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Buy Index Page Or Sitewide Link?
Posted 27 October 2006 - 05:07 AM
I have seen the opportunity to buy either an index page link with a 10 word description on a related site to mine.
However, they also they offer site wide linking, whereby my link is on every page of there site. Although not in a prominent position and unlikely to get vistors as theres so much info on the pages my link would be barely noticeably.
Alot of the pages are indexed in google and have Pagerank.
Can sitewide linking get me into trouble with the search engines. The content is certainly relevant to my site.
The price for a sitewide link is only slightly more than the index page ad box.
Posted 27 October 2006 - 05:57 AM
No, sitewide links won't get you into any sort of trouble. However there is some thought that the engines may be devaluing sitewide links, giving less weight. Almost to the point that you'll end up getting the same amount of link popularity from a single link as you would for 100 or 1,000 links from the same site.
There's no way to prove or disprove the theory. But it would make some sense.
If it were me, I would go with the single index page link. Not because of any sort of sitewide link issues, but because you said the link there will be more Prominent and more likely to be seen and clicked on by real people. I just don't see much value in the rest of the links if nobody is ever going to see or click on them.
Posted 27 October 2006 - 07:25 AM
Posted 07 November 2006 - 02:22 PM
if you want to do it properly get links on the home page and a few interior pages.
Posted 07 November 2006 - 10:53 PM
FTR, I wouldn't recommend site wide links in this case either. But it's not going to cause any harm. No more or less harm than getting links on half of the pages would.
Posted 08 November 2006 - 02:49 AM
Think about it, would you rather have a sitewide link on 1000 all containing the same anchor? Or one "strong" link on the main pge (usually the page with the highest PR) and make it count?
Google dosen't like sitewide's anymore.
Posted 08 November 2006 - 07:56 AM
And you know this because...?
Posted 08 November 2006 - 09:41 AM
It was def. fishy, our terms consistently beat out other companies and for our term to drop like that led me to believe site wides can be a bad thing. We had links on this site for 2 years, so the "switching" of links probably threw a flag.
Once I noticed the drop in the SERPS i had the link changed to just the homepage and it popped back up to around the usual spot.
Granted this might not have been what caused it but was def. something worth noting.
Posted 11 May 2007 - 10:32 AM
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