View Full Version : Term of the Day: link farming

01-17-2002, 05:06 PM
(1) The process of exchanging reciprocal links with Web sites in order to increase search engine optimization. The idea behind link farming is to increase the number of sites that link to yours because search engines such as Google rank sites according to, among other things, the quality and quantity of sites that link to yours. In theory, the more sites that link to yours, the higher your ranking in the search engine results will be because the more links indicate a higher level of popularity among users of the Internet. However, search engines such as Google consider link farming as a form of spam and have been implementing procedures to banish sites that participate in link farming, so the term link farming has garnered negative connotations across the Internet.

There are many service providers who promise to help you boost your link popularity by automatically entering you into link exchange programs they operate, often linking your page with Web sites that have nothing to do with your content. But users should be aware of the repercussions of this action as the major search engines penalize sites that participate in link farming, thereby reversing their intended effect. A link farm is a Web page that is nothing more than a page of links to other sites.

(2) In Unix systems, a link farm is a directory tree containing links to files in a master directory tree of files.

01-17-2002, 05:41 PM
do you have a book full of these or something :P

seriousely, thx, it's good to learn something new every day, well about every other day :)

01-17-2002, 06:49 PM
he...he...he, that's my little secret.

I am glad that you are learning something new everyday. SPAMTo tell you the truth I learn soemthing new doing these!

Have Fun!

01-18-2002, 12:08 PM
If you don't learn something new every day it's because you're not breathing SPAM:o Keep it up Keefe, you're doing a great job.