smithaa02 - 4:59 pm on Aug 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
This is a good question...
The gist of it is can you be throwing link juice into a black hole by duplicating page links? If I have a hundred 'juice points' and say a hundred links. All 100 go to pageb.html. Does pageb.html get 100 points (minus decay of course) or just one? If one, where did the 99 go? This juice is obviously very valuable as large websites interlink their pages a lot so their juice can ricochet around for quite a while before decay and external links sap the rest of the juice.
If duplicate links still count toward the link total by which google subdivides page juice, this would be quite worrisome... Anybody know the answer?