A WebmasterWorld thread asks if there is a way to tell if a particular site or page is able to pass PageRank. In more global terms, is there a way to check if a particular site or page is able to pass link popularity?
There is not always a clear way to check if a page is able to pass link popularity. However, there are many signs you can use to check this.
However, you must keep in mind that many believe that search engines are able to define specific block elements of a page and then block links from those areas. So if a site has an ad section, the search engine can identify that section and decide that those paid advertisements do not deserve to pass any link popularity. That being said, what signs can a person use to see if a page will likely not pass link popularity?
- Is that page indexed in the search engine?
- Does the page have toolbar PageRank?
- Does the page have inbound links?
- Are outgoing links from that page found in a link command at Yahoo from the reciprocating page?
- Does that page rank well for unique text found on the page in the search engine?
Those are just some signs you can use at your own discretion to tell if a page is capable of passing link popularity.
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