Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 126.96.36.199
Forum Moderators: martinibuster
They have offered us run of site in the footer of every page ( where atleast 2 of our direct competitors are linked) but I am worried about tripping a filter as our site is pretty young and much newer than the compeitors.
Due to their site setup and CMS it is an all or nothing situation either one l link from the homepage or more than 500,000 links from every page.
My question is : which option to go for ? what are the pro's and con's?
This is thinking from SE ranking perspective - you might however gain real traffic from having a link to your site on each of the pages - probably not much if they are in footer, but from traffic (especially if it's relevant) it might be worthwhile going for 500k backlinks.
Why won't you ask to run a test for a few days to estimate traffic you'd get from 500k backlinks? Maybe use some other domain for the testing purposes to avoid SE picking up those backlinks too early.
I would take the sitewide if it is an old site.
Crush, can we have your thoughts on why you would want the sitewides over the one page link. You have always had a different view of the way link building is done, and it is nice see some fresh perspective, not driven by common conjecture :)