19 Jun 2009

Links for Sale – PR9 Links only $300 / Month!

Links for Sale – PR9 Links only $300 / Month

I was speaking with a client in a highly competitive industry yesterday. He’s a reformed link buyer – hasn’t bought a link in 7 months. The only problem is that all of his competitors are buying links and kicking his ass for some key phrases.

He wanted to know what could be done about this injustice. I told him to root for Microsoft to acquire Yahoo, and Bing to be a huge success. Until Google has a serious competitor in the search space, they will continue to be our internet overlords.

Wouldn’t it be great if Google had to treat SEO’s & webmasters like customers, rather than “Operators of Interest?”  I think it’s a pretty sad state when it is “excellent news” that Google now actually notifies a webmaster when they have processed a reconsideration request. Excellent news? More like BFD.

Here’s how I believe the reconsideration request should work:

  • Webmaster fully and truthfully completes a reconsideration request Wizard  which walks the webmaster through the  Google webmaster guidelines & highlights common compliance issues
  • Google Immediately acknowledges receipt of the request and has 10 business days to respond
  • The response, at minimum, informs the webmaster what areas of his site do not conform to the guidelines and what penalty has been assessed.
  • Google informs the webmaster that his penalty will be removed within X days/weeks/months after coming into compliance.

That, my friends, would be excellent news.

Wait a second……….. you didn’t come here to read my rant on Google – you want that Juicy PR9 link, right?  Well, as a reformed link buyer, I figured I should probably check out the link buying scene that my client was discussing. That led me to a popular forum, where I found this:

pr9 link selling 300$

Listed: Yesterday
Description: i’m selling hacked pr9 website. price 300$ i will guarantee you .
admin @ xxx. com  add me msn please.

Hmm… that looks kind of interesting. Not that I would do it myself, but interesting enough to add this Chap to my MSN and got an immediate response. He was happy to provide me with the url  (A government page) and even a discount. He would drop the price to $250 for 10+ links. Hmm… not bad, especially considering the following exchange, excerpted directly from my chat window:

XXX says:
where are u from
Chuck says:
XXX says:
XXX says:
did you come in turkey ?
Chuck says:
XXX says:
XXX says:
if you will buy pr9 backlink.. you will get a pr10.

Wow. I’ve been at this SEO thing for a few years now, but didn’t realize until today that buying a PR9 link would get me a PR 10!

So what do you think – will this guy get rich off his hacked PR9 pages? Would you buy one?


Disclaimer: We Build Pages does not condone buying links under any circumstances – let alone on hacked pages.

Jim’s note: When Chuck told me the title of this post I about fell over laughing so hard… oh what a terrible tease of a post title.

FYI, for those wondering, We Build Pages doesn’t buy or sell links anymore.  We can, however, sell you content that may attract some great links.


  1. Herb Pagano Jr June 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM


    As I read your exchange with XXX, this conversation from 1984’s “This Is Spinal Tap” came to mind.

    Nigel: “The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and…

    Marty: “Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?

    Nigel: “Exactly.

    Marty: “Does that mean it’s louder? Is it any louder?

    Nigel: “Well, it’s one louder, isn’t it? It’s not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You’re on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you’re on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?

    Marty: “I don’t know.

    Nigel: “Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?

    Marty: “Put it up to eleven.

    Nigel: “Eleven. Exactly. One louder.

    Marty: “Why don’t you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?”

    Nigel: [pause] “These go to eleven.”

    (Of course, I Googled to get exact dialogue …)

  2. Andy Beard June 23, 2009 at 3:22 PM

    Hat tip… index,nofollow on the blog? Tell the ninja monkey tinkering with the WP plugins not to mess with them 😉 Easily done though most people would never spot it.

  3. AjiNIMC (of SEOforClients.com) June 25, 2009 at 1:24 AM

    Very common! I stumble upon many of such conversation esp at Interviews …. I know few of these guys who build websites just to sell links, they are paid INR 7000 per month in any company, they create a website and sell links $5*100 = $500 = $500*50 = INR 25,000, huge for them.

  4. Shout SEO June 30, 2009 at 4:01 AM

    I dont believe in buying links. If you provide the best content and create links naturally, you will rank highly.

  5. Jignesh Gohel July 2, 2009 at 6:23 AM

    this is very funny, being a part of online industry since last 4 years, i used to get such emails every day. you will find plenty of thread at various forums like digitalpoint, claiming high PR links at cheap rate.

    I personally feel that, link should be natural, i am regular reader of your blog.

  6. Sam Mudra July 10, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    This is happening till date. I used to get lots of emails with such idiotic claims. There are popular forums and sites where we always see these types of ads with lots of colors. Even now, you can get lots of dofollow backlinks at just $5. Funny aha. Be aware of them. Be sure, if you go for them it will do more harm than good in long run.

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