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4:00 am on Jun 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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For ease of management and counting clicks I store links to external sites in a database. Will this affect my PR?

If you mouse over the anchor text you see

domain.com/prog.php?id=1

I do use relevant anchor text.

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2:50 pm on June 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You can exclude prog.php from the crawl and the robots will not follow the link.
3:04 pm on June 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Since these are links to external site will I still get linking credit in regards to the search engine? I think the answer is no.

domain.com is my domain

prog.php simple increments a counter and redirects to the destination.

7:21 pm on July 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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> Since these are links to external site will I still get linking credit in regards to the search engine?

If prog.php does a 'proper' redirect they could be counted (finally). But if you want to make sure get rid of the redirect and use some JavaScript tracking.

8:54 am on July 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>> If prog.php does a 'proper' redirect they could be counted

Not if prog.php is excluded using robots.txt. Anyways, I've forgotten what the original question was ... :)