Msg#: 4314558 posted 9:06 am on May 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
Just a quick question, if you have backlinks on 3rd party websites that include a query string for tracking purposes, how does this affect the backlink, and how would you ensure that the link still passes weight?
Lets say I own www.danielfoley.co.uk and on it I have a few pages say www.danielfoley.co.uk/page1
If I have a backlink from www.theirwebsite.com/news to www.danielfoley.co.uk/page1?=tp=12345&_$id1394 so that we can track where the user came from,
How do I make sure I get all the link weight transfered to /page1, or will Google not pass anything or not recognise the link?
Any advice on this? I hear placing a canonical tag in the destination page would work? so e.g if I put a canonical tag in /page1 referring to /page1 would that help?
Msg#: 4314558 posted 10:41 am on May 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
Ok so lets run through this,
I run www.danielfoley.co.uk, and I have a selection of property pages, www.danielfoley.co.uk/myproperty for example, I have 100 backlinks, and would like to track the performance of click through's using DCStorm and telephone number tracking, so I add 2 sets of variables to my URL's, now, the 100 websites linking link to www.danielfoley.co.uk/myproperty?tp=01995 245134&_$ja=tsid:13477
So, do I place a canonical tag in www.danielfoley.co.uk/myproperty or do I 301 re-direct the ?tp= URL to /myproperty?
Bare in mind that there can be more then 1 url from 1 website, therfore implementing re-directs maybe more difficult, is a canonical tag alone enough?
In webmaster tools, the following parameters are ignored: _$ja and tp, is that enough of the variable to ignore the whole variable itself?