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What are the best ways of buying links?

by andybeal Founding Gooru(October 2007) (rank 8th)
 
 
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Question:
I'm working on buying links at the moment for a very large site but with all the talk of Google's crack down on paid links what are the best ways/techniques/tools etc for buying links?

This does not include non paid links like setting up awards or widgets as these are being pursued already.

Thanks

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Here's some advice for buying paid links.

  1. Only buy links from sites that are highly relevant to your web site content.
  2. If the site you are buying links from already has more than 5 paid links on the page, walk away.
  3. If the site labels the links as "sponsored" or "paid links" or anything like that, walk away.
  4. Be selective in your targeting. Don't buy footer or sidebar links if you can help it. Buy a single link from a relevant page.
  5. Vary your anchor text. Try to make your anchor text look natural. If you buy links on 100 pages, and they all use the same text, you're asking for trouble.
  6. Avoid any paid link where the seller is also an affiliate for the broker.
  7. Check that the page ranks well for its targeted keywords. If it doesn't rank well for its own keywords, it will likely not help you.
  8. Point the links at different pages. Don't buy lots of links for your homepage.
  9. Try to get the links in a contextual format. A link that is part of a highly relevant paragraph will be more valuable.
  10. I guess I should round this out to ten. :-) Don't worry about PageRank. A brand new page may be highly relevant to your industry and rank well, yet the PR shows 0/10. Ignore that, PR takes forever to catch up.
I hope these help!

Andy
 
 

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Re: What are the best ways of buying links?

khaony
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March 2009

Hi Andy,

Last few weeks I've received mails talking about sell and buy links. I did not pay attention because I don't pretend to buy links yet. But reading your post here that give me more understanding and thanks for the advice.

Khaony
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Re: What are the best ways of buying links?

FindCRE
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March 2008

Thanks for your insight, Andy. Links are getting harder to come by these days :(
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Re: What are the best ways of buying links?

rene-lemerle
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December 2007

Some solid recommendations Andy...

as with all guidelines like the above, there are exceptions to the rule (i.e. we have "acquired" links in Footers and sidebars which generate significant traffic and ROI).

so my recommendation to readers is it's all about testing (isn't everything in marketing)...this is definitely a strong basis for initial link buying practices...but evaluate each link opportunity on its own merits.
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Re: What are the best ways of buying links?

Al-Scillitani
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December 2007

Personally I would also stay away from companies that you pay and they find sites to put your links on.  I cant imagine gooogle doesnt know who they have partnered with.
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Re: What are the best ways of buying links?

Emperor
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November 2007

Personally I think buying links is a bad idea, only buy in content links. Sometimes buying a review costs the same as a sidebar link the only difference is the review stays permanently. Reviews always make a better impression and you're getting your moneys worth. 

 

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Re: What are the best ways of buying links?

georgebounacos
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November 2007

One more item for Andy's list.  I can't claim credit for it.   If Graywolf didn't say it (and it sounds like him) he should have.

When buying links or paying for content pages that link to your site, shut up about it.
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Re: What are the best ways of buying links?

andybeal
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December 2007

Yep - there's no room for bragging about that great paid link you have.
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Re: What are the best ways of buying links?

BrianChappell
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October 2007

"Check that the page ranks well for its targeted keywords. If it doesn't rank well for its own keywords, it will likely not help you."

To go into further detail here. The title tag is a good place to start. Grab a phrase out of it, maybe like 3 words. Then plop it into google. Depending how competitive that phrase is they should rank near the top, if the page is worth your while.
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