Absolute Links vs. Relative Links – SEO Value

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The debate between absolute links and relative links continues to live on in the SEO world. The individual significance of each has been contested, but it is widely regarded that absolute links provide better SEO value on the whole than relative links.

Many believe that absolute links have less potential for getting messed up when search engines index your page. It shouldn’t really make a difference, but many conclude that this is reason enough.

Furthermore, content scrapers and RSS services may ‘repurpose’ your content legitimately (or not). In either case, shouldn’t a proper back-link be attributed to your site? This situation favours absolute links. Although this is a minor argument, it’s still worth considering.

Jonathan Phillips has been involved professionally with computers, networking, and the Internet since 1985. Currently he works exclusively online with forward-thinking company owners and managers who understand the revolutionary nature of Internet Marketing and how SEO can accelerate the process of being found by your customer base who are looking for your products and services on today’s Search Engines.

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