Why You Need to Join This.

Have you ever heard of Linkreferral? This site in question is one site which I under-estimated until I was hit with reality when I found out it has actually brought in more than 10,000 visitors for the past few months. Could you believe I’ve already received around 200 visitors already through linkreferral since the beginning of May alone?

What makes them even unique is that sort of reviews people leave after visiting your blog. Before proceeding further, I think it would be prudent for us to listen from the administrator of Linkreferral himself.

So a little history…. Linkreferral.com (actually during the first year, it was under a different domain name) went online originally in 2000, with the one basic component of referral traffic, and has expanded over the years to include a peer review directory, active forums and several other components. It first started when in ’99, I was looking for traffic for my own little web development business, I came across a crappy little multi-level advertising page, whereby signing up and referring others would create this cascade of traffic. It didn’t work of course, but it intrigued me as to the fact that I signed up for it. I figured if it were presented better, there may be promise. And so after some work, the site with the referral component was launched, with mixed success, as getting people to sign up was not an issue, but to sell a high enough percentage of them on doing the upfront work to gain referrals was a difficult proposition, although some individuals with the know how do very well in this regard. Additionally, no one had a reason to come back – hard to build a following without that. And so it was necessary to add the additional component of the ‘directory’ to balance the referral component with something that would produce more conservative, but predictable and immediate results. In order to get people to keep coming back, it seemed to make sense to get them to earn a high ranking by visiting other sites which would in turn fuel others to do the same. It was a big success, and funny enough, although the concept of this ‘directory traffic’ component is similar to ‘traffic exchanges’ (although every will agreed it’s much more targeted, transparent and user-friendly) I never knew about them until after the fact and I’m not even sure they were around when I first came up with this. later, A ‘review’ link was added, but there was rampant spamming abuse and little participation, and so it was revamped to be included ‘for ranking credit’. This helped, although the quality of the average review was still poor and so a ‘quality’ grade was included as well. A similar story with the addition of the linkreferral forums a few years ago, as initially it was unmoderated and a spam haven. It was revamped to be included as ‘for ranking credit’, moderated, and now one of the most valuable parts of the linkreferral program. Many pieces have been added, the latest has been the much requested ‘search tool’ to find sites within our database by keyphrase. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, log in or sign up, hit the ‘directory traffic’ tab, then looking underneath the listed categories. The reason this was so long in coming was due to concern over cannibalizing the nature of how earning credit within the directory works, however the search results have been set up as such that the integrity of the credit system should be kept safe. Linkreferral.com is a small site no longer, and now runs on two, well tuned dual xeon servers, serving over 20 million pages and 5 million visitors per month (although one of our 3rd party tracking services puts us at 4.5 million pages and 2.5 millions visitors per month) the discrepancy would make for a good separate post. Also, we see over 200 new accounts registered per day. Linkreferral.com’s Alexa rank is currently around 10k (meaning we are around the 10k most trafficked site in the world, out of 100+ million ) We’ve doubled in the past year, and 10-fold in the past 3. We’re looking forward to being an established and household web presence in the next couple of years that will have an impact on how the average user finds new sites, and gets exposure for their own online endeavour.

All in all, that’s what the administrator have to say. So what do I intend to add?And it’ll be simple. Go check out Linkreferral and you’ll obviously tend to see what I want to carry across. Or maybe you are already with them. Then I guess it will be prudent for to see your comments below.

You’re also at liberty to add your comment or any question below through your comments below.

40 Replies to “Why You Need to Join This.”

  1. I joined link referral 5 or 6 years ago when I was desperate about the traffic for my new (the whole world was new at that time) site. It’s not bad to list your site in directory and gain some traffic from there, but Cudjoe, reciprocal traffic really won’t go for long and it is really hard to retain the traffic once you stop visiting the sites.

    From among the different traffic sources, I suggest to work on organic traffic, social networks and lists. Needless to say the great content is what inviting traffic to visit repeatedly to your blog!

    1. Hi Suresh,
      I somehow do understand your concern but the reality is that Linkreferral traffic are very useful so far us one’s blog provide quality content.

    1. Of course. I was using it long before my adsense account was suspended. I received my first adsense check whiles still using Linkreferral.

  2. i just joined linkreferral a week ago and havent check my analytics yet to check the results. anyway i only made few reviews of some websites there so i am not yet expecting any increase of traffic yet..

    1. i just checked my analytics and i got 25 unique visitors from linkreferral. that is considering that i only made two reviews just last week. what more if i have made 10 or more reviews of websites. 😀 that would be 100 plus unique visitors 🙂

      1. Yeah Madam Cada, dealing with Linkreferral is just fun. I’m glad you’re happy with them.

  3. yes cudjoe,
    everything is cool about the website but a very important question raised by REKHILESH that whether or not it is safe with google adsense or not?
    please reply your own experience!

  4. These sites are often used for the sake of getting better Alexa ranks. But in terms of permanent traffic, you should not wholly depend on these sits. And it is against Adsense T&C.
    But I haven’t used linkreferral.com before.

    1. Hi Sriram,
      It’s never true that such site are used for the sake of Alexa. Neither is it against Adsense Terms and Conditions.
      Always provide quality and that would certainly make those visitors to come back for more.

    2. Yah… I am agreed with Sri, But some websites are doing work like they are generating original traffic without referral link. I did use linkcollider (dot) com. And I found it safest web traffic source ever.

  5. My concern is in the high bounce rate it could cause, most visitors may not be interested in your site they just visit and leave to gain points.

    1. But Nwosu, don’t you think those visitors are going to come back for more when you solve their problems with your posts?

      1. yep you are right kabenlah. even though i just saw you’re blog in blokube and since i found it interesting because of the quality content you provide, i stick to it.. i only found another site which is bivori.com in twitter and since i found bivori.com’s site interesting because of its content, i also visit it always 🙂

        top commenter’s plugin also made me stick to your site and bivori.com which is why i decided to install the same plugin to encourage my visitors to stay longer and visit more frequently 🙂

  6. Solid site here buddy.

    I would sway to generating organic traffic and promoting through social media sites. Google seems to love organic, socially-driven traffic more than any other traffic.

    Thanks for sharing 😉

    1. Is your blog for Google? Why then do we bother ourselves as to what Google thinks of our blogs?

  7. Hi Emmanuel, i have never tried linkreferal before. Probably i would have given them a trial but what of these people asking that linkreferal is against the tos of google. Please what do you see to it bro.
    Thanks.

  8. Hi Emmanuel,
    everything is cool about the website but it is safe with google adsense or not?
    and these people asking that linkreferal is against the tos of google..what they are asking for??

  9. Hey Emmanuel,
    Nice post and Thanks for sharing this pots. I never heard about Linkreferral, but after reading this post it really seems interesting and I surely gonna joined it.

  10. Hi Cudjoe. I’ve been seeing you from the BloggingCage’s contest and you have proved that you are an expert. Btw, this info is quite new for me and definitely join. Thanks

    1. Hi Sid,
      Cudjoe is obviously happy to see you here and I’m much more grateful that you’re joining linkreferral.

  11. A very great info shared by you, well i had just signed up to linkrefferal.com
    Hope it works for me too. Thanks.
    Keep sharing!!!

  12. Nice post.I know little bit about linkrefferal.com but it is the correct way to getting traffic.The unique content will brings good traffic.Anyway thanks a lot for share about linkrefferal.com.

  13. HI,
    Does link referral makes to increase our blog Traffic is it a blackhat technique ..?? I want to know >/?? Nice share !! 🙂
    Cheers

  14. I didn’t hear about it earlier Cudjoe! Good to know that you have received some great visitors from link referral. Surely checking this now. Thanks for the reference.

  15. Hi buddy I have just signed up using your link. Seems that they are asking to earn credit visiting other sites for which they will also send traffic to my site. Is the concept similar to auto surfing site?

  16. This is a very interesting stuff. I’ve been searching for ways to get traffic back since I moved to WP it seems like my traffic dropped.

    Thanks for sharing this bro.

    Have a nice day.

  17. Hey Bro,

    I have once worked with link referral but later stopped using it presently i prefer an unique content and getting engaged with others though social networks and commenting gaining me an nice traffic but thanks for the post would like to give an another trial

  18. I too am a member of Link referral and I was active long back then I used to get lot of traffic from that site. But I am not active these days but still I get 2 or 3 visitors from that site to one of my blogspot blogs.

    Great share Emmanuel…

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