How to Exchange Links with other Sites

Written by John Lynch

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How can I tellrepparttar web site I want to exchange with has any traffic?

Checkrepparttar 105619 traffic ranking with Alexa ( This will give you a good idea of its popularity. Another way is to check its page rank with Google. If a web site has a page rank of 4, it is more popular than one with a page rank of 20. Try to exchange links with sites that have more traffic but you must be realistic also.

How do I show my links on my web Site?

You can put your links anywhere on your web site, provided you do not have a large page with links to all kinds of sites. Remember, keep your links relevant torepparttar 105620 content of your site.

If you have only a few links,repparttar 105621 best way is to have a list withrepparttar 105622 title ofrepparttar 105623 web site and a short description of its content. Large numbers of links are not recommended as it looks a bit tacky.

Exchange links can be worthrepparttar 105624 time and effort if done properly. The golden rule is only exchange links with other web sites that have content related to yours.

(c) John Lynch

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9 Hot Tips for Linking with other Web Sites

Written by Gareth Davies

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6. What if a Webmaster asks me to link to one site, but links back to me from a different site?

This process is sometimes referred to as '3-way linking' or a 'linking triangle'. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with 3-way linking as it can sometimes be done for convenience. Howeverrepparttar first thing you need to do is 1/ Evaluaterepparttar 105618 site you are linking to and 2/ Evaluaterepparttar 105619 site and page you are gettingrepparttar 105620 link from. So isrepparttar 105621 outbound link destination relevant to your site, and isrepparttar 105622 inbound link you are going to receive also coming from a quality related website?

7. Do I want to associate my business with this particular site?

It is a simple question to answer and this should form part of your decision making process. If you think you have been approached by a good website thenrepparttar 105623 chances are others will feelrepparttar 105624 same and possiblyrepparttar 105625 search engines too.

8. How do I know if my link partners are still linking to me?

You can do this manually by keepingrepparttar 105626 information for each link partner in an Excel spreadsheet or similar and then periodically checkrepparttar 105627 exact URLs your link should appear on. However if you get torepparttar 105628 stage of having hundreds of link partners this may become rather impractical. At this stage a reciprocal link checker might be advisable. offers a link management system that includes periodic checking of link partners as well as a link exchange system for around $20 a month.

9. So what arerepparttar 105629 best links?

One answer could be “the ones that deliver lots of relevant traffic”. However links can mean different things to different people. Natural linking [when people link to you without you asking] is a great reward, but it is also wise to ensure you have some links from quality sites in your industry. Teoma can be a good place to find such sites as it focuses more on human edited results than say Google for example. Simply make a search with a good key phrase on and you will quickly see which websites arerepparttar 105630 ‘authority’ sites. Set about trying to get listed on as many ofrepparttar 105631 best ones as you can.

Gareth Davies is a web design consultant at GSINC Ltd based in London, UK. GSINC deliver practical web design solutions and effective online marketing strategies for business. For more information visit or if you have any questions you can contact Gareth at garethsketty AT

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