr’s SEO “safe backlinks.” The seller features more than 10 manual backlinks from authority domains, like amazon.com, nature.com, flattr.com, etc. All of these links are for US$5.
We wanted to try it out and see if it’d boost our DA.
But that was a mistake.
From DA (Domain Authority) 30, it was down to 16 within two weeks. Up to now, our website hasn’t recovered.
After we noticed the effect, we contacted the seller and he promised to trace what happened. Until now, he hasn’t given us an update of the negative effects of the backlinks that he gave.
Our site’s traffic has reduced.
And we don’t know yet when it’s going to recover.
Pretty sure, our site has been penalized immensely.
Well, we got what we paid for.
And this is what we got for buying backlinks for US$5.
But we’re not the only ones who suffered.
Go to DigitalPoint’s forum and you’ll find threads about the dangers of Fiverr.
I also don’t recommend purchasing followers on Twitter and likes on Facebook from Fiverr. No matter what the seller’s rating is. This type of service will only hurt your site’s traffic and everything in between.
We’ve been there, too. Last year, we purchased Twitter followers and Facebook likes. All we got was fake accounts. Each day, the number is going down and sinking like Titanic.
Is Fiverr Really Bad?
I’m not saying that Fiverr isn’t a good community to purchase services for US$5.
I think, you should only use Fiverr if you’re looking for people who can do animation, music, graphics, article writing, logo making and the like.
But never use it for SEO backlinking (even if the seller says white SEO), profile making, YouTube views, Facebook likes, Twitter followers, and anything that promises to boost traffic and social signals.
These methods are considered by Google as cheating and they can do more harm than good to your website.
Recently, Amazon is suing thousands of Fiverr sellers for selling fake Amazon reviews.
Instead of purchasing backlinks from Fiverr sellers, you should hire someone who knows how to do real white hat SEO.
If you have adequate fund, try using the SEO services of Neil Patel because he knows what he’s doing. Unfortunately, his fees are quite steep.
When I reached out to him to help boost our other sites, he recommended someone who could work with us within our budget.
And that someone did a good job, but we had to part ways after a few weeks because of budget issues.
You’re only doing more harm than good.
Your site will be penalized, just like what happened to our own website.
We’re not sure when our online shop is going to recover.
How about you? Are you using Fiverr for backlinks? Did it provide a positive outcome? Or do we have the same experience? Share your thoughts.