Making the Most of Linkbacks

Written by Marc McDonald

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4. Closely monitor your site's referral statistics. When you work out various linkback deals with other sites, it's important to keep tabs on how many clicks these sites are sending you. Ideally, both sites in a link trade will send each other an equal number of clicks. Of course, it rarely works out that way. Butrepparttar fact is, you should keep tabs on linkback traffic and make sure that your link partner is sending you a fair number of clicks.

5. Look for sites to linkback with who likely draw an audience that would be interested in what you offer, as well. When you consider doing a link trade, you shouldn't simply focus onrepparttar 125197 traffic your link partner is drawing. What is more important is how likely that site's audience is going to be interested in what you offer, as well. One thing I do is to always spend some time browsing around a potential linkback partner's site. The question I always ask myself is: "Would a typical visitor to this site likely be interested in what my site has to offer, as well?" It pays to spend some time, exploring any sites that you work out linkback deals with. Even if a linkback partner is steering you loads of traffic, your all-important credibility will suffer if you're sending your visitors to a linkback partner who has content that's inappropriate for your audience.

6. Pick linkback partners with potential. I think this method is often overlooked by Webmasters who do link trades. To me, a suitable link partner is someone who runs a useful, credible site that I know my visitors will enjoy and benefit from. Butrepparttar 125198 ideal link partner I look for is someone who runs an outstanding site that hasn't yet found an audience, for whatever reason. Perhapsrepparttar 125199 site is too new to have built an audience. Or mayberepparttar 125200 site owner excels at content, but has poor promotion skills. Sites that fall into this category make for ideal link partners. If you'rerepparttar 125201 first site to send significant traffic to them, it's something that they'll always remember (and always be grateful for). What's more, if they have a worthwhile site, it's usually only a matter of time before they do build a sizable audience, which, of course, will benefit you overrepparttar 125202 long run.

7. Regard your linkback partners as more than just a link. The most valuable asset you can build as a Web site owner is your partnerships and relationships with other site owners. Overrepparttar 125203 years, I've built up a sizable network of Webmaster friends and partners who've played a key role inrepparttar 125204 success of my sites. I began my relationship with most of these folks via a simple link trade deal. In many cases, what started out as simple link trades have evolved into valuable business and Web partnerships. As a result, I've cultivated a network of valuable, trustworthy contacts, who I can depend on and share useful advice with.

If you follow these steps, you'll be able to makerepparttar 125205 most of linkbacks in building your site. Using linkbacks effectively isrepparttar 125206 single most potent technique for building an audience for your site.

Marc McDonald is a former journalist and editor with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the creator of as well as several other popular Web sites that have received extensive media exposure from CNN's "Headline News," the BBC, Fox News, ZDTV, CBS Radio, the Washington Post, and many more. Visit the at: and AAAPostcards at:

Secret Money Making Strategy - Expose Yourself!

Written by Michael J. McGroarty

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and take a look atrepparttar plants. I went down, wrote Matt a check for $400.00, and spent repparttar 125196 next few days hauling these plants back to my nursery. With in a week I had sold over 200 of those plants at $4.00 each. In less than 7 days I turned a $400.00 investment into $800.00 and I've still got at least 200 plants left in one gallon containers, plus several thousand of his rooted cuttings ready to be potted and will be saleable next year. Before it's over I will make several thousand dollars from a phone call I never expected to receive. Why did that happen, and who says it could happen to you? After all, you're not inrepparttar 125197 plant business. It happened because overrepparttar 125198 years I have done a series of things that have exposed me as a player inrepparttar 125199 nursery business. When Matt decided that he wanted to change directions in his growing business he was looking for a way to recoup at least some ofrepparttar 125200 money that he had invested inrepparttar 125201 soil and containers these plants were growing in. Searching his brain for a potential buyer, Dick quickly thought of me. Matt and I had never met before, but in just a short conversation standing out inrepparttar 125202 nursery we got to know each other, and realized that we sharerepparttar 125203 same passion. By making that phone call, not only did Matt get $400.00 for something that he was going to dump, but he exposed himself to me. More than likely Matt and I will cross paths again, andrepparttar 125204 next time it will probably be very much to his advantage. The next time I am talking to somebody in this industry and I hear of somebody that is inrepparttar 125205 market to buy good quality grafted plants, you can be sure I'll tell them to give Matt a call. Considering that just one wholesale customer could buy several thousand dollars worth of Matt's specialty plants each year, and that customer could continue to do business with him for many years to come, just one referral could mean tens of thousands of dollars in sales for Matt. And it will have all started with one unexpected phone call. Expose yourself, and opportunities will find you. One ofrepparttar 125206 best ways to expose yourself is to write articles and offer them to Webmasters and E-zine publishers throughrepparttar 125207 article announcement services you will learn about later in this manual. Submitting articles to print publications is also an excellent way to get exposure.

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