Link Popularity – How to Check Yours!

Posted by admin on July 24, 2011 in Backlinks |

Link Popularity – who needs it?

If you’re trying to earn money with an online business your link popularity does matter. There are several websites out there that will give you a quick report on who may be linking to your website; I have found that the numbers can vary slightly from one link checking site to another. If you want to see some of the choices out there to find out about your link popularity simply put the words ‘link popularity checker tool’ or something similar into a search engine and you will be given a few different choices.

The more link popularity tools I look at, the more I see how much it varies and with some it also seems to matter if I put www in or not. There are some that show me no data at all; so I’m not sure on that. I would suggest you try out My Website Ranking it seems to bring up fairly valid numbers; last checked in July of 2011  – you can simply run a check. With My Website Ranking you get quite a bit of info, you link popularity will be shown and even the dollar value and age of your website.

As for Relaxed Home Biz, we have a few links coming back to us, I mean less than 20; can I use the excuse that we are fairly new still? Link building does take time and it is recommended you become a regular poster on some of the forums out there that are relevant to your website; we need to dedicate some time to do some serious and worthy forum posting in the near future.

Now remember if you want to gain points in link popularity you need to follow the guidelines that the search engines have set for their ranking systems.  Some of the link building practices you should not partake in are:

  • Linking with the intention of manipulating PageRank
  • Linking up with web spammers or with the hoods (not so good neighbourhoods) on the web
  • Excessive reciprocal or over the top link exchanging (“I’ll link to you if you link to me.”)
  • Buying or selling links that pass PageRank is a no-no (unless the practice is used in the correct manner), follow the link to find out more.

For the majority of us, once we have checked our link popularity we realize that we need to get busy and start building valid links so that we can raise our standing on the world wide web and hopefully maintain a steady rise to our likability.


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