Links That Might Not Appear As Links

Apr 17, 2009 - 8:52 am 0 by
Filed Under Link Building

We recently wrote about getting PageRank without getting links, it turned out to be a fairly popular thread we covered. In any event, Brett Tabke started a timely post on that at WebmasterWorld.

He named the post, Hot Top 20 Stealth Links and explores the various links you may get that might not appear as the typical link. Here is a list from Brett and others in the thread:

  • another site links to your graphics ( img src= )
  • a site links to your javascript files
  • a site links to your css files?
  • rss feeds and other xml feeds that people can link to without notice or referrals necc being generated.
  • links in email that some se's can read (yahoo mail, hotmail, Gmail)
  • links marked with noindex
  • links marked with nofollow
  • raw urls within javascript or js comments
  • raw urls within css or in css comments
  • urls within meta data of graphics and video files
  • urls within html comments
  • urls within the head section, meta data of a html page, or alternate html entities (alt, name, id, etc)
  • links or pages that maybe surfed while visitor has page rank engaged on the toolbar
  • the target of a constructed, obfuscated, or encrypted js url (hidden until executed)
  • links behind pay walls that Google can spider via webmaster tools
  • Domains that have been 301'd with links.
  • Links in Flash movies (games, quizzes, etc).
  • non href'ed url's. (raw url on page
  • Links in any documents other than web pages e.g. .doc, .pdf, .txt, etc.
  • blocking a page in robots.txt should make it blocked from bots, but they still spider it.
  • Domain registrations/Whois and DNS data
  • Links in form data.
  • Links in other Google produced software (gadgets, widgets)
  • NonTraditional pages (irc, twitter, UseNet, Yahoo, or Google Groups.
  • Links in Flash movies (games, quizzes, etc).
  • Links in contextual ads
  • Links written on billboards, cars and other outdoor objects with help of Google Map.

The thread is just beginning and there are dozens of ideas already in the thread. So get over to WebmasterWorld and start contributing more.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.


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