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    Relevance vs authority?


    Which of the following do you think matters the most? Relevance or authority?

    By that I mean:

    If you have a website that sells paintings and you get a link from a bicycle-blog with a ahref ranting of 90. Its not a very relevant link, but it comes from a great side.

    On the other hand if you get a ahref 40 link from a paitning-blog. Not a very strong site, but 100% relevant.

    Which link would be the best to get?

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    Well the rating bit is flawed but I understand what you mean as we no longer can look at the PR value.
    Relevance is always great as that can also bring traffic as well as the welcome follow link.
    But gaining a link from a huge respected site also has major benefits so it really is a case of it all depends. Lets say you got a link from the BBC news site, that would be a fantastic link and worth at least 100 low quality blog posts which are on topic.

    But its a bit of a academic question really because if you can get a link from both then why not get both. I doubt you will ever be in a position in which you have to pick one over the other.
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