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Posted 09 June 2009 - 01:48 PM
We have a number of links in to our site and we have created a page to let people know the buzz on our brand (beautorium). There are pdf's of magazine articles but also direct links through to blog articles - which of course link through to us.
Will the links to the blogs that I created penalize my site in any way...?
Of course, the blog sites are all relevant content....
Thanks for your help,
Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:30 PM
Not sure I understand the question.
What about the blogs worries you in regards to getting penalized? Is there something spammy about them? If you can clarify what you're concerned about, that might help.
Posted 09 June 2009 - 07:01 PM
I think the Title of the post is the crux of the concern here.
Posted 09 June 2009 - 07:33 PM
Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:52 AM
Posted 10 June 2009 - 07:58 AM
Oops, you're right. I never notice titles of the posts when they're not reiterated in the post itself.
In that case, the original poster is under the false impression that a reciprocal links are penalized. Since they're not, there's nothing to worry about.
Hope this helps!
Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:48 AM
It would be funny if you got an IBL from a site and didn't know it, you happend to visit their site, liked it and linked to it, unknowingly creating a recipricol link arrangement.
Perfectly natural linking, but recipricol all the same, it must happen all the time
Posted 10 June 2009 - 09:16 AM
Posted 10 June 2009 - 09:35 AM
Nothing to worry about as long as both sites are quality sites and relevant.
Posted 11 June 2009 - 01:55 PM
* Links to web spammers or bad neighborhoods on the web
* Excessive reciprocal links or excessive link exchanging ("Link to me and I'll link to you.")
* Buying or selling links that pass PageRank”
Yes it's generally not a problem - But if;
a. your link profile is predominantly recips
b. you get a visit due to tripping other red flags...
..there is the potential to run into trouble. Obviously these are the extremes but I would go as far to say "recips are cool; go nuts' either. And in most cases, it wouldn't result in a penalty in as much as a devaluation/filter of said links. A 'penalty' generally denotes being tossed or having drastic (site wide) ranking reductions... Most papers/patents I've seen on this talk about devalutions (which some may call a 'penalty').
Now, if you are participating in other hanky panky (paid links, stuffing... bla bla bla) then the last thing you'd want is closer inspection due to tripping an excessive recip filter... Personally, I play above board and wouldn't have to worry about either (tripping recip or closer inspection) - but I'm just sayin'
So, I do agree that recips aren't 'generally' a problem, but to say they don't have the potential for it, might be over-stated.
(Nice to cya all BTW... found the thread via Barry)
Posted 11 June 2009 - 02:02 PM
Of course. Anything in the "extreme" can raise red flags.
But reciprocal links, in general are not penalized. And I purposely stated that reciprocal links are not penalized, because so many people get these crazy thoughts in their head because they see stuff like that Google Guideline, and they miss the word "extreme."
Posted 11 June 2009 - 02:54 PM
No matter how you cut it, if you only link out to places you think your users will actually find to be valuable you're pretty darned safe. And if you link just because you think the search engines might like it you'll end up being burned eventually because it's simply the wrong approach.
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