“We were essentially the Instagram police and called out fake influencers left, right and centre. It was fun and all, but there is only so many bikini chicks you can look at on Instagram before you start losing your mind.”
Dan, Co-founder and CEO of Lumio
dofollow.io is a bespoke style link building agency. We pride ourselves on taking a completely manual, customized approach with every one of our clients instead of working off a list like many other link building services.
Every client we take on gets a dedicated project manager who does fresh outreach for every project we take on. That means we don’t work off of lists; in fact, we think link marketplaces represent everything that is wrong with the SEO industry.
Your project deserves to have a fresh, customized campaign. We get you links that nobody else can get with our user centric link building approach that aligns with Google's own quality guidelines.
We believe traditional link building is broken. Companies who build links off of a list and allow you to pick the links and anchor text you want are playing with fire.
Anyone with $100 and a site can get links on these sites; which means there is no editorial process and no quality standards. Google can easily spot these types of links, because most of the time these sites exist just to sell links.
These types of links are ineffective and worst case can get your site penalized. We are not this type of link building service.
It’s important to note that dofollow.io strictly focuses on links. We don’t do content, and we don’t do technical SEO. We work with clients who already have a content strategy in place and sound technical/internal linking infrastructure. We provide the horsepower.
Every client we onboard gets a dedicated project manager. Their job is to comb your site for linkable assets, perform competitor analysis and build a monthly outreach list of editors, contributors and journalists that we can build a relationship with.
We only go after links that pass through an editorial process. We believe these are links that stand the test of time.
Link building is one of the most important ranking factors, but it takes time and lots of trial and error. It’s not something that you do once, and it’s not something you do passively if you want to outrank the competition. Link building takes a dedicated specialist to get results, plus it takes time to train, build processes and get results.
For less than the price of hiring in-house SEO specialist, you get our team of veteran link builders who will be guaranteed to build heavy hitting links for your brand in month one. It’s less expensive to hire us than not.
You’ll get links and press on some of the largest, most respected media publications in the world. We build links that your competition dreams about.
You get a highly-trained, dedicated project manager with a proven track record of building links in some of the most competitive industries.
You’ll get access to a portal where you can see our results in real time, communicate with your project manager, make changes to your project, and see your realtime report. We are fully transparent.
Good question. The obvious answer is - great links. By great we mean:
That was the obvious answer. Now let's talk about what is not so obvious (but even more important).
You will get:
There is a lot more you will get that is less visible and it is easy to focus on metrics only. Let's jump on a call and talk. It is the fastest way to see if we are a good fit for eachother.
Before we outline how we see success let's be transparent here. Growing organic traffic is not only dependent on great links. If your technical SEO is flawed or your content isn't keyword optimised, the best links won't help you.
That said what we want to see for you and all our clients is a few things:
Again, this is a team sport! You will have to do your part (content, tech) or this won't work. We provide the rocket fuel. You will have to bring the rocket.
We don't work with everyone. In fact, we say no roughly 70% of the time. For one simple reason. The one determining factor if we are a good fit is - mindset.Sure, you need to have a content strategy in place and you need to either publish regularly or already have a solid backlog of content on your site. But even then, mindset is what makes the difference.
Why mindset? Because we don't follow the old ways of link building. Where anchor text ratios and over-optimisation was a game people loved to play, convinced they could outsmart Google.Shocker - you can't. Not for long anyway. And we only work with people who have a long term mindset.
So what are we looking for in an ideal client?We believe in building links in a natural way. In links that are highly relevant to target and source page context. So ultimately links that make sense for the end user. Because that is who Google is optimizing for and so should you.
That means taking a more organic approach. Building links to relevant informational content instead of money pages only. To give editors control over anchor texts instead of stuffing your own "ideal keyword" in a place where it doesn't make sense.
Ultimately it means giving up a bit of control.Sounds scary? Yes it does! But thats how we get the really great links.Ask yourself this - if you were an editor of a major website (think Forbes etc.) - would you even consider adding a link that is not contextually relevant to the article you are writing? No? Exactly! So why force it?
Link building is all about the right mindset. Book a call and let's chat.
No, and here is why. Many agencies and freelancers recycle old opportunities by building huge lists of sites on which they sell placements over and over again. We get it. It's easy - but also dangerous.
The easier it is to get a link on a website, the more people will do it and the more obvious it is for Google to spot backlink profile manipulation.We focus on finding new, unused opportunities for all our clients. We do the hard work so you don't have to. And so you can sleep soundly at night without worrying about a possible penalty.
We believe that building a natural, diversified backlink profile is the only way to guarantee long term growth without getting penalised. Therefore we use a wide range of strategies which all yield very different types of links. While HARO might get you powerful links to your homepage, guest posts can build links to deeper pages on your site and so on.
We don't limit ourselves to a specific kind of strategy. Instead we use all tools at our disposal to build natural, relevant and highly authoritative links to your site.
Fairness is one of our core values so we tried to create a pricing model that is transparent and based on our performance.
Before we get into link pricing you need to understand that we have a minimum spend per month that starts at $3000. This is the amount you need to allocate on a monthly basis on a per project basis. We don't work on projects with a lower monthly budget.
That said your monthly budget works as credit and whenever we build a link, the price for that link is deducted from your credit.Each link has it's own price, based on Ahref's Domain Rating (DR) of the linking domain. We use DR as our pricing metric because it is industry standard and easy to understand.So the stronger (higher DR) a link is, the more expensive it will be and vice versa.
The price of that link will be deducted from your budget each month and we will continue to build links until the budget is used up.If we ever fall short of using all your budget, the remaining credit will roll over to the next month. If you decide to cancel we will refund the remaining credit back to you. So you never overpay and always know what you paid for.
We currently accept payments by credit card via Stripe. When you start an order with us, it automatically sets up a Stripe subscription which will charge you on a monthly basis until you stop working with us.
We offer real time reporting for all our clients. When you sign up with us you get access to your own customer portal where you can communicate with your project manager as well as check your reporting at any point.
Whenever we build a link, this report will get updated immediately with all the relevant information like anchor, DR, target page etc.
Yes we do, under certain conditions. Your clients need to be in the SaaS space and you need to be ok with how we work (we see ourselves as a full service agency so micromanaging our link building process won't work for us). If you believe you are a good fit, please request our pricing here and start the conversation once we reach out to you.