|Product: No Hands SEO
Version reviewed: 1.7.2
Price: $77 (with discount)
So what is No Hands SEO?
No Hands SEO is a new breed of backlinking tools that have been created to be as automated as possible, just 3 inputs and you can start building backlinks. What made NHSEO so popular was its quick setup and the fact you didn't have to touch any settings to start building links
No Hands SEO uses many different techniques and methods to gain backlinks and improve search engine positions, the link sources are listed below:
- Whois posting
- Blog Comment submitter
- Trackback submitter
- Image Comment Submitter
- Website Crawler
- Auto checker
How hard is it to setup?
Almost too simple, you enter your website address, some keywords to search with and your desired anchor text and that is it. Once the profile/s are entered all you need to do when you load No Hands SEO is to click the start button and the tool takes care of the rest.
There are plenty of settings and options that will determine how the tool works, for instance you can set things such as Pagerank and outbound link limits, proxies and the usual things you would expect from any decent SEO tool. Most of the inputs and setting options have their own dedicated pop-out text that appears when you hover over to aid in setting the tool up for your needs.
The amount of settings can be a bit daunting for some but I am of the opinion of the more the merrier, especially when they are optional.
How much does it cost?
The retail price for No Hands SEO is $97 but is available on a number of popular SEO/IM forums at a $20 discount, making it $77 one time price.
The cost of a product should not be just the number after the dollar sign but also how it relates to what it can do for the user and how much time it saves. As NHSEO takes very little time to setup and can work endlessly it is worth every penny and then some in my opinion.
How much work is it to use?
Over the years a great many softwares have come and gone proclaiming to be the easiest tool ever created but very few actually live up to that hype, many claim automation when what they mean is that some aspects of jobs are automated but you still need to tell it what you want automating. No Hands SEO is definitely different in this aspect and almost everything is setup and ready to go.
It really is as simple as enter in your basic website information and hit start, it really couldn't be any easier. The next step in automation from here would have to be telepathic controls.
Effectiveness of Link Building
Blog comments, image comments, trackbacks and whois links aren't the highest quality links available and they are likely bested by many types of manually created links but we are looking at a fully automated tool here and you cannot expect caviar links for burger effort, or something to that effect.
People have been talking about the demise of these types of links but they definitely still have their place on the SEO landscape. When you are trying to index your tier pages these links can be invaluable and will likely also give those pages a boost in ranking potential which will trickle up to your money site.
I have done and still do run this direct to some of my money sites and have only seen improvements with this tool. Where it tries to set itself apart from the more recent competitors in ScrapeJet and GSA Search Engine Ranker (reviews coming soon) is its ability to automatically crawl your website to promote internal pages. It will also perform different techniques depending on the type of profile it is running which is a great feature that neither of the other tools do not have.
The main features are full automation and its promotion techniques. Out of all the "fully automated" tools I have been testing recently this is definitely the most automated tool, in fact it is the most automated backlinking tool I have ever had the pleasure to "use". I say "use" because really all I do is click start and leave it running on a VPS.
There are a range of platforms that NHSEO will post to and these range from being good for getting a website noticed and indexed by the search engine to relevant links with the possibility of a dofollow link. Most links will be nofollow but I regularly get PR4+ links and have even got some as high as PR7, I have heard of higher but these cannot be expected often with these types of links. Even with most links being nofollow you are getting relevant links from an endless supply of different websites some with high PR and with a good range of quality which you would expect from any genuine linking pattern.
Another unique feature of NHSEO is its ability to store and check every target, post, live link and prevent posting to not only the same post but also the same domain. This feature really limits the amount of complaints you will receive as you are not bombarding webmasters.
Due to the automation it is tempting to simply enter in a profile and leave it at that but it takes little effort to setup the profile with unique custom comments and setting unique anchor texts for each page will ensure a great boost as every page of your website will be getting relevant links with their own set of anchor texts. There is support for Spinner Chief 2 (currently free) which will spin your comments for you so you can have unique comments posted every time.
You can set limits for PageRank and Outbound Links on a per profile basis or globally and generate backlinks from any specific region.
NHSEO has a reputation on the forums for being a resource hog and it has been in the past but this is no longer the case. It is not the most resource efficient tool on the market but storing and referencing every target and post will use some CPU cycles. In the more recent versions I have not seen anything above 20% processor usage and this is with only an occasional spike, normally it sits at just 1-3% CPU usage even at 60 threads on a Core2Duo system.
I have yet to see NHSEO crash, bugs can and do occur but I haven't been affected by any for the last 3+ months and generally any bug is fixed up quick enough that it has never been an issue this far.
Trial Availability and Money Back Guarantee
There is a 7 day trial available without personal information so you can give it a go, there were some restrictions on its use but I think they have been lifted now. There is also a 7 day money back guarantee that is good for any reason.
I was using NHSEO since November and I have to say it is great that these features have been added and it has turned No Hands SEO into a fully featured automated backlinking tool that is both easy to use and very customisable. Nothing out there is this automated, quick to setup and able to run forever.
NHSEO isn't without fault however, while I run with private proxies and have tested with proxy harvesters without issue the built in proxy harvester is quite useless. I know useless is quite strong but with what I am guessing is a thousand or more users out there using the same sources I do not see many working proxies being harvested. This is a really disappointing aspect of No Hands SEO as the rest of the tool is a dream to use and is very capable.
If you have access to private proxies or any decent proxy harvesting tool you could realistically gain thousands of backlinks every day with a minimum of effort on your part. I have been lucky to be able to use similar tools and have to say that of all of the automated backlinking tools out there this is the easiest and will pull in many more links (reviews of competing products coming soon).