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If you run a directory site with 1000 pages of original content and every page links to the top 3 authority sites in Google for that phrase (eg DMOZ sites) what happens if all of a sudden, one of these "Authority" sites gets a penalty?
Manually checking your 3,000 outbound links on a weekly basis is not very practical but would our whole site be affected or just the page linking to the "bad" URL?
But IMO it seems to be a rather questionable practice to let your linking policy be decided by ODP or Google's SERPs. I do hope that you have checked those websites manually before you linked to them.
Example: link to www.yoursite.com/redir.asp?url=www.yahoo.com
Clicking the link will take the user to Yahoo, but you're not "linking" to Yahoo from your site as far as Google is concerned.
In ASP the code for "redir.asp" would look like this:
response.redirect "http://" & request.querystring("url")
is that a good idea? i did this so theres no cross linking and multiple pages of the same content with different urls.. let me know guys
I agree but we're doing this as a test to see the value in having lots of specific on-topic outbounds which are viewed as Authorities in Google's eyes. Theme-wise, it will help us a lot & PR wise it won't.
But Google is not going on PR at present AFAIK