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Backlinks or Onewaylinks

Which is better?

     
12:11 am on Feb 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Oneway links or backlinks. Which one is better? Some say backlinks aren't worth what they used to be.

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4:27 am on Feb 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Huh? A one-way link is a back link.
8:54 am on Feb 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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A backlink is when you put your link on someones else s site.

One-way links are links to your site from sites which do not receive a link from your site.

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Not realy,
The term backlink can be used to refer to one way links, for example you might use link:www.example.com to find the number of back links pointing to your site.

The best terminilogy to use here is one way links and reciprical links.

one way links are better for you because you can gather all the link love without giving some of it back to the "donor" site.

Every time you recipricate a link you remove some of the links power.

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Agreed, thanks mack!

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10:50 pm on Apr 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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agree with mack as well
5:49 am on Apr 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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> Every time you recipricate a link you remove some of the link's power.

So don't be generous... unless with nofollow...

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Every time you recipricate a link you remove some of the links power.

I get the feeling that people seem to expect "link juice" to circulate around their site's internal navigation like a perpetual motion machine giving each page an extra boost every time it is spidered. Heaven forfend that there should be any leakage from this cycle.

Personally I let the "link juice" trickle through my site and linked sites are welcome to share what's left when it reaches my links page. Less to worry about, less bytes on the page and still top place on key searches.

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A backlinks means both 1-way links as well as reciprocal links/3-way links. But I guess you meant reciprocal links only while stating backlinks. Reciprocal links are as good as dead for long time now. Though some sites still use them and have claimed that its helping but I personally have stopped doing them for our clients for 3 years now. 1-way links are much better. The thing is simple google is smart and if you do stuff like I scratch your back in return you scratch mine-such things will never get credit with google. Also there is risk of getting penalized/banned if you do reciprocal links in the wrong way(linking to banned sites or to sites totally unrelated to yours). Remember one way links can never harm you at least since no one can have control over who link to them but reciprocal links have the risk since one has full control over who they link to.
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>>>Reciprocal links are as good as dead for long time now.

Don't believe everything you read. ;) There are many sites doing well with reciprocal links. Same rules about quality apply.

>>> simple google is smart and if you do stuff like I scratch your back in return you scratch mine-such things will never get credit with google.

Backscratching has nothing to do with how much PR Google flows to a site.

>>>Also there is risk of getting penalized/banned if you do reciprocal links in the wrong way(linking to banned sites or to sites totally unrelated to yours).

Outdated information. Google has come a long way. It's not a penalization or banning. Your site is simply not relevant anymore.

>>>but reciprocal links have the risk since one has full control over who they link to.

Your control over linking back has nothing to do with how well a link works. Zero.

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As per the original question by gldean, don't be confused with one way link and backlink. They both means the same as said by eservices.
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They are not always the same.

Backlinks are any links that point to a website. This can be either a multiple-way, one-way or a reciprocal link.

A one-way link is a type of backlink. So, to say that a backlink is always a one-way link would be incorrect.

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One way is better, although most people refer to any type of 1 way link as a backlink. If you are asking what is better a high quality 1 way that will drive traffic, or some "high pr" link than go with the traffic.
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>>>Reciprocal links are as good as dead for long time now.
Don't believe everything you read. ;) There are many sites doing well with reciprocal links. Same rules about quality apply.

>>> simple google is smart and if you do stuff like I scratch your back in return you scratch mine-such things will never get credit with google.

Backscratching has nothing to do with how much PR Google flows to a site.

>>>Also there is risk of getting penalized/banned if you do reciprocal links in the wrong way(linking to banned sites or to sites totally unrelated to yours).

Outdated information. Google has come a long way. It's not a penalization or banning. Your site is simply not relevant anymore.

>>>but reciprocal links have the risk since one has full control over who they link to.

Your control over linking back has nothing to do with how well a link works. Zero.

Lol - eservices just got the smackdown

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one way links are of course superior, though it depends on the relevance of the page and the site from which they comes, as well as the anchor text.
reciprocal links are ok, as long as they are not "excessive" and looking unnatural to google.

so a mix of both, with major emphasis on incoming one way links from quality sites/directories/blogs/article sites etc are the best...

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A link is a link - a gateway to your site. Get it anytime it's relevant regardless of metrics. A low ranking site that links to you today may very well be a high ranking site still linking to you from years from now. Get relevant links any way you can as long as it's in a slow and natural aquisition rate.

It's so easy to say "one way links are best" but the truth is that most sites won't one way link to yours without something in return. So it the site asks for a link back (reciprocal), get the link!

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I checked out 6 reciprocal link requests today and every one of them had some method of hiding the link or the link page from search engines. Even more reason to ignore reciprocals.
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lots of chicanery going on in all types of link building. not a reason to ignore relevant recips.