Quick Introduction to Link PopularityWritten 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's 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 of vast number of files and documents on 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 based 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), and 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 TrafficWritten by Ryan Cote
USING GUESTBOOKS TO EXPLODE YOUR TRAFFIC Written by Ryan Coteí
Something as simple as signing guestbooks could be 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, and more better. But itís just as important that 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 contacting 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,