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Is it worth buying a link for $199 from business.com??

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by Husam, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hi all
    The link will go on a 5PR page... but is it worth paying the $199/year for it?
    Did anyone buy any link from them before, and was it worth the $199?
    Your view is appreciated
    SEMrush
     
    Husam, Aug 28, 2007 IP
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  2. William

    William Well-Known Member

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    #2
    Whats the position of the link?
    How much traffic does the site get?
    How related to yours is the site?
    How many other links are there on the site?
    What kind of cpm do you get, IS the traffic you would get worth 199$
     
    William, Aug 28, 2007 IP
  3. Husam

    Husam Peon

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    #3
    Thank you for your reply
    •The link will probably be at the bottom of the page,
    •The page is very related to my site
    •There are maybe 500 paid and non paid links on the page
     
    Husam, Aug 28, 2007 IP
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    #4
    It depends on what you want, do you want traffic from that site or page rank etc so that you get more search engine traffic? If you want more search engine traffic I would look at spending that on 3 or 4 other directories http://www.avivadirectory.com/strongest-directories/
     
    netstorm, Aug 28, 2007 IP
  5. aaron_nimocks

    aaron_nimocks Im kind of a big deal Staff

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    FYI, if you submit there and dont pay they will send you an email in about a week telling you to continue with the submission for 20% off. So if you do submit and dont have a coupon code just do what I said to save you $40.
     
    aaron_nimocks, Aug 28, 2007 IP
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    rentdn Well-Known Member

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    #6
    I think it worth , 199$ for a year at PR5 site is not expensive
     
    rentdn, Aug 28, 2007 IP
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    #7
    It depends on your site.

    Commercial sites that struggle to attract links should go for it. Blogs shouldn't bother.
     
    mad4, Aug 28, 2007 IP
  8. William

    William Well-Known Member

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    #8
    I wouldn't buy it for the pr but thetrust it passes can help increase your ranking.
     
    William, Aug 28, 2007 IP
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    mightyb Banned

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    This is what im worried about. If this is the case, its not worth it.
     
    mightyb, Aug 28, 2007 IP
  10. Husam

    Husam Peon

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    #10
    Thank you all for your feedback
    We already getting very good paid traffic (PPC) from business.com, we only need to increase our page rank and we thought it will be good to us in term of SEO.

    I think we will go for it…

    Does anyone know where to get coupon code for business.com?

    Thanks
     
    Husam, Aug 28, 2007 IP
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    Gatorade Peon

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    #11
    If you have the money, go for it. You might also consider getting a link in the yahoo directory.

    I don't know where to get any coupon codes but aaron nimicks suggestion looked great.
     
    Gatorade, Aug 28, 2007 IP
  12. Connie937

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    #12
    Use *Aviva* for the promotional code
     
    Connie937, Aug 28, 2007 IP
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    superbitz Well-Known Member

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    #13
    I personally include the Business.com submission as a part of all my new and existing link building clients. The links are very authoritative and provide more then one backlink upon purchase. I use Yahoo Site Explorer to monitor how fast purchased links actually show up and everytime with Business.com, the new links present within 72 hours.
     
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    webcosmo Notable Member

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    #14
    Business.com is a very well reputed site. If your site is commercial then YES. Otherwise NO.
     
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #15
    I would say it's not worth it based on this fact.
     
    dcristo, Aug 28, 2007 IP
  16. YouReview

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    #16
    If you're on a tight budget, I only recommend buying links in web directories if your niche is very competitive. I've been successful in less competitive niches w/o spending any money on links or directories.
     
    YouReview, Aug 28, 2007 IP
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    #17
    Nice link, thanks for that one. Though the list is mostly paid, many do have some nice juice, and less dilution due to the hundreds of links per page that free dir's typically have.
     
    hamish, Aug 28, 2007 IP
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    trichnosis Prominent Member

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    #18
    in my opinion, it does not worth.

    you can use that money buying high pr blog posts or the other cheap directory submission
     
    trichnosis, Aug 28, 2007 IP
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    #19
    Page having more than 100 outbound link treated as spam.
     
    FreeTraffic, Sep 23, 2007 IP
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    #20
    no way id pay that much even for PR5 site
     
    mark123456, Sep 23, 2007 IP