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    Another links test...

    Ok, so, in a theory testing kind of mood today.

    Here is one to test another assertion that people make, yet I have never seen a test for. I have heard that Google only gives weight to the first link it finds going to a specific page from a single page. If that is true, then only one of these two links should count:

    bortlebotts

    gumbnunnies

    Any guesses or theories as to what will happen on this one...?

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    I've never tested it, but I believe that both will be counted, not just the first to appear in the code.... I guess we'll find out in a few days.
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    If I remember well, the test was done a long time ago by seo-guy... and the first link found in the code was the one that counted. But that was centuries ago, so I think a new test is the best to show this is still the case or not.
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    Both should count

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    I prefer more than one test to conclude on this.... if possible from different referral sites. IMHO
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    IF the second link doesn't count at all, then it might be wise to rethink our strategies of having a hyperlinked logo at the top of a page and a keyword-rich text link at the bottom, both pointing back to the homepage of our site

    I'm curious. Great test
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    I have never heard this. Don't believe it though. I think both count. Maybe one higher than the other though.

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    Well, I'll be!

    Guess what guys, the page being linked to is only ranking for the first one:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=bortl...e=off&filter=0

    Second anchor text is only showing for the actual post, cause it's on page text:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=gumbn...e=off&filter=0

    I never would have guessed that. Wit, you are right... the linked logo concept might have to be re-thought. So, any other thoughts on this one?

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    So it's still like before...

    The picture has a good ALT and it should help... but nothing beats a good juicy text anchor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jocelyn View Post
    So it's still like before...

    The picture has a good ALT and it should help... but nothing beats a good juicy text anchor.
    Well, no... if you have the logo hyperlinked, then have a homepage link in the nav (with actual anchor text), the second one might not count.

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