How Much is a Link Worth?

Text Link Ads recently announced a new tool to price the value of text links.

If I could sell 10 on this site it would amount to about $5,000 a month in passive supplemental income. I would be more likely to try to sell just 1 exclusive for something like that price though :) The tool's goals might be a bit self serving, and the actual link value might vary from what the tool reports, but it could be a helpful tool to people new to SEO looking to price the value of a link.

Jim Boykin recently mentioned that Text Link Brokers created a link building wiki. You know the market is getting more competitive when you got all the link brokers creating free tools and resources :)

Published: May 22, 2006 by Aaron Wall in seo tools


May 22, 2006 - 8:29pm

Interesting! Not sure how credible it is but a good rough estimate it seems.

Currently it looks like I should be getting about $34-47/mo. for ad space on my web development site.

May 22, 2006 - 8:39pm

Aaron ... interesting tool .... now watch every site owner become a dealer or a focust psycho selling space on his business site that sells underwear.

Anyway .... quick question.

Why is it that my feed program (myYahoo) shows when you write something you as quick as 6 minutes, but when I write something on my blog it takes 1-2 hours for the feed to update and show in myYahoo that new post has been added to the blog.

I hope this is not too confusing.

May 22, 2006 - 8:46pm

Hi Igor
potential factors:

  • link authority - this site has a bunch
  • frequency of update - this site is updated rather reqularly
  • pinging them - do you ping them when you publish new posts? Most blog software programs make it easy to ping Technorati, and My Yahoo!, amongst others.
May 22, 2006 - 10:04pm

Hey Aaron,
Love the blog! I read it almost every day.

This looks like it's a pretty cool tool. I got it book marked and will be checkin' out what the "going rate" is.

May 23, 2006 - 3:57am

I can see a lot of gambling blog/sites sprouting in the next few days.

May 23, 2006 - 4:04am

Legitimate gaming citations are hard to get, and I have made thousands of dollars from misspelling 1 gambling word on one page.

Ton of money in that market and good links are worth $,$$$'s

May 24, 2006 - 4:12am

This tool significantly underprices good gambling links, although it's a very cool idea. I'm not familiar enough with ad pricing in other industries to comment, but I'm familiar with this particular sector.

May 25, 2006 - 4:53pm

It's packed full of easter eggs!

Type in Matt Cutts blog, MySpace, etc... it's pretty funny

May 28, 2006 - 3:33pm

I am getting many links from , how would I calculate their total sum ?

May 28, 2006 - 10:28pm

The fact that just had 0 inbound links when I checked in Yahoo! means that it is not a link service I would recommend on any level.

October 12, 2006 - 12:24am

60000 inbound links to my site... xmm... seems like scam. I prefer and

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