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I got a link from a BBC article this morning.
How do you put a value on this? A few points:
- Anchor text is the company name and we're already first for that phrase.
- I checked articles in the same section from 12 months ago and they are all a PR 1 to 2.
- It's currently one click from a PR 8 page but this link will be gone in 24 hrs (I would imagine).
joined:Mar 8, 2002
I just checked "site:bbc.co.uk mysite.com" on Google and both my BBC links are still sitting in Goog;e's index. One from 2003.
Slow burner :)
Have your web designer make a new banner/header for your site and have her/him slap a little slogan crowing "as seen on the BBC." and stick that in your About Us page with a link back. Then mention that in a link request.
I was chatting about this last night and we all agreed that receiving these kinds of links and other "validations" are a great help for acquiring more links. In other words, the utility of such links does not end have to end with the link itself.
[edited by: martinibuster at 4:00 pm (utc) on Oct. 9, 2009]
My two cents:
Direct Value - Little value from customers clicking on the link and adjustment to the algorithm.
Indirect Value - I think this link helps us become more of an authority site in our Industry. It also gives us scope to do other ‘linking’ under Google's radar.