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Old 27th January 2007, 04:15 PM   #11
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How often after link exchanges do you find that the other party has not listed your link on their website?
I have 2 lines of thought on this:

1 - If I think their site is a good resource for my users, I leave their link in place.

2 - if it was just a straight swapping of links for another reason, I have to decide how much that reason actually means to me.

usually, I won't put one up until I see it live at their end.

Now, I do not swap - period - though lots of folks e-mail each week wanting a slice of my PR that's higher than theirs - too bad. They can work for it like I did.

Ultimately, if the Webmaster is serious about the link exchange, it'll only take him minutes to get the link live - maybe a couple of hours. If it's more than a couple of days, dump them.

There are too many other more important things to concentrate on so don't invest time on this tactic if you don't have to.

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Old 28th January 2007, 08:27 PM   #12
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Hey, is the same of a link request letter for a recriprocal link or one way link?

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Old 29th January 2007, 08:21 AM   #13
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Hey Best - I'd suggest a similar approach in either case. regardless of your goal - one-way link or recip link - the goal remains that you should appear as professional as possible.

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Terrific article, Sportsguy. I'm not a big fan of link building for link building sake, but you make some very valid points and back things up. Bravo!

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Old 6th January 2011, 12:37 PM   #15
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Yea that helped alot,thank you!

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Old 28th July 2011, 10:39 PM   #16
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Link exchange has become less and less worthwile, so one way is the only way to go. Offering a useful bit of info is really the best way to get someone to organically link to your site. However forum sigs and blog commenting can't hurt. It just takes a lot of time and effort. But it were easy, everybody would be doing it.

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Old 29th July 2011, 11:32 AM   #17
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Sorry, I am totally new to SEO/link exchange. Can you please explain me what the term "sweat" page/site mean (technique).

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Hi MaryAnn, it's slang in the states for "worry about"

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Wow, thank you! Just thought it is very tricky way of link embed.

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I'm currently learning the process of link building, and I must say, this post I will be referring back to as a resource. Great info.

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