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Links Between Sites with Same Owner

2:52 pm on May 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If Google thinks two sites have a relationship (i.e. have the same owner), will links between those two sites...

A.) Be devalued/discounted and not pass Toolbar pagerank or true pagerank.

B.) Be devalued/discounted and pass Toolbar pagerank, but not true pagerank. (to confuse link spammers)

C.) May or may not be devalued/discounted, and pass Toolbar and true pagerank based on the decision to devalued/discounted.

What I'm getting at is, if the same owner has two sites that link together, and there is a TBPR increase from those links, does that mean that Google either doesn't know, or doesn't care if the sites are owned by the same person.
5:36 pm on May 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If Google's algo feels that the interlinking is manipulative, the links are sometimes (usually?) discounted. It seems to be on a case by case basis. Extreme situations can trigger penalties.
4:50 pm on May 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

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We do this everywhere but we have good sites - we'd be 100% confident in any of our sites passing any type of manual review.

Good links pass good value.
8:34 pm on May 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If you have good and trusted sites - where is the problem? Google has a big network of sites and blogs. Most are linked each other. I think its absolutely OK to have more than one good site.
Good luck :-)

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