Grow up, link exchange is so yesterday

Don’t embarrass yourself by going to all my Pagerank 4/10 blogs and ask for link exchange. I do not know you, dude. Why should I care if you exist?

Link exchange request is so yesterday.

Now, if you want crazy number of backlinks, you go get some grayhat seo tool and get shit loads of backlinks within minutes. But wait for Google to find out and kill you.

Or you can just take a keen and sincere interest in others’ blogs and build networks.

So, save yourself the time of posting comments and asking for link exchanges. It just show how naive you are. Grow. Up.

Post Author: lilian

19 thoughts on “Grow up, link exchange is so yesterday


    (August 30, 2008 - 2:20 am)

    I think to make a clear statement you should create a policy section on your sidebar – just include in the policy that you don’t do link exchange. sometime new blogger trying to hard to get a linkback from high profile blogger. much better you if you can create a banner that say “I DON’T DO LINK EXCHANGE”.

    I also received link exchange request but I never entertain it. Why – because I never ask other to link me back.

    The rule of thumb to new blogger – keep on blogging as usual, entertain other and for sure you will get a nice linkback.

    bb community

    (August 30, 2008 - 10:15 am)

    actually 5xmom mentioned about this thing many times already in her blog. no link exchange~ some ppl just don’t read properly then tak sabar go and ask for that ;p


    (August 30, 2008 - 12:23 pm)

    zen is right. if you’ve just come across this blog for the first time, you wouldn’t know that it’s a policy here. so rather than being rude and embarassing new visitors, maybe you have to think also of a way to make your policy more clear and visible. i thought this is a friendly blog just like the others i visit. successful bloggers need not be so arrogant. more successful people are humble enough to share their knowledge with other people.

    uncle sha

    (August 30, 2008 - 1:27 pm)

    need to be harsh but needed to, dun waste my time for money making

    i see the subject header, i straight-away chuck such email request into trash w/o looking



    (August 30, 2008 - 1:50 pm)

    5x mom,i need you to enquire about paypal.How do we withdraw from Paypal in Malaysia? Do we need to have overseas account or credit card? I have none of those two :(


    (August 30, 2008 - 3:35 pm)

    Hallie – I have some previous posts over here.
    With Tune Card –

    With Al-Rajhi bank –

    There are related posts in those posts.


    (August 30, 2008 - 3:39 pm)

    uncle sha – This noob not only go to my three blogs to leave his lame link exchange request, I saw it on several Malaysian bloggers’ blog as well.

    Taur – LOL. Me? Friendly blog? Bwahahaha.

    bb community – Yeah, I have it all over. But normally these people are blind and they don’t have time to read because they are only interested in their own mission of shitting as many comments per day as possible on every blogs to get links. I am doing a favour by telling them it doesn’t work but some people are just oh, sensitive. Sensitive people like these should just stick to writing personal diary. Hahaha.

    zen – You serious? You suggest I waste one block of 125×125 banner to cater to these noobs? You must be joking!


    (September 1, 2008 - 3:45 am)

    hello there…

    i’m one of those people who asking around for link exchange. i’m sorry if anyone feel offended just because i ask for it. lilian your blog is well established and so you don’t need to ask for links but as for me, i don’t know anyone in blogging community and it’s too hard to survive without any contact. teach me how to get traffic like did and then for sure other bloggers won’t ask for link anymore.

    newbie blogger


    (September 1, 2008 - 4:29 am)

    see the subject header, i straight-away chuck such email request into trash w/o looking


    (September 1, 2008 - 7:23 am)

    so, no more link exchange. Its just fine and i believe not many people understand that and beg for that next time. Hoho :D


    (September 1, 2008 - 3:28 pm)

    Hi, I am a noob.

    I seriously need to link to your blogs. I am in dire need of traffic from your super famous blogs. I will die if you don’t exchange links with me.

    Can we exchange link please?

    ;-p heheheheh..couldn’t resist…

    **quickly run away and hide before kena tampar**


    (September 1, 2008 - 11:05 pm)

    So true lol

    EzRich Project

    (September 5, 2008 - 11:47 am)

    I won’t beg for a link exchange with you.

    But I know how difficult it is for newbie to exposure their blog. I was there. As an established blogger, you can now brag that you don’t need any backlink for anybody. Fine. That’s your right.

    However, if some newbie ask for link exchange with me, I won’t reject them outright because I do give consideration and for those newbie blogger with potential, yes, I will agree for an exchange. Someone need to help them.


    (September 5, 2008 - 6:39 pm)

    Lilian, you shold just ignore such request. This would be a big favour you are doing for them. Anyway, who cares abour PR nowadays since Google has gone quite crazy with their PR.

    Bogdan Radu

    (September 7, 2008 - 5:57 pm)

    This is so true … good article


    (September 7, 2008 - 6:20 pm)

    Personally, I don’t really do link exchange. In the long run, you could not possibly get enough links to be of enough worth to your blog or website.

    Check out the number of links to


    She earned those links with good content (which I’m trying to do as well… but it’s damn hard)

    So if you want to link exchange 15 thousand times (the amount of link backs 5xmom gets) then go ahead. But you’d be better off using that time to build great content and do some SEO.


    (October 9, 2008 - 5:46 pm)

    Errr… don’t be so harsh-lar!

    You could just say No! As in N-O.


    (October 9, 2008 - 10:42 pm)

    Avatar – Whose blog is this?


    (May 10, 2009 - 7:50 pm)

    Always good information from reading your blog.

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