| 12:48 am on Jul 29, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I regard it as a nice perk and appreciate the contribution to pagerank. I think that outweighs any relevancy concerns by a bunch.
| 12:53 am on Jul 29, 2002 (gmt 0)|
The profiles actually dont have any page rank what so ever and Im just intrested to hear if relevancy in the way im describing could effect search engine positioning (Mabey i shouldnt of pointed out WW profiles, but any site with a profile where you put your link could cause relevancy issues) If it works the way im thinking.
I guess the point Im making is that we have the attitude a link is a link, but mabey a link from an irevelant source could cause more harm then help, why mabey your page rank goes up it doest help where you are in the SE results mabey thats part of the factor of why PR 3's sit higher then PR 6's in the serps some times.
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| 10:59 am on Jul 29, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Shot in the dark but...
Something about G using "natural language patterns" in its algo...i.e. probably for keyword density, gramatically correct sentences etc....maybe someone can mention more about "natural language patterns" as I'm sure they play a good part in the "brains" of the algo.
Maybe the bot has caught on to your writing style :) Just a shot in the dark!
| 11:21 am on Jul 29, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Profiles have page rank. There are a couple with pr7's from people linking to their profile from their own site. What you are currently seeing is the fact that the file location of profiles was switched the middle of last month to thwart spam bots and has not been reflected in Google yet.
Given that most of the members here are in promotion or webmastery, the profile link will certainly help a site.
A profile referral is the most powerful referral there is. It's prequalified, highly relavant traffic.
| 11:27 am on Jul 29, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Do you still only allow the spiders to the profiles after a certain number of posts? ;)
| 8:21 pm on Jul 29, 2002 (gmt 0)|
More or less a thought that i was having, i didnt see any pr when i looked. So i assumed they didnt have any, and the relevancy thing i still question, but ill trust the people that have been doing this far longer then i have.