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Can I safely remove a "links" page
meelosh




msg:4624409
 7:54 am on Nov 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

I have a site that is about 10 yrs old and was built originally by someone else and they added a "links" page to the site to either get reciprocal links or to send pr from this site to other sites they were working on. I am not happy with most of these outbound links and want to know if i can safely remove the whole page or if i should just remove the links i am most concerned about or should i nofollow all. there are about 45 outbound links on this page and just want to know what is the safest way to handle this....tks

 

creeking




msg:4624414
 8:24 am on Nov 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

how many of those 45 sites have links back to yours?

meelosh




msg:4624418
 8:39 am on Nov 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

only about 50% of them.

piatkow




msg:4624427
 9:20 am on Nov 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

More importently are the links relevant to your visitors' use of your site?

meelosh




msg:4624438
 10:27 am on Nov 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

some of them are fine and do link back as well as add value to the visitors experience.....so these i am happy to keep. However there are quite a few that could be questionable neighborhoods and these are the ones i want to weed out. So maybe the page can stay but can i just remove the questionable few that i don't approve off or will it be better to nofollow them. I guess the better question is ....will it be harmful to remove a large amount of outbound links that have been on a site for many years (with regards to search impact)

SilverSpirit




msg:4627873
 7:29 pm on Dec 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

A good old Links page is still useful, both for SEO and for your site's visitors. It does require some maintenance work, though.

n0tSEO




msg:4627876
 7:46 pm on Dec 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

However there are quite a few that could be questionable neighborhoods and these are the ones i want to weed out.


If these links don't add value to your site and you don't want them around, by all means get rid of them.

But if you have a relationship with these websites' owners, make sure to discuss the change with them first. Maybe there are other ways to help each other without having you keep unwanted links.

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