On your main page, perhaps, hundreds won't change much. But, in your deep pages where you might only get three or four visitors per day from a phrase, a few links can make the difference. Never turn down a good link.
Never turn down a good link! Mafiamaster said so!
And I agree!
But it seems so many webmasters do not agree.
I give away free links, paid links at low cost, etc.
And most webmasters turn this down!
OH, your site is not page rank 4, why should I have my link there, even if it is free.
That's probably because a lot of people think a link from a low quality site might have a negative effect on their site, maybe that the link might be counted as spammy. I'm not absolutely sure this isn't true, but what if an owner of a "low quality" site organically links to your site (not as a free link give away or a paid link)? Then that too would have to count as negative? Doesn't really make a lot of sense.
Age old argument. Bad site links to good site. Does google screw around with the good site?
One time, I think Matt Cutts said that google search takes in account the possiblity of links from bad sites/spammy sites to a good site and discounts them.
No, what it boils down to is this: too many webmasters have bought into the whole page rank and will not advertise or have their link (paid or free) on any site or page that does not have page rank.
Traffic be damned!
Think of all the links sold on a page rank site that come next page rank update, are now on a low to no page rank site!
Building deeplinks is great, but when the products don't sell anymore for whatever reasons (manufacturers don't make the products, people don't buy the products anymore, etc) the links are lost, time consuming is lost.
After learning the lessons the hard way, I am chosing only the platforms providing flexibilities so I can edit and update or replace the deeplinks.
Yes you are right, never turn down a good link
The deep linking should help Google recognize that you are the original source.
For some of the older pages that have been heavily copied and have a grayed-out toolbar, try rewriting a few of the articles and deep linking as soon as you post.
Natural Elements (27 April, 2011)
The old page heavily copied are not found anymore because Google de-indexed the infrigments automatically, which seems to be a great thing.For some of the older pages that have been heavily copied and have a grayed-out toolbar, try rewriting a few of the articles and deep linking as soon as you post.
We always use 301 permanent redirects in our htaccess file, we use a special compatible module url rewriter for Microsoft IIS so we don't do that in the IIs console.The links won't be totally lost. You can use a permanent 301 redirect to your homepage from the IIS console.
I am very surprise that many webmasters do not check their links and update the 301. That's pretty easy if you use the little software Xenu's Link Sleuth.
My opinion on low quality sites is this...If it's low quality, fine, don't get it. But, no PR doesn't mean low quality. I remember a few times seeing iowadawg offering free links and I forgot to PM him. My fault...But, I checked his sites out and just because they didn't have PR didn't mean they were low quality. What happens when he builds the site up over the next three years? That permanent link is still there, I'm still getting traffic from it and maybe at that point, it's got PR. Unless it's a porn site, gambling site or one of those dumb pharmacy sites, getting a link from a site will always help. Don't pay for it, but if it is free and you don't have to do any work, why not?
iowadawg (28 April, 2011)
If I found sites with no PR but very relevant to my website pages, of course I will try to get backlinks.
Speaking of which, the last Panda Google update IMO was based on ranking by authority rather than relevancy. This explain why I have much more visitors and less customers.
Now my question is: Do you think Google switched the relevancy to their Adwords system instead of the organic search?
bogart (28 April, 2011)
The trend is that Google increasing the value on some or all of these factors:
Relevant inbound links (think Hilltop)
Traffic Rank based on data from the toolbar, chrome, bounce rate
Traffic quality based on ips i.e. business ips,ip location, marketing data associated with ip. Traffic from Greenwich CT and Greenwich Village would be more valuable than lower income zip codes.