Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 23

Thread: Are Reciprocal Link Exchange Sites preferable?

  1. #11
    lindsaysparks is offline Unknown Net Builder
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I would prefer social bookmarking over exchange links.
    __________________
    passive income streams|business travel tips

  2. #12
    iowadawg's Avatar
    iowadawg is online now Free Cell Champion
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Not in Texas
    Posts
    2,111
    Blog Entries
    4
    Thanks
    170
    Thanked 361 Times in 310 Posts
    Beg to differ with all of you.
    Exchanging links is a valid way to get backlinks and page rank juice.

    The problem I think is that you all are looking at it as who wants to be on an inner page full of other links.
    And those are lousy ways to exchange links!

    A good exchange is equal, front page to front page.

    And search engines, google onwards, don't know you exchanged links with another site.

  3. #13
    Will.Spencer's Avatar
    Will.Spencer is offline Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,033
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    1,010
    Thanked 2,329 Times in 1,259 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by iowadawg View Post
    Exchanging links is a valid way to get backlinks and page rank juice.

    The problem I think is that you all are looking at it as who wants to be on an inner page full of other links.
    And those are lousy ways to exchange links!

    A good exchange is equal, front page to front page.
    I prefer deep links in content to homepage links -- they appear more natural.

    The only links which really annoy me are from links pages. Useless!
    Submit Your Webmaster Related Sites to the NB Directory
    I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.

  4. #14
    philbertabrwn's Avatar
    philbertabrwn is offline Newbie Net Builder
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    37
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Link exchange or reciprocal links not be helpful in site results and apart from that it be harmful for the site. If you get links from irrelevant site to yours and that is with the low quality content then it be harmful for your site. But if you be stick strictly in exchanging links with the relevant and high authorised sites then it be helpful to you but that is little and not in more amount. But still google has suggested to avoid make use of reciprocal links for your site so it is advisable not to make use of this method.

  5. #15
    nicklancer is offline Newbie Net Builder
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    17
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Don't go for link exchange since most of the sites are not worth and it may affect your site ranking factor too. Try to get natural link which will helps you in a longer run.

  6. #16
    londonseo is offline Newbie Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Latest Panda/Penguin gave penalties to the sites which had done excess link exchanges. It is not natural way of link building. Google recommends natural way of link building, as a result, it does not recommend link exchanges and starts to give penalty to that even. So it is better not to go for it. However, if you can go for about very less, like 5-10, that may not harm much, Go for better sites which have good authority from Google (check their PR), with good traffic (helps to get referral traffic). However, go for other link building methods along side your link exchanges like contextual link building (blogging, press releases and etc) too.

  7. #17
    Andy101's Avatar
    Andy101 is offline Code Otaku
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Kanazawa
    Posts
    1,266
    Thanks
    173
    Thanked 305 Times in 232 Posts
    I'm sure that links from links pages are of benefit (such as directory pages). But where you are required to link back, you do so from another URL on an equally deep inner page so that it is not a direct 1:1 link exchange.

    The PR juice is obviously much reduced (diluted) from link pages though as compared with in-sentence, in-article reference links.

  8. #18
    iowadawg's Avatar
    iowadawg is online now Free Cell Champion
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Not in Texas
    Posts
    2,111
    Blog Entries
    4
    Thanks
    170
    Thanked 361 Times in 310 Posts
    One, never do link exchanges based on page rank.
    Two, do link exchanges only with blogs/sites that are in your niche or closely aligned to your niche.

  9. #19
    Andy101's Avatar
    Andy101 is offline Code Otaku
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Kanazawa
    Posts
    1,266
    Thanks
    173
    Thanked 305 Times in 232 Posts
    One, never do link exchanges based on page rank.
    Two, do link exchanges only with blogs/sites that are in your niche or closely aligned to your niche.
    LOL, I don't agree. Page Rank is a good indicator that the site is an authority site, unless the PR was faked. If you can get a Page-Ranked site linking to your site then it will be more beneficial than a link from the unloved PR0 site for obvious reasons such as visitor traffic and ahem, PR juice flow. And is G so clever to be sure that a site is in your niche? If I am on a blog about lip gloss, I might link to my relevant blog about a color-picker tool. How would an algorithm work out that it was a relevant link or otherwise?

  10. #20
    vectro's Avatar
    vectro is offline I Like Stuff
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Posts
    631
    Thanks
    192
    Thanked 104 Times in 82 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Andy101 View Post
    And is G so clever to be sure that a site is in your niche? If I am on a blog about lip gloss, I might link to my relevant blog about a color-picker tool. How would an algorithm work out that it was a relevant link or otherwise?
    I personally don't pay any attention to PR. Still, I thought extremely relevant link exchange was a way around low PR. I've had content-based PR0 sites with no incoming links rank well in the past. Would you deny a link to you from a site like that just because the PR is 0? On the other hand, that was so far in the past it was before a few changes to the algorithms.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [Free] Link exchange with some humor sites?
    By thebest in forum Marketplace
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 19 May, 2011, 05:21 AM
  2. [Free] Entertainment sites need link exchange (pr 1+)
    By shael in forum Links
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 17 January, 2011, 09:26 AM
  3. [WTS] Entertainment Sites Looking For Link Exchange
    By MWick in forum Links
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12 November, 2009, 00:32 AM
  4. Link exchange and reciprocal links.
    By kris1911 in forum Promoting
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 3 August, 2009, 15:30 PM
  5. [WTT] Link exchange with health sites
    By noone in forum Links
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10 June, 2009, 15:01 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •