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6:35 am on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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SEO Link Exchange Quality Guidelines

  • Send an unsolicited automated and/or canned link exchange request via email and/or online contact form. Combining both of these methods guarantees success.

  • Provide a link in your automated link exchange request to the page on your high quality site where you've so graciously linked to the recipient. That page where their link appears should have a Google PageRankô of 0-3 (zero to three) with 0 being the best, and have a unique keyword rich directory path like this...

    http://www.example.com/links/keyword_keyword_keyword/keyword_keyword/
    keyword/keyword_keyword/keyword_45/keyword_links.html

    Important Note: The deeper you bury their link within your website, and the more keyword phrases you can strategically place in the URI path separated by hyphens, underscores, slashes and/or other delimiters, the greater your chance of securing a quality link exchange. Three or more hyphens in your root domain is an added plus and sure to attract high quality link partners.

  • If your high quality links pages are showing up as Supplemental Results in Google site:example.com searches, that is definitely an added benefit.

  • If you have 50+ outbound links (OBLs) per page, you're doing good.

  • If you have 100+ outbound links (OBLs) per page, you're doing great.

  • If you have 200+ outbound links (OBLs) per page, that is absolutely outstanding!

  • Use your Google Gmail account and/or your links@example.com (company) email address to send the automated/canned link exchange request. Use both email addresses for maximum effect!

  • Tell the recipient in your automated link exchange request that the link to their website will be removed (expires) from your high quality links directory in a specified number of days if you do not receive a reciprocal link from them. This is a great way to attract high quality links!

  • Send unsolicited automated follow up emails with additional automated link exchange requests. This is sure to get the recipients attention.

Additional Tips for SEO Link Exchange

  • Link to the recipient with the link rel="nofollow" attribute.

  • Link to the recipient using a 302 Found tracking script.

  • Link to the recipient using JavaScript to hide the link from being indexed by the search engines (<a href="javascript:">).

  • Link to the recipient from a high quality links page that has 100+ outbound links.

  • If you've been creative enough and have found a way to place 200+ outbound links on the page, that should convince the recipient to participate!

  • Inform the lucky recipient how important PageRankô and links are for the survival of their website in Google and, that linking back to you will improve their overall search engine positions. Specifying that their link must come from a page on their website with a minimum Google PageRankô of 3 is definitely a great way to earn brownie points and seal the deal!

  • Include a second email address in your automated link exchange request (in your signature) along with the name and link of the program that generated the unsolicited automated and canned link exchange request.

Okay, have I missed anything of importance?

Please keep in mind that this is satire and it is not suggested that you follow the above guidelines. While this is a common practice amongst the clueless in the industry, you surely don't want to get involved with this type of Internet marketing. Or, do you? ;)

7:08 am on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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>>Okay, have I missed anything of importance?

Oh yes, something very important! Make sure the automated link requests all get routed through GoDaddy's mail servers, and send out a minimum of 3-400 at a time, every day for at least a week.

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Great guidelines!
I have some additions:
- Try to send out the email to websites that are completely unrelated.
- Send out the email to all available email addresses of the website. 12 emails with the same message should do the trick.
- Don't forget to kiss ass. The 'I visited your website (I don't know which, though) and I loved it!' -sentence still works like a charm.
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Don't forget to threaten them in the follow up emails - the more stern, the better.

Always use the title tag of their site when addressing them; "Dear Discount Widgets Online - Blue, Red, Green"

Include a pic of a hot chick [webmasterworld.com].

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Okay, have I missed anything of importance?

  • Make sure to exclude spiders from your links directory:

    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /links/

  • Offer a 3-way exchange involving an even higher quality link directory in your network:

    We have already placed a link to your site at:
    www.spam-links-directory.com

    We would appreciate if you link back to our site at:
    www.some-other-domain.com

  • Add credibility to your links pages by putting AdSense on them. "Ooh, a Google-approved links page ... where do I sign up ...".
  • 4:56 pm on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    It also helps to make absolutely sure that the webmaster you're contacting understands that you're inviting them to partake in your link program as some webmasters are simply too thick to recognise a good thing when it comes their way.

    And if you're the industrious type and are sending out lots of cut 'n' pasted e-mails, make sure that the important bits of the mail, like the recipients name, website etc., are in a different font from the rest of the message. This gives the illusion of a carefully crafted, highly personal message.

    5:17 pm on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    Be sure to use as much Internet slang as possible. Don't waste time by actually writting out the words "you are" - use "u r". After all, this is email. Professionalism doesn't matter in web communication.
    5:33 pm on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    >Make sure to exclude spiders from your links directory

    Either that, or have the links open up in a frame on your site so the site doesn't leak PR.

    6:19 pm on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    Don't forget to inform them that participating in link exchanges is a great way to raise your PR. Go in depth about the mysteries and magnificence of the PR ranking, and how high PR will shoot your rankings to the top of Google in 24 hours or less.

    An added touch is to tell them to forward this letter to 10 friends before sundown or else their hair will fall out and they will have bad luck for 7 years.

    9:16 pm on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    Please keep in mind that this is satire and it is not suggested that you follow the above guidelines. While this is a common practice amongst the clueless in the industry, you surely don't want to get involved with this type of Internet marketing. Or, do you? ;)

    What satire? I found no satire in your words nor in those excellent additions by other quality WebmasterWorld members.

    'While this is a common practice' means that it is the defacto standard. As we all know the web is built upon strict adherence to standards.

    People who denigrate web standards often are actually marketing a 'proprietary' alternative. These people are not satirists they are <deleted>.

    Might I ask if you are attempting to sell us 'best practice' in place of 'common practice'?
    Shame on you sir, shame on you.

    9:22 am on Mar 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    " due to rigirous anti spamming policies I am unable to give you my domain from my site in the US."

    Jonny Patel
    Link expert Delhi

    2:16 am on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    Inform them, after you have confirmed that they have linked to x2yx.com, a link to their site will be placed on a1bc.com during the next link adding rotation.

    a1bc.com = [any well know high pr site that runs adsense]

    I think you can figure out the rest.

    2:40 am on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    If they don't link back right away, don't ever, ever give up. Send them an email with a counter that gets incremented letting them know that you have sent 23 reminders to put up your link and they still have not linked back.
    9:30 am on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    Provide a link in your automated link exchange request to the page on your high quality site where you've so graciously linked to the recipient. That page where their link appears should have a Google PageRankô of 0-3 (zero to three) with 0 being the best, and have a unique keyword rich directory path like this...

    No, no, no. No path, should be orphan page with PR 0. They'll never notice. (someone tried that on me a few days ago)

    2:59 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    This is why lnking top a site is a waste of time too many crooks cheaters wannabe's in the business
    6:10 am on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    I recieved one of these link requests yesterday.But they also said : "If you would like us to link to you first then just reply ""you link first"".

    Well, that's exactly what i did - i replied : "you link first".

    6:33 am on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    due to rigirous anti spamming policies I am unable to give you my domain from my site in the US

    Too funny, and very true. I get one of those every third day.

    To add to the inital post:

    Dear {forgot_to_setup progam properly}

    I came across your {forgot_again} related website and felt we should trade link. Trading links provides (insert crap here)

    Link to us first and we'll forget we ever contacted you inthe first place.

    Thankyou kindly for giving our MFA site a real boost!

    Regards,
    {forgot_my_own_name}

    7:25 am on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    make sure you use:

    Dear email address,

    before your canned response. This will make the email much more personalized and the user will know that you were specifically looking to contact them :)

    11:01 am on Apr 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    G'day
    It says that if you have more than 200 links from one page then its good, I guess we all have E-commerce stores?
    well if I sell (phones) for examples? where in the world would I get 200 link for each page?
    and where would you put the 200 links in 1 page? you need lots of space to have 200 links....
     

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