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How many links would you add to you link pages each day/week?
stinky




msg:3484733
 6:40 am on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

When emailing for link exchanges and adding the persons site First to your link page, how many links is a good number to add on average per day/week.
Should it not matter how many sites you add first to your link pages in a short period of time because most will not link back to you and other link backs may take months?
What are your opinions or experiences?

 

spiritualseo




msg:3485858
 8:43 am on Oct 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Never add links, just blast off with the link exchange emails. Why waste your time adding links?

sem4u




msg:3485860
 8:51 am on Oct 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Maybe because by adding your link first it shows that you are serious about the exchange. If a link isn't added first, then I will simply reject the exchange...not that I do much link exchanging these days.

spiritualseo




msg:3486081
 11:08 am on Oct 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

But not me. I might ask them to add the link first and then get back to me. This way the other person has less work to do. He only needs to add links that he is sure will reciprocate.

In the present day context you get one link for every 100 emails sent. So it really does not make any sense adding 100 links to a page. Too much work. I might just as well forgo people who don't respond to me just bcause I did not add their link first. Any person who has done link exchange knows how painful that can be

CainIV




msg:3486411
 5:33 pm on Oct 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

I might ask them to add the link first and then get back to me

Well then you are missing out on quality links, because I know myself and many others here will simply toss out any exchange mail that asks ME to link to them first.

I have been on the block for years, why would I link to you first and hope that you link back? Thats counterproductive.

If you want to get high quality links back to your site, you have to email webmasters and actually speak with them, not in templated format, and link over to them as a valued resource and tell them why (for real) you like their website.

Better yet, give them a ring.

cnvi




msg:3486559
 8:17 pm on Oct 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

keep your volume slow and steady.. I would not suggest more than half dozen a day or about 50 a week.

ken_b




msg:3486736
 11:46 pm on Oct 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

I toss out all link requests that...

1: ask me to link first
2: tell me they linked to me, but if I don't reciprocate in some number of days they'll take the link down
3: mention PR
4: tell me how much the link from them will help me

I'm most likely to seriously consider link requests that look something like this...
-------------------
Hi ken;
I own (some business) and we sell (some related product) and wonder if you would link to my site, it's (some web address)

Thanks
someone
business name
business address
city, state
phone
--------------------

There are more factors, but these relate to the actual link request email.

As far as pace goes, actually looking at the sites you might ask for a link should pretty much limit the speed of requests sent out, assuming you are doing it all yourself and other site building activities take some of your time.

Go for quality rather than quantity. make a list of target sites, prioritize them for desirability, then start sending requests at the bottom of the list and work your way up. That way you'll get a chance to see what works best for you before you burn through the most desirable target sites.

Of course that assumes you don't send the whole list at one time.

spiritualseo




msg:3488186
 10:32 am on Oct 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

'A' sends a link request to 'B'. And 'B' if interested asks 'A' to add his link first. So now 'A' can add the link and get back to 'B'. This is what I meant. This is a better option than 'A' adding links prior to contacting prospective link partners.

Any suggestions for link exchange subject lines. I like the link email above. Short and to the point.

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