KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR LINK EXCHANGES

Written by Sandi Moses


All of us want to increase traffic to our web sites. It helps our search engine rankings, and provides us with potential new customers. One ofrepparttar best, and certainly least expensive, ways to do that is by exchanging links with sites similar to our own. However, you donít have to accumulate very many links before it becomes difficult to keep track of them all. Many of them have similar sounding (or identical!) names, descriptions and even URLís. Let me suggest a simple way to keep track of them so you donít embarrass yourself and annoy others by requesting to exchange links with someone more than once. Create a simple spread sheet with four columns and no more that 51 rows; one row for titling your columns, and 50 for listing links. Search engines do not like link pages with more than 50 links, so if you make your spread sheet only capable of holding 50 items, you wonít exceed that arbitrary level. Each link page on your site will be a separate sheet in your spread sheet file. You can

The Power of Link Popularity

Written by Matt Colyer


Getting quality links to your site from related web resources can be very difficult. It is a time consuming process and requires careful research. There are two ways to build your link popularity; 1 Make your site attractive to webmasters or 2 go out and hunt them down your self.

Getting webmasters to come to you:

Having lots of useful content on your web site such as informative articles, online tools, studies, etc will make another webmasters what to link to your web site knowing that you will not only help their site's traffic and link popularity, but adding content to their own web site.

Sometimes you may even get webmasters that like your site so much that they will link to your homepage or to certain web pages that they think their visitors will find useful because this adds torepparttar usefulness of their own site by providing useful links.

Keep it clean by avoiding tricks (Blocking access via robots.txt to robots, linking out with JavaScript, etc.) meant to keep your site from transferring Page Rank to other webmaster's web sites and link to your links page on every page of your site.

Sometimes you will get requests for link exchanges with web sites that are not related to your siteís topic, these sites should be ignored and you should focus on only related web sites.

Hunting link partners down your self:

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