Website Links... any suggestions!

Rozmataz

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I have a new website that will be up and running soon.... (it's about time!) I am trying to put appropriate links to enhance it. Obvious and less obvious suggestions welcome.

Thanks,

Roz
 

JbNormandog

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If there are any designers/decorators that you deal with that throw you business and will link back to you as well I would consider linking to them.

Same thing with artists that you have a connection with.

I do a lot of plasma tv's so am in the process of linking to the tv guy in town.

Good luck on the site and post a link when it is running.
 

Bill Henry-

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While I have links to conservators, art supply houses, appraisers, etc., I am careful not to close the linking page from my site.

I have a fear that if my page closes, people will forget they found me in first place and won’t return.

With all of the changes that Yahoo! and Google have been making recently, I am not exactly convinced that reciprocal links will increase your ranking in those search engines, anymore
 

Rick Granick

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I get a lot of hits through the website of the guy who designed my site. His credit and logo are at the very bottom of one of my pages. He has my site as a link on his gallery of site designs.
:cool: Rick
 

HannaFate

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Three sections:
Sources for art to get framed at your shop

Decorators and artists who use your services (and can therefore be counted on to be sensible and have good taste

Stuff that has nothing to do with your site, but is fun. (smallest section, and change it often)
 

Whynot

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Originally posted by Bill Henry:

With all of the changes that Yahoo! and Google have been making recently, I am not exactly convinced that reciprocal links will increase your ranking in those search engines, anymore
Bill, I am not sure how closely related ranking and hits may be, but figure this out. I made no effort to keep my site afloat because I use it as a reference tool only. As result, my website is not popping up (ranking high?) with any of the most popular searching engines. Yet, most of my daily traffic comes from three countries where I don't sell my frames (1.Canada, 3.Australia and 3.New Zeeland) which fact makes me believe that my site has been linked with some popular websites from those three countries. Apparently links from other sites to yours do bring traffic, and that counts for something I guess.
 

Paul N

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Originally posted by Bill Henry:
I am careful not to close the linking page from my site.
That's a very good advice and is very important to anyone with a website.

To elaborate: If you have a link on your website, say to FramersWorld.com, and somebody clicks on that link, it should open that website in a new window, at the same time keeping your website open. And a great approach also would be to open the link in a smaller window, which still shows your website in the background.

This has to be made clear to whoever is building your website.

And it it doesn't cost extra, programming-wise, to do this. The programmer just needs to add one single programming word for this to be done.
 

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This is a valuable tip about the website closing with link-clciking - I discovered my website closes! Eek! I just wrote to my webmaster!

Thanks!

BTW - I have artist links and fun links and animal links on my website - just stuff I like to share with folks - also links to places like Micromark and AS&S and Archie McPhee for all the people who keep saying "Where did you find that?!?"
 

TheDoctah

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To elaborate: If you have a link on your website, say to FramersWorld.com, and somebody clicks on that link, it should open that website in a new window, at the same time keeping your website open.

You may run into trouble with people who have pop-ups disabled, no?
 

Paul N

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Originally posted by TheDoctah:
You may run into trouble with people who have pop-ups disabled, no?
Good question, I just tested this with Internet Explorer, with Pop ups block enabled, and it works fine when another windows is opened by clicking on a link.

On the other hand, SPAM Popups, just appear without user intervention (no click required).

But the intentional click tells IE that this is not a pop-up, popping out of the blue, on its own (no pun intended....
)
 

Bill Henry-

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You may run into trouble with people who have pop-ups disabled, no?
I don’t think so. My understanding of pop-up blockers is that they only disable windows that are not accessed by a click. Since “Framersworld.com” would be opened by a click on a previous page, this new page would be displayed without the intercept.
 

TheDoctah

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Oh, good. Thanks. I'm in the middle of designing my site, and would like to make use of this technique. (As a user I prefer sites to operate this way (to a point. It can be overdone.)
 

Mick11

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The best links are incoming to your website,in other words on someone else's website linking to you. Reciprocal links are also good.This is where you have a link to a website that has a link to you. To make the linking rank higher on the search engines, the best sites to get links from are those that have a high site ranking,largish companies for instance.It also helps if the sites you link to have content that is related to your website,so moulding suppliers,artists etc.are the best. Unrelated sites are not looked on favourably by search engines, but a couple doesn't seem to make much difference.
If anyone would like me to link to their site just drop me an email with the site URL and a brief description and I will reciprocate.
Hope this helps.
 
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