Socialmonkee markets itself as being the “instant backlink builder”. They offer a free package and a paid service.
I tried out their paid service this week and submitted my test project to 100 social sites for a one-time fee of $3.97.
It sounds like great value, especially as Socialmonkee promises that the bookmarking will be completed within three days.
Indeed I received a report from Socialmonkee just three days later listing the bookmarks they had created.
Here are a selection of the “social sites” which Socialmonkee submitted my link to:
Immediately – I noticed how the URL’s are all formatted exactly the same way with “?title=” in them. This seemed fishy because it’s highly unlikely that every social media sites would all have the same URL structure. This suggested to me that all the sites were built on the same platform – and probably all owned by the same person.
Next, I checked the pagerank of the sites. Normally sites like Delicious, Digg, and Stumbleupon all have high Google Pagerank scores of 8 out of 10. However most of the sites I checked from Socialmonkee have 0 out of 10 Pagerank – meaning that Google do not value their links as highly.
The sites are all hosted on different web hosts according to my checks on Whois.net but I strongly suspect they are all run by Socialmonkee. If you check the sites all the usernames appear to be random – not like real usernames you would find on a good quality bookmarking site such as Delicious.
My advice is rather than waste money on “cheap backlinks”, it’s far better to use a high quality link building service that will give you backlinks from genuine social bookmarking sites, and real human accounts. These will have far greater weight in the search results, helping you to increase the ranking of your website, and increase the amount of targeted visitors who click through to your site.
Please comment below and let me know if you have tried Socialmonkee, if so what results have you got from the site?