How To Increase Your Traffic Using Reciprocal Links

Written By: Jason Tarasi

Could you use an extra 500,000 visitors to your site each year?

What if I told you there was a way to do this for free, using the time it takes you to watch your favorite TV show each week, would you be interested?

I’m sure you would tell me to stop hitting the bottle so hard, it isn’t possible.

Well you would be wrong on both counts. For starters, I don’t drink. Secondly, it is possible to rake in huge amounts of traffic for free.

How do I know this? Simply put, I am living proof it works.

I don’t pay a single dime in advertising costs, and it only takes a few hours a month to produce this traffic.

So what is my secret? Reciprocal links!

Reciprocal linking is one of the most powerful and effective advertising concepts on the Web. Yet it is vastly underutilized by most Webmasters.

I have thousands of links pointing to my site:


These links are responsible for 75% of my traffic.

I almost feel guilty that I am able to generate this traffic so easily.

Here is the secret to my success: Everything is automated!

I simply don’t have time to manually add my partners new links by hand. Therefore, I have a site engine that allows my partners to enter their site information, then tells them how to add my link to their Website.

It is so simple, that I’m astounded more Webmasters don’t utilize these techniques.

Here is a quick start guide to automating your linking strategies:

1.) Choose the right software

You must have a way for link partners to add their Website information automatically. There are dozens of software programs on the Web that will accomplish this.

I personally use Reciprocal Manager:


To find similar programs, simply go to Download.com and search on “Link Exchange Software” for more programs.

2.) Find high quality Websites to exchange links with

There are a couple of ways to accomplish this:

- You can use software such as SEO Elite to find highly targeted link exchange partners.

SEO Elite – http://www.freeclassifiedlinks.com/seoelite.html

- Use Alexia to find high traffic link partners for your site.

Alexia is a very powerful search engine that allows you to:

* Search the Web and other resources directly from your toolbar.
* Obtain traffic and contact information for each site.
* Surf more efficiently with related links for each page.

The information found on Alexia is very powerful, yet it can become quite time consuming contacting each Webmaster individually (Remember to automate as many tasks as possible).


- Subscribe to these reciprocal links newsletters:

Elite Links -

Zebulon Exchange of Links -

Each newsletter is packed with Websites looking to exchange links.

3.) To keep track of your link popularity, visit:


You will see a major spike in traffic to your Website within a few short months of starting your link campaign.

It is important that you set aside a day or two each week to run your campaign.

Remember, you will only get of your campaign, what you put into it.

Copyright 2005 Jason Tarasi

About the Author

Jason Tarasi publishes the reciprocal links newsletter “Elite Links”
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