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    Yahoo Valuing Keyword Rich Outbounds?


    Yesterday, everything was great. Today, my site maps are outranking my index pages.

    I know this won't last long but it must be because Yahoo is messing around with the weight of outbound links.

    In addition, I saw a spammy site jump to the top this morning that had keyword rich (shall we say "stuffed") outbound links.

    I'm guessing if you want to boost a page you can fill that page with keyword rich links. If you want to boost it further add keyword rich outbounds.

    Did anyone else notice the same effect today?
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    Like any anchor text, they should be keyword rich, for your site and for any outbound links. I have even given outbound links anchor text that isnt very related, but has keywords that I want. I think this helps out with the keyword weight on your page. But in all cases, only related links are regarded in valuable, google, yahoo, etc... Anchor text helps to guide search engine spiders through your site.

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    Originally Posted by scottfish
    But in all cases, only related links are regarded in valuable, google, yahoo, etc...
    Maybe this is what happened. Maybe Yahoo upped the weight on relevant outbound links.

    Originally, I thought it had something to do with the link text because my site maps started jumping (all internal links).

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