October 17, 2004

Selling text links through LinkWorth

I recently signed up for LinkWorth. I registered my New York Giants blog, and am asking 15.00 for a homepage link and 75.00 for sitewide links. The blog is PR 5 (although LinkWorth has their own system for determining link popularity) and gets over 200 unique visitors/day. LinkWorth takes a 30% commission if they send any customers my way.

My blog seems to be the most reasonably priced sports site. I went through the links for sale and sites with less link popularity and less traffic than mine usually wanted 15.00 just for a sub page! If you're looking to buy text links, I would sign up and take a look, but shop around before you buy. I think a lot of webmasters are overestimating the value of their links.

Posted by James Trotta at October 17, 2004 3:20 AM


I also registered with a very low price, it seems to be difficult to sell links. I think it's better than none for a content site anyway.

Posted by: kl at October 18, 2004 2:20 AM

It is difficult for small sites to sell links. Many times the advertisers are big and want to deal with other big sites. However, I think my Giants site stands a chance as it's ideal for ticket sellers.

Posted by: James Trotta at October 22, 2004 1:42 PM

Too friggin hard to make a living on it this way. And what do you have when you get done? A site that is actually worth anything. Hell no! You have a site that as a bunch of bullshite links that have no user value and will probably be discounted by the SEs over the next year... if they stay there that long.

It seems that most of these people do not understand the linking process or what is afoot with search engines. They also fail to state the fundamental question/answers such as how many links per page will be afforded, how long has the page in question retained its PR, and how long with this link last? Is it $300 per month or $300 for a lifetime?

Posted by: SH at November 9, 2004 4:07 AM

SH I think you miss the point based on your comments. I happened across this page after finding my affiliate link for linkworth in google. I figured I would chime in with my own experiences.

SH, a site takes money to run and when you do not sell anything, the end result is money out of your pocket. I have a blog that I do for fun and it's nothing big, but I spend a lot of time on it to clear my thoughts by writing. I currently have 25 text ads on my site, all related to my theme and it serves a great source of additional information for my readers.

Based on your comments, you seem to be stuck on the value of pagerank. You claim "people do not understand the linking process or what is afoot with search engines", yet here it is almost 5 months since you made your post and it appears linkworth is getting bigger and bigger.

Maybe you had a bad experience with them, but the only reason I could see that happening is if you overpriced your website. I've talked with a couple of other webmasters that use linkworth and they are making enough money to cover all expenses for their sites with a little extra in their pockets. I even make 3 times as much as that damn adsense junk. So I guess my point is, you are way wrong in your comments.

Posted by: sammy at March 25, 2005 6:36 AM

I have two sites. One is a PR5 and the other is a PR4 and I have text link space available. Would you like to make an offer?




Posted by: Michael at May 3, 2005 5:44 PM
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