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Old 06-24-2011, 04:14 PM
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Hello,

I posted this question in the past but didn't get a decent answer -- so hoping someone can give me a better understanding as to how the following scenario works.

If we were to have a site-wide contextual link, say one sentence and two anchor texts which were linked to two different URLs but sharing the same root domain, would both links get the same authority or perhaps one get more than other?

Example:

"Get a cheap hotel room from this company and save over 25% on your Florida Vacation."

First Anchor Text: cheap hotel
First Link: http://www.myhotelcompany.com/cheap-hotel

Second Anchor Text: Florida Vacation
Second Link: http://www.myhotelcompany.com/flordia-vacation.

As you can see both of the links share the same root domain, but pointed to a different folder/page. My question is, would for instance 'cheap hotel' get more authority/weight over 'Florida vacation' or would both get the same authority? These are two in-content links on say a website which has PA and DA of 85.

Thank you in advance,
Maximilian

PS: Presuming I haven't blocked spider access to any of the two pages.

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Old 06-24-2011, 04:54 PM
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My question is, would for instance 'cheap hotel' get more authority/weight over 'Florida vacation' or would both get the same authority?
Though they have the same root domain, Google will follow both of those links. It is only in cases where you find identical links on the same page where the first one will be counted and the second will be ignored.

So given that both links are treated the same, ie one isn't nofollowed and the other is etc. Then page rank should be split between them equally. Where you can run into problems with this is if you are putting a large number of links to the same domain on one page. This could raise red flags with Google and start looking like a link farm.
 
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So you're suggesting that each link will get 50% link juice?
 
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So you're suggesting that each link will get 50% link juice?
Only if those are the only two outbound links on the page, otherwise it will be split among all outbound links.
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Yes, I agree totally with dmvictoria. It's only if the links are to the same page that Google ignores the second one.

Why not try a little experiment and monitor any fluctuations in the rankings?
 
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They will basically have the same level of authority. Google will consider them both as backlinks.
 
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Both are given same link juice if one of which is not no follow link, Google give same value.
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this is very strange man.
What is strange? Could you get a little bit more detailed in your response next time?
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Both of these links will be treated as different links...I have two link of same domain in my signature ... and webmaster tools show them as two different links
 
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It seems there's no definite answer. This is more of a discussion and debate. Has anyone done any A/B testings to see if the two links will get equal juice or one will get more than other?
 
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It seems there's no definite answer. This is more of a discussion and debate. Has anyone done any A/B testings to see if the two links will get equal juice or one will get more than other?
virtually impossible to test with any accuracy.

juice *should* be spilt equally between them unless they are in radically different places on the page, see Google "reasonable surfer model"

http://www.seobythesea.com/?p=3806

http://www.searchenginejournal.com/g...d-links/24836/

in practice I would just forget all about this and get on with it as we can never actually know definitively which links Goog count, weight or ignore.
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