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Is a link from this PR8 site worth it?



2:38 pm on Apr 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

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In researching a competing site's inbound links, I found a link from a PR8 site. The site is a public service type site with very few outbound links, a couple of thousand inbound links, and 5-10,000 visitors a month. It's not a huge site in terms of traffic or size. But it must mean or at one time have meant something to Google to be PR8.

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?


12:15 am on May 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I would wait til the new owner takes over. You never know what he/she will do to the existing links.

And, I couldn't tell you whether the site is worth it or not without seeing the site.


10:06 am on May 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I would not waist my money


11:00 pm on May 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

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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.

Good luck.


7:24 pm on Jun 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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yep JS_Harris..i agree with you, the owner of the site will look mostly into quality of your content and might thing how good or bad to link your site, if you ask hat pr8 guy to link.

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


4:17 am on Jun 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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perhaps you should wait until the new onwer takes over, send an email to contact him, introduce yourself and explain your ideas about a link and that you are thinking of creating pages that might be useful and such for a link from his site and you'd like to go forward with the work, explain that it will be some work, if he is interested in giving you a link.

a link from a pr 8 is a big deal if you ask me. i wish i had an opportunity like this.


10:15 pm on Jun 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Well, nothing came of it. I created the content, contacted the owner of the site, and asked him to take a look at the content to see if he thought it was of interest to his site's audience. (I disabled Adsense for a bit over a week so he wouldn't see that). He promised to take a look and get back to me.

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.


1:26 am on Jun 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi dickbaker,

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!


6:56 am on Jul 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Buy the site yourself :-)

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