September 30, 2006

Google PR updating and selling PR

I got some spam today from a webmaster excited that his site's PR is going up. Now he can raise prices:

Thank you for your continued support to where one of the websites you have listed is:
As you may or may not be aware, Google has begun their page rank update, and fortunately has begun to see an increase to a Page Rank 5.

This is will lead to advertising prices increasing on our website, however we have a special offer for all of our clients.

Until Google update all their datacenters with the new PR, we will offer all clients the chance to buy advertisng at the current lower monthly rate shown below.

Header Sitewide Link: $17.5
Footer Sitewide Link: $12.5
Sitewide Banner Ad: $30
Homepage Link : $10
Category Link: $5

It amazes me that people still get excited about PR updates and that they base their prices on PR. Hasn't it proved to be mostly useless over the past year?

Posted by James Trotta at 5:50 PM | Comments (1)

September 10, 2006

Buying text links from users on webmaster forums

I've noticed that bigger companies / sites will use text link brokers like Linkworth when buying links, but that individulas will buy from other individuals. Small webmasters like myself spend their time bargain hunting and don't want to give a broker 30% or more.

But what kinds of links can you buy on webmaster forums like Digital Point? It seems to me that the ones that sell are the cheap ones, not the quality ones. You've got people selling cheap PR 7 homepage links. However, link placement is poor (buried on one side of the footer) and the reason links are cheap is because there are so many links on the page.

I wonder if webmasters are going about this the right way, buying the cheapest possible links.

Posted by James Trotta at 12:53 PM | Comments (0)

September 3, 2006

Avoid Endurance hosting, check out Frog Engine Directory

Well I'm back in action. It took me longer than I thought becase my not so great host powweb was bought out by the even worse web host Endurance. They really screwed up my site hosted with them (not this one) a week ago and they still haven't fixed it. In fact they've stopped talking to me altogether. Endurance = evil. Stay away from them or any host they own (they've acquired a few).

Anyway, back to blogging. My friend's search directory is offering permanent links for only 10 bucks each but this is a limited time offer (I don't know how limited, maybe he'll comment here and let us know). But anyway, you can pay 10 bucks now or more later. I know which one is better for me so you'll see my sites in Frog Engine...

Posted by James Trotta at 5:18 PM | Comments (1)

September 1, 2006

Let's test out my new host and updated MT

Well I've moved from my old host to a new one and in the process from MT 2.64 to 3.31 or whatever we're at now. If you can see this post then my blog works and I'll be back in action blogging about text link advertising and other forms of online marketing soon.

Posted by James Trotta at 7:15 AM | Comments (1)