All good SEO consultants know for a site to do well for competitive SERPs that page/site needs links (as many as possible please ). Some sites have no problems gaining text links naturally, but many small businesses struggle to compete for Google SERPs due to a lack of quality links.
And so purchasing text links has sprouted a thriving niche SEO industry which has it’s own set of pitfalls.
Buying text links is a touchy subject in the SEO community. The white hat SEO consultants think it’s a blackhat SEO technique and so frown on it’s use and the blackhat SEO’s know if done correctly buying text links can help a sites performance long term.
Google Knee Caps Text Link Buyers
Google is actively taking steps to thwart text link buyers, so move cautiously and be aware what a lot of SEO consultants call the sandbox effect could be Google taking steps to hurt text link sellers/buyers.
If you read the sandbox effect page above you’ll see we think the sandbox is an artifact caused by Google staggering text link benefit from new links. Where it used to take around 3 months for links to work well, now it takes more than 9 months.
A link buyer will purchase text links for say 3 months and find no change in rankings, do they throw more money away or assume text links don’t work?
If they do give it another 3 months (3 years ago having decent links for 6 months meant almost guaranteed good rankings) they again find little improvement and definitely move on! Had they waited 9+ months their rankings could (no real guarantees in SEO) have increased significantly.
Buying Text Links is a Long Term Investment
When purchasing text links you must think long term (a year minimum) as otherwise you are wasting your time and money.
Knowing this it makes purchasing text links less desirable when it cost $30 to $50 (actual text link prices taken from the inventory pages of a popular text link broker) for just one PR5 link and ridiculous fees for PR7+ links!
How can a business pay thousands of pounds/dollars a year on text links that won’t work well for at least 9 months and may never work (there’s never a guarantee with SEO)???
The answer is they shouldn’t pay excessive prices for text links for the reasons stated above. Fortunately we sell text links that are affordable to even a modest online business.
For a text links quote fill out the form at the bottom of our Buy Cheap Text Links page.