A PAD bomb is a service where a simple app is written and submitted to software directories. Along with it is a PAD file which describes the app, the author and the author’s site. The author’s site gets linked and that becomes your backlink.
700+ software directory submission.
Pointed at a Squidoo lens.
Test date: Early Dec 2012
End of Dec Stats
Google search on app name: 40 results
Ahrefs: +4 referring domains
Serps: no change
Traffic: no change
In hand checking search results and conclusion
- Most pages did not have a link to the site
- The ones that did were no follow
- Some of these pages had hundreds of internal and external links
- Page/site quality was actually not too bad
- As far as I can no useful link was gained
This service might be useful in getting a Web 2.0 or site indexed but I doubt it would be helpful for ranking.