Shepherd - 11:51 pm on Feb 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
Hey, this asshat wants to charge to link to his site
I don't normally disagree with Netmeg but I think the above statement would be incredibly short sighted. Something is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. If I have a resource on my website and another site wants to link to it there is a value there. Maybe the value is only the effort it takes to code the link but there is a value. Who's to say that a link to my site doesn't have a higher value, who's to say that link to my resource is not worth $5?
Here's a thought, take the "disavow" threat out of the equation. How about instead disavowing the link I simply redirect all visitors from your site to a payment page if you don't want to pay to link to me. Maybe that page also has a note on it mentioning that the site they came from had a chance to provide this resource to them for free but they chose not to.
Don't get me wrong, I don't see this as being a billion dollar idea but since I've not yet had any billion dollar ideas what the heck do I know...