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Is it better to put the full domain in the anchor tag?
Hugene

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Msg#: 4206425 posted 3:44 pm on Sep 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

Over time I have acquired the habit to put the full web address of pages inside the anchor tag, ex:
<a href="http://www.widget.com/widget.html">


Today, going though Webmastertools, I realized that one of my sites has very low number of internal links in G. Part of the problem is that the linking structure is implemented with fancy (well it used to be fancy) JavaScript, so G might not be understanding it correctly.

But the other thing about that site is that all the anchor links only include the web page, without the domain name, ex:
<a href="widget.html">


Does this have an impact in your own experience?

Thanks

 

mattur

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4206425 posted 4:19 pm on Sep 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi Hugene, this thread may be of interest:

Internal Linking - Better to Use Absolute or Relative Links? [webmasterworld.com]

HTH

g1smd

WebmasterWorld Senior Member g1smd us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4206425 posted 6:31 pm on Sep 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

Avoid relative links at all costs.

Start the link with a leading slash, or with the protocol and domain.

Hugene

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4206425 posted 7:09 pm on Sep 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks, I am re-writing whatever I can to absolute links then.

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