Being Offered Money for a Backlink

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This may sound like a no brainer, but I am wondering if anyone has had this experience of being offered money for a backlink *within a post*.

Someone e-mailed me and asked if I was interested in putting a link of their company in one of my blog posts. They said they would be willing to pay me about $100 for it.

It's an one time payment and not an advertising deal where you have to put a banner or link on the homepage. It's just a link within one of my posts.

They said they are trying to promote their website and get backlinks.

Is there a catch? Sounds too easy.
#backlink #money #offered
  • Profile picture of the author yjtung
    They probably have a good sized budget and are trying build up their link profile from higher PR sites for SEO purposes. As long as their company aligns with your website brand/voice/niche, and you can create a related blog post around their site, I'd say go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author cititoru
    Try and find out what website is this about? May be genuine.
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  • Profile picture of the author WriterWahm
    Yep, it happens. Most times not as much as $100 ... although I'm sure bloggers like Darren Rowse of ProBlogger and John Chow get much more than that for a backlink. So go for it! But make sure they don't force you to keep that post on the front page of your blog for eternity.

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  • Profile picture of the author Charanjit
    Originally Posted by fpdeziner View Post

    I think someone is trying to make you fool.first check the link of his web site.OR this also possible that company have good budget and they want to make their list for SEO purpose.
    Has no idea what they are talking about, I have done a lot of these in the past and continue doing so for huge multinational companies, multinationals will all ways have a media agency acting on their behalf, I am getting around $200 per blog post. These guys have huge budgets, one of my latest buyers were Aviva - UK Life, Home & Car Insurance Provider. Quote Direct. What they normally ask for is a related post (100% unique) with an anchor on the second or third paragraph.

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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Paid links ....urrgh.

    So what happens when the source gets spanked and you're linking to them?

    I guess it's your site, your call.

    If anything, make it nofollow.

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