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(Entry was posted by Aatif Mohd on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, March 10, 2022).

Do backlinks with query strings pass link juice?

Do Backlinks with query strings pass link juice?
https: website dot com/?via=image

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  • Umair Hameed: internal links or external?

    5d
  • Aatif Mohd: Umair Hameed External

    5d
  • Michael Martinez: Your example implies it`s an image link, which does not pass PageRank-like value.

    5d
  • Michael Martinez: We discussed this privately. The link is embedded in a Javascript function, although the function is embedded in the BODY (not the HEAD) section of the page.

    I don`t recall testing this exact circumstance. Although Google says it can crawl links rendered through Javascript (see the link below), there are limits to how they can find links in Javascript.

    I recommend testing the function embedding method with unique anchor text to see if Google can pass the link`s anchor text to a destination. If it can do that, then the PageRank-like value can probably be passed as well.

    The UTM= parameter will be ignored (or, rather, the link`s destination will be canonicalized to something, hopefully the base URL).

    https://developers.google.com/.../frequently-asked...

    DEVELOPERS.GOOGLE.COMFrequently asked questions about JavaScript and links  |  Google Search Central Blog  |  Google DevelopersFrequently asked questions about JavaScript and links  |  Google Search Central Blog  |  Google Developers

    5d
  • Ryan Jones: yes links with querystrings are just links, "pagerank" would flow through them but only to that specific link with the querystring if you don`t have a canonical tag or something.

    Also, some people saying it`s in an image that doesn`t matter - but Matt Cutts said image links DO pass pagerank. https://youtu.be/wTKzlhWeaDw

    I`m not aware of google saying anything to contradict that.

    YOUTUBE.COMDoes PageRank flow through image links?Does PageRank flow through image links?

    5d
  • Ben Adler: I would think so.

    5d
  • Daniel Granovetter: I have heard that query links are not as effective as regular ones.

    4d
  • Josh Levenson:

    Tenor

    4d

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