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Question: do linkbacks from low-traffic sites boost rankings?  Are they even
considered by Google as linkbacks?


Re: linkbacks

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Google appears to count BackLinks with a pagerank of 4/10 or higher if you
do their link check ( but it appears that sites
with a ton of meaningless backlinks score higher in Google than sites with
little or no backlinks, regardless of the backlined site pagerank.

James Taylor

Re: linkbacks

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The Google link: tool only shows sites with a PR of over 4.  You'll notice
that generally the tool shows 30 of 50 sites or something similar.  Those
remaining 20 are probably < 4 but they still count, just to a lesser extent
to higher pr sites.

As Gateway says you should really look for links that will increase your
traffic and if you do link exchanges will benefit your visitors.  Doing link
exchanges purely for page rank is not a good long term strategy in my


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Re: linkbacks

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Better than link pages/exchanges are textual links.  Go to and click on  that link in the third

Ah, anchor text, and it generates traffic without a search engine.  Too bad
it is to my old site, but it is a 301 redirect, so hopefully in time it will
be credited to the new URL.

Sometimes all you have to do is ask, especially if you have something to

John Merrell
Gateway Farm Alpacas
Fashioning the Future

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