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Link Analysis - Jon's Link Analysis Video vs Jon's Geek-Free SEO Ebook

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Offline beand

Link Analysis - Jon's Link Analysis Video vs Jon's Geek-Free SEO Ebook

Both state we should look at Yahoo Site Explorer for the number of Inlinks to the URL ranking in Google seach results.  (Clicking "except from this domain" and "only this URL").

That part is straightforward.

But, the video then says to look at the Inlinks to the homepage of the site (by chopping off any inner page stuff in the URL) and look at it to get its Inlinks quantity just as we would for the page of interest.  Not how many links to the whole site.

In contrast, the SEO book then says to look at the links to the whole site (by clicking from "only this URL" to "Entire Site").

Why the difference?  Which is the latest info?  Does it matter?   ???



Offline Jonathan Leger

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The link analysis video does not take the extra step of looking at site authority.  It's best to use the Geek-Free method of analyzing the authority (all links to the site) in addition to looking at the links to the ranking page.

Offline beand

OK, thanks. Sounds good.  (For others' ref, that is page 17 of the book.  2009 version.)

where is this?