much does a text link cost?
text links are FREE. However there are two circumstances in
which you must pay for a text link.
independent representatives - text links tracked to the individual
websites of representatives for networking companies like
Discovery Toys and Tupperware
2) closed pages - text links on pages that are now 'closed'
to free text links due to a wealth of affiliate links for
that topic. Most of these pages are in the shopping sections,
primarily in the household
section; a few are in the parenting
a complete list of closed pages, please read here.
chooses the links and what is the criteria?
webmaster/siteowner of Early Childhood Links. The link must
have significant, quality content in that category. The site
must be easy to navigate, have legible font, be free of dead
links and/or error pages, and not be under construction.
links within our shopping indexes, we accept only links from
sites that manufacture and sell their own products or act
as distributors of multiple product lines direct from the
manufacturer. Malls consisting of lots of affiliate links
and sites that are merely a front for affiliate links are
rejected. We have worked very hard to establish and maintain
our bank of affiliate merchants and have no intention of giving
our hard-earned traffic to others.
will my link read?
links are listed by the site title/company name, as shown
on your home page/URL. Descriptive text is offered for a nominal
fee AFTER your link request is approved.
will my link be placed?
do not accept off-target links, meaning there must be an existing
page to place you. The webmaster will decide on which page(s)
you qualify for a link. You can view a site map here.
I have to reciprocate the link?
you are accepted for a free text link you will be asked to
reciprocate. Early Childhood Links is highly favored by all
the major engines especially Google, so linking to us will
definately boost your page rank. Reciprocation is not mandatory,
however if you do not reciprocate then you run the risk of
being deleted in the future should a page require maintenance
or become too cumbersome and require thinning. When a page
is thinned out, sites with affiliate programs or reciprocal
links to us are kept. All others are deleted. Make sure the
reciprocation is easy to find and alphabetically placed, for
the webmaster does not have time to dig around through many
pages looking for the reciprocation.
reciprocation, we do not like single content sites that accumulate
massive reciprocal link directories of sites that have no
relation to themselves. This does not bring one favor with
the search engines and in fact can harm your ranking. If at
any time in the future while thinning out a page and thus
looking for our reciprocal link, we note that your site has
resorted to this practice, you will be deleted.
soon will my link be posted?
allow at least TWO MONTHS for a positive email response, if
accepted. In general, link requests are processed in bulk
about every six to eight weeks. These pages with new links
get a complete overhaul including links check, graphics update,
and search engine optimization, if needed.
requests for the current application period that are APPROVED
are posted here.
do I suggest a link?
our suggest a link
page to nominate your site for a link.