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Does Linking to a search result help?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by englandrm, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. englandrm

    englandrm Senior Member

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    A client sent me the site of a competitor and I was going through their code, and saw a link to a search result.

    For ex. The keyword is "dogs"

    They had "dogs" in their text linked to the Google Search Result for "dogs"


    I've never heard of, or seen this method before; anyone have some insight?
     
  2. JB2003

    JB2003 Registered Member

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    Never heard of this, sounds like an auto link-generating script went haywire.
     
  3. englandrm

    englandrm Senior Member

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    This site had near perfect On Page SEO on it though. I wouldn't have changed a thing (except we were going after slightly different keywords).

    So that's why I'm thinking it was on purpose.
     
  4. JMercier

    JMercier Junior Member

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    I have seen some sites doing similar to this (linking to google search results with the keyword they want to rank for).

    Would be interesting to hear some more thoughts about this strategy.
     
  5. Nookie Monster

    Nookie Monster Senior Member

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    Wondering how an out bound link like this could help. Aw fuck it..... I'm gonna try it on for size and see what happens. :)
     
  6. Whitegold

    Whitegold Junior Member

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    This type of link does very little in the eyes of google itself apart from seeing it is linking back to an authority . .as soon as google sees itself being led back to its own search result . .it drops the link and does nothing further with it ...

    However, other search engines may well follow the link .. but more than anything it is an ideal way to 'show off' to your clients just how good you are .. giving them that feel good factor and possibly enough confidence to push some money making buttons ...

    It's more of a gimmick than a genuine SEO solution...
     
  7. oliva999

    oliva999 Power Member

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    I guess Seo search terms tagging plugin creates this type of pages and a lot of them are getting indexed
     
  8. Drink More Tea

    Drink More Tea Regular Member

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    It lets you know which exact keywords your competitors are targeting.
     
  9. ayoor

    ayoor Newbie

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    i think it's a script do that