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Is authority sitewide?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by TheGateKeeper, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. TheGateKeeper

    TheGateKeeper Regular Member

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    Lets say there is a site with a lot of authority. Does it matter what page I get a backlink from on that site, will I still get the same authority boost?
     
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    Bump, no participants?
     
  3. N1CHOLAS

    N1CHOLAS Regular Member

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    The sitewide will be strongest from the homepage and then weaker from all the internals.

    Google rank PAGES, not WEBSITES.

    The value of the page is what determines the strength of the link.

    You will also have the link strength diluted because you'll be on all pages. After the first link from one IP address the following lose a bit of strength, maybe after a certain number they lose all strength, possible.
     
  4. TheGateKeeper

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    I know google ranks pages not websites, but I tought Authority was relative to your site? Since it mostly depends on how you add content and where you link to in the big picture.

    So lets say I get a link from wikipedia, does it matter on which page it is placed and what keyword I give it?

    A ******** link with the keyword "test" would help rank a page for "test", but a noFollow link only passes authority, which is why I am curious about this keyword and placement thing.
     
  5. Fathom

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    Authority gets diluted just like pagerank.

    If you get a link from dmoz that is just 1 step away from the homepage then you will gain more authority. A site that links to lower authorities on it's top level pages will not be as valuable as the authority is diluted externally. Note that dmoz only links to high authorities on its top level pages.

    The whole google ranks pages and not websites is a load of bs IMO.
    My statement is that google ranks websites, what do you think would rank better in google, a page on Wikipedia or a page on a brand new site?
     
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  6. TheGateKeeper

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    Sites like DMOZ and Wikipedia can link to whoever they want without penalty, because they are whitelisted.

    What are your toughts on keywords and noFollow links?
     
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    On the button - webPAGES are just part of the 'bigger picture' being the overall quality and autority of the website as a whole. This of course is why smaller websites are struggling since they cannot generate the authority with a site link network of just a few urls. There are exceptions to this though, fresh pages and emd's can rank as a page on their own standing in the early days, but come a few months of maturity they will slip unless your overal website doesn't evolve....that is depending upon the level of competition you are in - all that said, there are so many variables in this game its just crazy to fortell events :eek:
     
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    Any proof that EMD's outrank authority sites? A page on an authority site will always outrank a new EMD with fresh content. The only advantage you can do to the EMD is build links but the authority site only has to do the same thing.

    What variables do you need to know that you are not sure about?
     
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    Answering specifically to OPs question. Yes it does. So go for the best deal. If you get only a page link, check the PR and backlink portfolio for that particular page.