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    What are the most link exchanges you should do in a day?

    Some people have told me that if you build up your reciprocal links too quickly, that may hurt you more than help you. What's the most link trades you should do in a day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregdavidson View Post
    Some people have told me that if you build up your reciprocal links too quickly, that may hurt you more than help you. What's the most link trades you should do in a day?
    Yes those people are right.

    Coz if you do that SE will assume that your trying to spam your site.

    Do one thing decide specific amount of link for reciprocal or one way link for each day.So your site will get constant backlinks and also will help to get higher ranking in SE.
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    Greg I don think that is really the case at all. You cant control how fast you get links sometimes.

    Lets say you write a blog post that gets picked up fairly quickly in the blogsphere. You think Google is going to penalize the post or the blog for that, hardly.
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    Exactly as incredible is saying.. If this really were true, you could easily take a competitor out of the rankings simply buy paying an Indian company $100 to run up a quick 3000 links..

    It also runs contrary to the entire philosophy of link bait, which google recommends..
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    The worst that can happen is that google will ignore those links. Google will not penalize for getting lots of links quickly.

    If, google penalize for getting links quickly, then people will start to get lots of links for their competitors in order to get them penalized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregdavidson View Post
    Some people have told me that if you build up your reciprocal links too quickly, that may hurt you more than help you. What's the most link trades you should do in a day?

    If by link trades you mean reciprocal links the answer is zero - you should give up on reciprocal links as its a waste of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melnel View Post
    If by link trades you mean reciprocal links the answer is zero - you should give up on reciprocal links as its a waste of time.
    I couldn't agree with this more. Never saw why people choose to trade links to a site that for the most part is in the same category as your own. That would be like Ford sending people over to a Chevy dealership to have a look around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melnel View Post
    If by link trades you mean reciprocal links the answer is zero - you should give up on reciprocal links as its a waste of time.
    Well here's something i couldn't agree more on.
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    as many as you like.. Google will not penalties for your links

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    Reciprocal Links are one of the best cost effecting way to get links and traffic to your website which is comes under the "SEM" as well, although it has been de-valued by search engines however it plays an important role in your websites link popularity.

    Apparently, there are more disadvantages of having reciprocal links, it can give away your page rank if you a website with less PR and less trust with google is linked by you or if a website irrelavant to your niche is linked by you, this could lead to a loss in your website PR.

    So, if you are not really a PR maniac, go for it
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    Sorry Zafar but Google at least does not count reciprocal links in its ranking scheme so its just a waste of time.
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    too fast, too many ... then the question is what is too much or too fast?

    are you talking about 10-20 a day or 2000 in a few hours?
    big difference !

    I find it hard to believe that reciprocal links have lost all of their value, but certainly most of it, limit it to 20-30 really top-links, as in; real value for your visitors, but that's it, don't do hundreds of link exchanges with all kind of crappy sites, related or not, that's not working anymore !

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    Link exchanging should be implemented naturally. When the site you want to link to or the one that wants to link to you has relevant content that complements your database then it is alright. In the events when you post to gazillion directories just to build a huge amount of backlinks you will more then likely going to be slapped, figuratively speaking, by the almighty G I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melnel View Post
    Sorry Zafar but Google at least does not count reciprocal links in its ranking scheme so its just a waste of time.
    Are you kidding me? Do you think relevant link exchange won't even count?

    I did few link exchange for a keyword "seo guru" - i paid for none, I acheived first page in 4 days. Since paid links are banned by google, there are two ways of link trading, one is reciprocal or naturally.

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    Or you can use "dots"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melnel View Post
    Sorry Zafar but Google at least does not count reciprocal links in its ranking scheme so its just a waste of time.
    I think you need to have some brush up for your skills
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zafar Ahmed View Post
    Are you kidding me? Do you think relevant link exchange won't even count?

    I did few link exchange for a keyword "seo guru" - i paid for none, I acheived first page in 4 days. Since paid links are banned by google, there are two ways of link trading, one is reciprocal or naturally.

    Thank you.
    Page 2 here for "seo guru". You might want to search with your google account turned off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by incrediblehelp View Post
    Page 2 here for "seo guru". You might want to search with your google account turned off.
    I have him first page on Google.com, #7 to be exact.. However in all honesty SEO Guru is not competitive what so ever. An allintitle:"seo guru" pulls up just 1,680 results showing nobody is bothering to target it because it brings in no traffic.

    Any site with moderate strength could do a subpage with "SEO Guru" as the title, mention it 2 or 3 times on the page and wind up on first page with no external backlinks.. just internal.
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    Very true boss. By the way what domain are you ranking "SEO" in the top of Google for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vishal View Post
    I think you need to have some brush up for your skills
    Think away Vishal, but it might pay you do some research on the subject, say starting with Matt Cutts blog and Google webmaster central.

    It could save you a lot of wasted effort.
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    I am not doing any link exchanges for the past couple of months. If I would, it would be for the benefit of my visitors and not for SEO reasons.

    Just an advice: keep them minimal as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melnel View Post
    Think away Vishal, but it might pay you do some research on the subject, say starting with Matt Cutts blog and Google webmaster central.

    It could save you a lot of wasted effort.
    Quote Originally Posted by Melnel
    Sorry Zafar but Google at least does not count reciprocal links in its ranking scheme so its just a waste of time.
    Your saying that Reciprocal links does not count in Ranking system
    [Yawn]

    For your reference

    "Reciprocal links can gain or lose PageRank. You need to take care when choosing where to exchange links."


    Reciprocal Links counts in PageRank system. If you reciprocal your link with HIGH PR site then this will help you to get HighPage Rank.

    This Link will help you to Understand the PageRank System

    http://www.webworkshop.net/pagerank.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vishal View Post
    Your saying that Reciprocal links does not count in Ranking system
    [Yawn]

    For your reference

    "Reciprocal links can gain or lose PageRank. You need to take care when choosing where to exchange links."


    Reciprocal Links counts in PageRank system. If you reciprocal your link with HIGH PR site then this will help you to get HighPage Rank.

    This Link will help you to Understand the PageRank System

    http://www.webworkshop.net/pagerank.html
    Exactly what I was trying to prove to MR.SEO Expert.

    Also, being on top for "SEO Guru" does not means I'm on top on every datacenter, have you guys ever heard of Google Dance?

    I just wrote an article about the different SERP's result, you might want to read it:

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=683057
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    LOL Vishal thanks for the link! I am site admin on that forum, but unless and until you read the places I suggested you will always be in the dark.

    Just to start the ball rolling:

    The article you linked to was written in April of 2000, there has been a lot of water under the bridge since then. PageRank still works mostly like it did way back then but it only operates on those links which Google allows it to operate on.

    If Google says that it is discounting recirocal links then they don't get included in the PageRank calcs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melnel View Post
    Just to start the ball rolling:

    PageRank still works mostly like it did way back then but it only operates on those links which Google allows it to operate on.
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    what exactly does that means?

    Thanks
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