Pointless link exchanges - clungtechnology.com
Pointless link exchanges
We get dozens of link exchange offers every day, mostly from Indian SEO “specialists” offering useless pointless and indeed crap link exchanges. These link exchange offers are usually 3-way link offers, where I link from one of my clean sites to a reasonably clean site and they offer me a spammy link from a 3 way link farm page with far too many links on it and very few of them on-focus with the subject service or product of my own sites. Okay, they are not link farms in the old-fashioned sense of the word, by these pages are set up as short-life link pages that survive a few months before they get so full of links that Google takes them out of the index.
The reason I’m writing this quick blog article today, is that I received the worst link offer that I’ve received all year and it’s a perfect example of links to avoid. The link exchange offer came from seodeals.com.au, or at least someone building links from them. SEO deals.com.au don’t appear to be the sort of company that would offer such a crap link exchange, so my guess is that they are farming out their link building to the people that own clungtechnology.com, who’s resources page is used to link back.
The clungtechnology link exchange page is: clungtechnology.com/resources/resources_seo.html (forgive the fact that this isn’t a link and that you have to copy and paste it into your browser, but I don’t want to even give these people a no-follow link!) and if you are quick, you’ll see that there are over 700 links on the page!
Today, I received an email from Dmitriy Ivanov of seodeals.co.au, stating that they are a trusted Australian SEO company and apologising for making the error in judgement of employing Clungtechnology.com to run their link building campaigns. Dmitriy has confirmed that SEOdeals.co.au no longer use Clungtechnology for link campaigning. I have no reason to believe he is being anything but truthful. As I said in the original article “SEOdeals.com.au don’t appear to be the sort of company that would offer such a crap link exchange”.
I’m glad to see that SEOdeals.com are either link building themselves, or using a reputable company to do so. We wish our Australian friends, every success with their future endeavours.
Maximum links on a Page
If you are offered a link from anyone, particularly from an SEO company based in India, check the following:
Is the link page it cached in Google? If it’s not in the google index, there is no point linking to it.
How many links are on the page? Ideally link to pages with no more than 50 external links on the page, but if it is a good quality site, with PageRank, no more than 80 links on a page. Any more than that and any link juice will be so diluted that the spider won’t taste it at all. If, as is the case with the SEOdeals.com.au link offer, there are hundreds of links on the page, and the page is obviously set up simply to use as a 3-way link farm page, being linked from it could do you more harm than good!
So, clungtechnology.com is heading the race for The 2009 worst link offer of the year. If you have received any offers that you think are worse than this, let me know and we’ll feature them on the blog.