Absolute Links vs. Relative Links – SEO Value

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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.

Binod Pariyar is a trainer, author and consultant in Digital Marketing for well renowned Nepalese and international companies such as The British College, Image Khabar and Yak and Yeti Restaurants Group . He's the Digital Marketing Strategist and consultant at e-Worksuk Pvt. Ltd., a Kathmandu-based Web Development Company. He has over 3 years’ Digital Marketing experience and has a good technical knowledge of the industry along with a notable success in Search Engine Optimization, Pay per Click Advertising and Online Marketing Campaigns, Social Media Marketing Campaigns. He's currently working with Nepal's Leading publishers such as Image Khabar, NepaliPatra and several other businesses like The British College, South London Academy, Yak & Yeti Restaurants group to help them improve their online visibility and generate leads that have resulted in new business online.

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