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Will the link count if you use tinyURL linking to your site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by smolodoys, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. smolodoys

    smolodoys Regular Member

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    Will the link count if you use tinyURL or link shortener linking to your site? I'm having hard time linking from my inner pages of my sites to my actual domain and was wondering if I use tinyURl or link shortener will it pass all the value to it? Thank you!
     
  2. WebTech

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    Yes it will. 301 and 302 redirects are fine.
    Check other threads here about this or use the 301 redirec checker tools to test your short link. (google "301 redirect tester" "301 redirect checker"
    It immediately identifies the three main types of redirections : 301 redirect, 302 redirect or HTML redirect (meta refresh).
     
  3. Satan Claus

    Satan Claus Regular Member Premium Member

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    gringo:~# telnet tinyuridotcom 80
    Trying 195.66.135.139...
    Connected to tinyuridotcom.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    GET /7567 HTTP/1.1
    Host: ************************

    HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
    Location: theurlthatimaynotposthere
    X-tiny: cache 0.000844955444336
    Content-type: text/html
    Content-Length: 0
    Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2010 01:44:47 GMT
    Server: TinyURL/1.6

    301's pass juice. It's rumoured redirects pass about ~ 1/4th of the linkjuice.
     
  4. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

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    I've always heard 301's are better than 302's when it comes to SEO, and link shorteners vary in which type they use. IMHO is definitely something to consider when looking at a particular link shortener.
     
  5. goawayplease

    goawayplease Regular Member

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    You have to make sure the URL Shorten-er tosses a 301 Redirect Header to ensure proper passing of Link Popularity.

    Alot of the more popular ones already do that, so you should be okay.