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    Reciprical Linking

    My site is currently a little sparce on link popularity, and I want to increase it. Does anyone have any ideas on how, and please don't say Link Farms.

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    There is no doubt that you should NOT go into link farms.

    First, search out websites that have similar content to yours. Email them to ask for a link exchange. Here's an example.
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    Hello <name>,

    I have visited your site and feel that the content about <blank> would be of interest to the visitors to my site located at:

    http://yoururl.com

    I have already placed a link to your site along with a description in the <blank> section of my site. I would appreciate if you would place a link back to my site using the following description/graphic:

    <insert description/url of graphic>

    If you would like the description of your site modified or you have any other cross-promotion ideas let me know.

    Regards,
    <Your Name>
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    Go to google, Search for your desired keywords, find the backward links of the first site that comes up. Alot of them you'll find are...... <b>link pages</b> from other specialized sites or specialized directories. Email these people, tell them about your site, and they may add a link.

    Thats what I did with my Wilderness Survival site and next time Google updates I should be #1 for "Wilderness Survival"
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    OK, first off, I'm not gonna begin to count the amount of times I've read that link farms will get you banned. Until I hear enough people say how great they are, I'll stear clear of them.

    Second of all, I like the Google idea, only problem is, all the other sites are my competitors, and I don't want to link to them.

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    All websites which are related to yours are your competitors. I have links to bigger sites and they have links to mine. Bigger sites can bring your more traffic.
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    I understand all of this, sadly I don't think the powers that be will understand it. It's really them I have to convince.

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    Some sites will never give you a link back. Be it for reasons of business or ego they just won't. You just have to accept that. And in one case I had put a link up to a big site as a sign of "good faith" and they asked me (demanded really) to take it down.
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    I've heard of sites demanding people remove links to them. Short sited people. They don't realise the importance of link popularity.

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    Second of all, I like the Google idea, only problem is, all the other sites are my competitors, and I don't want to link to them.
    Who says you need to? I don't link to any sites, but they still link to me.
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    Mmmm, kind of kills the idea of Reciprical Linking.

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    So? You want links to your site don't you? Isn't it better to have a site just link to you because you have a good site rather than have a site link to you because you link to them?

    You already said that you don't like linking to competitors, so you're only interested in off topic reciprocal links? That's not going to happen.

    Most people that run a site with a link page don't require a link back if your site is good. And specialized directories usually don't either. All you need to do is email them and suggest they might be interested in your site for their links page/directory if the directory doesn't have an auto submit feature.

    When I did this 90% of the people I emailed added a link to my site.
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    You can also exchange links with sites that are complimentary to your own but not necessarily direct competitors.

    For example, if you have a outdoors outfitter site maybe have a list of links to hiking/camping guides, tours, adventures etc. and ask them to link back to you.

    Aspen - They might link to you. But personally if someone just sent me an email asking for a link and didn't even offer to put my link on their site I'd just delete the message.
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    Well thats you... but like I said, 90% of these people added my link.

    Also this tip was from Trafficology.com so it's worked for lots of other people too.

    Most of these people are running a personal site on a free host about a topic they like. Their site has been around a long time and built up a good page rank, one of the reasons people visit their site is because of the large list of links it has. They really have no problem with adding a quality link to your site.

    And specialized directories... well they exist only for links so thats obviously not a problem... most you don't even have to email, just submit.
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