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    I have 10 websites within one searching niche. Two of them must be promoted. The question is what is the optimal way to link all these sites without being punished by Google for "taking part in link schemes, wheels etc"
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    Originally Posted by alex-kyiv
    I have 10 websites within one searching niche. Two of them must be promoted. The question is what is the optimal way to link all these sites without being punished by Google for "taking part in link schemes, wheels etc"
    Why do you have 10 sites in the same niche and not just one?.
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    What is the optimal way to link all these sites without being punished by Google
    You could do one of these...

    * use nofollow

    * close down nine sites and 301 redirect them to the main site

    * add an "about us" page to the nine sites and place one link on it to the homepage of your main site with the domain name as anchor text.

    I would close nine of the sites and do the 301 redirect.

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    Originally Posted by EGOL
    DarrenHaye disagrees!
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    So sorry EGOL I meant to agree, I will ask an admin if they would be so kind as to take it off.

    Sorry.

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    Originally Posted by EGOL
    You could do one of these...

    * use nofollow

    * close down nine sites and 301 redirect them to the main site

    * add an "about us" page to the nine sites and place one link on it to the homepage of your main site with the domain name as anchor text.

    I would close nine of the sites and do the 301 redirect.
    Actually all sites are about the same service but in different cities or written on different languages
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    Originally Posted by alex-kyiv
    I have 10 websites within one searching niche. Two of them must be promoted. The question is what is the optimal way to link all these sites without being punished by Google for "taking part in link schemes, wheels etc"
    the best way to avoid problems is not to do it or no follow it like egol said. Promote the sites individually. These days 2 websites is twice the work
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    In other case you may try a script where you need not to link every sites to each other. You may create a dropdown for different sites of different language. This way you may redirect users to sites of their preferred language or location. You would need to use the double redirect then. Generally the intermediate url will do the redirect in such cases.

    I am not sure whether other would agree by this.

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