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How much a PR5 link Should Be Worth?

I have a couple of sites and was wondering about the price :S

12:05 am on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have PR5 sites in the home improvement niche. I know selling text links sometimes provides a good earning source for many webmasters.

Do you have any idea about how much a PR5 link should be worth? And where can I find clients? Is there a marketplace here?
12:12 am on Sept 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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On a realistic level, in terms of worth judged by the links possible effectiveness for helping someone rank, it depends on the site's backlink profile. Some PR 5's are fake or meaningless. I've seen some sites whose profiles consist of comment spam. Some of the comments are even on Matt Cutt's blog (how dumb is that?). Another determinant of value is what the site is linking out to. PR is not the only metric.

On a less realistic level based solely on PR, I believe there are enough link buyers focused on PR who will pay you amounts based on that metric. Your niche is competitive so there should be a healthy market for your links.

Regarding a marketplace for your links, publicly advertising that your site is selling text links may not be a good idea. It invites scrutiny and can lead to a competitor reporting your site to the search engines and causing it to become penalized.

Selling links goes against Google's policies because link selling subverts their algorithm. Publicly offering to sell links, whether from your Advertising Page or posting it in an SEO forum is not sensible.

Good luck,

7:37 pm on Sept 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Do you have any idea about how much a PR5 link should be worth?

Should be worth whatever the buyer is willing to pay ;-)

And where can I find clients?

I can suggest one method:
(Fair warning: it may turn out to be time consuming)

1. Try to find (commercial) sites in your niche that are struggling to gain top rankings. (Many ways to do this - should not be too difficult.)

2. Contact them directly (e-mail/phone/fax) with your offer.

6:12 am on Sept 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I wouldn't go over $300 per year (assuming the PR is valid and the site is related to my niche). If it's a .gov or .edu I might consider throwing in an extra $50.

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