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does linking to other site really helps on serps?
linuxguy

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Msg#: 6940 posted 11:59 pm on Aug 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have a website with 1200 pages with only internal links, not a single link to the outside world. Should I link some of the pages or perhaps all of them to other of my websites to improve both websites results on the serps?

Should I try to link to a website with higuer PR?
Should I create links to different part of the other website or only one to the same place for all of them.

What's the best thing I can do linking related to improve my sites results on the serps.

Sorry for so many questions, but untill know I didn't really put to much effort on my linking skills.

 

Jim Westergren

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 6940 posted 5:42 pm on Aug 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

It is links pointing to your own site you should get. If you link to other sites it will not make a difference to your own site (if you don't link to bad sites).

You should get as many links to your own sites as possible and the higher PageRank tha page has that is linking to you and the lesser links on the page - the better for your site.

Yes, you can start with linking to your own other sites.

/ Jim

sarika mosaic

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 6940 posted 12:28 pm on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi linux

Links are used by search engines as an off page factor in ranking web pages. Search engines consider sites with more incoming links as more relevant, since it indicates that more people are interested in linking to your website. Thus, search engines give sites with more quality links a higher ranking.

And you should link with website with high pr than yours.

PatrickDeese

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 6940 posted 12:45 pm on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

> If you link to other sites it will not make a difference to your own site

This is not necessarily true. Outbound links tell the search engines a great deal about your site. If you've ever used the "similar pages" link in the serps, you'll see sites that are both linking to and linking from the page in question.

Outbound links are an important factor in theming pages. If you have a page about "green widgets" and you link to a green widget manufacturer and a widget collector's discussion forum, you're well on your way to telling Google the theme of that page.

> Yes, you can start with linking to your own other sites.

That is actually pretty bad advice. The last thing you want to do, if you have a fair number of sites is interlink them all. You are basically painting a big red arrow to your network of sites.

In general that is not considered to be a good idea.

abbeyvet

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 6940 posted 1:24 pm on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

And you should link with website with high pr than yours.

You should link to useful and relevant sites and to heck with their PR. You have no idea what it really is anyway.

I believe that outbound linking, in a manner that is natural and genuinely useful to users, can only benefit your site, and that includes benefitting it in Google's eyes.

send2paul

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 6940 posted 3:55 pm on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Linuxguy - hi :)

I have a small "built for Adsense" website. I do not link out at all. The only way "off" my website is via the back button or a Google Ad.

In general - links are a good idea. But if your SEO is great, you have lots of traffic, (which is generating plenty of income off your Google Adsense, if you use it....), then you don't want visitors clicking off your website via an external link.

alphacooler

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 6940 posted 7:20 am on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Take a look at the footer on CNET.com.

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