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msg:246304
 2:38 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

Is the footer navigation make any difference anymore? Is it possible to be penalized for it? Is it considered similar to a link farm? Of course, it contributes additional anchor text/hyperlinks on the page, but is there a point where it is considered spamming?

[edited by: caveman at 4:22 pm (utc) on Jan. 27, 2006]
[edit reason] No specific URL's please, per TOS. [/edit]

 

caveman




msg:246305
 12:37 am on Jan 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

> Is the footer navigation make any difference anymore?
Sure it does. Any link, let alone a bunch of 'em together, makes a difference. Question is, a good difference, or a bad one. Answer may depend upon which SE we're talking about, and also how the footer links are implemented.

> Is it possible to be penalized for it?
Not sure I'd use that word, but certainly IMO, it is possible that footer nav done badly can hurt a site more than it helps it.

> Is it considered similar to a link farm?
No that's something different. It is often considered spammy though, again, depending upon how it's done.

> Of course, it contributes additional anchor text/hyperlinks on the page, but is there a point where it is considered spamming?
As noted above, yes. Of course, no one knows where that point is, at any particular SE. ;-)

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