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The link is up for a month, and Google caches the link, gives me link juice, and I'm rockin'.
Once Yahoo removes the link, how long until Google realizes this, and stops giving the link juice? is it instant, or does some juice always stay as sort of a:
"Well, Yahoo.com is a trusted site, and they linked to widgets.com so even though the link is gone, we will still give it better ranking"
Hope you guys are having a good Sunday morning :)
Alas, that company was bought out, and their site went off the air, archives and all.
Lesson learned: high PR links are nice while they last but a backlink profile with lots and lots of small links will be more stable.
For one of my site I had got a PR9 (Home page) back link from a reputed site as we had engaged into a business partnership with them. As a result my Homepage rank went to PR7 without the need of any other link.
This site was completely new with PR9 link as the first link.
We did build some other links for the site but not aggressively as we were ranking well for high competition keywords in our niche. Yes, had done good on-page optimization.
After 1 year in December, 2007 when our business partnership ended with the authority site, they removed the link and as a result we went to PR1 with the next update and rankings were almost gone.