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Old 4th August 2009, 02:57 PM   #1

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I'm an interested in driving more traffic to my website and wanted to know if anyone can suggest the best way to successfully approach another online business about exchanging links?

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Old 4th August 2009, 03:01 PM   #2

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Hi Michelle, welcome aboard

I don't recommend your efforts focus on link exchanges. Instead take some time and read through our compilation thread of our link development category for ideas on other tactics to build links.

With that said, hopefully others will throw out here their best ideas for link exchanges ...

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Old 9th August 2009, 01:18 PM   #3

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Thanks Logan.

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Old 19th August 2009, 02:52 PM   #4

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I'm certainly interested. I'll be watching this thread.

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Old 19th August 2009, 11:54 PM   #5

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Link exchange can help with SEO. The best way to find link exchange partners is through webmaster forums.
Pay attention to their signature and if you find that they have a website that you could benefit from, send them a PM and ask them.

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Old 20th August 2009, 09:49 AM   #6
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Although I too would say do not put too much effort into link exchanges, there are exceptions.

If there is no logical connection between the two partners in the exchange, then the search engines will likely discount these links so they are not worth pursuing.

Where there is a logical connection, for example you both serve the same group of customers, then these are worth some targeted effort. It can be an email request, but you may find it better to comment on their blog or strike up a connection in some other way before making the request.

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Old 20th August 2009, 06:22 PM   #7

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I email the webmaster for the website i would like to link to me. I have a basic template for what to say that i adjust to each website.

Start with: To whom it may concern OR Dear Webmaster,
I found (their website address) while searching for these keywords (list the keywords)
Complement their website e.g "I liked the design of your website."
Then describe your website in one sentance
Then give them a reason why it would benefit them to link to your site e.g "People who visit your site would also be interested in my website"
Then say: I would appreciate it if you would link your site to mine.
Finish with: Thanks for reading my email and considering my request.
Sign the email with your name and website details.

Hope you find this useful, it has worked good for me

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