I don’t out individuals for seo tactics, and I don’t out the myriad of purveyors of link prospects who contact me every day, non-stop.
This one takes some beating, from a MIDDLE EASTERN NEWSPAPER:
The (A MIDDLE EASTERN NATIONAL NEWSPAPER) is currently offering outside companies to purchase links from within our articles.
To place a bid, simply send a document with the keywords you would like to purchase, and your price bid. Feel free to search the site for yourself, to find the perfect article for you.
Since we are just starting this venture, we have no fixed price, thus you can choose the amount of links, period of time, and so on. We are allowing the first 1000 S.E.O. companies to send in their bids, without the limitation of a starting price.
We will accept lucrative offers.
Mind you, we also sell conventional links, such as:
* Link on “sites of xxxxxxxx” (footer of master page) priced @ $500 per month (6 months minimum).
* Text link on the home page priced @ $1,300 per month.
* Text link on the inner pages priced @ $1,000 per month.
Once a bid is accepted, you will be contacted by a sales representative, to process the campaign’s details.
Have a good day,
Hmmm… I looked at where some of the links are featured, and sure enough, a list of totally unrelated sites. Paid links.
Now say I see one of my competitors in there? I could just report the site for selling links and my competitors for buying them (not that I personally bother with that). Or I could out them on a public blog. Lucky then I don’t out SEO tactics is because I think outing seo tactics themselves is a little self serving, and slimey, these days.
Everybody knows selling links is against Google TOS whether you listen or not.
AND if I did buy links in footers like this (which I don’t), I wouldn’t be happy there was an email to 1000 seo companies telling THEM my clients was buying links.
Would a rival newspaper use this information against you too if they new, especially given the polarising nature of the content (again, not that it bothers me)?
If you are buying or selling links that are search engine friendly you better be doing it more covertly than this….. you need to build relationships to get decent links, even like the ones above. Start, for instance, with a private email address, and open up a conversation before you show folks what you have got?
I sent the email back with a link to this post to see what they say…..