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    Question Effect of poor inbound links

    Hello guys,

    Do you think getting a inbound link from a poor page such as having PR 0 does ANY good???

    is it woth spending time to get those?

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    Yes. They still pass some PR even though it is almost nothing plus you still have the anchor text for that link. Plus having low PR doesn't make a page poor. A low PR page can rank well and a link from it would be very valuable.

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    Think further than PR. What about potential traffic? As a (ok, contrived) example, think of how much traffic Mook Jon got for his blog from the thread he startedhere. Those are low PR pages, but the traffic they generated was worth getting.

    Maybe a bad example.

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    Is still passes PR, every littl ebit counts.
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    Don't worry so much about whether a page is passing PR or not. Get links that will deliver you traffic directly. Google will love you if you use that as your strategy.
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    Every link give some value.

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    Nope, not true.
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    And it's PR may increase in the future...

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    Quote Originally Posted by petertdavis
    Nope, not true.
    You should explain your answer.

    I think that every link is usefull.
    It will give you some traffic or some vote.
    Maybe links from signatures, or from FFA sites are not some much valuable, but they give you anchor and some little little value for sure.

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    Some links can hurt you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petertdavis
    Some links can hurt you.
    Yeah, but not because they come from sites with PR 0.

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    The simple fact is no "single" inbound link can hurt you except those which are obviously purchased for PR and some times sitewide links. Google and all other search engines know that sometimes a webmaster has no control over who links to them and does not punish them for this.

    The thing you have to watch out for is who YOU link to as you have compete control over this and search engines will penalize you for linking to a bad site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petertdavis
    Don't worry so much about whether a page is passing PR or not. Get links that will deliver you traffic directly. Google will love you if you use that as your strategy.
    And if the PR is 0 and not going to get you any traffic but is related to your sites content go ahead for the link as relevancy also matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petertdavis
    Some links can hurt you.
    Really? I didn't think that was the case. Otherwise why don't people sabotage their competitors sites? Outbound links can, but I didn't think inbound links could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minnseoelite
    The simple fact is no "single" inbound link can hurt you except those which are obviously purchased for PR and some times sitewide links.
    Is this really true for sitewide links?

    So let's say I make some web site that does something. Then at the bottom I put a copyright notice, or something along the lines of "Brought to you by Blah Blah Company" and link that to my company site.

    Does anyone have any experience that this actually hurts you?

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    I do that all the time. Every site I design has "Site designed by Eye for Design" at the bottom of each page, linking back to me and I haven't noticed anything detrimental as a result.

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    Ok if you look closely I said "sometimes a sitewide link can hurt your site" this was one of the most commonly discussed topics during the "Jagger" update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAWK
    Really? I didn't think that was the case. Otherwise why don't people sabotage their competitors sites? Outbound links can, but I didn't think inbound links could.
    It's more like, search engines can penalize link power of paid links, but they don't penalize the site directly. They just try to make paid links ineffective.

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    Isn't there a penalty given to a site that links to a non-relevant site/page? Isn't this why no one should use reciprocal linking farms? Consider a one-way inbound link from a non-relevant site, using the url of the site as the link text. I thought that this inbound link (besides passing a small pr value) had little value to the site that was getting the link (when we talk about ranking results).

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    Quote Originally Posted by petertdavis
    Some links can hurt you.
    do you think any inward link can harm

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    Quote Originally Posted by deep_3657
    do you think any inward link can harm
    no, not links. Though malicious use of 302 redirects can harm a site (302 hijack).

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    Quote Originally Posted by linkin99
    Isn't there a penalty given to a site that links to a non-relevant site/page? Isn't this why no one should use reciprocal linking farms? Consider a one-way inbound link from a non-relevant site, using the url of the site as the link text. I thought that this inbound link (besides passing a small pr value) had little value to the site that was getting the link (when we talk about ranking results).
    If you link to link farms or other sites that google dislikes you are putting yourself in a bad link neighbourhood, wich will result in penalty.


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