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I have a service similar to the URL shortening service bit.ly. The link generation method is similar but the site is not. A user uses my site just like the mentioned bit.ly, but I offer a different kind of service for which I want to rank (on Google) for.

If I were to generate links such as: mysite.com/my-keywords/1Asdf34 would it be considered spammy or black hat?

The same for bit.ly would be: bit.ly/url-shortening-services/3k1dS4sd For bit.ly it would defeat the purpose, but URL length in my case does not have to be short.

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marked as duplicate by John Conde Nov 14 '13 at 19:45

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Would these URLs that you are generating have content directly on the URL, or would they redirect to some other site (like bit.ly)? – Stephen Ostermiller Nov 13 '13 at 16:54
This is a very similar question to webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/48595/… – Stephen Ostermiller Nov 13 '13 at 16:58

IIRC when using a 301 this would have little effect for your site as you are passing the ranking to the page you are linking to. The amount of PageRank that dissipates through a 301 is currently identical to the amount of PageRank that dissipates through a link. Search Engine Land

I am unsure about a 302, but Moz states that you pass 0% link juice to the site on the end, but I don't know whether this dissipates or is conferred to the location http://mysite.com/my-keywords/1Asdf34.

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Ok, i'm not really sure how does a redirect relate to what i'm asking / generating links to my site. – JJ_Jason Nov 13 '13 at 1:18
@JJ_Jason you said your service is used like bit.ly: bit.ly redirects links. – Daniël W. Crompton Nov 13 '13 at 9:28
My link generation method is similar. There is no redirect, it's a direct link to my site. – JJ_Jason Nov 13 '13 at 17:34
I see, I'll revise me answer in a bit. – Daniël W. Crompton Nov 14 '13 at 10:21

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