Usually when we think of high PR backlinks we think of Home Page Backlinks services, AKA HPBLs…
UPDATE TO POST:
buying pr backlinks = in vast majority of cases, high pr backlinks services and offerings for placement of your url on domains that possess the pr but not placing your backlinks on urls with high pr, (big, all the difference there)
For those who don’t know what HPBLs, they’re basically a slew of sites with PR, hopefully “good PR”, not “ready to be downgraded at any second PR” sites, and the goal of these sites, networks and services is to boost the “luv” and authority to the linked-to sites, to give high PR backlinks of VALUE and to give rankings boosts…
There’s also high PR backlinks services that deliver high PR backlinks via commenting and temporary links placements on sites, in some cases even directory submissions.
The issue with these types of high Page Rank services isn’t whether or not they’ll deliver the promised backlinks for you (they’ll be going out of business rather quickly if they don’t), but rather, the quality of the service, the inherent value of the high PR backlinks, once delivered, placed and accredited to your destination sites.
OBLs, outbound links- Some people opine that OBLs don’t matter, but the services I’ve tested revealed to me that less is more, so the less OBLs the better, at least from my personal experience with the 4-5 high PR /HBLs backlinks services I’ve tried, and am still using.
Page Rank quality- You can buy sites with Page Rank from auctions and set up your own network of High PR sites, but the danger here is that once ownership, WhoIs records, and even hosting providers changes, you could see a Page Rank drop. But there’s also the concern that when using a HPBLs service that they’ll be susceptible to this kind of thing too, therefore you’re putting faith in in their handling of and maintenance of those sites’ PR. Even if they DO maintain the PR, the sites quality might be junk.
Link givers’ site quality and history – how long has the site been in good standing, has domain ownership or hosting been transferred recently, therefore due for a drop or re assessment any time soon?
***Yes, I know these things can be guarded against using multiple hosting providers, different IP addresses, private registrations, etc..just saying that there’s a lot of little details that go into doing this correctly, and safely***
IBLs- InBound Links to the sites in this network (applicable to HPBLs).
Where are these sites getting their IBLs from, if any?
Are these sites, networks getting the high PR backlinks, if any, from the rest of their network? (look for an eventual mass de-indexation at some point)
Are these networks getting IBLs from other varied sources like any good trust worthy site would?
In my humble opinion, it’s the IBLs that matter most, because it stands to reason that good quality links and/or link juice to these sites means they’ll maintain their high PR backlink-giving capabilities. You need to have link juice in order to give link juice, yes?
** Disclosure: I don’t have my own network of high PR sites used for link juice passage. My opinion is limited to buying a few domains, and like an seo noob, doing dumb things with them that made their PR drop almost instantly, but I do use/rent these services out from time to time to ascertain what kind of effects they have, and what sites respond best to them (older, aged site respond best and make it to top 5 easier than newer sites)***
But WTF, aren’t we tired of talking about Page Rank, PR, getting high PR backlinks etc…? (apparently not)
Where’s the value to a high PR backlink, really? Well, it’s not really from PR “passage” but rather trust passage, that’s it, that’s all, nothing more. A site with PR is a site deemed trustworthy according to a search engine spider ‘s PR calculation, therefore PR backlinks are tantamount to passing of trust, and trust begets solid backlinks, which begets better rankings.
***You can get trust from a merit-based, editorial backlink, too, even if it’s not from a relevant site, of course an editorially given, merit-based natural backlink from a Relevant site would be best****
How to get High Page Rank Backlinks
There’s a ton of manual ways to do this and they’re slow and laborious
Link exchanges- Site owner A has a PR 2 url they’d put your backlink on, and you would link to one of their other sites using specified anchor text form one of your sites. Sometimes they’ll even ask you to provide an article, which they then add to their url’s existing content.
Blogroll exchanges, directory submissions, footer links, themes and templates sponsorships, – all self explanatory here I hope…
Guest blogging – Write a good article for a top quality site and hope that someday your article get a PR bump (but where’s the link luv and link juice?)
Blog commenting – find the high PR urls with comments open, see what you can get from this type of usually high OBLs link…
Testimonials- usually a low OBLs count here, just don’t sell your testes for a “testie” backlink
Where and when to use HIGH PR backlinks services?
If you have a good budget for SEO and you want to get to a top 3 position, sometimes it’s necessary to use a service that gives high pr backlinks… temporarily or otherwise…
You can only add so much content to your site and eventually have to stop optimizing your site to fit well with what search engines expect a site about X to look like,
… and you can’t fake a site’s “age”, therefore getting paid-for high PR backlinks is a decent alternative.
***Another alternative would be to pay for banner advertising on relevant sites to bring in some targeted traffic, as opposed to spending a recurring fee on high PR backlinks that might not bring in an influx of visitors right away****
After the on page optimization is done, and you’ve blasted out articles, and all sorts of links and link wheels and supernets and mini nets and ultimate link wheels and so on and so forth… your site might still be a PR2 trying to outrank a PR 6 site, and while I’ve seen plenty of PR2s outranking PR 6 sites or PR 6 urls, it’s usually only because the PR 6 url is an inner url on an authority site, and/or that authority site isn’t even really trying to rank for that term.
On the other hand, if your competition has a PR 6 site, and they’ve optimized their site url for the same terms… then you’re faced with the scenario whereby you need to have equal, then better links if you hope to surpass the competition (there’s other ways to outrank the competition without getting equal, then more backlinks but that’s an SEO course unto itself, and eventually whatever was done to make that site rank over the competition will raise its PR anyway).
Page Rank isn’t the issue here though, that’s a point some people seem to miss with all the attention being given to PR numbers and PR-ed links and what-not. It’s more of a trust-passing issue than anything else. PR is given-eth and PR can be taken-eth away 🙂 , and while I’ve had sites gain PR 2 on inner urls, they’re rankings slipped, despite a PR bump.
Confused yet? Good, because that’s how SEOs make money, they don’t share the secrets, they just do what works, and are on the lookout for what’s stopped working, then they/we/you? move on to the next things that are working.
High Page Rank backlinks still work (at the time of this writing) depending on:
the site being linked to (new site, crap site, old site, penalized site? etc…)
the kind of juice the networks have ((links in (IBLs) and out (OBLs) to the sites in network))
multiple other factors, one of which is, whether or not the sites have “junk PR”
Suggestions- when employing high PR backlinks services don’t stop your other link building efforts.
If you want to test this kind of thing out, go for a sub-main-keyword at first, to game the test in your favor (you might want to read the post on smarter link building for a tip on how to do this)
Or you might want to dedicate the high PR backlinks for the main domain url main keyword, or keywords… and spend time link building for the inner content pages of this same site. The reason for this suggestion has to do with link velocity… if your link velocity was 50 new backlinks a month, then you cease and desist with those efforts due to a hopeful reliance upon the high PR backlinks, then link velocity gets switched up a bit, the pace has been altered, the link sources have been altered, and while this isn’t a major thing to be worried about, it can’t hurt to push some link juice towards your inner content pages instead, and then push some of THAT newly gained, or additionally gained link juice from those inner content pages to the main url. you might want to read the post on how to maximize on page optimization factors for more deets on throwing your on-site seo weight around).
Example: I had a domain in Linx Boss for 6 months and the domain wasn’t keyword rich for the extremely competitive keyword it was trying to rank for. LB got it to Page 4 for longest time, and was stabilized on page 4 for a while.
Then I re-optimized the home page, paid some close attention to keyword density and other factors, made the home page of that blog a dedicated static page, then put to work a new high PR backlinks service I’m testing.
After I got the high PR backlinks service going, I switched out the keywords LinxBoss was getting me anchor text links (tags, still!? 🙁 ) over to the sub-main keywords for that main domain url.
This kept the velocity pretty much the same, excluding the new backlinks from aforementioned new service, and since it’s the only url on that site that’s getting regular new backlinks, it’s not that much of a “shock” to the site because the same url is receiving new IBLs activity, velocity.
****Page 2 for that term now, but it’s only been a week so I’m still not super-excited about the test, specially seeing as how the service costs 200/month and I’m not monetizing this test site in any professional manner****