cabbie - 1:59 am on Feb 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
I think perhaps, members here are looking at this idea from the perspective of a webmaster who has worked hard to get links for their website.
The idea that you would be asked to pay to link to another website is diabolical, when your experience is exactly the opposite.
The value is the other way, in your thinking.
Many websites are owned by businesses, big and small.
If they link out to my website, it's because the link has value to them.They are not linking to help me.
As I have explained, links to my site may harm me.
Sure, some may help with traffic and exposure but that in turn costs me bandwidth and money.:(
If my site is attracting 50,000 link every 3 months, then there is a good chance that they may cause harm.
Google's page rank has gone down in this last update to 9.
What has happened? My website has gone up to 9.
I am worried.
Search Google for the kws 'search engines' and they are not on the first page.
Why is this?
Perhaps too many low quality links? ;)
Its time to change to a honest model of internetting.
If you want to link out to a website, then be willing to pay, I say.