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Link exchange for link building?

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House of Silver

House of Silver

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Are reciprocal links from websites in you niche good idea for SEO and ranking in general?
 
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Mr Lucky

Mr Lucky

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I think this is a tricky one as reciprocal linking for the sake of SEO could be viewed by Google as attempting to manipulate for SEO purposes. If they are relevant text links then are more likely be useful for users and hence be viewed more favourably by Google as opposed to just site for site reciprocal links on a links list page.

It's something I have been thinking about as I run a forum and sometimes people will put a link to their site in a post. So we might say, a reciprocal link would be appreciated, but then we need to request that we would like the link to be in some relevant text, which is not always so easy as some people won't be bothered, just shove a link on a "links" page and be done with it.

But then as our forum outgoing links are nofollow, perhaps it is a bit moot anyway.
 
House of Silver

House of Silver

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Thanks for the answer. Here's one more question: I have two separate websites. Would it be ok if I link to third party website from one of my sites and ask them to link back to my other site? Something like following: my site 1 --> third party site --> My site 2.
In this case these would be no reciprocal links and I wonder if search engines could detect this?
 
Mr Lucky

Mr Lucky

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In this case these would be no reciprocal links and I wonder if search engines could detect this?
This is an interesting question, it's something I sometimes use. as I have two main sites. Google is perfectly capable of knowing you own both sites if they are on the same server and/or if you have them both on the same Analytics or Console account.

I wish I had a definitive answer as I'd also like to know whether it could be an issue.

Either way, relevant in content text links are best of course.
 
House of Silver

House of Silver

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Very good point reg google analytics, I haven't thought about that. It's certainly something to investigate further. Thanks.
 

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