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 8:05 pm on Feb 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

My interest is in exchanging links that bring in business for the sites; Please don't tell me about link farms, which only have the possibility of increasing search engine ratings and may only have short term results.

I am not sure if the policies at webmaster world have changed since the last time I was a member? At that time it was OK to reference the posters site in the Profile. My primary target is San Diego and the profile site drifts into freelance - a long tail search for employment sites. I am hungry to exchange links in the construction field specific to homeowners; for a site that already has a few good links IE BBB, Yellow pages ... . I am interested in link exchanges to any web technology from the profile site and a few others. And could exchange links with people in 3d or 4d graphics and animation - have not yet pushed into that keyword real estate using the many sites that share 3d graphics objects.

Any crumbs that could be thrown my way would be greatly appreciated. As this is white hat link development I am more interested in the quality of the other site rather than its current google PR.



 3:58 am on Feb 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

SanDiegoFreelance: welcome to Webmaster World!

Think about anything that is related to home owning or moving to a new home: Investment councilors, lawyers, bankers, title search, real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, plumbers, electricians, electrical inspectors, general contractors, fix-up handyman, housing inspectors, termite inspectors, well water certifiers-testing, flood plain insurers, driveway asphalter, tree maintenance, pool cleaners, fence contractors, sod layers, masons, septic service, roofing repair, deck contractors, kitchen remodelers, painters, wallpaper hangers, Sheetrockers, furnace maintenance, tilers, fast food delivery, local welcome wagon, furniture retailers, consumer retailers (stove, fridge, tv's, home entertainment centers), gyms, daycares, car repair-sales, newspaper delivery service (out of town & niche publications), food delivery services, local cable company (links and video adverts),....

OK, hows that? BTW your profile site won't be visible to us here until you've made a certain minimum number of posts (150?)....sorry!


 8:55 am on Feb 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

There are more than a few sites out there that specialize in link exchanges. A regular poster in this thread happens to work for one (although he obeys the rules and doesn't promote the site in these forums). Of course, one man's link exchange program might be another man's link farm, which I know you wish to avoid.

With the economy the way it is, I am sure there are tons of people out there in those businesses that would LOVE to exchange links, if they only knew with whom to exchange, or how to do it.

I think it was the poster who goes by the name 'wheel' who mentioned in another thread that his most effective link building tool is the telephone. You might just need a simple spreadsheet or database, and a phone (or good email client), and just start pounding the virtual pavement. After working at it for a little while, you will figure out what is successful and what isn't.


 9:07 am on Feb 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

>>I think it was the poster who goes by the name 'wheel' who mentioned in another thread that his most effective link building tool is the telephone

yes, for me too, although face to face contact even better - hard to build volume this way but i'm like the OP and am actually looking for traffic from links - however you need to be known in the business/niche to do this ... or just get yourself out to trade shows and the like

>>quality of the other site rather than its current google PR.

me i'm more interested in the quality of the page that is linking out to me, a long list of links even if all on topic aren't much help, how many clickthroughs are you going to get that way


 5:45 pm on Feb 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

I'd be all over it, but obviously a link exchange page is not the way to go about it. I'd be more wanting to interview them for the blog and provide non spammy looking links back. I'd also not want to abuse the method either.


 12:50 am on Feb 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thanks for all the great information. I asked for crumbs and I have a full plate.

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