|I have created a new site that I am presently trying to get links for. At the moment I only have about 30 links (with Google Rank of 4-7 ... mostly 6's) and are in process of getting more although finding it very time consuming. |
If you could get linked from sites that had a Ranking of 8, 9 and 10 .....
- Would you pay and how much? (i.e what would it be worth to you to be linked from a high site?)
First of all, getting linked from a "site" that has a PageRank of 10 as its homepage will probably not have a PageRank 10 if you are to be linked from an interior page, therefore, you would be better off asking if you could get linked from a PAGE with a PageRank of 8, 9 and 10 as opposed to a SITE with a PageRank of 8, 9 and 10. See what I mean here?
Now, would I pay for such a link? We'll, for ONLY the PageRank value, no!
I would pay if the link produced revenue (visitors who click through and become paying customers) for me in the same way a Google AdWords link would produce revenue.
If the link produces no revenue, then I would not pay for it, even if it was a PageRank 10 page with only 10 total links on it.
|- And would a single link from a site that is ranked 9 or 10 make that much of a difference to your position in search engines such as Google? |
That of course would depend on your keyword phrase.
If your phrase is not very competitive then it may move you from #100 to #80.
If your phrase is very competitive then it may move you from #100 to #99.
|- Is it worth offering money or free services in return for a link? |
Yes, but only if it produces revenue from the visitors that click through.
If you believe that a high PageRank page such as a PageRank 8, 9 and 10 will help your page to move up in the rankings from #100 to #10 for a competitive phrase then you believe incorrectly.
If you believe that a high PageRank page such as a PageRank 8, 9 and 10 will help your page to move up in the rankings from #100 to #10 for a low competition phrase then you believe incorrectly.
Research shows that a link from a PageRank 10 page along with 68,400 other backlinks ranks this page at #48 for a single keyword.
The page at #1 is a PageRank 7 with only 1,960 backlinks and as far as could be seen, there were no pages linking to it with a PageRank 10 or 9.
You be the judge, would you pay money for that link from the PageRank 10 page I mentioned? How much is that link worth to you?