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2:52 pm on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone knows of the value of links on a page whether whether they are on the side bar or within the content , is it a difference from 1 to 10 in terms of value

I am asking because i have the feeling 5 links in content equals to 200 links in the side bar of a page ?

Is that true ?
3:29 pm on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Yes it's true. Your 5 to 200 example might be totally off, but yeah, links in prominent places may be seen as more valuable.

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and how about the value of a link on a famous website, cnn etc.. versus an average joe blog can they really make a difference in terms of your ranking ?
Let's say i have 2 links 1 on cnn and one on the the NY time is is really worth more than a 100 links on blogs...
5:50 pm on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I think while a link from CNN or the Nytimes would be a powerful link, it would still be only one link. One link can only do so much.

So it's a good thing this isn't a "either or" situation. Get your links from great places like those, but also go after diversity and relevancy.
6:12 pm on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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and how about the value of a link on a famous website, cnn etc.. versus an average joe blog can they really make a difference in terms of your ranking ?

Of course, that's basic PageRank at work.
7:25 pm on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Everyone says to get good links and getting those by getting good content.
However if you look at wikipedia they rank without any good links everything is almost internal for them... so I am thinking this theory of getting good content for good links is just not the truth.
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However if you look at wikipedia they rank without any good links...

Huh, how can you say that Wikipedia doesn't have any good links? The last time I looked it had some millions of backlinks; there certainly must be a few good links among them.
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do they have cnn, NY times links ? ( which is what I call good links )
but they managed to rank without those at the beginning
9:09 pm on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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cnn, NY times links ?


As someone else mentioned, they're just single links. Everyone has their own defnition of a good link. For me, based on my experience, a site that lacks certain negative signals, regardless of PR, is fine with me.
 

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