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Is selling text ads safe?
Anything wrong with that?
silverbytes




msg:61852
 5:08 pm on Oct 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

Everybody sells ads, selling a banner in your site is very common. What happens with selling a text link.
Your PR4,5 or higher decides to sell a text link to other.
Is there anything wrong with that?

 

Brett_Tabke




msg:61853
 7:11 pm on Oct 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

Don't sell text links - sell text ADS.

BigDave




msg:61854
 7:28 pm on Oct 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

And never mention google rankings or the PR of the page. You are selling an ad on your page that is viewable by your readers.

Sell what is yours to sell, and let the purchaser make any assumtions that they wish with regards to google.

rfgdxm1




msg:61855
 1:00 am on Oct 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Google would not be pleased if they found out you were selling links specifically to influence Google rankings. Thus call them "ads".

Rosalind




msg:61856
 1:19 am on Oct 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

I don't know if there's any evidence that selling text ads has impacted negatively on any site selling them so far. But if you call it selling "PR links" then they can be manually adjusted to pass no PR, so it's the advertisers who may get less than they expected.

silverbytes




msg:61857
 4:33 am on Oct 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

And is there actually a market buying text "Ads"?
Do you know about real people buying it?

webnewton




msg:61858
 5:12 am on Oct 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Nothing wrong with selling text links. You have a site and if someone wants to advertise on your site and you provide a text link on your site, there is nothing wrong with it. There are however a few points that needs to be taken care of or else you might end up getting penalized.
1) Ad's related to your website's content would be a good idea.
2)Same text links to more than one site can be harmful. I've observed some such site getting penalised.
3)Keep changing the ads after a period of 2 months or so.
4)if the text link has to be put on all the pages of your site, encourage the advertiser to use 2-3 different keywords (text links) to be distributed on your site.
5)Have a thorough look at the site of advertiser. Check its backward link to ensure that he's not linking to odd site. Ensure that he's not using any spammy SEO techniques.

There is a huge market of selling text links. Check out for all the competitive affiliate industries. People out there happily buy it.

neo_brown




msg:61859
 4:33 pm on Oct 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

"And is there actually a market buying text "Ads"?
Do you know about real people buying it?"

I have been approached several times regarding placing text links on my site.
Some want a link on a particular page, others want links on lots of pages.
Definatly a market.

silverbytes




msg:61860
 3:00 am on Oct 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

Wow! I'm considering to offer those ads then... how much for a PR5 in a page with 5 links in nav bar and google adsense ads... I've heard some U$50 monthly is that correct?

hugo_guzman




msg:61861
 8:08 pm on Oct 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

PR 5 links are not too valuable in today's market (you can get $20/month tops for a homepage PR 5). PR 6 and up are where the real market exists.

Go to Linkadage (.com) and take a look at the existing market.

ken_b




msg:61862
 8:17 pm on Oct 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

how much for a PR5 in a page ....?

If you are selling text ADS, the criteria would be traffic and/or conversions generated by the AD.

PR (pagerank) would have little to do with it.

hugo_guzman




msg:61863
 6:48 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

that is not the case in auction or brokerage sites.

PR is king when it comes to those types of transactions.

steve128




msg:61864
 7:46 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

Wow! I'm considering to offer those ads then... how much for a PR5 in a page with 5 links in nav bar and google adsense ads... I've heard some U$50 monthly is that correct?

Don't order a Ferrari -;

I know of one site just one off the top mark, selling text ads for 1.4k per quarter year, last year a similar site with same one off top mark, would have been 2k per Month!

Nice site/s not spammy, max links per page 20.
(now full until next quarter)

A huge market for text ads so long as the green bit nearly reaches the end, midway green bit forget it.

But not as lucrative as 6/12 months ago...maybe the sb drove the price down? -;

ken_b




msg:61865
 8:09 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

Text ads, or any ADs for that matter, are about traffic and/or branding... not PageRank.

Selling ads shouldn't be a problem.

hugo_guzman




msg:61866
 8:24 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

ken_b

"a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest"

Not all ads are for traffic and branding. The nature of search engines and "the web" allows for advertising that is intended to have an "indirect" effect on traffic and branding.

Text links are often bought for traffic or branding purposes, but the indirect effect that these ads have on SERPs is the real reason why this is fast becoming a mainstream industry (similar to reciprocal linking).

silverbytes




msg:61867
 8:37 pm on Oct 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

And so selling text "Ads" (cmon no one care the ad...) can't get you in trouble?
Either buying huh?

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