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#1 15-01-11 13:34:12

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Linking Buisnesses to a website

Quick question for all you pro's out there, can you link to any website on the web without the owners permission, i.e a link to what car for car reviews or to an insurance company for young drivers or to a particular forum that might be of interest big_smile

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#2 15-01-11 13:46:42

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Re: Linking Buisnesses to a website

note to self it is speklt BUSINESSES!!

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#3 15-01-11 14:39:27

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Re: Linking Buisnesses to a website

Might be more information than you want but I had found it an interesting read

http://www.templetons.com/brad/linkright.html

I can't imagine it being a problem unless your site contains something the linked to site might object to being associated with like a porn site( which I assume yours is not  big_smile )

I would think most sites would be glad of the link to boost their site but some require you to link using their code so the link follows their rules and displays logo or trademarks properly etc. No harm in contacting the site or look for a link on their site with details how to link. Enough links in that paragraph to make a chain  smile


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#4 15-01-11 16:18:38

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Re: Linking Buisnesses to a website

Most people love inbound links without having to reciprocate, this is well respected by search engines. If robots keep encountering a link to a site they think it's important.

The website is a public published document so you can show others where it is by linking to it in the same way you might tell somebody where to find a book in a library or book shop. What you can't do is reproduce anything from the site on your site because the owner of the site owns the copyright. You can quote text from a site if you attribute it and it is justified in the context of your own publication, e.g. journalistic content. The same goes for trade marks you cannot reproduce them without the owners permission or in accordance with their published policy on reproducing trade marks.

A trade mark is either implied by the persons use of it or registered. Claiming a trade mark by adding "TM" to the image shows others you regard it as a trade mark even if it isn't registered and although the owner has less power to prevent use than a registered trade mark user it's not something you would want to have to prove in court unless you had deep pockets. A registered trade mark should have the circle with an R in with the image.


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#5 15-01-11 23:22:32

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Re: Linking Buisnesses to a website

Most people love inbound links without having to reciprocate, this is well respected by search engines.

Yes.
I remember a computer mag article about a corporation lawyer threatening to sue someone who had the temerity to link to the company site "without permission". The corporation backed down when it was mocked for being naive.

Be careful of linking for negative reasons e.g. "click here to see an example of wrongdoing" or something like that.
It might possibly give the target of the link a reason to sue, but most websites are a form of advertising and the more exposure an ad gets, the better.

You need to keep an eye on things so that "broken links" - links that go nowhere when the target site changes or disappears - can be fixed or removed ASAP.
I spent ages redesigning my site and included a large number of links to the MVR (our equivalent of your DSA) website.
I soon learned not to hot-link i.e. link to a spot within a particular page, as page content often changes. It's best to link the page itself, or just to the site home page.
Things got worse when the MVR completely redesigned their site and none of my many links worked!


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#6 15-01-11 23:32:38

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Re: Linking Buisnesses to a website

note to self it is speklt BUSINESSES!!

  tongue

This is off-topic but I really miss the spellcheck feature of the forum - Giz, did SMF remove it from their forums software?


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#7 16-01-11 10:20:09

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Re: Linking Buisnesses to a website

yikes Yeah i pointed out to my wife that i had mispelt BUSINESS only to be told that SPELT doesn't have a K in it ooopppsss.  Quickly put myself in the padded cell before anymore damage was caused big_smile big_smile

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#8 16-01-11 17:33:10

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Re: Linking Buisnesses to a website

Turn on spell as you type in your browser. It will put a wiggly red line under bad spelling.


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#9 16-01-11 21:44:00

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Re: Linking Buisnesses to a website

Which browser are you using Colin?


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#10 17-01-11 09:45:14

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Re: Linking Buisnesses to a website

Safari and Firefox both have spell as you type in the preferences. They are both on the Macs we use here but we had a Netbook for a while that I put Windows on and I am sure that did spell as you type. If you are using windows do you have to turn on spell as you type at a higher level in Windows first?


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#11 17-01-11 11:50:10

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Re: Linking Buisnesses to a website

"Check my spelling as I type" is enabled in FF on my Windows 7 laptop - but no wiggly red lines. Didn't work in FF on my Windows XP PC either - must be a Windows thing.

I fired up Windows Help and searched for "spell check" - Windows reported that nothing was found and suggested that I might want to check my spelling!  neutral tongue
I tried another tack - I typed "check spelling as I type" into the search bar and was given a link to an article that had nothing to do with spell checking.
I was invited to give feedback - "Was this Helpful? Yes / No / Maybe". Guess which button I pressed.


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#12 17-01-11 12:11:11

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Re: Linking Buisnesses to a website

I have often said I couldn't explain why I love Macs so much and how I would persuade anybody to spend the extra they cost. I think you have just done so Zipper  smile


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