OBL definition

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by cooooookies, May 24, 2013.

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OBL definition, assuming you are on domain.com/page1

  1. all links not pointing to domain.com/page1

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  2. all links not pointing to domain.com or a subdomain

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  3. all links not pointing to domain.com

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  1. cooooookies

    cooooookies Senior Member

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    I see different definitions of an OBL. What is for you an outbound/external link, given you are currently on domain.com/page1

    1. all links not pointing to domain.com/page1.
    OBL sample: domain.com/page2
    2. all links not pointing to domain.com or a subdomains
    OBL sample: otherdomain.com/whateverpage
    3. all links not pointing to domain.com.
    OBL sample: sub.domain.com/whateverpage or otherdomain.com/whateverpage

    I thought until now that #3 is the definition of an OBL, but now I am not so sure anymore.
     
  2. proweb

    proweb Regular Member

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    An external link is any link that points to any domain other than the source domain.

    TLDR #3
     
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    jascoken Senior Member

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    An OBL is just that; any link that is outbound from that page...

    ...but most SEOs would use the term to mean an external 'do-follow' OBL, which is a link to a separate domain.
     
  4. FuryKyle

    FuryKyle Elite Member

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    It's been generally to mean #3, and even in cases where OBL encompasses #1 and #2, it would probably be clearly mentioned (e.g. in a guide, article, etc).
     
  5. Glassy

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    Yes, it means linking to another domain that isn't the domain that the link is coming from.
     
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    sn0rt Elite Member

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    OBL: Out-bound Links.

    How many more definitions do you need?