Increasing Link Popularity WITHOUT Exchanging Links

Written by Kacey Donston

Yes, it can be done. Here are 7 ways that a site can acheive increased link popularity without having to exchange links:

Directory Submissions - Submit torepparttar Open Directory and other sites like JoeAnt and Gimpsy. These are all human reviewed directories, therefore search engines will consider that your site must be of pretty good quality to be listed in them. Submission to these sites is free, but there can be quite a wait to get reviewed, since editors are unpaid volunteers. In addition to a link popularity boost, a listing in Open Directory will get your site listed inrepparttar 119358 other Open Directory powered sites like Google's web Directory, AOL's web directory and many others.

Tips For Directory Submissions:

Editor Check - Is there an editor for your desired category? If not, consider applying. For Open Directory, this can give yourepparttar 119359 power to add your site much more quickly.

Link Title - Don't try any tricks to get keywords in your title if they are not in your company name. This will get your listing edited ifrepparttar 119360 listing is approved or rejected outright. The title must be your official website or company name.

Description - Again, don't try to insert extra keywords here, it could backfire and your description will be edited or your listing rejected. The description should be short and concise. Just tell what your website offers and give some product or service examples if appropriate. Again, keep it short!

Be patient! - It may take weeks or months to be reviewed. If you've submitted before and are still not listed, try writing a polite note torepparttar 119361 editor ofrepparttar 119362 category to see if there was a problem.

Paid Submissions - Paid submissions to quality directories and portals is also a good idea. It is well known that a listing inrepparttar 119363 Yahoo directory area will give you a good Google PageRank boost. Listing inrepparttar 119364 Yahoo directory area is $299, so skip this option if your budget is limited.

Pay-Per-Click Search Engine Submissions - Google listsrepparttar 119365 results of many smaller pay-per-click search engines. This can help link popularity if your site is listed in these results for your important keywords and phrases. There are hundreds of these smaller PPC engines that offer a free advertising credit just for signing up. Take a jaunt on over to for a good list of them. Submit listings under all your important keywords and phrases and include keywords in your title.

Affiliate Program - Having an affiliate program can boost your overall sales by letting other sites dorepparttar 119366 advertising for you, but did you know that this can also help link popularity? For some affiliate program services like Commission Junction or LinkShare, they use a special link to track clicks and sales, so these may not be effective since they do not contain your actual domain name. The kind of affiliate program I am talking about isrepparttar 119367 type that uses your domain name inrepparttar 119368 tracking URL you give affiliates to use. Something like: As long as your affiliate program uses this type of link, then your site should see an increase in link popularity. Just make sure you offer a good incentive for affiliates so that they will add your link to their site. Even better, you can approve only related sites or sites with a good Google PageRank or Alexa traffic ranking into your program!

20 Sure-Fire Ways To Get People To Link To Your Web Site

Written by Dan Brown

Here's some simple yet POWERFUL ideas on how to get people to link to your web site.

1. Offer other web sites free content to post on their web site. Include your link on all of your content. The content should related to your web site because it will be in front of your target audience.

2. When you visit a web site you've enjoyed a lot, write a review forrepparttar site. Write aboutrepparttar 119357 benefits you gain fromrepparttar 119358 web site. Tell them they can publish it on their web site if they link to your web site.

3. Allow other people to publish your e-zine on their web site. Include your web site's ad and link in each issue you publish. This may also help you increaserepparttar 119359 number of people that subscribe to your e-zine.

4. Market your web site as a free web book. Design your web site with a title page, table of contents, chapters, etc. Just allow other people to give awayrepparttar 119360 web book by linking to your web site.

5. Give your visitors an instant article directory. Tell your visitors they can instantly add a free article directory to their web site by linking to yours. Just place your ad or banner ad on top ofrepparttar 119361 article directory for your main web site.

6. Allow other web sites to use your discussion board for their web site visitors. Just have them link directly torepparttar 119362 discussion board. Include your web sites ad or banner ad atrepparttar 119363 top ofrepparttar 119364 discussion board.

7. Start a members only web site. Tell visitors what's in your members only site and what it costs to gain access. Offer them a free membership if, in exchange, they link to your web site.

8. Offer your visitors a free sign up to your affiliate program. Pay them commission to sell your products or services. Just give them an affiliate link to track their sales. People will link to your web site to make extra money.

9. Create your own award site for other web sites. Giverepparttar 119365 winners a graphic or text link to place on their web site when they win. This will link your web site to theirs and draw more traffic to your web site.

10. Are you an expert on a particular subject? Offer people free consulting via e-mail if, in exchange, they either link to your site. People will consider this a huge value because consulting fees can be very expensive.

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