Link exchanges?

Discussion in 'Website Promotion' started by larslarson123, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. larslarson123

    larslarson123 New Member

    Anyone have luck with link exchanges? If so, where's a good place to start?
     
  2. tomegan

    tomegan Guest

    Hi larslarson123

    I have used this method before for trying to generate traffic.

    I cant say iv'e had too much luck with them. In my opinion they can make your site look clouded with ads and appear less credible. Also, as a lot of these sites ask their memers to review other members sites, how can you tell what you're getting is targeted traffic that will lead to sales? Hmm. I would use ppc as a better alternative.

    Thanks
    Tom
     
  3. wahl2008

    wahl2008 New Member

    Hi larslarson123,

    I'm still kind of newb at this, but from what I understand, link exchanging is a good way to build backlinks and fortify page reputation.

    You don't need to muck up your site with links. Just set up a links page or a link directory. Honestly, you won't get much direct traffic from exchanging links, but you'll need a lot of links to get good page rank which will get you on your way to seeing more organic traffic from the search engines.

    The best way to find people who trade links and have a site relevent to yours is to run this google search.

    "link exchange" + keyword phrase

    example: "link exchange" + work at home

    The search results will be an excellent place to start.

    Good luck with it!
     
  4. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    Hi Lars,

    Link exchanging can be effective, but you want to link to quality sites. You can search for sites that are complimentary to your own niche and then approach the webmaster for a link exchange.

    I'm part of a free program that webmasters can sign up to that are looking for link exchanges with other quality sites. The software sends you an email when someone joins who would be a good match for you based on keywords you have provided.

    You still have to check the site out yourself to be sure it's the kind of site you'd want to link with, but it saves a lot of the research time.

    If you'd like the link to sign up, send me a pm.

    In context links are better than a links page. You don't want to flood your site with links out to non-profitable sites, but a good quality text link out to a supportive site gives you credibility and the same goes for getting those types of links back.

    Blessings,
    Angie
     
  5. georgiem

    georgiem New Member

    I agree with happywife, if you're doing link exchanges it should be from top quality sites, if not, better go for one way links such as forum posting and blog commenting.
     
  6. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Lars (and Philip),

    Angie is right; you want quality links from relevant sites.

    I would also add that they should only be sites that you would be comfortable sending your visitors to.

    When making most decisions, keep in mind that most of the things on your site should be for your visitors.

    Angie seems to have the proper type of link exchange in mind and it's a time-saver.

    I trust Angie and I am confident that her exchange is a good one. I'd be careful about joining additional services. Furthermore, I would add partners one at a time but only if you think it would prove to be a valuable resource for your visitors.

    You should also hand-pick a site on occasion - one that doesn't necessarily belong to an exchange. I'm sure you already have one or more in mind so that shouldn't be hard.

    Google will penalize you if you join sleazy link exchanges. Err to the side of caution. As with anything else, try to avoid the "blast 'em with quantity" mentality. Adhere to the 80/20 rule and always shoot for a very small handful of quality submission sites and exchanges.

    Ethics and quality first and above all with everything you ever do.

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  7. proson

    proson New Member

    link exchange exits for the benefits of SEO and rather just exchange for web site traffic. Nowadays it's harder to get it work but most webmaster are fed up with your requests. But you can still got some exchanges by joining link request network like linkmetro.com...
    hopes that help
     
  8. larslarson123

    larslarson123 New Member

    Cool, thank you so much everyone! Collectively, you answered my question exactly.
    Check your pm inbox soon Angie :) I'm interested.

    happywife: In context links are better than a links page. You don't want to flood your site with links out to non-profitable sites, but a good quality text link out to a supportive site gives you credibility and the same goes for getting those types of links back.

    Newbie Shield: You should also hand-pick a site on occasion - one that doesn't necessarily belong to an exchange. I'm sure you already have one or more in mind so that shouldn't be hard.

    Google will penalize you if you join sleazy link exchanges. Err to the side of caution. As with anything else, try to avoid the "blast 'em with quantity" mentality. Adhere to the 80/20 rule and always shoot for a very small handful of quality submission sites and exchanges.

    Ethics and quality first and above all with everything you ever do.

    I certainly can't find anything sleazy about those words of wisdom :)

    As far as contacting webmasters, do you just email them? I guess I had the impression that larger sites would be hard to contact on a personal level, especially asking for some kind of favor.

    Is there a limit to how high you should shoot when asking for an exchange? I guess there's nothing to lose right?
     
  9. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Lars,

    You can contact who ever you want. Sometimes the heavy hitters will give an unknown a chance if the unknown has some good posts.

    You have to be respectful and offer something worthwhile to get anyone to consider a J.V. - "What's in it for me?" is what they'll be wondering and what you will have to convey when you contact them.

    The bigger the player, the heavier the enticement must be.

    Expect to get rejected most of the time. Just put yourself in their shoes before you hit the send button in your email account.

    There's nothing to fear but fear itself ;)

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  10. fixaprob

    fixaprob New Member

    Well,link exchange is a easiest and faster way to increase your website ranking and its also help you to get link popularity.

    LinksMaster.com is a unique,best and easy way to use link exchange service.

    You can use it.it may be help you.
     
  11. CashcrateTips

    CashcrateTips New Member

    Honestly, I must say that link exchange websites do not work at all. All it does is provide pointless traffic to your website. Think about what link exchanges do. You exchange websites and view a website for a certain amount of time and then you can move on to the next one. Do you personally ever remember any of the sites or are you there just to get traffic to yours? Just think about what you do when you see the sites. People are doing the same thing to yours.
     
  12. Dream Builders

    Dream Builders New Member

    Does anybody use linkmarket.net for link exchange?
     
  13. jamess

    jamess Member

    Link Exchange is the factor to rank well in the SERP but it should not be spamming because after panguin it is not recommended..
     
  14. Sanjay Sharma

    Sanjay Sharma New Member

    Link Exchange is about getting links on other web resources in order to place their Link back from your website . link exchange needs two websites owner to link to one another websites, it's called link exchange. it's really best method to increase traffic.
     
  15. petesede

    petesede New Member

    There is so much to be aware of with this.

    1. Matt Cutts ( biggie at Google) revealed a couple years ago that link exchanges do NOT work because not all google juice is passed. In other words if you like to them, and they link to you, both of you will end up slightly worse off.

    2. The amount of Google Juice a site sends to you is determine by MUCH more than just what PR rating it has. The amount of Google Juice a page sends out is divided by how many links are on that page. So if you are PR3 and only have one link on that page going to a site that is PR8 but with 30 links on the page, you are probably giving away more than you are getting. Finally, the content that is on the page that sends a link to you matters. If you receive a link from a page that has content that is similar or related to what your page has, the link will send good juice. But if the page sending you a link has no text on it, or is very unrelated, you will get little or no juice.

    3. Disavow - the most hated word in SEO right now. If you have too many links that are low quality, Google will actually punish you and you will have to go around and disavow all those low quality links. There are websmasters who spammed backlinks on forums and blog comments who completely ruined their website on Google.. they then had to spend months going back and disavowing all those garbage links they created.
     

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