A link exchange strategy that makes sense


On my way down to the local spar to pick up some icing-less doughnuts with extra large holes for Je’anna (long story, arthritis later) this little chorus formed in my mind’s ear. Now for those of you who may not have gathered yet, ed I sometimes like to refer to myself and my core aesthetics as being somewhat ‘closet-goth’. My friends often scoff at the ‘closet’ part.

So imagine a typically less that adventurous Gothic melody in minor keys, cheapest a sound-scape with spacious stone cold echoes and a ghostly subtle reverb.

And then the throaty bass vocals going:

Letting go of youthfulness
loosing all your usefulness
say farewell to those you love
then live…
let live…
and die…

with a kind of macho sensitivity and compassion.
I like what Mr Des Walsh has to add to the usual rhetoric about the increasing pointlessness of ‘link exchanges’ and unsolicited requests for reciprocal link.

» Why I Do Not Do Link Exchanges Thinking Home Business: Navigating the world of blogs and social media, hospital with business in mind

… to have a page somewhere on your site which explains your policy and strategy. That way you don’t have to compose a detailed response to each person who emails you: you can just refer them politely to your policy page and perhaps wish them well. Why burn bridges by ignoring them? Who knows, website like this one day they might be so famous you would love them to link to you :)

My spam filters eat all these links requests these days. Whether or not any of the spammers will actually follow the link is doubtful – but if they do, who knows they may just click on one of your adsense ads and earn you an extra $0.001

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