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Posted 10 October 2003 - 04:08 PM
Posted 10 October 2003 - 06:16 PM
Posted 10 October 2003 - 06:57 PM
My opinion is that an inbound link should point to the page on your site that is most relevant to that link and its anchor text.
Posted 10 October 2003 - 10:45 PM
I can say your PAGERANK wont get affected in any way. And if you have too many links seperate them in couple of link pages or use some link management software on your site. Most search engines find difficult to follow more than 100 links per page,
Posted 12 October 2003 - 04:23 AM
Posted 12 October 2003 - 10:58 AM
If you think outbound links hurt, think of how much pagerank the yahoo directory has (and it is nothing but links!)
Linking to complete garbage will hurt you, but otherwise linking is fine. As a rule I do not think external links on the home page is a well thought out plan. Anywhere else is fair game.
Posted 12 October 2003 - 02:39 PM
So now to boost one's page rank and ranking in google, surely you should get all links coming into you directed to 1 or 2 pages in your site, and all outgoing ones from your link page only. Then the home page will have lots of links coming in, but none going out so improving its page rank.
It's fine and dandy to have links pointing to any page of your site, and it's also fine to have links out from any page.
You are under the misconception that links going out hurts your PageRank. It doesn't.
Posted 12 October 2003 - 05:40 PM
Would it be fair to say that links on the HOME page could hurt your ranking in an indirect way?
For example: If you had 100 outgoing links on your home page, wouldn't this decrease the amount of PageRank your home page would have available to pass on to your OWN pages? And then if your other pages have a lower PageRank, they would in turn have less PageRank to pass back to your Home page.
So even though Google won't directly decrease your PageRank for having outgoing links, it looks to me like your PageRank would decrease never-the-less with outgoing links.
Posted 12 October 2003 - 06:24 PM
If it made sense for the page to link out to 100 other sites, then that's what they should do.
Posted 12 October 2003 - 06:55 PM
I was just using the 100 links on the Home page as a far-out example to make my point clearer.
My understanding is that all outgoing links decrease the value of PageRank a page has to pass on to it's own pages and therefore outgoing links do indirectly decrease the PageRank of the page in the long run. Am I missing the point?
Of course, I'm not saying to not have outgoing links. They are necessary to have a useful and informative site.
Posted 12 October 2003 - 10:23 PM
Posted 12 October 2003 - 10:29 PM
We seem to be obsessing about PR again... why would you link to outside pages from your homepage? If it makes good business sense to do so, then do it.
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