Dan Thies and Leslie Rohde are launching Link Liberation 2.0 today. It looks like a great product, but the price tag is going to be hard for a lot of people to swallow. Scratch that. It's going to be impossible. Fortunately, you have an alternative.

Link Liberation is a combination of SEO/link building training and software to use to build content and links. If $297/month (or $2,497/year) sounds like a good price to you for that kind of thing, click the link above and ignore the rest of this post. You're already rich, and Link Liberation may be able to help you get even richer.

If you're still with me, let me tell you how you can get a lot of what Link Liberation offers for as little as $57 (that's a one-time payment with no monthly fees).

First of all, what does Link Liberation's software do? If you watch the video I linked to above, you'll see that it:

  1. Subscribes to RSS feeds and other content sources.
  2. Enables you (or someone you hire) to review each piece of content and decide whether to use it to generate some unique content.
  3. Gives you an editor to create the content in.
  4. Enables you to publish the content to your blog, Facebook, etc., all from one place.
  5. Enables you to link to the content you published using Twitter, etc., from the same place.

There's more, but from their sales videos, it looks like that's the core meat of what you'd be paying $297/month for.

I'll admit it -- the system looks pretty slick. The ability to have multiple people working on each step in the process is pretty cool. You could hire a small army to help you churn out huge amounts of original content and build tons of links to it.

But unless you can afford to outsource most of the work, you may as well use a less expensive system that does pretty much the same things. In fact, even if you are going to outsource, you could save money by buying multiple licenses of a less expensive system.

Reader Comment:
Antone Roundy said:
Hendrik, Thanks for your comment. I knew LL2 had been released before it was complete, but I had no idea it was still only at 20-30%! What have they said to their customers to justify charging for the product when it's in this condition? I'm no...
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I hadn't looked too closely at Link Liberation until last week, when one of my customers pointed it out to me. What I discovered watching their videos is that the software is very similar to my SEO Content Factory.

SEO Content Factory does have a few weaknesses compared to the Link Liberation software (see update below):

  • No multi-user support (of course, if you're not outsourcing any of the work, that may just mean that the interface is a little cleaner).(update: there's now a workgroup version of SEO Content Factory that costs less than 2 months of Link Liberation membership...and the interface is just as clean as before.)
  • Has to be installed on your server rather than running on theirs (I offer installation service for an extra $25).
  • Doesn't do everything that the Link Liberation software does (they mentioned, but didn't elaborate on or demonstrate, a few things that I know my software doesn't do).

The bottom line is this: if you're a big enough operation to outsource a lot of work, Link Liberation is the more powerful platform. Plus, you get a lot of training. Check out their videos and decide for yourself whether it's for you.

If you're going to do it all yourself, or just outsource a little, SEO Content Factory will save you a lot of money and do a lot of the same things. And you can learn as much as most people need to know about SEO for free or for a lot less elsewhere.