Three Related Sites. Should I Link Them?

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I have three websites, a directory of marketing companies, a marketing calculator tool and an entrepreneurial lifestyle site. Would it be recommended for me to post a link in each footer directed to the homepage of the other two using anchor text that describe them?

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Marketing Companies Directory
Marketing Calculator Tool
Entrepreneurial Lifestyle
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  • Profile picture of the author KristinaRoy
    You can post link of other two sites at footer but I want to suggest you to create a separate page as USEFUL RESOURCES and place these two links there along with some other links related with same business. It will be more natural way of promoting your own sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author yougpeter
    if those sites have different ip adress + best part different hosting companys then yes you can link them together safe.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by yougpeter View Post

      if those sites have different ip adress + best part different hosting companys then yes you can link them together safe.
      That is silly. It does not matter if they have different ip addresses or hosting companies. They can all be on the same hosting account and still link them together.
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      • Profile picture of the author san2hnl
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        That is silly.
        Is it? I've always heard that the big G will penalize for interlinking and creating web/blog "networks".

        A link or two is fine, I'm sure (I've been doing it for years without trouble), but I was under the assumption that heavy linking is not good.
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
          Originally Posted by san2hnl View Post

          Is it? I've always heard that the big G will penalize for interlinking and creating web/blog "networks".

          A link or two is fine, I'm sure (I've been doing it for years without trouble), but I was under the assumption that heavy linking is not good.
          You are right. Silly was too soft of a word. It is F'n stupid to think that.

          If you are building a private network for the purpose of gaming the search engine, you want to put the network sites on different hosting accounts.

          If you are linking a few related properties together that you own and the linking makes sense, it does not matter what host they are on. They can all be on the same host. There is nothing nefarious going on there.
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          • Profile picture of the author willblieve
            Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

            You are right. Silly was too soft of a word. It is F'n stupid to think that.

            If you are building a private network for the purpose of gaming the search engine, you want to put the network sites on different hosting accounts.

            If you are linking a few related properties together that you own and the linking makes sense, it does not matter what host they are on. They can all be on the same host. There is nothing nefarious going on there.
            This is my train of thought too. But how would Google be able to differentiate between link wheels that are full of SEO content with little natural content and a few websites that are related? I'm a little concerned because my sites are pretty new with little links coming from outside sources and even though the sites work together, I want to be sure I do not rub G the wrong way.
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          • Profile picture of the author inetguru_987
            Link em up man. Like Mike said, no big deal.
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  • Profile picture of the author deezn
    Mike nails it once again.

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    Look at their footers. Almost identical. Many thousands of pages. These two sites rank high for many search terms.

    If you own both sites, and are not trying to hide anything, you can link the two together.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fullstopseo
    Yes, you always want to link sites when you can. It's good for SEO and let's the stronger sites strengthen the weaker ones. If somebody likes one site they can try the other ones!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mario Galabov
    I would put a link to the strongest site of the other two. If you are on different C Class IPs will be even stronger.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by Mario Galabov View Post

      I would put a link to the strongest site of the other two. If you are on different C Class IPs will be even stronger.
      The C Class IPs do not make a bit of difference in the rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    The network link paranoia is awesome, keep at it folks. Hopefully your my competition.
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