January 15, 2006

PR still powerful

I recently received a submission to http://www.jtrotta.com/Internet/Web-directories/Free-inclusion so I reviewed the site, approved it, and sent a paypal money request for 19.90.

I got an email: "Too expensive for PR 3 link. I am ready to pay 9.90." I explained that Jtrotta.com is somewhat exclusive. After all a page with 3 links on it is many times better in terms of link popularity than a page with 40 links on it.

Anyway this just goes to show you that people judge a link's value based on a page's Google PageRank and that at least one webmaster finds 19.90 too expensive for a permanent link on what is now a PR 3 page. Of course even if PR were very important (and in this case I think the number of outbound links has to be considered more important) it is transient, not a good way to measure the value of a permanent link since it is so volatile.

Posted by James Trotta at January 15, 2006 5:17 AM


You are damn right with that! People should consider either traffic or value of a link rather than the page's pagerank... anyway some will never learn it!

Posted by: Sebastian at January 25, 2006 2:59 PM

Question I have, do realy directories generate traffice for your site: And what directories do you recomend...

Posted by: tony scott at February 20, 2006 11:20 PM

PR bleed DOES matter. If the page only has three links on it, then in theory it should be worth more (at least in this snapshot of time) than a page with 40 links. I guess when paying for inclusion into a directory, it is a risk that the webmaster takes in how fast that particular catagory will fill up with links.

Not sure what this guy was thinking. Anyway, thanks for the post.

Posted by: Jason Vance at February 27, 2006 6:31 PM
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