Msg#: 22869 posted 3:23 pm on Mar 25, 2004 (gmt 0)
We all know its bad to link to a site that has been in a link farm / spam network etc.
If you run a directory site with 1000 pages of original content and every page links to the top 3 authority sites in Google for that phrase (eg DMOZ sites) what happens if all of a sudden, one of these "Authority" sites gets a penalty?
Manually checking your 3,000 outbound links on a weekly basis is not very practical but would our whole site be affected or just the page linking to the "bad" URL?
Msg#: 22869 posted 9:12 pm on Mar 25, 2004 (gmt 0)
Ive done a website based on a script that has internal links to my other pages on the same site, yet nopages link to each other, they all link to a page that doesnt link back to them and is not being linked from anywhere else.. eg. test1.htm has a link for a widget that goes to test1a.htm, which has the link for the same widget going to test1b.htm and so forth..
is that a good idea? i did this so theres no cross linking and multiple pages of the same content with different urls.. let me know guys
Msg#: 22869 posted 10:14 pm on Mar 25, 2004 (gmt 0)
The ASP-redirect trick for true outgoing links isn't a good way of avoiding bad-neighborliness. In fact, if it works at all, it will merely trick Google into thinking that a neighborhood is more zenophobic than it actually is -- and zenophobia is one of the critical tests.
Msg#: 22869 posted 12:15 pm on Mar 26, 2004 (gmt 0)
>>>>it seems to be a rather questionable practice to let your linking policy be decided by ODP or Google's SERPs.
I agree but we're doing this as a test to see the value in having lots of specific on-topic outbounds which are viewed as Authorities in Google's eyes. Theme-wise, it will help us a lot & PR wise it won't.