|Getting quoted without being linked|
I've had some research quoted by authorative sites in the industry. However, most of them do not link to me!!!! So, while my "see me in the news" page is quite long, the link:mysite.com is quite short. Any suggestions on how to remedy this?
BTW, if they link to mysite.com/research/article7.html, will this help the rank of mysite.com ? What about a sibling or child page?
yes it will help, build up your url index page with incoming relevant links then the rest of the site, everything else follows. but read here, in all forums, there is much to be learned.
I think you need to go to them and ask them to link back to you. I would also ask them for a good yet short bio to be included. Nice if you can get it. The very least they should provide is a link with the keywords you want in the anchor text. Provide them with the code in copy/paste form, to make it even easier. Let them know you would be happy to provide them with more content if that would help, while pushing for the bio lines.
Linking to a directory page, off your main index page is fine and there is merit to that if you want to boost the link pop of internal pages. Let the site know you are happy to link to the page where your information is included.
Hi, Franklin. External linkage from major sites will help you - whether the link goes to your index page or another page.
To get them to put up links, I'd start with a nice request directed to the editor or other senior person (if you can find an individual). Just be polite. Offer to establish a link back, or point out that you already have.
If your remarks are taken from a copyrighted document, point that out, too. That might soften them up a bit.
Be polite, be persistent. Congrats on getting quoted - that's a great start! Good luck!
Okay, thanks guys, will do.
One more question: I plan on changing my domain name - are all my external links lost, or can I salvage them. The server will 304 (or is it 302?) redirect the old domain to the new domain - does this help at all?
Franklin, if you change your domain name and redirect from old to new you will lose the search engine benefits of inbound links. Obviously, the traffic you get from clicks on those links will still show up at the new site. Your search engine performance will be messed up by this too, so if you have great positions you may want to effect this change gradually rather than abruptly.
As far as the old links: Once the new site is up, I'd recommend contacting those sites linked to the old one with a request to alter the link to the new one. (This would be a good time to request any changes in the link text or site description.) In my experience, though, this effort will be only partially successful. Many smaller web sites are maintained sporadically or not at all. E-mail addresses change, or end up being ignored, too, so even contacting some of the linked sites may be problematic. With some effort, though, you should be able to get the majority of links shifted.
Franklin, As far as link popularuty goes you have none for the new site so it's back to basics there.
As rogerd says you should get some of your existing links changed but if I were you I'd start a new link building campaign.
It's not a bad idea altogether as you'll be able to look at this one fresh and any old links that you manage to get should be looked at as a bonus.
Sometimes it's better to start with a brand new site with no links as the strategy is easier to work out than trying to juggle between old and new. :)
Email all the webmasters of the links that you want to keep and then forget about it and start from scratch.