If you're like most small business websites on the internet today, you use link exchanges to market your website. But sometimes finding websites to exchange links with can be a time consuming task. Here are a few proven methods for finding websites to exchange links with.
1: Search Engines Queries
Using Google or Yahoo, perform the following searches, replacing “keyword” with a keyword related to your site.
Keyword add url
keyword add site
keyword add link
keyword submit url
keyword submit site
keyword submit link
keyword link exchange
keyword link swap
keyword reciprocal link
keyword related sites
keyword links directory
2: Find out who's linking to your competitor's.
If you can find out who is linking to your competitors, you can try to acquire a link to your site ob each site that already links to your competitors. Just search for link:http://www.competitors-url-here.com
3: Other link directories
Find sites that relate to your site that have link exchange directories. Visit each site in their link directories and attempt to exchange links with each site.
4: Link exchange tools
There are several excellent websites that match webmasters with related sites that are interested in exchanging links. Two of the best are Linkalizer and SiteSell's Value Exchange. In general, you'll want to stay away from sites that completely automate the link exchange process. I have used some of them, but the search engines do not like these sites, and may penalize your site if you use them.
There is also software available that searches for and automatically emails sites to see if they will link exchange with you. I have used and like LinkAssistant. If you decide to use this method, ensure that you comply with all spam laws and the search engine's guidelines.
All 5 of these methods are proven, dependable ways to find link exchange partners. Use them and start gaining more free links to your website today!