I'm going to tell you a story,
one of finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
If you have been with me for awhile, and by awhile I mean since 2010, you remember that all of my public properties, WebMarketingNow.com, SEORevolution.com and my ex-wife's old floral business, RachaelWestDesigns.com, and four other affiliates sites all had PageRank 7. Legit PageRank 7.
While I did buy a ton of links from Text Link Ads and run a dozen instances of Scrapebox 24x7, none of those spamming techniques got the sites above a PageRank 5.
And I found it by accident.
It was an Apache help site run by a husband and wife. Their site was discovered doing research on a complicated redirect we were doing for an affiliate campaign. Their tutorial worked like a charm. So, I contacted them and said, "Hey, you saved me a ton of time, can I say "thank you" in some way?"
After an awkward exchange, I just cut to the chase, "How much is your hosting?" They said their server was $300 a month. "Done," was my reply. They were shocked. "At least let us give you credit for sponsoring us." I didn't realize we were doing a "sponsoring deal" but... okay. They posted a nice little note on their site about me and linked to my WebMarketingNow.com site.
The next update it went from a PR5 to a PR7, and the solid rankings all went up. What?!?!?
So I contacted them and said, "I am going to up my fee to you to $1,000 a month, and I want you to add these six sites to this page, is that acceptable?"
They said, "Of course!" And I said if anyone contacts them about sponsoring, they have to let me know. They agreed.
Every single site it linked to went up to a PR7.
Every. Single. One.
I had found My Holy Grail.
The problem was, I didn't own The Holy Grail, and as business goes, money talks and eventually a bigger player stepped in and bought the site. I was on the outside looking in again.
That was in 2012. So I set out to find my own. I thought I found it in the summer of 2016 when I paid a hefty fee for an expired domain with a link from Ogilvy, yes, David Ogilvy's business. And the link was not from a subpage, it was from their homepage!
However, after investing over $50k in buying the site and rebuilding all the old content, the site's ranking never came back.
I can't tell you how pissed off I was.
Then it happened
I placed a few links on a sub-page of that site to an affiliate site, and the rankings shot upward as did the authority of the affiliate site.
I found an actual Holy Grail - the site itself does not rank, but the authority is so strong the sites it links to rank. To think I almost overlooked it, when I couldn't get it to recover for it's own main keywords, when it's real power is the juice it passes when linking out.
Just like my original Holy Grail. Except I own this one.
Since this group is family, here is the offer, plain and simple:
get a link to your site from this power domain for $500 for an entire year (yes, it will renew). Not $1k a month, $500 for the year.
So, how good is the domain? What am I actually getting?
Ah, I love the follow-up questions. Always make sure you know what you are getting and never fully trust anyone, even when it is me. I have taught you well.
Check out this screenshot from aHrefs:
Keep in mind that the links coming from my private network are blocked from aHrefs, so the numbers are all lower than they really are. The most impressive metric here is the aHrefs Rank. That should be a jaw-dropping number for you.
Let's look at a different site that is close in the DR metric, and which sells for $590 per year.
The Rank is so much lower and the backlinks and referring domains are a joke in comparison to my Holy Grail. Which one would you rather get a link from?
Of course, Spots are limited.
It's not marketing bullshit, but actual, real deal scarcity. There is a small number of spots available, and they will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. You wouldn't want a link from a page that links out to 10,000 other sites, right? No. So the slots are limited. They'll go quickly.
P.S., P.P.S., and P.P.P.S.
There is no P.S.
There's no upsell or downsell either.
That's my little way of saying "thank you" and respecting your intelligence.
Sure, there are add-ons I can offer you, like a full page write-up on the site, but if you want something like that I know you'll just let me know on the purchase confirmation page, and we can go from there.
No reason to shove it down your throat.
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