__/ [Mikkel Moldrup-Lakjer] on Saturday 22 October 2005 13:47 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> I agree. To what extent it leaks, I don't know. There is probably some
>> weighting factor that is intended to still encourage off-site linking.
> Some weighting factor?
> IIRC, earlier you guessed that internal links on a site are treated as
> "siblings" and therefore not given much PR-weight.
> This would of course mean that the incentive to link to internal pages,
> and not external, is smaller because less is gained by keeping links
> from a page internal.
I believe that's true. You would be better off linking off-site /BUT/
sometimes get a link in return. Always avoid building a site that is ego-
A site that does not gain inbound links is an island. Moreover, a site
that refuses to link to the 'outside world' is uninteresting, even if it
manages to get some inbound links.
Imagine yourself a Web site that talks about exciting software, or news,
or places without actually giving directions to expand. Why would the vis-
itor ever return? Likewise, think of an academic paper that only talks on-
ly about the exiting development in a single department. It indicates nar-
row-mindedness and almost immediately gets discarded during peer review.
The beauty in a Web as in any social network is mutual acknowledgement,
recognition and offering of several possibilities to the reader/viewer. In
a Web site, this leaves the user to judge where he/she wants to go, even
if it means leaving the site.
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