|These are some
of my favourite links to sites that I consider to be useful, interesting
or just fun.
For search engines that crawl the vastness of the web, links are
the streets between pages. Using sophisticated link analysis, the
engines can discover how pages are related to each other and in
Since the late 1990s search engines have treated links as votes
for popularity and importance in the ongoing democratic opinion
poll of the web. The engines themselves have refined the use of
link data to a fine art, and use complex algorithms to perform evaluations
of sites and pages based on this information.
What this means is that the likes of Google and the appalling Bing
read your entire site. So, the more links you have to your site,
the more often it will be found by seach engines. Thus, pushing
you further up their lists.