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Old 26th October 2006, 03:33 AM   #1
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I am pretty new to getting links . So , how does one get good valuable iin-pointing links, especially to a new site? Why would anyone want to link to such new sites, especially if it is a good-ranking site when such linking could amount to linking to a lower-ranking site? or does it matter?

I have read about linking strategy(s) but they pretty much say the same thing - get links from relevant and high-ranking sites! Most would consider how they benefit from linking to your site, right?

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Old 26th October 2006, 10:01 AM   #2
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There are plenty of opportunities to buy links whether those come from directory submissions or highly relevant and popular web sites that sell them.

However the best way to get links is to create a site that will attract links on its own. This forum is a good example as it is a resource that small business owners may link to from their own sites so they can inform their visitors. Creating a nifty tool for your industry, publishing a white paper or even keeping a blog are also means of attracting links. The main idea is to attract content that is worthy of others linking to it. That is oftentimes easier said than done but can indeed be accomplished.

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Old 3rd November 2006, 03:23 PM   #3
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also creating a fun quiz related to your industry is a good way to get people to link to you, you just need to develop content that they want and they will link to it

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Old 5th November 2006, 09:17 AM   #4
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It's all about quality content.

If your site has quality content, other sites will want to link to it.

I personally wouldn't recommend buying links.

Google frowns upon that practice - and could ban your site.

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Old 6th November 2006, 07:26 AM   #5
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I think buying links is absolute crazy and some of the prices these companies charge you are extortionate. As another poster said the best way to get links is to offer good content.

To get you started though there are a number of free link sites out there. I suggest visiting the more specialist SEO websites to get a list of them

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Old 6th November 2006, 09:42 AM   #6
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I personally wouldn't recommend buying links.

Google frowns upon that practice - and could ban your site.

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I have never seen Google ban a site simply because they bought a link somewhere. They may dis-credit the link, not allowing it to pass any link love but they certainly do not ban sites for advertising because that is essentially what buying a link is - advertising.

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Old 6th November 2006, 02:46 PM   #7
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I agree with David about having a link dis-credited. I have always had a question as to buying a link and buying a listing in a directory. There has to be a fine line there somewhere.

As to the original question, I believe a new site can get links from other relatively new sites and still increase its ranking by insuring the relevancy of the linked site and their quality. If you are a PR1 or 2, linking with a good PR3 or 4 still should have some added value. Finding the PR6s and 7s may not be cost effective. My 2 cents.

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Common rule with any link buy is to measure results. If using specific anchor text in link with goal of obtaining ranking improvement in organic search results, then watch to see if it is effective or not. And if you want actual traffic, check log file or web analytics to see if site is indeed sending traffic.

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Old 7th November 2006, 07:39 AM   #9
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I tend to try to get as many links from edu sites as possible. It's actually a lot easier than you think.

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Old 7th November 2006, 08:21 AM   #10
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easier than think? please share how you get .edu links easily. i'm a skeptic on that statement - unless paid links, etc. I remember when paid edu links were a new thing (i.e. college newspaper paid links)... but that doesn't fly under the radar anymore.

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