bbarbeau - 9:33 pm on May 22, 2013 (gmt 0)
Has anyone had any experience with losing high profile links?
My company previously partnered with a high profile domain in our vertical to provide them with web services on their site. As a result of the tool we provided them, we had a "powered by ______" image link along with some anchor text pointing back to our homepage on every page that this tool lived on (probably several thousand pages of their site, with PR varying from 0 to 6, though the vast majority were 0).
The anchor text in those links wasn't exact-match for high-volume keywords or anything like that. If you put the entire anchortext in a keyword tool, it would return 0 for search volume. (The anchortext is our name and some decent keywords in them, but nothing head-of-search in our vertical.)
Anyhow, the partnership is concluding, which means these links are not long for this earth.
I wasn't here when the links went up, so I can't say what kind of boost it gave us at the beginning of the partnership. But I'm here when the links are going to come down and am just wondering how significant this change can be for our rankings.
Anyone had similar experiences, and if so what kind of impact did it have?