receiving interest from others for outbound links - my method for acting on this should be.... what?
Posted on 2004-07-30
I have a two part question. One is that I placed a link on a page in my site that has a form for people to fill out if they are interested in exchanging links. Reading up on the web about outbound links is a mine field. As soon as I find that it's a good thing to do, I read another reason it's a bad thing. Anyway, the text link to this form on my hom page has the actual words "link-exchange" and one of the posts I read said that certain word usage regarding links might turn Google right off. So I wonder if, at the outset, there is an issue with such wording. If there is, what might be better wording??
Secondly, in figuring out how to develop the outbound links, I've come across software that helps create directories called, surprisingly enough, Links. That too has let to a hornet's nest. It looks like a great way to ease the burden of building an outbound link directory, but it apparently uses a cgi program (although I might be mistaken). Now, as I read along about that, I'm finding discussions about blocking page rank using cgi programs and other such information which now has me totally confused. Is such a program an acceptable and/or worthwhile thing to use if I am telling other sites I will post their link and their expectation is to improve their own page rank?