Poll: Search Engines Should Pass Value From URL Shortening Services

Mar 12, 2009 • 8:44 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Link Building Tips & SEO
 

The other day, we polled our audience, asking should URL shortening services pass link value? We now have 168 responses and I thought I share them with you.

The response was overwhelming yes. 75% of the respondents said, these URL shortening services should pass link value and the search engines should retain that value to the redirect. 25% said they should not pass value.

Here is the pie chart:

URL Shortening Link Poll

The "other" responses included, "dont care," one suggested that they offer a paid option that passes value, while the rest are nofollowed. One even suggested that Google make their own URL shortening service.

Forum discussion continued at Sphinn.

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Comments:

No Name

03/13/2009 05:28 am

yes thanks to services like twitter, URL shortening has gained huge popularity lately. I like the idea of search engines coming up with URL shortening themselves. i'm sure they are planning to buy few popular ones out there.

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