In this video, I want to share with you my experiences with the Hoff yeah, not that Hoff, not the one from Baywatch the SEO company called The Hoff of you heard of them been around for quite a while. They used to, I believe, be a little bit.
Blackhat, but now they’re, completely white hat, so they claim and they offer a number of different SEO services, including link building guest posts and video creation. In fact, do you remember I commissioned them to do some videos a little while back put a link to that video up there? If you want to check that out, so I ‘
Ve purchased a few things from them for my Amazon affiliate website best roof box.com, I purchased some guest posts and I also purchased a link for $ 500, which was on a very high trafficking web site, very high, ranking website so yeah.
Well, I’ll show exactly how it all turned out in this video by the way, if you’re not been following, along with everything I’ve, been doing on. My affiliate website do check out this playlist. That should be a link, appeared up there and also be linked in the description that playlist has got all the videos to do with the site, including how I made the site all the work I’ve been doing, and, of course, the latest earnings And traffic numbers, so yeah do go check that out.
If you’re not up to speed on it anyway, let’s. Get on with the video. Let me show you exactly what I purchased and let me share with you the effect that it’s had on the website. Let’s, go hello! It’s, Alex here from WP Eagle, good to see you.
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So let’s. Talk about the Hoff. Have you seen them? Have you heard of them? It’s. What their website looks like they caught any number of different services, they offer they’re, all SEO related and they do vary in price quite considerably.
I think they start from around $ 60, but you can’t, spend thousands of pounds or dollars with them. If you want, and yet the services cover quite a broad range of things, they’ve got content. Writing they’ve got guest posts, they’ve, got video creation and link, building and and all kinds of things.
So I thought it was about time that I tried them out, so I purchased a few of their services and they’re all for my affiliate website. Best root box comm, as I’ve, already said, and I poached them a little while ago, so we should be able to see the effect that they’ve, had on my rankings and on my traffic by the way, if you’re gonna go check out the Hoff I’ll.
Put a link up now also put a link in the description. It is an affiliate link, so you have to appreciate it. If you use it, if you do sign up for any of those services, I will earn any small Commission so yeah.
Thank you very much. So let’s start at the beginning. Back in August, I purchased some guest posts from their guest post service. They see what they promised with this is that they ‘ Ll create a lovely bit of content for you, obviously around your topic and around your niche, and then they ‘
Ll put that on a site that’s, hopefully slightly relevant to whatever it is you do, and that piece of content will of course, include a link back to your site. When you’re ordering, you get a number of different options, including the domain authority of the site that the guest post is gonna appear on the length of the guest post.
I think the minimum is like 500 words, but you can have longer if you like, and you could decide to have it as a one-off or a monthly subscription service. So yeah back in August I ordered a da or 20 such as domain authority, 20 free pack, guest posts of a thousand words, so that’s, free articles of a thousand words and yeah place the order.
Now I will say I didn’t, make a slight mistake when I put my anchor text in which is one of the things that they allow you to specify, so you can actually say which keywords are going to be linking through to your site.
For some reason I just put best roof box without any spaces. I don’t know it was late at night or something when I ordered. I wasn’t paying attention, but that’s, not really the ideal anchor text that I wanted, but hey it will do and well yeah.
They went away and they created some articles and they put them on some websites. And this is what they look like and the articles are of pretty good quality and the slice that they’re on, I think, look reasonable.
I mean I never heard of the site’s before, but they do all have the domain authority that they said they would have and they look like proper sites. With regards to the anchor text, I did actually reach out to the master and said I made a mistake: is there any chance? We could you know change that anchor text and they basically said no, so that’s.
One thing to keep in mind when you are placing your order make sure that it’s. All you know 100 % correct and all that kind of stuff. Otherwise, yeah you’re, stuck with it, so those free articles on those sites cost a total of four hundred and ninety five dollars, which is quite expensive.
I guess and oh you know, I was pretty happy, but I didn’t, see any you know immediate uplift or anything like that from those links. So I thought well, it’s pretty too early and you know those anchor links.
They’re, not quite right, so let’s order. Another three and this time let’s, get the anchor text right. So I did that old. Another three articles this time I’m, going for some d810 sites, which i think is the lowest one they offer and yeah.
These are the Articles that they created, and these are the sites that they’re on again. The sites look reasonable. I was fairly happy with them. They don’t, particularly spammy, or anything like that.
They look like real sites and by the way, the cost of these free articles on the d810 came in at just free for five. I say just you know it’s still reasonably expensive render $ 45 and yeah. I was pretty happy with them.
On the 6th October, I decided to place one more little order for a guest post and I just ordered one guest post of 500 words, which is like their minimum on a DA 10 and yeah. It looks like the one you can see now on the screen.
It’s perfectly fine that one was only a hundred dollars. So at this point I have spent quite a bit of money on these guest posts, but I ‘ Ve got 7 guest posts in total that’s, 7 links to my site and, as we know it’s quite hard to build guest posts organically.
You got to do the outreach yourself you ‘ Ve got to create content, and this is kind of a quick fix for that. I’m gonna talk about the overall effect that these links have had on my rankings towards the end of this video after I’ve also gone through some of the other links that I bought.
I think I’ll do at the end, but in terms of the traffic from these guest posts. Well, when I look at my relatives there, basically isn’t any traffic from these links. It’s, it’s, a trickle. It’s, a couple of visits in a month.
Some of that is it’s virtually non-existent. So if you’re thinking of buying these guest posts and getting some traffic, then you’re, probably not going to and really the only reason that you’re gonna get.
These links is to hopefully improve your SEO rankings, but speaking of traffic, they also offer a link building service where you can get a link on a high trafficking site, one that gets. You know 50,000 visits a month.
Something like that. So I thought well. That could be pretty good. I would like some traffic, so I purchased one of these links and now these links they’re, not cheap. When I bought was $ 500 yeah, you’ve heard it right $ 500.
The site that it appeared on is this one which, when I do my research on it, is a pretty high trafficking site and it is a very well ranked sites called high domain Authority so that’s pretty good, but you know five hundred dollars Is a lot of money and I purchased this link back in beginning of October, so it’s, not that old.
He actually went live on the 16th of October, so there’s, something about two weeks ago. From now and well, when I look at analytics again, there is no traffic coming from this link. It’s like again, a very small trickle, a couple of visits that’s.
It so is it worth spending $ 500 on a high traffic site link, probably not because the link is kind of tucked away towards the bottom. The article and yeah it’s, not bringing any traffic, so I think that might have been a bit of waste of money.
One other service that I took out, which was up sold to me during the checkout process, was their article syndication service. So basically, what they did is they took the article which was on that high trafficking site and they pushed it out to another load of sites.
I think 50, or so in total it’s, basically just a copy of the article, but it does link back to the original and it’s. A way of you know, building up some link juice to the high trafficking article, which then in turn links to my site.
So some of that link, juice should maybe flow through. I’m, not sure that’s, the idea and yeah. It was around $ 65 and again it’s. Okay, you do get full reports and everything with the hoff, and you know I can see that it has been syndicated.
I don’t know what the quality of these sites is like. There is quite a lot of them and yeah I don’t know what benefit that has bought me. I’m, just hoping that it’s going to improve like SEO rankings.
So that brings me nicely on to my SEO rankings. So if we have a look at how well the site’s, doing I’ll. Show you a few things on the screen now, including my oolitic sand. Some figures from I hate refs, which is a fantastic SEO tool.
If we look at that, we can see that overall, my domain ranking or my domain Authority has increased. It’s, definitely going up in the right direction and indeed my organic rankings have improved. I’m now ranking for over 929 keywords on Google 479 of those are on Google.
Us, I ‘ Ve, definitely got more links to the site in terms of traffic. Organic traffic is bobbing along kind of a bit of flat. At the moment, but if you remember from one of my previous videos, which I’ll, put a link up to now, I think there is a bit of a seasonality problem with my site: best roof box comm.
In fact, I’m. Pretty confident that there is a seasonality problem, because people don’t tend to buy roof boxes quite so much this time of year in the winter. So, whatever kind of link building and SEO efforts, I do may be hard to actually see the effect to them until we get into next year and into spring into summer, when people actually searching a lot more for roof boxes.
But it turns the other metrics in terms of number links, our site and domain Authority. All that is definitely moving in the right direction. So was it all worth it because you know at the end of the day, I did spend quite a bit of money.
I think it came to like $ 1400 around that kind of figure in the end, which is quite a lot of money, and I do want to see some sort of return, and you know, of course I do do these things, because I want to share them With you, that is, you know one of the reasons I do them, but yeah.
I would also like to get a bit of return on it as well. So my general feelings are that the guest posts that I ordered based on domain Authority, so they were the first ones, the first seven. I was happy with those I think for the money and the articles were good and the site ‘
S looked pretty decent and I’m, pretty sure, looking at a hate refs that they have increased my overall domain authority, which in turn should hopefully lead to some better search engine rankings with regards to the link and indeed the guest posts that I Bought based on traffic numbers, the $ 500 link within that guest post on that allegedly very high trafficking site.
I don’t, think that was good value for money, and I mean the site does look pretty good and it looks pretty busy and you know I’ll, do the research, it does look like it’s, got a Bit of traffic, but none of that traffic is coming through.
That link to my site, which I guess is one of the main reasons why you’d, buy a guest post or a link on a high cheffing of website. Because you know you want a bit of that traffic and you know I’ve, not seen any of that so 500 dollars for two visits.
Almost like that’s $ 250, a visit, and you know that’s. Never gonna add up. Of course I may get some benefit into domain authority, but you know, if I want that, then I should you know just carry on buying the guest posts that you you know order based on domain Authority rather than based on traffic.
So yeah in hindsight and looking at the figures $ 500 link certainly was not worth it because you know I’m, not getting any traffic from it. Now we’re nearly at the end of this video, but before I go, I did purchase a few other links from the Hoff.
This time I actually purchased something for my other affiliate website, swim science comp, which hopefully you’ve, seen if you haven’t, I’ll, put a link up to the tutorial where I build the site, but yeah.
I went for their foundations package, which is like their basic package. I think it was around $ 60. Some of that full you know free links and well the links they created just take a look. They’re, unlike these random blogging sites.
You know similar to like WordPress, comm or blogger. I think I’m, not really familiar with them. They’ve, created these horrible little blogs. They put some rubbish bit of content up rubbish. That means trash.
If you’re American, yes, some crappy content up and just basically yeah they’re horrible. These are the kind of links I certainly didn’t want, and I’d, recommend that you don’t want these color links either they’re, just they’re, just horrible, so yeah.
I’m stay away from that service. The cheap services I don’t think they’re gonna bring any benefit and if anything, they could have a negative effect on your side, because you know it’s clear to see that these links are just.
You know they’re. Just crappy and Google be able to see that everyone can see that so yes, certainly not worth it. So, in summary, the hoff, I think they’re. Okay – and you know, in terms of customer service, everything by the way I’ve had a great chat with my accountant.
Are there there always been very helpful and all that kind of thing so can’t? You know fault them on that. I, like the guest post service, but the high traffic link thing just not worth it and their budget foundation service again, not worth it because you know it’s cheap.
The links are just there. I don’t know if a way to say it, they’re just horrible, so there we go hope. You found this video useful. I’d. Love to know your experiences with the. If you’ve ever purchased anything from them.
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