Did you know you can buy SEO services on eBay? It’s true.
For years sellers have offered on eBay backlinks and other SEO services designed to increase a website’s ranking in search results. The cost to buy them seems minimal.
For instance, I found a Buy It Now offer of 20 “top quality backlinks from PR9 authority sites, Panda and Penguin friendly.” At a cost of $11.95 the seller will manually add permanent links from these “trusted authority sites” to yours and then ping search engines for faster indexing. More than 10 were available, and the seller had already sold 29.
Maybe 10 of those backlinks are all you need. That will cost you $4.90.
Want more than 20? You might be interested in a Buy It Now offer of $15 for 15,000 backlinks. The seller will try to fulfill your order within 6 hours, but asks that you allow at least three days.
Perhaps you would like one whole month of SEO services, “entirely Penguin and Panda safe.” The high bid is $50.
You could also buy an SEO website audit. The starting bid: $8.99 or you could Buy It Now for $10.99. According to the offer, “you won’t find a deal like this anywhere on the web.”
Want your website ranking in Google search results within a month? For $65 you get at least one keyword ranking top 10. (The seller chooses the keyword.) At the time of writing, the seller had sold 57.
What about one million traffic hits from “REAL Visitors”? With a minimum bid of $23.99 you could have bought them. Best of all, “it will not take a lifetime” to receive all of those hits.
Maybe you would like your website submitted to 500+ social bookmarking sites. According to the offer, it’s “all White Hat SEO” and “Google loves it!” You only need to be the high bidder or pay the Buy It Now price of $19.99.
You can find many other similar SEO services offered. A search on eBay for “SEO services” returned 381 active listings. Search “SEO” and you get 3,046 listings.
While the cost of those services may sound cheap, be aware that the price you end up paying could be much higher. How high?
Calculate the cost to your business of losing all search traffic from Google. If someone searches for your business on Google, your website is not found.
You have your answer.
If you need fast results, play it safe and use PPC.