Link Building Experts

Dave Schneider

CEO at
ShortList.io is a link building agency where we help clients build links through white hat outreach. If you have questions on how to build links, I've run dozens of campaigns and tested many different approaches such as guest posting, resource page link building, scholarship link building, infographics, etc.

Margarita Loktionova

Marketing Specialist & Digital Producer at
I have over 5 years of experience driving backlinks for B2B and B2C companies and will be thrilled to help you create an effective strategy for getting high-quality links to your website.

Austin Mullins

Founder at
Building high-quality links is key to sustainable growth with content marketing & SEO...but doing it right isn't easy. Fundamentally, you're building relationships at scale with outside publishers and industry peers. In my agency, I've led a link building team for years - we've had plenty of wins, and made plenty of mistakes. Let's talk about how we can sustainably build great links for your brand!

Tired of spending hours on search engines looking for advice?

Skip the research and get the answers straight from an expert.
Unlimited startup mentorship for $60/mo

Jens Polomski

Senior Marketing Manager at
Building Links since 2009! Are you looking for new ways to get links that will help your SEO and bring traffic to your website? Lets talk :) Link Building is an important factor when it comes to SEO, but it’s more important than ever to be creative and strategic to gain natural links that don’t violate Googles guidelines.

“David is a fountain of knowledge on the topic of link building. He offered substantive answers to all of my questions and demonstrated his deep expertise on the topic. We talked mainly about high-level link building strategy; measurement, outreach methods, link target selection, quality/quantity tradeoffs in both outreach and link acquisition. The guy’s a true link building wizz—worth every cent of the $0.00! ;p”

reviewed by
Trevor Fox
Director of Growth at Panoply
Mentor Dave Schneider

“Austin was helpful; we talked about a bunch of things related to link building, including managing & scaling an outreach team. I’d recommend speaking to him if you’re looking to step up your link building game & pursue more competitive queries!”

reviewed by
Ryan Prior
Marketing Team Lead at
Mentor Austin Mullins

Connect with a mentor

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  • Get 1:1 personalized advice
  • Build your confidence

How GrowthMentor works?

Step 1. Browse mentors

Browse through our list of +200 mentors using the filters. Make sure to read their profiles and reviews in depth, and make your choice.

Step 2. Send session request

Found the perfect mentor for you? Awesome, time to request a call. Tell them a bit about your situation, choose a time, and get it set on your calendar.

Step 3. Get on 1:1 call

Time for the call, yay! Make sure you show up on time and prepared to make the most out of it. Pro tip: Ask your mentor if it’s ok to record the screen so you can take notes later.

Get advice from link building experts

You’re here because you’re tired of reading the same blog posts that everyone else reads.

Having direct 1:1 access to get advice from experienced SEOs and link builders is more appealing to you than a stale video course, too.

And for good reason.

Besides just getting advice, you’ll also be networking.

Why does that matter?

Because the #1 biggest secret none of the link building “gurus” want you to know is that the vast majority of their strongest backlinks come from their network.

Here’s how the exchange usually goes:

  • You: “You’ve got a site with a DR62? Cool. I got a DR52 and have a buddy with a DR72.”
  • Your new internet friend: “Awesome. I’ll hit you up with a DR82 backlink next week. Gonna drop a guest post. Hook me up with that DR72 whenever you get a chance.”

Build real relationships with people by adding value, and the links will come.

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Frequently asked questions

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Here are just a couple of use cases:

  • You are new to link building and want to get a mentoring session to hack your learning curve
  • You want to talk to link building experts with years of experience and learn from their wisdom
  • You are considering buying backlinks from Fiverr or Upwork but aren’t sure if it’s a good idea
  • You want to build relationships with experts on the GrowthMentor platform and hopefully get an organic whitehat link because you are so freaking cool

Building links is a massive ranking factor, are you doing it right?

We have a very detailed filter system for you to sort the mentors.  Filters like areas of expertise, tools, language, price and industry.

Members can also post a help request and have mentors apply to help if they feel they are a good fit.

Then the third option is to just ask us!  Give it a try right now and ask us on live chat 🙂

Three choices:

  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Google Hangouts

Mentors and mentees are able to set their communication tools in their profile settings.

It is a good idea to connect with the other person once the session is accepted and the details are given. This ensures that the correct details were given and when it is time to start, you can start on time.

Here are some tips on how to get the maximum bang for your time on growth mentor calls.

  • Come into this with realistic expectations. They’re mentors, not magicians.
  • Ask your mentor if they’d be cool with you recording your screen with Loom
  • Give contextual information to help paint the picture of your current situation.
  • Growth mentors will be asking you lots of questions, answer them as honest as possible.
  • Don’t be afraid to push the boundaries of question asking. Be inquisitive. Stories are gold.
  • Don’t feel pressure, just relax. There’s no right/wrong way to do this. Avoid binary thinking.
  • Try to form mental patterns, especially if you speak with multiple mentors. Pay attention to metadata.
  • Embrace alternative views. Ask the mentors to play devil’s advocate and challenge your assumptions.
  • Be friendly and authentic. If you’re likable, the mentors will be your biggest supporters (even after the call is over).

Yup!  Many of the mentors offer monthly coaching packages for members who want to really dive deep into a specific area.

Each mentor creates their own package so what they offer and the price vary from mentor to mentor.  You can find their coaching info at the top of their profile.

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