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I'm new here and have some questions about linking to other websites.
I'm building a site and I want to add some links on my homepage that go to other sites.
Q. 1. Is it ok to first place the links on my site that go to other websites before I place it on the internet? And then once on the internet get the other websites to link to my site. (I'm speaking about the sites that say to "add your url" to their site and use their link on your page to link to them.)
I ask this because I'm new to developing a site and I heard that when you place a website on the internet it gets spidered and indexed and I was thinking that it would help to place my site higher on the search results of engines than if I waited till after my site was on the internet and then placed them on my site.
My thoughts were also that if I placed my site on the internet that my site would get spidered and then I would have to wait until the next spidering for my site to get better results. Not that this is the only thing that counts for better ranking but I was curious. I'm not really sure how this works and this might be a dumb question and I apologize but I am new here and new to SEO.(I think this is the proper term to use.)
Please explain. Please can anyone help.
Thank you to all:)
Hi Frenzy77, it is ok to first place the links on your sites then approach the webmasters to link back to you.
But be careful about the sites that say to "add your url" to their site. Be extremely choosy. Do not link to FFA link sites or spammy sites (you get penalized doing that). Select stes that are SE friendly and have a good linking policy. Also check if the page that has your link is indexed by SEs. If it is not then it is useless.
Please do not panic about PR. A good linking policy would definitely result to a rising PR. SO, just choose good, relevant websites.
These days, it is suuggested to do some meaningful linking rather than dumping links together. Try to offer link and get link from content pages. Also try one way links for your sites (tough to get though).
Links are very good way to increase visibility of a new site. You get more visitors and sales too. And it does not hurt your pocket. Happy linking!