Absolute Links vs. Relative Links – SEO Value

The debate between absolute links and relative links continues to live on in the SEO world. The individual significance of each has been contested, but it is widely regarded that absolute links provide better SEO value on the whole than relative links.

Many believe that absolute links have less potential for getting messed up when search engines index your page. It shouldn’t really make a difference, but many conclude that this is reason enough.

Furthermore, content scrapers and RSS services may ‘repurpose’ your content legitimately (or not). In either case, shouldn’t a proper back-link be attributed to your site? This situation favours absolute links. Although this is a minor argument, it’s still worth considering.

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Claude Bailey

Claude W. Bailey, III is the founder and CEO of Weston Bailey, LLC, a digital marketing agency that helps entrepreneurs capture, connect, and close new customers. His goal is to consult small business owners how to succeed by understanding, navigating, and gaining a strategic advantage by automating the marketing process. Claude earned a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati. He holds two U.S. Patents in the automotive industry. He has achieved Amazon Best Selling status for his book Dental Marketing.

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