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Creating links to SE's?
Do they make a difference?

 10:25 pm on Nov 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

Just wondering if I include links to actual search engines and directories will this help at all. In fact if I had a listing on say Yahoo and DMOz and I linked toi the actual page my site was listed on would that be regarded favourably by the SE's



 11:01 pm on Nov 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

Some search engines do look at outgoing links, and this should help with that. Also this should help get your directory listings indexed which will give you a boost on your incoming link popularity (which will help on the majority of the engines).....


 11:15 pm on Nov 13, 2000 (gmt 0)


Do you know which se's like those links?


 5:00 pm on Nov 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

My experience is that Google and Go/Infoseek give a big boost for directory pages when submitted. Excite, Lycos and AV also give them significant weight, though not as much as Google and Go. It's likely they will also give you a boost for links to them.


 11:38 pm on Nov 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

Very useful information. I did read that hotbot is partial to them as well, can you confirm?


 2:44 am on Nov 16, 2000 (gmt 0)

I suspect HotBot doesn't give links much weight. HotBot displays Ink results with their own tweaks and Ink doesn't seem to care about links.


 11:18 am on Nov 16, 2000 (gmt 0)

Thanks Dave


 8:30 am on Nov 17, 2000 (gmt 0)

Yes Google and Infoseek.

The link:
a: must be a stock http link (no cgi's and not under cgi-bin).
b: must be from a page on your site that is indexable (no cgi-bin again, and no dynamic extensions like .cgi)
c: gotta see a few hits from it to their server before it will matter. The more the merrier.
d: you must send them the referral.

How do I know these things? I've been feeding google and go/infoseek referrers for over a year...it works. I've been scripting it, but wouldn't advise it unless you know the ins/outs of what you are doing.


 2:26 pm on Nov 17, 2000 (gmt 0)

Hi Brett

Is it necessary to resubmit and if so what would you advise.



 4:16 pm on Nov 18, 2000 (gmt 0)

No, you shouldn't have to resubmit. That is part of the system - let them come to you out of their referral logs.


 9:38 pm on Nov 18, 2000 (gmt 0)

interesting thread.

Brett wrote:
d: you must send them the referral

Uhmmm...what you mean exactly?


 6:46 pm on Nov 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

Using a normal browser with referring string enable (netscape/ie are by default). You can just script something out and try to program click to them.

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