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Template sponsorship - a great way to get footer backlinks?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by deviatus, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. deviatus

    deviatus Power Member

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    I'm always on the lookout for different backlinking methods, and I was analyzing the backlinks of a few sites that were ranking well in a niche I was looking at. I noticed a site with a 29,000 backlinks in Yahoo site explorer, ranking number one for its keyword, and with mostly footer links.

    Here's the site:

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    www.cheapcoachbag.com
    Then I remembered a section in the DP BST section (yeah I know, DP sucks... but they have 500 people viewing their BST right now, so there's going to be something useful occasionally, if you want to sift thru garbage) that was for template sponsorship, where you pay theme developers to put your links in the footer of the themes they sell/give away.

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    forums.digitalpoint.com/forumdisplay.php?f=128
    Now that's pretty white hat, but potentially very effective, but maybe this can be BH'd up somehow.
     
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  2. mudbutt

    mudbutt Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    you could do that, but make sure the rewards outweigh the cost. If I had to pay 500$ to get have my link in the footer, it would have to be an amazing theme in which I know it will be widely distributed. IMO though, its just simply too much hassle.
     
  3. deviatus

    deviatus Power Member

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    Well it looks like the average cost is about $30, so about the cost of one xrumer blast. And if that footer link gets on 100+ popular sites, and on every page of those sites, it would be worth it.

    It's just a question of how many people use the themes.