1. Welcome to DNTrade. If you want to find out about the latest domain name industry news or talk, share, learn, buy, sell, trade or develop domain names - then you've come to the right place. It's a diverse and active community, with domain investors, web developers and online marketers - and it's free! Click here to join now.
    Dismiss Notice

When is a Link not a Link?

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by shags38, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. shags38

    shags38 Membership: Community

    Jul 16, 2010
    Likes Received:
    2 Parts; (in shorthand ... yes believe it or not)

    Part 1: Domains parked with content including links I inserted - domains not renewed and allowed to drop 6 moths or so ago - still on parking site - I can still modify content including links - domains are showing recent visits so DNS is still pointing to parking site - sites still show up when typed directly into browser.
    QUESTION - is GoogleBot still seeing these as live sites and giving credit to the links?

    I assume yes but need other opinions. Example: http://www.3DTelevisionDVD.com (whatever possessed me to hand reg that?? !!!) - let drop maybe 6 months ago - it is still on WhyPark and works perfectly, as do all the links. I figure I should not delete any domains from WhyPark even if I drop the domains - opinions??

    Part 2: I have a link to a "Links Page" the content of which (other than page header) is a list of links, just links, no meta text description. Googlebot visits the page that I have the link to the links page on. GoogleBot sees that link and follows it to the links page.... QUESTION - Does Googlebot then follow all the links on the link page? Am I getting any benefit from linking to a "links page" on one of my sites???

    All and any opinions welcomed (including yours spacey :))

  2. Billy01

    Billy01 Membership: Community

    Sep 10, 2009
    Likes Received:
    Domain Apps

    Considering they have rebranded to Domain Apps dot com I'd let sleeping dogs lie. Ive closed my Why Park account as we were told we can no longer run adsense on their platform so they aren't getting my $10 a month to pay pitance from elsewhere.