Hello everyone. Need honest advice! It has to do with money and link value. This is my first post to the forum. Thanks for great info! I am a novice at best.
On my clients website, http://www.dells.com customers are charged big bucks to list their link on this site. (mostly hotels, B&B's, and waterparks. It is a tourism site. Here is a page with the link they have paid for: http://www.dells.com/b&b.html
When you click on this link, there is an ugly frame-like URL(I think its a frame, right?)= http://www.dells.com/show.php3?retur...dbreakfast.com
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Can somebody please tell me, does google even spider this long thingy? How is this type of thing seen by the search engines. Even more important, does the Hotel or customer who is paying 250 bucks for a link on this page get a page rank increase for THEIR little ole website when it is linked with such code? Is the customer paying for the link getting any ranking benefits with such a code, and is dells.com being penalized by such a code?
Any commnets? also, if anybody has a real world analyses of the situation- I would be interested. Obviosuly Dells.com is making lots of money by acquiring paid links, banners etc. My REAL question is: What is a long term strategy for gaining a PR 6 or PR 7 for Dells.com. My hunch is that it would be HELPFUL, not detrimental to remove these framing things???????
Yours, Russell Wright