Sunday, November 18, 2007

Good Links V Bad Links Part II

When creating your link on another site, it is vital to remember several points;

1/ The link page that you are asking to have the link placed on should be spidered by the search engine that you wish to rank in. It should ideally be a page with PR but as long as the specific engine that you are targeting knows that the page exists then it is ok.

2/ Your link needs to be on pages that have fewer than 100 links on them. The reason for this is straight forward....... Google as an example only reads and follows the first 100 links on any page. This means that even though you may find a great page, with good page rank (PR) if your link is buried near the bottom past the 100 link mark (and that includes the sites own navigation) then it will do your site no good whatsoever.
It is also worth bearing in mind that if the page is "live" and links are still being added then your sites link could be being bumped down the page so that one day you will be the 90th link on the page and Google will credit you with the link, but a month or so later you might be 110th link on the page and Google will not award you the "credit" for that link any more.

There is not much you can really do to guard against this, as some webmasters don't grasp the effects of their actions, but it is worth being aware of.

Basically the less links a page has the better it is for you to get your link on it.

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