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link to us from your website
image and text link to us code, need confirmation it's correct..or not
Artsyrat




msg:3896504
 9:45 pm on Apr 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi,
I just wrote for the first time the code inviting visitors who come to my website to copy and paste a link onto their web site. I've never done this before and am not sure I did it right. I also added here a bit of my instructions to the visitor. I'm not sure if I worded it correctly or gave them the right instructions. Can some look at my code to confirm I did it ok?

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<p><strong>2.</strong> You can right-click on the image below and choose 'Save Image as' or 'Save this image' and choose a location. Copy
the code below it and paste it into the place you choose on your web site. (Mac users hold down your mouse button and a menu will pop up) </p>
<p><strong>3.</strong> There is also a text link (without an image) you can copy and paste into your site.</p><hr />

<p><strong>Using an image</strong><br />150 x 51</p><p><img class="left" border="0" src="myimage.jpg" alt="mywebsite.com banner" width="150" height="51"><p>&lt;a href='http://www.mywebsite.com/'
title='My Web Site'&gt;<br />&lt;img src='yourpath/myimage.jpg'
alt='My Web Site'&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</p><hr />

<p><strong>Using a text link</strong></p><p>&lt;a href="http://www.mywebsite.com/"<br />
title="My Web Site" target="_top"&gt;<br />My Web Site&lt;a/&gt;</p>

Thanks.

 

piatkow




msg:3896961
 12:55 pm on Apr 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

Without bothering to go through the html, my immediate thought is that do you really want links from the sort of site where the webmaster can't code an anchor tag for himself?

Artsyrat




msg:3897043
 2:49 pm on Apr 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

Piakow
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really want links from the sort of site where the webmaster can't code an anchor tag for himself?
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I understand what your saying...I'm not really sure. It has always bugged me that linking to sites that don't have a very good page rank for whatever reason is not a good idea. Who makes that rule and what is it's purpose? In my mind, people have to start somewhere and not all newbie sites are or will be of less quality forever. (I'm not talking about really bad sites with web designers who just don't have any skill, I'm talking about people who are just learning, probably newbies.

I'm a perfect example. I have never had this 'link to us' on my site before. I'm completely re-doing every aspect of my site to increase page rank, traffic and sales. I had to ask you if I did it correctly... I have to start somewhere. Does that mean people shouldn't link to my site because I had to ask for confirmation with this code? :)

martinibuster




msg:3897413
 11:52 pm on Apr 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

It has always bugged me that linking to sites that don't have a very good page rank for whatever reason is not a good idea. Who makes that rule and what is it's purpose?

Those who follow those rules are generally people who want to:

...increase page rank, traffic and sales.

I personally don't care for links from a webmaster who cares about PageRank etc. The best links are from sites created by people who have no such concerns. So don't let it bother you.

Artsyrat




msg:3898646
 2:29 pm on Apr 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

Realistically tho...doesn't every webmaster have some concern for page rank. How could they not? What's the point of having a website if no one is going to ever see it? I need page rank, traffic and sales because it's my living, I am sharing with others the thing I am best at and love to do, of course I want good page rank.

I've searched through many of the 'widget' websites that are in my field. It's hard to find sites that will link to my site or they are my direct competitor. Many individual 'widget' web sites don't even have any external links.

I need to expand my link search deeper into the subject of my widgets and not just the widgets them selves. I may be ble to connect with others who have that interest. Is that something the search engines will approve of?

martinibuster




msg:3898737
 4:13 pm on Apr 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

>>>Realistically tho...doesn't every webmaster have some concern for page rank.

No, they don't. You must be looking in the wrong places if that's all you're finding.

Jack_Hughes




msg:3899546
 12:24 pm on Apr 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

@Artsyrat - I couldn't care less about PR... and google is trying its hardest to make it pretty irrelevant too.

Artsyrat




msg:3899684
 3:06 pm on Apr 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

Obviously I've misunderstood what folks have been telling me for the past two years about what many people's goals and purposes for their websites. I've been taking classes now for the past two years learning seo, web development, etc and in it all the there has been an underlying message of getting to the top with certain websites. What gives?
Am I spinning my wheels? There's a lot of different opinions out there.

Oh well, I'm not gonna stress over it. My webmaster knowledge is limited anyway, there's so much to learn. I just want to enjoy it and do the best I can.

Shaddows




msg:3899808
 4:50 pm on Apr 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

PR is a metric thats good for keeping score, but thats pretty much it. It CAN be good for trying to trouble-shoot (though it can also muddy waters).

High-PR sites TEND to rank better than low PR sites. But equally, lower PR sites easily outrank high-PR ones for specific keywords.

Your key metric should be traffic, and (if you are monetised) conversion rate.

nealrodriguez




msg:3904362
 8:22 pm on Apr 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

Realistically tho...doesn't every webmaster have some concern for page rank. How could they not?

by thinking pr means 'public ridicule;' some webmasters don't know what is page rank, and don't need to know. google isn't the only place from which to drive traffic and sales. there are billions of sites from which to choose. you've just got to reach out and link some one.

Your key metric should be traffic, and (if you are monetised) conversion rate.

show me the moneeey!

londrum




msg:3904375
 8:36 pm on Apr 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

personally, i wouldn't ever bother downloading someone's banner or image onto my own server. i'd just link to theirs. you are giving them a link, after all, so they can't really complain.

hardly any people are going to take up your suggestion and put your link on their site (that's nothing to do with your site, it's just the way it is these days), but for those that do, you probably want to make it as easy as possible for them.

and also, having all these external links coming back at you with identical anchor text and identical title tag text isn't the best thing to do these days either, because search engines think they look unnatural. it's best to let the website owner pick their own text.

Philiboy




msg:3935402
 6:26 pm on Jun 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

But what if you had a link to us page which was cleverly programmed so that the link instructions were randomised so that each 'variant' of the page offers an alternative way to link (in terms of anchor text and destination page). Could this be a solution?

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