View Full Version : Looking to learn more about text links in blog posts

August 4th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Hi all,

The topic of purchasing text links in blog posts came up in the SSWT Q&A discussion today and being I'm not familiar with this linking strategy, I would greatly appreciate any input from those who care to share their knowledge.

Thanks in advance!

Always Grateful,


August 4th, 2009, 03:52 PM
The conference room crashed on me right as this topic came up at the end today.

You mean you're wanting to sell text links through a service like inlinks.com (which is part of/ owned by TLA) ?

August 4th, 2009, 11:30 PM
Hi Loretta,

Not looking to sell links - looking to learn more about the strategy in general. People's experience, how it works, how to purchase, etc.


Lynn Terry
August 5th, 2009, 10:40 AM
Hi Andrea,

I do not buy/sell text links from networks or merchants that do this as a business model, because it tends to create a "footprint" on your website that could potentially get you penalized by the major search engines. They tend to consider it "manipulating pagerank".

See: No More TLA & Sponsored Blogging (http://www.clicknewz.com/1261/no-more-tla-sponsored-blogging/)

My method is to manage my "advertising" manually. It is best to outsource the task to a VA, or Virtual Assistant, but you can easily do it yourself as well.

Here you will find an example, which is a request I posted on the Job Board at our original forum:


This campaign was meant to do two things: create buzz and get traffic, and get quality relevant inbound links to one of those two pages. I paid various amounts to each person that took the task, depending on how they mentioned the link and where.

The perk to this method is that you are buying permanent links. A link within a blog post for example, doesn't get removed if you don't pay a monthly bill. And links within the content area of a page carry more weight than links in a sidebar or an ad unit - in regards to SEO.

Let me know if you have any questions :)