March 24, 2007

Getting bloggers to write about your site and link to it

We all know that links in content are good. We know that one way links are good. We know that links which bring traffic to your site are good. We know how to get these types of links: blogs.

Webmasters and SEOs have some great tools for getting text links from blogs. Here are three in my personal order of preference:

V7n contextual - 20 bucks a link. The blogger writes whatever they want. You choose several anchor text combinations, links are "life of site". Links are not identified as ads. Blogs are screened before given assignments. Advertisers can't choose mimimum traffic or PR but the blogs tend to range from PR 3 to PR 5. Bloggers can say whatever they want about your site. The v7n guys are responsive to advertiser feedback.

Payperpost - Price varies. If you want a minimum PR or Alexa, you're going to pay. I don't particularly like their interface, but after a little fooling around you can get bloggers linking to you pretty easily. Plus you have loads of choices. Blogs are only required to maintain the link for 30 days but most leave them up forever. Sometimes payperpsot people respond to advertiser feedback, sometimes they ignore you.

Reviewme - Tends to be expensive but you can get higher quality blogs linking to you. There's no requirement to leave the links up as far as I can tell. There's no qulaity control so the review of your site might be completely wrong. One of my sites was treated very unfairly during on a review that cost me $250.

Posted by James Trotta at 6:44 AM | Comments (0)

March 5, 2007 half price trial discount is owned by Patrick Gavin, of The names are a bit similar and I was confused a bit at first, but is not to be confused with Jarrod Hunt's (in the comments on that post I link to he says he feels sorry for me because I'm too poor to pay for his overpriced links - I don't know why I feel like answering him now after all this time - actually I did comment on this once - but the fact is I haven't run out of better deals yet. You won't either if you read this blog).

So actually I've never used as Linkworth has been fine for me selling ad space (I really don't have much unsold space) and I do my buying personally, without a broker.

Anyway, has some popular blogs that charge a good bit of money to review your site. I chose three blogs and my total came to $700.00. Thanks to the discount, I only had to pay 350.00.

If you're curious about the markup here, the blogger gets half and reviewme gets half. However with the "trial" discount code I guess the blogger gets everything and gets nothing. Obviously that can't last forever so if you're going to try, now's the time. Pick your blogs, type in "trial", update your shopping cart, and pay.

Just know that bloggers don't have to review your blog. And they certainly seem to take their sweet time in deciding, at least with the three blogs I chose. So it may be a few days before you find out of your site is even getting reviewed.

Posted by James Trotta at 5:50 AM | Comments (0)