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Link-building partnership

Good idea or not?

     

shallow

4:59 pm on Feb 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Forgive my ignorance for asking what may be a silly question, but I am really unsure if this is something I should so.

I've received a few emails requesting that I join a link-building partnership. I would get paid for $XX per month for each ad by embedding a brief sentence (hyperlinked, of course) in one of my existing articles.

Is this a good idea or not?

I have AdSense ads on every page.

Thank you.

topr8

11:11 pm on Feb 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

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here i've got a question for you.

if the deal is equal or worthwhile to the publisher - then why are you receiving spam pitching you?

martinibuster

1:39 am on Feb 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

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The people who are approaching you are pseudo link builders. They're really text link brokers. But they market themselves as link builders. What they do is spam site publishers seeking to arrange the sale of text links from a publishers site. They pay a nominal fee then resell those links for a greater amount.

Every once in awhile Google infiltrates and bans some of these networks. This is not invevitable. But you should consider the risk versus the rewards.

Another consideration is that violation of Google's webmaster policies can be a cause for removal from the AdSense program.

shallow

4:13 am on Feb 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

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In the last week, I received four requests from four different people then realized they were all from the same company. Since I derive income primarily from Adsense, I'm not going to take any chances. Thanks so much confirming my gut feeling. I just didn't know how these folks worked.

Planet13

7:17 am on Feb 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Since I derive income primarily from Adsense, I'm not going to take any chances. Thanks so much confirming my gut feeling. I just didn't know how these folks worked.


Just so you can help to grow your wallet...

You should go out and look for companies that have an affiliate program, where you would get a percentage of a sale from products that are purchased from a referral by you (most commonly seen one would be those amazon book ads you see on so many sites).

Anyway, the thing about is that YOU will probably have to do the hard work looking for a quality affiliate program from a reputable site.

And, to make sure that google doesn't think you are selling selling links to pass PR, you will want to make sure those links are nofollow.
 

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