Try ‘Linking’ With Reality

Written by Stephen Brennan

I have been usingrepparttar services of a wonderful facility, which has taken almost all ofrepparttar 119349 work out of my ‘Linking Program’ (if you have a website that relies on Search Engine traffic, I really do hope you have one!). The facility is named Don’t worry, I am not affiliated in any way and I don’t get any type of reward for referrals, but I do refer people because it is really such a wonderful facility and it’s free, unless you choose to ‘upgrade’ to paid membership, which I am seriously considering doing, in light ofrepparttar 119350 behavior I have observed recently.

I know there have been a fair number of articles onrepparttar 119351 Internet and on this particular website regarding ‘linking’, it’s importance, how to do it and what not to do. This article is kind of a plea. I’m pleading with people who don’t realize that linking to every single website that’s willing to link back, can be a DISADVANTAGE rather than do them any good at all.

Firstly,repparttar 119352 way works is simple but, as I said, wonderful. You join (free at first, with some minor limitations). You supply your website details, including your category, site name and description and you are listed in their directory. You then haverepparttar 119353 ability to peruse their directory and select websites with which you would like to arrange a reciprocal link (if you’re a paid member,repparttar 119354 Google PR and Alexa ranking are displayed – very handy!). It works like this:

1. Your ‘request’ is popped off to them and they can respond with a YES or a NO (again, if they’re paid members, your PR and Alexa ranking are displayed inrepparttar 119355 request – very handy!). If it’s NO, nothing more occurs. 2. If it’s YES, you get a reply asking you to place their link on your website (all supplied in a neat little box to copy & paste) and supplyrepparttar 119356 URL location ofrepparttar 119357 link. software confirmsrepparttar 119358 link is in place and…

3. Advises them and they, in turn, are given your link inrepparttar 119359 same format as you received theirs. They place your link and also adviserepparttar 119360 URL, whichrepparttar 119361 software confirms.

Easy as one, two, three. In fact, that’s whatrepparttar 119362 process steps are called (1,2 3). No emails, no keeping track of with whom you’ve linked (that’s kept track of for you) and no feeling like a nuisance for sending emails to complete strangers because everyone is there forrepparttar 119363 same purpose, to exchange links.

Don't Be a Reciprocal Linking Turkey!

Written by Mike Banks Valentine

Don't Be A Reciprocal Linking Turkey!

I had an email exchange with an SEO client today after his webmaster called him pushing reciprocal linking software (when all this web designer was after was to generate some extra work from a client that hasn't needed him for awhile). Then that client called me after he received my email de- nouncingrepparttar software, fully convinced by a follow-up phone call from his web designer thatrepparttar 119348 reciprocal linking soft- ware WAS valuable.

He had been assured thatrepparttar 119349 spamming, er - I mean, linking software, would increase his visiblity for an inside page on a hot topic currently inrepparttar 119350 news. He didn't want to hear my unpopular opinion that reciprocal linking is DEAD! Halloween is over people! We don't needrepparttar 119351 mummies of yesterdays' linking schemes haunting our Thanksgiving too! Oh, it must be a Thanksgiving TURKEY! A reciprocal Linking Turkey! Can reciprocal linking Santa's be far behind? OK, I'll droprepparttar 119352 holiday metaphors.

I tried in vain to convince this client that he didn't need that software for his review ofrepparttar 119353 new Myriad Pictures flm, "Kinsey" about early sex educator Professor Alfred Kinsey. We had just that morning distributed a press release online which is now posted on over 100 high visibility news sites and Yahoo news picked it up!

These are hugely valuable ONE WAY inbound links that will vastly improve his search engine ranking immediately due torepparttar 119354 topical nature and excellent timing ofrepparttar 119355 release. This client is a sex educator and runs an educational web site about sex and love. His press release put downrepparttar 119356 idea ofrepparttar 119357 use ofrepparttar 119358 new Intrinsa© testosterone patch to curerepparttar 119359 low sexual desire of post-menopausal women and praisedrepparttar 119360 new film Kinsey. He'll be top ranked for two highly desirable and valuable (to him and his web site) keyword phrases withinrepparttar 119361 week.

Byrepparttar 119362 way, I HIGHLY recommend this approach for those with newsworthy issues they want to promote torepparttar 119363 press. will send your newsworthy press release to over 100 top news sites, hundreds more radio, television and newspaper reporters, and tons of journalists who have signed up to receive them. is syndicated by major news organizations and you can gain hundreds of links while generating interviews and even television appearances, all for only $400! Some people will pay that much for worthless reciprocal linking software and installation by webmasters having a slow week. ;-) Back to our story...

I re-affirmed my opposition torepparttar 119364 use ofrepparttar 119365 software as we ended our call and he hung up disappointed because he wanted my support and assurance thatrepparttar 119366 sales pitch he got from his web designer onrepparttar 119367 reciprocal linking software was accurate and that it would do more for him than this press release.

Unfortunately, we'll never know because he boughtrepparttar 119368 sales pitch fromrepparttar 119369 web designer, installedrepparttar 119370 software and immediately sent out a sp*m - AHEM, er, I meant to say - email to his newsletter mailing list announcingrepparttar 119371 availability of reciprocal links and asking them for links to his newsworthy new pages.

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