10 Reasons For Exchanging Links

Written by Chris Bate

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8) PERMANENT LINK With a link exchange you get a link on a website related to yours that won't expire. Unlike search engines or FFA links pages, your link can't expire or be pushed offrepparttar bottom ofrepparttar 125246 list and so no re-submission is neccessary. The only time your link could become inactive is ifrepparttar 125247 webmaster decides to delete your link, in which case you can delete theirs.

9) CUSTOMISABLE You should be able to submit your website title and a short description forrepparttar 125248 exchange. Obviously it is down torepparttar 125249 webmaster who you are exchanging links with to decide exactly what is written, but if you are not happy it should be negotiable - remember you haverepparttar 125250 bargaining power of placing a customised link for them on your site. If your link is being placed in a resource directory you could also be able to choose an appropriate category for your link to be placed in.

10) FAIR SWAP A link exchange should be a fair swap. Don't try to take advantage of a webmaster in a link exchange and vice versa. For example, if your link is going to have a description, then put a description forrepparttar 125251 reciprocal link. If you place a websites link on your main page, then expect your link on their main page (this may not berepparttar 125252 case, however, if your website receives significantly less traffic thanrepparttar 125253 one you are linking to - be careful and be honest!)

SUMMARY Link exchanging is a free way to quickly receive targeted traffic, whilst building your link popularity and adding extra resources to your website. You should receive a permanent, customised link, in exchange forrepparttar 125254 same on your site. In exchanging links you may meet other webmasters who run websites similar to yours who you may partner with later on for ad swaps etc. This is a great way to help yourself whilst helping others atrepparttar 125255 same time.

You can exchange links with theinternetresource.co.uk by visiting http://www.theinternetresource.co.uk/linkex.htm

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Get linked!

Written by Chuck McCullough

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Besides, hopefully your site will be interesting enough to keep them around for awhile, and when they are done, then they will go and visit your links.

Now that we've coveredrepparttar excuses, let's look at how you can increase your chances of getting linked from other sites.

First thing is that you really should have a quality site. Don't just throw together a page of banners and expect people that have worked very hard to getrepparttar 125245 hundreds of thousands of visitors to want to link to you. Your link adds no value to their site.

The next important item is to personalize your email to them. Actually takerepparttar 125246 time to visit their site and find something that you like about it. Find contact information and even a name if it is listed.

Findrepparttar 125247 specific category or page that you feel your site would fit well on and mention that page specifically in your email.

If they think your email is generic they'll delete it right away. I know I do. The latest fad is to use automated programs to create theme pages and blast out automatic emails to every siterepparttar 125248 program finds.

This may work to an extent but more than likelyrepparttar 125249 only ones that really benefit from this arerepparttar 125250 creators. The search engines already know about this and have provisions to penalize sites using these. Read throughrepparttar 125251 second bulleted topic on this page: http://doc.altavista.com/adv_search/ast_haw_popularity.html

They have quickly gonerepparttar 125252 way ofrepparttar 125253 FFA pages, orrepparttar 125254 Dodo.

If you make an honest effort at this you can expect a decent return for your efforts. Look for shortcuts and your chances of huge success are shorted.

The next logical question in all of this is how inrepparttar 125255 world you find sites to link to you.

My favorite starting point is to findrepparttar 125256 sites that are linking to my competition. If they are willing to link to my competitor, they just might be willing to link to me too.

I use this great resource: http://www.marketleap.com/publinkpop/

Its purpose is to show you how popular sites are in relation to others, and it gives a ranking such as Player, Contender, 900 lb Gorilla, etc.

When you get to that link just enter in a couple of your competitors, and your own URL as well, and click Generate Report. This will show you how you rate as compared to your competition.

The other nice feature is you can click onrepparttar 125257 results forrepparttar 125258 domain for each ofrepparttar 125259 search engines. Meaning, if it found 200 links to a site listed in HotBot, you can just clickrepparttar 125260 number 200 inrepparttar 125261 listing and it will take you torepparttar 125262 HotBot results. Then you just visit each of those sites, learn a little about them, then fire off an email torepparttar 125263 webmaster.

This method should give you a great start and keep you busy for a while.

The bottom line is that there are many benefits to getting other sites to link to you, just don't letrepparttar 125264 excuses keep you from getting linked!

Chuck McCullough is the owner of http://AffiliateMatch.com offering FREE articles, tips, hints, and real-world advice on how to make money with your website. Visit his site or join his FREE newsletter, The AffiliateMatch Informer by sending a blank email to mailto:newsletter@affiliatematch.com

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