How Not To Ask For A Link

Yesterday Jennifer Laycock of Search Engine Guide posted about the right way to ask for a link in Link Building As Relationship Building – A Great Example. I thought I’d go the opposite way and share by way of an an example of how not to ask for a link.

As this site has grown in visibility so have the requests for link exchanges. Here are a few don’t from a request I found in my inbox a few days ago.
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Improve Your Writing With An Active Voice

When a visitor lands on your page you have at most a few seconds to capture their attention before they reach for the back button. Why waste those few seconds with passive writing?
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Is AdSense A Scam?

For the record I don’t think AdSense is a scam and I’d like to make that clear from the start, but when I think about how to best profit as an AdSense publisher many of the tactics are designed to trick people into clicking or to at least hide the fact the ad is an ad. Is that honest? Is it a flaw in the system? Or is it business as usual?
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Yahoo oneSearch For Mobile Devices

Yahoo news is reporting that Yahoo has developed oneSearch, a new mobile search service that gives phone users instant answers.

oneSearch redesigns search to offer potential answers as immediate search results instead of how computer-based Web search returns lists of search results.

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The Year In Review: 2006 Stats

After seeing SEOmoz release their stats a little over a week ago, I was inspired to do the same. Hopefully it’s not too far into the new year to make a review of last year seem out of place. If you missed Rand’s post have a look at SEOmoz’s 2006 Stats in Review.
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