Find Sporting Goods on eBay
Video and Audio], Broadcasting and podcasting Real Time Media On The Net

[description], Story, any other text you want to use.

Are Links From Unrelated Sites Really That Bad?

 by: Dirk Wessels

When I started in 2003, I knew nothing about link exchanges and didn't even know what SEO stood for. I remember how excited I was when googlebot visited my site 10 times in one day. WOW!!, little did I know it was merely crawling the 10 accessible pages on my site.It's still only a hobby and I am still not an expert, but we're learning.

Quite often when I visit a SEO forum, I see a comment about link relevance and how you should only link to sites with similar content to your own. In theory I agree with this because why send your visitors to an unrelated site and why attract visitors who probably have no interest in your site?

Most often, though, these people say that irrelevant links will not help your rankings in the SERPs and they have various opinions about the effect on your PR.

My first question is whether Google actually knows whether a site is relevant or not.

Say your website's topic is holiday destinations and you have a resources directory. One page in the directory is only for links to software related sites. Therefore, all the descriptions of those sites make the topic of this page software related. If you put a Google Adsense block on this page, you will quickly see that Google considers the topic to be software related. So, the question is then whether Google considers the relevance of the whole site or just that page. I don't know.

More important though, is the perceived importance of that little green bar at the top of your browser. Have you ever tried exchanging links with a PR7 site when your own site is only a PR1 or anything less than a 5? Most webmasters will laugh at the suggestion. So how do you get a link from a PR7 site? Get the green bar to grow!! I think most people do the same as I do when they receive a link request. I open the requesting site and have a look at the PR. I personally link to PR 1 and PR2 sites if they are fairly new (check their whois information), but I don't think most people even bother with that.

As I mentioned before, I agree with the theory of linking to relevant sites. However, until you have a respectable PR, it will often be easier to get links from unrelated sites than just finding willing links in your specific market.

Does a link from an unrelated site help your PR? Most definitely!! Even if it doesn't help your SERP ranking, it does help your PR. is a bit of an off-beat site where people can complain about whatever is on their mind. A bit hard to find related sites, so I have exchanged links with sites from any industry. Though not much, it does have a PR4 without me having to spend too much time on it and I don't know whether it has any related links.

So here's my opinion. When you're starting out, get as many links as you can with relatively good PR, even if they're not related to your site. A link from a PR2 site when your own site is PR1, is a good link. Chances are, that other site's PR will increase with yours and eventually that'll be a PR5 or higher link.

Having said all that, I do believe that a relevant link adds a lot more value to your site, both in terms of SERP ranking and directed traffic. Therefore, once you have some PR (say PR4 or 5), it's time to start focusing on your own market. By this time people within your industry will be more willing to consider your site for linking and as we all know, link exchanges are hard work. So spend your time effectively by gaining links that will benefit your site.

About The Author

Dirk Wessels is a software developer and owner of You may redistribute this article, but please keep this "About the author" section within the article.

hosting streaming video

Real Time Media On The Net
This is one of the best resources for information on Real Time Media On The Net you can possibly find. Follow our links to find more information on Real Time Media On The Net. We hope that we have all of the Real Time Media On The Net details that you could need.
Real Time Media On The Net

When you're shopping for hosting streaming video you've come to the right place. We're specialists in this hosting streaming video field. You can't find exactly what you're looking for on too many other sites, but you can here.

Well maybe that's a slight exaggeration. We might not have got exactly what you're looking for - hosting streaming video - but we know the very best websites to get it from. All you have to do is follow the links below. They're the very best hosting streaming video sites you're going to find anywhere, and they're the ones we use ourselves when we want to get information or make a purchase.

Main Menu
Real Time Media On The Net
Site Map

Affiliate Ads, Links, news, etc.

News for 09-Oct-21

Source: BBC News - Home
Man 'in love' drives through airport

Source: BBC News - Home
US issues Jordan travel warning after deadly attacks

Source: BBC News - Home
Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri killed in Milan

Source: BBC News - Home
How to stop social media videos autoplaying

Source: BBC News - Home
David Moyes: Manchester United's great traditions have gone says Sunderland boss

Source: BBC News - Home
Libya Malta hijack: Hijackers arrested as drama ends peacefully

Source: BBC News - Home
Is Nigeria's 'plastic rice' actually real?

Source: BBC News - Home
Kim Ghattas: Trump's Syria conundrum

Source: BBC News - Home
Crash survivor: 'I put my seatbelt on'

Source: BBC News - Home
Bethlehem icons created by artists


Fantasy Football Strategies | Go Antiques | Kids Meet | medical mailings
Copyright © 2005. Name of Site here. Last Updated: Saturday, 09-Oct-2021 00:00:20 MDT.
Broadcast On the Net   Fantasy Football   Present On The Net