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Posted 02 August 2004 - 04:31 AM
I am aware of the importance of incoming links, since it helps in improving the page rank of the site. But what about outgoing links and its effect in page rank/rankings in serps? Also is there any limit in the maximum number of outbound links from any page.
Posted 02 August 2004 - 07:02 AM
It talks about connectivity -- how it's important for sites to both link in and out in order to become part of the "core" of valuable sites.
While I don't believe linking out has any direct effect on rankings, it does make your site more useful, moving it toward "hub" status, and my personal opinion is that a good hub is an authority site -- that is, if you provide a good collection of links to relevant information, others will link to you, and that can improve your rankings.
I see it this way: if the web is all about links, you don't want to be a dead end.
Posted 03 August 2004 - 06:44 AM
Thanks for the clarification. But does that mean we can have any number of related links in any page. I heard that we could have a limit of 30 outbound links in a links page and not more than that. Some webmasters also specify the pages PR and the number of links present in the links page before accepting to place their link in that page.
Thanks & Regards.
Posted 03 August 2004 - 07:03 AM
The people who insist on a particular PR for the placement of their link are being shortsighted, in my opinion, and are missing out on an opportunity. If you turn me down for a link when my page is only a PR2, then six months from now when it's a PR5 and you come back saying you want the link after all, do you think I'm going to give it to you? Maybe not. And those who either didn't care about my PR or believed it was going to rise are now getting even more benefit from the link on my page, because they're sharing it with fewer others.
Posted 03 August 2004 - 09:45 AM
*sigh* It still seems kinda hard to find these kind of people. So far most of my link requests and exchanges have been turned down or ignored most likely because my site is still new and has no PR. It's gonna be tough trying to get backlinks when everyone is looking at your PR, which in turn depends on backlinks... I hate these chicken and egg situations!
Posted 03 August 2004 - 12:24 PM
The problem is that there has been sooooooooooo much made of PR for such a long time that some people are really hung up on that. Frankly, those are the types of people I wouldn't do business with anyway.
For myself, the only thing I look at the PR bar for when I get a link request is to see whether it's grey-barred or not, as that may indicate a penalty has been applied. Other than that, I simply don't pay much attention to the PR value shown.
All I can tell you is to stay the course. It's difficult I know, but building a successful business, web-based or not, is a Long Term prospect. Everybody wants immediate results since we're human. However if you continue to do things the right way you'll stand a far better chance of being very successful, and have all of those folks crawling at your door for a link in a year or two.
Posted 04 August 2004 - 12:06 AM
PR(A) = (1-d) + d (PR(T1)/C(T1) + ... + PR(Tn)/C(Tn))
Where PR(A) is the PageRank of Page A (the one we want to work out).
D is a dampening factor. Nominally this is set to 0.85
PR(T1) is the PageRank of a site pointing to Page A
C(T1) is the number of links off that page
PR(Tn)/C(Tn) means we do that for each page pointing to Page A
The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine,
Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page,
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