******IMPORTANT UPDATE – THIS PRODUCT IS SHIT *******
Wow was I ever wrong about this one – in fact this is a perfect illustration of why I don’t promote products as an affiliate. One of the main selling points behind this product was that you would get free updates for life. Well, funny, to my knowledge this has never been updated. What a disgrace and waste of money. As a result of this, I am also recommending that you never touch any products release by Josh Spaulding in the future. He obviously does not give a shit and just wants to make a quick buck.
Don’t even bother reading the review. In retrospect, it is laughable.
Well, I must say it’s nice to finally be able to write a postive review of a product/service. I first heard about deep linker pro maybe 3 months ago or more. I actually had it on my list of things to do literally for at least 2 months, then I bought it a couple weeks ago and it took me up until yesterday to actually start using it. Anyway, I’m really liking it so far.
Basically Deep Linker Pro is a tool that will do automatic directory submissions for you, and also allows you to do automatic submissions to deep link directories as well. A deep link directory is one that will let you link to inner pages of your site. This is beneficial for obvious reasons.
Personally, I really don’t think directory submissions are going to make or break your SEO campaign for a given site, but I have been using them on a great deal of my own sites for probably at least 5 years now, and I still keep using them. One of the reasons I think it helps is just simply to diversify your link profile. In my opinion, I think it probably looks good to the search engines to drip in a ton of these directory links over the course of 6 months or so, and obviously it never hurts to up your overall incoming link count. So anyway, the specific benefit of directory links is debatable, but I like them and I use them and I personally think it helps to be as diverse as possible, if nothing else.
So getting to the reasons why I like it:
DLP is incredibly easy to use.
There is literally 1 screen you need to enter data in about your project, 8 total fields. This means for someone like me who literally has hundreds of sites to use, it won’t take me all day to get them added into the system. Basically all you do is fill in your title, description, keywords, URL, Reciprocal Link URL and choose a category, then start the submissions. It’s as easy as that.
In addition to being quick to set up, the actuall submission process is pretty fast too – it takes me a couple hours to submit one project to about 400 directories automatically.
Manual Submission and Deep Linking Available
The deep linking is a nice touch, as you can submit multiple pages of your sites to deep link directories to get a lot more links and help keep your interior pages indexed. They also have about 200 – 300 directories that require captcha that you can manually submit to, and it doesn’t take very long to do.
Free Lifetime Updates
The good news is this tool is pretty early on in it’s lifespan and I think it’s going to be getting a lot better. With just a one-time fee, you get free lifetime updates, which I really like because I think there is a ton of potential here, and I hear that version 2 is supposed to be coming out very soon with a lot of new updates.
The Price is Right
DLP only costs $67. As far as I’m concerned it is an amazing price if you actually consider how many links you will gain from having this tool around. Now again, these aren’t the greatest links in the world, but a quick 400 links drip fed into every website you ever own ain’t too shabby for a one-time fee of $67. To put it into perspective, I used to actually pay an Indian company to do my directory submissions manually, and I believe I paid somewhere between $50 – $100 for around 1000 links – and I liked this service a lot and used it many times.
That’s basically the pro’s – I will say that it’s not perfect and there are definitely some things that could be improved:
Limited Amount of Directories
From what I understand there is a very small number of deep link directories supported right now, and the number of automatic directories is around 400. Overall, I think there is a lot of room for improvement here, and I already know that this is going to be a big part of version 2. I’m still happy with the current number, but the potential for more directories is huge and obviously increases the value of the tool a lot.
No Decaptcher Support
I was really hoping this would have decaptcher support for the additional 200 or so directories that require captcha, as it would be a no-brainer as far as I’m concerned. I actually emailed their support about this exact thing over a month ago and never heard anything back. I’m really hoping that they figure out some way to get this integrated into the mix.
Proxy Support, Multiple Submissions
I’m not entirely sure if supporting proxies is even necessary for something like this, but I already use proxies for BMD, so I would easily be able to plug them in here as well if it were supported. Also, I think this might tie in to multiple submissions – I would love to be able to run submissions for say 5 different URLs at one time. Again, I don’t know about this logistically, but it could be nice.
Sadly the reporting doesn’t seem great at all. Again, this is something where I don’t know if it would even be possible to do much in this area, but it would be so great if I could get a report of the directories that I submit to – and even better if it could track submissions, and most of all give me a report of the actual URL where my link is whenever applicable. Again I don’t know if this would be possible, but it would be extremely powerful.
Automatic Email Activation
There is a percentage of the sites that need to have your submission activated via an email confirmation link. It really hasn’t been a big deal for me to click the links, but it would be a big timesaver. This is a feature they have in BMD and it is really nice, although not really necessary in this case.
So yeah, overall, I think if you are doing SEO on any level this tool is really a no brainer. It’s extremely powerful and the price can’t be beat. I really hope Josh keeps working on this tool because I really like it a lot so far and I think there’s a ton of potential for improvement. I haven’t been using it for very long, so I can’t really speak to the long term results from this, but the way I see it, it’s just another nice tool to have in the arsenal and it doesn’t take a long time to learn like BMD does.