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Should I remove my reciprocal link pages?



8:25 pm on May 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

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The site in question is an 8 year old ecommerce site and we have a "Resources" link on every page which links to our links directory. Every one of those links is a reciprocal link exchange with relevant, quality websites that has been acquired over the years.

Is this a bad idea after Panda and Penguin? Should we simply remove the directory to regain some of our rankings?


4:29 pm on May 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

People have reported that helping. Probably worth AT LEAST testing especially if you have been beat down by the recent algo changes.


8:45 pm on May 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

I'm doing some of that for a number of my sites. Not deleting all of them but quite a few and those I leave, I'm removing keyword anchor text in favor of brand only name. I'm seeing some sites get a bump in rankings. At the very least, you're falling more in line with Google guidelines about link schemes... so probably a good thing.


9:54 pm on May 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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So by removing your link resource pages, you are letting the search engines dictate that you can only receive traffic through them and not from relevant link exchanges within your realm of interest.

Since when was it illegal for Delta to link to AMEX and AMEX link back to Delta?

Why are we giving the search engines so much power?


11:49 am on May 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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have u guys looked at olx.com ?

they are a huge group of site and their country specific domains link back to each other.............

do u guys think that they would suffer because of current penguin update or this type of link building is allowed?

isnt this a type of reciprocal linking also?

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