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8:02 pm on Jun 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

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There’s discussion going on in various forums here about doing away with the term ‘links’. It also been mentioned the term ‘resource’ isn’t hot to use either so where does that leave us? Maybe we can stir up a few ideas together. I first ran the term link through the thesaurus but that didn’t help. I don’t think I’ll ever refer to a link page as a ‘yoke’ or even a ‘bond’.

Ideas anyone?

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'Related sites' for links?
8:13 pm on June 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Use a graphic as opposed to text.
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"Friends"
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I am not sure Golf entheusiats will be to pleased if the word "links" is suddenly penalised by the engines. We could se a sudden demise is listings for Golf Links! Just thinking out loud again about the dangers SEs face if they use too broad a brush..

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associates,
directory,
listings,
sites,
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Related Sites,
Associates,
Further Studies,
Directory,
Site Lists,
Related Research,
Community Sites,
Similar Sites,
Related Interests
Vinculum Repository
Community Map
Community Guide
Connections

Use a graphic...

1:45 pm on June 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Should be doing away with the term ‘links’ from the URL too?

For example should we modify

[mysite.com...]

in

[mysite.com...]

Several sites have the word "useful links" in their main page: are they going to be banned?

Does only the link page risk to be banned, or the entire site?

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Why take the risk?

I would, and do, change the name to resources, related sites, or something along these lines.

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>>>Vinculum Repository

LOL.Where might someone use a word like this, BT?

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Pull out your dictionary toolman! hehe. That one is listed in many a thesarus.
3:22 am on Sept 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

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from thesaurus.com [thesaurus.com]

The GoTo Keywords tool reports 111 requests for vinculum in July 2001. A hidden treasure.

I did learn that vinculum also means marriage and all of that type of bonding -- important keywords I have grossly overlooked.

Two things from this new train of thought:

one) in the quest for keywords, the thesaurus is a great tool. It seems most basic to me at this moment, but I don't think I gave it much credence in the past

two) in the never-ending search for links, as all of us, I run into pages and pages with "links" in the title. Sometimes, I gently advise those webmasters to consider using some other term for such pages. This has been met with a loud Thud! BT, not that you have nothing else to do, but what about a page on WebmasterWorld or SEW where the case could be made for such an idea. A page titled, "You Lose if You Name It Links", an editorial, or an "informational page" which we could attach to our own link partners which would help make our case with your authority.

So far, it does not entirely look as though this whole "links in the name" thing is killing anyone, but the subject came up . . .

Vinculumly yours,

pshea

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Is bookmarks as bad as links? I think I saw the word bookmarks on one of the top keywords reports...

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8:16 pm on Sept 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

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You will not be penalised for having a links page, by the Search Engines. What you do get penalised for is having a FFA links page or being associated with 'link farms' and other similar ventures. A link farm is where you place a link to everyone on a list that you are given and then they all do the same. It won't matter what you call your page, if your associated with either of these two practices - the big engines will know!