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Outbound links to authority sites boosting SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by BallsLikePlanets, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. BallsLikePlanets

    BallsLikePlanets Registered Member

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    I heard that putting outbound links to authority sites such as relevant wikipedia links / youtube videos on your pages could boost SEO.

    Is there any truth to this?
    Do you do it? If so how frequently?
     
  2. h3llr8zr

    h3llr8zr Registered Member

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    I am in this interested too
     
  3. sunny_clicks

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    Out bound links from your site to any authority site either high or low doesn't directly affect your SEO as such. However it does provide enhanced credibility to your content and thus helps in gaining reader's trust and thus can be considered as a good practice. However don't over do it. Maintain a proper balance between IBL and OBL and make sure to mark most of your OBLs as no follows so as not to loose too much of your page's "link-juice".
    Cheers!
     
  4. danno

    danno Junior Member

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    Yes it can boost SEO. Not a massive amount, but it does help. When I first read about this I added links to authority sites to one of my existing sites and it actually increased the rank slightly.
     
  5. HeadOfSeo

    HeadOfSeo Regular Member

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    Yes it will keep your reader interested to your page and they will return to page because there is many information and visitor like to know more relevant information,Obviously Google love it.
     
  6. Jesse Custer

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    Depends. What is your website about? Is it an IM website? If so, the primary purpose is to get your traffic over to whomever pays you money. If you link to an Authority site straight away, they might not come back.

    Having said that, I alway like to link statistics to some unintelligible report or other....
     
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    NO it doesnt .

    whoever told you it does has no clue , it might help with the user engagement but in no way with SEO rankings
     
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  8. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    This is a tricky question to answer.

    Will linking to authority sites help you in the long run? Yes

    Is it worth it to link out the other domains on your main pages with a lot of link juice? NO!

    If you want to link out to other websites to help your overall website credibility make some little 300 word post and link out there.

    Do not do it on your pages you are trying to rank. The less OBL the better.
     
  9. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    No, it doesn't. This is some stupid rumor from like 2005. Holy crap that's an old myth.
     
  10. LeanLow

    LeanLow Senior Member

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    I had exactly the same opinion until I started testing...
     
  11. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    So in your test linking to other sites increased your rankings?

    Even if it did increase your rankings I don't see how it would out-weigh the amount of link juice lost.

    But you never know, google says if you make links nofollow you still lose the link juice from the obl but when I changed over 10+ links to nofollow 5 days later I seen a bunch of green arrows in serpbook with no other SEO done.
     
  12. mantic0re

    mantic0re Junior Member

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    Actually outbound links to relevant content DOES affect your rankings positively. Of course you cannot rank by just adding these outbound links but it does help.
     
  13. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Is OP asking if your money site linking to an authority site helps....

    Or is he asking if adding a second link to an authority site to the content of your T1/T3/etc helps?
     
  14. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    I think hes talking about linking from the money site.
     
  15. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Oh.. well... Outgoing links bleed juice. Unless something has changed fairly recently the book on on site SEO is to avoid these.
     
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  16. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    Wow more bad info from bhw. Surprise surprise.

    We need to set up a competition of "who can give the worst advice" and have bhw and wf members duke it out.
     
  17. jackteam

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    Ok. If you know the perfect answer you can put here and try to avoid blame others because they are trying to put some related answer it will help others.
     
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    homenet Power Member

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    Instead of just saying that they are wrong, why don't you show some evidence to support your statement?
     
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    Yes. He blamed total BHW members answer. Hello archon10 what did you find the wrong from our answer?
     
  20. tomarm

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    The only positive benefit in SEO linking out to authorities will give is increasing your trust flow. For those who don't know what Tf is it's "Trust Flow is a number predicting how trustworthy a page is based on how trustworthy sites tend to link to trustworthy neighbours.".

    So it you manage to gain a high trust flow on your site the SEO benefits I feel would be that you will get more web masters after links from your website. Where you can achieve premium quality guest posts on your website easier.