SEO and Link Exchange

Home Inspector with Merino's Home Inspection & Education Inc.

Everyone is is always trying to be on the first page on the search engines, if not in that top spot. One way is to have many other websites linking to your website. When a site links to your page it is tantamount to that linking site telling the internet community that you have a site worth visiting. The more links to your site the better your SEO. But, be aware of using link farms, the search engines are much smarter that they used to be and link farms can actually hurt your SEO. You should only link with reputable websites. Many home inspectors around the country exchange links with each other. I will send an email to a home inspector in California, for example, asking if they would like to link. Usually, the answer is yes. I will send my link information to them and they send me theirs and we then place the links on our link page. You get a vote and they get a vote.

Another thing you can do is build a "Link Submission Form". This form allows a webmaster to visit your site and add their info to the form, it also has my link information on that form that they can copy and paste to their site. Then you can add that information to you link page. I have a link submission form on both of my sites, and I get an email when someone fills in the information.

I do not know if AR has an active board for link exchange, but if anyone would like to exchange links with me I would be happy to link. My link submission forms are below or you can send me an email.


Comments (5)

Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Michael, I used to do this and then heard it was not good so took the pages down and now I'm hearing it is good again.  I'm not sure if I should put the page back up or not.  I would of course have to start from scratch now.

Aug 23, 2009 09:47 AM
Michael Merino
Merino's Home Inspection & Education Inc. - Oak Forest, IL
Orland Park Ill Home Inspector

Marchel- Add a link page to your site and start linking again. It depends on what links you have to your site. Do not use a link farm. But, if you were to link with me or others, it can only help.

Aug 23, 2009 10:20 AM
Al Wright
Affordable Canadian Home Inspections - Hamilton, ON
Have your inspections performed the Wright Way

I've set up my website to use link exchange, but I have it seperated into countries, provinces/states, etc. Then iv'e divided it into different catagories: home inspectors, realtors, home stagers, mortgage brokers and businesses. The key I keep reading about is to have a lot of links but not just have them on 1 page as this will hurt your earch engine ratings. Then create a sitemap that directs the search engines to all your links.

Dec 03, 2009 01:54 AM
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