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Recreating a directory - how to weed out stale links?

     
4:50 am on Apr 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I'm going thru my old link directory, and looking to combine my remaining relavent links into a single page from the existing directory structure. There will only be a handful left, but my concern is how to go about it. If i recreate an entirely new page with lets say 20 links, will google take that as "hey this guy just added 20 new links in one day"? How should i go about this?

if it matters the site is 6 years old, most links have been there about 3 yrs so technically, their not new, just cleaning house,and moving them...

any help is appreciated...

-phish

4:58 am on Apr 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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If you are only moving existing links to one consolidated page, I can't see why Google would have any problem with that whatsoever. Just do what's right for your visitors.

Twenty doesn't seem to be a big deal at all to me. Did you hear somewhere that adding a group of new links at once was not a good idea?

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hi tedster,
first off thanks for the reply :)

i did read around here something about accumulating backlinks to quickly is not healthy for a site. is that just new sites, or am i confused?

-phish

i assumed maybe because it's a new page all together, and it shows up with links on it, it may raise a question. or maybe im just paranoid ;)

[edited by: phish at 5:09 am (utc) on April 25, 2008]

5:08 am on Apr 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Backlinks in that case are links pointing to your site from another site.
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that makes sense, i guess im safe then....
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one final question...
since these are ultimately recip links, is there still no-no's about using say link.* or resources.* to name the pages?
6:47 am on Apr 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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"since these are ultimately recip links, is there still no-no's about using say link.* or resources.* to name the pages? "

If there was, 78.65% of the webpages on the website would not rank :P

9:55 am on Apr 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I suspect you're over-thinking this. Many good directories will add several times that many links each day, move categories, and clean out the link rot at the same time. This is normal and should benefit your website, since fixing this sort of thing is a sign of good maintenance.

If any search engine has an issue with that kind of behaviour, then it has big problems.

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thanks guys...
 

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