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Is selling Text Links Still a Viable Business?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by JoshN, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. JoshN

    JoshN Junior Member

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    I am just making sure the numbers in my head work.

    I own a several aged domains about a dozen pr3s a half dozen pr 4s and 1 pr5 currently and I have more that I am looking to buy, but this was my first set of sites that I bought.


    I am trying to build them back up a bit so I can sell space on them using text link ads.

    My concern is after spending money and tons of time finding them and developing them back out, will they just sit on text link ads market place and never sell anything.

    I guess my question is where does supply stand vs demand in this industry currently? It seems more stable and a whole shit load less complex than building niche sites so that's the main reason why I have been focusing on it.

    Thanks guys
     
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    SolidTactics Regular Member

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    Hey Josh,
    I read your post and this subject fits my experience. You know how competitive niche sites have the ability to generate boatloads of cash, you can do the same with these domains. Just look at big directory sites like yahoo, they sell links for $300 dollars. I know webmasters that sell links for thousands of dollars. There is plenty of demand for these valuable links and the payoff is beautiful. But with all high rewards, there comes risk, and your business idea also has some serious risk. Every day the engineers over at Google are making the Google panda algorithm more and more intelligent. The Google Panda is already at version 3.9. Just look at all the SEO guys offering Google Panda Recovery solutions. Many of my clients are contacting me right now for Google Panda Recovery, and I'm swamped, but I can.

    Did you know, on top of that you have to worry about the human evaluators that work for Google that visit and creep around on your site and report back to 6009le. G00gle and Ma77 <utts is strongly opposed to $elling links and if they find out what your plans are and they have evidence you can lose it all. You can lose all your rankings and get your site deindexed. On top of that you may have to worry about an angry mob of link buyers that want their money back, maybe even some lawyers to deal with also.

    I recommend working with an expert that has a deep understanding and a high level view on the subject who takes seo seriously. Find someone that is serious and has expert insight on Google Panda Recovery, I think you know what I mean by now. :) Bear this in mind and you'll be well on your way mate. Feel free to PM me, if I'm not too busy, I'll reply as soon as I am able.

    To learn more about some of the Google Algo updates, you can check my response in the lounge section:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...any-you-worked-hard-im-today-why-why-not.html
     
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    It works for sure,
    I do this for the wix guys
     
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    As long as you can provide people with valuable links, this is something that will always be profitable.
     
  5. JoshN

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    hell I think they're valueable. Unlike most sites selling links I wasn't going to turn them into link farms. I was figuring 10 links on the homepage at most.

    Even on a Pr3 site thats a pretty serious boost for most people's serps.
     
  6. JoshN

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    Thanks man for the info. I guess I don't worry about google too much with this model. If they find one site, then they can only get that one site. Its all private registration hosted on separate C class.
    This is why I dont want to get involved in adsense where getting caught could affect my adsense account and all the money in it.
    I do worry about an update that finds paid text links but seeing as companies like text link ads have been a thorn in google's side for the past half decade and goog;e still hasn't been able to do anything about it makes me feel more comfortable.
     
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    Sure , Provide the advertiser with a quality text-link back to their site and you'll be golden, If your site is crappy then of course its not going to be so viable.

    But you can still make money easily via text links if the advertiser is happy :)

    P.S - Don't listen to the people who say "If Google catch you your f*****". Thats not true because many top sites sell text links and look how their doing!
     
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    Selling anything is a viable business if you are a good enough sales man. Whether it has any real value or not isn't the most important thing, because you have to sell the person on the product/service before they actually see the value, and then they must have the patience to wait to see any possible value. So, it isn't the business which you need to be concerned about, people will buy anything you tell them helps their website, it is your sales skills which are most important here.
     
  9. JoshN

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    Funny you bring that up as I was thinking of abandoning SEO for Niche sites and instead build landing pages for companies (higher the avg sale price the better ROI I could prove). It's kind of the same process if you think of it, a small site, basically a landing page designed to rank for a certain keyword or set of keywords and get it to convert.
    So I was building a private blog network. Many said I should buy up aged domains in a certain niche and dominate it but I was thinking if buying text links is so available then why go through the hassle of running my own blog network.