Today is a perfect day to do a bit more blogging (snowed in). I racked up quite a lot of blogging hours this past year and will continue to share many more posts in the months to come. For awhile, I was totally frustrated with the way Blogger was operating. Posting a blog had become a tedious task.
But now, I believe the Blogger bugs have been fixed and blogging has become enjoyable again. My blog readers contine to grow and I am slowly and carefully increasing my blog link exchanges.
Exchanging Blog Links Is Good Business
When I am poking around Pinterest.com I am amazed at how many wonderful blogs there are that I am just learning about. In the spirit of more is better than less, I am interested in finding new blogs to exchange links with. For newbies that means that I want to add your to my blog roll (link exchange) and hope that you would add me to yours (reciprocal link). Many very popular blogs do not seem to have visible blog rolls, yet they still have thousands of followers. I'm really very techy deliquent despite what many of you think, but I can tell you that it's a very important idea to have link exchanges with others.
Why Websites Want More Links
Here is what Deb Perlman of the Food Blog Alliance says about links:
Why websites want more links :
Google* uses "link popularity", or the number of links going to a page, to help it rank the relevance of sites. The more links going on your site, the higher your page rank potential. The
more page rank you have, the more likely your site is to come up on the first page of Google search results when someone looks for something that yur site has. The closer your site is to the top of the Google search results the more traffic. Google sends you, and if you have ads on your site, those additional clicks generate additinal income.
Choosing Who To Exchange Blog Links With
I do want to mention that you should take care about who you decide to exchange links with. Since my blog is about retro, vintage, collectibles, funky, antiques, Mixed Media....I exchange links with similar blogs. I also review carefully who I am linking with. I would also suggest that you put your effort into exchanging links with bloggers who are active and who are making a big effort to grow their blog followers. But, of course you may be obkligated to exchange links with friends in the business or others who maybe sleepy bloggers but have important content that you want to share.
Share Your Blog Link Ideas
My readers arre welcome to share their experinces and ideas about exchanging links. I'd love to know what some of the biggest blogs do not have link exchanges? Anyone care to offer some insight?
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXCHANGE BLOG LINKS WITH KITSCH N STUFF (THIS BLOG) SEND ME AN EMAIL AT Dianne@cdiannezweig.com
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists