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Unclear on what this type of linking notation is.

Does this type of linking pass link juice?

5:23 pm on Nov 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I've "viewed the source" on a links page and see the following anchor notation:

<A HREF="http://www.google.com/url?sa=D&q=http://www.widgets.com">Widgets</A>

What is the purpose of this type of notation?
Is this type of linking a benefit to the widgets.com site at all in terms of link juice?

12:56 pm on Nov 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I haven't tested, but my hunch is that these days they are counted. Google can see the <a> tag and the destination url.
3:22 pm on Nov 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Google can view <a>tags but this kind of link i haven't used personally..If you got detail then post it here
6:17 pm on Nov 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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That's a redirect through Google. When a page immediately redirects to another page, who gets the link love, the initial page or the final page? I suspect that'll be your answer.

ON a related note, the only time I've seen redirects like that (through Google or similiar) is for nefarious purposes. There's something going on, and I'd be a lot more concerned why they're bounding the page through Google than I would be about link juice being passed.