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How Much Traffic Do Your Link Partners Provide For You?
I would like to know even if your answer is one visitor per month.
Christyl Stevens

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2713 posted 1:31 pm on Aug 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm looking for some feedback from you if you can let me know just how much traffic you are receiving from your link exchanges?

I know most people simply exchange links for the link popularity the search engines will give their pages and the boost in the rankings for the exchange but there has to be a few of you who are more savvy and who regularly check your log statistics to see just how much traffic your link partners are sending you in addition to the search engine referral traffic, right?

So what are you seeing? Is it like 100 (or a 1,000+) visitors per month per link exchange or is it more like 1 or 2 visitors per month per link exchange?

Also, can I hear from any of you who have like 100 or 1,000+ link partners and your visitor traffic is nonexistent or nearly nonexistent, and what do you believe is the reason for the lack of visitors?

Could it be that your partners have designed their "links pages" in such a way that their visitors are simply ignoring their "links pages" or is it something else?

Any and all insight into any of this is most appreciated.

Thank you very much in advance for your feedback.

 

econman

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2713 posted 1:38 pm on Aug 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Our range is from 0 to roughly 50 visitors per month per link.

The only links we have that generate more than 50 visitors per month were unsolicited, or if they were solicited they are one-way links that weren't part of an exchange (our content fit's their audience, and they were happy to send users to us).

stinkfoot

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2713 posted 5:08 pm on Aug 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Link directories are basically very secondary information where a site is concerned unless of course it is actually a directory and nothing else. Thus ... in the professional marketplace these pages are not designed to attract visitors but be helpful to if your visitors cant find what they want on your pages or for that matter are just surfing not buying. There is a simple reason for this why would you design a site that attracted people to other webmasters information if you are trying to make a living out of this nightmare that is?

Any insight into the google advice that the link pages are as important as the rest of the site would really be appreciated tbh. It just sounds fool hardy and anyone that does it can hardly be making a living out of it unless they charge pay per click.

Traffic from a few site and I mean a very few is good. These are all free information based sites or forums that direct to something they don't wish to have on them ... products for sale. If there are any link swaps that you find do 100 to 1000 a month please do stick mail me with them and I will gladly try to reason out why they do.

mikey158

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2713 posted 7:08 pm on Aug 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Interesting Topic ...

Link Partners can make a difference. Most of mine are one way. Link Partners accounted for 25% of my traffic this month to date.

MSN-2599-64%
Yahoo-375-9%
Google-95-2%
Link Partners-1012-25%

I would also note that a single partner accounts for half of that 25%.

tallis

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2713 posted 10:31 am on Aug 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

one of my sites is in a very competitive area, it's quite small, only 10 pages.

last month, i had a total of 58 visitors from search engines, and 3162 visitors from link partners.

tallis

johnyfav

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2713 posted 12:58 pm on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

I had a huge sucess (for about a week, it's now a trickle...) when I used some free code for one of my sites. I e-mail the author of the code to say I modified it a bit and just ok the use and he then put on the article what I had done and a linked to my site.

For about a week 80% of my trafffic came from that site!

These days I get about 10-15% of my traffic from link partners.

sugarrae

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2713 posted 5:29 pm on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

It depends on what type of link partnerships you mean. Banner, text, top of the main page, bottom, within content, on a links page, crap sites, quality sites...

Your question is like asking "how much does someone get paid if they have a job?" - impossible to answer in general and numbers will vary greatly based upon individual factors, implentations and types of links.

Christyl Stevens

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2713 posted 8:30 am on Sep 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

sugarrae wrote:

It depends on what type of link partnerships you mean. Banner, text, top of the main page, bottom, within content, on a links page, crap sites, quality sites...

Hi sugarrae,

I meant quality sites with links pages that are exchanging links with other quality sites with links pages. I may not have been detailed enough when I said.

Christyl Stevens wrote:

I'm looking for some feedback from you if you can let me know just how much traffic you are receiving from your link exchanges?

Which implies that you are actively exchanging links or have been actively exchanging links. I am also implying that your site and those you exchange links with are quality in nature.

In my next statement I am looking for feedback from those Webmasters who regularly check their log statistics to see just how much traffic their link partners are sending them.

I implied that their link partners were located on links pages on quality sites. So the implication is that the links pages are on topic and don't contain many links (i.e., less than 100 links per page). It was also implied that there would be easy access to their links pages from the homepage as well as other pages and that visitors would be compelled to search/browse through the links pages.

Christyl Stevens wrote:

I know most people simply exchange links for the link popularity the search engines will give their pages and the boost in the rankings for the exchange but there has to be a few of you who are more savvy and who regularly check your log statistics to see just how much traffic your link partners are sending you in addition to the search engine referral traffic, right?

sugarrae wrote:

Your question is like asking "how much does someone get paid if they have a job?" - impossible to answer in general and numbers will vary greatly based upon individual factors, implentations and types of links.

Well, yes, you are right, but the following statement I wrote does help to narrow down the numbers to a comparable number, does it not?

After all, I am asking for a specific number. How many visitors per month per link exchange on average would be a great deal of help for me to know.

Christyl Stevens wrote:

So what are you seeing? Is it like 100 (or a 1,000+) visitors per month per link exchange or is it more like 1 or 2 visitors per month per link exchange?

I then also asked to hear from a very specific group of site owners when I asked for the following.

Christyl Stevens wrote:

Also, can I hear from any of you who have like 100 or 1,000+ link partners and your visitor traffic is nonexistent or nearly nonexistent, and what do you believe is the reason for the lack of visitors?

Could it be that your partners have designed their "links pages" in such a way that their visitors are simply ignoring their "links pages" or is it something else?

I hope that helps to clarify some things for you in order for you to give me some feedback, that is if you meet any of the criteria I ask for. Thank you, sugarrae.

sugarrae

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2713 posted 2:01 pm on Sep 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

>>>After all, I am asking for a specific number. How many visitors per month per link exchange on average

In my honest opinion, even after hearing all else you wrote, that still can't be given an accurate answer. Link mileage will vary. Commerce or information, hot topic or segmented topic, where the links appear on partner sites, anchor text or link copy used, industry... As with above - I wasn't asking all these questions to get their answers - my point is that even if you tell me you want a "good job" - the pay for jobs is so varied that you need to state a specific type (with a link, an instance) to get a competent answer.

I've had link exchanges who have sent not a single visitor and I've had exchanges that have sent me more an extremely higher amount. It's a case by case basis.

Christyl Stevens

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2713 posted 2:47 pm on Sep 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've had link exchanges who have sent not a single visitor and I've had exchanges that have sent me more an extremely higher amount. It's a case by case basis.

Hi sugerrae,

This is the type of reply that I am looking for.

So in your opinion can you provide any reasons what you believe those partners who didn't (or don't) send you even a single visitor did (or are doing) wrong in contibuting to your link exchange not producing any visitors from their end?

And what about from your end, do you send visitors to those sites that don't send you any?

What about to the sites that do send you high amounts of visitors, do you provide them with a similar amount of visitors as well.

Thank you, sugerrae.

Gargen

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2713 posted 5:41 pm on Sep 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

I get a few (like 10) from each a month some are alot more and i get 10 a day.

LostOne

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2713 posted 11:56 pm on Sep 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

I never really looked at links for traffic. Kinda suprised me of the 72,000 total visitors we had last month "link partners" accounted for 5%. Many links are buried so deep nobody will find them.

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