Small Business Diva

April 11, 2008

Look before you link

Filed under: Marketing Tips,Small Business,Tips & Tricks,Work from Home — smallbusinessdiva @ 2:31 pm
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On Melissa Khalinsky’s blog she includes a post about Links to Your Site, talking about five ways of attracting traffic to your site. I love a comment she includes in her first tip:

“…there are many sites who are happy to do a link exchange. Before requesting an exchange, look at the site closely to see if they do exchange links.”

Great tip Melissa. I would like to add to that by encouraging people to request to link only with RELEVANT sites. I have received so many requests from people to be linked to my site, either a reciprocal link or one-way. Unfortunately, most of these requests come from businesses that have absolutely no relevance to my sites – totally different products/services, totally different markets.

Link away… just keep it relevant and appropriate.

Here’s to your success in business…



  1. I get a lot of those sorts of requests too – so many that now I just delete them…

    Comment by Melissa — April 11, 2008 @ 2:42 pm | Reply

  2. I do too and agree with you Donna-Marie. You have to be very picky on who you choose to link with otherwise there is no benefit.

    Comment by nuvomaternity — April 11, 2008 @ 7:40 pm | Reply

  3. Good advice. You could easily end up with a link list that’s as long as the Great Wall of China if you accept them all…

    Comment by Elena Perrotta — April 13, 2008 @ 11:35 pm | Reply

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