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Does having tons of links to my site from a single site help PR?

     
1:04 am on Feb 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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If a particular website has 100 links that point to my site, does it have more power than a site that has only 1 link to my site?

What has more power for PR:

A. 100 sites with one link each to my site.

B. 1 site with 100 links to my site.

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10:29 am on Feb 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Views differ; personally, I cannot believe that Google could be so easily fooled as by having multiple links from one site - especially as such linking is likely to be 'paid for'.

There may be some small advantage - perhaps a chance of benefitting on a wider variety of key words ... but I believe in general that the benefit wil be likely to be the 'best link from the best page'

Not, by the wildest stretch of imagination "100 links = 100 x one link"

But I've heard widely varying views on this ...

[edited by: Quadrille at 10:30 am (utc) on Feb. 18, 2007]

3:31 pm on Feb 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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There is no perfect answer to your question because search program algorithms are extremely complex. There is no magic answer to your question.

However, I would add that "having tons of links from a single site" sounds spammy.. In what real world situation does this occur and why does it benefit the end user or better the web? I don't see how "tons of links from a single site" could benefit the web so I would avoid it unless you can explain why this scenario would benefit your end users.

Instead of focucing on PR, focus your energies on obtaining relevant links from a multitude of sites. Thats not my opinion - that's what the search engines state in their own published guidelines.

Forget about pagerank. Ignore it complete when making linking decisions. If a quality site (highly relevant to your own) with low PR is willing to give you a link, first check to make sure that site is in G's index (not penalized), and then GET THE LINK.

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It might but 100 links is too much. It sounds alarming. 10 max in my opinion, and use these for deep URL. The PR of individual pages linked to will increase if they are from a decent site. Whether this will help your ranking, that is another question.
10:19 am on Feb 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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"spammy"?

Someone just wacked in 60,000 run of site links to one of mine.
Unrequested and unwelcome.
No idea why.

6:19 pm on Feb 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It has long been assumed that if Page A linked to Page B more than once, Google will count (for page rank purposes)only one of the links. If its done at the page level, why would one assume that they dont do something similar at the domain level?
6:47 pm on Feb 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Even if PR and other factors were equal, one big negative about having 100 links from one site is that you could lose them all overnight if the site owner decided to stop linking to you.

Having 1 link from each of 100 sites would be harder to get, but far more stable.

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I know of a site that ranks very well, and most of its links are from one single site. There are hundreds of links to this site, one each from hundreds of pages of the other site. All of the pages are forum pages.

I tried the same thing from another site that I control, but it not related to me in any other way (different IP, different whois), and I have not seen any benefit from this at all.

IMHO, there is no question - one hundred links from one hundred sites is one hundred times better than one hundred links from one site. Given of course, that the relevance and pagerank of each of the linking sites is the same in each case.