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    Forum owner using links to boost another site


    I own a busy discussions forum. If I place text links on the forum archive, is that likely to get me in sandbox trouble for the site I am pointing them to?

    My reasoning is that all of a sudden, there are thousands of pages with the same link on it back to my other site. Is this viewed as bad?

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    Originally Posted by Jon12345
    I own a busy discussions forum. If I place text links on the forum archive, is that likely to get me in sandbox trouble for the site I am pointing them to?

    My reasoning is that all of a sudden, there are thousands of pages with the same link on it back to my other site. Is this viewed as bad?

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    Jon
    If won't help the forum but it won't likely harm it neither... in moderation; outbound links are a good thing if targeted to the same general topics of the forum.
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    What I am asking is if putting these links on the forum archive will get the site they point to sandboxed.
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    Originally Posted by Jon12345
    What I am asking is if putting these links on the forum archive will get the site they point to sandboxed.
    You're asking the wrong question... there is no sandbox... so you have no chance of being sandboxed no matter what you do.
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    I worry that Google might view a huge load of links on one site as perhaps a paid text link and so penalise my ranking.
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    Originally Posted by Jon12345
    I worry that Google might view a huge load of links on one site as perhaps a paid text link and so penalise my ranking.
    Well that depends... if a huge load of links are "to a few domains of likened topics"... that would be ok... but are these actually links from text link broker customers?

    Have a look at this one - if this is your idea of links - that would be ok... http://www.cre8asiteforums.com/forums/
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