Folks, thanks for responding to the challenge.
John, of course, they'd rather be permanent, than for one month. The more time they'll buy the trapped SEO before he launches a successful linkbait, the better. Though being picky in this situation is no good, having a link for one week sounds dangerous (what if the boss decides to check in 8 days after the deadline?)
The links have to be from different sites. Sorry not to have mentioned this.
Explaining the stuff to the boss seems to be out of the question. The boss, a leader of the company for years, has a 'vision'. If something doesn't fit in there, he doesn't see it. I suspect thorough explanation of the nuances of link building and weighing should work, but I personally can't do that. The person most likely tried to explain the things, though.
And yes, that was one of the first ideas that came to my mind, too
Thank you, John, for sharing the ideas.
Ammon, that's a good idea. Thank you.
EGOL, when I first heard of it, I thought the boss ate something and that it was impossible. With diligent work, it may be, though.
As you understand, even if you have to start doing websites, you have to work 1-3 years on them before you can make a living w/o a permanent job. I'll give your idea to the fellow, but not this month.
I doubt he'll be able to perform such tricks for a while, though. Not to mention linkbaiting is more efficient, than link hunting (though you may argue with me about this).
Those are solid ideas, Michael.
However, I think the time for negotiation has been missed, not to mention it might be hard to convince the boss, a SEO newbie, that there are better ways to build links. Not to mention, the SEO was already proposing to invest in creating content, linkbait and stuff. As a result, he got this task instead.
We need either PR6 pages or sites with PR6 homepages. The latter is possible, but the former looks more secure, in case it turns out the boss wanted links from PR6 homepages specifically, not just sites with such front pages (which, we suspect, he did).
I too doubt there are sites with all pages with PR6 or higher, but we don't need such websites for this stunt.
We thought of linkbait, though didn't think about selling virginity. Having links from high PR homepages or such sites at least for a month would work. We are currently thinking about it.
Truth be hold, we are considering a couple of sideways, using the boss's lack of SEO knowledge, but they'll only allow the fellow SEO to buy some time to show results with linkbait. So the more permanent and high PR links he gets now, the safer he'll be.
Thanks for the ideas, everyone. It's good to know we are on the right track and we'll add your ideas to the list.
Edited by A.N.Onym, 06 August 2007 - 08:08 PM.