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Link Popularity
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Link popularity is the total number of web sites that link to your site.

What's so important about link popularity?

Good link popularity can dramatically increase traffic to your web site. Well-placed links are an excellent source of consistent and targeted traffic. And due to recent developments with the search engines, they can even generate additional search engine traffic to your site.

The term Link Popularity specifically refers to a countable and quantifiable number of relevant inbound links to a given website. It has become increasingly important recently to consider link building as a significant part of any Search Engine Optimization campaign. Google tends to give the most weight to relevant linking than any other major search engine (not to ignore the other engines, it is also now believed in the SEO community that other major engines are valuing these "backlinks" in their placement algorithms).

Assessing How Many Inbound Links You Need

An excellent initial approach with any link building campaign is to evaluate where your site is currently positioned in the search engines. After a careful examination of your desired keyword target, search for the phrase and take note how your site ranks against the competition.

Visit websites ranking higher than your site for that given keyword phrase and perform a series of backlink checks. Use the "link:" function to view the incoming links to the site. The results will show a listing of some of the sites linking back to them.

For Example type in Google: ---> link: www.your-competitors-site.com

Typically the number of links you will require will be an average of those among the top ranking sites. Check the top 10 results and throw away the link counts for the top and bottom sites. Average the remaining sites, and this will give you a good idea of the number you may require. This is of course rough, but a good place to start. There is a handy tool that does this all for you, quickly, that can be downloaded (free) here: Link Popularity Check.

If you are concerned about downloading files to your computer (you should be!), we have had our download files checked over. You can see the positive (OK) results they received here: http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/pacificwebsites.com

Most of the major search engines now factor Link Popularity into their relevancy algorithms. As a result, increasing the number of quality, relevant sites which link to your site can actually improve your search engine rankings. There is no one "secret trick" to getting good rankings, but boosting your site's popularity will help give it the edge it needs. Pacific Websites has found this to be invaluable in getting higher search engine listings as well as "highly motivated, interested" visitor traffic from related websites.

Knowing who links to your site and increasing the number of quality links is an important part of any web site promotion effort.

Link Popularity Check (LPC) is a popular freeware program that allows you to check the link popularity of your web site on many search engines at once.

In addition, Link Popularity Check compares your web site to your competitors, and it also tells you the Alexa Traffic Rank of every web site in the list (the lower the number, the higher ranking you have).

Link popularity is very important to get high search engine rankings. Almost all online businesses need to know the link popularity of their web sites. Pacific Websites uses this tool to help determine how best to promote their client's websites. You can download a free copy (that you can use on your own computer) so you can see where your site stands and understand more about how to increase it.

Click here to download your free Link Popularity Check program.
Save it on your Desktop or in your Download folder, and choose "Open" after downloading is complete. File size is about 3.04MB. If you have a firewall, you may have to allow this download. When you open it up, you may have to click "OK" to open it up. We have scanned this file for viruses and it has none.

When the program opens, it automatically checks for updates, which are improvements and should be downloaded for the best operation.

Link Popularity is important to get more visitors to your site! Find out what yours is today.

If you are concerned about downloading files to your computer (you should be!), we have had our download files checked over. You can see the positive (OK) results they received here: http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/pacificwebsites.com.

If you have any questions, please call and we will be happy to help you.

 

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