I have been using services of a wonderful facility, which has taken almost all of work out of my ‘Linking Program’ (if you have a website that relies on Search Engine traffic, I really do hope you have one!). The facility is named Linkmarket.com. Don’t worry, I am not affiliated in any way and I don’t get any type of reward for referrals, but I do refer people because it is really such a wonderful facility and it’s free, unless you choose to ‘upgrade’ to paid membership, which I am seriously considering doing, in light of behavior I have observed recently.
I know there have been a fair number of articles on Internet and on this particular website regarding ‘linking’, it’s importance, how to do it and what not to do. This article is kind of a plea. I’m pleading with people who don’t realize that linking to every single website that’s willing to link back, can be a DISADVANTAGE rather than do them any good at all.
Firstly, way Linkmarket.com works is simple but, as I said, wonderful. You join (free at first, with some minor limitations). You supply your website details, including your category, site name and description and you are listed in their directory. You then have ability to peruse their directory and select websites with which you would like to arrange a reciprocal link (if you’re a paid member, Google PR and Alexa ranking are displayed – very handy!). It works like this:
1. Your ‘request’ is popped off to them and they can respond with a YES or a NO (again, if they’re paid members, your PR and Alexa ranking are displayed in request – very handy!). If it’s NO, nothing more occurs. 2. If it’s YES, you get a reply asking you to place their link on your website (all supplied in a neat little box to copy & paste) and supply URL location of link. Linkmarket.com software confirms link is in place and…
3. Advises them and they, in turn, are given your link in same format as you received theirs. They place your link and also advise URL, which software confirms.
Easy as one, two, three. In fact, that’s what process steps are called (1,2 3). No emails, no keeping track of with whom you’ve linked (that’s kept track of for you) and no feeling like a nuisance for sending emails to complete strangers because everyone is there for same purpose, to exchange links.