A new bad trick to get inbound links from an
Webmasters are always looking for ways to get inbound links
from authority web sites. An authority web site is a web
site that is important or authoritative in its sphere of
expertise due to the quality of content and features that
For improving search engine rankings, an incoming link from
an authority site is worth more than an incoming link from
an average site. Slashdot.org is such an authority web site.
With a Google PageRank of 9 and an Alexa Traffic Rank of
200, Slashdot.org belongs to the most successful sites on
How to get a link from Slashdot.org
A simple 5 step process allows you to put any link with
any text from Slashdot to your web site:
- Go to Slashdot's story
- Fill out the form and enter a link to your web site in
the "The Scoop" edit field. Don't forget to include your
keywords in the link.
- Use a tool like the Web Developer extension in
Firefox to convert the form action from POST to GET. This
can be done with one click with the Web Developer extension.
- Click the "Preview story" button.
- Copy the preview URL and link to the preview URL on one
of your pages. If the search engine spiders follow the
link they will find a link from Slashdot.org to your web
You can use any keyword and any URL to get links with this
Should you use this method for your web site?
It's never a good idea to exploit the security holes of
other web sites. While it's possible to get links through
these methods, it's highly unethical and it's likely that
these links won't work for very long.
You'll get better results if you focus
on getting real links to your web site. If you are
serious about your business, you shouldn't use dirty tricks
to promote your web site. These will backfire to you. Better
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