Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by aussiejack, Nov 15, 2014.
Lets keep it simple, see headline: Do you think it is worth it / under which circumstances?
Is it worth it? Compared to the link juice you can get otherwise for $100 absolutely NO. Is it a good link to have, yes. But the problem I have with link "premium" scalpers like this is that they are merely contributors... anybody COULD become a contributor. But that's fine, it's a pain in the ass so it's worth paying for. But my BIG problem is these contributors do NOTHING but post paid articles under their name like 24/7. So you DO have a link on wherever... BUUUUUT this same contributor's profile has like 500 articles that are typically poorly written and obviously SEO junk. So does that give you the same value as if you got an article from a non-SEO contributor who has highly read/ranked articles under his belt? That is the question isn't it.
$100 no. $20 yes. $50... maybe.
That's why you scout knowledgeable contributors and become friends. A highly regarded writer is going to be worth $100x5 when you get them interested in your website and want to share it on many authoritative sites. It's called 'networking', and flows with what Thophayt explained. Thinking longterm you're going to prefer popular articles featuring your link than some haphazardly written garbage.
Nope! That's crap for a no follow link. The only thing it would be good for is visitors who click through the link, and even then not many people click those links. They only want to read the next article, or even skim the article that they are on. So nope. Not worth it.
The question would be how to connect with a "real" contributor though. I imagine they get a LOT of paid offers for articles. Have you done this successfully?
A lot of people do not realize the value of nofollow links. The assumption that a nofollow link does not have any ranking benefit in this day and age is erroneous at best. We have been testing authority nofollow backlinks extensively and have seen great ranking increase from them. The problem with a lot of contributors is that your link will end up on god knows what page with absolutely no inbound links. This means that while you get some benefit of the domains high authority, you need to work on powering that link up for maximum benefit.
"That is stupid, it does not pass any juice...."
^^^ Test it.
depends on the quality of the article and also any chances of it going viral and get natural shares. If yes then $100 is worth the bet.
Not for $100. You can do a lot with that kind of money..
No way, I will get a good domain for $100 and redirect it to my money site.
I paid half of that for do follow on Buzzfeed.
For 100$ you can buy 10 Expired domains and redirect them to your site better investment i guess
Took advantage of you, they did.
According to what Yoda told me.
The guy told me all links are nofollow after penguin 3.0. PM me please if you have different information.
Just checked, you are right. Fuck. What idiots. Atleast my one from last month is still good, not my recent one though.
Nice job Google, keep making people afraid to link out, that's going to build a great search engine.
In regards to the no follow, I would not pay anything for a no follow in BuzzFeed unless it was an amazing article that I knew would get a lot of views, which is not likely.
Not even $20. That's me personally. If you want a quality no follow back link just go leave a blog comment on some high quality articles, it will be the same value.
definitely not worth it
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