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    Red face Natural Link Exchange Pages?


    Hey guys,
    I didnt get a chance to go to the SES conference but I have read a lot of different articles etc. on the topic. I have not, however, run into any that mentioned the "link exchange pages that look very natural to Google" that this email mentions. Let me give a bit of background info though. I am looking at purchasing 25 permanent links a month from textlinkbrokers.com. Now I emailed the guy for more information regarding the links (where they would be placed, how they would look, what kind of input I got as to the anchor text etc) and he sends me back this email
    Originally Posted by textlinkbrokers.com guy
    The permanent links do contain a short 1 to 2 sentence description on your website in addition to your link text. The pages which these links would appear on what Google considers to be <b>link exchange pages</b>, and are relevant to your specific industry. <b>This type of linking appears to be very natural to Google, and has even been recommended by them in the SES conference held in San Jose earlier this month.<b>
    (emphasis added by me)

    Now to me it sounds like my links will all go on pages people have entitled "Link Exchange" or maybe just normal links pages but either way I dont know how much benefit I would get from these links. And, I certainly dont think that the link exchange pages would look "very natural to Google". Am I off base here? I could use some different perspectives on this one. Thanks guys!
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    *..would appear on what Google considers to be link exchange pages..*

    Not sure why they highlight that, it's not as if G gives them extra weight or anything.
    They need to clarify whether it's a topical links page from a directory, or if the page itself has content relevant to the links that will be added...
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    Look at this from a different perspective. Which types of pages do you consider to be unspammed? I mean: if you saw a link on some page, in which cases would you say to yourself: "this is a genuine, unsolicited link"?

    Would the textlinkbrokers thing fit? Maybe it would...
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    Originally Posted by glengara
    *..would appear on what Google considers to be link exchange pages..*

    Not sure why they highlight that, it's not as if G gives them extra weight or anything.
    They need to clarify whether it's a topical links page from a directory, or if the page itself has content relevant to the links that will be added...
    That was kind of my confusion. The mention of the SES conference piqued my curiosity though. To me if I were selling links I would downplay the fact that they will be placed on a links page you know?
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    Originally Posted by Wit
    Look at this from a different perspective. Which types of pages do you consider to be unspammed? I mean: if you saw a link on some page, in which cases would you say to yourself: "this is a genuine, unsolicited link"?

    Would the textlinkbrokers thing fit? Maybe it would...
    True, but if they appear on a directory page or just a links page or something I dont know if it would be worth it.
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    randfish was at SES - where are you randfish?
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    Yeah, lots of people were... not me of course but lots of people were lol.
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    I emailed the guy back asking for an example URL and whether or not the pages had topical content or not. We will see.... something just isnt sitting right with me on this. I hope I am wrong and we can pull the trigger but I am skeptical.

    Will post their response whenever I get it.
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    Originally Posted by WeRASkitzzo
    something just isnt sitting right with me on this.
    Yeah, me either...
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    links in content pages will be worth more. Most authority sites have no resource or link pages at all.
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    Here's an update guys. They sent me this url
    http://www.allaroundthemall.com/Depts/Motor.htm
    as an example. Besides being a BUTT ugly site it seems to have a lot of links and not much if any related content. This would work out to roughly $30 for each link. Do you guys think itd be worth it?
    Last edited by WeRASkitzzo; Aug 18th, 2005 at 05:24 PM.
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    Hmmm ... $30 ?
    The first paid option is a listing in the highly visible top section of the appropriate category of your choice with title link and description. The cost is $9.95 per month (U.S. Dollars).
    Nice markup ...

    At $30 bucks per month ... I got a few PR-4 link pages!
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    If that's an example of the pages your links will feature on, RUN.
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    Originally Posted by rtchar
    Hmmm ... $30 ?
    Nice markup ...

    At $30 bucks per month ... I got a few PR-4 link pages!
    Well they are permanent links. One time fee. If the page folds up or becomes bad they move it to a new site.
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    Originally Posted by glengara
    If that's an example of the pages your links will feature on, RUN.
    But yes, I would agree that this page sucks and wouldn't benefit me much.
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