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What Criteria to Use for Estimating the Value of a Paid PR 7 Link
What Determines the Cost of a PR 7 Link?

 12:37 am on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)


I am thinking of buying a couple of links on a pr7 industry related homepage...
anyway to estimate the value? maybe translate to $$$?





 4:27 am on Jan 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

The value is dependent on how many outbounds they have on the page/s you're going to get the links from, and site-wide as well. It would be difficult to translate it to dollars, but perhaps if you did a lot of digging into the particular site you could get an idea.

[For some strange reason, this thread has been showing as one of my "active threads" since it was posted, even though I didn't contribute until now - thought I might as well pitch-in to make it official.]


 9:37 pm on Jan 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

We pay $225 a month for a link from a PR7 sitewide.

Depending on relevancy and number of outbounds, we'd probably pay as much as $400 if we thought it'd give us a lot of traffic too.

Then again I work for a company that has no qualms throwing the $$$ around. It's all in what you got for a budget.

Good luck!

Smashing Young Man

 12:30 am on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Surely getting a good quality, well-targetted PR 7 link is not so hard that one must pay for it.

I haven't had any trouble getting a couple of good free ones with my sites, but I guess it depends on the niche you're in. Perhaps I've been fortunate in my choice of subject matter.


 8:40 am on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

You could roughly calculate the value by taking the amount of traffic that goes to that page, and then multiplying that by 1%. If you expect less than 1% of the traffic from that page, then you are probably putting your link on the wrong page.

Thus, if there were 10,000 uniques to that page per day, you would get 100 targeted visitors. Multiply that by your conversion dollar rate to get the value of link over whatever period you choose.

Rich Dad asked me, how many links can you afford if they each cost you $100 per month? Not many, I said. How many links can you afford if each one makes you $100 per month? he asked me. As many as I can get, I said.


 8:51 am on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Surely getting a good quality, well-targetted PR 7 link is not so hard that one must pay for it

I don't recall even seeing anyone with a PR7 site in my immediate sector, let alone get a link from one!


 7:48 pm on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

I just bought a site wide PR 5 on ebay for $12.00 for 3 months. Have not seen PR 7's there. They are few and far between.

Smashing Young Man

 8:02 pm on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Cripes, I guess I need to "get out" in the internet world more. I truely have been fortunate, it seems.

Small Website Guy

 8:46 pm on Jan 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Surely getting a good quality, well-targetted PR 7 link is not so hard that one must pay for it.

I have no clue how to get a PR7 link. PR7 pages simply aren't that common. And even rarer is the website that has more than one PR7 page. How many people want to link to you from their homepage?

Smashing Young Man

 9:25 pm on Jan 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have no clue how to get a PR7 link. PR7 pages simply aren't that common. And even rarer is the website that has more than one PR7 page. How many people want to link to you from their homepage?

I merely do some web searches on my keywords, then fire of a friendly link request email. Again, I assume I've just been really lucky, judging by the responses here. I already have three PR7 backlinks on my most recent project - with a fourth soon to come if I can just get the powers-that-be at Yahoo's directory to come around - along with a handful of PR 5 and 6 links. Also, I'm pleasantly surprised at how fast I got a DMOZ listing. I'm looking forward to the next PR update to see how this all is reflected in my own pagerank.

I wonder how patient people are at looking for good backlinks? When I do a search on my keywords in Google, I look well beyond the first few pages of results. Often, potential candidates with the best PR are buried way back in the results.


 5:59 am on Jan 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

The company "offering" the link wants appx $1200.00 monthly for it, it is a relevant site and it gets 300k visitors monthly...question is...as hard as it is for anyone to say without specific domains involved (btw,isnt there a way to give one of the experts here the specific domains before making the mistake or the opposite,before being confident about doing that) bottom line...without "donating" the 1200,is it worth it,will it do miracles seo wise to our site which is now pr4 or no biggie...

Thanks for all the info


 6:09 am on Jan 22, 2006 (gmt 0)


At a diffrent post i read a warning from highly rated sites, the site i was refering to in all opinions very highly world renowned company...why is it a minus (can se "know" im there for the money etc...?)



 2:12 am on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

1200.00/mo? Maybe try offering other PR 7 similar sites less. Like $800.00.

Wish there was a sorting function based on PR


 2:21 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

$1200 a month is ridiculous unless the site is PR9 or <gasp> PR10. $400 monthly MAXIMUM is what I'd say is reasonable for a PR7 link. If you're that determined to get a PR7 link just look a little harder, I'm sure you'll find something much cheaper. Like I said, we pay $225 monthly for our PR7 link (with a sitewide bonus) and I've seen PR8s for $300 monthly, so I would think that's a good basis to go on.


 4:02 pm on Jan 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

It is possible to find PR7's, 8's and 9's for $20, $100 and $450 respectively.


 4:34 pm on Jan 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

Over the past two months via text link auction, average homepage linkad prices have been as follows:

PR5 $8 / month
PR6 $27 / month
PR7 $68 / month
PR8 $126 / month
PR9 $485 / month
PR10 $2500 / month (only two sold)

Inside page prices sell for about 50% less.
Homepage plus 5 - 10 inside pages fetch about 50% more.

Prices vary because of topic - Gambling, Adult, and travel LinkAds cost more - extreme niche sites get less.

Other important factors:

Web Site traffic

Text Link Position on page

Total Linkads being sold on page / total outbound links

Number and quality of inbound links. EDUs in backlinks are extremely valuable

Age of site

DMOZ and/or Yahoo listed


 4:48 pm on Jan 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

How recognisable as a paid link might also be a factor...


 8:25 pm on Jan 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

There are other things that need to be looked at that may contribute towards a higher priced text link. PR is not the only factor, and is a weak indicator as to how much the link will effect your personal Serps.

1) You should look at the number of backlinks the site has

2) Is the link just a few keywords of anchor text there for the sole purpose of SEO, or is it an actual ad consisting of a headline and description?

3) Will this link provide you with traffic. There are many Pr4 sites that would be worth $1200 a month just based on the volume of traffic the site will give you. In fact I can think of a handful of companies out there that sell text links that only offer this traffic benefit and no Search Benifit.

Anyway, just a few more things to think about.


 11:20 am on Jan 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

I was also just offered a pr7 link from an unrelated site. However, I was thinking of hosting a page full of content on the site and then linking off to my site.

I then get a pr7 link thats relevant?


 11:28 am on Jan 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

as google gets better at spotting bought for links and better at devaluing non relevant links i would strongly recommend only buying links for the traffic it can provide.

get loads of traffic, and that taffic will create links for you. it becomes a snowball effect (if your site has intrinsic value).

thats what i am trying to do at least. get infront of google, rather than running behind algo changes. traffic is the key to your site. capture traffic, and the serps will get better. get out of that box!


 12:01 pm on Jan 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hey Jaffstar,

Won't your page on that site have a PR of 0? maybe if other pages link to it, it will get PR. if PR is your goal I don't think that works to well.

Otherwise why not just link to your site.

Just trying to figure it out.

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