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August 14th, 2003, 08:09 AM #1
I understand that a workable plan to acquire inbound links is very important.
I recently had a request from a webmaster to link our sites. When I checked the links in to his site, I found a bunch of guestbook entries.
Do these guestbook links help or hurt?
"Just the facts, Ma'am"
Sgt. Joe Friday, Dragnet
August 14th, 2003, 10:45 AM #2Retired MemberGuest
I believe that
Google's philosphy is that a webmaster has very little control over who links to them so they generally will not punish you over any inbound links.
They will punish you if you link to a punished site because you do have control over who you link to. For example if you link to a linkstoyou site you could be punished. So be careful who you link to.
To get rewarded for a link back to your site Google looks at several things. The quality of the site linking to you and the relevance of the site linking to you. For example: a car site linking to another car site is more valuable then a car site linking to a cancer site.
A high rank on Yahoo is a good link back to your site because of Yahoo's tremendous rank.
Although Google denies it; I have noticed that sites using Google's adsense technology get a boost in rank. They definitely get crawled regularly.
All this could change tomorrow.
August 14th, 2003, 11:34 AM #3
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- Nunya, Business
What Steve said plus it helps getting the word or phrase you're optimizing for in the link text. Right now i don't think Google uses relevancy of what site links to you as long as you get links in. I think only Teoma/AskJeeves has this in the algo.
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