Dumb SEO Questions

(Entry was posted by Matthew Czok on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, November 2, 2017).

Can I link to a different domain with multiple service pages?

Quick question. I have 1 high authority website with a product page. Can I link to a different domain but multiple service pages.

Eg. domain1.com/service:

this goes hand in hand with

domain2.com/service

domain2.com/service2

domain2.com/service3

domain2.com/service4

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YOUR ANSWERS

Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Blake Aylott: What is the goal of doing this? To get traffic to the other domains? To get the other domains to rank better? I`m a little confused on what your question is?
  • Kim Krause Berg: Are these one way links? I see this often. Users start on domain1 and follow a link to domain2 and find themselves in a new house, new neighborhood, and no way back. Of course...I`m thinking about usability and conversions. Not SEO.
  • Doc Sheldon: Following Kim`s line of thought... are they one-ways? As long as they`re not reciprocal links (or are nofollow), and assuming they`re relevant, there should be no problem. Hard to judge better without seeing the particulars, though.
  • Alan Bleiweiss: Here is more to wonder and consider: Are these links paid for? If so, nofollow them or be in violation of Google policies. Do you own both sites? If so, that makes the UX even more annoying, and confusing to users, and by splitting the sites apart, in most cases you are likely weakening overall SEO by dividing value, strength and trust between the domains. Details matter though, so it could be valid and work depending on the primary focus of each site.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, November 2, 2017).

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