Link Exchange Procedures
Link Exchange Restrictions:
How to exchange link with Pierce County Library?
You should establish a functional hyperlink to the Library’s website before requesting link exchange. If, after thoroughly reading the information on this page, you have a technical question, a question regarding your website’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 on the Library’s website. If you are especially concerned as to whether your website will qualify, the Library can preview your website 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. The Library System does not accept requests for link exchange from third parties. Due to the high volume of third-party requests the Library receives, it will not respond to such requests, nor will it respond to incomplete requests or requests, which the Library believes to be deceptive.
Write a personal e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating why a link to your website will benefit visitors to the Library’s website. 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 website and perform one of the following actions:
In order for the Pierce County Library System Link Exchange Partners to remain in good standing, member websites must continue to conform to the Library’s stated Website Link Exchange Policy. Links to the Library’s website must remain operational and verifiable. The Library allows for intermittent failure due to normal web hosting problems.
The Pierce County Library System website may contain links to other websites 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 among three websites instead of two. This link exchange format should more accurately be termed indirect linking because its purpose is to conceal an exchange of links among websites in an attempt to fool search engines into thinking that only one-way links exist.
Reference to Related Policies and Procedures
Web site Link Exchange Policy
October 11, 2010, August 18, 2021
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