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If I add ?referer=XY prefix to my post page - will the main page get the PR from bcklink?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by huawei, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. huawei

    huawei Registered Member

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    Hey folks!
    Just wondering, if let's say I have a page:

    mysite.com/mypost

    and if I leave a backlink to this page on a High PR site in the following format:

    mysite.com/mypost?referer=XY (?referer=XY thing is just for my stats script)

    will the page mysite.com/mypost itself get the proper PR boost?

    Is mysite.com/mypost?referer=XY the same as mysite.com/mypost in eyes of Google?

    The purpose of it is just I want to keep track of stats from the links of this format only.

    Please any suggestions are welcome.
    Thank you!
     
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  2. fung1990

    fung1990 Power Member

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    i think it will be credited for it.
     
  3. Autumn

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    As a general rule if the content is the same on the version with the query string and on the version without, G will see the pages as the same URL and it will be credited as a link. However G still struggles with complex and especially multiple query string situations, so as a rule it's better to leave them off entirely and to rewrite the url with htaccess if you have to use query strings at all.

    If you want to track traffic, just look at the referring urls in your logs. If you're serving different content using the referrer, just do it dynamically (eg. by checking $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'] in PHP). Even in 2011, I would still avoid serving up query strings as much as possible.
     
  4. huawei

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    You see, I have a Product which I sell and I'm doing reputation management now.
    I mean I keep track all the posts through Google Alerts which mention my product name. Like "Is My Product Name scam?" . When I see this kind of posts I go there and describe all the benefits of my product telling them that it's not a scam and I put a link to one of my articles like:

    mysite.com/mypost?referer=repuXX

    where repu prefix means that if someone clicks this link my stats system will see that someone clicked a link which is from Reputation management strategy and not just a backlink someone left. I hope I described the purpose of it right now?

    Or maybe there is a different method I could use to keep track the clicks ONLY from My Reputation Management Activity?

    To sum it up as I see there are 2 ways I need to choose from:

    1. Will the URL:

    mysite.com/mypost?referer=repuXX

    receive the same link juice from any backlink as if I was linking to the URL:

    mysite.com/mypost

    2. If I will leave a backlink to the URL:

    mysite.com/rep/mypost

    which automatically redirects to

    mysite.com/mypost

    - will this redirected link pass the Link Juice?