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Newsclips for outbound links?



12:55 pm on Jun 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Planning on adding relevant newsclips for outbound links to our site, so increase the update frequency and usefulness of our site.

Wondering if these links will affect us negatively on pagerank since we will get by far more outbound links from our site than inbound.

Would it be allowed for us to check if it is a bot that comes to our site, and remove the links and only let the short texts remain? Or is this something google can ban us for?


12:43 am on Jun 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If Google finds that you supply to them special text you may be banned.

Actually PR lickage from several outbound links is not too large and if the links are relevant Google welcomes it.



6:27 am on Jun 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Well, the only difference, would be that the outbound link would be removed, but with the linktext still there. The regular visitor would see a fully functional link.

Heard that with alot of outbound links our pagerank will be lowered, although we have 0 pagerank at the moment. After a while, we would probably have several hundred outbound link from newsarticles, while just a few inbound links :(

Would this classify as cloaking?


7:26 am on Jun 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Are there perhaps some javascript I can use to perform this in a more 'legal' way?

On that note, how big a percentage of users will have javascript disabled?


9:35 am on Jun 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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you could just put a rel="nofollow" on the links


1:18 pm on Jun 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Nofollow is the solution rather for the spam links in blogs, forums and guestbooks. I.e. it is for irrelevant links.

For the relevant links this solution is possible but rather senseless.

I may only repeart that several outbound links in the page will not sigificantly diminish PR and if they are relevant, they may even rise your SERP position.

In other words what is good for your customers in general is good for Google because they are also Google cutomers.



1:57 pm on Jun 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The links certainly are relevant, although i'm not certain I trust google to notice that. The sites are Norwegian. The links points to newspapers, but only the link itself is relevant, not the whole newspaper.

Not sure I can afford even some loss of PR, don't even know how to get above 0 pagerank :(

Inbound links is one thing, but not sure how many I could get, especially that would be non reciprocal.

Our site will have relevant news, relevant information/datasheets. The site is actually several years old, and i'm trying to increase its profile. But don't know how many that would really link to it, as we are targetting a quite limited market.


6:38 pm on Jun 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Not sure I can afford even some loss of PR

But you are sure you can risk being banned. Curious assessment of risks here.

don't even know how to get above 0 pagerank

And yet, you're totally focussed on hiding outbound links from Google because you "heard" it might be bad?

You could just try to build a website that people find useful, while you spend some time reading to build a more knowledgeable opinion about what things matter and what things don't (many of which will be different for your website than for someone else's).


8:13 pm on Jun 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No...I certainly do not want to risk being banned. That is one of the reasons I am posting here. To learn more. Yes, I don't know much about these things at the moment, I am reading around, but I am also posting to gain further insight on the things I am wondering about. I prefer to read and to ask instead of arguing to much.

Well, I heard that alot of outbound links lowers PR, if I only can gather 5-10 inbound links, but hundreds of outbound links, ofcourse I am going to be concerned. Besides, not everything out there on the web is to be trusted, so better ask somewhere where people might know.

Sorry for asking questions, didn't know this forum didn't allow so. Then perhaps only stupid questions aren't allowed:(


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