Build My Rank is a high PR blog network but it is quite different from other blog networks. Instead of being able to post spanned content that will be distributed dozens of time across the network as most blog networks do, BuildMyRank will only accept unique content with your link or links inside and each post will only be submitted once to a single blog on the BuildMyRank network.
I should have tested Build My Rank (BMR) a long time ago but I guess late is better then never, right?
Build My Rank Overview
|Name:||Build My Rank | BuildMyRank|
|Focus:||High PR Blog Network|
|Price:||$59/m – 5 domains|
Build My Rank is a high PR blog network with blogs ranging from PR1 to PR7. The service is very similar to the well known LinkVana service but it is much more affordable in terms of price per link.
With BuildMyRank, you simply need to choose the number of domains you want to add to the system and to simply start adding your posts. Each post you submit should be at a minimum of 150 words and much be unique in order to be approved and published.
I thought about creating a video overview of the Build My Rank interface but since my dashboard is currently pretty empty and BuildMyRank have already create a pretty good video that shows everything you need to see I figured it would be better for you to watch their video.
Build My Rank Downsides
Unique Content Only
You are going to need to use only unique content with BuildMyRank. It won’t work in any other way and believe me, I tried. I tried submitting the Ultra Spinnable Articles and Ultra Spinnalbe Minis but no go. It didn’t work and I tried combining different articles together in order to make them as unique as possible.
So, you are going to need to write 150 word blog posts in order get links or you will need to outsource the writing and that will cost you anywhere from $1.5 to $2.5 per link (depending on what outsourcing service you will use).
When using Build My Rank you know you will get a link with PR but you don’t really know what PR it is going to be and which link will get it. There is a huge difference between a PR1 link and a PR6 link and Build My Rank will get you both but you will get much more PR1’s than PR6’s and you will not know which links will get high PR.
The PR you will see when you publish your post is not the PR of the page but the PR of the domain your post was published on. This means that after your post will drop from the homepage it won’t have the PR you will see but it will still get the link juice passed to you from the PR of the domain itself.
Build My Rank Upsides
High Quality Network
Due to the fact that BuildMyRank only has PR aged domains in the network and that they only accept truly unique content makes this network to be one of the highest quality blog networks available today.
With BuildMyRank you don’t need to worry about getting your published posts indexed as they will do that for you and you will get over 95% indexing rate so every link you build will provide you with link juice. This is unlike many other services and tools that will require you to make sure all the links you create get indexed with Google.
BuildMyRank automatically social bookmarks your posts and the high indexing rate is proof that their blog network is indeed of a very high quality (there is no way to get such a high indexing rate with anything less than great quality network).
Find Your Links
Even though Build My Rank will take care of getting your published posts indexed I assume that most users would like to see and get the URL of where their actual posts was published. BuildMyRank will take care of that for you with their cool little binocular feature.
All you need to do is click on the little binocular icon of the specific post you want to find the links for. From what I figured out what this button does is simply select a piece of text from the post, puts inside quotes and searches Google for it. Since every post you add to BuildMyRank has to be unique than you should only get in the results the actual post you published and it works.
I did do this to several of my published posts in order to check that they are really live and that the PR is correct and it is. All is good.
Outsourcing & Adding Writers
Since most Build My Rank users will outsource their post writing (I think), being able to add writers to your account and having them login and publish the posts themselves is a true time saver. If you are not going to write the posts yourself than Build My Rank is truly an fully automated link building system and you don’t need to log into the dashboard unless you want to check up on things.
BuildMyRank is considered by many in the SEO community as the best link building service available today. I am still not sure of that but this was one of the main reasons I decided to review it and do a case study, spending a few hundreds dollars in the process in order to truly see if it is as good as people say.
BuildMyRank Case Study 1
In order to fully test Build My Rank and the results it could bring I decided to test the service by promoting 2 pages on my site. I also wanted to target very competitive keywords that I was already ranking quite high for in order to see if BMR can bring me to the top.
The keywords I decided to focus on are:
- Market Samurai – 50 posts submitted
- SENuke X – 50 posts submitted
I have written reviews for both products and I am ranking in the top 10 results for both.
For the keyword Market Samurai I was ranking number 9 as of August 12th when I started posting to Build My Rank.
For the keyword SENuke X I was ranking number 7 as of August 18th when I started posting the SENuke X posts to BuildMyRank.
I will publish 50 posts for each keyword over a period of 2 weeks which means I will get 50 links for each keyword. I really want to see if BuildMyRank can provide me the boost in link juice that I need in order to move to the top of the rankings.
I have been ranking for these 2 keywords for quite some time now but it seems I got “stuck” at the bottom of the first page.
BuildMyRank Case Study 1 Results
Here is the table tracking the rankings for both keywords. I also stopped creating links for these specific pages so I will be able to truly see the effect BuildMyRank will have as these will be the only links created for these pages over the coming month.
Date Market Samurai SENuke X Notes
August 12th 9 - Started submitting the Market Samurai posts
August 15th 7 - August 18th 4 7 All Market Samurai posts have been submitted and started submitting the SENuke X posts
August 21st 7 9 All Market Samurai posts have been published and all SENuke X posts have been submitted
August 24th 7 5 August 27th 7 5 All SENuke X posts have been published
August 30th 7 5 September 13th 6 7 September 15th 5 5 September 20th 4 4 September 27th 3 5
All 50 posts have been submitted by August 18th and all where published and live on August 21st. All the posts have been indexed by the 24th. Here is the PR distribution of the posts:
- PR1 – 13
- PR2 – 21
- PR3 – 10
- PR4 – 6
As you can see most of the posts were published on PR1 and PR2 domains which is pretty understandable. I would have really liked to see a PR5 or PR6 posts as I know they are included in the network but I wasn’t lucky enough to get such a link.
The rankings have improved from #9 to #4 within a few day and than dropped back to #7. I should also mentioned that I made 3 times the amount of monthly Market Samurai sales during this week which was pretty awesome as it covered all the expenses I put into this case study (and left me some change).
As you can see the rankings kept improving and I am now ranking #3 for the keyword which is awesome. It is amazing how much difference it makes in the number of sales and leads I make now by just moving a few spots up in the rankings.
All 50 posts have been submitted by the 21st and published by the 27th of August. All the post have been indexed by the 30th. Here is the PR distribution of the posts:
- PR1 – 13
- PR2 – 19
- PR3 – 15
- PR4 – 3
Again, no PR5, PR6 or PR7 and that is very disappointing. Also, as you can see in the ranking table above, I also gained 2 spots in the rankings going from position #7 to #5.
BuildMyRank Case Study 2
In the process of the first case study I decided to focus on 3 additional keywords on my blog so I started another case study and here are the keywords I focused on:
- Article Marketing Robot – 25 posts submitted
- Market Samurai Discount – 25 posts submitted
- Bookmarking Demon – 10 posts submitted
For the keyword Article Marketing Robot I was ranking number 11 as of August 20th when I started posting to Build My Rank. I used to rank as high as number 3 for this keyword (back in March) but stopped the link building and I dropped to as low as 27th and since the beginning of August I started link building again and got it all the way up to number 11 when I started posting to Build My Rank.
For the keyword Market Samurai Discount I was ranking number 12 as of August 23rd when I started posting to Build My Rank. This is the first time I am targeting this keyword phrase and it is less competitive than the other keywords with far less searches.
For the keyword Bookmarking Demon I was ranking number 6 as of August 23rd when I started posting to Build My Rank. I only submitted 10 posts for this keyword. It is also the only new page I created that I focused on here. It was published on August 12th and doesn’t have a proven track record with Google as the other keywords have. With that said, I managed to rank #4 for it by August 19th without any backlinking which really surprised me. I guess my domain does carry some power and authority as this is not a very easy keyword to rank for.
BuildMyRank Case Study 2 Results
Here is the table tracking the rankings for all 3 keywords.
Date Article Marketing Robot Market Samurai Discount Bookmarking Demon
August 20th 11 - -
August 23rd 11 12 6
August 25th 11 11 5
August 27th 11 8 5
August 29th 11 6 5
August 31st 11 6 4
September 1st 11 5 4
September 4th 11 3 4
September 13th 10 3 4
September 16th 11 2 4
September 20th 13 2 3
September 24th 6 2 4
September 27th 4 2 3
Article Marketing Robot
All 25 posts have been submitted by August 25th and all where published and live on August 28th. All but one have been indexed by August 30th. Here is the PR distribution of the posts:
- PR1 – 12
- PR2 – 8
- PR3 – 3
- PR4 – 2
Again, most of the posts are PR1 and PR2 and bottom line is that I didn’t move in the ranking at first. It seemed as if this didn’t work as I started at #11 and stayed there for quite sometime but as you can see from the table above, I am now ranked #4 which is a huge improvement from #11.
I am even more excited about this leap in rankings because I was stuck for a very long time at #10-#11 and didn’t really understood why as I was building links in order to move back into the first page. In addition, I also moved from #13 to #2 for article marketing robot review which I believe is also thanks to the BMR posts.
Market Samurai Discount
All 25 posts have been submitted by August 27th and all where published and live on August 31st. 9 posts haven’t been indexed as of August 31st. Here is the PR distribution of the posts:
- PR1 – 9
- PR2 – 9
- PR3 – 6
- PR4 – 0
I am started to think that I will not see any PR5 or higher and even the PR4 didn’t show up here for the first time. However, this is the keyword that has gained the most thanks to BuildMyRank going from #12 to #2 which is awesome and I think it shows that for less competitive keywords BuildMyRank does the job and does it great.
All 10 posts have been submitted by the 25th and all were published and live on August 30th. All but 2 posts have been indexed by August 30th. Here is the PR distribution of the posts:
- PR1 – 2
- PR2 – 4
- PR3 – 2
- PR4 – 2
Only 10 posts were submitted so I don’t know if this enough to make any decisions by but you can see that again, nothing higher than PR4 and I gained 2 positions in the rankings, going from #6 to #3. Very few number of posts did manage to move me up in the rankings which is great and this is a fairly competitive keyword with a pretty hefty number of monthly searches.
What we can see here is on of the main downsides of BMR, while I submitted 25 posts for Market Samurai Discount and got no PR4 links, I did get 2 PR4 links for Bookmarking Demon while only submitting 10 posts. It is really point and shoot as far as the PR links you will get and I don’t like the fact that I can’t control the PR of the links I am getting but I guess not all can be perfect. Even with no PR4 links I did manage to get a great ranking boost for the market samurai discount keyword.
Overall Case Study Numbers
BuildMyRank Page Rank Distribution (Updated September 28th)
Bottom line for me is: Only 3 PR5 links, very few PR4 links and too many PR1 and PR2 links. I am kind of disappointed from the PR distribution but I can’t argue with the great overall results I got and the improvement in the rankings for all keywords.
A total of 238 posts and here is the percentage distribution of the links PR:
- PR0 – 0.8%
- PR1 – 29.9%
- PR2 – 40.4%
- PR3 – 22.3%
- PR4 – 5.4%
- PR5 - 1.2%
BuildMyRank Post Indexing Rate (Updated September 28th)
Indexing rates are as high as they can be (99%) and this is great. This makes sure that every post you write and submit to BuildMyRank will be indexed and the link will provide value without the need to get it indexed yourself. This has great added value that should not be underestimated.
Build My Rank Updated Stats (January 2012)
I keep on using Build My Rank and without noticing I have almost 1000 posts published to the network so I figured I would share the current stats with you all:
- PR0 – 156 – (16.8%)
- PR1 – 250 – (26.9%)
- PR2 – 298 – (32.1%)
- PR3 – 162 – (17.4%)
- PR4 – 48 – (5.1%)
- PR5 – 11 – (1.1%)
- PR6 – 2 – (0.2%)
As you can see, there are way too many PR0 and very few PR5 and higher. 50% of the links are PR2/PR3. After seeing this I got to say it was a little disappointing but since BMR works and proved that time and again over the past few months, I don’t really care but I would like to see less PR0 and more PR4 and higher.
The indexing rate of the posts you publish on BuildMyRank is pretty much 100%. Out of 927 posts only 5 haven’t been indexed (0.05%). That is pretty awesome and it makes sure that every post you submit to the network is going to be indexed and the links is going to count.
Having such a high indexing rate is really awesome and is a must for such a service in my opinion since the cost per link in BMR is much higher than in any other blog network you really want each of the links to count.
BuildMyRank Review – Conclusion
If I would need to summarize the difference between Build My Rank and all the other blog networks it would be quality vs. quantity. While other similar services might focus on providing you with large amount of low quality links, Build My Rank does the opposite. You will get high quality, in context links from sites with PR1 to PR7 but as can be seen from my case studies, after submitting 230+ posts, the highest PR I got was PR5 so I don’t know where those PR6 and PR7 links are and how many posts will you need to submit in order to get one of those.
You can pretty much see exactly what I got from BuildMyRank thanks to the case studies I conducted and I am pretty sure you can figure out if it will work for you or not. I personally found it to be pretty great as I got improved rankings for all my keywords which also translated in more sales that the entire testing period was well worth it for me.
I still don’t have a final verdict as I want to conduct a third case study in which I will focus on other keywords, outside of this blog and see the results I will get. I will of course keep you updated about it as I will get some data. For targeting highly competitive keywords that are already ranking in the first page of Google, I am not sure BuildMyRank is the best solution as I am not very impressed with the results I got. If I would have remained at #4 for Market Samurai I would probably change my mind but I didn’t, so not sure I will keep using it to targets such keywords.
After testing several keywords on this blog, the ones in the above case studies, and a few more keywords on other blogs I own I can surly say that BuildMyRank delivers on its promise and it is considered to be as one of the best link building services for very good reason.
I managed to see improvement for both highly competitive keywords that I was already ranking in the first page of Google for and for less competitive keywords that I never targeted before and didn’t have any first page rankings for.
BuildMyRank Free Trial
You can start using BuildMyRank for free thanks to their free trial offer in which you will be able to create 10 free links. Even though 10 links might not sound like much, if you will promote the right keyword you can see great results. Just don’t focus on something too competitive and be sure it is already indexed and ranking in Google in order to really see some improvement.
In any case, I would recommend you test BuildMyRank with a little more than their 10 free links as that is simply not enough to really see how good this service is and how it can help you and if you will decide to test it out for real than I have a bonus that will save you both time and money.
One of the biggest drawbacks of BuildMyRank for those that hate writing and/or are simply not good at it is the fact that you will need to write unique posts in order to get them approved and published.
It is actually the best upside of the service since it assures the high quality content on the blogs thus giving you great link power with every link you create but as I said, for those of us that hate writing or simply are not good at it this can be a problem.
The bonus I have for you is 10 free posts written and submitted to your account for you. All you will need to do is to fill the form below and I will email all the details on how you should go about getting these 10 posts written and submitted to your new BuildMyRank account.
To your success (and mine ),