We are looking into buying links from sites that are within our niche.

My question is what would count the most as a quality link?

A. Relevancy
B. Page Rank
C. Alexa Ranking

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alexa is good on traffic, but really easy to manipulate by just one person. pagerank is trying to rate "importance" by counting links, not traffic. Taken together, they sort of give you an idea.

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And so, to that far off land we now travel...

Alexa measures trends, not actual data, since it its sample size is limited to Internet Explorer users who are using the Alexa toolbar.

We are looking into buying links from sites that are within our niche.

My question is what would count the most as a quality link?

A. Relevancy
B. Page Rank
C. Alexa Ranking

Best links are bringing real vistors to your site. Otherwise, waste time and your money!

A relevant, authority site. An authority site is one that you would honestly recommend to others. It's a name brand in your industry. It's very well designed and has a very good navigation. Page rank, Alexa ranking, all of that can be spoofed. When it comes down to it, the best of the best will survive the test of time without having to resort to black hat SEO.

I agree with CSCgal, time is really the key. You can use alexa and google PR as a barometer to see if your SEO efforts are affecting the trends but, in link development you really want to select sites that compliment theniche you are playing in. If you develop links to increase traffic you want ones that will augment you keyword(s) density and help you to maximize you position in the organic searchs relevant to your site.

Then it is purely content, content, and content