Frequently Asked Questions
+ Are my Placements Guaranteed?
Yes, our services are completely guaranteed which means you get a full refund on any placements we fail to achieve for you. No surprises.
+ ARE THE LINKS DO-FOLLOW?
Do we really have to answer this? Yes, of course they are! All links are permanent, do-follow links.
+ WHAT DOES 'DA' MEAN?
DA is a metric calculated by Moz to establish Authority for different websites. If you're not familiar with DA, it's one of many metrics used in the world of SEO to represent overall Domain Authority. We have a great blog post here on our site that explains in a bit more detail if you're interested.
+ HOW MUCH DO YOUR PLACEMENTS COST?
Our cost per Placement is dependent on the authority of the publication upon which you are being placed. All of our pricing is available on our pricing page, found here. We also offer discounted rates for longer term commitments, as well as some larger packages for our Enterprise level clients.
+ HOW LONG WILL THESE LINKS LAST?
Links you purchase from us last forever. We're publishing these links in pieces of high-quality editorial content, and publishers make most of their money through Ads on their site meaning they need the content to attract readers. We guarantee all links you purchase from us with a full replacement guarantee for 1 year after publication. That means that if the publication removes the piece within 1 year's time for any reason, we'll get you a new link free of charge. Sites do break from time to time, but our systems are always on the lookout for things like this. If we see a broken link, we'll investigate it with the publisher first and let you know.
+ I CAN BUY 100 LINKS FOR CHEAP... WHY SHOULD I USE YOU?
These cheap link solutions are our worst nightmare, as many of our clients come to us after having worked with these types of companies in the past. Not only do these links not help you, they can do major damage to your overall domain authority with negative link equity and you will actually be penalized for these links rather than rewarded. Our advice is that even if you don't work with us, please avoid these types of companies at all costs.
+ A COMPETITOR IN MY INDUSTRY HAS A LOT MORE LINKS THAN I DO, SO HOW IS THIS GOING TO HELP ME BEAT THEM?
With respect to our services, we focus on improving the overall quality of your backlink profile rather than simply focusing on the quantity of links. The good news for you is that we've found this qualitative focus to be directly aligned with how the important players view the world of organic search as well. By focusing on high-quality authoritative publications, even just a few links can make a huge difference for your overall domain authority and larger backlink profile.
+ WHO CREATES THE CONTENT FOR THE PUBLICATIONS THAT END UP LINKING BACK TO ME?
We have grown to employ over 30 staff writers to accommodate our clients' needs, so once we begin your order we do everything from content brainstorming sessions to the actual writing right here in-house. Our pool of talented writers produces content for the publications, which we submit as soon as possible to ensure that the editors have ample time to review the piece before it is published.
+ What is Ocean? Tell me more about who you are and what you offer.
As a team, we've been operating for over 5 years. We spent most of that time as SEO consultants for e-commerce platforms. We would design, build, manage, and staff the platform's SEO team until they could operate on their own. Link building was the one task we would continue to do as consultants because it was near impossible for any one company to replicate the network we had developed.
Last summer, we formalized a partnership between the principals and started Ocean, initially servicing existing clients and obtaining new clients through word of mouth. Recently, we have expanded and started to proactively go after new clients with the launch of our website and outreach program.
+ DOES OCEAN OFFER ANY OTHER SEO SERVICES?
For those who have already done damage, not to worry. We offer a full suite of SEO solutions including everything from Backlink Audits, Toxic Link Analyses, Link Removal / Disavowing and even Technical On-Page SEO Analyses. We've been doing this for quite some time and have built a full suite of software around our own needs as well as our customers' needs.
+ HOW DO I MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF MY ORDER AND PLACEMENTS?
Once we onboard you as a client, you'll receive an e-mail with your very own log-in credentials to our Ocean Client Dashboard . Here you will be able to follow along with the progress of your order, see which links have been posted as well as submitted to publishers and keep general tabs on the status of your order at any time.
+ WHAT INDUSTRIES DO YOU WORK WITH?
We have worked hard to establish personal relationships with thousands of publications in every consumer vertical imaginable, and our partner network has grown to cover all major web industries. We’ve yet to come across a client that we couldn’t place on relevant publications within our network.
+ ARE ANY OF THE PUBLICATIONS PART OF A PBN?
Absolutely not. All of our publishers are independently operated, webmastered, and managed publications. Every link is organic and earned as a result of quality content creation. We have a massive outreach platform that pitches our content to a wide range of high authority publications. All content is editorial and all links appear naturally within the published content.
+ DO I NEED TO GIVE YOU ANY MARKETING COLLATERAL OR DO YOU NEED ANY INFORMATION FROM US TO GET STARTED?
We can get started right away from the content on your site as well as your own interior blog content. For those without a blog, we strongly recommend creating one as long-form content is another key to improving your appeal to the Keepers of the Internet.
+ CAN YOU SEND ME SOME EXAMPLES OF WHAT YOUR PLACEMENTS LOOK LIKE?
All of our placements are white-hat, from fully reputable publishers. We are happy to send examples of link placement upon request.
+ WHY DO I NEED TO FOCUS ON MY BACKLINK PROFILE?
If you're wondering why your competitors rank above you in Organic Rankings, it has a lot to do with your backlink profile and your overall authority as determined by Google. To better understand how and why your rankings are the way they are, take a look at how we quantify Authority Metrics in our Analysis of 1 Million Unique Domains . If you're more interested in seeing how we reverse-engineered both good and bad competitor strategies, check out our Link Building Case Study as well.
NOT SEEING YOUR QUESTION HERE?
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