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Worth buying PR links

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4:04 am on Dec 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi Guys and Gals.

Just wondered if buying high page rank inbound links is worth doing? Do the inbound links have to be from a page that is similar to my own, or doesn't it matter? Also can you be punished for this?

Just interested.

Thanks in advance.

1:15 pm on Dec 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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For me it's a bit tough to accurately judge if the PR will pass on. I've tried some very high PR links that didn't seem to have an effect on rankings after many months so I dropped them. (I paid on a monthly basis)

Some here have said that if the PR is much higher than the site it's pointing to that the PR will not pass. Some have said that it must be on-topic to pass PR.

What I've settled on is authority and on-topic sites without a ton of regard to PR. IMHO

6:28 pm on Dec 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm the same purchased pr8 links with no effect waited for 5 months.
8:42 pm on Dec 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Worth doing, but you need to be extremely careful about where you buy them. Many links, especially the high PR ones, don't pass PR. Often the only way to tell is to buy them and test, but that gets expensive fast. Best links come from sites that have never sold them before.
1:27 am on Dec 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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This used to work, but not anymore. I had many high PR links, and my traffic actually went down...
1:40 am on Dec 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It works fine, just be careful (as previous posters have mentioned) with where you buy the links from.

Worth noting that it can take 5-6 months for a link to begin taking visible effect from very high PR sites.

4:09 am on Dec 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hello Everybody,

I do believe this to be not good idea, I have included such high PR paid links for many of my site but I did not find any change either in PR or in Position. It is almost 2+ months that I linked to such site.

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[It works fine, just be careful (as previous posters have mentioned) with where you buy the links from.]
How can we judge where you buy links?

[Worth noting that it can take 5-6 months for a link to begin taking visible effect from very high PR sites]
Do you say we wait atlest 5-6 months to trace any difference?

Regards
JK Appu

4:30 am on Dec 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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How can we judge where you buy links?

Call the webmasters that are currently buying links there (take info with a grain of salt), look at how/if the links are working for current sites they're linking to, ask for testimonials, ask friends in the industry.

Do you say we wait atlest 5-6 months to trace any difference?

No, I said that you may be waiting up to, not at least, 6 months. There's been some speculation as to how Google handles link age from high PR pages.

6:24 am on Dec 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hiya All,

Yes, I have been reading this for many month now that:

"you should not buy links - Google will penalize you".

However, I fail to understand, how can anyone find whether I have purchased a link? It not even possible for humans to find out whether I have purchased a link or someone has genuinly linked to me.

And how can an algo find out whether I have purchased a link!? << Any logical answers to this?

regards,

Prash.

6:45 am on Dec 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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And how can an algo find out whether I have purchased a link!?

Well, there's a fairly finite number of PR10 and PR9 sites out there, how hard is it to look at those for sitewide linkblocks pointing to external sites?

7:39 am on Dec 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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In my experience you have to have faith. There have been changes this year and I believe that there is some sort of sandbox for links, that is, I think there has always been a sandbox for links, but the period of time in which links sit in the box has been extended. For instance, I purchased several PR7, PR6 and PR5 links back at the beginning of 2003 and it took about three months for the effect of these links to push my site into very good positions. Since June 2004, however, I have also been paying for several new links and so far there has been no noticeable change in my site’s performance. But I believe that fortune favours the brave and that success is perseverance in disguise, so I keep renewing my link purchases in the hope that I will be rewarded.
8:20 am on Dec 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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First off you want to make sure it is related to your site for two reasons. One, if you are paying for a links coming in you want to make money off of it. Second, I belive that you get a lot more credit for a related site and for non related sites I dont think they can do much good or even may hurt you.

Remember when paying for a link there are a lot of things someone can do not to pass the page rank to you so watch out for that as well.

3:56 pm on Dec 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have seen a few high PR sites that have not passed any PR, but I have also seen tons of sites that have passed PR.

Many of the sites (that you buy pr from) require that you pay them 3 months upfront for the links, so its a big gamble with no guarantees. If you are targeting a highly competitive industry, then you need tons of links which = $ , and sometimes you will not get any ROI.

Buying links can be part of a strategy but is not the knight in shining armor as some think it is.

 

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