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How important are links in the Fast Algo

   
9:55 am on Jan 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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How important are links in the Fast Algo? Would it make a big difference to go from 5-6 links to maybe 100?

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7:01 am on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member vitaplease is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Links are probably the most important factor in every Search engine algo.

IMO, the main differences between search engines lies in weighting factors on anchor text (internal/exteranal), title and heading proximity/density, surrounding text and the refinement of weeding out spam.

7:21 am on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member heini is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Interesting but somewhat speculative question.
I think it's mostly a question of having the right links.
Only when it's coming to the very huge sites, or sites which just have thousands and thousands of quality backlinks I see a clear advantage - those mostly sit in their #1 slots forever.

But a site with say a dmoz listing, a Yahoo listing and some other baclklinks is in my experience absolutely competitive compared to a site with hundreds of backlinks from all over the web.

3:55 pm on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Imo FAST has not (so far) put a lot of weight on incoming links. Sure they make a factor but nothing compared to google.

Heini says it; the little guys with a low number of quality links and good optimisation can do just as well as the big guys. On page stuff is important. That's probably why there's a lot of questions like "I'm ranking #1 in Google, but nowhere to be found in FAST".

Well maybe the few high PR guestbook links isen't working for you in FAST ;)

 

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