I have noticed that many people on LJN do not
link LJN to their business website.
If you wish to participate on LJN and benefit from the shared
information, then I think that it is only descent to reciprocate with
a LJN link.
I do not wish to name businesses at the moment.
I think had the question been phrased along the lines of the benefit of linking back, or more importantly WHY do people decide not to link back, it would have been better recieved/understood
Now, I have a question mark over my 'loyalty' to LJN.......
I think the original ethos of LJN was one of open shared
knowledge, almost altruistic. Give and get back in vast quantities.
I felt that as the numbers of LJN members increased then perhaps
this shared knowledge would also increase, hence my linking of the
site to my business website. I also hoped at one point that potential
customers would also check out the site, but I am not sure this will
Have the goal posts moved on LJN, do we need to link to the site.
It has probably become big enough to generate its own inertia regardless
of what we do. And of course some of the negative comments do make
perfect sense, especially now things are getting tougher each year.
On the flip side, educating our customers via job pricing posts as Geoffrey points
out, is important to all of us, plus there are so many other things they
should read on LJN, which will benefit them immensely.
Maybe I should stop linking for a while, to see if anything changes,
but then the SEO benefits from linking to LJN will vanish.
One thing LJN has taught me is that we should all be open to new ideas and
suggestions, so I will remove them for a few months to see what happens.
- At some point in the future.
I have a link on my site as I think if a customer finds LJN and they want a gardener they might go to my site.
I have always recommended LJuice to other gardeners and trades as it's the same problems business wise, but not clients as I see it as a trade site though I am sure client use it to there benefits to find and choose landscapers gardeners and designers.