homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Platinum Sponsor 2014
Home / Forums Index / Marketing and Biz Dev / Link Development
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: martinibuster

Link Development Forum

Links opening in new window

WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 196 posted 6:24 pm on Dec 24, 2000 (gmt 0)

I know I've seen discussion on this - can't find it and drawing a blank.

If outbound links open in a new window, can spiders follow them, or is there no benefit for link popularity from links like this?



WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 196 posted 8:18 pm on Dec 24, 2000 (gmt 0)

Let's clarify some terms first. My understanding of "Links Popularity" is, it's about the number of links pointing at your site, incoming links. The logic is, more links pointing to a site implies the site is more popular, hence higher quality. Based essentially on quantity.

As to outgoing links (and incoming links) there is another aspect, not sure of the buzzword, that relates to themes and link relavancy. Hence the mixed reviews of links popularity programs. Links pop works well on Google for example, relavent links works better with AV. The links are evaluated for quantity AND relavance (quality).

If you open your new window using the target="_blank" option in a standard href tag, the spiders will follow the link just fine. If you use a script, some nonHTML method, it will depend on the method.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / Marketing and Biz Dev / Link Development
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved