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external link - what does this code mean?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by aussiejack, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    I want to buy an article from a big niche related website.

    I see that all their external link have this code:
    Code:
    <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a href="http://www.website.com/page" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.website.com/page', 'www.website.com/page']);" style="color: #0000ff;"  target="_blank">www.website.com/page</a></strong></span></li>
    I never saw this
    Code:
    onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article',
    before. Does that mean that the backlink is "masked" somehow and does not count?

    Or is this no problem?
     
  2. andrewmp

    andrewmp Registered Member

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    The link is ok, that is code to track events such as clicks in G Analytics
     
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  3. arun001

    arun001 Newbie

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    I not get that ..
     
  4. blackbeans

    blackbeans Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I don't think it would harm you.

    I don't think it's a cloaking code.

    From the looks of it, it looks like a typical tracking code.

    So don't worry about it.

    Instead I would focus more on the quality of the content of that page.

    Also, I would focus more on how tightly the content of that backlink's page and your target page's content fits.

    The key here is to get as tight of a fit going as possible.

    It's all about quality, bro.
     
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  5. accelerator_dd

    accelerator_dd Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Looks like goal (event) tracking. But the href part is there so googlebot will count it as any other link.
     
  6. CallmeReaz

    CallmeReaz Junior Member

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    It's tracking outbound clicks for analytic purposes, just as Andrew said.

    It's not masking anything, you'll be fine and the link will pass juice.