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6:39 pm on Sep 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I've been asked to supply a site with inbound links, I've explained at lenth that a reciprocal facility would be better for the client but their having none of it.

I'm getting there but I'm running out of time and patience, any quick tips out there for me? :)

6:41 pm on Sep 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

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



Explain that most people will not be willing to supply a link, hindering PR and link pop, if they don't get a recip link
6:47 pm on Sep 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I've done that and things are starting to shape up for the rest of the contract, however I've still got to get through the first part. I wasn't involved at the beginning.
7:08 pm on Sep 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator rogerd is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



If you can't supply a reciprocal link, you face an uphill struggle. A few thoughts: First, if your site has legitimate and useful content, some sites may still list it. Try specialty directories and the like, for starters, plus sites with links pages.

Second, can you offer them anything? A coffee mug and T-shirt? A cruise? ;) Some site owners might go for another inducement.

Third, if you have the time and budget, you could also set up a new site someplace else, and come up with a plausible reason to explain why the recip links will be on this other site. It would have to be a good site, of course, with some on-topic content. Theoretically, it might work even better for the link partners if the new site was highly focused and optimized.

Some site owners will just link to you if you ask nicely. When all else fails, grovel!

 

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