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A few weeks ago I requested a link exchange with the author of a few blogs related to some of my own.link-trading-promo.jpg

The author replied to say he would exchange, but wanted to conduct the exchange via his new link exchange system, Lavalinx.

I was pretty skeptical about another link exchange system, having found others overrun with really low quality sites.

What is interesting about Lavalinx is its ability to triangulate link exchanges between different pages.

Furthermore you can automate link exchanges by inserting some PHP code into your site / blog, so that when you approve your link exchanges (via the Lavalinx control panel) they are automatically inserted into your site.

You can also configure multiple pages for your link exchanges making it easy for site owners to exchange contextual links, i.e. you are not trading links of spammy “Links” or “Friends” pages.

To get their ball rolling Lavalinx are offering 500 free account’s on their system, after which they will move to paid subscriptions.

I have already traded 5 links with this system and have probably declined another 5-10. That may not sound a lot, but they currently only have 100 members, when they get up to 500++ a lot more exchanges will take place.

Furthermore, I did not have do do anything to get those link exchanges… just signed up and waited for the requests to come in, so even this small number has made it worth while joining.

Also, they were decent exchanges… relevant sites of a reasonable quality, and the fact that it is to become a subscription based service will hopefully keep it that way.

I hope Lavalinx works out, partly because I got a free account, but mainly because it would be a really convenient service, particularly if you want to launch and back-link few small sites for SEO purposes.

The person I was speaking to at Lavalinx also mentioned that they have secured further investment for their product, and plan to develop their system further, something Ill have to keep an eye out for…

They still have some free accounts available if you want to try Lavalinx for yourself.

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    Comment by Florchakh

    Is there any ability to set multiple websites or will I be forced to register next 400 accounts? :mrgreen:

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    Comment by SiteLogic

    Yeah you can register multiple sites, multiple pages on multiple sites in fact…. I think the free accounts have a lower allowance though….

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    Comment by Florchakh

    Just figured it out :cool:

    Comment by David Hopkins

    Sounds more advanced than other exchanges such as TelaLinks. So long as the exchange is not your only source of links it should be a good boost. As Matt Cutts explains in this post ( http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/indexing-timeline/ ) too many crappy links will cause your site to drop loads of pages from the Google cache.

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    Comment by SiteLogic

    Its just one more thing your bag of tricks…

    I only trade with relevant sites of a similar rank…

    I have not used TelaLink but I have used some other free ones… they were full Markov genned sites, crappy directories, jokers applying no-follow to their exchanges… garbage…

    I suppose the key to getting these programs working is recruiting enough genuine sites… which in turn attracts more genuine sites…

    Comment by David Hopkins

    Where exactly do the links come up? Are they like text link ads?

    Comment by SiteLogic

    I havent used text link adds so cant comment on that.

    In the Lavalinx panel you set which links are manual vs auto.

    You insert their php snippet within pages you want to automate links exchanges for.

    Comment by Florchakh

    I am afraid that Matt Cutts explainings are not worth your attention, David. :mrgreen:

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    Comment by David Hopkins

    What are you trying to say Bart? Google aren’t as almighty as some of the big SEO names say? :razz:

    I would have to agree with Matt on that post though. Sites with huge ammounts of low quality links are starting to feel the strain and sites with lots of duplicate or similar content with few links are dropping their cache.

    Comment by SiteLogic

    I dont get that Matt Cutts setup at all and think the stuff he writes about Google should be on the official sites…

    I’m surprised he is allowed to do it.

    I’m beginning to wonder if he is using his position within google to carve out a career on the after dinner speakers circuit!

    Comment by Florchakh

    I say that Matt spreads only Public Relations stuff, if you want to be up-to-date you need to conclude on your own and discuss with other folks interested in SEO. There’s no other way to do SEO successfully :cool:


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