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"addthis" Tracking Ref On Urls In Facebook
Posted 23 November 2011 - 07:10 AM
I've added the facebook like button using "addthis", however i have noticed that the URL thar it puts on your facebook wall includes a tracking code.
Now my question is... does this mean we lose the benefit of that URL being liked in terms of SEO benefits? Basically because that is not the canonical URL which is now proudly sitting on the wall, it is a variation of the actual URL i am trying to optimize. Also will it cause duplication issues, because its almost like its presenting my website content on a different URL.
help and advice appreciated.
thank you guys,
Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:06 AM
Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:07 AM
thank you for your reply.
However can i point you to this thread about a similar topic: http://www.highranki...mp;#entry320693.
In a nutshell, the conclusion from that thread was that facebook "likes" contribute to your ranking position in a similar way to a normal website back link would.
Hence i am worried by using the addthis tracking code i am not getting this benefit?
Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:27 AM
You may think that but I didn't see where that conclusion was reached.
Unless you are talking about "personal search" of course.
Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:57 AM
if the above is true, it almost sounds like the way links count towards your ranking.
Posted 23 November 2011 - 05:11 PM
Posted 23 November 2011 - 05:46 PM
For all for all intents and purposes the facebook like and old share button are one of the same thing.
With that cleared up, can anyway shed any light on the original question, i.e. with the tracking code will that effect the benefit (for arguments sake lets even get the facebook thing, what if that was a link on a normal website and wasnt no follow, would google know that was tracking code or would it think that was me website link?)
Posted 24 November 2011 - 09:43 AM
Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:35 AM
thank you for turning this thread into somewhat of a hair splitting thread, rather than continue to do so, perhaps someone else who isn't simple trying to score points could actually shed any light on the SEO issue in question here.
Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:53 AM
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