Reciprocal Link Management Software

Written by Kenrick Austin

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LinkMachine finds hundreds of popular, relevant sites to potentially exchange links with. Inviterepparttar webmasters of these sites to exchange links, using LinkMachine's fast e-mail templates. Generate custom link pages that perfectly matchrepparttar 119331 look of your site. And keep track of each reciprocal link to your site.

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Improving the Link Popularity Of Your Site

Written by Sumantra Roy

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6) Writing articles and allowing them to be re-published

This is by far one ofrepparttar best ways of improvingrepparttar 119330 link popularity of your site, and one of my favorites. Whenever I write an article on search engine placement, I first publish it in my newsletter and then I publishrepparttar 119331 article in my site as a separate web page. I also submit it torepparttar 119332 following article submission sites:

Many webmasters and ezine publishers frequent these article directories in search of articles. Submitting my articles to these directories gives themrepparttar 119333 opportunity of re-publishing my articles. While I have had some success with each ofrepparttar 119334 above directories, by farrepparttar 119335 best among them isrepparttar 119336 directory.

Now, atrepparttar 119337 end of each article, I mention that people are free to re-publishrepparttar 119338 article as long as they include my resource box (i.e. my bio) atrepparttar 119339 end ofrepparttar 119340 article. I always includerepparttar 119341 URL of my site inrepparttar 119342 resource box. This means that whenever someone publishes one of my articles in his/her web site, I have another site linking to my site. Also, many ezine publishers archive their ezines in their web sites. If they have re-published my article in a particular issue, I again get a link.

Writing articles is also an excellent viral marketing tool. As some webmasters and ezine publishers publish my articles, other webmasters and ezine publishers will read my article. Some of them, in turn, will publish my article, which will again be read by other webmasters and ezine publishers, some of whom will publish it... and so on.

Also, since only web sites related to mine would be interested in publishing my articles, all these links tend to come from related sites, which, as I mentioned earlier, are more valuable than links from unrelated sites.

Writing articles, of course, has another very important benefit - if you write good articles, it makes you known as an expert in your field. This helps to improve your credibility, which makes people more comfortable about buying your products or services.

Some notes about writing articles:

i) I have learnt through experience that some webmasters will publish other people's articles and will displayrepparttar 119343 complete resource box but will not link torepparttar 119344 URL mentioned inrepparttar 119345 resource box. In order to prevent this, you need to explicitly state thatrepparttar 119346 article can be published only ifrepparttar 119347 URL mentioned inrepparttar 119348 resource box is linked to your site.

ii) Your resource box should not be too long - it should be no more than 6 lines long, formatted at 65 characters per line. Otherwise, other webmasters and ezine publishers will hesitate to publish your article.

7) Submitting torepparttar 119349 directories

This is by farrepparttar 119350 most important step as far as improvingrepparttar 119351 link popularity of your site is concerned. As I mentioned before, what is important is not onlyrepparttar 119352 number of links to your site, but alsorepparttar 119353 quality ofrepparttar 119354 links to your site. No links are as important as links from some ofrepparttar 119355 major directories like Yahoo!,repparttar 119356 Open Directory etc. However, Yahoo! currently requires a payment of $299 per year in order to list any commercial site. Paying them $299 per year just to improve your link popularity is probably not cost effective. But,repparttar 119357 Open Directory is free, and you should definitely get your site listed inrepparttar 119358 Open Directory.

Also, you should submit your site to as many ofrepparttar 119359 smaller directories as possible. You can get a list of such directories at

8) Exchanging links with other webmasters

The single-most effective way of improvingrepparttar 119360 link popularity of your site is to exchange links with other webmasters who have sites which are related to yours, but are not direct competitors. This is called reciprocal linking.

However,repparttar 119361 problem with this method isrepparttar 119362 sheer amount of time it takes if you were to do it manually.

If you decide to do this manually, you can easily expect to spend hundreds of hours on this activity alone.

Here's what you need to do:

i) You need to userepparttar 119363 search engines to find sites related to yours that are not direct competitors by typing in some keywords that are related to your site.

ii) You also need to find sites that link to your competitors.

iii) You need to visit these sites and see if they actually exchange links.

iv) If you decide that you want to exchange links with a particular site, you need to find out exactly how it wants you to link to it from your site.

v) You then need to manually add a link to this site in your site.

vi) Then, you need to find outrepparttar 119364 email address ofrepparttar 119365 owner ofrepparttar 119366 website and sendrepparttar 119367 owner a personalized email requesting that he/she adds a link to your site in return.

vii) In many cases, you will not be able to locaterepparttar 119368 email address ofrepparttar 119369 owner simply becauserepparttar 119370 owner has not published any email address onrepparttar 119371 site. In that case, allrepparttar 119372 effort that you had put into evaluating whether or notrepparttar 119373 site is suitable for exchanging links will have been a waste of time.

viii) If you do manage to locaterepparttar 119374 email address, you need to send a personalized and customized email torepparttar 119375 website owner.

ix) You then need to wait and see whether this site is willing to exchange links with you.

x) Ifrepparttar 119376 site is not willing to link to you, you need to removerepparttar 119377 link torepparttar 119378 site from your site. Once again, allrepparttar 119379 effort that you had put into evaluatingrepparttar 119380 site, linking to it and sending an email torepparttar 119381 owner will have been a waste of time.

You have to repeatrepparttar 119382 same process all over again forrepparttar 119383 next site that you want to exchange links with.

Obviously, there has to be a better way. And there is!

Luckily for you, I have developed a ground-breaking new software called LinkExplore that completely automatesrepparttar 119384 entire process of exchanging links with other website owners, thus saving you hundreds of hours of your time.

I had originally developedrepparttar 119385 software for my own needs but later decided to make it available to other website owners as well.

Go torepparttar 119386 following URL to learn more aboutrepparttar 119387 software:

Article by Sumantra Roy. Sumantra is one ofrepparttar 119388 most respected search engine positioning specialists on Athe Internet. hAVE Sumantra's Company place your site atrepparttar 119389 top ofrepparttar 119390 search engines. Visit: For more advice on how you can take your web site torepparttar 119391 top ofrepparttar 119392 search engines, subscribe to his FREE NEWSLETTER:

Article by Sumantra Roy. Sumantra is one of the most respected search engine positioning specialists on Athe Internet. hAVE Sumantra's Company place your site at the top of the search engines. Visit: For more advice on how you can take your web site to the top of the search engines, subscribe to his FREE NEWSLETTER:

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