__/ [Paul] on Tuesday 11 October 2005 22:34 \__
> On Tue, 11 Oct 2005 17:47:52 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>__/ [Paul] on Tuesday 11 October 2005 17:38 \__
>>> On Tue, 11 Oct 2005 17:05:11 +0100, "mark | r"
>>> <trooperbill@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>me? now #5 for my serp
>>>>jumped 2 from 7 in the last month
>>> Yes, but the other week you were saying you were #1
>>> So, you could say that you have dropped from #1 to #5
>>> Paul (who doesn't use any link manager programs)
>>It makes one raise a brow when a wise guy comes out saying:
>> "Search engines work in way X because I changed
>> Y and I am not in position P+1 instead of P"
>>It's like people who say that lottory is easy money because somebody won
>>it last week. People believe what they choose to believe, but they never
>>tell apart the forest from the tree.
> Although the numbers have been small. I do get the occasional
> webmaster ask if I use Zeus / Linkmanager etc and that if I was, they
> did not want to link to me.
The issue with man-made link exchanges is that you need to cycle and check
to see that links remain alive and are not rel="nofollow". The time spent
bargaining an exchange and then maintaining regular checks is ridiculous. I
try spending more time working on the sites rather than negotiate in order
to fool an algorithm.
> Thankfully I do not use such devices. I prefres the old fashioned, if
> what slower way of phyiscally checking out a site and personally ask
> for an exchange.
> my 2c
I don't think I have a single IBL that was properly negotiated. I tend to
just get links from friends or readers (without request) and often do
likewise. Friends and readers never beyray you either, link-wise. You can
sometimes link to a site and in due time find a 'handshake' without
exchanging a single word. I hope you know what I am referring to...
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