View Full Version : Reciprocal Linking Dead?
04-24-2004, 08:31 AM
On other boards i have been readin that some argue that reciprocal linking is dead and some argue it's not.
Well, i personally feel, it's NOT dead. It still works as great as it did before!
I would certainly like to hear what other people have to say on this board!
3-way linking is better but reciprocal is not dead too. There are millions of sites on google ranking in top earning top $$$ with ONLY reciprocal linking (have seen many casinos sites like that as well)
04-24-2004, 11:30 AM
[QUOTE=sunny]On other boards i have been readin that some argue that reciprocal linking is dead and some argue it's not...[/QUOTE]
I posted this to this on an other Forum...
Well basically all my links before the last update were recip. links. Only on topic links...
The last update did not kick me on top of the SERPS because a bunch of non-repic. links were added.
So before and after it's basically the same. If recip. linking was bad... I should not have been ranking good at all before.
Now lets say I have a super site... and see an other super site and feel like I should give him a link so my visitors can go there and find information I don't have.
He figures the same and accept to link to me... now we both have great sites and do help our visitors find more information...
Do you really think that these would become invalid and be penalized for supplying good service to visitors?
Reciprocal MIGHT be ignored for non-related linking... but if you are on topic, it would be the most idiotic action to ignore these.
Reciprocal MIGHT be less valueable than one-way even on topic... But I can't say it does... So I don't worry about it.
The big picture is basically ... get links.
04-24-2004, 12:22 PM
[QUOTE=jocelyn]The big picture is basically ... get links.[/QUOTE]
maybe add "get relevant/themed links" :)
04-24-2004, 03:09 PM
If I was google I would consider giving more credit to a 'non recip link' than to a reciprocate link, the first one being a 'free vote' and the second a somehow conditional vote.
Of course on topic link would be the most valuable one regardless.
04-24-2004, 05:26 PM
relaxzoolanders common sense seo tip of the week:
regardless of whether recip/rocal lin/king is alive...dying...dead...or in intensive care...
lets stop be so reactionary in our methods and start trying to plan our seo strategies a little farther out than this mornings rankings.
common sense says that recip/rocal lin/king...if not already targeted for extermination....is certainly a very logical choice for it some time soon.
so...if you can get better links now [non-reciprocal and relevant]...as in...if you have a choice...then by all means....get them.
04-26-2004, 10:03 AM
<RZ Says> relaxzoolanders common sense seo tip of the week </RZ Says>
Those tips are some of the best reading out there
04-27-2004, 01:26 AM
i now can confirm a readership of 1. :D
[we all gotta start somewhere.]
05-10-2004, 10:16 PM
I have no proof of it - but it just makes sence....
Goes with the links.html idea.....
If they have ways to filter this stuff out..... Why wouldn't they.....
There search is build on relitive links....
Neither links.html nor reciprical links are relevent....
We know what links are the best....
Inside article links!
I wouldn't doubt if there targeting links surrounded by text the most....
06-06-2004, 06:53 AM
it's definitely not dead.
it may be devalued somewhat, but it's not dead.
our recip links help us a ton, we had a huge boost in serps when they added us
06-16-2004, 10:29 PM
As I see it, as SE's get smarter junk links will be worth less.
06-17-2004, 12:14 AM
I have a few new domains that I got for a project that is a ways off.
I have been playing with them in some controled tests, and it is pretty clear that g00gle still values recip links.
I think it would be wise to expect RL's with themed sites to hold more weight in the future.
At the same time, look at how you would find RL in "nature" if it were not for the benefit of using them for SEO.
The orgazination (where is the spell checker?) would link to project or help pages from it's members. The members would link back.
The business would link to sites with examples of how it's projects could be used, and many would be linking back to show what equipment it used.
Software is a perfect example. Look at opensource software where there is no financial incentive or other for a bunch of geeks to try to get other geeks (I perhaps have accidently been grouped in this bunch before :o ) to look at their pages. The way you find anything, or learn what works with what, is to click on the links from the different project sites that often link to each other.
While it was not initially used for PR or SEO related, RL is as old as the Internet, and discounting it will cause enormous problems dropping many of the most useful (but not optomized) pages on the net to be lost in most searches.
06-18-2004, 12:11 PM
I have been reading debates on reciprocal linking for several months now.
Even built some tools to make it easier for people, my experience with it
has shown positive results in the Search engine listings, and a
large increase in leads and sales from my site.
Dont reciprocal link or build stuff for google, build links
for the reason's jocelyn pointed out or to build
your business. The focus should be your visitors
and your products and how you can better assist
both of those 2.
06-19-2004, 09:10 PM
Dead, I dont know! What I do know is that I've been having difficulty trying to get people to exchange links with me, even for PR4 and PR5 webpages. I'd like to know from people that have had success, What Is The Best Way To Get People To Link Up With You?
06-19-2004, 09:18 PM
Reciprocal linking is quite touchy. I refuse basically all recip requests unless the link is directly relevant to my subject matter. That being said. I would think that if you contact directly relevant sites and advise them that you have already linked to them (give the link url) and request a link in return.
Give them a couple of days to establish the link. If they don't reciprocate, remove the link to their site. In the mind of the recipient, recip's have to be a win-win or they are not worth doing. It takes work, but is worth it. Make sure you provide the anchor text you would like them to use.
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