July 23, 2016 at 6:51 am #27327
I create this thread for those interested in building a link exchange page at our own independent websites. I plan to create a page named ‘My Friends’ in the main menu. What I am thinking is not only a link for each site, but also brief introduction so that buyers know exactly which site they are looking for.
If you are interested, please post your introduction information and website link. I would suggest by now:
1. Web address and site name. (Logo? Or just screen snapshot…?)
2. What topic is your website focusing on?
3. How many photos/vectors/footage in your collection?
4. Price Range?
Feel free to add questionnaire and suggestions. Let’s benefit from the interchange page.
Edit by Robin:
If you are an independent Symbiostock site owner and wish to participate in the link exchange, proceed to this discussion and post your information as prescribed. You can also use the list to add fellow artists to your page. Use the text as a jumping off point and word it in a personalized manner if possible so the sites don’t all have duplicate content.July 23, 2016 at 7:17 am #27329
Thans for starting this topic. Here is what I had in mind: http://georgesheldon.com/recommended-stock-photographers/
I was thinking of a chatty page full of links. I don’t mind a more organized approach, as you are suggesting. But at least this is somewhere to start and expand the discussion.
GeorgeJuly 23, 2016 at 7:18 am #27330
1. http://bestcityscape.com/ Songquan Photography
2. Focusing on cityscape and travel photography of the world’s top cities. Variety of topics including city skyline, landmark architecture, historic attractions as well as natural landscape. Photos are widely used in public medias, advertisement campaigns, posters, book covers, CD covers, postcards, smart phone apps and public displays. Collections are well grouped by locations at the site.
3. Photos only, 6000+ and keep increasing.
4. Starting at $3, regular RF full size $20, Extended $80.July 23, 2016 at 7:32 am #27331July 23, 2016 at 7:51 am #27332
Thanks Songquan. I like your screen capture and I may add that feature to my list right away. I just added my page to my menu and tweeted that I started the list. I can’t wait to see what the other regulars on here will say and add.
(One suggestion for you and your site to consider: look at your URL and mine. You may want to consider permalinks that are formed like mine – it is my understanding that Goofgle likes them with words. However, before you make a change, I’d suggest you consider if it will mess up your links you already have out there. Just a thought.)
As you will see on my list page, I added my Symzio referral link.July 23, 2016 at 7:52 am #27333
For the best SEO, isn’t the actual link best inserted into some text that adds value to the link, rather than just have the URL itself. So in Songquan’s case you would make the link cover “cityscape and travel photography of the world’s top cities”? Having the name of the site is good, but I believe the extra context helps with placement.
SteveJuly 23, 2016 at 8:10 am #27334July 23, 2016 at 8:15 am #27335July 23, 2016 at 10:07 am #27336
Hit a bump in the road – had to change my url to: http://georgesheldon.com/recommended/
For some reason, the Symzio widget was not playing well with the page when it had a hyphen (“-“) in it – so I changed it to <span style=”line-height: 1.5;”>http://georgesheldon.com/recommended/</span>
GeorgeJuly 23, 2016 at 10:19 am #27337July 23, 2016 at 10:29 am #27338
Thanks Songquan. You caught me in the middle of tweaking! Check back in a little while – it should look better shortly.
GeorgeJuly 23, 2016 at 11:30 am #27340
Link exchanges are extremely effective for SEO, so this is a good idea.
I would like to recommend that you include links to both the independent sites and the Symzio contributor profile so customers have a choice in that regard – reason being, if they go to Symzio, there’s also the possibility that they will purchase someone else’s stuff as well. And as George pointed out, you should put your referral ID in the Symzio link.
As for Steve’s suggestion with anchor text, that’s far less relevant now. Google tends to weigh the link more with the text around it than the anchor text specifically, so it’s best to just link naturally.July 23, 2016 at 12:16 pm #27343July 23, 2016 at 12:19 pm #27344July 23, 2016 at 12:43 pm #27345
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