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But, in a small niche, it's pretty hard to find many PR5 or higher sites to link from.
So, is there any value in having links from PR4 or less sites?
Thanks for any replies.
As for the PR thing, if the site is on topic then a link from it has value, and if it is a PR0 it doesn't matter because it won't be PR0 for long if it's a decent site and gets a few back links of its own.
Besides, a link from a PR3 page with only a few outgoing links is going to be worth a lot more than a link from a PR5 or PR6 page that has a ton a ogl's on it... and again, if it's right on topic then all the better!
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Get creative, arrange three or more links from them to your other sites in exchange for your one link."
Exactly... appropriate anchor text is a given, always!
I find low, or no PR sites are easy to get good links from index or content pages with few outgoing links on them. I generally request two or three abstracts or summary's on different pages, c/w optimized contextual links, back to related information pages... and provide them with a decent link in return. I'll provide them with a PR hit till the next update (that is when we used to get them... lol) and then move the link to a directory style page containing more outgoing links.
Additionally, a site which harvests links NATURALLY is not going to harvest only those links that are PR 4+. The webmasters who link to such a site are going to run the gambit and likly there are going to be a plethora of links from the bottom of the PR barrel and a handful from the top.
By inverting this pattern you set your site up to be culled the next Florida type event, with each link you get it becomes increasingly blatently obvious that your site is atypical in its linking patterns, and google seems to eventually handly atypical patterns with the suspicion they merit.
The PR 7 page is not likely to go up to a PR 8, and the odds of 100 sites increasing in PR is pretty high, in most cases (assuming that they are the type of quality sites that you should be looking for when you select link partners).
Anyhow, it is always prudent to draw your links from as wide a base as possible, in my opinion, and pinning all your hopes on a single PR X link is futile.
This is the whole point, avoid penalization by using a variety of linking strategies... no identifiable linking patterns for the algo's to recognize.