Msg#: 12059 posted 5:44 am on Jun 26, 2006 (gmt 0)
well, i just came out arguing with my colleague regarding the issue of asking for permission to put a reference site's link/url in our website. Do i need to seek permission to the reference sites if i want to direct my visitors to read their manual or technical publication?
Msg#: 12059 posted 11:02 am on Jun 27, 2006 (gmt 0)
I was going to say "just go ahead and link".
Better idea. Go ahead and ASK permission! Why? The other site may be so impressed / surprised that they link right back! Think about it. Instead of "We have linked to your site and expect a link back or we will yank your new link .." you are just asking permission to link over, no strings attached. Its good manners and better psychology all the way around. If they don't link back, don't fuss about it, move on to the next resource.
For crying out loud, don't scrape their content. -Larry