| 1:37 pm on Aug 6, 2007 (gmt 0)|
No in all cases. Links are what makes the web work. If the link from page A to page B is related and of benefit to users then there is no reason not to place the link.
Linking to random sites that are not related simply to pass PR is frowned upon, especialy if you are the owner of the site linking and receiving the link.
Try and keep your links on topic and of use for your site users.
| 2:36 pm on Aug 17, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the prompt response Mack.
I also got to know something about the 3 way linking as well. I have heard about one way and reciprocal linking, out of which i'm sure one way is the most appreciated one by google. Just wanted to know how does 3 way linking works and how is its beneficial.
| 2:52 pm on Aug 17, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Expect any link that is not revelent to your site to hurt you in the long run. 3 way links are paid links and paid links are not natural links. Like Mack said, keep links revelent.
| 4:44 pm on Aug 17, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Some well known media sites with high PR sell text links.
Is that allowed?
| 7:03 pm on Aug 17, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Google knows all....
Google has a pretty good idea if a site is selling links. Treat links like the finer things in life, they are better when they are free ;)
| 10:38 am on Aug 18, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the reply.
I still have some confusions on the same. Let me just rephrase to what I understand by you-
3 Way links are paid links and paid links are not natural links
Now, let's say-
I have a website with PR-2 and i want to get a link from a website which is PR-6 or 7, it is but obvious that the other person (owner of the high PR website) would not let me link to his website without any cost, and if i'm ready to pay him the amount asked, i still doubt on the same. Would'nt he be bothered about the quality of the other website.
Kindly elaborate on the same, how does three way links work and are they appreciated by Google.
Secondly, some of you mentioned Google knows all....
Its very true that Google knows all.. however, due to its stringent algorithm or to be unique among all the Search Engines it doesn't display the right details, as in if i try to check the number of links for a website by link:URL, it doesn't give correct information.
I hope you agree with me on the second query.
Looking forward for a prompt response.
| 9:47 pm on Aug 18, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Dhruv, Google has all of the links to a particular site. It just doesn't show all of them when you do a link:www.somesite.com search.
Opinions as to why Google doesn't show all of the links vary.
| 5:45 am on Aug 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|I just got to know from one of my existing client that google doesn't appreciates linking the websites with some other good PR website. They call this practice to be unethical. Is that true? |
Hi Dhruv ,
This is totally wrong.Google is giving less importance to Reciprocal Links,but not considering this as an unethical practice.
Google prefer related one way links,but for a new site reciprocal links are still good to start.
|Expect any link that is not revelent to your site to hurt you in the long run. |
Any link pointing to your site has some value and it is not going to hurt your site.Irrelevant one way links can be helpful for PR.
If you are giving links to some irrelevant sites,in long run that can effect you badly.
|3 way links are paid links and paid links are not natural links |
Paid links are artificial links,that is true and G doesn't prefer artificial links.
But 3 way links are always paid links,that is something confusing to me.
I don't think so,3 way links can also be natural.
| 6:03 am on Aug 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
>>But 3 way links are always paid links,that is something confusing to me.
No, all 3 way links are NOT always paid links.