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Do shortened links count

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by SEOEmpire, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. SEOEmpire

    SEOEmpire Registered Member

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    Will google also check shortened links like tinyurl and therefore count that as a backlink to your site?
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Check the shortener's /robots.txt file. If it's not there, then yes, it's usually just a redirect so the link will be worth near zero, but any links pointing to the redirect will count as usual.
     
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    Some URL shorteeners like goo. gl , ow. ly uses 301 redirection so basically you get most of the link juice.
     
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    embossitworld Power Member Premium Member

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    i am not sure but i think so google check shortened links like tinyurl thank you:)
     
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    most of them using 301 redirect and transfers most of the juice.
     
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    I've got a bunch of bit.ly links in my backlink profiles on ahrefs so they seem to count. Try pasting them into google and seeing what comes up.