Free link exchange program to increase backward linksWritten by Stephen Hill
Author Mr Stephen Hill www.stutter-cure.com www.stammering-stuttering.co.uk www.stutter-stuttering.com www.internet-webdesign.co.uk
Why website promotion and obtaining links are important.
We believe that more websites that you have linking to your site better. This is especially case if they are non-reciprocal and if two websites are in same type of business etc.
The difficult part is obtaining these links.
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Currently search engines are not only looking at content when they rank a website; they are looking at number of inbound links it has.
Therefore to obtain a high listing in search engines, therefore increasing amount of people who access your site you need good content and lots of inbound links.
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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up a Link DirectoryWritten by Tony Simpson
10 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up a Link Directory
When adding a link directory to a web site there are important mistakes to avoid, or else you'll be storing up big problems for later on. I know, because I made some of these mistakes and didn't have anyone to offer any advice or tell me what I'm about to tell you.
Don't create a directory page with all your links on one page. You should have no more than 30 - 40 links to a page. The reason is that some sites will not link to you if a page you put their link on has too many links, because it dilutes value of link to them. To understand why, you need to know about Google Page Rank and how it's passed to another site from your link page. That's a subject too lengthy for this topic.
Plan your link directory on paper first and decide what names you are going to give each category in your link directory. Make names fit with theme of your site and try to avoid adding categories which are nothing to do with what your site is about.
For example if your site is about Making Candles and Candle Accessories, don't have link categories for Computers & Games, or Search Engine Optimization etc. The reason is that if you want your site to achieve a good ranking with search engines your site should be built tightly around your theme, in this example Candles.
Only link to web sites that relate to your site theme and have something to offer your visitors. This refers to item 2. If you don't have categories for unrelated topics, you'll be less tempted to link to them because you don't have a category to put them in.
Choose names for link categories that you want to use now and in future, because you can't easily change them later on. Once pages are created by your link manager software, it will use category names you give it. So if you have a category called "Candle Power" it will create an html page called Candle-Power.html or something similar, using your category name. Once this page is found and indexed by search engines, in time it will gain Page Rank.
If later, you change category name to "Candle Lights" link manager software will create a new page called Candle-Lights.html and you will lose page rank you had gained for earlier page. If your link partners linked to you because page you put them on had a good page rank, renaming page will cause this page rank to fall to zero. As a result your link partners may drop link they have back to you, which is not what you ever want to happen.
Avoid having sub-categories or sub sub-categories in your directory from your main category pages. The reason for this is again to do with how search engines will rank your directory pages. If your directory pages are more than two levels or two clicks away from your main index or home page they will either not be indexed by some search engines, or if they are indexed they will achieve a lower ranking. Some web sites will not link to you if page you are to put link on is more than 2 clicks away from your home page because these webmasters know what I've just told you.