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My site is listed on many directories, is there any advantage to having a page on my site linking to these directories and if so, should I link to the main page or to the result page of a search for my site.
If I create a popular subject site and link this to my main site, will this be beneficial (I think I know the answer to this one already) also is it better to be subject related or not or is it a case of more popular subject=more hits=more benefit to my main site
Are there any more basics of linking that I should be aware of
I always link to pages, directories and others, that link to me. Nice reminder for the spiders that these exist.
My suggestion for linking basics is to go up to the site search at the top of the page and run a search for any of your specific link questions. There is a wealth of information listed there. Things you might want to think about in your search are:
There are so many basics to cover. Feel free to bring any topic back up and ask questions about them, if you donít find the answer within the discussion. I like to revisit previous discussions to see how things may have changed or if the thinking is still the same.
Northern Light is an example of a full text search engine, meaning that it will read all text that appears on your web page. The use of phrases in the title and text is extremely important in ranking well on Northern Light. Northern Light does not consider the Alts, Comments, and Meta tags in determining rankings.
Common words will not be assigned as much weight weight as uncommon words. Additionally, pages that have a lot of pages linking to them will receive better rankings. Northern Light also provides catagory results which are listed in the left column of the results page.