Every single unique URL is considered a unique page. PageRank basis its algo upon this, upon, and that is what SE decipher on. e.g. http://www.dynamicur...dex.php?a=1&b=2 is different to http://www.dynamicur...dex.php?b=2&a=1. That is why some sites have two entries for their hoem page, i.e. http://www.url.com/ and http://www.url.com/index.aspx. This is particularly true if you use a name for teh home page that is non standard, i.e. not default.htm, index.htm etc.
It is a real quirk of the whole Search Engine world, and an unfortunate side efffect of using automated spiders, the inability to differentiate essentially similiar pages at differing URLs. This is similiar to the problem Session IDs cause.
My question is a bit different: Is Google targetting reciprocal links or affiliate style links, or considering doing so?
Later today, I noticed a site with several advertisers linked from it and each of the advertisers' links look like this:
A not too unusual tracking mechanism. I would naturally assume that Google would not take this as a link back; doing a search for:
revealed that this, indeed, seems to be the case, as http://www.OrigSite.com is not in those listings.
FWIW, both OrigSite and AdvertisersSite have PR 5.
What tracking methods could be employed that would still allow the search engines to see the link back? (And is any info at all gleaned by the spiders from this?)
(Please move this if it's better in Search Engine Friendly Design & Usability or elsewhere, I couldn't decide!)