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Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:28 AM
I am pretty new to this with SEO. I heard that I should not have to many “open” links from my site, with other words links to other domains. Can I link my links to a page within my site and do a redirect on that page? Is this a good idea? Is this possible in simple html?
I hope someone have time for a noob
Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:39 AM
Not sure where you read what you read, but it is wrong. If there is a site that fits in with what is on your page, and you are happy to recommend them, then link there as that is what the web is about.
The only thing a search engine has to work out how and where your site fits into the web is what you say on your site, what others say about you by linking to you, and what sites you link out to. (I know that is a simplistic view, but I like simplistic)
The only thing you should be wary of is linking to bad neighbourhoods such as PRN, casino,s etc as they are the sort of sites that often dip into the dirty waters of Black hat SEO. There is little chance of that happening though as you shouldn't be linking to sites that do not compliment your own content anyhow.
Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:40 AM
I'm not sure where you heard that, but there's nothing wrong with linking out to quality sites that will be of value to your visitors. It's a good thing in fact.
The trick is only linking out to quality sites. If you're linking out in an effort solely to influence link popularity you're wasting your time. The only thing that might get you into trouble is if you start linking out to so-called bad neighborhoods. In which case it wouldn't matter if you passed the links through a redirect script. They'll still be able to track it back to its origin.
Darn that old Welsh dude is quick today!
Posted 30 January 2006 - 11:53 AM
Posted 30 January 2006 - 01:12 PM
when you say bad neighborhoods you mean sites with a low PR or sites with particular meaningless contents?
Posted 30 January 2006 - 01:18 PM
Low PR does not mean they are bad sites. Meaningless content would be closer to the truth, but sites that use cloaking, hidden text, etc. may even be closer to the truth than meanlingless content.
Posted 30 January 2006 - 01:32 PM
You can rest assured that when Randy or any other moderator here says something about search marketing, it most likely has nothing to do with PR (low or otherwise).
You may want to browse through some of the threads in our Page Rank discussion forum to get a better understanding for what it is and why it's not something you need to pay attention to (in general) as a search marketer.
Posted 30 January 2006 - 02:49 PM
What Jill said too regarding PageRank. To me the displayed PageRank is all but useless. Though I must admit that I did set up a(nother) test earlier today to see if it's still as easy to "steal" pagerank as it used to be. Not that it helps rankings, but it'll be a fun little test since I know they've tried to make some strides in this area.
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