Link Building: To Link, or Not to Link, That is the Question

Written by Vik Tailor

Lately, there have been a lot of heated discussions regarding link building. Is it ethical to create a link building campaign? Does Google or any other search engine penalize for “link farms” (a bunch of non-related links created forrepparttar SOLE purpose of increasing search engine ratings)? Isrepparttar 119352 “link building era” over?

Link Farms Many webmasters claim that Google penalizes websites for link farms. If this is so, why are a link farm sites that have a page rank of 5 on their link farm page? Let me give you an example, go to, type in any popular keyword(s) and appendrepparttar 119353 word “links” to it. For example, “ABCD Links.” Notice you’ll get tones of websites that are linking to unrelated sites, but still have a great PR. I do not encourage link farming in any way or form, but building valuable partnerships is something I do encourage. If you’re a jewelry site and you’re exchanging links with an antiques site, I think this is a great thing. It’s very possible that someone searching for jewelry may have an interest in antiques. I own a few sites andrepparttar 119354 hits I receive from partially related sites are phenomenal. Most of my websites are targeted towards webmasters so I receive hits from all sorts of sites. Remember, many webmasters claim to knowrepparttar 119355 truth regarding search engine algorithms, but no one knowsrepparttar 119356 EXACT TRUTH exceptrepparttar 119357 programmers atrepparttar 119358 search engines. Webmasters may have been penalized inrepparttar 119359 past for link farms and doorway pages (pages created around certain keywords forrepparttar 119360 sole purpose of redirecting surfers torepparttar 119361 main page), but who’s to say why some HAVEN’T been penalized.

Who Should I Create Link Partnerships With? 1. Create link partnerships with sites related to your site.

2. Create link partnerships with sites that have an audience that may be interested in your products

3. Exchange homepage links with websites that fit in your genre. You’ll receive a link on a page with a good ranking and you’ll get quality, targeted hits.

How Do You Find Link Partners? 1. Signup with an automated links management provider that organizes your links and helps find link partners. Automated tools arerepparttar 119362 best because they help you save time. Uploading and downloading your pages for every link exchange can be a huge pain and very time consuming. Automated tools are NOT link farms because they give you complete control of who you exchange links with. If a member exchanges links with every website, he/she might be abusingrepparttar 119363 tool. If a member usesrepparttar 119364 tool responsibly, it can be very effective.

20 Easy Ways To Get People To Link To Your Web Site

Written by Jeff Schuman

20 Easy Ways To Get People To Link To Your Web Site By Jeff Schuman

First off all let's define what is a link exchange? A link exchange Internet marketing campaign isrepparttar process of exchanging hyperlinks with a quality site that is somehow related to a company's product or service.

It is easy to get link exchange partners when you have a website that is getting alot of traffic and has a high page rank with Google. What proves to be a little harder is getting a quality link partner to link with your site when you have little or no page rank and little or no traffic.

I have found that giving incentives will help getrepparttar 119351 link exchanges flowing and as your page rank increases so will links with websites that have a higher page rank.

Here are 20 things you can do to get people to link to your website.

1. When you visit a web site you've enjoyed a lot, write a review forrepparttar 119352 site. Write aboutrepparttar 119353 benefits you gain fromrepparttar 119354 web site. Tell them they can publish it on their web site if they link to your web site.

2. 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 119355 web book by linking to your web site.

3. 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.

4. 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 119356 number of people that subscribe to your e-zine.

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 119357 article directory for your main web site.

6. 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.

7. Trade other forms of advertising to people that link to your web site. You could trade e-zine ads, print ads, autoresponder ads, classified ads, ebook ads, etc.

8. Allow other web sites to use your discussion board for their web site visitors. Just have them link directly torepparttar 119358 discussion board. Include your web sites ad or banner ad atrepparttar 119359 top ofrepparttar 119360 discussion board.

9. When you purchase a product and it exceeds your expectations e-mailrepparttar 119361 business a testimonial. Make sure your statement is detailed. Give them permission to publish it on their web site if they link to your site.

10. 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.

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