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Does changing links on post affects rankings ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by AmateRasu, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. AmateRasu

    AmateRasu Power Member

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    Well I have a website which is ranking good on serps . I have decided to put a Button so that when the user clicks the button he will be able to download the file. However I want to keep changing the link of the button. Will it hurt my site if I keep on changing the links of the button ?
     
  2. royserpa

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    Outbound links dont affect serps that much with what ive seen so far.
     
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    mak3r Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Outbound links can hurt, if your page is ranking well, and then you insert ton of spammy/affiliate (or paid ones to gambling/viagra sites) links it can hurt you rankings

    If you just want to add a link to a file that won't change anything
     
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  4. AmateRasu

    AmateRasu Power Member

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    I guess google won't be able to track where the link is going because the will will be shortened by bitly :)
     
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    google will easily track the link destination
     
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    Install this plugin if you're paranoid about outbound link structure.

    Code:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/gocodes/
    
    You can create an external link like yoursite.com/download and change the destination url to whatever you want without breaking the link structure.
     
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  7. SEO Power

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    Doing that won't affect your site SEO-wise. But if you are still worried, you can install a 301 redirection plugin and redirect a url on your site to the download link. Then whenever you want to change the download link, edit the plugin settings and change where the url redirects to.
     
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    From my experience I don't think it affects the SERPs either, but what SEO Power mentioned is a good idea.
     
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    Depends on the link really, there could be a very slim chance it will affect your rankings but even it doesn't it probably wouldn't be by much.
     
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