joined:May 1, 2005
There are many small one man businesses in my niche who have their own websites, and their customers will need to pass a particular government test.
One of my sites is focussed on offering practice tests for a smallish sum in flash format using the official government questions which I am licenced to reproduce.
From time to time I send out a batch of emails asking some of these one man businesses to link to me (reciprocal). Linking to me is a genuine resource for their customers.
I get a reasonable number who are willing to do so.
I'm thinking about a way of getting more links. I could offer them a "cut down" version of the test that they could put on their site like a gadget. It would be in swf format dimensions around 180x350 pixels.
My options are:
1. Put a "© my site .com" (my site here are good keywords) at the bottom of the gadget (it would be in flash so presumably could get visitors but no ranking benefit?
2. Ask the website owner to put a separate link manually on their site
3. At the end of the test put a message "now go to mysite.com for acccess to all the questions" - again no SE benefit
Does anyone have any thoughts or comments on what I propose? Any drawbacks I've missed? Any obvious opportunity I've missed? Any (simple!) alternatives