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3-way link schemes driving me nuts!
what happened to good old recip links?
uhwebs




msg:3665491
 5:06 am on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Lately I've received a lot of emails requesting links... but they will only link back from a different domain (usually in no way related to my site).

This is driving me nuts. Is his a valid linking practice? It seems scammy to me. Most of the sites they are willing to link *to* me from are either completely unrelated-- or are filled with tons of scammy links (not a place I want my site listed).

Aren't recip links still worth something? At least then, two related sites chooose to mutually share links... instead of a scammy way of trying to get a link but make it appear like it's 1-way instead of recip.

 

cnvi




msg:3665817
 3:30 pm on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Reciprocal links are still worth quite a bit when it comes to how the search engines count them as valid backlinks. But you have to obtain them slowly with highly relevant sites. If you obtain them too quickly and/or with junk/irrelevant sites, you will notice the backlinks aren't always counted.

I don't bother with 3ways because that doesn't groove with the mantra "would I do this is the search engines didnt exist?"

CainIV




msg:3667830
 6:20 pm on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

"But you have to obtain them slowly with highly relevant sites."

Well said, and absolutely true.

It's like drinking imported beer. Slow is always better, and worth much more.

martinibuster




msg:3667876
 7:14 pm on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Possible the company who hired the linkers doesn't know they're 3 ways and is being told they're one way.

Could be the linkers convinced the client this is the way to go if they don't want any unsightly link pages and to conserve pagerank.

It's likely demand causing the linkers to update the old way of doing things to the new old way of doing things. As usual when a technique reaches critical mass, little events start happening here and there.

johnh123




msg:3670870
 2:23 am on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

What I find is that the proposal involves you giving them a good link to their site, and they will give you a worthless link from a 3rd party site. My response is always, that sounds good, but would you mind if we did it the opposite way?

They never go for it.

jaffstar




msg:3671344
 4:06 pm on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

What I find is that the proposal involves you giving them a good link to their site, and they will give you a worthless link from a 3rd party site

Bingo!

Many guys are offering guaranteed one way links to paying customers.

The customer thinks they are one way, but actually 3 way...

uhwebs




msg:3671688
 12:14 am on Jun 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Possible the company who hired the linkers doesn't know they're 3 ways and is being told they're one way.

I think this is what's happening. One site seems like a legit company that is related to my topic, but their "seo people" or whoever they are keep submitting 3-way link requests to me, offering to link back with worthless sites. I forwarded the emails and an explanation of why I was unwilling to do this to the seo person and the company's email.

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