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confused about outbound links
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twocats

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Msg#: 540 posted 7:36 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hey,
I made a post in another forum within this site asking for a guide to site placement, which i got a few replies very quickly. In reading the suggested article, the use of outbound links, two per page, was mentioned. I'm in the planning stages of a site redo, and I'm trying to figure out the value of outbound links. The article says I need them, it really didn't tell me why. Can someone tell me?
BTW, what is a PRO and a farm?
Thanks

 

Nick_W

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Msg#: 540 posted 7:44 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi there,

I'm not sure what the Google folks think about it but from a 'useful site' point of view I think outbound links to resources and further information add value.

It shows a certain authority on your given subject. I'd not limit myself to 2 per page. In fact I'd not try to fill that quota either. Instead I'd concentrate on what adds value to the page you're writing...

Just my 2p...

Nick

vitaplease

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Msg#: 540 posted 7:50 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Twocats,

check the WebmasterWorld Google Knowledgebase:

[webmasterworld.com...]

it has info on PR0, farms and linking in general.

or alternatively use the site search on top of this page.

Dino_M

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Msg#: 540 posted 11:02 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

I personaly try to keep outbound links off my homepage. I tend to focus and control redistibution of PR around the site from this point, an outbound link (especially unrecipricated) from here can be a source of (I hate to use this term but..) major PR leakage.

As for outbound links helping your PR - thats rubbish IMHO no way but.. they probably give you some on page relevance boost which is most likely going to do more for your SERP's than PR.

jamesyap

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Msg#: 540 posted 3:46 am on Dec 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

I never heard of the 2 outbound links theory. Could you please post the thread URL here?

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