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Linking Your Site To Just A Few Pr9 Related Sites?
Posted 03 August 2005 - 02:29 PM
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Posted 03 August 2005 - 04:15 PM
There is no benefit to you when linking to another site, other than providing something useful to your users. The only other entity that receives benefit from what you are wanting to do is the site you are linking to.
Posted 03 August 2005 - 04:20 PM
Posted 03 August 2005 - 04:28 PM
But there are some who do think that linking out gets you somewhere in the rankings. I just don't happen to be one of them who believes that.
It doesn't hurt you though, I'm also sure of that.
So in other words, if you feel it will be useful to your site visitors, then absolutely positively go for it! If not, then don't.
Even if it did provide some sort of magical SEO benefit, you wouldn't want to link to something that you didn't feel provided a benefit to your visitors, would you?
Posted 03 August 2005 - 06:23 PM
For example, if I had a site about SEO that linked to my sites about Shoes & Financial Services, I would predict lower rankings in general than if that same site linked to HighRankings.com and SearchEngineWatch.com - it's just common sense and it's part of what search engineers are always seeking - additional ways of spotting higher quality sites and pages.
If you didn't link to anybody vs. linking to a few top resources, I also don't know if it would have any positive impact, but it certainly wouldn't be negative. The one thing I certainly wouldn't do is to link to anybody simply because they had high PR!
Posted 03 August 2005 - 06:32 PM
I have always (and I mean always) believed that a site that does not link out at all looks/feels/seems weird. Linking is afterall what makes the web in the first place! No site should be an island, in my opinion.
Now, who you link to is strictly your business, but I think linking to authority sites is a good thang! If nothing else, it shows your visitors (and maybe - who knows- the search engines) that you have good taste and that you understand the value of providing authoritative info.
I know many authoritative sites have a very high PR, but there are many that don't carry that 9. I would suggest (as I think everyone probably has) linking to sites that your visitors will actually find useful (regardless of their PR). There is really no way you can lose there.
Posted 03 August 2005 - 07:53 PM
If the search engines are checking the quality of websites based, in part, on whether they link to related (read "useful") information, linking to authority sites that are obviously (to the search engines) on-topic can only help your rankings. If this is not happening now, it cannot be far off.
Posted 04 August 2005 - 09:31 AM
Let's just say that I believe that there are some benefits to linking to well established, authoritative sites for your particular niche. It may not garner you an immediate ranking improvement, but there are reasons why some sites never seem to move much no matter what changes in the algorithms go through.
How do you make your site an Authority? Partly by linking to other authoritative sites, partly by being referred to --via links-- as an authority. At the very least.
Without both of those you can never be an authority.
Posted 04 August 2005 - 02:30 PM
Anyways try it and hope for the best
Posted 04 August 2005 - 06:17 PM
But ya never know...
Posted 04 August 2005 - 09:57 PM
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Edited by lligocki, 05 August 2005 - 01:55 PM.
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