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Why is cross linking so bad and bascally isn't cross linking just link trading?
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homer simpson wrote:
Why is cross linking so bad and bascally isn't cross linking just link trading?


What exactly do you mean by cross linking?

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I think what he means by crosslinking, is that when you link to a site / page that links right back to the other page linking it.

So for example:

http://www.ozzu.com/ links to http://www.bigwebmaster.com/
and
http://www.bigwebmaster.com/ links to http://www.ozzu.com/

That would be considered crosslinking since it is not a one way street.
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I don't think cross-linking is considered bad at all. Everything is fine as long as its done in moderation --- extensive amounts of cross-linking will eventually appear artificial (e.g. 1000 links out to pages that each link back), in which case they would be penalized as artificially trying to boost results placement.

As with life...don't be too greedy!
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pompei wrote:
I don't think cross-linking is considered bad at all. Everything is fine as long as its done in moderation --- extensive amounts of cross-linking will eventually appear artificial (e.g. 1000 links out to pages that each link back), in which case they would be penalized as artificially trying to boost results placement.

As with life...don't be too greedy!


I'm going to have to disagree with you on that.

I don't believe there's any limit to the number of reciprocal links a page
or site can have. In fact, I think the more the better.

Some people say that a one way link is better, more natural, but I
think it's perfectly natural that if I link to your site because it has
something of value to my visitors, that you return the favor by linking
back to my site :)

In fact, since most of you are swapping links with ONLY related
sites, it makes sense that both sites would have stuff of value to each
other's visitors, so link swapping, reciprocal linking, crosslinking, or
whatever you kids are calling it these days, are all perfectly natural
things to do. Google knows this.

It's also perfectly natural for a webmaster that owns two sites to
link them together, he would do that for traffic even if Google didn't
exist; it's not artificial. Google knows this also.

It ain't rocket science.

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Hi Bompa,

I disagree on a part of what you said.

Quote:
I don't believe there's any limit to the number of reciprocal links a page
or site can have. In fact, I think the more the better.


Yes I agree that it is good for a site to have as many reciprocal links on it as possible. But I don't agree with what you said about you not believing that there's any limit to the number of reciprocal links a page can have.

It is best to have about 10 - 20 links on one page.

If you have about 50 or more links on one page, then that page is likely to receive a lower page rank as it will just look like a link farm to Google.
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john5269 wrote:
Hi Bompa,

I disagree on a part of what you said.

Quote:
I don't believe there's any limit to the number of reciprocal links a page
or site can have. In fact, I think the more the better.


Yes I agree that it is good for a site to have as many reciprocal links on it as possible. But I don't agree with what you said about you not believing that there's any limit to the number of reciprocal links a page can have.

It is best to have about 10 - 20 links on one page.

If you have about 50 or more links on one page, then that page is likely to receive a lower page rank as it will just look like a link farm to Google.


Well, my homepage has a couple hundred links and it just went from
PR5 to PR6 yesterday.

So, how ya like dem apples?

:)
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Well maybe it's not quite a big issue then Bompa,

I'ts just something I've seen metioned a few times in the other forums so I then thought that It may have been an issue when Google considers your PR.

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