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Link Masking for SEO Purposes

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by GWM3rd, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. GWM3rd

    GWM3rd Newbie

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    I am a noob, please go easy on me.

    I have 2 questions:
    1. Is there any way to block Link Juice from going to a page without using "nofollow"? I am using WordPress, and it needs to be fairly straightforward. I have a lead form/conversion page (among other pages), and I don't want to waste link juice on it. There will be a link to it from nearly every page, and it's a total waste

    2. Does link masking serve any SEO purpose (other than masking affiliate links)? I am talking about the SEO Ultimate link mask generator, and the like. You create a directory /go. Block the pages in the /go directory via robots.txt. Tag the pages in the /go directory "noindex". Instead of linking to /example, you link to /go/example, and this 301 redirects to /example.

    Does this keep Link Juice from flowing to the page, or is it a waste of time?
     
  2. danailo

    danailo Senior Member

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    Let link juice alone. You will do more harm than good playing with it. If you have more than 100 pages just use nofollow.
     
  3. #000000hat

    #000000hat Newbie

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    Using nofollow will do everything you mentioned without risking Google penalizing your site.

    There is a lot of risk and not a lot of reward by using link masking to do pr sculpting.
     
  4. masterjani

    masterjani Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    What is the problem with that. It is just increasing the internal links as well as user experience. Just leave as it is.
     
  5. twistedtrick

    twistedtrick Power Member

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    I would prefer to block via .htaccess rather than robots.txt (one forces, the other gives the option!)
     
  6. Untouchable

    Untouchable Supreme Member

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    You should just use no follow. I doubt there is a better way than that.
    There are tons of WP plugins that can do what you are looking for.