Link development is the cross referencing of one site to the other. Links are a “vote” for your site from a 3rd party site. Quality and quantity count in the search engine rankings.
Types of links:
External – A link from your site to another site
Internal - Links within a site (i.e. within a domain)
Backlinks – Links to your own site from another site
Reciprocal – Links that are mutual between sites
One-way – A link from one site to another that is NOT reciprocated
Paid for – Large directories can generate revenue by offering paid for links (not generally recommended).
Links from other sites validate your site.
The search engines see links as a vote for your site from an external source. It is an indicator of your site popularity. Links validate to the search engines that the owners of Site A find the content on Site B valuable and relevant to their visitors. Link popularity can be likened to company branding. It is time consuming and hence costly, but the rewards are long lasting and of significant benefit to your business.
Link development is a specialist field in the role of search engine marketing and is a necessary requirement to achieve good rankings.
Historically, the sheer number of links to your site would result in higher search engine rankings, but the search engines are now far more sophisticated. The quality and relevance of the linking site now impacts the value of the link.
To maximise the benefits of links you need to:
i-Marketing offers a professional link building service designed to improve your webstie ranking, our objective is to ensure you gain qualified referral traffic and build presence with the search engines.