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5:48 pm on Jul 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Google is forcing us to have links from other sites if we want good rankings. So what is the best way to get these links?

It seems to me that a link exchange program, very much like a banner exchange program would be in order. In reading back a few months on this forum, there appears to issues with having links, a spam like issue?

What is wrong with a non-banner link exchange program where a member would have a links page, featuring no more than say 10-20 related or interesting links. Each week or month, an email is sent to all the members of the program alerting them of new sites. As a member I can examine the site to see if it makes sense to include the site on my links page.

Is there already such programs?

Thanks,

5:55 pm on July 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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With some of the penalties the "link farms" received, and the "PR0" penalty following cross linked pages, I don't know if a link exchange is worth the risk, IMHO.

-Marty

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Hey? What's going on? There is no activity on this Links sub forum. I read way back on this sub forum where someone suggested that this sub forum was dead because of the anti-spam like results. Is this the case?

12:09 am on July 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hi tesla,

So what is the best way to get these links?

Here are a few places to start looking.

The Infamous Link Popularity Campaign [webmasterworld.com]
Methods to research specialized search and vortals links [webmasterworld.com]
Tips on Link Popularity [webmasterworld.com]

a banner exchange program would be in order. In reading back a few months on this forum, there appears to issues with having links, a spam like issue?

Any link exchange program becomes suspect. We all want this to be easier than it is but it doesn’t appear to work that way any longer. I guess that’s why I’m pushing for folks to take their linking duties one step further and consider

Linking Outside the Box [webmasterworld.com].

And as for this question…

I read way back on this sub forum where someone suggested that this sub forum was dead because of the anti-spam like results. Is this the case?

I’m not sure what you are asking here.

12:22 am on July 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>So what is the best way to get these links?

In theory, it's to build a site full of quality content that will attract many links.

12:46 am on July 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Very true Brett.

I was just thinking about this theme today and remembered something that happened about 6 months ago.
I received an email simply saying something like "Hi there, we have placed a link to your site from (theirsite.com) If you wish we will remove this link, thanks"

This made my day and put me in a good mood, First think I did was to return the favour and link right back.

Doing something like this may be worth while...

Find a site that you would like to exchange links with and link to them... Send them an email saying you have linked and they may link back. Give it a week or so and if they don't oblige simply remove the link and try again with another site.

Has anyone ever done something like this and if so was it any use?

Ps I would avoid linking to MSN because I dont think they would exchange.

1:04 am on July 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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when i started out on a new site, i went out my way to get links. After the site is "seen", you would "hope" the quality content will gather links on its own. It does seem to.

I see it as a snowball effect, just like when you get listed in google and dmoz you also get listed "elsewhere"....

same goes for links. If you have a few good links in respected web sites, other webmasters may remember your URL next time round and link to it.

I'd rather focus on making content / improving the site than trying to "hoover" links up from other people

/I also think people are more clued up, and were more likely to offer recips, but are now more sceptical due to things like PR being involved. my 0.02 though.

 

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