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2:48 pm on Sep 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

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When joining link popularity programs, do certain search engines penalize you for using them?
2:56 pm on Sep 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

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



There have been reports of sites that were apparently penalized for participating in link farms. I say "apparently" because the SE rarely tells you anything, and, if they do, it's often in vague terms instead of, "we found linkpopscam.com pages on your site."

I would recommend steering clear of these programs. Beyond the potential danger if some SE decides the program is spam, it is almost certain that most of the links will be from sites with a theme unrelated to yours.

I'd suggest a targeted reciprocal link program - try to seek out sites with topics closely related to yours, preferably popular ones. Zeus software will automate some of the process, but you can certainly start off by identifying sites using the same search engines you are targeting.

2:57 pm on Sep 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

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



I am wary of using these programs......manual is the better way to go.....in my opinion.
3:11 pm on Sep 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Thats what I thought, but I always like to check with you guys to make sure my thoughts are on the right track!
11:00 am on Sep 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

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It's not the end of the world to place an inbound link on some of these sites directing some traffic toward your site.

The down fall is when you place an outbound link to one or start swapping link pages and all that kind of carry on.

If it's on theme with your site then a one way inbound link is alright.

11:46 am on Oct 4, 2001 (gmt 0)

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the only good link pop system is now closing! :-(

Ove

11:50 am on Oct 4, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Any comments about links to you! i saw 7 search have a banner on their site

/Ove

12:30 pm on Oct 4, 2001 (gmt 0)

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



Ove, here's just one discussion of many about programs like that. This one is specifically about links2you:

[webmasterworld.com...]

Personally, I'd stay away from anything but hand-picked links done the old-fashioned way, and watch for the way the reciprocating site does the links, too.

Ove

12:43 pm on Oct 4, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Personally, I'd stay away from anything but hand-picked links done the old-fashioned way, and watch for the way the reciprocating site does the links, too.

Thanks
I agree with you.

/Ove

 

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