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    Link Exchange Question

    Hello,

    I have a quick question.

    If I am building a new site in a completely different site then what all my other sites are in does that mean the links from the other sites are worth less? SEO wise that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProxySites.ca View Post
    Hello,

    I have a quick question.

    If I am building a new site in a completely different site then what all my other sites are in does that mean the links from the other sites are worth less? SEO wise that is.

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    Sorry..the question is bit confusing..can you elaborate more??

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    Yes...Those links are considered as irrelevant links...

    Google doesn't take it in to account.

    But not sure,google may punish you for it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandeepdude View Post
    Yes...Those links are considered as irrelevant links...

    Google doesn't take it in to account.

    But not sure,google may punish you for it...
    The term "irrelevant" link makes me laugh. The only thing that google really looks at, is if the link is coming from a bad neighborhood - such as a spam filled directory or forum.

    Under your example, I could go to an adult site, post a bunch of links to my competition and get them a penalty?

    Sorry, but that is not how it works.

    Relevance plays a factor, but so do dozens of other factors. Some people say that google uses something close to 200 factors to rank a site. And "relevance" is just one of them.

    To make the math easy, lets say that google uses 100 factors to rank a site. So "relevance of backlinks" is 1% of the total.

    If google uses 200 factors, "relevance of backlinks" is 1/2 of 1%.

    I can live with those numbers.

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    @texashiker and Sandeep..

    Did i miss something?? Can you explain the question to me??

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    Quote Originally Posted by rome9t9 View Post
    @texashiker and Sandeep..

    Did i miss something?? Can you explain the question to me??
    ProxySites.ca is building a new site - and its on a different topic then his other sites.

    He wants to know if he puts a link on his old site, going to his new site, if it will be ok.


    sandeepdude said those are irrelevant links and google might give you a penality.


    I said irrelevant links are still a link, and you will NOT get a penalty. Google uses so many factors to rank a site, that having some irrelevant links is not going to hurt you.

    rome9t9 - does that explain it a little better?

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    Thanks texashiker.....

    coming to proxysites.ca's question..I dont think it will hurt you..we can see Sandeep linking to his Ghillie Suites and Health blog from Netbuilders in his sig..they both are of different niches than NB..but it wont hurt you...

    The links wont be "worthless" ..but they will be "worth less"

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    Quote Originally Posted by texashiker View Post
    ProxySites.ca is building a new site - and its on a different topic then his other sites.

    He wants to know if he puts a link on his old site, going to his new site, if it will be ok.


    sandeepdude said those are irrelevant links and google might give you a penality.


    I said irrelevant links are still a link, and you will NOT get a penalty. Google uses so many factors to rank a site, that having some irrelevant links is not going to hurt you.

    rome9t9 - does that explain it a little better?
    I mentioned in my post that i am not sure whether google will punish or not..

    Also,please take a look at this thread for an expert's advice
    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=1420429

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandeepdude View Post
    I mentioned in my post that i am not sure whether google will punish or not..

    Also,please take a look at this thread for an expert's advice
    Links to some thread on a forum is useless, give me something from the google webmaster tools.

    http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=40349

    Make sure that other sites link to yours
    Links help our crawlers find your site and can give your site greater visibility in our search results.
    No mention of having links from relevant sites.

    As far as I know, the only time the Google Webmaster Guidelines references relevant links, is when the topic turns to buying and selling of links that pass page rank.

    http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=66356

    Your site's ranking in Google search results is partly based on analysis of those sites that link to you. The quantity, quality, and relevance of links count towards your rating. The sites that link to you can provide context about the subject matter of your site, and can indicate its quality and popularity. However, some webmasters engage in link exchange schemes and build partner pages exclusively for the sake of cross-linking, disregarding the quality of the links, the sources, and the long-term impact it will have on their sites.
    The "Quality" of the linking site is referenced several times - more so then "relevance." That means that the quality of the linking site is more important then its relevance.

    1 reference to relevance.
    3 references to quality.

    Quality means whether the site is full of spam, full of duplicate content, promoting copyright infringement,,, stuff like that.


    Now then, do you have anything from google webmaster guidelines that says having links from irrelevant sites will get you a penalty?

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    Hey guys,

    A lot of great stuff! Thanks for your comments. I guess I am gonna five it a try!

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