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Cross-linking penalty for 1 link?



11:35 pm on Aug 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have two sites on the same IP with different domains, and I do have 1 link from one of the sites to the other. Could that earn me a cross-linking penalty?


7:56 am on Aug 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I really don't see 1 link causing you any problems


3:29 pm on Aug 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I expect that you will actually giving service to your readers as they will be able to see related info from one site to another as long as that is the way you are doing it.

I have a widgets blog and everytime that I start another widgets related site I will link it to my home page with a post and then a link on the sidebar, and this way my readers will be able to see what I have created while keeping all of these sites tightly focussed

[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 6:24 pm (utc) on Aug. 6, 2007]
[edit reason] removed specifics [/edit]


3:35 pm on Aug 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Alright thanks guys. I had heard of a cross-linking penalty, and I didn't know if that applied to any and all cross-linking.


3:54 pm on Aug 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have many sites on the same IP and they cross link.
But I do it in style were not everyone links to all and all link to everyone.

I try to make the liinking rrelevent between the sites to enchance the user experience.

Also my sites have inbound links from other sites and each site has inbound links from different sites.

So I would think try to make it natural not a patern that Googlebot will pick up on.

Also do not just link from top page to top page.
Make the links relevent from wich Websites pages link to which Website pages.

Lastly, do not link from every page of your site to another site. I found that hurts the PR, unless you care more about user clicks vs a PR juice.


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