Hi, I'm a bit confused. Many post that I have read say to keep away from services link linkpartners.com or linkmanager.com But I do see many of their sites get high rankings. Can anyone help me out weather to jump on board with these services. I like doing SEO work, but hate the recipricol link begging. Just looking for an alternative, but only if it's ok.
These two are just a part of my whole linking campaign. I use both and have had good success. Like any other tool on the net, you can use it poorly, or you can use it intelligently. They do have safeguards in place to prohibit abuse, which is nice.
You did say ".. but I hate the recipricol link begging." These two tools do NOT fill up your links pages with links. You will still have to do plenty of begging. There is nothing automated that they offer to initiate link swaps on your behalf. They do save time though.
Msg#: 1301 posted 12:53 pm on Jan 24, 2004 (gmt 0)
If you do use linkmanager, it may be wise to rename the directory structure because I think Google picks it up. I've seen quite a few linkmanager driven pages go to PR0.
On the other hand, I still come accross some that are unaffected.
My two cents is, do it by hand and plan out the directory structure carefully.
If it's a new site, one page will do to begin with. As the links build up, put them under sub-headers(on same page). Then, when there are too many for one page, turn every sub-header into it's own page.
LinkPartners is a free directory of websites that will swap links with other sites. LinkPartners is powered by LinksManager. While LinkPartners is a website and free service in its own regard, it seems to be more of a way to "show off" Linksmanager features to webmasters. The two sites are completely separate though. I've learned the hard way that having a LinksManager account does not guarantee your website to be listed on LinkPartners.com. Their site editors are very picky, and wouldn't list one of my sites because of some semi-poor linking decisions I made a long time ago. I cleaned up the site in question and they did list it. I really didn't have a problem with this. The service is free, so I'm not complaining!