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While reading these little goodies in AV (http://doc.altavista.com/adv_search/ast_toc.shtml) - I remembered in some sleep deprived state reading your posts about "cross Linking". How cross link carried away should one get? One of our sites is approaching 1,000 SE OPT pages and got a lot more to build yet. Most of those are in directories of 50 or less. We have used other domains to add link popularity by creating transparent 20 X 20 button.gif images to link back to the main site.
We could easily use the same idea to link the pages on the main site to each other. Let's say I have a page named apple.html - how many other pages on the site should have a link back to apple.html???
Also, after reading the AV stuff, it sounds like they may like those incoming links to be from text rather than graphics. (Oh the fun of re-doing all of those link pages...)
In other words Brett, do you mind telling exactly how you are doing your cross linking?
I don't think AV is (or has been) reading graphic links except to spider - even then it is rare.
I'm just linking like content where ever possible.
Do these links have to be full text. What I mean is can I do this. Use a link <a href="http://www.ecommerce-packages.com/link3.html">.</a>
Thereby not messing up my page design.I will just put these three dots on the bottom of the page making sure to use a different color from the background. Thanks.
With it laying there naked within the link text, you know they are going to atleast consider it.
Ralph, what have you seen with link "title" text? I've tried it, but I can't pinpoint anything that would suggest it is a winner of a trick.