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Is link exchange dead?

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by seodelhi, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. #1
    Does link exchange still offers any benefit in terms of SEO. Is it useful to devote any time doing link exchange these days?
    SEMrush
     
    seodelhi, Jan 11, 2011 IP
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  2. Spanic123

    Spanic123 Greenhorn

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    Is SEO dead? Is linkbuilding dead??? What will happen now? Is it the end of the world?
     
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  3. yenny

    yenny Member

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    Depends, two ways really cancel itself out, if you do three or four ways maybe you've got a chance
     
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  4. seodelhi

    seodelhi Active Member

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    What I have seen is that many people still do link exchange as part of their link development efforts but its difficult to know if link exchange is any helpful. People do it just because they don't want to leave this method from their list of things.
     
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    onlineprime08 Peon

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    #5
    SEO is not yet definitely dead. And it will not.
    Link Exchange still benefits SEO , but not like before i guess.
     
    onlineprime08, Jan 12, 2011 IP
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    pirogoeth Member

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    It depends really, depends upon who/what you're trying to link exchange.

    If it's 2-way, 3-way, 4-way... I wouldn't say link exchange was dead, just becoming (imo) slightly more difficult to achieve without some leverage or a decent deal from both parties.
     
    pirogoeth, Jan 12, 2011 IP
  7. seozzz

    seozzz Peon

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    The more link exchanges you have, the less seo improvement will do. I am talking about 1 way link exchaneges. I haven't tried 2 way, 3 way...
     
    seozzz, Jan 12, 2011 IP
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    asepsjmak Well-Known Member

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    maybe people dont have time to do link exchange, more people do a simple way, BUY backlink, how with you? agree or no?
    just waiting for your opinion?
     
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  9. seodelhi

    seodelhi Active Member

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    I think you have a very interesting point here, google has almost kill link exchange, thinking that people will not do it to alter serp's but by killing link exchange they have actually promoted link buying which is more dangerous, link exchange on the other hand provided site owners a way to link to sites which they liked, and this is what makes web, THE WEB, coz if people won't link to each other, web wont be WEB.
     
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    no69_2007 Well-Known Member

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    link exchange is still good, but if its related and high quality, rathers its a waste and harm.
     
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    i think its a good way to show the search engines that your popularity is still in demand, at the same time the association of the website some how seems to matter. ...
     
    oksanaman, Jan 12, 2011 IP
  12. rmeeuwsen

    rmeeuwsen Peon

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    #12
    Yes, 'the sky is falling, oh my'

    Link sales still go through.
    But you've got to be discreet.

    "3 way" ABC links within the same niche that look natural have a better chance of helping PR than random bulk links.

    You also have to have a site with real content or a purpose for existence beyond being a place to place links.

    Just concentrating on getting links will get you no where, fast.
     
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  13. khanter

    khanter Peon

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    Link exchanges still work but everyone you speak to qualifies that by saying not as well as they used to . And I think it is more a question of how long the other party is going to stick around rather than whether they still work or not. Established and successful sites don't, as a rule, exchange links. So it comes down to a question of who does and why. When I place a link I don't want to have to check it, let alone replace it six months down the road. That's the reason I don't bother with them

    It's jut a pity that the web does not work the way it should. I read a post earlier this morning from a member who supports a forum that has just killed his signature links. That's the same ball breaker that's skewing the use of link exchanges as a legitimate networking tool.
     
    khanter, Jan 12, 2011 IP
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    ogle Peon

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    It will not be dead until the webworld is alive. Quality matters.
     
    ogle, Jan 12, 2011 IP
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    Three way link exchange is still very effective if you are doing quality link exchange.
     
    alex629, Jan 13, 2011 IP
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    khanter Peon

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    What is a quality three way link exchange? What I worry about is that the other party in the exchange doesn't know enough to avoid this method of link building or if they do they are so much more street wise and I get left holding the thin end of the wedge. How does one quantify quality?
     
    khanter, Jan 13, 2011 IP
  17. Cassandra

    Cassandra Peon

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    #17
    There are few webmasters believe that LE is dead since it
    doesn't help them to get the backlinks they needed. But for
    me it still helps to generate traffic and backlinks. Why?
    As long as you are doing the LE in a good way and following
    the old rules I think it will still help. Check this out LE for your
    info. :)
     
    Cassandra, Jan 13, 2011 IP
  18. MasterWeb

    MasterWeb Active Member

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    No way! it works to index in Google so fast, obviously if you over LE is too bad for SEO. Just remember do it so natural.
     
    MasterWeb, Jan 13, 2011 IP
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    khanter Peon

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    What are the old rules? When does networking become link spam? What is natural? When does natural become link spam?
     
    khanter, Jan 13, 2011 IP
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    It leaves to be natural when you do it a lot, when you put links on webs that doesn't have any relationship with your kind of content.
     
    MasterWeb, Jan 13, 2011 IP