blend27 - 5:45 pm on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
$6000 over 5 years
That is the thing, I see your point, but if the site is on a prominent spot on prominent site, that 6000 beans will have an effect long term by intaking links from other 'wana bees' linking to your site as long as you play a white-hat game.
Game-Changer: don't use currency, charge your linker for the services, goods(think outside the gorg-box for a change) from your site.
Real life example: Verison/Sprint ...etc... promotes Droid Phones and get a hardware discount, together they make [A-Z][a-z]Ilions.
Then comes the Antitrust, but before that some of us bite...