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Can I offer a discount on a service in return for a backlink?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sombrero negro, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. sombrero negro

    sombrero negro Newbie

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    Or will that eventually get me deindexed?

    Example:


    I offer xyz service but if you put a backlink on your website such as "xyz service by sombrero negro" I will give you $50 dollars off.


    -Sombrero Negro
     
  2. youssef93

    youssef93 Senior Member

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    I do not think that can cause you any harm. vbulletin uses that concept but instead of a discount they charge more to remove the copyright notice and backlink in the footer. But technically it's the same thing you want to do.
     
  3. tacopalypse

    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    $50 is an expensive backlink..
    what if they just link to you from a crap pr0 site?
     
  4. pilgrim

    pilgrim Junior Member

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    Doesn't seem any different in principle than g00gle AW. - You pay your money (in this case as a bit of your profit), and you buy your link.

    Whether it's worth doing that as a purely backlink strategy is another matter, and I'd think not (unless you only target high PR sites) due to the work involved, and the ease with which backlinks can be had elsewhere.

    If you're doing it as more of an marketing ploy it might be better to just offer the discount , and don't complicate things for them.

    Just my thoughts...
     
  5. sombrero negro

    sombrero negro Newbie

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    This is primarily the case and the backlink (besides being a backlink) is mostly being used to qualify the consumer for further products (and vice versa). I'm getting their information either way. As far as $50 bucks being an expensive backlink... I'd have to agree ;). Just an example and not the real life situation. I'm actually earning pennies on the dollar on this service after I pay off the outsourcing. The main objective is to collect as many peoples contact information as possible to market other products to (which we have much better margins on) by offering our target demographic a service they want at a price they cant refuse :rolleyes:.
     
  6. Bryan

    Bryan Power Member

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    is your last name really Negro? rofl

    and i agree @ pilgrim, would be better off offering the discount
     
  7. sombrero negro

    sombrero negro Newbie

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    Pop my name in google translate.;)
     
  8. Bryan

    Bryan Power Member

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    rofl i see now, nice

    i actually thought your name was sombrero negro rofl
     
  9. wickedguy

    wickedguy Supreme Member

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    Hey @Bryan, is that REALLY your picture ? U look GREAT man!!! :rippedhan:bed3::aetsch: I think we're related bro!