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How do you identify a link farm?
what is it exactly
deborahbaker




msg:411804
 1:28 pm on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

How do I know what a link farm is. Can someone specifically identify one for me please. I am not sure if I have links to link farms on my site. If I do should I delete all the links? How do the search engines know they are link farms?

Thanks

 

justdave




msg:411805
 1:58 pm on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

A link farm is a Web page that is nothing more than a page of links to other sites. If you are linking to a link farm, that is not good and you should definitely remove any links you have that go to a link farm.

deborahbaker




msg:411806
 3:08 pm on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thank you for your reply. But I am not sure I understand. For example my links page on my site only has links on it because that is what it is for. It does have a header and a nav bar. Is that the difference?

[edited by: sugarrae at 3:19 pm (utc) on April 4, 2006]
[edit reason] no specifics per the TOS [/edit]

justdave




msg:411807
 4:20 pm on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you have a links page that has a huge list of links to completely unrelated websites, that is a link farm. If it is obvious that the only point of your links page is to increase link popularity without any regard to the relevance of the site, it is a link farm.

jackson88




msg:411808
 4:45 pm on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

take a good look at what the function of the site is- do they sell something? ... do they provide some service?.. do they provide some useful articles or information? or is it a sites who function is to provide links to other places regarding the topic?.

if its the later , its a link farm..... stay away .. its better to have one real link partner than 10000 of these.. or even one of these - can kill ur marketing

mister charlie




msg:411809
 7:51 pm on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

"A link farm is no more than a collection of links, typically uncategorized, and displayed in a haphazard way. Link farms are designed for the sole purpose of manipulating search results, with no benefit for a user, and little, if any benefit to the site owner."

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