Marketing is a tricky business. You have the responsibility of making people aware of a product or service, and you have the opportunity to make money off it too. This is something that’s a big part of the job, and it all depends on how you position yourself.
In the past, marketing has been about just putting your website in front of the public. In this day and age, it’s about providing your website with the best possible SEO and making sure that you’re in front of people and getting them to click on your links and buy your product or service.
That’s a powerful way to get people to buy stuff, but it also comes with its own set of dangers. When people do come to your website, it’s not just about you. They are looking to buy something and they are going to click on your link to get to your site. Even if they don’t make a purchase, they are still doing you a favor because you made them aware of your site.
I think the biggest danger of this tactic is that it is usually done by those who don’t understand the importance of link building. If it was just about getting people to your website, they would just go to the homepage. If it was just about getting them to buy something, they would go to a site or page where they could get that stuff.
If it were just about getting people to your site, then you wouldn’t have to bother with link building.
I know what you’re thinking. “Well, I’ve seen this trick happen before.” But do you know how long it took for a big site like Yahoo! to realize link building was a big deal? The trick was introduced over 12 years ago, and it took Yahoo! even longer than that to realize Linking is important.
Yes, this is essentially link building. But what’s interesting is that they are using this to leverage your site for a larger purpose. Yahoo is creating a tool that allows them to see which sites are linking to your site. The idea is that by showing those sites you make it possible for them to get that information directly and you receive bonus traffic from that link. This is essentially a form of link farming, but they are going to do it without you even knowing it.
It’s like having a web page that tells you when people linked to your site and how much traffic they bring to your site. But you don’t have to get that link in order to see how it will help you.
The benefit is that if you have a site that is getting a lot of traffic and is ranking high in search, that means you are showing them your content and therefore potentially getting traffic.
No, not really. We are going to have to see if they will actually make us a link if they want to see how much traffic we get. If they do, then they are making a good bet that we will actually be a link.