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Old 12th February 2005, 11:55 AM   #1
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Question Linking With Other Blogs?

Now that I have started blogging daily. I want to take the next step but without stepping on any toes. When I find blogs that I enjoy, what are the steps to linking to them?

I know I can refer to them in a post, but I'm more interested in linking to them and (ultimately) having them link to me. Do I ask their permission first? Do I just link to them and hope for the best? Is there a mechanical way it is accomplished?

Obviously from the questions, I really don't even know exactly how to ask the question except: How do I increase the exposure and subsequent popularity of my blog?

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Old 12th February 2005, 01:48 PM   #2
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Hi Michele.

Just go ahead and create a links list on your blog. Freely link to any blogs that you fing interesting, informative, and helpful to your readers. Think of the needs of your readership first, and you won't go too far wrong.

Many bloggers (although not all) will gladly link back to your blog, as most bloggers want to receive as many incoming links as possible. No one will complain if you link permanently to their blog.

The best format for linking is as a clean html link like this:

<a href="http://www.linkedtoblog.com/">Linked To Blog</a>

Place the links on the edge of your blog for easy discovery by your readers and away you go!

That's the links question answered.

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Old 12th February 2005, 02:03 PM   #3
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Thanks Wayne!

Your blog will be the first! As soon as I figure out how to add it using the seredipity software I'm using.

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Old 16th February 2005, 09:56 AM   #4
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You could also create a link directory (using a directory software) as part of your blog in general. That might be easier to maintain. I am mainly linking to related partner sites from my blog. I am using Wordpress as the blogging software.

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Thanks Christoph!

Just found the function in my blogging software. Thanks!

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Now that I have started blogging daily. I want to take the next step but without stepping on any toes. When I find blogs that I enjoy, what are the steps to linking to them?
Hi, I have just started a Blog and when I find one that I like and simply shoot them off an email asking to swap links. One thing I'm kinda fearful of, and I don't know what others think, but I don't want a long list of links. To me it seems to be too much and I feel that how could possibly all of those links be good and I hardly visit any of them. So for now, I try to limit what I add to those that I think are really worth while and that I think the readers may enjoy.

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Blogrolling is easy to add to your blog and it works wonder too. Most times when some adds me I add them back out of courtesy.

Check out blog explosion too for free traffic and promotion of your blog

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Thanks Stan! I agree!! Too many links turn me off too.

Tessa, I do use Blogexplosion. It is by far the best but Balgazoo and Blogclicker have produced good results for me too. I also just signed up for a new one, Blogsoldiers too!

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Sorry Jessa! (Not Tessa) ...My only excuse...I'm old!

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Old 31st May 2005, 02:37 AM   #10
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Default Have you tried trackbacks?

Commenting on a blog item via a trackback is a useful way to link to other blogs, especially high traffic ones.

It's easy to do. When you read a blog item and you want to add information, check to see whether there's a trackback link on the item.

If there is, create a new item on your blog commenting on the item, and then add your trackback. It will "ping" the other site to let them know you're continuing the conversation. The first few lines of your item will then appear underneath the original blog posting.

Very neat, and very easy. Check your blog app to see whether it supports trackback.

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