irrevelant link exchange

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I have a hosting directory that I wish to promote and I have been exchanging links with revelant and irrevelant sites. I have broken up my links page into different pages. Revelant links go on some pages while irrevelant pages go on other pages. You can see what I have done at http://www.hostpublisher.com/resources.html

I have recently read that exchanging irrevelant links may hurt me in search engine rankings. Is this actually true? I'm not just speaking of google, but also in Yahoo and MSN.

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All links are good....especially if you use targeted anchor text...with that said...some links are better than others....I feel that if you trade links with "authority sites" from you topic that is the best link but other links from any sites that is view as good by google will work...as for the other SE's I dont' think they are as smart...I think this is only a google thing....also some sites cover many topics...so how does google classify them...do they only hold relevance for one term, many terms, maybe they are undefined....general.

I don't think any links can hurt you....otherwise I would be posting my competitiors links on all the bad sites I couldn find....I wouldn't really but I could. SEs only punnish you for things that you have control over....that's one of the resons that anchor text is so highly regarded...google is under the impression that out going link text is controlled by the sites operator and not the person the link is pointing to....
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Thanks for the info. It sounds like you are saying all incoming links are good, regardless of content.

But since I am exchanging links, I am posting a link to other sites on my site's link page. Can posting links on my site to certain types of sites going to hurt me?
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Can posting links on my site to certain types of sites going to hurt me?


Yes...I would check out any site that you are going to link to...make sure the page has google PR and that it is not using black hat techniques....you are in control of your web sites...if you intenionally or unintenionally link to a bad site you could get caught up in thier penalty....
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Generally directorys are established. they can link exchange and host any link they want cuz they are established.

I dont know how to explain this properly. :-(
anybody knows what I mean??
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At the moment it doesn't matter really where your links come from, all links inwards to you are going to help you.

The only way you will be penalised is if you start linking into shady sites (porn, casino, link farms, Etc)

I think even when search engines try to undertake the change to "relevant link exchanges" you will not be punished for linking to sites that they do not feel are relevant, the site your linking to simply won't recieve the added advantage of having a relevant site link to them.
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At the moment it doesn't matter really where your links come from, all links inwards to you are going to help you.


looks like it. these days..
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The whole idea of themed linking seems a bit prejudicial. Are we to believe that people who go to one kinda of site have no interest in going to any other type of site, related or not.....isn't that really the goal of linking...traffic?

Isn't google satisfied with the human categorization that goes on at DMOZ?.....albeit very slow.

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