External Web site Link Exchange Procedure
Link Exchange Procedures
Link Exchange Restrictions:
How to exchange link with Pierce County Library?
You should establish a functional hyperlink to the Library’s Web site before requesting link exchange. If, after thoroughly reading the information on this page, you have a technical question, a question regarding your Web site’s eligibility to link to the Library, or would like to link to a page other than those provided in HTML, use the Feedback link at the bottom of this page using “Link Exchange Question” as the subject line of your e-mail. If you are especially concerned as to whether your Web site will qualify, the Library can preview your Web site and pre-qualify it before you expend the effort of establishing a link to our site. In general, please allow at least 48 hours for pre-qualification.
When soliciting a reciprocal link from Pierce County Library, please adhere to the requirements of the CAN-SPAM Act; include a valid e-mail address and the physical address of your organization. A phone number is helpful. Include your name and title. We do not accept requests for link exchange from third parties. Due to the high volume of third party requests we receive, we will not respond to such requests or to any request which is incomplete or which we believe to be deceptive.
Write a personal e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating why a link to your Web site will benefit visitors to the Library’s Web site. Be sure to provide the URL for the link so the Library can locate it on your site. In addition, provide a brief description (about two sentences maximum) that you would like the Library to post with your link. The Library may shorten your description.
Upon receipt of your e-mail requesting a link exchange partnership, the Library will verify your link to its Web site and perform one of the following actions:
In order for Pierce County Library System Link Exchange Partners to remain in good standing, member Web sites must continue to conform to the Library’s stated Web site Link Exchange Policy. Links to the Library’s Web site must remain operational and verifiable. The Library allows for intermittent failure due to normal web hosting problems.
The Library’s Rights
Pierce County Library System reserves the right to at any time to revise its link exchange policy. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current version of the policy and procedures.
The Library reserves the right to deny your link, especially if it is determined that a Web site does not meet the criteria or does not comply with our link exchange requirements. The Library may edit links which are too wordy or use too much promotional language in their descriptions or title.
The Pierce County Library System Web site may contain links to other Web sites operated by third parties. The linked sites are not under the Library’s control and the Library is not responsible for their content. Such links do not imply the Library’s endorsement or guarantee of the products, information, or recommendations provided by any third party site.
THREE-WAY LINKING: Three-way linking, so named because it involves link exchange between three Web sites instead of two, has become a much-touted and much-abused strategy among novice or unscrupulous link managers. This link exchange format should more accurately be termed indirect linking because its purpose is to conceal an exchange of links between Web sites in an attempt to fool search engines into thinking that only one-way links exist.
Reference to related Policies and Procedures
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