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Reciprocal links and putting a special page or widget on your site for them?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Carnalitdude, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. Carnalitdude

    Carnalitdude Newbie

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    Hey Everyone,

    So, I'm sure this question has been asked to death but perhaps not exactly for my need? I own and operate an adult erotic story website. As I start to look to begin my link strategy, I've noticed that some of my competitors and other websites in this market either have a page or special widget on their site usually labeled as "recommended sites" or "cool links" etc.

    What's the thought on this? Good idea, bad idea? Are these reciprocal links or am I misunderstanding the term? Usually, the link will point out to either a blog or porn link directory.

    I can see how linking to a blog and having one come back to you is good but what about a directory, do they hold any value/weight?

    Any help in clearing some of this up would be great.

    Thanks!
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator in Training Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I've always assumed that those adult websites are either all connected to each other (owned by the same person or people who know each other) like a PBN, or they have a symbiotic relationship where they just pass around link juices.

    The links have value if they are quality inbound and outbound links. You simply linking to their website will not be enough for them to want to link back, so you may need to contact the webmaster to see if you two can work out a deal so that he can link to you and you can link to him.
     
  3. Carnalitdude

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    Hey,

    You know the same thought has crossed my mind from time to time, I've even heard of that sort of thing being recommended on GFY, however, there has to be some in my belief that just aren't directly correlated.

    You aren't wrong though, I guess I'll just have to start emailing webmasters and get the ball rolling in that department.

    Thanks!
     
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    You're welcome. You should also try to find someone who owns an adult website on this forum (there are tons of people like that). I'm sure they can enlighten you more on the topic than I can. :)