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This is the third in our $50 on Fiverr series, where we try to get our online marketing up to scratch by spending our ENTIRE budget on Fiverr, before we start you might want to read the introduction,part one and part two.

It’s SEO Audit time.

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Dom, there is no way you can get a comprehensive SEO audit for $5” and you might be right.. BUT that’s not what these Fiverr jobs say, and who am I going to trust.. a bunch of ‘industry experts’ or an advert that looks like this

Actually, the answer is neither, I am GUTTED I didn’t see the above advert during my original search, it would have made a much better article.

Sadly the original user that I used for my job youngceaser’ has been deleted from Fiverr and all jobs removed… Wait a minute, someone from the SEO industry doing something potentially dodgy and breaking the rules? SHOCKING.

Anyway since we cannot look at packages and the job itself lets look at the

Order Process

Straight away we got a message from Dimi saying he was on it and asking for a few more details.

But then this one was a bit strange (and I THINK one of the reasons they may not be able to sell high-quality SEO audits on Fiverr anymore) as rather than ask you for the answers on Fiverr they direct you to a questionnaire on another website to fill in.

From there they try to sell you ‘upgrades’ and ‘special offers’, it felt more like buying a domain name from Godaddy than filling in my details.

What was it trying to shill by the way YoungCeaser.com/subscription of course! (I’ve not linked to the post because I don’t even want to give them the nofollow credit for that big crock of scam)

Delivery

So they’ve already got me on edge by trying to sell me rubbish for $250+ a month after buying a $5 audit but the promised turnout in just 48 hours so fingers crossed they can earn a bit of trust back.

3 days later..

Oh Dimi, Dimi Dimi Dimi. You suddenly want an extra 3 days for my order, that’s disappointing but suppose you are putting in the extra effort into my audit so I guess that’s fine.

Luckily less than 24 hours after that I received delivery of the full SEO Audit

….wait a minute Kris and Stan..

who the hell are Kris and Stan..

What happened to Dimi?

I hope he’s okay, they wouldn’t fire him over delaying my order for a day or two would they, he’s probably got kids to feed.

So here is the report they sent, let’s look it over before we do a bit more of a deep dive. FO712FD14F8C6_-_Website_ANalysis

Thoughts

So let’s just dive right in shall we?

The Competitor analysis is three images that all look like this.  

You can see that Little Warden isn’t winning on any of those fronts so we’ve got some work to do, the only problem is, I don’t quite know who the competitors they’ve compared me against https://exp.. is the start of a LOT of domain names.

Okay ignore that, they’ve helpfully added a competitors.txt file which lists who they think our competitors are. that one is my fault. If only you could edit blog posts.

Next up they’ve helpfully provided a Disavow feature, now I like to think I know a thing or two about Disavow, having built a platform that manages thousands of them but I don’t see the logic of the sites they’ve added in here (unless they consider SEO blogs to be untrustworthy and WHO would think that).

Then we get down to the meat and potatoes of why we are here. the SEO Audit.

233 issues found! WOW I need to jump on that straight away.

Wait a minute…

I know that layout

Really, you didn’t even pay for the white label package AND you asked for an extra THREE days to press a button, wait 30-50 seconds (we only have 40 pages on the site) then upload the PDF to your system.

You didn’t even use the best SEO Audit Tool.

Conclusion

Here is what I hoped would happen, whilst performing a full audit of the website Dimi would realise that HEY, we can use this tool with our clients and future reports!  So I’d pick up an SEO Audit AND a new customer.

But what I received was three exports from SEO tools from two blokes named Kris and Stan.

Once again I feel like the advert has promised more than it has delivered, I’m starting to lose faith in the whole concept of getting high-level marketing tasks done by internet strangers for $5. 

Next up, you can read about copywriting and I’ll attempt to get a 500 word article for $5.

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