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Search Engine Optimization => SEO Services and SEO Tools => Topic started by: prasanth5 on 05-29-2010, 05:41:43

Title: Are freelinks useful?
Post by: prasanth5 on 05-29-2010, 05:41:43
Free links are those which we get by free advertising or by participating in free advertising or classifieds sites.  The question is are they really useful and effective?
Title: Re: Are freelinks useful?
Post by: coolman on 05-30-2010, 00:43:47
It depends on the traffic that particular free classifieds website receives.  There are a few free classifieds websites that receive enormous traffic like ablewise and usfreeads.com
Title: Re: Are freelinks useful?
Post by: itraider on 05-30-2010, 02:40:05
Almost all are useless.
But links from DMOZ are very important.
Title: Re: Are freelinks useful?
Post by: a3web on 05-30-2010, 23:55:16
Every link you generate for your website is useful, if it is on a popular site then it can generate traffic and if it is on a less popular site but "do-follow" link then it is helpful in backward link.
Title: Re: Are freelinks useful?
Post by: coolman on 05-31-2010, 03:03:01
Can you explain what is 'do-follow' link?  I am hearing a lot about the term these days.
Title: Re: Are freelinks useful?
Post by: coolrays on 05-31-2010, 08:55:36
As long as they deliver genuine traffic to your website they are indeed useful.  In fact USfreeads is a website that has a long run so far and that delivers wonderful traffic.
Title: Re: Are freelinks useful?
Post by: henriyo on 06-21-2010, 06:52:28
Can you explain what is 'do-follow' link?  I am hearing a lot about the term these days.

dofollow is a tag you used to tell the search engine spiders to crawl the link.
nofollow is a tag you used to tell the search engine spiders NOT to crawl the link.

To have nofollow link, for example you are using this html code to link to seomastering.com

Code:
Only registered users can see contents. Please click here to Register or Login.

To have dofollow link, erase the rel="nofollow"
Title: Re: Are freelinks useful?
Post by: james_ashby on 06-24-2010, 03:55:18
I haven't seen any link that's not useful. Most will give you traffic at some point in there life and some will pass on link juice. It's just a fine balance really. Get free links early on, then as your site matures, you'll get better ones and won't need the free links as much.

Overall free links play a better in the early stages of your SEO :) Hope that helps.