Luxury Designer Handbags and an Offer For You

I’ve tried little projects like this in the past without much luck. This time, I’d like to see if my luck might change, with a little bit of your help (don’t worry, there’s something in it for you too).

The project

I’ve seen some interesting articles come out lately about the leveraging of a good, authoritative site for just about any keyword you want. That interests me enough to make an offer to you. I recently created a great luxury handbag site, which displays handbags from Oscar de le Renta and other designers. The design is nice, neat, and very targeted. I’ve categorized all the handbags into types, brands (yet to be expanded), and pricing.

The reason I did all that work up front is because I was interested in what most people are after. They obviously won’t find it in the first page, but I want them to click further to give me a better demographic to shoot for. What someone purchases (and what path they take) will help me shift around priority navigation, hopefully ending up with a good landing page which will direct people right into the most valuable and most expected product sites.

Now, here’s the kicker. I’m currently running ads with MSN AdCenter and Yahoo’s ad network. I haven’t done so well at that yet, spending about $100 and not getting any sales yet. But, I’m pretty determined to make this work. I will be trying out some Google Adsense as well, and filtering out some high cost keywords, using the MSN ad network to filter into good demographics (yay MSN for once!).

The offer: or, What’s in it for me?

Now, I don’t want to solely rely on ad arbitrage. There’s a ton of things I can do to bring in traffic. One of them would be to ask you, wonderful readers, to help me with this project by using a technique I’ve seen work in the past.

In exchange for a link from your blog or website to, using the anchor words something along the lines of “luxury handbags”, “handbags and accessories”, or “designer handbags”, I will link to your site from my blog.

Why would I care about a link from here?

Because I’ve gained a ton of credibility in the search engines. My site has a Page Rank of 5 right now, which is not something you take lightly. I’ve had a Page Rank of 6, and I won’t be surprised if the Google shake up pushes me back up there in the next round.

So, if you want some SEO cred from me, I’d like some link love from you pointed at

Ok, I’m in. How do we do this?

This is the easy part.

  1. Write a post in the area of 500 words.
  2. Link to in the post with the text I mentioned above (or some good variation thereof).
  3. Tell me where your article is at.
  4. I will post batches of links to everyone who participates until this post is updated and I wish to stop the project.

That’s pretty much it. It’s something that has been done before with decent results, and I’m willing to give it a shot. If you’d like a PR5 link to your site, give it a shot with me. Let’s see if we can help each other out.


[tags]affiliate, link, project, handbags, luxury, designer[/tags]

Nate Ritter lives in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.), popularized the #hashtag and creates web applications for a living. He also does miles and point hacking to enable cheap travel for his family. More here →

3 Comments on "Luxury Designer Handbags and an Offer For You"

  1. Carolyn says:

    Hello Nate,

    I found your blog while looking for luxury designer handbag sites that would allow me to be an affiliate. I’m not very computer savvy, but I recently opened a store on eBay where I sell authentic designer handbags that I purchase wholesale and also thrugh a dropshipper. About three weeks ago, a gentleman saw one of my ads online and invited me to a business and social networking community. I like the concept of multi-referral marketing so I joined the community hoping it will be a way for me to market some of my handbags as well as perfume oil. You can find my profile page at – DirectMATCHES Business and Social Networking. I really don’t have a clue about creating a link. I’d be happy to create an ad for your page because I need the traffic. I’m way down in Alexa.

  2. Jenn says:

    I think creating a page that caters to the designer handbag industry is brilliant. Why so much to choose from on the market it is hard to decide where to go.

    Personally I love Coach bags. My favorite being the Hobo Patchwork bags.

    Best of luck and congrats on the high page ranking.


  3. nate says:

    Thanks, but I cancelled this project as it didn’t do squat in sales.

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