Who is this Linking Tips Post for?
The recent rash of SEO firms that have been asking for links off of me.
Why this Post about Link Requests?
While a few guys have been courtious, I have seen some real igornant stuff today. These link building strategies are not really strategies, just dumb.
What are some of the Exampes of Terrible Link Requests?
I was wondering if you would be so kind to add a link to xxxxx.
On your links page you mentioned that you are open to suggestions.
Xxxxx is one of the SEO leaders in the UK and Europe and has handled big
names and brands and it would probably deserve a spot on your links page for that. It's one of the few Scottish companies that have achieved such a
Hope you will consider my request and please forgive me if it offends you in any
This guy requested a link by saying his site deserves one. What is that?
Another large SEO company today spammed me with a link exchange request for their pharmacy from my drug information website.
Another firm used the "Where is our link?" question. A blunt answer to people using that technique is that "it will never be on my site." Of course I will not reply to their spam as it will only get me on more spam link request lists.
How do You Request a Link?
Find the webmasters details. In a personal manner contact them and explain where your link should be includded and how it adds value to their user experience. At the very least offer a link exchange back if you can not do a good job of explaining how your site adds value. When you offer a link exchange make sure you put your link up BEFORE you contact the person.
There is a bunch more to it, but that little paragraph would help the above SEO firms a great deal in their conquests.
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