SEOClerks Review – Should You Use SEOClerks Freelancing Marketplace?

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Introduction

In this SEOClerks review, we will be sharing our experiences on SEOClerks, a freelancing marketplace. 

SEOClerks Services

On SEOClerks, you can find freelancers offering a variety of services including backlinks, website design, website traffic, online marketing, virtual assistance.

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SEOClerks Prices

Prices for freelancing services on SEOClerks start from as low as $1 and can go as high as $999.

SEOClerks also charges a processing fee of $0.55 for each order. 

SEOClerks Platform Features (Screenshots)

Reviews

You can create and view reviews on services by the freelancers.

Screenshot of SEOClerks Platform Review Feature (SEOClerks Review)
Sorting and Filtering

You can sort freelancers’ services on SEOClerks by factors such as their prices, likes, views, completion time.

Screenshot of SEOClerks Platform Sorting Feature (SEOClerks Review)
Screenshot of SEOClerks Platform Sorting Feature (SEOClerks Review)

You can also filter freelancers’ services based on factors like categories, price, freelancers’ levels, trending, and whether the freelancer is online. 

Screenshot of SEOClerks Platform Sorting Feature (SEOClerks Review)
Screenshot of SEOClerks Platform Sorting Feature (SEOClerks Review)
Chat with Freelancers

You will be able to contact freelancers on SEOClerks before and after you order their services.

Screenshot of SEOClerks Platform Chat Feature (SEOClerks Review)
Screenshot of SEOClerks Platform Chat Feature (SEOClerks Review)
Notifications

You will be sent a notification on SEOClerks when there is any progress in your order.

Screenshot of SEOClerks Platform Notification Feature (SEOClerks Review)
Screenshot of SEOClerks Platform Notification Feature (SEOClerks Review)

Company Behind SEOClerks

Ionicware is the company behind SEOClerks. The company is also behind other marketplaces such as ListingDock, CodeClerks, WordClerks, and PixelClerks. 

Based on their website, there are over 520,000 users across Ionicware’s websites with freelancers offering over 370,000 services. The company also listed its address as a P.O. Box in Flat Rock, North Carolina, United States. There is not a lot of information behind the company on their website. 

SEOClerks Alternatives

  • Fiverr is another freelancer marketplace that you should check out. There are more freelancers on Fiverr and they also offer a larger variety of services that are not available on SEOClerks. Some examples of these services include voiceover, project management and consulting. 

Our Experiences with SEOClerks

You can check below for the video, and transcripts of our SEOClerks Reviews.

SEOClerks Review #1 - Hiring A Freelancer For Youtube Views

Video Transcript

Before we pay someone to get views for our youtube video, we had to create a youtube channel with some videos. 

So, we created a channel called ‘Nothing to See Here’.

As you can see here, there are no subscribers and hardly any views since it’s a new channel.

For the profile picture and videos, we used stock photos and videos from Envato Elements.

Envato Elements is a creative subscription where you can download unlimited stock videos, royalty-free music, photos, graphics, and web templates.

We are not sponsored by Envato Elements. But there are affiliate links for Envato Elements and other services to grow your business in our description and comment below.

For the profile pic, we are using this Sphynx that’s squinting so it looked like it was judging someone

For one of the videos, we used this stock video called Portrait of Serious Old Man with a video of a man that’s forcing his smile. 

And for another video, we used a stock video of a person jumping out of a wall to surprise people.

After uploading the videos, we went to a website called SEOClerks.

SEOClerks is a marketplace for services like backlinks, design, content writing, and many other services that start from $1.

We are not sponsored by SEOClerks but there’s an affiliate link below if you want to check them out. 

We clicked on social networks and found a service that stated that it was only going to use organic ways to promote youtube videos. In the description, it stated that we could get super fast 500 video views for only $1.

And of course, there were some red flags that stood out. First of all, it’s unlikely that for $1 we are getting organic promotion for our youtube video. And secondly, the freelancer is providing an exact number of views. It is very likely that the views would be generated by bots or by click farms. 

But we wanted to test this out so we ordered the service for $1. We also paid another $0.55 for the processing fee.

After that, we shared the link to the youtube video we just uploaded to the freelancer.

And then, we waited. In 2 hours, she replied. But it wasn’t with the delivery. It was just a simple ‘ok’. This was a fast response from her end. 

And then in around 13 hours after the order was made, the order was delivered.

So, we went to our channel and looked at the videos. Sure enough, one of them barely had any views and the other one for which we ordered the service had 500 plus views.

Now, we will look at some stats on the channel and video. 

First of all, there were no new subscribers to the channel. 

The video also had no engagement. There were no thumbs up or thumbs down. There were also no comments on the video.

Now, let’s look at Youtube’s video analytics.

Overall, we had 500 plus views for the video, and in total, the watch time for the video was 1.2 hours.

Now, let’s look closely at the chart.

From the chart here, you can see that when the video was first published on 18 January 2021, 3pm, the video had around 3 views. 

The views grew very slowly to 7 views from then to 19 January 2021, 2am. And then, the views spiked to 470 in an hour from 19 January 2021, 2am to 3am. 

The chart flattened after that and since then, the views only increased by around 30 in the next few days.

The average view duration was around 8 seconds and the average percentage viewed was 88.2%.

The number of impressions the video got was around 400 and click-through rate was 3% so that’s not great. 

Overall, we got around 500 views with around 480 unique viewers.

Of the 500 plus views on the website, a very huge percentage, around 96%, was outside of Youtube.

Youtube listed the URLs to the external sources where the video was viewed.

The views for the video came from sketchy and unknown websites like videoscontains.xyz, videosout.xyz, videosreleases.xyz. 

When you type in these URLs into Google search bar, the websites only displays the text ‘hello world!’ There weren’t any videos hosted on these websites. 

It’s quite safe to say that, from this data, it seems that our initial guess that the views were generated by bots or by click farms was right.

We don’t really recommend purchasing similar services to grow your social media and website by bots or click farms.

Firstly, you don’t get a lot of engagements so Youtube wouldn’t promote your videos on the platform. 

Secondly, the bots or click farms wouldn’t view videos you upload other than the one you paid for. 

Thirdly, you will probably be banned soon if you keep using these methods to get views. When you get most of your views from outside of Youtube consistently on sketchy websites, it’s obvious that something is wrong.

SEOClerks Review #2 - Hiring A Freelancer For Youtube Thumbs Up

Video Transcript

Before we pay someone to get thumbs up for our youtube video, we had to create a youtube channel with some videos. 

So, we created a channel called ‘Random Clips’.

As you can see here, there are no subscribers and hardly any views since it’s a new channel.

We didn’t add a profile picture to this channel.

For the videos on the channel, we used stock videos from Envato Elements.

Envato Elements is a creative subscription where you can download unlimited stock videos, royalty-free music, photos, graphics, and web templates.

We are not sponsored by Envato Elements. But there are affiliate links for Envato Elements and other services to grow your business in our description and comment below.

For one of the videos, we used a stock video of a beautiful sunflower field. 

And for the other video, we used a stock video of a sunset view from the sea.

After uploading the videos, we went to a website called SEOClerks.

SEOClerks is a marketplace for services like backlinks, design, content writing, and many other services that start from $1.

We are not sponsored by SEOClerks but there’s an affiliate link below if you want to check them out. 

We clicked on social networks and found a service that stated that it was going to get us instant thumbs up for our video. 

And of course, the word ‘instant’ was a red flag that stood out. For only $1, the service seems too good to be true.

So, we wanted to test this out so we ordered the service for $1. We also paid another $0.55 for the processing fee.

After that, we shared the link to the youtube video we just uploaded to the freelancer.

And then, we waited. 

In 1 hour, he replied. But it wasn’t with the delivery. It was just to tell us that he was on the task. Kudos on the really quick response.

And then in under 2 days after the order was placed, the order was delivered.

So, we went to our channel and looked at the video that was shared with the freelancer.

Sure enough, there were 100 thumbs up on the video.

Now, we will look at some stats on the channel and video. 

First of all, there were no new subscribers to the channel. 

There were also no comments on the video.

There were 3 views on the video. But somehow there were 100 thumbs up on the video. This was quite intriguing to us since we have no idea how they pulled this off. If anyone watching this knows how they did it, leave a comment below.

Now, let’s look at the video analytics.

This video has gotten 3 views since it was published.

The video had 4 impressions, and 3 views from 2 unique viewers.

On average, each viewer watched 2 seconds of the video. 

Like the previous video we did in which we paid another person $1 to get youtube views, it seems that the thumbs up were also generated by bots or by click farms.

We don’t really recommend purchasing similar services to grow your social media and website by bots or click farms.

Firstly, it seems very suspicious that a video with less than 10 views had 100 thumbs up.

Secondly, it doesn’t help with other metrics that Youtube is looking for before they promote your videos. We are talking about click-through rate, watch time, average percentage view duration, audience retention etc. 

Thirdly, the bots or click farms wouldn’t view or engage with videos you upload other than the one you paid for. 

Lastly, you will probably be banned soon if you keep using these methods to get engagement and views.

SEOClerks Review #3 - Hiring A Freelancer For Youtube Comments

Video Transcript

Before we pay someone to comment on our Youtube video, we had to create a Youtube channel with some videos. 

So, we created a channel called ‘Cityscapes’.

As you can see here, there are no subscribers and hardly any views since it’s a new channel.

We didn’t add a profile picture to this channel.

For the videos on the channel, we used stock videos from Envato Elements.

Envato Elements is a creative subscription where you can download unlimited stock videos, royalty-free music, photos, graphics, and web templates.

We are not sponsored by Envato Elements. But there are affiliate links for Envato Elements and other services to grow your business in our description and comment below.

For one of the videos, we used a stock video of the cityscape of Warsaw. 

And for the other video, we used a stock video of the cityscape of wellington.

After uploading the videos, we went to a website called SEOClerks.

SEOClerks is a marketplace for services like backlinks, design, content writing, and many other services that start from $1.

We are not sponsored by SEOClerks but there’s an affiliate link below if you want to check them out. 

We clicked on social networks and found a service that stated that it was going to get us 150 to 200 YouTube Video Likes Or 30 Video Comments Or 500+ Video Views.

To us, this description sounded more like ordering food from menu rather than a genuine service to grow a Youtube channel.

And for only $1, the service seems too good to be true.

So, we wanted to test this out so we ordered the service for $1. We also paid another $0.55 for the processing fee.

The freelancer also asked for a list of comments so you could actually get custom comments on your video if you wanted to. 

But we were too lazy to create any comments for this so we just sent the freelancer a link to our Youtube video.

And then, we waited.

The freelancer responded around 2 days later and apologized that he was late. 

Then, around 4 days after the order was placed, he delivered the order.

So, we went to our channel and looked at the video that was shared with the freelancer.

Sure enough, there were 26 comments on the video. 

Now, let’s look at some stats on the channel and video. 

First of all, there are 3 new subscribers to the channel. 

There are 26 comments on the video. Most of those who commented had a profile pic. 

The video was viewed 23 times. This seems a bit odd since there were more comments than views.

There were no thumbs up or down on the video.

 

Now, let’s look at the video analytics.

As stated before, this video has gotten 23 views since it was published.

On average, each viewer watched 19.4%, or around 2 seconds, of the 10 seconds long video. 

The video had 3 impressions, and 23 views from 21 unique viewers.

Of the 23 views we got, all of them were on Youtube and none from external websites. 

Around 70% of the viewers came directly to our Youtube link to watch the video.

Also, around 90%, of our viewers were from Bangladesh. 

Like the previous videos we did in which we paid another person $1 to get Youtube views, it seems that the comments were also generated by bots or by click farms.

Compared to the previous 2 similar videos we did on this subject, this service seems a bit more ‘human’ and maybe more believable to someone who ordered the service.

Let us explain. 

In the first video, we bought 500 views from another freelancer, we got no thumbs up or down, no comments, and no subscribers. All the views also came from sketchy websites outside of Youtube.

In the second video, we bought thumbs up from a different freelancer. We got 100 thumbs up. There were 3 Youtube views, no new subscribers, and no comments. 

In this video, we bought Youtube comments. We got 26 comments, 23 views, 3 new subscribers, and no thumbs up or down. All the views on the video were also on Youtube and not on some sketchy websites.

That being said, we still don’t recommend purchasing similar services to grow your social media and website by bots or click farms.

We have repeated these reasons in our previous videos.

Firstly, these services don’t help with other metrics that Youtube is looking for before they promote your videos. We are talking about click-through rate, watch time, average percentage view duration, audience retention etc. 

Secondly, the bots or click farms wouldn’t view or engage with videos you upload other than the one you paid for. 

Thirdly, you will probably be banned soon if you keep using these methods to get engagement and views.

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