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October 9, 2008


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Tony Sena

Great analogy! If you aren't spending time getting quality and authority links pointing to your website, you will find it very hard to succeed in building a massive on line presence!

Austin Real Estate Broker

I do consistently build links for my sites, but when you put it in perspective it makes me sick to my stomach. It's almost like trying to travel really fast. the faster you go the harder it is to go any faster. Ah well, I suppose I'll just keep playing the game and hope for the best. Great blog by the way. I just found it and have added it to my bookmarks.

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Timothy A Crane

I am constantly trying to put out links and you are right, it is a full time job, but yuou have to keep it up if you are going to be a success online!
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Acumen Overseas Property

Personaly I think it is very time consuming trying to get lost of links. I prefer to get few quality links, it takes less time and it is much better for Google PR voodoo

Coach Tim SEO

Please define quality.
Not to be too crass but everyone says quality and ask 5 people and they all will define quality differently.
I define quality as what works.
As far as a few quality links...thats cool for a minute because over time,like the dollar your "quality" links will diminish in value.

Jay Valento- Long Beach Real Estate

So, Tim what is the definition of a quality link? Are Reciprocal links dead or is it the quality of the reciprocal link that makes a difference?

Tim O'Keefe

No reciprocal isn't dead. I think it is just a bad idea for the following reason:
1. It uglifies a site
2. It is obvious.
3. It is a losing race. Meaning you have to always be beating your competitor at getting more.

I know that we have seen the industry recip disasters of last year, however, I believe that was from everyone linking to everyone on the same server. Not natural.

However, I know of many sites doing very well with recip links. Ugly yes, bad idea yes, but doing well nonetheless.

Quality as I said above is what works. I do not think that is anything new. Isnt that what Webster implies?

1 a: peculiar and essential character : nature b: an inherent feature : property c: capacity , role
2 a: degree of excellence : grade b: superiority in kind
3 a: social status : rank b: aristocracy
4 a: a distinguishing attribute : characteristic barchaic : an acquired skill : accomplishment
5: the character in a logical proposition of being affirmative or negative
6: vividness of hue
7 a: timbre b: the identifying character of a vowel sound determined chiefly by the resonance of the vocal chambers in uttering it
8: the attribute of an elementary sensation that makes it fundamentally unlike any other sensation

But you want quality linksthat what? Works.

Jay Valento- Long Beach Real Estate

Thank you oh mighty Tim or SEO Land. I think the downfall of the disaster had to do with so many sites from a particular real estate website company...which had duplicate content on all of those websites too...besides being on the same server.


Wow, that made all of my linking progress so far seem ridiculous. I really should outsource this.

Sean Murphy, http://www.Rofo.com - San Francisco Office Space

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Geez, I cannot agree with you more. My site is a PR4 and one of my inner pages is even a PR5. Yet, if I quit linking for awhile (and who doesn't as it gets to be burn out) my rank falls. It gets old when I realize I'll have to do this as long as I am in business.

One area I'd like to do is exchange guest blogging on other sites, mine and theirs as a way to get links.

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