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Old 9th September 2009, 05:44 AM   #31
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Link exchanges have the advantages of bringing in a highly targeted readership (for link exchanges where all members of the exchange have similar web sites), of increasing the "link popularity" of a site with Web search engines, and of being relatively stable methods of hyperlinking.

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Old 26th October 2009, 09:50 PM   #32

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It's better to create the type of content that attracts links from other sites without having to trade links.

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Old 5th November 2009, 04:20 AM   #33

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Link building is a process of placing your text link on highly relevant and related websites or directories. Link building is one of the most important activity that should always be a part of your SEO strategy. Link building usually requires ample amount of time and dedication.

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Old 5th November 2009, 12:10 PM   #34

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There are so many other ways to do SEO. I don't know why anyone wants to put a link on your own website so a visitor can click on it and leave to go somewhere else. Visitors are hard enough to get to your website, why on earth would you want to 'help' them leave?

Link exchanges are only ONE way to help market your website - there are a ton of other (better) ways. I'm always amazed when I visit websites at how many links there are that can take me away from the site I'm on - very distracting!

You should focus your website effects on keeping visitors on your site once they land there. Everyone is focused on getting traffic to their site and many wonder why their orders are low.

Here's a key question that over 90% of website owners can't answer: of the visitors who come to your website, on average, how long do they stay? Your web stats software can tell you that answer. Most businesses are shocked to find out how short of a period of time their average visitor stay on their website.

So what I'm saying is this: before you spend 90% of your time and effort trying to get people to your website, find out how long they are staying once they get there. On average, if it's less than a couple of minutes, then you have bigger problems than getting traffic to your site and you need to change your focus to determine why people come and then leave so soon.

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Old 11th November 2009, 01:15 AM   #35

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What are the benefits of link exchange ? Well link exchange has been and still is a major part of internet marketing with the main benefit of link exchange being that it is one of the leading factors in improving placements in search engines. Undeniably link exchange is the easiest way to improve your website link popularity, and by doing so, to achieve better search engine positioning and increase your website traffic. If done properly Link exchange is a very effective and inexpensive approach of gaining popularity and prosperity on the web. As has been proven over many years now link exchange is the most successful way for increasing your visitor traffic without paying any money for advertising.In addition link exchange is one of the most effective ways to increase website ranking, measured for example by Google page rank, therefore increasing traffic to your site.

Google was the first search engine to determine the most relevant pages according to the relationships between websites ,as this system was very accurate at gauging the importance of a website when google first started,which in turn lead to the popularity of google today. Google started all these trends including page rank and after year 2000, this practice has gained more popularity as search engines such as google started favoring sites that had more links in the rankings.However it is also only fair to point out that relevancy is equally and sometimes more important than page rank for google.

Due to the domination of the search engine market by Google, and its underlying page rank technology, sites are deemed to be more important if they have large numbers of inbound links.However it is important to point out that if alot of bad quality and irelevant sites are linking to you, and your site is linking to them, google may penalize your site for being irresponsible for your website content. Search engines such as google use a special link analysis system to rank web pages.For example, try to grab top position in google for 'investment' or 'traffic' or 'diet'without a high page rank and you will quickly find you have virtually no chance.Ultimately page rank is like trust rank for google as well as for webmasters therefore I fail to understand why some people will not learn that they just can't fool google with their stupid tricks.

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Old 11th November 2009, 06:36 AM   #36

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Important issue is website revelancy. Your website will benefit if you exchange links with revelant site!

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Does this only work if people click the links to other sites, or the links to yours, or do search engines just check for the links?

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what is the benefit of linking between your own sites, or specific pages, if you have more than one site?

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We can really tell that link exchange is a good way of building links as long as the site you are linking too are authority for your sites ie. Relevant and trusted by google. Avoid linking to bad neighborhood as it may have negative effect on your SERP.

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Relevant relevant relevant

Make sure that you are "exchanging" with like minded sites. Doing so, however, isn't very powerful. Most people end up getting burned because the other person will take the link down in x Months or x years without warning.

Then no more reciprocating, you just made them an authority site...

Another way to do link exchange is with nofollow links.

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