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link in the homepage of site with high PR

Are links from homepage of sites with high PR seen by google as inrelevant?



5:19 pm on Jul 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I read about 2 weeks ago somewhere, that it is evan better to avoid link from homepages site with high PR, because google do not trust them seeing this as bought link? I caanot find this post now, so I decided to ask about your opinion in this matter?

Do you think that it is better to link to the site from subpages. They have smaller pagerank though and probably lower value as link.
Coud you share you knowledge about it with me?

Thank you in advance!


2:02 am on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I don't think Google will assume homepage link are always going to be bought links. All links count towards PR and it helps to have high PR sites link to you.

What is more important than PR is traffic. If you have a link that will receive good click through them this is a lot Bette than a link that passed pr.



10:26 am on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for answer! I appreciate this!

Jim Catanich

11:15 pm on Jul 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The decision of what page to get a link from is not a PR 4 home page vs. a PR2 child page.

On the service, you always want to get a link from the highest PR page you can get (if it's real - See [seologs.com...]

But a PR4 page with 80 internal links and 50 outbound links will give you very little PR. Therefore a PR2 page with 5 internal links and no outbound links would be better.

Also, something to think about. Many of the high PR pages are blocked from being indexed by the robots.txt file so you can not get the PR.


# All other robots will spider the domain
User-agent: * # robots index everything
Disallow: /my-Link-page.html/

Jim Catanich

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[edited by: tedster at 11:00 pm (utc) on Aug. 6, 2006]


10:58 am on Jul 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for clarification. Do you know if there is a way to find out if the page, which I want to buy the link on, is excluded from indexing by google. Just to past the entire link of the site into the google? Am I right?

Thanks for reply in advance

Jim Catanich

5:15 am on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Boy does this open a complete topic of "link popularity games"

Is there a "no index, no follow, etc" in the header of the link page you are buying?

Can you trace back the linking to the home page with out meeting a JavaScript navigation link? Google does not index clientside JavaScript navigation or a programmer can make sure they don't.

Is the page blocked in the Robots.txt file?

Is the link on a cloaked page?

I did major link popularity programs for our clients (~7,500) and it was not worth the time or effort. And I will not even discuss the money. But I never considered buying a link. If Google or the other SE find out, the site is penalized and you are out your money.

I would take $29 US of it and go to a site like LinkMarket .com and start to meet other sites that want to link as well. They all will play games but you will also find really great sites (webmasters).

Remember in the Link Popularity game, a PR0 site is either new or banned. Therefore check the age of the site. If it turns out to be new, link to it. When Google indexes it and it goes thru the first two PRs, you might luck out a get a PR 5 site.

But to buy a PR 6,7,8,9. These are the Pro Game players and you will never see the PR transfer to your site.

Save your money.

And you never know, you may be talking to someone who also needs links. So always ask:

Would you link to my site?

And I would say yes. And my clients would also. They just want quality, no games sites that will be there this time next year.

Happy linking...
Jim Catanich


1:02 pm on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for good advices. I see you have experience in that kind of work. I will be very carefull with buying the link.

Thank you!


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