Three people, two beautiful European cities and a whole lot of link building experience.

Smashing Rankings is a boutique* creative link building agency helping clients rank their most valuable content at the top of the search results.

Our Mission

Link building involves many complex skills and techniques. Many of those, most likely, exceed your team’s capabilities.

That’s why we’re here.

We’re on a mission to help SaaS brands connect with potential customers through Google, drive more relevant traffic, and position themselves along their buyer’s journey by generating more links to their most important content.

Here’s why we focus on links.

Content and on-page optimization can only take you so far. Even the most effectively optimized page will still lose to another content asset with more high-quality backlinks pointing to it.

To ensure that you always come out at the very top of the SERPs, you need to get as many high-quality, white-hat, strong links as possible.

That’s where we come in.

We plan and execute outreach and link building campaigns for you to rank your most important content higher in Google.

The Company

Portrait photo of Pawel Grabowski, the owner of Smashing Rankings, a link building agency.Smashing Rankings was founded by Pawel Grabowski an experienced SEO consultant and tech copywriter.

Pawel has over 10 years of industry experience and an impressive list of current and former clients, including Hubspot,, SEMrush, AdEspresso and countless others.

At Smashing Rankings, Pawel oversees the clients’ campaigns. He also uses his sales and copywriting background to write personalized outreach email sequences that deliver 10X success rate.


Well, it’s our fancy way of saying that we’re small and agile (and we see it as a major advantage.) Because when you work with us, you talk to the people working on your strategy, and when you have a question or need advice, you can call Pawel directly.

Being small helps us stay incredibly creative. We can iterate on the strategy when needed, without having to go through lengthy approval processes, so that we always deliver the best possible results to you.

The boutique also means that we’re focused on what we do best. We don’t do what we can’t do incredibly well. We don’t try to master all marketing channels either. Instead, we focus on our core competencies – building links for SaaS brands – and we deliver them at an expert level you rarely find elsewhere.

Frequently Asked Questions

Because SaaS is what we know best. We come from the software background. We also have a high degree of specialised knowledge in the SaaS market. Because of that, we can deliver the highest value to companies in this industry.

When you work in a single market, it’s only natural to eventually be approached by competing companies. And we’re often asked how we manage such situations.

It’s simple; we accept no more than two companies targeting similar audience with identical or very similar products.

However, we will also give the first one that hired us the right to buy exclusivity. By paying a higher rate, they can lock us from working with competitors for the duration of our engagement.

Sure you can. However, we don’t book clients on the sole promise. We will book you into our schedule only upon a receipt payment or a deposit, depending on the project size.