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How Much Is Too Much?
Posted 04 May 2004 - 09:43 PM
So, is this going to hurt my rankings? How much is too much?
Thanks in advance
Posted 04 May 2004 - 10:59 PM
Posted 04 May 2004 - 11:38 PM
Posted 05 May 2004 - 05:51 AM
Posted 05 May 2004 - 07:07 AM
As long as your links are to high-quality sites, it's not a problem at all.
(Moved this to the Internet Marketing forum.)
Posted 05 May 2004 - 08:24 AM
Posted 05 May 2004 - 09:34 AM
One day I went there and it was pr0 and all its pages had gone from the google index.
2 days later I noticed that the owner had 301'ed this domain to another.
Reading this thread reminded me of this guy, so I decided to look him up again. Funny thing is, when I checked 5 mins ago I saw that all their old pages are back in the Gindex, all 300+k of them.
The guy who runs this thing has quite a few different types of directories all with similar structures but on different themes and sells text links to advertisers on most that Ive looked at.
He isnt alone of course, lots of people do the same, although IMO he and others like him are asking for trouble as I just cant see G or any other SE for that matter, suffering a couple of million pages designed to subvert the link text aspect of its algo whilst offering little overall value to the SE user, other than to the owner, and perhaps those who buy the links for their IBL value and PR boost arising from.
Anyway, my point is in response to the question will linking out to other sites hurt your rankings and how much is too much, well, in the scenario I just outlined, the guy might well have overreacted and panicked when he see his prized pr8 go to pr 0, which could have been a temporary blip or an impending penalty.
As he didnt wait to find out, he may never know, although, if it was a penalty that was applied by a G employee, then he may certainly have alerted them to his tactic by virtue of his hasty 301.
Theres obviously nothing wrong with linking to other domains, or even linking to them with popular search terms. However, IMO if you have a domain or domains with squillions of pages and are hammering out lots of highly focused popular kw focused text links, then, you should'nt be surprised when a SE that relies upon factors such as link text, decides that your efforts are perhaps, unwelcome.
Sooner or later an algo fix will be developed which reduces the effects of domains such as those previously described, I dont think its there yet though.
The advertisers on this guys sites were all doing particularly well for their target terms...
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