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    while reading about advertising your website and getting more hits I noticed it is a good idea to put other websites on your own website ( I've created a links page ) if I understand rightly it gives google more to pick up on ???
    I was wondering if any of you wanted to swap links ???
    to be honest should I advertise other card websites on my site or just things that are different
    I don't have a problem advertising other peoples cardmaking websites but didn't know if that was defeating the object both for me and the other person
    does that make sense ???
    www.sunrisecards.co.uk
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...5877781?ref=ts
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/sunris...all&ref=search

  • #2
    Hi,
    I would be happy to swap links if you like?
    Terry xxx
    You can't have everything. Where would you put it all?" - Steven Wright
    Website Twitter Facebook Blog Folksy

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    • #3
      I will add you right now
      www.sunrisecards.co.uk
      http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...5877781?ref=ts
      http://www.facebook.com/pages/sunris...all&ref=search

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      • #4
        all done !!
        www.sunrisecards.co.uk
        http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...5877781?ref=ts
        http://www.facebook.com/pages/sunris...all&ref=search

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        • #5
          YAY! Thank you! I've added you too!
          Terry xxx
          You can't have everything. Where would you put it all?" - Steven Wright
          Website Twitter Facebook Blog Folksy

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          • #6
            thank you !!
            www.sunrisecards.co.uk
            http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...5877781?ref=ts
            http://www.facebook.com/pages/sunris...all&ref=search

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            • #7
              sorry to be a pain but you've added our old website
              can you add the new one
              www.sunrisecards.co.uk
              thank you in advance
              www.sunrisecards.co.uk
              http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...5877781?ref=ts
              http://www.facebook.com/pages/sunris...all&ref=search

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              • #8
                Have linked you to my site.

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                • #9
                  I don't mean to be a party pooper, but my understanding of links is that it's ok to add a few carefully chosen links. by that I mean only links that are related to the products you sell. i.e don't put a link on for a plumber if you are selling jewellery. So card sellers linking with card sellers is fine.

                  But if you have too many links on your site the search engines think that you have no content of your own on your site, and that's whyyou are directing visitors else where with your links and therefore give you a lower ranking for it.


                  I might be totally wrong I'm sure Matt can put us right...... Matt where are you?
                  Harriet

                  www.seasparkle.co.uk


                  www.thechildrensjewellerycompany.co.uk

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                  • #10
                    I have got a variety of links on my site, one of which is a photographer, who does African wildlife, his wife is my best friend so I felt that any link could help his business. The same goes for my other links I just felt that to share info would all help us in business.

                    I can see your point about detracting from searches etc and hope that Matt comes along soon and clarifies.

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                    • #11
                      I'm here! Sunrise actually let me know about the thread. I'll post my understanding, however, first, disclaimer:

                      The only people who _really_ know the _truth_ are the nice (?) Google Engineers (well, in the case of Google, anyway). This is my understand, as pieced together from a lot of research, even more experimentation - and some common sense.

                      (Almost) No link TO your site can do you harm. If it could, then all your competitors would desperately be linking to you!

                      Buying (paying for) links is bad. This CAN harm you - and even get you banned from search engines for a period of time. This is NOT the same as advertising, but is e.g. paying someone £100 to add an irrelevant link to their page. Get found out and be punished!

                      Links from your page do you no harm, although they do share the "link value" of your page, with others (add rel=nofollow to reduce this effect, and keep all your search-engine brownie points).

                      A page with nothing but oodles of links (yay, I got to use 'oodles' - one of my favourite words) - isn't useful, or valuable to anyone. As asserted above, it won't get indexed very well - thus the links are pretty much worthless. You need good content to get good results. That said, you won't really do yourself any harm by having lots of links out from a page. I'd suggest that you don't do it on your main page though, because it might look silly!

                      The best links are:

                      Ones which are in context, on relevant keywords. E.g. (and yes, this is also a shameless plug, but it's also a nice example)..

                      Pyrography, Lampwork and Soap Marking are all examples of Handmade Crafts, which are currently popular in the UK.

                      The first three phases (Pyrography, etc) could also be linked to relevant sites. Because the words are 'relevant' to the site they link to, and in context, the value is highest. This is not always practical for a links page, and is not always the best format for _people_ to use links in, so it's more practical to make a list, link the business name and then put a bit of descriptive text afterwards.

                      I hope that helps!
                      --Matt

                      Web Development
                      Beads, Charms & Findings - Jersey Craft Shop

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                      • #12
                        Thank you Matt for the info.

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                        • #13
                          thanks matt
                          carolee I've added your link to the site
                          www.sunrisecards.co.uk
                          http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...5877781?ref=ts
                          http://www.facebook.com/pages/sunris...all&ref=search

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                          • #14
                            Hi Sunrise Cards

                            I am happy to add you to my website (will do it tomorrow as it's late now) and Carolee Crafts was added a while ago, so you are there as well Caroline.
                            Take care

                            Kathryn
                            Website - http://www.lazydaisyglass.co.uk
                            Blog - http://www.lazydaisyglass.blogspot.com
                            Folksy http://www.folksy.com/shops/lazydaisyglass
                            Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6370100
                            Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...ss/55255965842

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by matt.chatterley View Post
                              Buying (paying for) links is bad. This CAN harm you - and even get you banned from search engines for a period of time. This is NOT the same as advertising, but is e.g. paying someone £100 to add an irrelevant link to their page. Get found out and be punished!
                              That's not entirely true. You can buy links for traffic (using the no-follow tag) but gaming the search engines is frowned upon. You can also pretty much get away with links that don't use anchor text as there not much to gain apart from pagerank (which is lower in the determination of the serps than it used to be)

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                              Sorry that's probably way over most peoples head.. but that's what you get in any thread remotely related to search engines

                              James.
                              Doing nothing is harder than it looks!
                              Free Classifieds

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