Dr. Mark Humphrys

School of Computing. Dublin City University.

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"Why on earth would I link to you?" - Follow-up page


"Why on earth would I link to you?" - Follow-up page


My article "Why on earth would I link to you?" considered who I linked to from 1994 to 1999 and why. It singled out Yahoo and the Irish Times as major destinations of my links. Here's what happened to my links since 1999.

The article made 2 major points:



1. Directory categories provide ideal destination for most links

In particular, I liked linking to the Yahoo Directory.



In defence of Wikipedia




2. Newspaper archives are a great way of encouraging free ads (incoming links)

In particular, I liked linking to the Irish Times.



ancientbrain.com      w2mind.org      humphrysfamilytree.com

On the Internet since 1987.

Note: Links on this site to user-generated content like Wikipedia are highlighted in red as possibly unreliable. My view is that such links are highly useful but flawed.