Link Marketing - Tips and TricksWhen looking to link between pages on your site, think beyond just a simple text link or navigation.

  • On pages of heavy text, you can break up the page by adding a coloured box that points to a relevant piece of content elsewhere on your site.
  • Use advertising banners and boxes (see iab.net for the standard banner sizes) in the right hand column or across the top and bottom of the pages to capture the attention of your visitor. Once they realise it is to more content rather than trying to directly sell them something, you will find the CTR (clickthrough rate) goes up!
  • Add a simple banner rotator so that they see different adverts each time they visit a page. This works particularly well if they bookmark the page and return e.g to your blog or news page.

Link marketing has benefits beyond search engine optimisation. If you think your page looks more interesting/inviting after you have made the changes, your visitors will too!

To find out more about link marketing, check out tip #49 in our SEO book.

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A practising internet marketing consultant since 1996, Lindsey Annison helps companies improve their website marketing, online PR and information architecture. Lindsey is also a qualified adult education lecturer and author. As co-founder of the Access to Broadband Campaign, she has been instrumental in the provision of high-speed internet access to rural areas in the UK. Lindsey is also a past winner of Silicon.com's Outstanding Contribution to UK Technology