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Is it better to put the full domain in the anchor tag?

     
3:44 pm on Sep 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Over time I have acquired the habit to put the full web address of pages inside the anchor tag, ex:
<a href="http://www.widget.com/widget.html">


Today, going though Webmastertools, I realized that one of my sites has very low number of internal links in G. Part of the problem is that the linking structure is implemented with fancy (well it used to be fancy) JavaScript, so G might not be understanding it correctly.

But the other thing about that site is that all the anchor links only include the web page, without the domain name, ex:
<a href="widget.html">


Does this have an impact in your own experience?

Thanks
4:19 pm on Sept 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi Hugene, this thread may be of interest:

Internal Linking - Better to Use Absolute or Relative Links? [webmasterworld.com]

HTH
6:31 pm on Sept 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Avoid relative links at all costs.

Start the link with a leading slash, or with the protocol and domain.
7:09 pm on Sept 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thanks, I am re-writing whatever I can to absolute links then.
 

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