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Old 25th June 2011, 10:28 PM   #1
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Default Is It Bad To Link Your Blog Page To Your Web Page?

For example if I had a blog page on how to use properly use weights and gym equipment, and I had a e-commerce website that sold weights and gym equipment. Would it be bad in the blog to say "You can find these weights and gym equipment at this website."


would having a link from the website to the blog be a good or bad idea?

Would Google view this badly?

Would customers view this badly?

would it help your search engine rank or hurt it?

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Old 25th June 2011, 10:52 PM   #2
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Hi Mike,
My experience is that GOOD link strategies are always good. Do it for the visitor... not necessarily for the search engines.

The other issues is to use GOOD ANCHOR TEXT. Don't say something like 'gym equipment - Click here' with the 'here' being the link. Use descriptive text to make the link.

Now when it comes to search, they may not give you 'points' for that... but they are not going to ding you either. Make it for the VISITOR. Search will follow.

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Old 28th June 2011, 02:48 AM   #3

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Hi Mike,
I think different people react differently to advertisement-like links. If the link is valuable to the reader, I think the visitor would definitely thank you for linking the site. My suggestion is don't be too eager to sell the link. And I think honesty is the best policy. Simply tell your visitors that you also have this e-commerce website. If they like your blog, they would probably go and have a look at your website. And of course, if they think your website is well-organized, they would love to read your blog and get to know more about you.
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I think too many people think just because you try to sell something online, it's automatically BAD. The main point to keep in mind is p[eople LOVE to buy stuff, they just don't like to be SOLD, so if you can keep in on the level of a trusted adviser, of course linking back and forth is good.

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Old 29th June 2011, 03:15 AM   #5
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Nothing wrong with it that I can see.

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