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A reference to another webpage that the user can follow (click on) to access that document.

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All the experiments that I have seen done do indicate that only the first link on pageA to pageB passes Pagerank and anchor text. Subsequent links from pageA to pageB don't pass pagerank or anchor … text. If either link from pageA to pageB has a nofollow, then Google treats all the links from pageA to pageB as if they have a nofollow. There is no exception for navigation links. If the first …
answered Dec 17 '13 by Stephen Ostermiller
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It is not that suspicious alone. I own a currency conversion website that commonly gets links on every page of sites that use it to convert prices. When site-wide links are combined with other … spam indicators, then it could become a problem. keyword rich anchor text hidden text on low quality pages among other links that are clearly bought …
answered Mar 6 '13 by Stephen Ostermiller
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Simon is correct that links to the current page are common. They don't cause any SEO problems that I am aware of. However, they are usually bad for user experience. Users expect clicking on a … link to take them somewhere. Most users don't expect clicking on links to refresh the page. I tend to make menus like: <b>Home</b> <a href=page1.html>Page 1</a> <a href=page2.html>Page 2</a …
answered Nov 4 '16 by Stephen Ostermiller
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You appear to be using "search within results" to power a site search of your own site. The Google approved way to do that is to use a Google Custom Search Engine. Custom Search allows you to cr …
answered Jan 20 '14 by Stephen Ostermiller
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Mike is correct that there may be better ways to organize your links from the perspective of users. However, from a PageRank perspective, duplicate links are not an issue. Google only passes PageRank to the first of the duplicated links. …
answered Mar 20 '15 by Stephen Ostermiller
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You should use a link redirect script for any of the following: You want to track the clicks in your server logs Search engines don't want to see the links because they are paid You don't want the … the links not pass Pagerank. Link redirector scripts are not the only method that can be used in this case. using rel=nofollow on the links prevents pagerank passing and clicks can be tracked using …
answered Apr 18 '17 by Stephen Ostermiller
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of the links has a rel nofollow on it, then Google treats all the duplicate links as if they were nofollowed. (Why should they trust any if you say they can't trust one?) So don't try to use … nofollow to tell Google which of the duplicate links it should pay attention to. Adding a different anchor to each link (#anchor) causes the duplicate links to be de-duplicated and Google passes PageRank …
answered Oct 16 '14 by Stephen Ostermiller
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There is an accepted usage of anchor tags without href attributes: Named anchors such as: <a name=sectionA>Section A</a> Search engines are fine with that, so they should be fine with your a tag wi …
answered Dec 15 '14 by Stephen Ostermiller
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Use a redirector that is blocked in robots.txt. Instead of linking to http://example.com, link to /redirect?id=1 which does a database lookup based on the ID to get the URL and then issues a redir …
answered Mar 28 '17 by Stephen Ostermiller
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Rather than build pages around currencies, build pages for users from different countries. See: How should I structure my URLs for both SEO and localization? Google allows sites with substantially t …
answered Jan 12 '14 by Stephen Ostermiller
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plan your post development - and add relative links as the last step before publishing. http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2010/07/anchor-links-and-post-editor-compose.html We reported this, 4 years ago. Blogger Engineering prefers alternate solutions, apparently. …
answered Jan 17 '15 by Stephen Ostermiller
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If that link were in a web page it would be a relative link. If it were on http://somesite.com it would refer to http://somesite.com/www.example.com -- broken link. In many email clients, links … like this may work because the links are opened in a browser and the browser has no context to make the link relative. Its unclear whether links like that would work with web mail clients (maybe some of …
answered Jul 1 '13 by Stephen Ostermiller
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If you link directly then: You will pass pagerank to other sites (although you could nofollow the links to prevent that) Googlebot will see that you link to other sites which can be a positive … quality indicator You won't know when users click the links (although you could add javascript onclick tracking to the links if you needed to) If you link through a redirect: You will pass pagerank …
answered Sep 6 '13 by Stephen Ostermiller
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Google certainly does ignore links conditionally. There are at least three reasons why Google may be ignoring these links: The domain changed registration. Google watches domain expirations and … whois data. Google may choose to ignore old links when a domain expires and is not re-registered by the same person. The redirects go to a 404 or a "soft 404". Google ignores links and redirects …
answered May 2 '17 by Stephen Ostermiller
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Here is a visualization of the number of links on the homepages of top 98 webpages. Very few have less than 100, and many have 500 or more. Google used to recommend that any page have no more than … 100 links per page. However, they removed the "100 links per page" from the webmaster guidelines some time ago. Matt Cutts released a video where he says that the limits for page size and number of …
answered May 13 '15 by Stephen Ostermiller

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