Copyright 2005 Ronald Gibson
I hate reciprocal linking.
It is such a hassle. Even specialized reciprocal linking sites don't really help all that much. Many of link requests that I do get are from poker sites that are totally irrelevant to my site's content. Most of sites that I would like to link to don't respond. Some sites supposedly do respond, but, when I search their sites, I can't find my link anywhere. It is just so totally and completely frustrating.
Link popularity is a major factor in search engine rankings. How does someone like me, who despises reciprocal linking, go about improving my site's link popularity?
Fortunately for me, I have discovered two ways to do exactly that. They are blogging and submitting articles.
I added Work At Home Ideas Blog(http://www.affiliateutopia.com/blog/) to my website two weeks ago. Search engines love content and blogs are about easiest way to add fresh content to your site. But, how can a blog improve your site's link popularity? Most blogs feature their own RSS or XML feed. If a visitor to your blog likes your content, then he just might decide to syndicate your content on his website. In past two weeks, my blog's XML feed has been hit more than 150 times. I expect to get at least some new links out of that.
Writing articles and submitting them to article directories is another great way to get more links pointing back to your site. You can place your own "resource box"(similar to one at bottom of this article) at bottom of your articles. Your resource box wiil contain a link back to your website. The article directory will publish your article and--BAM-you have an instant link back to your website. Submitting articles is a great way to get your site's popularity going like gangbusters.