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Do embedded photo galleries count as links?



8:52 pm on Jan 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Im having trouble getting back links so I thought the best way would be to offer something that webmasters or bloggers can embed and use/add onto their own page/sites instead of redirecting their visitors to my site through a link. (although that would have been nice)

So I noticed a few sites that offer services such as having an embedded clock, embedded date, embedded photo gallery, embedded calculator, embedded video…and basically add a reciprocal link somewhere in the code...

Since I’m not a programmer I thought the easiest way for me is to use Photo Galleries on my sites using modules that Drupal or other CMS’s offer.

I noticed a few websites that have created pages and have actually created a directory of several of my photo galleries. I thought that was cool, but now im wondering if embedded content counts as a link?

Other than the free advertisement I get by placing watermarks on my photos are there any great advantages? I noticed googling the term: example photos, their page shows up 3rd cause they have more text and comments below the embedded photo gallery. I rank on page 2 but since their site ranks 3rd im kinda happy about that. Or should I not be?

There are no visible links to my sites but in their Source Code you can see my site ie.Example.com

Do links to your site in the source code count?


4:25 pm on Jan 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

dailypress, I don't know the answer, but I do remember an old thread where Brett mentioned this type of link as a possible factor that Google COULD use in their scoring.


5:58 pm on Jan 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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thanks. I guess it wont hurt as long as I have enough bandwidth to share. So nothing to worry about at this moment. But I would hate to let everyone hyperlink and embed for a while and then be forced to disable it later on!


8:00 pm on Jan 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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My main site has been on the net since 1996 and it's graphics-heavy, so it's been C&P'd a lot. For a few years I went on a mission to constantly rename pic directories and throw-up a "Stolen Image" pic in their place, but after reading Brett's post, I let that effort slide.

With recent developments at Google, I just have a feeling that in the future those links will be worth something --maybe only in Google Images, but still something.


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