Making the Most of Linkbacks

Written by Marc McDonald

Virtually all Webmasters these days are aware ofrepparttar fact that exchanging linkbacks with other sites is an excellent method for building traffic.

In fact, if you go about itrepparttar 125197 right way, you can build a sizable audience for your Web site (even if you don't have much luck in achieving good positioning inrepparttar 125198 search engines). I've had a good amount of success in building traffic to my sites overrepparttar 125199 years, and linkbacks have been a key component of that success.

There's a number of tips and tricks I've learned overrepparttar 125200 years aboutrepparttar 125201 best way to benefit from linkbacks with other sites. These include:

1. Make it as easy as possible for other Web site owners to link you. One way I've tried to achieve this overrepparttar 125202 years is by creating a page that has ready-to-use "cut and paste" HTML linkback code that Webmasters can grab and add to their pages, if they want to link one of my sites. In fact, I have no problems at all with linkback partners who wish to directly link to a button or banner image that resides on my server.

The way I see it, if someone is willing to link a site of mine, then I'm certainly willing to pay forrepparttar 125203 necessary bandwidth. If you require people to actually grab a button or banner from your site and upload it to their site in order to link to you, then you're only adding another step. This may not seem significant. But I've found it can be for many site owners, particularly newbies. The fact is, most successful Web site owners tend to busy and pressed for time. Anything you can do to save them an extra step is significant and, overrepparttar 125204 long run, will result in more linkbacks.

Another advantage of offering ready-to-use "cut and paste" HTML linkback coding is that you may find that a lot of Webmasters will link your site, simply because they like what you're offering. If you run a useful, worthwhile site, you'll find that a lot of other site owners will link you and not even ask for anything in return.

2. Forget full-sized banners. It's hardly news thatrepparttar 125205 banner ad market is pretty dead these days. That goes for banner linkbacks, as well. (Although some people refer to small buttons or icons as "banners,"repparttar 125206 term properly refers to images that are usually around 468-by-60 pixels in size). The fact is, these days, banners get very few clicks, forrepparttar 125207 most part. In fact, I've found that a well-worded text link can actually draw more clicks than a full-sized banner these days. And, what's more, a text link doesn't impact a site's all-important load time, unlike a full-sized banner. Besides text links, I find that 88X31 pixel buttons also perform well in linkback deals, particularly if you have an eye-catching design. Animated buttons tend to get more clicks than static buttons. But nevertheless, I always offer potential linkback partners a choice of several designs, both static and animated. If you offer linkback partners a choice of designs, you'll increaserepparttar 125208 odds that they'll be willing to display your button.

3. Piggyback on other sites' search engine success. Spend some time atrepparttar 125209 major search engines. Type inrepparttar 125210 most likely keywords that you think people would use to locate your site. Then take a look atrepparttar 125211 sites atrepparttar 125212 top ofrepparttar 125213 search results. It's possible that your site will never achieve top search engine placement for a given set of ideal keywords. But don't fret: although you may not have direct control overrepparttar 125214 search engines, you can benefit fromrepparttar 125215 sites that are well-placed. I've had a good deal of luck overrepparttar 125216 years, working out linkbacks with sites with excellent search engine placement on desirable keyword(s). The fact is, if you can't berepparttar 125217 top site in a given search, you can haverepparttar 125218 next best thing: to be linked prominently on that particular site.

Secret Money Making Strategy - Expose Yourself!

Written by Michael J. McGroarty

It's been many years since I learned this tip, so I may not recall every detail as Joe Cossman described it in his book, "How I made One Million Dollars in Mail Order", but I can assure you this tip is extremely valuable, and has worked for me many times overrepparttar years. Joe tellsrepparttar 125196 story of renting a booth arepparttar 125197 county fair, where he was going to sell some little trinket that he was certain would sell like crazy. As he was setting up his displayrepparttar 125198 vendor next to him was also setting up. It seems thatrepparttar 125199 only thing this guy was going to offer for sale was a little rubber shrunken head. As he watchedrepparttar 125200 guy unpack these things Joe was thinking to himself, "I feel bad for this guy already, there is no way in repparttar 125201 world that those things would ever sell. They are just too darn ugly!". Well, as you can guess, Joe had a difficult time selling any of his products at all becauserepparttar 125202 crowd of people trying to buy those ugly shrunken heads was blocking his booth. Forrepparttar 125203 duration ofrepparttar 125204 fair Joe watched that guy sell hundreds and hundreds of those shrunken heads, while he barely sold enough of his own product to payrepparttar 125205 rent onrepparttar 125206 booth. Beingrepparttar 125207 entrepreneur that he was, Joe worked a deal withrepparttar 125208 guy to find his source forrepparttar 125209 shrunken heads, and went on to make a ton of money selling shrunken heads via mail order. It has been so long since I read Joe's book I don't even remember ifrepparttar 125210 shrunken heads were his first successful mail order product or not, but I can tell you that Joe went on to sell millions and millions of dollars worth of products through repparttar 125211 mail. He recounted this story in his book because he said that if he had not takenrepparttar 125212 chance of renting a booth atrepparttar 125213 fair, he would have never been exposed torepparttar 125214 success ofrepparttar 125215 guy with repparttar 125216 shrunken heads. You've got to expose yourself. Opportunities are not going to find you sitting onrepparttar 125217 couch. I can assure you that exposing yourself works. As a matter of fact, just two weeks ago I was sitting in my recliner readingrepparttar 125218 paper on a Sunday morning whenrepparttar 125219 phone rang. Mr. McGroarty? This is Matt XXXX. I work for your friend Dick XXXX and he suggested I give you a call. I've got a few thousand Junipers that I'm about to dump, but before I do Dick thought you might be interested in buying them at a really good price. If you're interested come down to Dick's nursery

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