Removing links has become a lucrative business
Links can be a steady source of traffic, so retaining them is advisable in many cases.
Certain search engines have been penalizing website owners for unnatural links and threatening to deindex websites if the links are not removed. Instead, they should focus on understanding why people build websites, why and how content is created , linking patterns. Until one has a few websites, it is difficult to understand the many aspects, building links, getting traffic to a website , monetization.
Links can be classified into different categories based on the type of website.
1. Links for traffic
2. Links for SEO
3. “Free” links
4. Paid links
Many times, the so called “Free” links can be the most expensive in terms of time and effort for the site owner, since they have to appear to be free.
A bulk buyer of domains is looking for returns on investment, regular payouts. The higher the traffic to the domain, the more the revenue and the content used may be automatically generated or manually written.
The below thread explains how some buyers alternate between parking and developing domains.
The greatest advantages of selling directly is that you are in touch with your customers, and get an opportunity to understand their requirement. In real life, people buy and pay only if they have a genuine requirement, for a product or service. However, on certain websites, many buyers have been making payments without sending their inputs. They some times do not even reply to repeated requests by email and PM for more details of the advertising.
This creates a problem for the seller, as they have to wait indefinitely for inputs or leave the item unshipped, while the listing usually specifies a shipping time. The value of each item is also low , usually between $0.99 to 2.99 . It also seems to be part of a deliberate campaign launched by anonymous people with vested interests .
Till a few months ago, building links was a widely used technique to promote a website. Many websites used article directories and submissions to build links to websites. They sometimes used public blog networks to build backlinks, and the blog owners usually published these articles for free. Today these links are considered “unnatural” by at least one major search engine and link removal requests are being sent to blog/website owners.
If the link is not removed, the website is to be reported . Most websites spent a lot of money on link building initially, are they willing to spend some money on link removal? Only time will tell.
How are these article distribution methods different from press release services? Companies worldwide pay public relations agencies to promote their brand, product or services, how is article marketing different?
In recent years, as the number of pages on the internet has increased, PPC advertising revenues for many websites have decreased substantially
Text Link advertising can be a source of some revenue, but only for those who have worked with the different ad networks.
With Backlinks.com, if your website is PR0 or deindexed, it is deleted from their inventory.A text link on a PR1 or PR2 website pays $0.5 or $1 / month but there is no guarantee that even a single text link will be sold on a particular website in a year.
Other text link ad networks like Linkworth.com, TNX.net have different screening criteria,and there is a lot of unsold inventory. Selling advertising directly is also an option to be explored and is the best long term solution.
However, the webmaster expenses like domain registration/renewal fees (approx. $9/year) are fixed.
Web hosting costs per website depend on web hosting optimization skills.
For PPC advertising from networks like Infolinks, the Infolinks logo is clearly displayed on the ads, so the network takes responsibility for the ads displayed, but for text link advertising, the ad network is invisible to the visitor to the website.
If a webmaster believes that false rumours are being spread by the ad network (they have managed to convince powerful people by fabricating lies ) or there is a lot of uncertainty (the domains/websites may be transferred or forcibly sold to someone else), it is best to let most of the domains expire and wait till conditions improve. The monthly revenue decreases , but so do the considerable domain renewal fees paid to the registrar and registry.
In another post, we will provide proof with screenshots of how Inforum.in admin , moderators and users go all out to protect the identity of a person who makes false accusations. In other industries, proof is important, especially for a financial transaction, why is it not the case for websites?
PPC, CPM, text link advertising all are promotional methods, used to increase the level of awareness of a particular product. This interesting article covers the use of blog posts / text link advertising for Google Chrome.
In countries where ecommerce has taken off and people are comfortable buying online, a website owner will focus on traffic to the website and sales. In other countries, when you start a website or blog you consider the demand for a particular product , the government regulations and then take a decision accordingly.
So many link sellers are from Eastern Europe and Indonesia.
In a bid to get the ever elusive links, many website owners offer guest posts to bloggers. In some cases, the guest posts are automatically published using an article distribution service. The blogger has to provide a user name and password for the guest posts. However, some time these permissions are misused to publish unlimited number of articles, some with questionable content.