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Unexpected ROS link

Good or bad surprise?

     
11:46 am on Jun 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Last week I purchased a PR7 link which was supposed to be a single link on a homepage. This morning after doing a linkdomain:mysite.com on yahoo I discovered it's actually a ROS link. My first reaction was to get the link removed due to the general consensus that google frowns upon ROS. My site is 2-3 months old and obviously still in the sandbox. The purpose of buying links was to try and get yahoo interested in the site (it currently indexes only 4/150 pages). Saying that, i don't want to be stuck in the sandbox for any longer than necessary.

Should I keep the links or not?

Thanks,
arran

11:49 am on June 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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A simple observation on a couple of my sites, those with few ROS links remain ranking well, but those with many ROS are nowhere to be found.
11:58 am on June 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Jon. When the ROS link issue is being discussed i always think about the big web design companies who put ROS links on every site they design. Are they being penalised? I don't think so. Also, if they were being penalised i'm sure those links would disappear fast.
2:27 pm on June 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I think it canīt hurt. Otherwise, it would be easy to kick your competition out of the serps, wouldnīt it?
4:17 pm on June 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I think it canīt hurt. Otherwise, it would be easy to kick your competition out of the serps, wouldnīt it?

Google says that, but it does happen you could put someone in the sandbox for longer - Then its only a matter of time before this helps the website in question.

The answer to your question is to just leave the links I dont think it will hurt too much and will in the end help.