How much does link-building services cost per link? Is it cheaper if I buy them in bulk?

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Dear Clients/Friends,

In general terms SEO services are divided into two categories: Web site optimization and link-building. The former refers to modifying each Web page so Google spiders (algorithm) can read it without any obstacles and keywords are placed appropriately on each page so these spiders rank the particular page higher than the competition.

Link-building on the other hand has very little to do with your Web site. It refers to encouraging “other” Web sites to place a link of “recommendation” on their site pointing to yours.  In other words and in contrast to Web site optimization, nearly all link-building efforts are done off-site.

In our company, Web site optimization is only about 10% of the work. The other 90% is link-building. That’s what makes us very successful when it comes to Google SEO. As a matter of fact, we offer Web site optimization for free to any Web site on the planet.

A few days ago, one of our free SEO clients who is now interested in our link-building campaign sent me the above question. I thought this may be the same question as many of you, so I’m placing my answer here – with some modifications to keep our client’s identity hidden:


Dear Client,

Link building is a sophisticated service and we cannot give you exact estimates on how much each link costs. It’s actually wrong to think of link-building that way, because having many cheap links is not necessarily the best deal. Cheap links usually come from low-end Web sites and are less valuable to Google spiders.

Our different link-building services cost from $79 to thousands of dollars per campaign. So, the best way to approach link-building is to know the kind of budget you want to work with. Of course, the more you can spend, the better link-building campaign you can have.

How many links do we generate with these campaigns? The number of links has to be multiplied by the quality of the sites that are giving us the link. So, the number of links could confuse people who do not understand the subject well. In other words, there are Web sites out there that having only one link from them is equivalent to having 1,000 links from low-end sites. So, asking about the quantity or the price/quantity of links is the wrong way to approach this subject.

We tell our Top of Google clients (the ones we guarantee their rankings at the top of Google search results) that they need to have a specific budget – which is different for each client – based on the competitiveness of their market. Almost any Web site could enjoy top of Google rankings for competitive keywords if we have the right budget to work with.


In case you need a proposal on how much you need to spend to get your Web site ranked at the top of Google (or how many high-quality links your site needs to get there), simply fill out our services request form. I will personally respond to you within a few days.

Also, I’ve discussed our link-building techniques in our Google SEO eBook. This is a great guide for anyone who’s either interested in doing his/her SEO campaign or those who want to understand what we do in order to make our clients successful.

Leave a comment and I’ll be happy to answer any other questions you may have.


Ali Husayni

  1. April 26th, 2010 at 05:54 | #1


  2. April 26th, 2010 at 08:21 | #2

    Please fill out our services request form.

  3. April 26th, 2010 at 10:07 | #3

    I want to modify SEO key word rather than Topkar-
    To “BE/MCM/MCA Final year Project in Pune”.
    What is procedure for this.

  4. Ali Husayni
    April 26th, 2010 at 10:10 | #4

    Are you referring to our Free SEO service? In that case, simply send us an email through our contact us form.

  5. April 26th, 2010 at 10:39 | #5

    hi Ali,

    i have small blog and i try to make seo for it i play on key word “solidworks tutorial” and i make back link after 2 month i have rank on yahoo for this key word “solidworks tutorial” 2 page no 18

    but at Google i have no result can you please tell me why that happen also at Bing no result

    my blog is

  6. Ali Husayni
    April 26th, 2010 at 13:45 | #6

    I looked at your site. Here are my recommendations:

    1- Register a domain name that contains your keywords – i.e. (surprisingly this is still available). Get it before someone else does.
    2- Move your blog to a “local” host company and set it up on your new domain.
    3- Submit your site for our Free SEO.
    4- Do a few months of good link-building. But make sure you read my eBook first.

    If you do the above, you’re gonna be ahead of the game within a few months, increase your site’s targeted traffic and earn that extra cash through Adsense.

    P.S. of course, we can do all the above for you for a fee. If you wanted us to take care of it, fill out our services request form and check mark “Paid SEO”.

  7. November 11th, 2010 at 02:20 | #7

    I am Working with a website , I know that have very good market now , But i dont know about how to make my content first search result in Search Engine

  8. November 29th, 2010 at 01:42 | #8

    I would like to create a link campaign for my site. How much would 100 high quality links cost?

  9. November 29th, 2010 at 10:27 | #9

    On average about $50/link… (Some links cost less and some cost more.)

  10. December 2nd, 2010 at 17:08 | #10

    Heya, we have a website and are wondering how much the link building service would cost for us?

    We would like to have around 10 links on PR7 sites and above?

    Any idea on the price of this?


  11. March 22nd, 2011 at 23:05 | #11

    Jeff Beeler :This site is not live yet. Looking a mid may. It is a lead generation site for the home and garden industry. Similiar to Servicemagic. So I know this will take a few years I am guessing to build links for each major city in the USA. I am starting with Atlanta. There are 50-75 categories. Example Roofing, decks, tree removal, remodeling. How many links will need to be bought? and what am I looking to spend to compete in the Atlanta market 1st page google for each category and what would it take to build links as well? Ig you could give me some prices and over what time frame. This would be just for Atlanta and then adding other cities do we have to start all over again?

  12. May 10th, 2011 at 01:35 | #12

    @Jeff Beeler

    I totally agree. Thank you so much. :)

  13. May 10th, 2011 at 03:11 | #13

    Thanks a lot for give me some valuable knowledge about link building. I am totally new in seo and before read this concept I don’t know about the free and pricing link value. I had always a attraction top free cost of link but now my thinking is totally changed. Thanks for such a good post.

  14. Pradeep
    July 4th, 2011 at 00:18 | #14

    Thanks Sir,

    Now i get the Basic idea abt the SEO Technique and its Category.

    and also get the information abt the Website Optimization and Link Building which i dnt knw before read this.

    Thanks to Give such a great Help………………. :) Goood Luck

  15. Indira Maggard
    June 18th, 2013 at 23:54 | #15

    I hardly leave remarks, however I did some searching and wound up here. How much does link-building services cost per link?
    Is it cheaper if I buy them in bulk?
    And, if you are writing at other social sites, I would like to
    follow anything new you have to post. Could you list every one of your shared pages like your Facebook page,
    Twitter feed, or LinkedIn profile?

  16. September 16th, 2013 at 16:23 | #16

    What is your cost for link building.and how does it work?

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