Link building tools were once a highly effective way to increase the search engine rankings of a website. You could use them to blast your website with links and before long, you’d be ranking at the top, even beating out competitors that had been in the industry long before you.
Link building tools have since gone down hill and most of the developers have switched gears, updates have become scarce and the tools are beginning to phase out.
This happened around the same time that Google deindexed the majority of blogs that were apart of public blog networks, where webmasters were manipulating the search results by trading links across high PR domains. Similarly, Google released the Google Panda and Google Penguin updates, which targeted content and link characteristics such as anchor text, link diversity and more.
Link building tools were suddenly exposed for their flaws and the links they provided were no longer powerful enough to have the same effect they once did.
With the majority of link building tools on their way out, there are only a few tools worth considering when it comes to automated links. SENuke, Ultimate Demon, GSA Search Engine Ranker and many other tools that were once popular are no longer competitive in the market. One tool that continues to shine is FCS Networker.
What is FCS Networker?
This is a web-based service that allows you to build high quality web 2.0 properties and social networking links. The developers were smart enough to target web 2.0’s specifically, one of the highest quality contextual links that are free and easy to build.
They have over 150 supported web 2.0 sites that you can automatically submit to using their software. Best of all, it’s done in the cloud and you don’t have to worry about using your home computer or internet connection for link building. You don’t even need your own proxies, as FCS Networker handles all of the complicated aspects of link building. The software also supports adding new sites that use platforms like Drupal or Jcow, which are popular scripts that webmasters often use to start communities and web 2.0 property websites.
These links are NOT anything special
Don’t go thinking you can rank your website in a month using this software. Let’s get something clear, these links are not anything special. Every single user of FCS Networker can build these exact same links. Web 2.0 properties are one of the most abused link sources on the internet.
With that being said, it’s still a great link building tool and it only costs $30 a month.
Building tier 2 links
One way that webmasters find a use for software like FCS Networker is to use the tool for the creation of tier 2 links. You can created a pyramid link structure when you do this and this helps drive link juice from the second tier to the first tier, and of course the first tier links to your actual website.
Increases indexing rate
When you’re building top quality first tier links for your website, you need those links to get indexed. If they don’t, then your links aren’t reaching their full potential. By building tier 2 links, you greatly increase the chances of getting your first tier links indexed. Google will crawl the second tier links and follow them to the first tier, providing an opportunity for indexation.
Why the software excels
FCS Networker is an absolute beast at what it does. Here are some of the features the software has out-of-the-box.
Create accounts using their new web-based account creator
- Automatically submit to web 2.0 properties that you have added accounts for
- Organize your accounts by creating “networks” of sites
- Add articles to be used for your submissions
- Add link sets to be used for creating links during your submissions
- Create projects/submission tasks that utilize your articles and link sets.
- Automatically add images and videos to your submissions
- API integration with your favorite spinners
- Automatically finds content for your submissions
Is it better than RankWyz?
RankWyz is a competing web 2.0 property submission tool that has many active users and hundreds of positive testimonials. It’s a good tool that does essentially the same thing as FCS Networker. However, it lacks some of the advanced features and tools that make FCS Networker so incredibly simple and easy to use. In my opinion, RankWyz isn’t nearly as efficient and it struggles to compete.
Dylan is the owner of CopyThrive, where internet marketing thrives. Their free guides on website marketing are excellent resources for today’s entrepreneurs.