Link Value calculation tool

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Run your site through Link Value Tool and it will tell you what a link is worth on your site. LinkValue for TW: 94.74 $

The programmer :

The link value basis:

- PageRank
- Backlinks
- Outbound links of the domain
- The value is per month.

Note that the link value is only a virtual value. I can not evaluate the real link value.

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I like the...

...linkvalue button. That is sweet ;D

Am I right in thinking that it relies heavily on Google info (incl. the standard link: command)?

undervalued

blogshares has it at $14,354.22 per outgoing link ;)

Even thou it is hardly much

Even thou it is hardly much value, it seems to give better pricing suggestions than comparative tools.

Only missed one of my competitors by three zeros

The useless things people put on the Internet is mindboggling.

Not totally useless

Maybe the tool itself has limited appeal, but the back links it generates are worth the effort.

Hmmm

Seems to be operating at an IP level rather than domain level, as it gives the same estimate for several sites on the same IP that have *very* different link/pr profiles. Only tested it once though. Anyone else wanna give it a test?

Seems broken

Doesn't seem to be performing very good calculations imo. I tried microsofts own asp.net site and news.bbc.co.uk

Works as well as anything :)

The thing is, there is not set standards in our business for how to value a link. This tool looks like it does a better job than most "link-experts" - but hey, nothing is perfect but at least you can "ask" this tool without having to give out your contact info to some sales hungry link-broker :)

Looks like a link-building tool to me

If everyone who believes in the value of their site puts a link up to the tool, well, linkvendor gets more inbound links, right?

This is better than a bogus awards site.

My LinkValue Tool

@Michael Martinez
Hi Michael,
you are right, everybody who put the linkvalue button at his page gives me a backlink. But where is your problem? I worked for linkvendor four months and the tools isn't ready yet. There is no commercial and every tool is free to use.
Every link supports my free seo tools!

or, vendor implies commercial...

There is no commercial and every tool is free to use.
Every link supports my free seo tools!

look at some of the link advertisements on the counter websites. what was once free usually changes in some way.

also the word vendor in Link Vendor implies selling something, so you really can't fault people for stating that they think it is a good low cost link building mechanism which may be flipped to use for other purposes.

Why call the site LinkVendor instead of FreeLinkTools or something like that?

also the alt tags and links are IMHO nothing short of shady...how does something like the alt text "keyword density" relate to the link prices image? and why does the link go back to irrelevant other tools?

@seobook At first the reason

@seobook
At first the reason the link and the alt text changes. A professional seo recommended me that that it would be better to rotate the links all over the page. So i did it. I thougt you are an seo too, so you know that it would be better for search engines like Google not to concentrate all backlinks to only one page.
So the link value button is a good thing to support my page not only with a single text link.

Your argument that free websites changes into a commercial is justified. But look at you. You criticize that some websites changes from free usage to a commercial. So i ask myself, why dont you sell your book for free and not for proudly 79$.

My tools which are currently online are free and i will keep it free.

@blackhole You put something

@blackhole

You put something online, people will criticize it. That's the way things work. Please take these criticisms with grace, if you cannot accept some criticism, you'll have a hard time doing anything online publically.

Thanks.

@Nick W Don't understand me

@Nick W
Don't understand me wrong. I don't feel to take offence. But sometimes it's curious that people see that there is a catch in it.

Best regards
Marcus

price = value...in the minds of some consumers

A professional seo recommended me that that it would be better to rotate the links all over the page. So i did it.

so thinking short term that seems to be what was best for you, but what about the people who think they are getting a good deal posting the image to their site?

does that put their sites under suspicion for linking to off topic pages using off topic alt text? does that hurt their credibility? is that really free?

So the link value button is a good thing to support my page not only with a single text link.

well if it is supporting your site and off topic then that is a hidden cost to somebody right? certainly not FREE.

So i ask myself, why dont you sell your book for free and not for proudly 79$.

believe it or not, initially I wanted to do that.

My first site was all free, but nobody really valued it much. Price leads to the expectation of value. Some people think if it is free it must be no good.

I put the best parts of my first site in ebook format and kept permutating it and making it better. Eventually I placed that idea on a blog and sold it...and it worked. It took a long time, but it is really starting to pay off.

BTW, I have gave away my ebook to hundreds of charities, schools, and non profits (and have donated much of the profits to charity). If they want to link to me it is cool, but it is not a requirement. For them, it is actually free with no hidden links or stuff like that.

My tools which are currently online are free and i will keep it free.

but it does not bode well for the future of your site that you currently rotate off topic links on other people's website for your own personal gain. that may make them wonder how you intend to flip that link popularity down the road.

I haven't linked in yet and probably won't be doing so anytime soon.

As far as the free software idea goes, I have some of that on my site too, except that I allow people to grab the whole source code to the tools and modify them however they like, allowing them to even remove attribution links if they like.

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