| 6:35 pm on Oct 26, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Link for the visitors' benefit. If you focus on your sites' benefit, you may well get into trouble. The most common scenario is that the links will have little or no effect.
In my experience, it's more common to get into trouble, if:
1. there is no interlinking at launch
2. you add extensive cross-linking
3. you are clearly "working" the anchor text to manipulate rankings
| 12:51 pm on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)|
If your going to try manipulating the search, then you want one clean site regardless. But I'm not suggesting you do this :)
| 4:20 pm on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I actually do some of this at a server where I have an account, but it's non-dedicated. My main ecommerce site is on a dedicated server with an IP that works for that only.
I definitely interlink my sites, and I do so in part for Google purposes, but largely because they're all sites that my visitors might be interested in. I think I've gotten help in my Google rankings, but how can you ever know? I've seen no evidence of harm.
In my case, these sites are all in the same < topical area >, so I think what I'm doing should pass any Google tests for being above-board.
[edited by: tedster at 5:58 pm (utc) on Oct. 29, 2008]
| 5:59 pm on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)|
The cross-linking penalty was introduced 2001-2002, it's quite old.
| 8:24 pm on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)|
If you have other incoming links from trusted and authority sites you can basically interlink all you want.
| 4:31 pm on Oct 30, 2008 (gmt 0)|
oh yeah do this. be sure to link from every page too. :-) (not!)