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2 links on same page /w different anchor text pointing to same site

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dizen, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. dizen

    dizen Regular Member

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    How do Google see this :

    2 links on same page /w different anchor text pointing to the same site, in this case links are on user profile pages

    <a href="http://www.widget.com">green widget</a>
    <a href="http://www.widget.com">red widget</a>

    Will my site rank for both green widget and red widget ?

    Thanks
     
  2. Kid Shaleen

    Kid Shaleen Regular Member

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    My understanding is that it will.

    Things like that happen all the time on, e.g., academic sites. Some paper will be published. Footnote 7 points to academicmag.com and so do footnotes 19, 84, and 107.

    If google or anyone else chopped those references academia would get a whole new search engine.
     
  3. Dangazzm

    Dangazzm Regular Member

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    Yes it will, link juice is thought to be spread throughout links. So if you have 2 links on a page pointing to another page both will give 50% of their juice away. If there was only 1, however it would get the full effect.

    I doubt this is a science to it but still I think it gives you a good concept of how it works.
     
  4. peter2002

    peter2002 Senior Member

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    If you want to do this I'd take advantage of deep linking. One link pointing to your home page and one link pointing to an inner page.
     
  5. Abstroose

    Abstroose Elite Member

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    I do just that ^ One link to homepage, and a second to a category page.
     
  6. niksanyl

    niksanyl Registered Member

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    FWIW . . . According to Dan Thies and Leslie Rohde. . . .

    There is such a thing at Google as "first link priority". According to their testing, the 2nd link is ignored.
     
  7. Nick Flame

    Nick Flame Executive VIP Premium Member

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    the first link gets WAY WAY MORE link juice than the second one.

    The second one was believed to be ignored for a long time, but research showed that it actually receives some link juice, very little though.
     
  8. niksanyl

    niksanyl Registered Member

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    Yes. Ignored was probably the wrong choice of words. Given the option, you'd be much better off linking to two different pages.
     
  9. letusgo

    letusgo Junior Member

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    This question is very interesting!!
    Every so-called guru has different opinion.
    Here is Bill Slawski's
    HTML:
    http://www.seobythesea.com/?p=2929#comment-208633
    However, I agree to peter2002, niksanyl and Abstroose, that is best practice in my opinion