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How we source opportunities for 3pm Links

Making sure each link improves your SEO

Chris Porteous Nov 12, 2022 2 mins read

At the inception of the Searcheye platform, our primary goal was to enable businesses to generate high-quality backlinks at scale. […]

At the inception of the Searcheye platform, our primary goal was to enable businesses to generate high-quality backlinks at scale. Since there were no existing products that offered this service, we had our work cut out for us. Although there are some widely recognized guidelines, including Domain Rating (DR), site traffic, and relevance to the niche or industry, there are currently no universally accepted industry standards for identifying good and bad links.

We’re changing this. 

Before diving in, it’s important to recognize the difference between our 2 main products: Guest Post Opportunities and Shop the List.

Comparing Guest Post Opportunities and Shop the List

Searcheye presently provides two link-building products, namely:

  1. Open Guest Post Opportunities: These are articles that we are presently collaborating on with the publisher.
  2. Shop the List: This is a comprehensive list of all available opportunities in our database that you can choose from, and we will take care of the entire fulfillment process.
Guest Post Opportunities Shop the List
Pros:20-50% cheaperQuicker turnaround (article topic already approved by publisher, content in progress)Higher standard of site quality Pros:Near unlimited inventory (10k+ sites, Link Inserts, Guest Posts and Digital PR available)Can approve content & strategyMore flexibility in supplying anchor text / pages
Cons:Limited inventory (150-200 sites available at any given time)Can’t approve contentLimited choice in anchor text / pages Cons:Typically more expensiveSlower turnaround time

>> Learn more about the differences between Guest Posts vs Link Inserts

Our Criteria for ⏰ 3pm Links

At Searcheye, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality when it comes to offering link-building opportunities. We have an unwavering obsession with quality and have painstakingly built and refined each aspect of our process. To select opportunities that meet the requirements for our “Open Guest Post Opportunities” available on 3pm Links, we meticulously evaluate each opportunity based on the following criteria through manual vetting:


Does the site meet the minimum threshold requirements:

Domain Rating – 50+

Traffic – Minimum of 2,500 search visitors / month

Trending Traffic – Upward traffic over the past 12 months

Keyword Rankings

Analyze the sites’ keyword rankings, looking at both difficulty and trend of keywords ranked in the top 3 and top 10 over the past 2 years.

Traffic Value

Review the sites’ traffic value, and select only those that have a minimum of $5k per month in traffic value.

Industry Focus

Evaluate the sites’ niche focus, and select only those that have a specific, non-general focus. We also evaluate site content to make sure nothing is considered spammy or written for “SEO purposes”.


Assess the sites’ authenticity and avoid “cookie cutter” sites. This can be done by looking at the design, the content, and the overall user experience on the site.

In addition to the above, we also look at 10+ other metrics to ensure each site meets our threshold requirements. The above procedure serves as a universal recommendation and is, often, customized to cater to the distinct requirements of specific publishers. 

Questions & Feedback?

At Searcheye, we are of the opinion that the entire industry should strive to maintain higher standards of quality and accountability. We welcome any questions or feedback you may have regarding our evaluation criteria. Please feel free to contact us here if you have any queries or comments.

See For Yourself

Discovering the most valuable backlinks for your business has never been simpler. By signing up for 3pm Links, you can receive the internet’s top link-building opportunities delivered straight to your inbox every day at 3pm.

The Technology Behind SearchEye

The SearchEye platform becomes smarter the more you use it. Every time you purchase a deliverable, all inputs and outputs are added to the system for learning. While all work is performed by our SEO “ninjas”, we make sure each of them have every possible data point to execute on your campaigns.