I received an email last night from someone called Gary Heier who offered me the opportunity to buy some link space on three high PR blogs that he owns. He stated in his unsolicited email that his blogs were all PR 6, but in the header title he stated that one of them was a PR5.
The deal was buy a link on all three blogs for a total price of $295.00, seems like a good deal doesn’t it? It works out to about $98.33 per blog.
I had no intention of buying the links of course, I’m trying to earn money by spending as little as possible. But I did check out his three blogs and the themes looked very plain, certainly not something that a high PR blog would have. So I checked out the page ranks of the three blogs and my initial cynicism was spot on.
You see all three Page Ranks were forged. This is a pretty common thing to see these days and it means for about a week you can trick Google into giving you an insanely high PR. The real PR is probably PR0.
So if you receive an email from Mr. Gary Heier offering you such a fantastic deal then please do not fall for it. Unless you actually wish to spend $300 to advertise on three PR0 blogs, in that case I can offer you a cheaper deal.