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Directory Submission - Reciprocal Linking

Discussion in 'Directories' started by gkd_uk, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. #1
    Hello

    What are your thoughts regards offering visitors the option to submit a free listing to your directory in return for a link back?
    SEMrush
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2013
    gkd_uk, Jun 7, 2013 IP
    SEMrush
  2. stoner3221

    stoner3221 Notable Member

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    People hate reciprocal linking.
     
    stoner3221, Jun 7, 2013 IP
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    syted Notable Member

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    Then you aren't offering them a free listing, there is a price which is the reciprocal link.
     
    syted, Jun 9, 2013 IP
  4. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. For those directories which have it down as an option, I have noticed that reciprocal links are placed on link farms and non indexed pages.

    Is it best the reciprocal listing option is avoided?
     
    gkd_uk, Jun 10, 2013 IP
  5. Nima

    Nima Well-Known Member

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    I don't remember the last time I submitted to a site that wanted reciprocal link backs.
    Another idea would be to offer free listings in categories where there are no listings already
     
    Nima, Jun 10, 2013 IP
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    YMC Well-Known Member

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    One of my competitors (niche directory) has always required a reciprocal, with their logo. They continue to get submitters, which leaves me scratching my head and wondering how they do so well. Wasn't there something in one of Google's edicts that forced reciprocal linking, in there eyes, was the same thing as selling links?
     
    YMC, Jun 10, 2013 IP
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    Nima Well-Known Member

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    Who would give a link worthy of any real value as reciprocal link?
     
    Nima, Jun 10, 2013 IP
  8. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Well-Known Member

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    Spot on, so should directory owners offer the option to submit a listing for a reciprocal link? For those directories which do is there any benefit?
     
    gkd_uk, Jun 10, 2013 IP
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    Many people do not like to have reciprocal links as they are hardly worth it.
     
    Alex jones, Aug 23, 2013 IP
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    webdev007 Active Member

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    Now a days people often avoid creating reciprocal links for any purpose so asking for a reciprocal link is not a good idea. Instead you can opt for accepting only quality sites.
     
    webdev007, Aug 29, 2013 IP
  11. Lee Fox

    Lee Fox Peon

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    Two many reciprocal links will get a site penalised by Google in no time these days. One way links still rule the roost.

    I'm still toying with the idea of offering free listings, but with no live link unless they upgrade to a premium review.
     
    Lee Fox, Sep 27, 2013 IP
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    BrickBrack Greenhorn

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    From experience, managing a large number of recip links to make sure they're still there, aren't using nofollow, etc takes more time than it's worth.
     
    BrickBrack, Oct 17, 2013 IP