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Does it hurt your SEO to have a page of resource links?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dada2008, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. dada2008

    dada2008 Junior Member Premium Member

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    I want to have a page of complimentary local resources for my clients on my website, but I am concerned about having a bunch of outgoing links.

    Am I correct in assuming that would hurt my SEO? And if so, if I make the page no-index, no follow, would that solve the problem?

    Same question about a page I have that has an i-framed searchable database on it? There is no way around using it, as I need the functionality. Is it best to make that page no-index, no follow as well?

    Thanks.
     
  2. TheRealRazzy

    TheRealRazzy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Play it safe and make them nofollow/index.

    Having a bunch of outgoing links on a page will look spammy and may hurt you. But if they are nofollow it shouldn't matter.
     
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  3. Powelly

    Powelly Regular Member

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    Its a bit link farmy, so I'm sure it can't be good for your site...
     
  4. wokaka

    wokaka Senior Member

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    better to make it nofollow, that should be enough.
     
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  5. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Very simple solution:

    In your Robots.txt

    Make that page "Disallow" that page. Just Google robots.txt if your unfamiliar their are loads of guides.
     
  6. bdgbdg

    bdgbdg Junior Member

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    Best option, no doubt.
     
  7. luhasr

    luhasr Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Nofollow links will help you out in this part...
     
  8. FuryKyle

    FuryKyle Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Nofollow, noindex to be safe or as the guy above me said, edit your robots.txt file
     
  9. jimbo87

    jimbo87 Regular Member

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    You can obsfucicate the outbound links using JavaScript, this will effectively make them invisible to google and you may then use as many OBL's as you require.

    James
     
  10. Longover

    Longover Power Member

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    I haven't noticed any issues with having outgoing links on a resource page. It is actually quite natural for websites to do this. Don't over think it. I would make them relevant in at least some way.
     
  11. webmast

    webmast Regular Member

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    I don't think it would hurt your SERP. Just keep this in mind:

    - do not create a links.html page (name it something else)
    - write some text to describe every link (instead of just throwing some links)
    - link to authority sites in your niche ONLY
    - do not place too many links on the same page

    ;)
     
  12. nasirkhan0

    nasirkhan0 Newbie

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    Javascript is a good idea too