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Which is important? Link exchange or natural link building?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization (SEO)' started by jiten702, Jun 26, 2010.

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  1. jiten702

    jiten702 New Member

    [FONT=Garamond, Garamond, serif]Hi all....[/FONT]

    [FONT=Garamond, Garamond, serif]We all know that having more and more links to your site increases page rank and search engine rankings.......but which is more important as far as building links is concerned.....Is it link exchanges with site or other/related sites finding natural links because of our content?[/FONT]
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Natural always and link exchange may actually not help but hinder these days.
  3. unik

    unik New Member

    I know everyone says that link exchange is bad, but from my experience if the site has a related topic there is nothing bad with exchanging links to gain engine ranking.
  4. infoway USA

    infoway USA New Member

    Obviously go for natural link rather than link exchange. Natural link has a lot more value that link exchange. Google prefers natural links.
  5. Phil1

    Phil1 New Member

    What is natural link building?
  6. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Over time people link to your site when they find it useful
  7. jack jastin

    jack jastin New Member

    Hi Jiten,

    Ultimately, Motive is what! To get more and more links through any of the method but make sure, Anything you are posting that is to be unique one because search engine loves uniqueness.
  8. Click SSL

    Click SSL New Member

    I'll also suggest you natural link building. Natural link building might be slowly improve your result in SERPs but it is more stable than link exchange. You can trust visitor who has came from Search engine or from your backlinks. Because only interested person will click on your link so you can able get more accuracy in your work and as well as you can be able to decrease your bounce rate.
  9. Apoorva

    Apoorva New Member

    I always go for natural link building, and suggest you to go for the same. Link exchange drives away your traffic to the other site and harm your websites bounce rate. Therefore, avoid link exchange as per my thinking.
  10. maricelibe

    maricelibe New Member

    Both are important. But natural link building have more importance as comparing to Link Exchange which make natural link building very difficult.
  11. ozsubasi

    ozsubasi New Member

    A natural link is one that is given without being asked for. Therefore any form of link building, whether it is link exchange or anything else, can't be considered natural.
    Google wants links to occur naturally, but in the real world if you have a commercial website, who will place a link to it on their site? It is different of course if you are writing an informative blog on a subject that is of value to the community, but for a site that is trying to make money it is very difficult.
    Regarding link exchanges, I do them but am now very particular as to who I will exchange with, i.e. they must be relevant to my site and have a PR at least equal to it. I also limit them to 100, not for any SE reason but because that's as many as I can monitor regularily.
    Just as natural links are difficult, so are relevant links. No-one in my field of business is going to give me a link on their site unless I give them one in return.
    Google says it dislikes "excessive" link exchanges, and as mine only amount to around 2% of my total links, I am not worried on that score.
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2012
  12. ozsubasi

    ozsubasi New Member

    Unless you are disagreeing with my definition of what a natural link is, could you please explain how they can be built?

    Any link on your site, whether it is an exchange link or otherwise, could lead someone to visit the site linked to and away from your site. I don't really understand why you would be concerned about this affecting the bounce rate but that is a topic for a different thread.
  13. seoserviceszone

    seoserviceszone New Member

    Natural Link Building is more important . Because by this we can get one way links.
  14. ozsubasi

    ozsubasi New Member

    The first response answered what was really a rather obvious question, and nothing useful is being added. Thread closed.
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