TO FIND SITES TO LINK TO
Link popularity is calculated as the number of
websites from which your site can be reached by a link from another site.
Linking from other sites is one of the best ways of bringing quality
visitors to your site additionally link popularity is increasingly
important in Search Engine rankings.
How do you find relevant sites that would be willing
to place a link sending their visitors to your site? How do you request a
link? How do you decide which sites will be the most beneficial to you?
How do you decide when to place a reciprical link on your site? How do you
know if there are sites that already have links to your site?
Request links from any organizations you belong to
such as the Chamber of Commerce, business associates (suppliers and
providers), "natural" associations (if you are in Real Estate
links to moving companies, mortgage companies, banks, local newspapers
etc), Assuming they have quality websites, requesting a link from each of
these should be a first step and will ultimately help to improve your
search engine ranking.
will get better results if you link to these sites before asking for a
link to your site. When you write to the site owner, be sure to make
specific comments about their site and why you believe an alliance will be
beneficial to them, so they know you've actually visited the site.
Another easy way to add to your link visibility is
to include your URL in your signature when you visit websites with guest
books, use online bulletin boards or submit articles to newsletters or
advertise online . Each of these entries is another link.
We use Link Popularity and are very pleased with the
results. To begin, go to Link Popularity at http://www.linkpopularitycheck.com
and type in your URL and up to three of your competitors’ addresses. You
will receive a report that will tell you how many sites are linked to your
site as well as the number of links at each of the other sites you
entered. You can choose to have a report emailed to you at regular
intervals updating your progress.
The Google tool bar in addition to being an easy to
use search tool is another helpful resource in identifying links, both
yours and your competitions. One of the functions on the tool bar is
called ‘Page Info’. Click on it and it will provide information
regarding the site you are viewing, such as similar pages and backwards
links. Download the Google Tool Bar to your browser at http://toolbar.google.com.
To make a list of literally 100s of sites to request
links from, you can take your competitor's list that you started with and
put each of those urls into the Link Popularity site and start all over.
You would never run out of sites to link with and could be busy for a long
time forming new relationships.
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