Will I be penalized by Google for buying or selling text links?
While no one can predict what Google will do in the future (except Google), our experience has shown that advertisers that are smart about their link campaigns and purchase advertisements on similarly related websites based on traffic and overall quality will receive positive results in Google as well as all other major search engines.
Publishers are encouraged to publish only links to similarly related websites that are unique, free of heavy advertising, and are generally of good overall quality. Publishers are also strongly urged to limit the number of outbound links on each page to under 20. Following these guidelines should ensure that both advertiser and publisher remain in good standing with Google and any other search engine.
How are the links displayed?
Currently, all links are manually inspected, approved, and published. Publisher will receive notification that a text link advertisement has been purchased on their site, they will log in to review the advertisement details, they will review the advertisers site to ensure that they will be linking to a related site of good quality. If they accept the purchase, they will manually publish the link on their site. If they decline the advertisement, the subscription will be canceled, and the advertiser's payment will be refunded.
How will I receive payment?
We offer Paypal as our only payment method. In the future, we plan to offer alternative methods of accepting and providing payment.
When will I receive payment?
Payments are set to be processed shortly after the first month after your account balance reaches the minimum payout of $25.
Can I sell my links on other brokers?
Yes. We have no restrictions on where you sell your links. We only ask that when we contact you regarding a link placement, you respond promptly, so that our advertisers can get answers quickly.
How many links can be sold on a website?
We recommend that there are no more than 10 sitewide links on a site, and no more than 20 outbound links on any page. This isn't a strict requirement, but it is strongly recommended to both advertisers and publishers.
Are the links on one page, or sitewide?
Links can be either homepage only, or sitewide. Both are set at the same price.
What happens if the PR of a website changes?
PR monitoring is the responsibility of the advertiser. We'll make it easier by updating advertising catalog periodically, but advertisers are always recommended to monitor the backlinks they pay for, and cancel their subscriptions if they are unhappy with performance measures.
Why text link advertisements instead of banners?
It's simple really. The more backlinks you build to your website, the more popular your website is, and the better your website will perform in search engine results pages. Also, over the last few years, people on the internet have developed what advertisers describe as 'ad blind spots', meaning that their eyes automatically skip over certain advertisements, like banner ads. Text link advertisements are one way to to boost the number of times you ad is actually read.
Can publishers as well as advertisers cancel link subscriptions?
Advertisers can cancel subscriptions at any time. When this happens, the publisher is required to leave the advertisement up until the next due date. When a publisher cancels a subscription, they are required to provide us with 14 days notice, so that we can ensure that the advertiser receives what they have paid for. Failure to meet these requirements may result in the publisher losing their last payment.
How do I add my sites to your catalog?
To add a site to our catalog, click Add a new Link at the top of the catalog page. Remember that all sites must be approved before they become viable to advertisers.
Approval generally takes 24-48 hours.