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Regarding the Massive Article Merge
- Yes, I didn't merge the old discussion pages. The majority of the old articles had none, or were deletion/spam reports on content since changed.
- I do believe link popularity belongs in this article (the focus of all these linking methods), but if you can put it in a better context, please do.
- I did try to fix redirects from the older merges to the best of my ability.
The Title Is Wildly Inaccurate, For Starters
There is only one "method" of website linking, and that is with the anchor tag <a href>. What this entire article and every section in it are discussing are methods of getting people to link to you, which can collectively be referred to as "Link building". The article does not pertain to "methods of hyperlinking to/of different websites", it pertains, for the most part, to ways of convincing others to link to a particular website. "Link building" currently redirects to "Search engine optimization", but by all rights should actually be this article. This is all as a complete aside to the very poor quality of the article and need for cleanup there. Mvandemar (talk) 13:30, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
Expert: Please Help With Cleanup.
- The whole article should be deleted. There is so much misinformation provided in it that the task of correcting everything is rather daunting. And I certainly wouldn't single out any one individual for help.
Article says: "Link bait can be an extremely powerful form of marketing as it is viral in nature."
It's not obvious to me that link bait is viral in nature (or for that matter that it isn't).
Could somebody please add a brief explanation here of why, or cite a source that explains this? Thanks. -- Writtenonsand (talk) 14:24, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
How do you know when an article is overlinked? For example look at this:  How do you know? Either rules about overlinking are not clear enough or they should be removed as useless. Uikku (talk) 19:38, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Collection of neologism?
This article looks like a collection of neologism of disputable value to me. I suggest that those terms that are in well established use be kept with references to support their right to inclusion added; while the rest is thrown out. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 19:48, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
Drop Back And Punt
It's obvious that Link Baiting and the Methods of website linking are two different topics. When you search this site for link bait it should bring you to what link bait is and how it works. Jdzarlino (talk) 13:47, 1 March 2010 (UTC)John ZarlinoJohn Zarlino Internet Visionary. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jdzarlino (talk • contribs) 13:57, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
As I mentioned above, this article seems to be more about Uses than Methods. One well-documented use of linking is Phishing, which should be mentioned here someplace. -- SEWilco (talk) 20:58, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
Link Bait Move
Link bait is seperate from Methods of Website linking. However, It has enough coverage that it should be moved to it's own article/stub. I will be completing this today. Bsanders246 (talk) 15:12, 30 June 2010 (UTC)
I noticed that overlinking redirects here. This page never mentions overlinking and the concepts are not the same. I think it would make more sense for overlinking to redirect to Wikipedia:OVERLINK#Overlinking_and_underlinking --Deutschgirl (talk) 03:55, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
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This article is garbage just junk it. Methods of Website linking? Anchor Text and Images. That's all methods of building backlinks like blog comments and forums should be removed. It's off topic and one of the many spam subjects. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TylerDeardon1 (talk • contribs) 04:22, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
This article is being used in some sort of scam
My boss just got an email recommeding to add some links about a car insurer to his website and forward the email to me asking if we should do it, after all "had a convincing Wikipedia article giving it credibility" reading the article I think it's obvious that does not meet Wikipedia standards, it is hardly objective and makes you think that adding random, unrelated links to your website is actually good, which will clearly reduce overall value of the information you provide and add confusion. Even though adding links to coca-cola, Wal-mart and Disney at the footer of the Wikipedia articles may increase traffic to Wikipedia from unaware people, it is clearly not something to encourage. — Preceding unsigned comment added by E621 (talk • contribs) 15:12, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
“Underlinking” redirects here. The term “underlinking” is also used when referring to dynamic library linking, see https://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Underlinking_issues_in_packaging or https://blog.flameeyes.eu/2010/11/26/it-s-not-all-gold-that-shines-why-underlinking-is-a-bad-thing. –220.127.116.11 (talk) 08:09, 21 November 2011 (UTC)