Link Popularity in a Box

Written by John Buchanan

Overrepparttar past two years, "link popularity" has definitely becomerepparttar 125237 new buzz word ofrepparttar 125238 search engine promotion arena.

With virtually all ofrepparttar 125239 major engines now incorporating this criteria into their ranking algorithms to at least some extent, many Webmasters have found their once high-ranking sites have fallen to less than spectacular levels.

Achieving that number one ranking now requires not onlyrepparttar 125240 perfect mix of content and keywords, but also a site that is deemed "popular" inrepparttar 125241 eyes ofrepparttar 125242 all knowing search engines.

This brings us torepparttar 125243 question -- "What isrepparttar 125244 best way to increase my site's link popularity?"

Many systems have sprung up that are geared toward helping Webmasters increase their site's link popularity. Let's take a look at some of them.

1) Link Farms

Link Farms sprang up rather quickly. With link farms you generally agree to upload a number of pages to your site that link to a random list of other sites. In return, your link is added to this list of sites and are uploaded to other sites creating instant link popularity. Sounds good and it worked for a while, butrepparttar 125245 search engines soon caught on to this. Now most search engines either ignore pages that are members of these link farms, or in some cases (such as Google), they will simply ban you for being a member of such a system.

2) FFA Pages

FFA Pages or Free For All Link Pages are sites that allow you to submit your link to them free. All it costs you is a bunch of junk mail in your inbox. FFA pages have a preset number of links that can be onrepparttar 125246 page at any given time. As newer links are added,repparttar 125247 older links are pushed off. Theoretically, these could definitely help your link popularity. Unfortunately, your link rarely stays onrepparttar 125248 list long enough to be of any real help. Numerous programs have sprung up, both PC and Web-based, that will submit your site to a large number of FFA pages. The problem here? So many Webmasters have become a member of these programs that you would need to submit your site every hour for it to be of any real benefit to you.

3) Reciprocal links

Reciprocal links are link exchanges between Webmasters. These are by farrepparttar 125249 most productive types of links you can get. Not only will they increase your link popularity, but you will generally get a good amount of traffic from them as well. There is one big problem with reciprocal links and that's time. It can take a GREAT deal of time to hunt down other Webmasters willing to trade links with you, email them asking forrepparttar 125250 exchange, then deal withrepparttar 125251 actual adding ofrepparttar 125252 links forrepparttar 125253 Webmasters who agree. Then you have to keep track of who has your link, their contact information, etc. The solution... a wonderful piece of software I ran across about a year ago called Zeus.

More Subscribers Through Pop-Up Windows And Joint Ventures

Written by Dan Grossman

Pop-up windows are small windows which automatically appear when you visit or leave a website. You've probably seen one at some point as they are not very uncommon, and for a good reason.

Pop-up windows are effective! They get in your face, grab your attention, and require action just to get rid of them. They can't be ignored and scrolled over like a banner ad on your site. While they do annoy some, most webmasters agree thatrepparttar results of an effective pop-up window outweigh a minor annoyance.

You can effectively use these pop-up windows to greatly increaserepparttar 125236 subscriber base of your newsletter. Pop-up windows arerepparttar 125237 perfect tool for generating new subscribers. When a surfer visits your site, or when they leave it, you hit them with a new window containing information about your newsletter and a form to subscribe.

What I really want to share with you in this article is mayberepparttar 125238 single most effective way to build your newsletter's subscriber list at no cost: joint ventures and pop-up windows!

I just told you that pop-up windows are an effective tool for increasing your subscription rate. Think about how effective it would be to have your newsletter in pop-up windows on two sites? How about on 5? or 20? In exchange, your pop-up window would allow people to subscribe torepparttar 125239 newsletters of all those other websites.

For an example of just what I mean, take a look at this sample page. It will pop up a window which allows you to sign up for various related newsletters. Each newsletter's publisher agreed to place this same pop-up window on their website so that all ofrepparttar 125240 publishers could mutually benefit:

So how do you go about doing this same thing to increase YOUR newsletter subscription rate?

First thing you need to do is learn to createrepparttar 125241 pop-up window and be ready to handle subscriptions to multiple newsletters from just one form.

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