Which is better seo wise? Setting URL parameter options in webmasters tools

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by inamon, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. inamon

    inamon Regular Member

    Aug 10, 2010
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    With respect to all fellow blackhatters..

    Can anyone lighten me up with this..
    I am using affiliate marketing for a website.
    There are users who very often link to the site using their referral links.

    For example. If the website url is http://example.com
    Users referral link can be http://example.com/?ref=123
    All pages with parameter "ref" in url presents same content, same page.

    Now, while looking at webmasters tools, I noticed Google found hundreds of backlinks pointing towards urls containing parameter "ref" with different value.

    To clarify..
    Google found 1000 backlinks pointing to http://example.com
    200 backlinks pointing to http://example.com/?ref=123
    100 backlinks pointing to http://example.com/?ref=1234
    50 backlinks pointing to http://example.com/?ref=12345

    Now, inside Google webmasters tools, should I say "this parameter doesnt change content" to let Google know these urls are actually the same page?
    Or Does Google attribute total seo value to the basic url (http://example.com)
    Or SEO juice is split among those hundreds of urls with different values for the parameter?

    Hope i could make myself clear..

    Best regards.
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
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