Quick Introduction to Link Popularity

Written by Alan Grissett

If you are new to Web site promotion, you might not have heard of link popularity before, but in some respects, it'srepparttar single most important factor for good ranking in search engines. Before covering link popularity, a brief overview of how search engines operate is in order.

Because ofrepparttar 119388 vast number of files and documents onrepparttar 119389 Web, there is an inherent need for some method of indexing and searching for documents. Search engines and directories fill this need to varying degrees of success. Pure search engines differ from directories in that they do not use human editors to add to their directories; they use software to "crawl" through links in documents to find other documents to add to their indexes. Historically, these engines basedrepparttar 119390 ranking of individual documents on factors such as keyword placement (where a keyword appears on a page), keyword density (how many times a keyword appears on a page), andrepparttar 119391 use of special HTML tags known as META tags. Because these factors were easily manipulated by Webmasters, a high ranking could often be achieved for pages of little or no value. New methods of ranking pages were needed to achieve better results.

Using Guestbooks to Explode Traffic

Written by Ryan Cote


Something as simple as signing guestbooks could berepparttar secret youíve been looking for to take your website traffic to a whole new level. But you canít just sign any guestbook. This article will let you in on a guestbook signing technique that Iíve used to bring hordes of TARGETED traffic to my website.

If youíre reading this article, then you most likely know that link popularity is extremely important to most search engines. If you want a good ranking, you have to have other websites linking to you, andrepparttar 119387 morerepparttar 119388 better. But itís just as important thatrepparttar 119389 websites linking to you are somewhat related in content. For example, for my website above, Iíd be interested in linking to websites that deal with internet marketing, money, finance, ebooks, etc.

The best way to increase link popularity is by contactingrepparttar 119390 webmaster of a particular website you are interested in exchanging links with. If everything goes well, they will be interested too, and you both link to each otherís websites. But this can also be extremely time consuming!

This is where signing other websiteís guestbooks comes in. Itís simple, convenient, quick, and in most cases,

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