LinkWorth.com Facelift

After many tests and many failed attempts of putting a new look to LinkWorth.com, we finally have the much needed facelift! Page and linking structure has definitely changed quite a bit, but it was something we desperately needed. Our previous site was extremely tough to grow at the fast pace in which our company is. Our new design was setup to grow progressively as we do.

We have many additions that will soon be available on the new site, so continue to check back. We have many new solutions for advertisers and/or partners, so these will be available very soon. We hope you enjoy the new look and feel as it better represents our company.

Let us know your thoughts.

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Extended Sub Page Links

This has been a question asked from time to time by many partners and we have finally implemented a new feature that will make those of you very happy! It is available to everyone right now and let me explain what it is. The first section will be for the Partners and below will be for Advertisers.

Partners Information

Welcome the LinkWorth extended subpage links. Many partner sites are comprised of huge directories or sites consisting of many sections, sub sections and pages. Up until today, we have always offered only one option for sub page links, but now we have created an option to list as many sub page links as your heart desires, as well as, pricing each as you wish. Just remember to be competitive in your pricing since we check all pricing and overpriced links will be refused. Feel free to use our free link pricing tool to help guide you in the right direction.

For those who wish to offer additional sub page links, it’s as easy as editing your current listing and under the sub page option, it will ask how many sub page links you wish to add. The max in the drop down is 10. If you wish to add more than 10, add the first 1o, then submit. It will give you the option to add more after the first 10 are added.

When adding a sub page link, it will ask you for the following items:

Name Descriptor
Make it short and sweet as it has a maximum of 12 characters. This is just a quick reference name used for each link.

Price for link
Pretty straight forward. Select a set price or custom price. If you choose a price other than we have listed, be sure to select the “CUSTOM PRICE” option and then enter the price in the next field without the dollar sign. for example: 10.00 . If you do not select custom price, leave the custom price field blank.

Address / URL
This MUST BE the full url to the sub page the links will appear. Make sure the link works or we will have to decline the listing. Do not include the HTTP://, only from the www or the subdomain name.

Description
Use this field to give a short description about the link. For example, if the sub page is located in the health section of your site, mention this. Feel free to give stats in the description, but make sure you keep it short since we only allow 255 characters. Give enough to sell, but make it short enough so they don’t skip by due to too much info.

Active Checkbox
This is just as it seems. If you put a check in the checkbox, it will make this sub page link available for advertisers to select. If it is not checked, it will not be shown to the advertisers.

This will greatly increase all partners the ability to offer more of their web real estate to potential advertisers.

Advertisers Information

Advertisers really do not have much to know, other than knowing how to find these additional sub page locations. We wanted to make it as easy as possible, so the only thing that changes is, when you are reviewing a potential partner website to buy space from, all additional sub page locations will be included in the drop down menu which contains prices and locations.

If the partner has multiple sub page locations, they will have a view link out to the right of the drop down menu which can be clicked to open a window showing all additional sub page links and the link to view the sub page. This will also have a more descriptive explanation of each location in the new window.

Now in the drop down menu, you will see the short descriptor, or reference names to choose from. What needs to be done is open the view window and see the names and match each with the actual location. This will help you select the appropriate sub page location.

One thing to always remember is if the wrong sub page location is chosen, contacting the partner and asking to move your link will not work. Our system checks the link locations selected in our system and if they are not right and your link is not found on the page selected, the entire deal will be expired and both parties notified.

If anyone has questions, feel free to open a support ticket within your account and ask away. We hope this is a wonderful new feature that will help all.

LinkWorth

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The Disappearance of PageRank

As of today, May 28, 2005, the Google PageRank has been grey’d out of everyone’s toolbar. Is this just a glitch? Is it a huge update? Is it a move to something new? Or is this the disappearance of PageRank to you and I?

Personally, I believe it will be back anytime, but what if this is a turn towards PageRank being invisible? How does this effect webmasters and most importantly, how does this effect LinkWorth?

LinkWorth has been built around “link popularity”, not PageRank. The reason we do not base prices of links and the way our system works off of PageRank is for reasons just like we’re experiencing today. PageRank can disappear at any time without notice. If this happens and LinkWorth is built specifically around PageRank, then “goodbye LinkWorth”! This would not be a smart business decision, therefore, we focused on something that is the base of EVERY search engine…LINK POPULARITY.

So if PageRank disappeared today, LinkWorth would only benefit. Others in our market who sell text links based on the PageRank of that site will suffer tremendously. While this would help our business, I personally would hate to see that happen to any of those guys. It might just put them completely out of business and that is not good, no matter how you view it. I can only wish the best for those companies.

What does this mean to individual webmasters? Nothing really. Google isn’t going away, they’re just making changes (possibly) to how their search results are displayed and ranked. As long as you are building your link popularity with great relevant inbound links, you are fine.

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Announcing the anticipated LinkWorth Toolbar

Well after a while of tweaking, changing, adding, removing, scratching and waiting…we are proud to announce the new LinkWorth Toolbar 1.0! Hats off to Tom for putting his hard elbow grease into this project and it’s really turned out great. It’s a free tool that is very beneficial to anyone buying links, reciprocating links and most of all, to LinkWorth customers. Now the tool is available to LinkWorth customers AND non LinkWorth customers. And you have our 100% guarantee that there is no hidden programs that come with the toolbar. There is nothing beneficial to LinkWorth by way of using this toolbar, other than seeing our toolbar on your browser. No adware. No spyware. No hidden programs. No sponsored search results.

Just as a SEO tool, it speaks for itself. It currently will gather valuable bits of information on any website you visit. Just click the “Get Stats!” link and it will pull up the information and plug it into the toolbar for you. It’s a great way to see if a possible linking partner meets your satisfaction. You would want to know their overall link popularity based on the major search engines. Our toolbar will not only show you their backward link numbers and the number of pages indexed, but it also adds the numbers up to provide a value we call Linkrank. Not to be confused with Google’s PageRank which is a much more complex calculation that focuses on a particular page, not a website as a whole. Our Linkrank value is a scale ranging from 1 through 7, with 7 being the most popular. Our goal of the Linkrank is not to offer up a elaborate ranking system like the all mighty PageRank, but to help organize a given website’s overall popularity. The Linkrank value also includes more search engines not listed on the toolbar, so for those who are familiar with our Linkrank chart, we want to make sure it causes no confusion. 😉

The value of this toolbar to actual LinkWorth customers is wonderful. Partners who want to get notified quickly of a new pending link or an unread message in their account, the toolbar will do this. There are changing icons that alert you when a new item is in your account in which the icon can be clicked to access the LinkWorth login. Advertisers, there is also the unread messages icon alerting you of new messages in your account. If you have a combo account it will serve as both. Most important, it allows advertisers the ability to see valuable partner stats when searching through our database. Sometimes our stats window can be time consuming to open, so the toolbar will pull several important stats to help in decision making. We already have several additions to the toolbar for the future version that will put your account details in your toolbar, along with additional tools to run on website domains. We have created a new forum category specifically for the LinkWorth Toolbar, so any questions, comments or suggestions, please direct them to the forum.

Visit the LinkWorth Toolbar page now!

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Will You See The Google’s Green Comet?

For those of you keeping track of the Google indexing fun, you might be aware of the rumblings related to a big update the past couple of days. The green streak that flashes across our browser is set to make another appearance any day now and although seostronomers predict it happens every 3 months now, no one has been able to spot the little green devil to say for sure. It’s obvious something is happening out in the star filled cyberspace because the typically stable results have been bouncing all over the place causing storms of black holes sucking websites into deep, deep cyberspace where no one will ever be able to find them.

For one to really understand the math behind the madness of predicting the green comet and the realigning of the stars, you must be able to track it’s history with precise measurements and details, or better yet, know of a seostronomer that provides it for you. There are only a few known, but the one referenced is really all you need to track this amazing phenomenon.

If and when this green streak passes through your browser and lands on your website, the amount of green that does not get burned up while entering your browsersphere will determine how famous you will become over the next few months. If the green comet makes it through your browsersphere and your websitosphere with very little damage, you are said to have great luck and wealth for the next three months, or at least until the next sitting of this beast. For those who see the green flash of light burn up through their two sphere’s to end up nothing but white or grey matter, or just a tad bit of it’s tail left, you are said to have tough luck and struggle the next few months, or until the next sitting where your luck could turn around quickly.

What will your next few months be like?

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The New LinkWorth Toolbar

We are in the final stages of our much anticipated LinkWorth Toolbar. The goal was to create a simple tool that you can install with no hidden program installs or no hidden spyware or adware like most other toolbar creators tend to push on everyone. I guess to offer something free, they have to make money on it somehow to cover the time put into the development, but that is fine if they would just do a better job of telling you up front.

Well you have our 100% guaranteed word, the only thing our toolbar has in the installation is a toolbar, and that is it! We have no hidden adware, no hidden spyware or any other installation except the LinkWorth toolbar.

You may ask yourself, “What is the catch then?” Well the catch is you spread the word around about LinkWorth. We are working off of the same principle the big companies like Yahoo! and Google follow….give things away for FREE with no catch. All LinkWorth tools will always be free to LinkWorth customers and non-customers. Our working capital is generated through our text link advertising system and this funds our developments and maintenance.

Speaking of tools…lets get back to the LinkWorth Toolbar. Here is the list of features the LinkWorth Toolbar has:

  1. Alerts partners of new pending links (shows a new icon) inside their account with a link to the login page
  2. Shows a red X icon with eyeballs when there are no pending links for partners
  3. Alerts Advertisers and Partners of new messages in their account
  4. Provides real time stats on any website you visit in a matter of seconds
  5. Shows pages indexed and total back links for Yahoo!
  6. Shows pages indexed and total back links for MSN
  7. Shows pages indexed and total back links for Google
  8. Provides a link to the LinkWorth Homepage
  9. Offers a search field with the option to search Yahoo!, MSN or Google
  10. To gather stats on a site, press the ‘GET STATS’ button so it only happens at your command

So check back for the launch of this new and exciting toolbar. Buying links will never be easier!

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Link Keyword Rotator Coming Soon

One of the new features which is nearing completion is the LinkWorth Keyword Rotator. This will be an extension of the traditional text link ad with the exception of the anchor text will be a pool of multiple keywords. If you have 5 of your top keywords and wish to rotate each on one text link ad, you can do it with the Keyword Rotator.

The advantages to this new feature are:

>> Gives the ability to run several keyword targeted ads with one link.
>> Save time from creating a new text link ad for each keyword.
>> Turn 25 links bought into 150 links by adding 6 keywords (example).
>> Create multiple backlinks with different keywords from one partner site.
>> Any changes made are INSTANT.
>> and many more

The not so advantageous aspects of this feature are:

>> Only partner sites that use PHP, ASP or Cold Fusion (CFM) can participate.
>> Not all partner sites will participate.
>> Partners that offer this could charge a little more for it.

This new feature will be available very soon. Once it is available, we will make an announcement to all current customers.

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Link Price Quote Tool

We are happy to annouce our newest tool built for partners. The biggest reason for a new website listing to be declined is pricing. If the price set is not competitive, as stated in the partner guidelines, we are not going to approve it. We want to help you sell links and in order for this to happen, your pricing is one of the most important factors. Since this is a common problem, we have built a pricing tool will generate an average price range for any website.

To use the tool it is very easy. Login to your Partner account, click on the TOOLS menu option, then click on the sub menu option LINK PRICE. On this page, enter your domain as www.yoursite.com, then press the “GET QUOTE” button. It will display the stats gathered and used to determine the price and it will give a price range for each link location.

This tool is currently in beta mode. We are still testing the mathematical equations involved, but for the most part, it’s pretty accurate. The prices given are based on fair market prices within LinkWorth. We are still working to ensure it is as accurate as possible, but as it stands now, we strongly suggest partners to use this tool when determining their prices.

Here is an example print out of the tool:

Link Placement Price Range
Home Page Price: $ 80.00 To $ 100.00
Sub Page Price: $ 50.00 To $ 60.00
Entire SiteRun Price: $ 125.00 To $ 150.00
Criteria Value
Page Rank: 6
Link Rank: 6
DMOZ: Yes
Yahoo! Dir: No
Outbound Links: 4
Pages Indexed: 167
Alexa Ranking: 18426

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