Archive for August, 2008

Why We Do Not Share Our Pages with Potential Clients

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

One of the most common questions we get asked by potential clients is to see an example page, or one of our other client’s pages so they can understand what they are buying. Very legitimate question, I would ask it too, but there are a few reasons we do not do this.

Mainly to protect our existing clients. Paid links are frowned upon by Google, so smart webmasters and SEO companies that are buying links are doing so carefully, and staying under the radar. Sometimes competitors will report a site’s links in an effort to get them penalized (this rarely works by the way unless the paid text links are very very spammy and overdone). We do not tell a stranger that calls or emails where our pages are, otherwise they can see all of our clients that we are protecting. Now you may say that if someone becomes a client, they could see some of our client’s pages. This is true, but we make efforts to minimize this. First, not all clients are on all of our sites. With over 20 sites, we spread them around quite a bit. Also, the 2 page minimum is strictly enforced. This also deters clients that are not serious about link building.

Another reason we do not share our pages is to protect our sites in general. Someone that is does not have links on that site should never see the location of the site, for the same reason. We do not want any troublemakers interfering.

It is helpful, and would increase our sales, to get to show how natural and valuable these pages are up front, but our first priority is remaining under the radar. Instead, we can describe the pages in detail, and assure you that you are getting exactly what we say, no funny business, very straight forward.

Gambling, Pharmacy, Adult Sites now have an option

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

We are excited to announce that we have recently developed some separate sites where we can offer edu links in content for gambling, pharmacy, and adult advertisers now. These sites are separate from our standard inventory, so regular clients can rest assured we are not intermingling. We have been working on a way to fill this need, we have had many clients asking us to come up with something. It is so challenging for these sites to promote themselves, and they do understand why.

There are currently 5 different EDUs that we can put you on, with special pricing. So send us an email or call us at 800-918-0680 if you’re interested or have been waiting on us to come up with a solution for you to snag some authority in content links.

Keeping our Links Under the Radar

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

We are constantly making efforts to improve the quality of links we provide. One of our strong points is keeping the links under the radar. We have several efforts in place, some old, some new:

1. The fact that the link is in content helps immensely. The fact that the page is 400 words of content, and not just a 3-4 sentence paragraph like some of those blog posts people sell– this is also higher quality.

2. Our best kept secret, an idea developed by us, and to my knowledge the only company doing this, is to block Yahoo from indexing the pages. This is to keep your spying competitors from seeing what you are doing to promote your site. For those of you that do not know, people commonly use Yahoo to view a sites backlinks, because they tend to show all or most of a sites incoming links, where Google only shows a very small portion. So although our edu links will not help improve your Yahoo search rankings, they also will not be visible to outsiders.

3. We limit the # of links on a page. The spider knows if it is a spammy page full of links. The Google algorithm surely includes a ration of words to links, and it does read the words around your links to verify content. We have seen some pretty hideous pages, and if you have purchased pages like this before, we recommend you take them down fast. The algo is getting smarter, and spammy paid pages are triggering flags. Most of our clients know this, they only request 1-2 links per page, but we can also reassure you that we will not let some other inexperienced client fill up his page with 10 or 20 links, drawing attention to the site. You will be in good company.

4. We limit the number of pages we will sell someone. Although I love a big sale like the rest of the world, it will not do you any good to slam up 40 pages in a week all linked to the same URL. We carefully advise our clients on what is an appropriate number of pages. Again, let’s all stay smart and under the radar.

5. We do not share our pages before we sell. And we will not sell less than 2 pages. These weeds out less than savory clients that maybe are fishing for info, or maybe just new to SEO and do not understand what is desired and what is risky. Again, good company helps us all. This is also part of the reason we raised our prices recently – the value is clearly there to people that know what they are doing, and with our link and page caps now, we will keep only serious clients.

We are always open for more ideas, lots of our decisions are based on client input. so let’s all stay in touch, keep working to stay 2 steps ahead of the algorithm and keep our sites ranking high.