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    Exclamation QUALITY not Quantity


    Iím constantly hearing {you should get as many external links as possible pointing to your pages} but now I have learned that itís not about Quantity itís about QUALITY so with that said my question is what is a good rate of quality link exchanges each month?
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    now I have learned that itís not about Quantity itís about QUALITY
    Well, not exactly. It is about both quality and quantity. We could summarize it as "quantity of quality backlinks".

    what is a good rate of quality link exchanges each month?
    "quality link exchanges" is a bit an oxymoron, in my opinion. If you want to get quality backlinks, exchanging is not the first method that should come to mind.

    Exchanging could mean "People will never like my site enough to spontaneously give some backlinks to it. So I'm forced to make deals with other webmasters in order to achieve some fake popularity.". Some quality one-way themed links, is the way to go.

    It is highly unlikely that a good general-purpose rate of links per month actually exists. As long as the number of new backlinks is justified by the quality and uniqueness of your web site, I would not worry about it.

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    LowLevel is right. The site itself will be generally judged against its competitors in the sector - want to rank for Viagra... better have a lot of bloggers who think you're the best site out there. ;)

    If you're looking to dodge sandboxing, I can't recommend looking as natural as possible enough. Make sure there's nothing about your site that makes it 'stick out' as an anomaly in your sector.
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    but now I have learned that itís not about Quantity itís about QUALITY
    Just curious but where did you learn that?
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    Originally Posted by ferret77
    Just curious but where did you learn that?
    At the risk of sounding sarcastic: who would you believe about the best diet to follow?

    1. Five people weighing over 400 pounds (wholesale link exchange purveyors); or,

    2. One Miss America (an authority site)

    Kind of obvious isn't it? A little bit of logic goes a long way.
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    Originally Posted by randfish
    If you're looking to dodge sandboxing, I can't recommend looking as natural as possible enough. Make sure there's nothing about your site that makes it 'stick out' as an anomaly in your sector.
    If your site is very new, or a new domain, be very careful. Build backlinks initially very carefully, slowly, steady and surely.
    If your site is older, just go nuts getting backlinks i say. Keeping quality directories in mind, and other websites in your niche. But dont refuse a nice high ranked backlink, just because its not themed.
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    In my experience the most links from the most domains, on the most c-classes wins

    i think pr matters a little , 2.3.4. being almost the same, 4,5,6 being almost the same also

    I don't think theme, means anything,

    I don't know what other gauges of quality you would be using?

    1. Five people weighing over 400 pounds (wholesale link exchange purveyors); or,

    2. One Miss America (an authority site)
    I'm not sure what you mean by this comparison?

    I would take a bunch link exchanges over a couple "authority" links any day.

    Kind of obvious isn't it? A little bit of logic goes a long way.
    Actually your comparision makes doesn't make sense. You can say that perhaps one high pr 7,8,9 link is much better then a link or even a bunch low. no pr links. But once you start factoring price of acquiring those high pr links......

    If you're looking to dodge sandboxing, I can't recommend looking as natural as possible enough. Make sure there's nothing about your site that makes it 'stick out' as an anomaly in your sector.
    can't or can? Has there been an proof floating around that being 'natural' avoids the sandbox? It would make sense, but has it happenend to anyone?
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    I cannot put enough emphasis on this.


    Diversify your anchor text on links pointing to any given page. If it were me, I would say not less than 20 different related phrases using a balanced linking approach, and I may personally use 40 for my future projects. After my own personal analysis of this, I think this is one of the most under rated factors today in SEO where Google is concerned.

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