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What’s not so nifty or wonderful, and it has nothing to do with Linkmarket.com, is type of websites that you get requests to link with. I really think some of these people need to link with reality before they try linking with other websites.
Of course, one of features you get as a 'paid' member, is you can nominate types of website that you wish to receive requests from.
In addition to my Home Based Business websites, for which I have separate ‘accounts’, I have a website called ‘R.A.I.S.E’ (Rheumatoid Arthritis Information Support and Education). A non-profit website devoted to all things to do with this particular disease (from which I suffer). I cannot understand why I continually get multiple requests per day from totally unrelated websites, especially those dealing with gaming, travel and satellite dishes. I know that majority of these websites are ‘affiliate’ type websites, in very competitive areas trying to expand their web presence and obtain a better search engine ranking. However, don’t these people realize that a link from a website dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis will not help them one iota. Nada, Zip, Zilch, Bupcus. In fact, they’ll be very lucky not to be penalized by SE’s for such a ridiculous practice.
Please people, understand that a link is only of any use to you if it is from a website with related subject matter. I will link with any website that has same type of content and is in same category, even those with low or no PR, as I feel that they won’t harm my ranking and I don’t mind helping a new website. But what makes this behavior more perplexing is that I recently changed my domain and have no PR, so these people must be linking to virtually everything in directory!
We all know that practice of reciprocal linking has gotten way out of hand, what with people now actually asking for money to link to your lower PR website, but this indicates it has gone beyond sublime and into realm of ridiculous. I'll say it again - some webmasters really do need a ‘link with reality’ rather than any more websites.
Stephen Brennan is the author of ‘The Affiliate Guide Book’ – The Definitive guide to becoming a successful Internet Affiliate (at little or no cost) – available at http://www.online-plus.biz. He is also Webmaster at R.A.I.S.E – http://www.ra.online-plus.biz