cabbie - 7:10 pm on Apr 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
The problem with Goodroi's method is that competition soon follows and that site owner will be begged, asked, coerced or bribed to add another link from someone else.
The site owner will of course comply because the prior deal worked so well.
Then another will ask and then another...and before you know it, its flagged as a site selling links.
Savvy link buyers will pay more for exclusive deals, or on terms of the amount of outbound links a page has.
Paying links on monthly terms is another option though that also comes at a premium price with good link sellers.
A good link seller needs to be just as discerning as the link buyer.
A good link seller will only accept sites relevant to their own and obviously of good original content.
The good link seller will choose their own anchor text and own place of placement on the page.
They also need to have terms of their own.
Such as the right to terminate any link to a url that has been penalised in any way, or changes content, or acquires links from other sites in a unnatural context.
Let me add to that by saying that there are still plenty of serps dominated by bad link buyers from bad link sellers. ;)