Fiverr is an interesting site to hire someone to do various things for you at $5. There are many attractive deals about SEO. After reading some blog articles about it, I still decided to experiment some of it.
Social Marketing: SNS Shouting to X million Followers
My first trial is about its social marketing section,
there are so many sellers claim that they have millions of followers on
various SNS site. I picked one with very high rating and also top level
After I paid, he immediately replied and the service started
the next day. However, the traffic to my site are clearly bots with
100% bounce rate; those fake users only visited the my home page and
left immediately. Those traffic are roughly 50% from Facebook and 50%
from Twitter and the source location is mostly in USA, but also
including those from other countries. I asked for refund after 1-2 days.
The seller pretends to ask dumb question. I asked for refund at
Fiverr.com directly. It seems the seller replies YES/Agree very fast and
I got my $5 dollor back. But because I paid by Paypal, it seems my 0.5
processing fee is not refunded? In short, this experiment teaches me all
these kinds of gigs are probably scams.
I am not sure when the
seller claims they have tens of thousands of followers, will it be true?
But I also tried ViralContentBuzz.com, which is a real deal. On that
site, even a user with 5000 (irrelevant) followers really shout for me,
the benefit is very very limited; probably only 1-2 visitors will be
The second trial is about keyword research.
Some blogs suggested this is one type of service that worthes and
money. I picked one seller with high rating and top level. He replied
fast and delivered on time. In the report, there are close to 2000
keywords related to my site. Also, there are several columns about the
comeptiveness of each keyword. That is expressed in an
easy-to-understand way. There are also PPC information. I would say the
seller did his job. But this is a bit different from what I thought in
two ways. I was expecting something like https://www.semrush.com/. Also,
although there are 2000 keywords, but they centered around few themes.
In the end, I would say the seller deliver something promised in the ads
but it is not as useful as I expected and it does not worth my $5. I
gave him a high rating still but I won't come back again for that
service even for my other new sites.
In conclusion, I will try
more gigs at Fiverr in the near future and post my experience. Hopefully
some will be more useful. Also, I hope Fiverr can provide the
statistics about refund rate of each gig to stop those scams...