having lots of outbound links on one page have any negative

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Hi,
I've noticed some people who want to swap links say that they don't want their link on a page with more than 50 links. This is just a links page that you can get to from my homepage, and will have a bunch of links to sites that want to swap with me. If I put a bunch of links to other sites all on one page with that have any kind of negative effect on my site or the sites that I'm linking to from it?
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There was some talk that a page with more than 50 links on it may be looked upon as a link farm by Google - However the quality and relevancy of the links also have something to do with it.

In other words if your site is a web design firm you do not want to link to online casinos.

I also look the page rank of the page they want to place my link on - if its not a 4 or better I politley say no - unless its a new site that has not been given a page rank yet then I may say yes if its a good site.
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I won't link with sites that have more than 30 links, sometimes 20 depending on the Pagerank of the actual page. You need to remember...every link on the page gets a percentage of the overall pagerank for that page, so the more links a page has, the less pagerank you will get. And back to what SStoner was saying, you should only exchange links with sites that are in your same industry, not direct competitors, but in the same area of business.
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Thanks for the replies. I've read that before about only switching links with companies in the same field but not direct competitors, and I figure its because they will probably have keywords on their site that are the same as yours. Is there any other reason?
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the only disadvantage having more than 50 links on a page is for the people your linking to. Thats why the don't want to trade links.

They don't recieve the same benefit as they would if you had only a few links on the page.
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I won't link with sites that have more than 30 links, sometimes 20 depending on the Pagerank of the actual page. You need to remember...every link on the page gets a percentage of the overall pagerank for that page, so the more links a page has, the less pagerank you will get. And back to what SStoner was saying, you should only exchange links with sites that are in your same industry, not direct competitors, but in the same area of business.


depending on the page rank, yes. I will definitely trade links with a PR6 or higher site cuz they are worth the trade..
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Yes, it all depends on the pagerank.
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Wouldn't it make sense to trade links with any related site regardless of PR....you are still getting a link back which helps move your PR higher...even if it's slightly higher...and your outgoing link page is still going to leak PR....although if your limiting your self to only 50 or so outgoing links than you will have to make the most of the ones you get...how about a page deeper in the site for lower PR sites....would that have an over all bad effect on the site?
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I don't see many sites wanting to recipricate links with you if your link's page is buried deep into the site. It would seem like a good idea, but most site's probably wouldn't go for it...if they were smart.
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if you want to bury deep into the site, buy an email list and spam as well. there are many webmasters around who will unwittingly do the link exchange. with you...
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On a site with a PR of 6 or higher you could still get a second link page with PR4 two clicks down from the home page or one click from your good link page...that might attract some PR4 trades.
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great advice phaugh

Matt_M, get a link page about 1 click away from your home page. You will get a good PR link page by doing that. You can have all links in one page or many pages - dependingn on your industry or how you want to do it.

You dont want to link with your direct competitors cuz your visitors may flock to your competitors websites.! it doesnt make much sense to show the "way" to your competitors sites. you dont promote your competitors.

hope it makes sense.
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how about some opinions on how to link to your outgoing link pages. I read not to link from every page in your site...even if the site is small. Will one link from the home page provide enough PR to the links page...would there be a benefit to linking to the link page from other pages...ie stronger PR?
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Well if you create link to your links page from every page on your site, you will leak more PR into that page, therefore loosing PR from every page in your site instead of just your homepage.

I have to admit though, I have my link's page link on every page in my sites. I have not found any overall loss of Pagerank (that I can tell), plus I end up getting many link's pages with PR5's, which when requesting a link exchange, helps quite a bit.
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it all depends on what your strategy is.

- how you want to distribute the PR in your site
- what is important in your site

linking to links page from other pages in your site will produce a higher ranked links page.

in my opinion, any links page that is PR5 and higher will ATTRACT just as much publicity/attention to other webmasters as a link page that is PR6...
get my drift? lol.

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