---- Ten year site is now banned - should I remove interlinking?
tedster - 3:50 am on Aug 28, 2009 (gmt 0)
Would the removal of 250,000 outbound links on site 1 that have been there the better part of 10 years cause penalties on site 1 or trip some form of filters?
It's very likely. If you dig into Google's Backlink Patent [webmasterworld.com] you get a close up look at the factors they are monitoring.
but google basically discounting that interlinking for ranking purposes because thats what they say they do then isnt the interlinking just draining pr per page
Just because same-owner linking is worth less than independent linking doesn't mean it's worth nothing at all. In other words, "discounting" doesn't mean ignoring completely in this case.
My take on it is more like this: Google treats interlinked same-owners sites somewhat like "one big site", and the link juice that flows cross-domain in those cases is more like internal menu linking within one site.