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Does Linking to External Images Dilute PR?

i.e. Page Counter Images

     
8:08 pm on Apr 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi All,

Does linking to external images, specifically third party supplied page counters, dilute PR?

9:49 pm on Apr 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If it's referenced within an IMG tag, I'm sure there is no PR transfer. My gut feeling is that images cannot be passed pagerank via a direct HREF link either, because they don't show up in search results and by definition cannot link to any other URL's.