Msg#: 3725882 posted 9:11 pm on Aug 18, 2008 (gmt 0)
I work for a large corporation and have set up a local area web site, which is against company policy. The site has been effective so my company is not demanding that I take it down, but they have asked that I include a number of links from my home page to the official company web site. I'm afraid that I'll bleed page rank if I do this, so I'm wondering if I can put those links in an iFrame on my home page and avoid them being seen as outbound links. Three questions:
1. Would this work? 2. Does it risk a PR penalty by Google? 3. Am I worrying too much about outbound links?
Msg#: 3725882 posted 10:06 pm on Aug 18, 2008 (gmt 0)
An iframe for the link would mean there's only one url where the link occurs instead of on lots of pages. This minimizes PR effects. But you can use a rel="nofollow" attribute in the anchor tag and that stops the link from passing any PageRank.
Your third option is what I agree with most. So-called "PR leakage" through outbound links is not really an issue worthy of concern.
[edited by: tedster at 11:22 pm (utc) on Aug. 18, 2008]
Msg#: 3725882 posted 6:20 pm on Aug 19, 2008 (gmt 0)
@driller41: good point. of course there could be all kinds of weightings or penalties that influence how much pagerank is passed to which links. But if it's only a couple of links, I still would not worry too much about it.