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07-13-2011, 04:22 AM
I'm getting confused with the different kinds of links and what they mean such as domain links, refering links, one way links, two way links. How do I get my head around understanding these and what they mean?
Also when looking at building naturally, how many should you build in a week and how do you measure the difference of them, ie how do you know if you do 30% of something etc and what should the measurements be like if you want them to be nautral?
07-13-2011, 08:02 AM
Hi, Hantaah -
Hope some of the following definitions are helpful:
one way link - when one site links to another without the other linking back
two-way/reciprocal link - when two sites link to each other
footer link (maybe this is what was meant by domain link?) - when one site puts the link to another in its footer, effectively giving it a link from every page of the site
All links (if they are going off-site), as far as I can tell, would be "referring links", as they refer the visitor to another site.
Internal links - links to other pages of your own site
External links - links to/from pages off your own site <therefore all links (if they are going off-site), as far as I can tell, would be "referring links", as they refer the visitor to another site.>
Nofollow links - links that have the "nofollow" attribute appended to it in the HTML, which tells Google not to pass "link credit" from that link to the page it goes to.
Follow links - links that don't have that attribute, and so all potential "link credit" passes. (Although Google can decide at its own discretion exactly how much credit to give to any link - not all links on a page are created equal.)
In terms of building - just build. If it's really natural (getting people to give you links of their own volition), you probably won't go overboard. If you're going to do things like article submission or blog commenting (not the most high-quality anyway) and you think you can build tons in a week, I'd probably hold off on that. Be steady. Unfortunately there are no exact numbers here.
Follow links - lin
07-13-2011, 09:00 AM
thanks for that. Making more sense now.
Do social network links amount to anything and say you leave links on a site rank of 7 and the page rank you leave the link on is non existent do you get the benefit of the site rank or the page rank?
07-14-2011, 02:13 AM
As to whether social links count, check out this enlightening post by Rand Fishkin of SEOMoz http://www.seomoz.org/blog/facebook-twitters-influence-google-search-rankings
In regards to the strength of the link, I believe it is based on the power of the page it comes from (although the page itself gets much of its power from the site). Just a word to the wise - Google doesn't update the Pagerank listed in the toolbar very frequently, so even if it says 0, that's not necessarily an indication of the strength of the page now.
07-14-2011, 02:17 AM
There are some graphics here that may help: http://www.cyber-key.com/link-building-101-tips.html.
And in addition to the information Aviva referenced, we now know that people in your social network will see your pages much more prominently in the SERPs than they might otherwise. See: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/social-annotations-in-search-now-your-social-network-rankings.
07-14-2011, 05:35 AM
thank you both aviva b and mjtaylor