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What's the best format for backlinks?

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    charlie3 Senior Member

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    The title says it all. When creating backlinks to your site is it best to put the full domain with "http" or just "www" or just the domain name? Or does it not even matter?

    I didn't see this anywhere so if it has already been answered I apologize.
     
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    madoctopus Supreme Member

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    the URL has to start with http:// for the link to work, otherwise the browser thinks it is a relative path. For the anchor text it is best to use a keyword. If you can't use a keyword, it doesn't matter.
     
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    charlie3 Senior Member

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    Thanks! I was just curious because on checking my backlinks on various sites I would get different amounts based on the prefix to the domain, whether it was http or just www
     
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    designexon Newbie

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    I think its not a big deal to make backlink without h t t p : / / but there would be problem when you use URL without w w w And its because Search Engine considers or treat both as different and will rank and index both seperately.
     
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    I would recommend mixing up your keywords as well if you can with normal, bold and italic and also vary the keyword.

    Try not to leave to big of a footprint for google to stamp all over
     
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    you can and you should do a 301 redirect from non-www to www or the other way around. That will combine PR and let SEs know both URLs are the same page.
     
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    i think he means h t t p : / / . .. or h t t p : / / w w w ....
     
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    designexon Newbie

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    Yeah! that will increase your rank and traffic faster, only if 301 redirect is used.
     
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    chjnhnh0 Newbie

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    I think backlink with hxxp://yourdomain.com is good.
     
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    if entering your site into, for example, a profile input box, the site will automatically insert the "http://" in front of it. However, you need to choose which version you want to use, "www" or non-www. Whichever version you choose, use a 301 direct to redirect the other version to the version your chose. This way, all of your linkjuice gets transferred to the one domain and its not split. This will boost your site rankings.