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Does Google Analytics link-tracking hurt link juice?

Javascript link tagger for outbound links

7:07 pm on Sep 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just wondering if it affects link 'power' when there's a javascript link tracker on the link.



12:23 am on Oct 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I added this tracking last week - as a directory I want to be seen as a hub and this increased our "page views" to include outbound links from 2.2 to 5.0.

I was using the onmousedown click to log the click and my clickthroughs were lower than Google's. 12% lower - enough to be concerned. Any thoughts.

I returned to the javascript rewrite using rel="external" and using a 302 redirect as rewritten from the apparent straight link.

I am working to provide clear signals that my site different than a scraper site - and this seemed to be one way - increase the pages viewed and measure by Google Analytics and to show lots of outbound referrals.

Your thoughts?


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