very few days, I receive an email asking me to “exchange links” with another website. Usually, they are emailing me out of nowhere and asking me to put a link from one of my sites to theirs. When I look at their sites, all they have is advertisement (usually Google AdSense), sometimes a little bit of fake content (but not often), and a few pages of links back to the people who link to them.
Google frowns upon this kind of websites, and they usually end up not getting any PageRank at all in the end. PageRank is the measure of how good your website is, based on who links it, and it is the basis of the Google algorithm. In short, the more incoming links you get, the better your site is supposed to be.
Now, I don’t want to spam people, but I would love to have more traffic going to my domain names registration service Z-Names.com. It is a very advanced service, with all the options the geeks need and a very powerful administration panel to control your domains. Meanwhile, it is very simple to use even for people who are not experts in web stuff and just want a domain name for their blog or their small business. It is backed up by eNom.com, one of the largest and most trustworthy registrars in the world, yet the prices are much much lower than at eNom. Actually, prices are similar to GoDaddy.com. And all you need in included in the price of the domain, including email and email redirections (if you want to use Gmail for example).
So, my idea is that instead of spamming people who don’t know me and ask them to put a link on their website, I will ask visitors of this site. That means *you*. It is not about Google, but about real people who refer real people. If you have a blog, or a homepage, or an email signature, or a Flickr account, or anything where you can link from, and you want to help me spread the word about Z-Names, you just have to put the line of HTML below and let people know. What is in it for you? Not much, but you will make the people who buy a domain name at Z-Names thanks to you happy. And all it takes is a link from your website.
Here is the link to insert:
<a href="http://www.z-names.com/">Cheap domain names</a>
If you add the link to your blog, please let me know in the comment, and make sure to post the link of your page too.
(N.B.: I am pretty sure there won’t be any comment EVER to this post, but if I don’t ask, I will never know…) :)