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is G smart enough to figure out that air tickets and hotel reservations are related?
There was a time when a lot of people started saying that a reciprocal link was worthless or at most, not worth much if anything.
What I would like is a software that finds pages with outbound links (potential link partner) and which looks at keyword density at the same time. If the software I mentioned above will not do that then I guess I would do just as well without it. I do not need a software to create a link directory. But I would not mind a tool that would help find me good prospects.
I'm not convinced that Google is as good as it thinks it is in determining link relevance, or quality, and when it has to rank two similar sites, the one with the most links seems to have a head start on the higher ranking.
The human mind probably thinks it's relevant for that Toronto hotel site to link with Toronto apartments, Totonto car hire, Toronto tours, Toronto flights, Toronto cruises etc... because we understand they are all part of a broader "travel and tourism" marketplace and may add something to your viewers experience.
For years I have followed the mantra of "quality is best" and have collected a sold base of relevant, on-topic links with a good proportion having decent PR. My links total in the hundreds. The sites that put me in the shade have thousands of links, mostly PR0, many off-topic and with very heavy cross-linking between sister sites.
Yours is the long-term strategy that will win in the end.
I get the feeling that I will be very old, very grey, incontinent and dribble a lot before it actually comes to pass.
It is a lot easier for you to collect some additional low-quality links to rank now, then it will be for your competitors to gain quality links once the algo gets better.
It is a lot easier for you to collect some additional low-quality links to rank now