CNET Calls Link Exchanges Poor Man SEO

Jul 15, 2009 • 8:42 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Link Building Tips & SEO

Link exchanges: The poor man's SEO from CNET discusses the pros and cons of link exchanges. The article isn't bad, overall.

What I personally find funny is that CNET quoted Evan Duffield after Evan emailed CNET with a link exchange request. Evan got a lot more than a simple link exchange, he got a whole article with clean links to his sites on the domain.

Anyway, the article is being discussed at WebmasterWorld now, so if you are somewhat new to the SEO space, you should read the article and see the discussion at WebmasterWorld.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld

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Michael Martinez

07/15/2009 05:15 pm

But he didn't get the high TBPR link he might have been hoping for (from a hobbyist site -- the email CNET received was sent by accident). People who do this kind of link building don't stop to think about where the link will actually be placed when a site with a high TBPR value on the home page decides to provide the link. This is one of the least efficient methods for building links.

SEO Professionals

08/25/2011 07:55 pm

Over the years link exchanges have been criticized by both webmasters and search engines, even have been targeted by search engines. They have been called link farms and link scams. The truth is that they are not link farms, link farms are network of sites that each link to the other site for the benefit of high ranking on the search engines and most link exchanges are not so called link scams. How can you tell the difference between non-link scams and link scams? There are a few things that you should look at closely at link exchanges.

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