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Ryan's tips to avoid being a paid link idiot:
- Do a FULL analysis of a website to see for yourself where they got their power. Check their backlinks. Check to see how many pages they have indexed. Check the Wayback machine to see potential previous incarnations. Check EVERYTHING!
- Stay within your topical area if at all possible.
- Avoid run-of-the-site links.
- If you're doing multiple buys then you should be using multiple anchors. Always shuffle your cards.
- Remember: Toolbar PR (TBPR) is only a small indication of a site's net worth. Don't be hustled into buying a PR8 when the PR6 is 30% of the price.
- Use less competitive terms from time to time and use the quicker turn-around to judge reaction from the engines.
- MEASURE YOUR RESULTS! Track referrals and the impact on your anchor popularity for your target term. If your paid link isn't returning any value then why does it exist?
All of those points will help the cause of one simple goal - avoid giving the engine a pattern to follow. Giving the engine a pattern gives them an extra level of control that belongs to you.
They are non reciprocal, so thats good.
it is bad practice to tell the world how you gain your linksYes, it probably is not a good practice to divulge to your site visitors and/or your competition how you gain your links, but that's a whole different ball of wax from discussing how we get our links in this forum, which is and always should be site non-specific.
i have bought links before. The problem is, you really don't know if it helps you, because the organic listings fluctuate quite a bit.I would almost never pay for a link that I did not expect to bring enough traffic to justify it's expense, and traffic through a link is measurable. The exception would be a cheap really high PR link, but that too would be measurable, at least in resultant PR.
I do think that G has some sort of filter to stop people from buy mass quantities of links and flying up the serps overnight.Google has always had a link spam filter to stop link farm links (100's or even 1000's of links from a single domain from counting), but why would they filter a single links from many different domain? That would certainly put a kink in their results. If a site gets a single link from 1000's of different domains, that site has done something worthy of note, no matter how it got them, and Google will rank it accordingly.
The best thing about buying links is the temporary leverage it can give you during a reciprocal link campaign. Buy some high power links to raise your PR to PR7 or PR8, then you can offer links from a high PR site with high PR pages. This makes it a lot easier to get 1000's of good quality links from other sites. You then terminate the bought links but most of the reciprocals you obtained will remain, and they'll be of higher PR and from better quality sites than the links you could have obtained had you not bought the temporary links. In this way you can leverage the value of the bought links into a long term benefit for your site.
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1) How do you came to know that they are selling links, if you know, Google's Interpol dept also knows.
2) If it is only a link then ok but if it is links from many pages, donot get to the same page with same anchor text, please donot ask why, All I can say is it not worthy.
3) Many links from one site can sometimes be considered only one link(need to get links from different C Class IPs)
How do you came to know that they are selling links, if you know, Google's Interpol dept also knows.
Many link brokers work on behalf of sites selling links. They post the general theme of the sites and then you contact them for more information, this should ensure that Google and any of the other search engines do not find out about the obvious link sellers.
I contacted them for an explanation, they said they were terribly sorry and that they would take care of it. I have contacted them by various means about 6 times now and there never was a reply of any form. There is no phone number on their site, so I can't call them. I checked the whois info on their main domain and am pondering calling them there today.
I would say watch who you do business with, not all firms are reputable. In retrospect it's probably best to call them and establish some form of relationship before buying.