Skip to Main Content

Link Early, Link Often

Posted on 7.02.2013

When building a new site or creating new content, the notion of external linking is often a matter of concern for search engine optimization professionals. If there's a best practice when it comes to external linking, particularly for bloggers, the answer is this - be considerate of those reading your material.

In a new video from Google's Matt Cutts, the question of best practices for external linking was raised and the answer from Cutts seemed an honest and reasonable one. Publishers, according to Cutts, should give credit to the primary source when producing content on their sites.

Cutts also indicated that it should be best practice to include links at the beginning of a post/article so as not to force the user to seek out the original source of information - essentially, don't make website visitors work hard than they have to in order to locate information.

WebsiteMagazineMiniLogo
Today's Top Picks for Our Readers:
Recommended by Recommended by NetLine

Leave Your Comment

Login to Comment

Become a Member

Not already a part of our community?
Sign up to participate in the discussion. It's free and quick.

Sign Up

 

Leave a comment
    Load more comments
    New code
  •    
      

      
    ACCELERATE YOUR 'NET SUCCESS:

    Request a PRO-LEVEL Subscription to Website Magazine and receive a free copy of our new book SEO 360.

    wm-monthly-plan

    The Ultimate Guide to Personalization

    Kibo