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Linkfarms are bad, right? What if it's an .edu linkfarm?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by mollah, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    A few questions:

    I have heard a few things regarding links:

    1. Pages with more than a specific number of links on a single page (I've heard this number is between 25-50) are considered "link farms" and any page that it links to is penalized by Google.

    2. ^ the above is true, but Google doesn't penalize for this because otherwise people could submit their competition to linkfarms

    3. ^ the above is true but you only get penalized if YOU link to the linkfarm (Google only penalizes a site for what it can control, and a site can control its outbound links)

    Assuming #1 is true, what if the page has 100s of links, but it is a .edu site? Is it a linkfarm? Or is it a super powerful link cuz it's a .edu?

    I'm talking to a professor at a college who wants to link to my site on his "links" page, but his "links" page already has 100s of links on it and I don't want to be penalized for getting a link.

    On the other hand, I've heard that links from .edu sites are super powerful, so... what should I do?
     
  2. Rudyzplace

    Rudyzplace Regular Member

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    you wont get penalized, you can go for the .edu link.
     
  3. Given

    Given Regular Member

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    Go for it but a site with 100's of outbound links will have almost no juice left..
     
  4. Rudyzplace

    Rudyzplace Regular Member

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  5. rob19028

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    I say take the link. I think a .edu link is worth it even if prof is linking to 100 people. Even better if he is going to let you choose the anchor text.
     
  6. mollah

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    K. Yeah he let me pick the anchor text :D