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When You're In Control of How Someone Links To You

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by JigJig, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. JigJig

    JigJig Regular Member

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    ...How many backlinks do you get? Say you have a blogger that is willing to link to your site in a post. You want to get the most out of this opportunity. You're working with, say, an ecommerce store, and you have a lot of product pages that you want to list for different terms.

    You wouldn't get 15 backlinks in the blog post, because that isn't effective, right?

    I'd tend to go for 2-3, but I have no reason to support this. What is most effective? Is it best to just get 1 link for your most competitive term? Or spread the "link juice" out between multiple links?

    And how much does the link juice diminish when spread out among multiple links?
     
  2. kalatopi

    kalatopi Newbie

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    Remember that each page has a fixed amount of link juice it can give your pages. If it has only one link on it, you get 100%, if it links to five of your pages, each of them gets 20% link juice. You could ask for 100 links if you are happy for them to be worth only 1%.

    People who get directory links usually get a fraction of the page's already low quota of link juice (because Google deprecates such directories).
     
  3. JigJig

    JigJig Regular Member

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    I think that depending on the number of keywords you are going for, 3 is the maximum number of links you'd wanna get.
     
  4. ravenrip

    ravenrip Guest

    too many links in the blogroll to th same site would be overkill imho :) I go with what Jig Jig said.