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PR not passing to linked sites

Linked sites are not shown as backling


Pass the Dutchie

10:13 pm on Mar 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have been an avid follower of WW for just over a year but I have never posted before mainly because by digging I have managed to find the answers to my questions. Anyhow this time I kindly request some interaction.

‘Widget’ is translated into 11 different languages, with each site having either its own dedicated domain name www.widget.fr (PR6) or subdomain www.ru.widget.com (PR6)

7 of the 11‘Widget’ sites cross link to each other from the home page (only) and 4 of the ‘Widget’ sites do not directly cross link to avoid it looking like a link farm.

The first observation is that www.widget.com (PR6) only registers backlinks from other ‘Widget’ sites with a sub-domain www.de.widget.com (PR6) and does not register backlinks from sites with dedicated domains www.widget.fr (odd!)

The second observation is that www.widget.de (PR7) has never registered any backlinks from any of the other ‘Widget’ sites and gets it’s PR 7 solely from 20 non ‘Widget’ inbound links (really odd!)

If I am not mistaken Google is screening certain specific Widget’s backlinks depending on if they are dedicated domains or sub-domains of ‘Widget’.

The other thing is of the 20 or so external sites that www.widget.de links to (10 outbound from the home page and 10 outbound from the internal links page) none of the sites www.widget.de links to show www.widget.de as a backlink! Can this mean www.widget.de is not passing PR to partner link sites?

The sites are all in html, without frames and the links are absolute and not hidden. Overall I have about 50 external incoming links of which 95% register as back links.

Please advice



11:19 pm on Mar 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

hmmm... that is interesting. and all of these sites have been around for a while? it's not just a case of some of them being too new to have made into the recent backlinks update, right? if they aren't new sites, then that is odd. perhaps, since they are translations, google sees them as duplicate content? doesn't seem likely, but just throwing out a wild guess.


3:08 am on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Maybe some point to www[dot]domain[dot]com and some to domain[dot]com... splitting your backlinks...

Pass the Dutchie

8:46 pm on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Thanks for the posts. Small mix up as I posted the topic twice! Please see my comments in the above thread:

My 'Widget' aint passing on PR (country specific)


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