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Footer Link on PR8 EDU Website with 3 Million Pages indexed... Value?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bennyboyccl, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. bennyboyccl

    bennyboyccl Junior Member

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    Have an opportunity at this backlink. Its Do Follow..
    Footer Link on PR8 EDU Website with 3 Million Pages indexed

    What do you think its worth?

    Could it also be too much or would Google not penalise you for a site wide link like this?
     
  2. GiorgioB

    GiorgioB Supreme Member

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    Google says that sitewide links are basically counted as a single link as long as the themes/niches are related (the link juice is exponentially diluted meaning 1st page is valued at 100, 2nd page at 50% = 50, 3rd page at 50% = 25, etc... page 100 at 0.0000001)

    Personally, I think if your site is not related to this one, google will consider it spammy.. although on paper it sounds like a pretty juicy link.
     
  3. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    probably wont get penalized if it's not in a link network that's recognized.

    I'd say a few hundred dollars at least. depends on the content of the page, if it's relevant, if it's homepage or subpage, etc.

    I'd definitely pay a fuck load for a homepage link.
     
  4. bennyboyccl

    bennyboyccl Junior Member

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    So maybe a single backlink on one page of the site will look like a better option. This site is not directly related to my niche
     
  5. bennyboyccl

    bennyboyccl Junior Member

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    Its not a spammy site. Its a Major University in my Country
     
  6. GiorgioB

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    Yes in theory i think that would be better, especially if the link can be surrounded by context related to your niche (at least in google's spiders 'eyes')..

    However in practice, i recently ranked an EMD to #1 top spot for a medium comp keyword with about 50 pligg links, 50 scrapebox comments and 2-3 sitewide links (related to the niche) and its sitting there nicely on top of lots of other (I have to say poorly SEO'd) sites...

    So in theory, theory and practice are the same, but in practice, they are not... just give it a try, if you can remove it later, then edit it. Unless you want to know the value cos you wanna sell it in which case I would suggest maybe $50-100 per month.. I wouldn't pay that for any of my sites, but I'm sure you could find people who would.
     
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    Footer links are not of much value.
     
  8. myownhero

    myownhero Power Member Premium Member

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    I wouldn't discount a PR8 .edu sitewide link just because it happens to be in the footer.
     
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    I once bought a PR7 domain from a popular template designer that created one of the first wordpress skins. Site had 200k+ footer backlinks. Paid 3k$ for the expired domain and ended up with 20 Google hits a month. So much about high PR and footer links. They both are questionable factors for SEO imho.
     
  10. aka sam

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    I would say, stay away from it. It will help google send you some unnatural links message or penalize you easily :)
     
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    If you are to buy this, just make sure you use brand anchor not exact match
     
  12. jbinkley

    jbinkley Junior Member Premium Member

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    The OBL of the page will make a huge difference in the price they are asking for this.
    Does it have an OBL of 100+ or just 5?
    See what I mean?

    Be sure to always ask that!