My Link Exchange Problem


It’s been months since I discovered the truth about linkers and link exchanges. It really gave me a hard time. I don’t know how to say it but I am going to say it now – I really prefer not to be linked at blogs using linker scripts. I know you would ask why? So, here is the reason and I know you will understand me. It will also bother me if I don’t share this to you.

Even before I started to seriously blog, I admitted that I want to monetized this blog so that I can earn extra while I am staying at home with my kids. And I think that every novice and pro bloggers knows the importance of having a Google Page Rank and Technorati Authority in having more opportunities in a monetized blogging world. Since my domain is new, I started to read about how to acquire a Google Page Rank and Technorati Authority. So, when I was surfing the net, I came across few informations. I have read that Google counts quality links (including reciprocal links) as some of the factors on what page rank they will give you. As for Technorati, they count the number of blog reactions you have with other blogs that has your link.

So, how does that directly relates to my problem with linkers? And I guess this would probably be your problem too if your seriously monetizing your blog. Ok, here it is…If you are using linkers, you will notice that they are using javascript. In my own terms it means that when you add a link to your blog, their links are not connected to your blog at all. So, all the urls of all your friends that you linked to your site using linkers are not considered by Google or Technorati as quality links. Only links that are added manually (I add mine manually, so if you noticed they are not alphabetized) or the traditional way are considered quality links. Again in my terms, it means that you add your friends link by using the usual HTML code for text links.

Example of the usual HTML code:
<a href=””> Pinay Mommy </a>

So, when you add your friend’s URL manually, you use the codes above and place them where you have your blogroll. Just edit mine.

That’s it! I hope I have helped you in discovering the truth about linkers. I know that the traditional way is quite tiresome since it involves a lot of work but hey…it’s worth it!

Again, if you want to exchange links with me, I would appreciate that you link me up the traditional way. It would be good for both of us. Muchas Gracias!

Lifestyle Mommy Blogger and Virtual Assistant from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Aside from doing product reviews and events coverage, she blogs about solo parenting, homeschooling, and things in between.


  • Jazevox HonestlyFRESH

    hi, pls let me know if you are still willing to xlinks this blog with my HonestlyFRESH blog…im using Blogrolling for my blog rolls, when i last checked, they came out reciprocal links…but those who used linkme-up widget didnt came out as reciprocal thats why i dont xlinks with blogger who xlink using linkme-up, its not fair to both parties, i agree

  • Mommy Ruby

    sure, i will add you now. anyway, i agree with you that it’s unfair to both parties. as for blogrolling scripts, i am not quite sure. since everytime i view the page source, the links are not really there just like linkme-up widgets. i maybe wrong since i am not a user of blogrolling. using blogger’s link page element is also valid.

  • pinay_blogger

    hi sis! naku ive been using linkme-up and di talaga reciprocal ung links and most of the time unavailable pa sya. and im now going back to the traditional links.. πŸ™‚

  • arlene

    i have never noticed this problem before(thank goodness u did!)…i have tons of people asking for xlinks and i did linked them up and if you noticed, i am really traditional, i don’t even know how to get the codes for blog rolling. i do mine manually, that’s why i am always late linking people up..anyways, this is a good entry..i might come and steal this post, of course, credit to you….have a good one and I have linked your other blog now too(using traditional method, of course!)

  • Nina

    Hi mommy Ruby, I love to link you in my new blog. And you will be the first whom I want to exchange link because I really admire you blog.But of course I also would like to exchange link with other.As I have said this is a new blog and I dont know how to link others (traditional way as you have mention).Pls help me naman tell how should I link you correctly and I will be happy If you can add me too.Thank you.

  • faeryrowan

    this is interesting. i might bring this up in my blog, too, referring to PMO as source, of course.

    I have a question. When you wrote above, “using blogger’s link page element is also valid,” does it mean that it is okay to use that (Link List page element) instead of getting the HTML/JAVA page element and manually input the links there?

  • Aud

    I got to your blog thru’ Blog Catalog. You made an interesting observation there. In fact, I’m trying to get people to link up through their blog entries. So, I started a weekly meme called Love Q which I try to get the participants to include 2 different blogs each week in their blog posts by rotation so that every participant has a chance to get some quality links. Would sure value your opinion on this and wonder if you would like to join in as well? πŸ™‚

  • Jona

    Hi! bloghopped from socialspark.
    pls. add me to your links. my blog’s name is: A Time to Weep and a Time to Laugh. URL:
    I’ll add your blog to mine na.

  • RJ Marmol

    hello ruby! πŸ™‚ have added you through Blogger’s link page element.. πŸ™‚ and I also added a link at my official self-hosted WordPress blog.. i’d be delighted if you add mine as well..
    At A Loss For Words: Writings of A Blogger Wannabe

    A Day In The Life Of RJ

    thanks so much! p.s. i’ve already signed up at pinaymommiesonline! i’m excited to join the forums so i hope i get approved soon..hahaha.. πŸ™‚

  • twinks

    Hi sis,
    I added you in my blogroll na, manually – i honestly don’t use linkers – its annoying.
    Please kindly add mine too.
    Thanks :] take care


  • Name: Edz

    Hi Mommy! I’ve added you on my blogroll (through Blogger’s Link Page) Hope you could also add mine on your blog roll.

    here’s my link:

    * Eida’s Jungle

    Thanks and more power to Pinay Mommies!

  • entrepgirl

    what are linkers? can i use the new blog list page element for blogspot. that’s what i used for my blog roll. is that valid?

  • Oliverdt

    Hi, is bloglist by blogger is accepted as a form of link that you are asking for xlinks? I will add your link and tell me if you agree with it. Thank you. My website Earn Big Bucks Online

  • travelerminds

    Hello my name is Carlos Ramir. I am seeking out possible link partners that
    our visitors would be interesting in visiting. I’ve found your website to be a
    very good fit for our visitors. I have already gone ahead and added your link
    to our website at:
    I am contacting you to see if it is ok to have done so. Also, I would like to ask
    if you mind linking back to us? If so, please use the linking details below and
    send me the location of our link on your website.
    Here is our linking details: Title: “Travel Reviews at travelerminds”)
    Description: Description here… URL:
    This is a brand new website, so we expect this site to become
    atleast a PR5 within 1 month and will eventually become a 6 or 7 in 2-3
    I hope this can be a way for us to benefit our visitors with excellent content.
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Carlos Ramir

  • sah

    hi! im having trouble posting a comment on your site. I already added you on my blogroll, i hope you can add me to. here are the details to my site:

    Site name: Photography, Travel and Life


    Yes, I’m a mommy and I am from the Philippines too.


    I have a few questions: how can i get a domain like yours? how much do i need to pay? im new with the internet, you see and I’m really confused. I wanted to monetize my blog but i dont know how to start.

  • maplekisses

    Mommy May here. Thanks for sharing that information. I know when I used to have my tabulas account, I use the conventional way of linking (“a href” tag). Now that I’m using wordpress, I’m not really sure if the links are being done that way too. Well, I guess I would have to find out. I’m gonna link you though. I like your blog. Hope we can exchange links. My site’s name is “My Little Nicholas” and the URL is . See ya around. Keep posting!

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