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Posts tagged with Links

Is the BBC finally using hyperlinks?

Having experimented with various ways of linking out, it looks like the BBC may finally be using good old hyperlinks to send readers to external websites.

This was spotted by techchuff, via Twitter, which remarks that the 'Google juice is being sprayed like champagne at an F1 podium', and indeed, the links appear to be passing on PageRank, which hasn't always been the case with the BBC.


US judge wants web to die together with newspapers

deep linkingAren't legal judgements supposed to be based on legal precedent? Apparently not for prominent US Judge Richard Posner, whose opinions on how to save the newspaper industry are being met with slack-jawed incredulity from just about, well, everyone.

Writing on his blog, Posner posits that what's killing newspapers are links. That's right, links:


The links you don't want indexed by the engines

web linksAn important part of successfully managing your search engine optimisation targets is to nudge the search results your way when it's in your control. To help you achieve this target, there are some links you should prevent from getting indexed by the engines to begin with.

Firstly, because they offer little or no user experience benefits, secondly because they might get indexed instead of the desired content and lastly because preventing the engines from crawling unnecessary pages will reduce your bandwidth costs.

Here are few links you really don't want indexed:


How many links are too many?

What's the maximum number of links you should include on a single page? 3, 10, 100?

Let's say you want to build a comprehensive list of the UK charities using Twitter, for instance. There are a lot of links and as the list grows, you just might find yourself with more than 100.