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Posted 29 November 2004 - 01:49 PM
Certain types of sites put links to other sites using the word, "Leave," and they're not the type of sites that your average family friendly company would want to be associated with. Yet I don't see any evidence that Disney or Google are being dragged down by their sketchy inbound links.
Posted 29 November 2004 - 02:51 PM
While it's interesting that most people involved in the SEO community agree the PageRank displayed has little impact in the overall rank/success of a site, wer're not willing to let our "obsession" with it go. It seems as long as the toolbar is there, we question.....and wonder.... and fret.
I'm not suggesting your're doing any of those things TdAnn, your comments just triggered a thought process with me.
Sites with a PageRank 5 versus one with a 10 ...should they link? IMO, (strictly speaking about PageRank) if I'm the 5 then absolutely yes. And even if I'm the 10, if I think that 5 has potential or is just plain cute - then why not. Given what we're seeing in PageRankLand, it doesn't really matter.
No. You have no control over who links to you. Even with a directory. Someone else may have added your link...you're not going to be affected.
What Ed said - and - I use the PageRank score of a site as one of a handful of criteria when making decisions about sites to request links from. Just like walking into a restuarant for the first time you have to decide if it's got what you want (content appropriate), has an appealing menu (navigation) decor (if a site looks like garbage chances are it's filled with garbage) helpful wait staff ( what's their customer service policy) etc. You get the idea.
With websites, beauty really is only screen deep.
Posted 29 November 2004 - 05:24 PM
Are you the same Kato K. that would sleep over at a friends house in Brentwood in '94?
Just some tips on avoiding a bad link.
#1 Go to the site and look at it. Is it a pyramid scheme, adult content, gambling or other such site your visitors would not want to visit? If yes, then youíre done, donít add them. If no, go to the next step.
#2 Is the content completely unrelated to your site so its unlikely any reasonable visitor to your site would have an interest in the other site? If yes, then youíre done, donít add them. If no, go to the next step.
#3 Does the other site have zero incoming links? Note: if the site is brand new you may discard a future good link partner. You can check this in many places. I often use this tool. If yes, then youíre done, donít add them. If no, go to the next step. I also want to see at least one inbound link from Google at this tool. A zero tells me the site is either under penalty or brad spanking new.
#4 If you made it this far you should be fine adding the site.
PS I recommend you start your link campaign the easy way and register at free directories. You can find a large assortment of them here . Some have are now pay sites since this string was made and many require a reciprocal link but it is a good step in the right direction.
Posted 06 December 2004 - 03:09 PM
Thanks for the advice, basically, that's what I'm doing - adding my site to the related directories.
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