Thank you for your kind words. There is a lot of misleading information on the web. That`s part of the reason I like to look at patent applications and white papers from the search engines themselves. They may not be the last word on a topic like reciprocal links, or even the official opinions of all in these search engines. But they are at least search engines themselves. Just wonder what your thoughts were to list a website in a free directory? I came across your article because when deciding to use this free service or not, I asked one of the options if I wanted to include a reciprocal link. I didn`t know what it was, so I did some research. I found your article very clear to a layman like me. And I would also like to know if the use of a free register is a red flag for another underlying culprit, if you will? Basically, a reciprocal link is a quid pro quo or a situation “you scratch my back, I scratch your” situation.

If you connect to websites with the same destination keywords as your website, your chances of responding to this link are slim. If you want to ask for consideration, check the website`s referencing metrics to make sure you`re exchanging links with a high-authority website. It is true, backlinks are influential referencing factors that you need to work on on your site. Here is an example of a shady link exchange offer that is found on a website that only hosts link exchanges: if blogs are part of a decentralized social network, then links are a natural result of conversations. I guess there`s at least one patent application somewhere out there from someone who`s looking at it as well. In the example above, it is clear that the blogger is reflecting on the value that his resource side will offer me and my audience. He makes a very reasonable proposal and explains the benefits of REFERencing that will bring his idea to our side. Similarly, the page he wants me to connect to my website is informative and adds value to my readers. Mutual connections alone are not necessarily bad — people are legitimately linked. But search engines have shown that if they find something that looks like a link scheme or link farm you`re involved in, it can have a negative impact on your site. To find the best websites to get a link exchange, you need to use the reference factors on this page as a reference.

For example, you can focus on high-quality domain websites if you want to switch linksaft to your site and increase the authority of your site. These assumptions about quotations in scientific work are one of the influences behind PageRank, which uses hyperlinks between web pages to determine which pages are important. This graph shows that only 26.4% of the administrative domains used in the Ahrefs study do not use reciprocal links: 26.4% of the 140,592 domains in our sample have no reciprocal links. 73.6% do. But here`s the thing: This study doesn`t really prove that the reciprocal link is 100% safe to do. That`s because he suffers from suvivorship bias. Acclaim for information on reciprocal links. I had doubts about their status for a while, whether they were as bad or not for the rankings. Your article helped me get a clear understanding of them. Although there is still a grey area in my head, whether they are useful or not.

Thanks for the detailed Ninfo.