30 bucks seems to be alot for a PR4 link. Maybe a one time 30 dollar fee. Not to mention you get no text its just an image.
Too right its a lot!
Trawl around on the net and you will find pr links for free.
Stay well clear even at 30 one off.
If the traffic is, as you say, relevant, then it should be converting and the $30 begins to look cheap. For instance, if they send you 100 visitors in a month, that works out to $.30 per visitor.
I'm paying someone $5 per PR4 link, and $7 per PR5 link to get relevant incoming links for me. Flat fee - no ongoing fees, pay for successful link exchange only.
$30/month ongoing is a complete rip-off. Don't do it. Look for "link exchange" on Elance and contract it out.
You can also get incoming 1-way links for a few dollars more per link.
Do you expect them to actually send you traffic or is this all about PR?
Do you sell products? What kind of click to sale ratio would you need (if applicable) in order for the $30 to make sense?
Just some things to consider.
I have to say that from my own point of view it does not sound like its worth it, if there are lots of other links on the page you could just be lost from a referal point of view and it surely isnt going to be great for PR either. The image only deal is another reason to say no, for sure. No anchor text and you also have to wonder how much traffic they are going to be recieving on that page via SE's considering the limited ammount of text.
if you do this, make sure you get to set the ALT text for the image.
If they have the visitors to send you a decent amount of traffic, it would probably work out. But, if you are doing it for link popularity reasons, save your money. With no anchor text, they'll count, but won't do much for giving you a boost.
We get 100's of pr 4's a day for free link exchanges. So if it is for the traffic as MB says, do it. If it is just because it is a page rank 4 the do not.
There's 1000's of on topic (for any topic) free PR4's out there - why pay $30?
Time to put all my PR4 pages on the market! :)
No, not worth it for the sake of PR4 link only, but it might worth if the site is very popular with a lot of targeted traffic of unique visitors. PageRank doesn't give an accurate or complete picture, so you need to cross check with Alexa. In case Alexa's traffic rank of the site comes up to around 10,000-30,000 or less, then US$ 30 / month link might be worth for investment to drive targeted traffic to your site, provided it is just 1 click from homepage with prominent position.
Thanks all, I decided not to go through with it.
Flat fee for PR4 or higher? I don't understand how someone can sell that in flat-fee mode... All I've heard charges monthly (maybe less than $30 but monthly)
It's not serious to sell something for underterminated time... how long that link will be there? 1 year, until webmaster's hosting expires, 50 years?
I don't see how links could be sell in flat fee mode...
This wasn't a flat free. It was 30$ a month, so $360 a year.
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