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How To Exchange Links

Here’s my way of doing link exchanges. I link them first before contacting them. With this strategy, you can get blogs linking to your blog everyday. Here’s how it goes:

1. Search the blogosphere for at least 5 blogs that are related to your niche.

2. Add all of them to your blog roll or link list.

3. Contact the blogger and ask for a link exchange, telling them that you already added them to your blog roll.

4. Most of the time, the blogger will reply and tell you that they agree with your link exchange offer and already linked back.

5. Repeat on the next day.

Do this everyday and for 1 month, you’ll have at least 150 links from other blogs. If 20% did not link back, you still have 120 link exchanges, right? Then, remove those blogs that did not link back after a grace period. I think, 1 month grace period is enough. But don’t mention it when contacting them, that if they did not link back, you’ll delete them from your blog roll. You are the one asking for favor, so avoid threatening remarks, ok?

Now, how do you contact a blogger for a link exchange? Again, before contacting them, make sure that you already linked them. πŸ˜‰

Chain Links1. Tagboard. Most personal blogs have tagboard. Blog owners are responsive on their tagboard. They read it everyday. So, look for it first. Link exchanging via tagboard is faster and easier. Make it short and direct to the point.

2. Instant Messenger. Some bloggers give their instant messenger ID. That means they are ok to chat with you, right? Why give it if they don’t want to be disturbed? πŸ˜€ So, talk to them. Make friends. Then, ask if you can exchange links. πŸ˜‰ They will gladly link back since you already linked to them.

3. Twitter, Plurk, whatever. Microblogging is the “in” thing today. If they publish their Twitter or Plurk IDs, contact them using direct message feature. Again, they will gladly link back since you already linked to them

4. Contact Form / E-mail. If the blogger you want to exchange link with doesn’t have the first 3 options I mentioned above, this will be your last resort. Contact them thru their contact form or e-mail address and pray that they will respond. If they respond, then good. When your grace period expires and they did not link back, simply remove them from your blog roll and move on. πŸ™‚ There are literally millions of blogs you can still exchange links with.

Marhgil Macuha

Marhgil Macuha is a Computer Engineering graduate of Batangas State University. He is currently a Senior Solutions Developer at a Canadian IT company.


  1. My blog still lacks so many things and back links is one of them. Ang hirap nga naman talaga pag nagsisimula. One question though (noob question), is it okay to put links in a post instead of filling the sidebar? Naisip ko kasi na baka mas organized kung naka-categorize na lang yug mga links sa different posts tapos yung link na lang ng posts na yun ang ilagay ko sa sidebar. Naka blogger po ako and I was wondering kung okay ang ganun at kung walang magiging problema sa adsense. Baka kasi ma-notice na puro links lang ang nakalagay sa post, i-consider as spam or magkaproblema sa advertising ng adsense.

  2. Thanks for the tip! I’ll do better on the quota πŸ™‚

    I’m following this advise of Marghil, except dun sa quota (5 per day huwow thats a lot)
    I believe this is a polite way of doing link exchanges, link them first, and then most of the bloggers are friendly naman, they will link back.
    My personal preference is to usually read the blog or know something about the author before I do link exchanges. This is the fun part for me: its either I find a schoolmate, province-mate, similar hobby bloggers or gain new friends online due to link exchanging.

  3. Whoa! Thanks for the advice! Link exchange? hehe πŸ˜›

  4. nice post. very helpful esp for me who is still trying to build my blog…

  5. yay! great tip! link ex tayo sa gizmosync ko. I already added you sa blogroll πŸ˜› hehe

  6. I have been following your blog for quite awhile, and I am impressed on how you are handling your blog especially for Adsense.

    However, this post has brought me some questions. Isn’t link exchange is also trying to attract traffic exchange? And traffic exchange is not advisable if you are using Google Adsense, right? Or are you advising it only to blogs that have high search engine traffic such as yours?


  7. ayus to!more tips! add ko lang, #5. kung ayaw makipagexchange links e gumawa ng maraming site pra sa link farm! πŸ™‚

  8. Basta sa mga mag rerequest ng exchange link always be polite. And make sure that you have some content in your site to brag about.

  9. Nice tips! I’ve always been a fan. Pwede ex-links? (Biglang liko, ano? Hehe..) Nasa blogroll na kita. Thanks.

  10. tumpak! i started a new blog and i am looking for blogs of similar topic as ka-link exchange. So far, the two I have found are very nice and very useful! and you just dont link for the sake of linking, dapat may readership din

  11. Am thinking of creating a new niched blog but am still thinking kung ano niche, specifically adsense productive pero at the same time hanap ng marami pero konti palang ang gumagawa. πŸ™‚ any idea?

  12. I work as linkbuilder for almost 6 months.. ang hirap kc u need to update the links every now and then.. however, there are some sites lalo na ung with good ranking yaw tanggapin ung link exchange request mo kahit pr1 na site mo lalo na cgro kung pr0. hayz.. but your tips is so effective but maybe linkbuilding needs 100% patience too.

  13. Dear sir, kindly link to my blog. πŸ™‚ Thank you for this tips. You keep on inspiring new bloggers, every post you make. Hope I can exchange links with you also.. hehe

  14. Bro, palink naman thanks! Anyway, ok ang site mo. πŸ™‚

  15. I have the same question with Jared, the first one who made a comment here – a blogroll on the sidebar, or on a separate page? Some bloggers do both. I keep on wondering why.

    Also, does it do more harm than good to have lots of blogroll links on the sidebar?

  16. Nice tip, gil.

    Pa ex-link naman. Na-add na kita. Ilang buwan na kitang sinusubaybayan, di ko man lang naisip na ma link ka. Kunwari kasi busy ako eh.

    (Pag di mo ko ni-link, after 1 month tatanggalin kita sa links page ko, sige ka)

  17. Ex link po tayo, sa mga gustong mag pa exlink… visit lang sa site ko, message nyo ako.. but add me first.. i will link you within 24hours thanks πŸ™‚

  18. Ok… let me try… let me see if your strategy works… I’d like to exchange links and I have already link your blog to mine… here’s the address http://bigbleau.blogspot.com…. tnx. [I won’t tell you that you only have a month to place my link on your blog before I remove yours… just kidding… love your site… learning a lot from it.]

  19. Wonderful post. Thanks for sharing and keep posting more new info.

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  20. Option 5. Post a comment and said to the blog owner:

    ” Hey I already did, see it here: http://keywordspeak.com/?p=142

  21. wow nice tip…link mo naman ako sir…matagal na kita nalink…hehe pls sir…salamat

  22. I am working at link exchange department, so this is quite boring job, but finally it needed to be done, so it bring some result

  23. This is really helpful. I’ve been searching on how to have a solid SEO on my site. Thanks….

    I just followed what you did….. link mo naman ako kabayan…..

    Thanks again! ciao

  24. Mas maganda ang one way link. Mas maraming juice ang makukuha natin when it comes to PR. at ang SE ay mas pinahahalagahan ang one way link kaysa sa two way.

  25. Master,

    Pa-link exchange po.. i already have you in my blogroll. hehe. hope this works.

    Thank you po.


  26. paexchange p[o ng link eto po site ko http://www.ramica-ideas.com nasa blog roll na po kita

  27. Pa-link exchange po.. i already have you in my blogroll.

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