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5:29 am on Mar 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Does placing several links next to each other considered spammy content or blackhat seo?

I have a page that fits in several categories and I link the categories next to each other, just like wikipedia does. Now, I am not sure if Google doesn't like this.
7:28 am on Mar 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I'm not quite sure what your describing. Using only generic terms, could you post some sample HTML?
9:42 am on Mar 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I was referring to the "Categories" section in wikipedia articles.
Eg: Links to "Google employees | Living people | University of Kentucky alumni" in [en.wikipedia.org...]

The links are next to each other, and there would be lot of them in popular articles.
12:03 pm on Mar 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Having a list of links next to each other is fine within reason. If you have a list of 200 links and zero text then you will probably see less benefit compared to having a list of 5 links with a paragraph of text above & below it.

Based on my experience links that are embedded in content, surrounded by relevant keywords and are actually clicked on by users perform the best.
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It's probably okay to put all of them next to each other on the same horizontal line. It's not likely to do any harm.
9:07 pm on Mar 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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(if I may add some comment):

" Based on my experience links that are embedded in content, surrounded by relevant keywords [that might seem to be] actually clicked on by users perform the best. "
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" Based on my experience links that are embedded in content, surrounded by relevant keywords
[that might seem to be] actually clicked on by users perform the best. "


@JohnRoy - sounds like you are suggesting something here?
2:55 am on Mar 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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@trakkerguy
- goodroi says: links that are embedded in content, surrounded by relevant keywords and are actually clicked on by users perform the best.

My comment (and maybe clarification to what goodroi means) is that it does not necessarily need to actually be clicked;

the idea is if it appears within the content (instead of side/bottom of page) it would perform best.
 

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