I'm about ready to blow a gasket.
I have an authority site (or close to it) that receives over 50,000 different search engine strings per month resulting in 100's of thousands of searches.
If I was a webmaster, I would love to have a link off my site.
With that being said, things are "out of season" so to speak so I'm out looking to do link trades with similar themed sites and I'm CONSTANTLY running into webmasters who are hung up on freaking pr.
"Well, you're offering me a link off a pr2 page and my page is a pr 3 page. etc."
I totally understand where they're coming from but pr is not everything. Not even close. I'm tempted to say look dude, what do you rank for? NOTHING. What do I rank for? EVERYTHING. You don't think what I'm offering you is fair? My worst page gets more traffic in one day than your best page gets in a month.
I'd NEVER say that to another webmaster, but dear God, why the hell is everybody so hung up on pr? Heck, I'd take a link on a grey barred page with no pr if it was themed and had good content.
Does anybody else run into this issue? How do you deal these hard headed people who just don't seem to get it?
I'm not holier than thou. I don't think I'm better than anybody else. I dont have any ego associated with trading links.
I sure wish people would stop thinking 2006 and start thinking 2010.