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Joining A Web Ring A Good Strategy?
Posted 07 August 2003 - 08:20 AM
I assume you all know what a web ring is.
I´m wondering if joining a web ring does any good to your web site. Generally non-comercial sites join web rings and for these people high search engine rankings have less importance. However, sometimes I get a request to optimize a non-comercial sites (that´s part of doing it for free I guess,.. )
Would anybody know if a web ring has any positive influence on the rankings. Or maybe it has a negative influence. Or maybe it has no influence at all.
I´m a bit worried about it, since there seems to be an automated linking process going on and you don't have full control over who links to you and more importantly, who you link to. Generally the web rings allow related sites only, but still...
Looking forward to your thoughts.
Posted 07 August 2003 - 08:31 AM
However, if a Web Ring is highly targeted and will bring you visitors in it's own right, then it's not a problem to belong to it. Just don't do it for the search engines.
Posted 07 August 2003 - 11:06 AM
Consider linking with sites that compliment yours, you'll have a better chance of generating sales and a larger target audience.
Posted 07 August 2003 - 11:28 AM
That would be my concern, too.
I´m a bit worried about it, since there seems to be an automated linking process going on and you don't have full control over who links to you and more importantly, who you link to.
Personally I don't like them. The idea of sending my hard-won visitors off to a random location is not one that appeals to me. I'd rather link to some appropriate ODP categories.
Posted 07 August 2003 - 01:07 PM
Posted 07 August 2003 - 02:31 PM
For a general site (not corporate) I wouldn't be to worried about belonging to a ring. I would do some research on the one your thinking of joining. I've clicked on webrings on sites and have been pleasantly surprised to find more information that was initially looking for!
Posted 10 August 2003 - 08:50 AM
so I don't have to worry about it. As long as it doesn't hurt a web site it is fine by me. That was my main concern.
Posted 10 August 2003 - 10:49 AM
Posted 10 August 2003 - 02:38 PM
If you feel your site is worse than your piers, making it better is a better idea than just trying to add more traffic.