Scam alert: Don’t pay for text links on this site!

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Every now and then, I am contacted by people who have found an offer to buy text link advertisements on Most often, the offers are posted by anonymous people on various web forums such as DigitalPoint. Since has a high pagerank, text links from here are considered to be very valuable. When such links are offered for a low price it may seem like a fantastic deal for the buyer.

But it is not. Anyone claiming to sell text links on is commiting a fraud, and anyone who pays for such links will lose their money to a scammer without getting the link that they pay for.

Here are the simple facts:

1. There are no text link advertisement slots for sale on this website. Not sold by me, or by anyone else who claim to represent
2. I do my very best to follow the Google webmaster guidelines, which means that text link advertisements for SEO purposes are simply not an option on this website.
3. If I would, for any reason, change the no-text-links policy, I would not need to advertise on external forums. And I would not need any link broker to speak for me. I get direct inquiries, offers and requests about text link ads every day in my e-mail – and I keep turning all such offers down.
4. Anyone who has paid a third part to get a link here, will end up with empty hands. I encourage anyone who becomes a victim of such a fraud to contact me so I can forward any information you may have regarding the seller to my legal representatives.
5. I am always open for discussions, suggestions and ideas regarding other forms of advertisements and partnerships. As long as it is all about advertising for traffic and not for SEO purposes.

Today on DigitalPoint…

Today, I was told about this forum thread where a person is claiming to sell pagerank 9 links on two sites where one is I repeat: It is a scam, do NOT send any money to this person. But if you get any kind of information about the seller, please send it to me so I can take further action to put an end to this scam.

Lastly, if you see any similar offer on any other forum where you are a member, please post a link to this page to help others avoid getting scammed. Thanks in advance!

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This article was written by Andreas Viklund

Web designer, writer and the creative engine behind this website. Author of most of the free website templates, along with some of the WordPress themes.


Jason ColeAugust 12, 2011 at 06:13Reply to advertise here with banners.

norwayAugust 12, 2011 at 17:04Reply

i got this offer to Mark Pinson

hi mate

i would my site


Google Pagerank for: 9/10

Pagerank is valid!

Alexa Rank for – 41,728
Link popularity for
Google Yahoo! AllTheWeb Total
N/A 59355 59355 118710 listed? – not listed.
Google Directory listed? – yes
Yahoo! Directory listed? – not listed
Domain age? – 6 years 7 months 7 days (According to Whois created on 29.12.2004).
Domain history? – yes

thanks for advice..

KevinAugust 13, 2011 at 02:36Reply

Sorry to hear your having trouble with scammers. Part of having a PR9 website I suppose. I used to run a PR7 website and and had similar trouble so I can sympathise with you.

lampeaceAugust 19, 2011 at 11:15Reply

great info andreas and save site from scam program!!

PetterAugust 19, 2011 at 21:55Reply


Keep this wonderful site clean from scamming linksellers.

U earned your Page rank.


Jon R. PatrickAugust 26, 2011 at 03:06Reply

But WAIT, there’s MORE!
I’m naive, I can’t imagine someone offering to sell something they don’t control. Wow. ‘luckily’ my blog is only pr4. :)

PinyaFebruary 17, 2012 at 12:20Reply

I’ve been on DP for long time now, I’ve seen lot of scammers come and go. Here’s my tips.

Don’t send money first. They have to put the link first.
Don’t transact to member with low itrader, especially if you’re transacting with big money. Most likely they will turn into a scammer.

faquharApril 16, 2012 at 12:51Reply

text links ads not scam, because they pay on time. But they sucks, because they promise you to give revenue 50/50. You won’t get 50% because they took more than 70%

trust me, why as a publisher we cannot view our link on advertiser ads filter right? because they block our site on search result. Means we cannot view real price.

Do you know that, just now i create new fake advertiser account, I can see how much my site cost. They totally su*k because they give me 5 usd permonth, but they sell my site usd 20 per link. This is not 50 / 50

Please spread this info to text links ads

MortenAugust 15, 2012 at 16:53Reply

Had to be a scam. Got the same email as “norway”, could be targeted against norwegian site owners?

I have followed your themes/designs for several years and found it strange that you where selling links..

Thanks for the heads up:)