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Lastly, we come to the issue of link popularity. This is a factor that is extremely important in terms of search engine rankings. Almost all search engines use link popularity to rank your website. 21:59 08.06.2005is based on the quality of the sites you have linked to from your links page.
If you visit Google and type in "link:" (without the quotations) followed by your site address (no space after the colon), you will be shown the sites that are linked to your site as per Google. Example link:www.yoursite.com. Note that searching link:yoursite.com will return different results than searching link:www.yoursite.com . To find your site's link popularity on other search engines search the phrase "free link popularity check" and try one of the many link popularity tools available on the Web.
If you find that there aren't many sites linked to yours, or that the sites that are linked have low search engine rankings, you need to start promotion campaign. Filling blogs / wwwboards / message boards with your articles and link is one of the best ways. It directs more quality traffic to your website.
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