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    Is reciprocal link exchange good for seo or not

    People like to build reciprocal links like powerlinks,linkexchanged. The thing is:if the links are un-related links or even "bad" links like gamble, Is It still good for SEO? For example linkdiy.com, when you become a member, you'll get all the reciprocal links from the members if you do not wanna restrict the links. And people are lazy, so you'll get lots of links which are unrelated to your site. Some links are even harm to you!
    So I don't think that kind of link exchange is good for SEO.

    What is the best way to increase the popularity of website?
    Any idea?

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    get one-way permanent links.

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    If you can get one way permanent links better or else can go for reciprocal also.

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    any relevant links are helpful to your seo, its just one-way's are valued more in google's algorithm than two-way links.

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    i only do one-way links now...

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    One way links are not valued more by Google, and in fact having a high percentage of one way links (or at least lots of links in and few links out) is very bad for any site that isn't the BBC or something like that. It screams "blog spammer".

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2010
    One way links are not valued more by Google, and in fact having a high percentage of one way links (or at least lots of links in and few links out) is very bad for any site that isn't the BBC or something like that. It screams "blog spammer".
    NOT TRUE AT ALL. I'm not sure who told you that but I have a site that is in the top SERPS in Google and has 100% one-way links. It holds numerous top SERPS for multiple keywords.

    I guess that blows your theory.

    BTW, one of my partner has another site that has 1,000 of link exchanges and it holds top SERPS as well. Link exchanges are not bad, only bad if you link to a crap sites that are not related.

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    on www.linkdiy.com, you can choose which website you do not wanna link exchange with. Meaning you can get rid of crap websites.
    Last edited by heropage; May 26, 2005 at 14:52.

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    "I guess that blows your theory."

    Um, no, it actually doesn't comment on it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smindsrt
    NOT TRUE AT ALL. I'm not sure who told you that but I have a site that is in the top SERPS in Google and has 100% one-way links. It holds numerous top SERPS for multiple keywords.

    I guess that blows your theory.

    BTW, one of my partner has another site that has 1,000 of link exchanges and it holds top SERPS as well. Link exchanges are not bad, only bad if you link to a crap sites that are not related.
    Pretty poor argument really. You're basing this on one site? Do you know how many factors affect ranking? A lot more then whether links are reciprocal or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee
    Pretty poor argument really. You're basing this on one site? Do you know how many factors affect ranking? A lot more then whether links are reciprocal or not.
    Maybe there is some kind of filter that only let's my one site through with 100% one-ways links and holds all of your sites back. LOL Get a clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smindsrt
    Maybe there is some kind of filter that only let's my one site through with 100% one-ways links and holds all of your sites back. LOL Get a clue.
    FYI, personal attacks are not allowed. Using them is a great way to find yourself a non-member. They also make you look stupid and don't help you in making your point.

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    I am trying to build links to my site at the moment. But, how does one get one way links without paying for them?

    So, I am trying to build the traffic using two way links. i am not sure if this is the best strategy or there is a better way of doing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee
    Pretty poor argument really. You're basing this on one site? Do you know how many factors affect ranking? A lot more then whether links are reciprocal or not.
    Yes ! good point John ! it is not that easy to understand how that works in deed smindsrt

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeenThere
    But, how does one get one way links without paying for them?
    There are others, but four common ways:
    Spam blogs
    Link from your network of sites
    Get listed in free directories
    Rank for some terms, get scraped by scraper scum


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