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The site is not related to my or my competitor's niche. However, my competitor has created pages with content that make the relevancy connection. I can do the same thing. Doing so will take a day or two of work, and there's no guarantee that the owner of the site will accept my link.
Further complicating matters is a notice that the owner of the site will be retiring in a month and turning everything over to another person. I don't know where this new person is going to take the site, so I'll have to wait.
I'm still curious, though: do you think that a link from such a site is worth spending a lot of time creating fresh content?
Do what you must to improve your site for your visitors. If creating something that somehow relates to this site fits in with that goal and creating it now "might" allow you to make a connection with this other website then go ahead. Otherwise it's not wise to covet what's on the other side of the fence, wars get started that way.
IF you do make a pitch for the link there's no need to wait. Create the content now, make the pitch now and if it's denied make the pitch again when the new man takes over. I'd be more concerned with the overall quality of your site than the quality of the content you propose on building for this purpose, the owner will take a look at the full package, or he should anyway.
Hope you get the link from that pr8 guy.
Do a favor for this forum members please, whenever you'll able to get link from that site, please let us know by commenting at this thread or by creating new :)
So feasibility can be measured
a link from a pr 8 is a big deal if you ask me. i wish i had an opportunity like this.
I waited a couple of weeks, didn't hear from him, and tried again. Again he promised to take a look and get back to me, but nothing.
I'm really tempted to contact him once more, say that I created content for him as well as other sites within his niche, and ask if he would post a link for a price, just so that I could get more exposure to the content I created.
Thanks for the update. Seriously I think you have done the correct thing.
Very often when we are applying SEO techniques on a site, it is like blind faith that we will rank better. Fortunately it came out somehow better.
Sitting there doing nothing will never get you the chance to obtain that PR8 link.
I wish you luck!