A few days ago I asked you guys (and gals) in my Facebook group to fill out a quick quiz of who you thought were the best SEO vendors and tool providers of 2017.
I was blown away with your response, netting (in just 24 hours) over 450 responses! That's insane.
I segmented the providers into 8 separate categories with no check boxes, purely written suggestions you could fill out - I didn't want to limit it to a set amount of people.
So, without any further ado.. Here's the top dogs of SEO right now.
Best Content Vendor, 2017
PBN Butler's 3 tier content solutions have lead them to become one of the top providers on the internet - With SEO content for PBNs, money site content and a professional, journalism level option..They have segmented themselves as a fast, reliable and reputable content provider.
Taken it home with just 3 less votes than the #1 spot is UpWork, closely followed by a 3 way tie for 3rd place with Jedediah Hunt, Word Agents & TextBroker.com all picking up 23 votes each.
Best Outreach (Guest Post) Vendor, 2017
Fairly new comer on to the market, Dan Parker's service has sky rocketed him to being tagged in almost every guest post request thread I've seen in the last 6 months.
With decent pricing, a large range of sites and fast turn around times.. It's no wonder he took the top spot.
I would like to note that I have personally worked with Dan and it's refreshing to see a guest post service that entirely consists of real sites and doesn't just use well built PBNs.
Coming in at #2 was SERPChampion by Patrick Babakhanian with 3% less votes, and tied in 3rd and 4th place was Fat Joe and The Hoth - Though in my personal opinion, the last 2 are of extremely questionable providers.
Best Premium PBN (Monthly or $50+/Link) Vendor, 2017
Probably the least surprising result of this entire experiment is the infamous Diggity Links coming in as our #1 spot for Premium PBN Link providers..
Their combined network of over 5,000 sites, easy payment system and fast, safe & reliable service makes for a fantastic service.
Matt's excellent blog, Chiang Mai SEO Community & several appearances at conferences this year are proving him to be a household name in the industry.
Coming in at #2 was Todd Foster & his Niche Relevant link service with a significant amount of votes and a pretty distant #3 is Niche It Down by the Local Client Take Over Team.
Best Affordable PBN (<$20/Link) Vendor, 2017
With posts from $6.50 each, drip feeding options and quick TATs.. It's no wonder Noman was the heavy favourite for the best affordable PBN link vendor.
His sites are always of decent quality, domains are never spammed and you stay on the homepage for a good few months - The 20 Max OBL is the only downside.. but you're paying for what you get with this service.
Coming in at joint #2 and #3 is Freedom Links & Fiverr.
Best Pillow Link (Comments, Wiki, Citations etc) Vendor, 2017
Making a second and unsurprising appearance on the list is PBN Butler again.. The name that goes hand in hand with citations also offers Web 2.0, Press Release and Social Signals to help diversify your link profile in record time.
Honorable mentions for this one (as PBN Butler ended with over 80% of the vote) go to Web 2.0 Ranker & Loganix.
Best Link Checking Tool, 2017
An absolutely dominating display with over 90% of the vote.. Ahrefs takes the #1 spot with you and me.
Their data is unparalleled and continual advances in other areas, new features to current tools and a costly but overall fair pricing system means.. Ahrefs is the best link checking tool on the planet.
The 2 honorable mentions go to the 2 obvious other choices on the market - Majestic & SEMRush.. With Majestic taking significantly more of the votes.
Best Keyword Research Tool, 2017
With the release of their keyword explorer 2.0 that has integrated click stream data, SERP mapping and more.. It's not wonder what has now become my favourite keyword research tool is taking your guys and gals top fancy too.
Smashing SEMRush by over 100 votes, Ahrefs has cemented themselves as the top dogs.
Coming in at a solid #2 but trailing by a large amount of votes is SEMRush, which was closely followed by KWFinder.
Best Link Indexing Tool, 2017
Another dominating display for this category shows Authority Indexer and it's Light Speed upgrade taking the #1 spot with over 55% of the votes cast in it's favour.
The reasonable monthly fee, ease of setup and instant indexing times have contributed to the overall success of this pretty badass tool.
Authority Indexer (which is included with the light speed upgrade purchase) also has Bing indexing, G+ sharing, Sitemap indexing and Tier 2 link building capabilities - Which make it the most versatile indexer available.
Coming in at #2 is Indexification, followed at #3 by Linklicious.
That's all the top vendors for this year.. Honorable shout outs to companies and services that were mentioned in more than one category multiple times go to:
- Grind Time
- Gareth Simpson (at Seeker Digital)
- Link Reach
- James Gregory
- Down Under SEO
Thanks For Reading
I hope you enjoyed this blog post and it gave you a bit more of an insight into who are the best providers in SEO right now.
If you think the community missed someone or have personal experiences with any of these vendors.. I'd love to hear in the comments section below!