Absolute Links vs. Relative Links – SEO Value

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By Project Manager – Mike Loomey


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.

Mike is the founder of both 3 in 1 SEO and 3 in 1 Web Design

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