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P.S. I have looked into various programs like LinktoLink etc. and from what I have been able to see so far........ NONE of them are really hitting the nail on the head regarding this problem either..... or am I missing something.????
Thanks again...!!!! The Village_Idiot
Another thought is to use a straight contact manager, like ACT! This kind of software handles things like keeping track of your last e-mail, sending out form e-mails, setting tickler notices, etc. Most contact manager have user-definable fields, which you could use for things like link URL, etc.
I do lots of linking and whatís worked best for me in the long run is an old-fashioned spreadsheet. I make a few starting columns and add more as needed. I open one spreadsheet for each page I am requesting links for. This also is terrific for vortal and portal submissions.
Date submitted ¦ [exact] url or email ¦ Date accepted ¦ Follow up
This is then reversed so to speak for pages I add links to.
Date requested¦ url request ¦code request ¦date accepted
What I do which saves lots of time is on the top of the page I have the title, url, email, description and keywords, also my name, address, phone, fax, each on a separate row, to copy/paste.
Using canonicals and wanting links for them as well as internal pages that are theme specific it works great to set up this way. Spreadsheets are endless too. You can go as far to the right, add pages to the left, copy and move things around. Itís terrific when youíre going link hunting, especially for vortals and directories where you can collect one day and submit and email another. I get a good 25 links to work on one day and process them another day.
Thanks Again .......!!!!!! The Village_Idiot
On the plus side, though, these links tend to be much more sticky and less volatile than SE rankings, and the better ones will actually send you traffic. Not only that, but a large and relevant link base will keep the spiders coming and help your rankings in some SEs. I feel that recip linkage time I've put in on some sites has been the best investment I could have made.