How can you make links work for you? Which links are the best? Which links are the worst? How can I rent links?
“If your inbound link profile sticks out as abnormal your site may not rank as high. Powerful links can help, but it is usually far cheaper and more effective to build many low power links than to go after a single or few high power links.”
“Being a paid inclusion partner with a top portal is similar in effect to depending on a single or few powerful sites for the bulk of your link popularity. If they want more money then you either pay up or watch your rankings crumble. If your relationship sours then you are probably just out of luck.”