9 Hot Tips for Linking with other Web Sites

Written by Gareth Davies

If you have a websiterepparttar chances are you receive e-mails from Webmasters asking you to make a link exchange with them. But how do you know whether you should link to their website or not? Well here are 9 rules of thumb, to help guide you throughrepparttar 105618 linking maze.

1. Is their site relevant to yours?

This is key, and more and more important these days. Ifrepparttar 105619 answer is YES then it’s worth thinking about. If it’s off topic then you may want to think twice before swapping links. A link from a relevant website to your site isrepparttar 105620 preferred choice as it can help reinforce your website theme and potentially send some useful traffic your way.

2. How many links is too many on a links page?

When your link is being placed on another website, you ideally want that page to contain as few outbound links as possible. 15 or less outbound links is good, 150 outbound links is not so good. If there are a high number of links on a page [such as 150] thenrepparttar 105621 value of each link out is weakened. Whilst we can only make assumptions about ‘link weight’ some Webmasters will use a cut off point of 50, 75 or even 100 links on a page as a top end maximum. Anything over 50 outbound links on an average resources page is certainly quite high. However if your link will appear onrepparttar 105622 page of a good quality site or ‘authority website’ an exchange can still be worthwhile.

3. What isrepparttar 105623 Page Rank ofrepparttar 105624 site on Google?

Some webmasters focus a lot on Google’s page rank as a measure of a website. If you download and installrepparttar 105625 Google toolbar you will see a measure of 1 to 10 shown via a horizontal bar for each site you are on. Typicallyrepparttar 105626 higherrepparttar 105627 page rank,repparttar 105628 more important a site is perceived to be. A link from a Pr 5 page is often seen as a more powerful link than one from a Pr1 page. However, Google’s Page Rank is only meant to be a rough guide and should not be taken too seriously. Tip one should always preside - a relevant link is always what you want.

4. Shouldrepparttar 105629 links page be categorized?

Personally I prefer a well organised links page. If your citing a resource in context of an article you would link fromrepparttar 105630 paragraph, but forrepparttar 105631 purposes of resource links it is a good idea to organise your pages into relevant themes relating to your website and business. Ifrepparttar 105632 site containingrepparttar 105633 link you are being offered is placed on a page with 200 links all mixed up and covering every topic underrepparttar 105634 sun, then it’s not ideal. If you’re an online shop selling Art Prints should you really be onrepparttar 105635 same links page as Hosting Companies and Travel Agents? Makerepparttar 105636 effort to organise your resource pages, even if some link partners don't.

5. Isrepparttar 105637 links page being read by search engines?

It is important thatrepparttar 105638 page your link is on can be found and read by search engines. The page should be no more than 2-3 clicks away fromrepparttar 105639 homepage. You can even test ifrepparttar 105640 web page is inrepparttar 105641 Google index by visiting www.google.com and typing intorepparttar 105642 search bar cache: withrepparttar 105643 full domain and page name extension after it. So your query inrepparttar 105644 Google search bar could read: cache:www.mywebsite.com/thelinkspage.html. The page should then show inrepparttar 105645 Google index. If it does not then there are a couple of possibilities. 1/ The page is very new and hasn’t been crawled yet or 2/repparttar 105646 site has a problem being crawled by search engines due to poor internal linking.

The Quest For Links

Written by Thomas Jenkins

High ranking on Google and other such search engines is largely based onrepparttar number of sites that links to your page. Due to this factor,repparttar 105617 SE conscious web master is eternally engaged in a quest for links. In this article I shall reveal some ofrepparttar 105618 does and don'ts, and perhaps even a few tips and tricks to help you along your quest.

Links exchanges can be extremely productive, but here are a few things to consider. Set up a separate page where you will put your reciprocal links, however, do not name this page links.html or links.htm, call it associates.html. This will make other webmasters more attracted to having a link on your page, also it seems a lot more professional to have 'associates' rather than; 'random people I decided to exchange links with to gain/maintain a high SE ranking'.

Furthermore, when first starting out on your quest for links, always berepparttar 105619 one to makerepparttar 105620 first move, by placing a link to someone's page in anticipation of them reciprocating. You can always remove it if they don't, and it is likely to encourage them to add a link to your site. Do not be afraid to approachrepparttar 105621 'Big Boys', do a search in Google for your keyword, and contactrepparttar 105622 people that rank highest. This makes perfect sense, but many people simply do not bother contactingrepparttar 105623 webmasters atrepparttar 105624 top - thinking they would never agree to exchange links with them. But remember; they too have to maintain their high position and getting new links isrepparttar 105625 easiest way to do this. Moreover, exchanging links with high ranking sites is far more productive, Google is after all based on weighted voting.

To makerepparttar 105626 most ofrepparttar 105627 links to you, submitrepparttar 105628 pages that link to your site torepparttar 105629 search engines, this will ensure that their 'votes' are counted, and if you let people know that you are submitting their pages for free, just because they linked to you, then people are far more likely to link to you inrepparttar 105630 future. The easiest way to get loads of links from a high ranking site to your own is through forums. Becoming very active on popular forums is a great way to increase search engine ranking.

Cont'd on page 2 ==>
ImproveHomeLife.com © 2005
Terms of Use