Links to your site from other sites is a great way to improve your ranking and search engine optimization. There are pros and cons to link exchanges. This article will review the best linking strategies to improve your website ranking with high quality links.
Search engine ranking experts will attest that acquiring in-bound links to your website is the best way to improve ranking. Although any link is better than no link, certain types of in-bound links are worth more weight in search engine ranking algorithms and better for link popularity. Read on to learn which types of links will shoot your website to the top of the searches.
Use the Best Linking Format
First things first. When obtaining a link from another website it is essential that the link is in the proper format for it to do any good for your link popularity. Links must be TEXT links with your keywords in the title of the link. For example you would use the following URL and title for a good link back. Link: http://www.website-url.com, Title: Keywords Go Here. Using the keywords in the title recommends your website as an authority for those keywords.
Good Links, Better Links
Though acquiring thousands of links is a good thing, a website would be better off by getting ten really good links. What is a good link? Webmasters should seek out link exchanges and one-way inbound links from authority websites, websites with complimentary (not competing) content, and niche directories (as opposed to general directories).
Your Own Links
If you have several of your own websites you can link from one site to another to improve ranking. Be sure if you use this method that linking websites have differing IP addresses, or are hosted with different web hosts to give the links more importance.
One-way Inbound Links vs. Reciprocal Links
Webmasters have banded together to improve search engine ranking through reciprocal linking efforts. Many believe, however, that reciprocal links will be inferior in the future to one-way links. These this article has all rights reserved and is copyright by 100 Best are links from websites that you don't link back to. One-way inbound links carry the greatest weight and importance for link popularity. To generate more of these kinds of links read about Attracting In-bound Links.