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Hoping someone can help me on this great Friday morning

 
ravenko
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on 06/03/2011

I've only published two pages here and my second one has 15 outgoing links spread threw out the entire article..So my question is: How many is to many? If I remember correctly only about 8 of them are to the same place more or less...Without the critque section I'm a little lost and that's why I'm not posting a link here, not sure if this is allowed...I had no problems publishing it but I don't want to do anything wrong, I think I should of been smart enough to ask this question first before eagerly hitting the publish button...Embarassed Thanks looking forward to the answer 

Simon
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on 06/03/2011

Hi ravenko,

right now, we don't have strict regulations concerning the amount of links. I like both of your pages. In my opinion, it's not a question of how many links there are or where they are pointing to. If the links make sense - concerning the actual content - use as many as you like. Simply don't use it for "over-advertising".

But consider this: According to latest "SEO guesses" only the first link to one single domain per page is accounted for PageRank calculations.

Cheers,

Simon


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chefkeem
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on 06/03/2011

You may post links anytime here for a review request, ravenko.

At this point, we don't have a hard-cut policy about the number of links per page. Use your own judgement by asking yourself: does the reader benefit from your collection of links, or do they serve only to create more backlinks for you?

Google values anyway only the first link to a certain domain and devalues the rest. Too many links to the same domain may be detrimental to your ranking chances.

"How can I deliver the greatest value to my readers" is always a good rule of thumb. Google thinks so, Wizzley thinks so, and you should consider it, too.

For example, ask yourself: does this link really add to the readers' experience on my article? Will they learn more on the linked-to page? Or is it only more of the same stuff they already get through the previous links? Common sense.

I'm sure you'll figure it out on your own.  :)


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
AJ
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on 06/03/2011

Just taking what Chef Keen says a step further...

If you are not sure then imagine all the links removed, together with the text relating directly to those links. What are you left with?

A page that gives value to a visitor gives them something that does not depend on them clicking a link. Let them take something away with them without having to click.

ravenko
Posts: 14
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on 06/03/2011

Thanks everyone for the suggestions and comments, the help is a greatly appreciated, I can't believe how fast my question was answered...

Hoping you all have a wonderful weekend 

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