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11:55 pm on May 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

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When exchanging links with websites, what is the ideal number of links to have on your links page? I heard that you could get in trouble if you have too many.
11:56 pm on May 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Googles webmaster guidelines say :
"Keep the links on a given page to a reasonable number (fewer than 100). "

[google.com...]

<added>But I don't think you'll get in trouble, they just may not crawl the links at the bottom</added>

9:15 am on Jun 1, 2003 (gmt 0)



what is the ideal number of links to have on your links page?

if you are trying to make your site look attractive for a link exchange i think the fewer the better, 20-30 feels good to me, remember that you can spread the links out over several pages.

I heard that you could get in trouble if you have too many.

E_M is correct there is no penalty that i know of for too many links.

11:11 am on Jun 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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We try to keep external links to below 10 per page.

The simple thing to do is to break the links into natural groups and put that group on a page.

Not only will google prefer it, but so will the sites you are exchanging with.

Dougs

11:57 pm on Jun 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Exactly, nobody will find your site if it is buried among hundereds of sites on one single page.