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Reciprocal links

The power about reciprocal links

     

Naiden

5:32 am on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hello guys, this is the first time I post in an English SEO forum, so sorry for my English.

The case is that in a lot of forums people say that reciprocal links give very little power for Google and few people say that they have the same power.

Who is wrong?

thanks

4:22 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi Naiden, and Welcome!

The only people who can truly answer your question are the engineers at Google.

However, you are correct: there is a lot of opinion about this. A good thread, if you have not already read it, is the Is Linking Dead? [webmasterworld.com] thread from this forum.

You might also want to check through the Forum Library [webmasterworld.com] - the link is located just above the Link Development title towards the top of this page. It lists some of the best threads from this Link Development forum, and has plenty of tips for a powerful linking strategy.

4:42 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I still see several sites gaining rankings only with reciprocal links.

It's easier to get reciprocal links and when you have several text links you can rank fine: I do not know if it will work in the long period.

5:45 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Reciprocal links still count. It's even better, though, to have links that are reciprocal and that are not reciprocal.
7:56 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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we live on recips and they rock
8:12 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'd say recip links should always count, most involve a manual review and some sort of quality check so in a way they are still a vote.
8:48 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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But hey,

I think that recp. links actually harm your website ranking when these are link farms.

But I still need to know something what does Google spider, do they spider on all search engines or do they spider just sites on Google. This would make all the diff to me so if you get a recp. link to a website listed on another search engine but not on google then it might not be worth the time of day.

That is assuming that am right...