For the last few months, I’ve recommended the “Build My Rank” service in a number of posts. This is a tool I’ve used to increase search engine rankings to many of my niche sites.
Unfortunately, Build My Rank (BMR) has shut its doors because most of the sites in their blog network have been de-indexed by Google.
You can read about the details on this blog post.
In a weird way, I was kind of expecting this to happen. In the last week, a few of my sites have been “Sandboxed.” On two of them, the only thing I did was write a few BMR posts. So I (had) have a suspicious feeling that Google is penalizing any site that’s connected to this service.
I do like the fact that John (the owner of BMR) is doing the right thing. He told the truth and immediately closed down the site. Plus he provides a quick tutorial to help customers prevent any sort of site penality. For instance, he links to a post where you can remove backlinks to a specific site.
I want to apologize to anyone who subscribed to Build My Rank because of my recommendation. For awhile it was the best tool I’ve ever used for SEO. But I guess I was wrong. So again…sorry.
At this point, I’m looking into a number of alternative SEO tools. Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll “recommend” anything for awhile. That’s because I want to be 100% certain a tool will help before giving it my stamp of approval.
Finally, I recommend taking action if you’re a current Build My Rank customer. Start by reading this blog post. Then you should think about deleting the links that point back to your important domains. Finally, unsubscribe from their service and get a pro-rated refund on the remainder on the money that’s owed to you.
I’ll keep you posted when I learn more details myself…To Your "Internet Lifestyle",