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    Would you sell link on OLD blog posts or prefer to sell only on NEW posts?

    Would you sell link on a OLD blog posts or prefer to sell only on NEW posts? Just want to know everyone's opinion here.

    IMHO, selling link on an old post would be very risky since it would take a simple diff. between two pages (for G or any other SE) to find out that a new link was added there.

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    This brings up the larger posts-vs-pages discussion.

    I edit links on pages all of the time. Why? because old web pages die and new web pages appear.

    Consider the links on my Immigration page. Would Google see the addition of a new link to this page as a spam indicator?

    What about DMOZ pages? They add links to existing pages all of the time.

    What about links in dynamic portions of a page? Every page on The Tech FAQ is updated with a new link every time I make a post to the blog.

    And how does Google determine what is a "page" and what is a "post"? We're not all running WordPress, there really is no firm differentiator between a post and a page.

    What do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by geekology View Post
    Would you sell link on a OLD blog posts or prefer to sell only on NEW posts? Just want to know everyone's opinion here.

    IMHO, selling link on an old post would be very risky since it would take a simple diff. between two pages (for G or any other SE) to find out that a new link was added there.
    I would have thought that older pages or posts would have age on their side and make them worth more to anyone who gets a link from them, whereas a new page or post may not get any traffic and will be unlikely to have any link juice to pass on.

    Of course it all depends on the quality of the content, which IMHO is a better indicator of the worth than age. Better quality pages will attract more traffic and links of their own.

    Buyers however are often influenced by the need to be on the frontpage for a few days because on most blogs this is where the highest PR is, and they mistakenly believe this will benefit them, frankly I think buyers need to be more awake to the long term value of a link than it's short term impact. A good quality older post will outperform a newer post in the long run.

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    I myself like links on pages rather than posts. I also think that old posts have some sort of "weight" due to age. Pages afterall have links to them from every single blog page, so I figure that there is a lot more power on those and just like with post links, they are contextual and therefor seem natural.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    This brings up the larger posts-vs-pages discussion.

    I edit links on pages all of the time. Why? because old web pages die and new web pages appear.

    Consider the links on my Immigration page. Would Google see the addition of a new link to this page as a spam indicator?

    What about DMOZ pages? They add links to existing pages all of the time.

    What about links in dynamic portions of a page? Every page on The Tech FAQ is updated with a new link every time I make a post to the blog.

    And how does Google determine what is a "page" and what is a "post"? We're not all running WordPress, there really is no firm differentiator between a post and a page.

    What do you think?

    Oops my mistake it should be ... IMHO, selling link on an old post would be very risky since it would take a simple diff. between two posts (for G or any other SE) to find out that a new link was added there.

    I didn't mean the posts vs pages discussion but OLD posts vs NEW posts discussion.

    If at all you are updating your OLD posts with links to authority sites then it shouldn't be any problem but if an old post of yours is getting updated with a link to not-so-known-site (really difficult for me to define this term, probly I can define it as low PR site or a site that you don't link to often or a site that is already involved in buying links earlier etc etc ) then it may ring an alarm bell...

    I may be wrong but just that I want to tread cautiously... About 6 mnths back Big G reduced the PR of one my sites from 4 to 3 to 2 . I never sold/bought a link for that site though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geekology View Post
    Oops my mistake it should be ... IMHO, selling link on an old post would be very risky since it would take a simple diff. between two posts (for G or any other SE) to find out that a new link was added there.

    I didn't mean the posts vs pages discussion but OLD posts vs NEW posts discussion.

    If at all you are updating your OLD posts with links to authority sites then it shouldn't be any problem but if an old post of yours is getting updated with a link to not-so-known-site (really difficult for me to define this term, probly I can define it as low PR site or a site that you don't link to often or a site that is already involved in buying links earlier etc etc ) then it may ring an alarm bell...

    I may be wrong but just that I want to tread cautiously... About 6 mnths back Big G reduced the PR of one my sites from 4 to 3 to 2 . I never sold/bought a link for that site though.
    I think that google cant know difference between posts and pages
    if you set permalinks to title. Everything is the same. Posts are just listed visualy differend.

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