| 6:25 am on Feb 13, 2003 (gmt 0)|
best thing you can do is find sites that are similar in content to yours and email them asking if they woudl be willing to recipricate links. On average 1 in 5 will be willing to do this.
Then as your links grow your rankings will increase. More peopel will find your site through search engines such as google. Then if your content is of high quality you will find people linking to you due to your content being good.
Building link popularity is never going to be a quick task, but well worth it if you are prepared to stick at it.
Hope this helps.
| 6:27 am on Feb 13, 2003 (gmt 0)|
that helps..but does it hurt in linking to a site with pr less than that of mines?
| 6:30 am on Feb 13, 2003 (gmt 0)|
No it won't harm your site, also try checking the backward links of sites that have a high PR that will give you a list of sites to contact that should also exchange with you
| 6:31 am on Feb 13, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Depends on your definition of "hurt."
If they're PR0, maybe. If they're 1 or 2 below what your links page is, probably not.
And there are more benefits to links beyond PR.
| 6:34 am on Feb 13, 2003 (gmt 0)|
ok great guys..i am gonna get more links now...
| 6:36 am on Feb 13, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Even with linking, content is king! Make sure that your site is worth linking to. That is the only way that you can get easy links. Any other way you will actually have to work at it.
| 9:50 am on Feb 13, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Easy and effective way to get links? Why is that everyone who wants quality links is also looking for shortcuts?
There are no shortcuts when it comes to getting quality links. If there was, everybody would employ those methods and than links would count for nothing in improving your ranking.
I only know of the hard, slow way to get quality links. And it has really, really, really paid off for me.
| 12:37 pm on Feb 13, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Making a "add url" or "add your link" page will also help other webmasters find you. I always go to Google and search for "widgets add url" and notice that many come into my site from the same search. You will get people asking you for links.
| 12:40 pm on Feb 13, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Birdman I never thought of searching like that before, nice one! :)
| 1:48 pm on Feb 13, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Choose wisely in who you decide to link too. If the site has hidden text, spammy look or no real content then it might not be worth it.
>>If they're PR0
Not always a bad thing though, the site simply may not be registered by google yet but ram jammed full of good quality stuff. Lool for PR0 with a white bar as opposed to a grey one. A white one may signify a panalty of some sort to which it might be better not to link.
This sort of checking is more important if you are a new young site. Larger sites can link to "bad neighbours" in the odd case and weather out any negative affects as its impact is less on a relative scale. A smaller site may lose more in relative terms.
| 3:14 pm on Feb 13, 2003 (gmt 0)|
you mention a white bar might mean a penalty, is there any way of finding out why?
If the site is new and has a white bar with PR0 but only cause its just been Freshbotted, does that still have the same neg. effect as one that is a "bad" site?
| 7:44 pm on Feb 13, 2003 (gmt 0)|
That is a good point that you can have links find you after awhile. After I got about 50 links, people starting finding me on other people's links pages. I also divided my links into a directory with 7 pages with theme related links.
I did a little research on the Overture Search Term Suggestion tool and optimized those 7 pages for "Keyword - Link Exchange, Reciprocal Link Exchange Program - Keyword2"
This worked great except for one problem. I get a lot of "Junk" link requests from sites that are low PR, No PR, have 500 links on one page or employ some spam technique.
I probably only accept 1 in 4 links.
Another thing I did was negotiate special link exchanges with friendly webmasters with semi-theme related sites. In other words, "I will put your link on 6 of my PR4 pages and you put my link on 6 of your PR4 pages." Often, my link or his is the only outbound link on that page.
I picked up an extra 15 links this way.
| 8:06 am on Feb 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Finding out why?
You will have to look at the page and see if it is obvious. Chnaces are though you may never find out. Could even be that the offending items have been move/changed.
Dont know for certain. I would "guess" that they are different if I have read it right. If in any doubt dont link or waith till the next update to see the real state of play.