Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.158.143.40

Forum Moderators: martinibuster

Message Too Old, No Replies

question on links

question on links

   
3:12 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Let's say I sold widgets. would you recommend that I link to many sites that also sold widgets? I would think that would be direct competition, no?
4:57 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Try linking to (and getting return links from) related sites that are not in direct competition. Let's say you sell dog clothing. Instead of sending your visitors to your competitions' sites, work out link exchanges with sites selling dog beds or dog houses. Think "theme" more than about any kind of exact match. Hope it helps!
6:05 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Thanks, I will work on it. :)
6:08 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



May want to check out this thread:

On Link Relationshops and Relevancy [webmasterworld.com]

I think this is a great comment from Caveman:

As for those wondering if the SE's won't see the relationships between sites/pages not directly related (like shoes and vitamins), don't bet on it. Algos are FAR better at seeing the relationship between toasters and bath towels than most people are. (Yes, there is a relationship between toasters and bath towels.)

[edited by: Quinn at 6:10 pm (utc) on Dec. 13, 2005]

6:09 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



How about this,

let's say I sell watercolors

should I try to link to people who have art sites? - where art sites is a more general term

6:10 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



One more thing, let's say that I do get more links in, as in the previous example, I get let'ss ay 50 more art related links, would those be considered BACK links and that would increase my standing on the home page?
6:11 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



should I try to link to people who have art sites? - where art sites is a more general term

There's relevancy in that relationship.

6:35 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Ok good, I got it., I hope!
6:58 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



[[One more thing, let's say that I do get more links in, as in the previous example, I get let'ss ay 50 more art related links, would those be considered BACK links and that would increase my standing on the home page?]]

You've got the idea.

7:11 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



GREAT! Thanks again
4:39 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



This is my first post to this forum so I apologize if this question has been asked and responded to before! I don't see a search capability so I'm adding to this post.

If a site puts a link on their site to mine, but they use the target=_blank so another window opens, is this link still a valuable link in the eyes of the engines?

Thanks for any help.

4:44 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tigger is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



yes its fine it just opens a new browser so is a safer exchange for the site owner
5:08 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



Thanks for the info and quick response!
6:51 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



Generaly you will not get link from the sites those are top 20 or top40. Generally they do not give link. You may get one or two sites who will give. but most of the sites will not give.

I think you can exchange links with your subject related sites. Because search engine gives more importance on subject relavancy.

If your site is mortgage related and you are exchnaging links with car loan site or insurance related site then you will not get much value in the eyes of search engine.

You will get more value if you get links from mortgage related sites.It will be more relevant link and search engine likes more these kind of link.

So nothing harm with linking to your competetive sites.

6:55 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



Previous reply was to the following post.
[Let's say I sold widgets. would you recommend that I link to many sites that also sold widgets? I would think that would be direct competition, no?]