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    Question use or rel="nofollow" or <meta name="robots" content="nofollow">


    Hello,

    We have a page with about 60 or 70 links to the manufacturers of the items that we sell on our site. Is that affecting our ranking with Google? If so, should we use rel="no follow", the page metatag nofollow, or doesn't it make any difference?

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    Originally Posted by smallbiz
    Hello,

    We have a page with about 60 or 70 links to the manufacturers of the items that we sell on our site. Is that affecting our ranking with Google? If so, should we use rel="no follow", the page metatag nofollow, or doesn't it make any difference?

    Thanks
    Unless you have over 100 outbound links you are fine.

    What I would do is spens a day getting their email addresses and ph number to ask for a link to your site, since you ARE selling their products.

    Even if you only get a few it will be an improvement.

    Gary

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    • jrothra agrees : Normally I would say you can email them, but since you are a reseller for them, a phone call might get a 'yes' response quicker.
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    every link you add to your site affects your site, now if these are all on topic, good sites, then you can keep the links, but if you are at all questioning the sites you link to and the sites they link to then use the ref="nofollow" which is why Google developed it.
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    Never heard of a 100 outbound link limit...

    For pure PR purposes it could be a good idea to use nofollow, BUT it might be a good idea to let Google know you are linking to those sites. Helps build up the theme of your website if you link out to related, possibly even authority, sites. Linking out is by no means bad, especially if they are to related websites they are even encouraged.
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    Originally Posted by GaryTheScubaGuy
    Unless you have over 100 outbound links you are fine.

    What I would do is spens a day getting their email addresses and ph number to ask for a link to your site, since you ARE selling their products.

    Even if you only get a few it will be an improvement.

    Gary
    Were we wrong thinking that the number of outgoing vs. incoming links was an important parameter for Google or does the fact that the destination sites are relevant outweigh the in/out ratio? Thank you.
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    Originally Posted by http://www.google.com/intl/en/webmasters/guidelines.html
    Keep the links on a given page to a reasonable number (fewer than 100).

    That's all: Google "says so"...

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    • tfbpa agrees : I'd better reduce all my indexed/spidered/followed 500+ links sitemaps then! hehe
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    <`)~ LOL now that I finally have a paypal account, I'm charging 19,- for SEO advice via PM. Seriously...
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    LOL, doesn't mean you have to listen to EVERYTHING they say. In fact.... erm.... NM
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    You can have pages with significantly more than 100 outgoing links and still be fine...this is an old rule that doesn't seem to apply so much anymore, just like that 100k cache rule...

    In an older thread I showed a site that was a few hundred K, with most of that in outbound links...it was spidered and indexed just fine.
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    Originally Posted by Wit
    LOL, doesn't mean you have to listen to EVERYTHING they say. In fact.... erm.... NM
    Because it's ONLY a rumor!

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