Paid Links - the Scoop

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Do paid links work?Psst... Do paid links work? Will you go to hell if you buy links for your web site?

Take a quick peek over at my SEO Diva post Paid Link Marketing - Gasp! to find out.

After a year of silence on the subject, you may be surprised to learn what the SEO Diva really thinks of paid links.

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Konnie Mac McCarthy
McLean, VA
Associate Broker - VA & MD

Hey Kay long time no see...I just a guy over to your blog today..he was an SEO newbie (like I am some sort of expert :) :)

Oct 14, 2008 01:05 PM #1
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

In this state of the market, any idea of anything paid makes you shrudder. Of course, if was strange for me to read it, as it was liek a no-no.

Oct 14, 2008 03:28 PM #2
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Kay Frenzer-Zeeh
Buzz Marketing Pros - Chandler, AZ
Real Estate SEO

@Konnie - thanks for sending him over! Stop by yourself sometimes :)

@Jon - I felt like a real rebel writing the article lol!

Oct 14, 2008 03:59 PM #3
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Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hey Kay,

Thanks, I'll check it out. I've been following you for a while.

Oct 14, 2008 05:03 PM #4
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Kay Frenzer-Zeeh
Buzz Marketing Pros - Chandler, AZ
Real Estate SEO

@Lynda - that's great! Be sure to sign up for my RSS Feed.

Oct 14, 2008 05:08 PM #5
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Jeff Clancy Gig Harbor Real Estate Agent
Better Properties Gig Harbor - Gig Harbor, WA

Interesting post. It beats the magazine ads.

Oct 14, 2008 07:20 PM #6
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Ron Wysocarski
The Wyse Home Team / The Wyse Condo Team - Port Orange, FL
Real Estate Agent, Pricing Specialist, Daytona Bch

You caught my eye on this , and yes I did click and read. Thanks for your perspective.

Oct 15, 2008 01:09 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Christina Strommen Stevens
Realty Associates, Team Stevens - Galveston, TX

It depends on the page rank and link type.  I have never paid for links and been page one on goggle, yahoo all our websites life.  I refuse to even pay for yahoo indexing which I see as a mistake but it annoys me to no end.

Food for thought. If is is a service that charges you for a link, google might know about it and not count any ranking towards it. If it is under the radar then it can work.

Oct 15, 2008 08:57 AM #8
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Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Professional

Where have I been?  I've never even heard of paid links! Very fascinating and it just may be the answer to some things that have puzzled me.  How can I learn more?

Oct 16, 2008 05:22 PM #9
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Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Very timely post Kay… my SEO advisor is just starting to buy us some back links.  Says we needed to give our website a boost up..  we’ll see I’ve always been against it but will keep an open mind and watch for a few months.

Your Raleigh Realtors

Oct 22, 2008 08:06 AM #10
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Kerry Lucasse
eXp Realty - Nest Atlanta Team - Atlanta, GA
Your Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant

Great post, Kay -- I use Google AdWords, social networking sites, etc, but I am not sure where you would even go to buy links... and once you find them, how to you know if they will work for your site.

Oct 23, 2008 05:34 PM #11
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Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty
Leolinda Realty - Surprise, AZ
Sun City Grand, Sun City West, Corte Bella

Interesting post.  I use AdWords and to my goodle analytics it is working but I personally think that it is just a waste of money.

Sun City West Real Estate

Oct 26, 2008 05:17 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner
Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners - Orlando, FL
Chris Brown 407.367.2974

i have kicked this around myself and am not sure what to do...

 

chris the implementer

Oct 27, 2008 03:03 AM #13
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Ryan Martin
Windermere Real Estate / Whatcom Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Commercial RE Broker

Alight Kay, I am coming over to your blog to comment. I just wanted to drop you a note here first :)

Oct 29, 2008 03:54 AM #14
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Nakia Evans
Urban Living Realty LLC - Baltimore, MD
Baltimore MD, Flat Fee MLS Services & HUD Homes

I'm still very new to SEO and didn't even know there were paid links out there.  I should also add that I'm a rebel and not afraid to try something taboo:-)

Oct 29, 2008 01:23 PM #15
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R.E. Renée Hoover, Salesperson
Century 21 Geba Realty, Milford, PA; Licensed in PA & NYS - Milford, PA
Poconos, Pike, Wayne, Monroe Counties, PA; PA/NYS

Do you consider joining different real estate or home construction network sites, paid links?  What's your opinion on this?  Thank you.

http://www.poconolandandhomes.com

 

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