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Can Link Juice be Passed thru JavaScript or PHP Links?
TopAngler




msg:4527357
 2:20 pm on Dec 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

I have a group of outbound links that I need to track clicks. At the moment, the href points to a snippet of JavaScript that calls a php script that logs the click and redirects the user to the destination URL. I wrote this code many years ago and I'm wondering if there is a better way to do this and if possible, be able to pass link juice to some of these outbound links while still tracking clicks?. I've always assumed no link juice can pass through this type of link please correct me if I'm wrong.

 

martinibuster




msg:4527391
 4:02 pm on Dec 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

Is your script recording just the clicks or other data, like the IP address? A well rounded website tracker will report outbound traffic.

TopAngler




msg:4529076
 8:45 pm on Dec 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thanks for your reply about "A well rounded website tracker", but my question pertains to Link Juice in this scenario.

martinibuster




msg:4529087
 9:50 pm on Dec 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

You're welcome. :) I should have quoted what part of your post I was answering.

I'm wondering if there is a better way to do this


As for your other question, as I understand it, Google is supposed to pass PageRank via JS. It reconstructs the link from the script. Personally I'm a bit on the fence, even though Matt Cutts says you can put a nofollow on a JS link in order to keep it from counting.

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