How to Ask for a Link to Stay within Google Webmster Guidelines? Jim & Ann Show

by Jim Boykin
Today we are discussing links, not building link but requesting links.. Last week Portuguese Google Webmaster blog published an article where it was said that you could not ask for links. Our community picked it up and started actively discussing it… A few days later Google re-phrased that saying that you could not ask for links which violate Google Webmaster Guidelines.Read the full article

How to Build Links to Follow Google Webmaster Guidelines: Jim & Ann Show

In order to rank well, your site needs to have strong backlinks. Links bring referral traffic, trust and higher search visibility. But how to build links while being safe from Google penalties? Jim Boykin and Ann Smarty discuss how to ask for links and stay within Google Webmaster Guidelines. What if someone mentioned me but didn't link? Is it OK to ask to link? What if I sent someone free stuff but didn't ask for a link? Should I be worried if that person links? Is it OK to send free books to influencers? Thus may result in links and reviews! If I give away something for free on my website: I have a free eBook, tool, etc. Is it OK to ask for a link? Why can't Google create clearer guidelines as to what is allowed or now?