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Old 30th August 2013, 11:56 PM   #1
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I have bad experience of link exchange. I have exchanged links for my site and in a week my site ranking is lowered.

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Old 1st September 2013, 10:23 PM   #2
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After the latest Google updates link exchanging and directory submission are totally out of the road now.

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Old 3rd September 2013, 06:46 AM   #3
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I have bad experience of link exchange. I have exchanged links for my site and in a week my site ranking is lowered.
It may possible that you have done excessive link exchange as well as with low quality websites because Google guidelines (Link Schemes) said no to excessive link exchange. Refer this link for more information https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66356?hl=en

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After the latest Google updates link exchanging and directory submission are totally out of the road now.
No, both are not totally out of the road in SEO but link from low quality directory sites and excessive link exchanges will negatively impact the search engineís ranking for the website/webpage.

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Old 4th September 2013, 01:11 PM   #4
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Yeah, niche directories and a few paid ones are still worth while. A link exchange with a site that has a low page rank and that is not relevant to your site will hurt you rather than help.

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Old 10th September 2013, 02:15 AM   #5
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Link exchange has been dead a long time - atleast not preferred by search engines.

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Old 11th September 2013, 12:13 PM   #6
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I agree with Melissa's answer. There's a balance to links and too many in the wrong direction can be harmful. Who knows what the formula is these days, but it's best to focus on quality, rather than driving traffic by building links. It's too easy to tip the bucket and shoot yourself in the foot.

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It is not necessary that your website is ranked lowered because of link exchange you must analyse why your website is ranking low. Though too many outbound links from other domains may cause harm to your website.

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After the Google Panda and Penguin Update Link Exchanging and Buying a Link is most dangerous activity for the link building because site lost their ranking as this member lost their site ranking in just a week.

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I have bad experience of link exchange. I have exchanged links for my site and in a week my site ranking is lowered.
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https://support.google.com/webmaster...er/66356?hl=en
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Oh how times change eh! Can anyone report a good directory list which is still useful for the website

Is DMOZ still counted for example, I read they made an error with one of their latest updates which called a listing with DMOZ as negative so perhaps we could compile a new and updated directory list

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