21 Jul 09
11 Aug 09 7:24 pm
Should I add a link to a government site?
I'm new to the world of affiliate marketing, and a total newbie when it comes to building a website or pretty much any technical aspect of the internet. To be honest, this is the first time I've ever posted a question on any type of forum but everyone around here seems quite helpful so here I go.
I'm currently on week six of Affilorama 2.0 and I'm loving every minute of it. Really learning a ton.
My question is about adding links to my site.
The niche that I chose is solar power and I'm far from an expert on the subject, Mark speaks about Google PageRank and I'm not sure about either the validity or the legality of adding a gov't link.
Is it ok to link to government websites or sites with some authority on the subject that aren't interested in marketing a product? I'm not sure where that will leave me. Is it something I should avoid, will it be helpful in terms of boosting my Google ranking?
The main reason I was thinking of doing it is because the page covers the price of pre-fab solar power and it costs a ton, I was hoping people might be more inclined to buy a low cost DIY alternative if they looked at the linked sites.
Any tips or info on the subject would be much appreciated. Please feel free to add any points my questions haven't covered as, frankly I feel a bit out of my depth right now.
Thanks in advance for any insights,