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Check ... whois data, IP addresses and other links on the site ...
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if you have a high traffic site and they have a low traffic site it is a fair exchange... because although i may gain more pagerank they gain more traffic, i give far more referals (as a guess from the number of "exits" from my directory pages - i don't have a click through counter) than i get back from link exchanges.
So are you saying that the site should be listed in
dmoz.org, yahoo.com and have good content if you were approached by this website owner?
How is the site listed for it's targeted keywords.
When checking determine if it is part of a network (whois data).
... a link can be taken off just as fast as I put it up ...
I hope this guy asking me is more ethical than that. But I still wanted to know of anyone who actually did a homepage for homepage link deal and what the result was. I'm getting the feeling no one has done one on this board. I imagine it would be a mess if I had to back out of the link exchange after the agreement was made and the links were up and running.
Many of my clients provide links to other sites on the homepage (links that open in new windows of course). They generally want around £2,000 per month for it, or a barter to that kind of value.
Their link exchanges have been with companies such as eBay and Kelkoo, with whom they already had business arrangements.
On my own sites, and also on my clients, I am always prepared to link to other sites, provided that the link itself provides value where it counts - to the users, and to their perceptions of the integrity and usefulness of the site.
That's what counts. Never bother making a link just for link popularity benefits. Building link popularity is easy, repairing customer confidence is a lot harder. Your reputation is always worth more.
I have a slightly bigger site, my index and mainpages link internally only, except for 5 external links which i feel are important.
Lousy page rank still hovers at 5...