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Multiple links from the same site - good or bad?

Can having 4/5 links from the same site be harmful?

     
3:59 pm on Nov 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Several sites that link to me have offered additional links with the anchor text of my choice, eg

best widgets
the best widget supplier
widgets and widget supplier
etc

Is it a good idea to have multiple inbound links from the same site and, if so, should they all point to my homepage or to a variety of different pages on the site?

Also, do four links carry more or less weight than a single link?

2:55 am on Nov 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It would be better if your landing page is targetted with that perticular keyword
9:14 pm on Nov 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi

I have multiple links (more than 45) from a single site and I do not see any penalty.
Of course the links point to relevant content.

K

4:56 am on Nov 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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From some tests someone I know did. Google only ever shows 30 links from one domain. So one could speculate that 30 links per domain is the benefit.
12:52 am on Nov 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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In which case if a site linked to me from every page, would I incur a same site penalty for the anchor text?
11:18 pm on Nov 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If you are getting more that one link from the same site but from different IP address then it should not have any problem. I think it.

otherwise whether you recieve one or couple of links from same place would be counted only single at all.

if any other have any strong idea please also ractify me.

that would be really appreciated

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Ok first off lets get something clear.

Asking how many links can be place from one site to another without penalties or asking if one link is better than several, is not a valid question. It is kinda like asking "how much is my insurance going to cost?" (in other words it totally depends on what we are talking about). Another thing is to understand google views links as votes from one site to another. However, google does not like paid voting, so they look to discount suspicious votes. The idea is to get "votes" that look natural.

A better question is what factors influence in a link-related search engine penalty.

Is it a good idea to have multiple inbound links from the same site and, if so, should they all point to my homepage or to a variety of different pages on the site?

It is generally better to have multiple inbound links then a single one from a particular site. The exeptions to this are new sites that purchase site-wide navigation links from large sites. Google will generally view this as either a paid ad (no reason to count that as a vote) or an attempt to manipulate their index (a definite no-no).

About the links, I give a definite vote for links to a variety of different pages on your site. Ok, I think that needs to be reiterated, DON'T USE THE EXACT SAME ANCHOR DIRECTED TO THE SAME PAGE ON ALL YOUR LINKS. Make sure your links are to different pages and with different anchor text. Think of it, that would be the natural link growth pattern. THINK NATURAL, even if you aren't getting your links naturally, try to make it look that way.

Also, do four links carry more or less weight than a single link?

Depends on the site and the placement of the link. Generally yes, but make sure not to get site-wide links in the navigation bars.