| 9:42 pm on Apr 25, 2010 (gmt 0)|
It does sound like a not bad idea. One other option is to provide the website with code to paste into their pages. The code you provide contains the embedded flash object and a text link to you. Its up to you if you want to restrict the websites ability to remove this link.
| 2:26 pm on Apr 26, 2010 (gmt 0)|
From a ranking benefit, #2 is clearly the best. If you do that though, have a conversation with each of them first, don't just cookie-cutter the links. Get an individualized link from each site.
I used to have a competitor to a calculator service I offered. He required a 'powered by' link from each of his clients. I didn't. Years ago he temporarily ranked for some very nice terms as a result of all those links, but no more.
In other words, treat the scaled down gadget as a tool for negotiating links, not a standardized version.
The other thought I have is, if you do tests, could you create a full practice test? That might be of more interest to your associates to publish.
| 10:02 am on Apr 29, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Thanks wheel - was inspired with this idea by your link building thread.
I've gone for the 1 and 2 option, but left 2 open to negotiation. Have had about 7 enthusiastic replies so far.
| 12:11 pm on Apr 29, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I don't do flash, but I am told it can be done so it is crawlable.
Worth taking up with your developer?
No idea if that restricts what can be done with it :(
Ah, yes - [googleblog.blogspot.com...]
(We're allowed to link to the official google blog, right?)
| 8:40 pm on Apr 30, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Wheel - I've gone with the "gadget" approach as they can put it nicely on their homepage.
Leadegroot - sadly I'm my own developer. Not entirly convinced at how well Google crawls flash.