11 October 2019 Update The latest fresh update from their reviews on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pg/thehoth/reviews/?ref=page_internal (read through them all though). 22 November 2018 Update A friend just pointed out that the original link to the Digital Music News article was broken because, it seems, they deleted the article! I am just guessing but I smell $$$ involved 😀 Here is the link to the article from the Web Archive…enjoy! (oh, and in case the Archive page disappears, here is the local version 😛 ).
You can still see some signs of the article being published previously… 26 March 2018 Update A crackdown on TheHoth’s “blackhatness” published by Noah Itman of Digital Music News. Here is an exact quote: Nobody should ever do business with The Hoth! This is a ‘black hat’ SEO operation. —— Original post: If you are looking for an alternative to the Hoth’s link building service, then you are in the right place - Online Reputation Management & Review Software - HOTH STARS.
What’s wrong with them? They all have a link to theHoth’s website because they get paid by theHoth for referring clients. While there is no problem with affiliate marketing as such, you can see why those “honest reviewers” may be biased. In fact, you might not be even sure they used the service they promote – where are the screenshots? Just walls of text… Fortunately, there is a bunch of good unbiased people out there.
Here is a little quote from them: Ah, the HOTH. The HOTH has been selling black- and grey-hat services for many years now, which, on its own is fine, I suppose (something for everyone and all that)–but they have this special tradition of selling their grey- and black-hat services as white hat.
And here is another reviewer: The quick summary is I didn’t see my rankings increase from the $1,000 Hoth Small. While TheHoth.com does have solid customer service and they did try to work with me (including offering me added services to boost my ranking), . … For this update, I went back and looked at the PBN links they sent me and the domains as well as the site setup (very clear it was a PBN) was a disappointment.
I see quite a few issues with that last review (including the fact that you are not always able to rank things with just X number of links), but that PBN thing is really crazy. HOTH Press. Come on dude, we are in 2018 now, but people, for some reason, still talk about PBNs.
And here is one more: Nov ’16 Update: . The Hoth has done nothing wrong and I have nothing against it in particular, but I am against the strategy of buying links… … Since I published this post, I’ve made more than $400 in commission. It made me feel sick to receive my last payout because I’m making money recommending something I wouldn’t use for myself.
Oh, and you see him talking about the affiliate thing as well – quite an honest gentleman! As a 100% white hat link builder, I feel like their service is all about tricking Google. Take their and just go to it’s FAQ part: Do these sites look like real sites or do they look like PBN sites? .
PBNs might work in the short-run, but all of those shady marketers end up throwing their domains away once they get penalized (it always happens eventually). Can you afford tossing away your business’s domain name? Personally, I can’t. Here is another service of theirs – . What’s the promise? The HOTH link building strategy was developed for clients in the most vicious e-commerce niches.
There is no hocus pocus. No snake oil promises. Those last 2 bits made me smile 😀 As if what they offer is not “hocus pocus”. I mean, look at it: Clearly, the idea is again to trick Google… If you are a legitimate business or an authority website (which you should strive to be anyway), why would you do that? It just doesn’t work in the long-run.
Why not invest time, money and effort into creating something great? 😎 Something that people would naturally link to and all we would need to do is just ask them. Enter – the ultimate white hat link building technique. Basically I am giving away exactly what we do @ LinksHero when working with clients – blogger outreach.
Generally speaking, there are 2 paths that we use: Path 1: One for One Path 2: One for Many Let’s look at them closer: This basically boils down to guest posting (GP) on other sites. These are real and relevant to your niche. guest posts. How do we find them? Here is a simple trick – enter this in Google: [code][your target keyword] + “guest post”[/code] You will immediately find websites that accept guest posts and are relevant to your niche.
Here is what an interested prospect looks like: After you get a positive response, submit the article and wait for them to publish it. Even though it sounds really simple, there is a lot of communication, negotiation, follow-ups and writing involved. We offer this service if you need any help.
A linkable asset is something great, remarkable, outstanding…it’s something people would link to without our help. FREE Keyword Content Gap Analysis Tool: Find 100+ Content Ideas!. Here are some examples: Some kind of research or data that you possess An infographic Expert guide on a subject and so on… This obviously requires work from you (or we can also help), but the return on such investment can be truly inspiring (guest posts).
InnIran.com is an Airbnb-like site that is focused on one single country – Iran. What sort of linkable asset could we create so to: a) Build links to it b) Get traffic from it c) Maybe even get bookings with its help This is how “” idea was born. The guide would cover everything that had to do with travelling to Iran (from visas to what to wear in Tehran).