The fundamental problem with a link exchange request

The fundamental problem with a link exchange request

By Rajesh Setty on Mon 16 Jul 2007, 11:29 PM – 1 Comment

In a few hours after I posted “How to execute a link exchange” I got a few emails stating that I went overboard on this one :(

I respect everyone’s opinion and my goal was not to hurt anyone else’s feelings. My apologies if I inadvertantly hurt someone’s feelings. That was not the intention.

OK. Here is my fundamental problem with a link exchange request. When you send a link exchange request, you are almost saying that “I want to conditionally link to your content. And, really, it is very easy to satisfy the condition – you link back to me”

My point:

1. If you find content on some blog that your readers will find it useful, why not link freely?

2. And, if you don’t think your readers will benefit from the linked content, why link to it even when you get a reciprocal link?

My $.02 of course.


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Anonymous  on July 17th, 2007

Rajesh, I completely agree with you. Publishing links should be voluntary and no one should feel insulted if you do not find their URL useful for your readers.


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