Thursday, 27 November 2008

How to run a successful reciprocal link campaign

Reciprocal linking is a process to establish mutual link between two websites to ensure mutual benefit i.e. traffic, search engine enclosure. It is an important and crucial part of the SEO process because Search engines uses link popularity algorithm (depend upon the number of links that point to a particular page of a website and the title of the link) to rank websites for relevancy.

While doing reciprocal linking you have to be very careful about few particular things. Here we are listing few tips for running a successful reciprocal link building service:

1. Find relevant websites: You will be getting more value from search engines for linking to and from other websites which are relevant to your website. Reciprocal linking from other non-relevant website will not greatly help your websites standing with search engines.

2. Make sure that each inbound links are good: Be sure to have quality inbound links only. It had been recognized that 100 high quality relevant links is better them 1000 irrelevant low quality links. So try to get links from quality relevant websites only.

3. Do not Link to questionable sites which CAN hurt your ranking: Be aware of such sites that use questionable search engine optimization processes because such sites can harm your ranking. Before accepting any link check whether the page where your link will be posted is cached or not. Also we prefer to not to have any link which is not cached by Google within last 90 days.

4. Few facts to be followed: This is not possible to have all links from same quality sites. But still you have to set up some criteria for accepting links and have to follow them strictly. Don't go for links which are non-indexed by SE, don't accept any links with no-follow tag or text links in JavaScript or redirected. These link will not pass any value to your site so better avoid them.

5. Organize the procedure: Be sure to manage your reciprocal link building campaign well organized. Try to keep all records of the URLs where your link is posted along with their link partnership email. Try to track each link periodically and if any links get dropped then try to contact the person and ask him to reestablish the link else delete the corresponding link from your website.

These are few facts that will ensure your rank improvement obvious in search engines. Also while doing reciprocal campaign we recommend you to run a simultaneous one way link campaign as well.