I am interested in cooperating with like-minded people for building a high quality link network. The idea is simple, each member will come with a small number of sites that he will add to the network. Since we are many, the network will have a large number of sites but each of us will have a pretty small investment and operational cost. I will develop the management system where every member can login and add sites and add posts for those sites, etc. There will be multiple sub-networks, each with a different quality requirement for the content. Feel free to come with suggestions, but so far I think the following would be a good start: High PR (PR4+) network with high quality content - that means spun content is allowed but the article must be written manually AND also spun manually on multiple levels (no auto-spinning in TBS). I have experience with spinning and I will provide guidelines for best quality and results. Low quality network - fresh PR0 domains, content still has to be manually written and manually spun, but simple spinning is allowed. The networks will have footprint avoidance systems in place - I will explain these to the members who will get accepted. I have researched this area well and I know how to basically eliminate any footprints. I can guarantee you that there is no link network that even comes close to what I can do in terms of footprint avoidance. Each member will provide hosting for its sites. Sites must be hosted on different C-classes. That means if you already have hosting but is the same C-class as that of an existing member you must get a new host. For the low quality network you will be allowed to host on same C-class as other member within a certain limit (max. 5 sites / C-class). No SEO hosting allowed. All sites have to be hosted on regular shared hosting or VPS/dedicated. Sites that are part of other networks will not be accepted! You can not add a site that you're using for a service you're offering, service which lowers the quality of the site. In other words you can not join the high quality network with a site where you're posting autospun or otherwise low quality content. I will provide guidelines for setting up the sites so they provide highest possible PR/linkjuice flow throughout the site. You are not allowed to have more than 5 sitewide/blogroll links. You are not allowed to have more than 5 external links on the homepage or any other page (plus the in-post links, on post pages). You are only allowed to have sitewide/blogroll links on 1 in 3 sites. You can have AdSense or other monetization methods on the site but you should not break any TOS or over do it. Again, because we want great quality. You can already have a site or you can buy it. I will do the research and find a high quality PR4+ domain for you. You obviously pay for it and own it. Expect to pay much more than the average as I will only consider truly good sites (with great backlinks). PR is not what matters, it is just to get a rough idea! I will manually review every single site that wants to join the high quality network. I do not care if it is PR9, if it does not have solid backlinks or there's something problematic, it doesn't get in. You can easily find PR4+ domains for low prices but they have weak backlinks or backlinks that may likely dissapear for various reasons. If I will not accept your site in the network, I will tell you why I didn't. No member besides me will ever know the other site's URL. This is to completely eliminate any chances for the network to be exposed and penalized. Even if a Google employee joins he will not know any sites in the network besides the ones he adds. You will obviously know how many sites are in the network and what PR they have and other information that can not be used to expose the network. Is it fair that I am the only one who knows the sites? I don't care and if you're asking that you are missing the point. It is the only way to keep the network safe as we do not know each member well. Would be great to be able to openly trust every single member but it is impossible. Hence, you only have to trust me and if you don't then don't join. If too many people dislike this, I guess we will have to reconsider and make it available to the members. However I think it is much better to keep it secret. Let me know what you think. Trust is still important and if you join and get accepted you must understand that you have to maintain high quality in every way you can. I will provide the guidelines but if you're an asshole and you want to keep me busy as a quality moderator, you can still do it. In that case you will be thrown out of the network (after member vote). Some people are simply retarded and they will still post crap even after being told 1 million times that only high quality content is allowed. If you're one of those save both of us time and don't join - there are other cooperative networks out there where quality is not as important. Each site owner has to do offsite-SEO for the site he owns. I will provide suggestions and some resources for this. Obviously I have guidelines for this too. Bottom line is that we drain juice from the actual inner pages not from the homepage so we need to boost those as well. A PR4 site that has no juice in its inner pages is almost useless in a link network. For the high PR4+ sites you are expected to invest $200/year for link building. Just because the homepage is PR4+ doesn't mean the deep pages don't need links too. There will be posting limits in place so the network doesn't get abused. I'm thinking 1 post/site/user/day. This is roughly what I have in mind and I am open to suggestions and criticism in every area, after all this is a cooperation effort. Bottom line is I want this to be done 100% right. There are tons of link networks out there and all have something in common - they are not as effective as they could be. As a matter of fact most of them are crap for one reason or another. Reply in this thread with questions or suggestions and if you want to join. Do not give any details about the sites you have in the thread. If you want to join, email me your skype account at cooplinknet at hotmail dot com. If you do not have a skype account make one because we will form a skype group with all members to discuss all details.