There’s a question we’re regularly asked is are backlinks good for SEO? It is a difficult question to answer as some backlinks are good and most are very bad.
The vast majority of backlinks are bad. This is because an SEO Company will actually be outsourcing this to India (or another country) and they are buying a link building package.
These back links are normally from sites that do not do anything apart from supply links from the site to thousands of sites around the world. These site have no credibility with Google and receive a negative score. These then become toxic links which actually harm your performance with Google.
When you think about this it makes perfect sense when you think about it. How could an SEO company in Ireland or the UK provide you with an SEO Package that generates say 600 backlinks a month for €300 if they were doing it in Ireland or the UK.
Each link would take at least 10 minutes to build So lets say 6 links an hour. At six links an hour it would take 100 hours per month to deliver. This works out at €3 per hour for the service. As they say when you pay peanuts you get monkeys.