This could have been a paid review through ReviewMe, it was ordered a few days ago and I just haven’t had time to write something that warrants being paid for it, but I decided to write something for free.
If any of the Google Spam Team are reading this article, it was not paid for in any way and your bots can’t tell the difference because keyword analysis would pick up the specific words suggesting that there is some kind of disclosure for paid links.
My paid reviews are not cheap, but they are often worth it – people are paying me for my expertise and time, not for the editorial links. (I wonder if I could be placed on the “paid links whitelist”)
Note the $ amount displayed is what I would have received had I accepted this as a paid review.
Keyword Research Gadgets
Aaron from SEO Book provides lots of free SEO tools, and most of them are very useful and well written. In this case if Aaron is smart these tools might also include some affiliate links for the premium versions of some of the tools such as Wordtracker, but all the tools are very useful as a free version anyway. I haven’t checked for affiliate links, but I know hosting these tools does cost money so I hope Aaron makes something on the back end.
This Is What They Look Like On Your Site
Note: You will have to click through to see these
Include These On Your Site
Here is some code to include these on your own site, and for those smart people out there, they might notice a difference in the code that I am publishing to what Aaron has published. That hint is worth 1000s of $ to smart internet marketers.
The Keyword Research Tool
<p><script src="http://gmodules.com/ig/ifr?url=http://tools.seobook.com/google-gadgets/keywords.xml&synd=open&w=342&h=495&title=SEOBook+Competitive+%26+Keyword+Research+Tool&border=%23ffffff%7C3px%2C0px+solid+%23999999&output=js"></script><noscript><a href="http://tools.seobook.com/google-gadgets/">Free SEO Tools</a></noscript></p>
The Link Analysis Tool
<p><script src="http://gmodules.com/ig/ifr?url=http://tools.seobook.com/google-gadgets/link-data.xml&synd=open&w=342&h=350&title=SEOBook+Link+%26+Research+Tool&border=%23ffffff%7C3px%2C0px+solid+%23999999&output=js"></script><noscript><a href="http://tools.seobook.com/google-gadgets/">Free SEO Tools</a></noscript></p>
So this could have been a highly relevant paid review for some free tools, but I wrote about it for free.
Then again my last paid review for Aaron he linked to me and I didn’t pay for that and it probably sent me more traffic than I sent him.
This post will no doubt be an interesting test to see if Google assign any link authority to what its broken algorithms for paid links might detect as being a paid post.