V7N announced last week that they have launched a new link buying service which could be seen as a hybrid of Text Link Ads and the Pay Per Post blogging systems, but different in terms of style, location of links and pricing structure.
V7N Contextual Links works by bloggers placing a line of contextual ad copy at the end of specific blog posts.
The copy does not review or endorse the product, but is specifically an advertisement made up of a sentence, with some of the terms in that content linked to the page of the advertiser, using the desired anchor text of that advertiser.
It will be interesting to see how this new contextual advertising solution for the SEO market and new money making system for bloggers pans out.
Ideally, the advertiser would be able to target specific blog posts which are already relevant to their service, product or topic, and purchase placement within those posts.
Some blogs, even amateur ones, can boast anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 archived postings. For the $10 payments which V7N is paying to each blogger for each blog post ad placement, a blog with 1,000 archived posts could easily make an extra $5,000 to $10,000 this year if V7N can attract enough interested advertisers.
And with the notion for the advertiser of buying a targeted link on an archived blog posting for a one time fee of $20, testing this system is somewhat of a no-brainer.
According to V7N Contextual Links, the embedded link approach only on specific blog pages (not the entire site) is unbeatable in terms of SEO as:
* the links are permanent
* the links are undetectable by search engines
* an enforced non-disclosure agreement prevents both publishers and advertisers from revealing participating publishers and advertisers
* by selling link placement instead of paid endorsements, we sidestep the moral issues and bad publicity that follows with paid blog posting
* access to more approved publishers & advertisers via affordable rates
Better yet, from a publisher perspective, the new Contextual Links monetization option is one more piece of the blog money making puzzle. Teamed with Yahoo Publisher Network or Google AdSense, Feedvertising, Affiliate ads, Text Link Ads or Text Link Brokers, ReviewMe and other easy blog monetization offerings,