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Amazon.com Recommends Links
do they transfer PR

 7:23 pm on May 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Amazon.com offers Recommends Links that contain links to some of their featured products.

I was thinking about putting one on my index page, that has a total of 6 Links to the subcategories of my page and to the sitemap. If the Amazon.com Recommends Link contains 6 Links to Amazon.com products, will half of the PR be passed on to Amazon.com?

This would probably not be worth it, since I would lose a lot of PR for the money converting pages.

What do you think? Does it really transfer PR?

The link in a shorened form looks like this:

<iframe src="Amazon URl">

<MAP NAME="boxmap-p14">
<AREA COORDS="0,0,10000,10000" HREF="Amazon URl" >



jeremy goodrich

 12:18 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

I think they would as long as they are regular links, Google does follow them when they are in image maps.

Though, the PR transfer might be negligible, depending on the number of other links on that page, and the PR of the page that the link is on.


 12:51 pm on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Google does not follow iframes so there should be no PR effects from an iframe to Amazon.


 12:58 pm on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Iguana, are you sure?

I thought, Google does follow iframes!


 1:32 pm on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Followed or not, links on pageB loaded in an IFrame on pageA are not counted as links from pageA. If you want Google to follow links on pageB, link to pageB in the NOFRAMES tag.


 1:41 pm on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

hello globaly,

i am on partnership with amazon.de

at my homepage i have not only links to the categories, but also to pages of new books included to my cataloge.
this increases the number of internal links in relation to the number of outbound links to amazon.

and i have redesigned my book pages. in the past i used at each book site a link to amazon and only a few internal links: to my homepage and to the categrory the book belongs to.
now i have at each book page a link list to all categories.

i made these decision because of the website usability. but it is useful for pr too.


 1:53 pm on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi globay

Yes, I am sure Google doesn't follow iframes (I wish it did because a number of sites use iframes to link to me)


 2:39 pm on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks everybody!

Well, then I am glad, to be able to implement the Amazon Links into my site!

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