Is it OK to backlink to sites with a lower PR?

by Ohioquotes 19 replies
Hi.

Quick question. One of my business sites is a PR4. Very well-respected and good traffic.

I still write articles, use social media and directories etc...

But I was wondering if I should be avoiding getting a link from any site that has a PR LOWER than mine? I realize that the PR is very subjective and sometimes doesn't mean a whole lot.

Just curious to hear responses from those of you that are experienced and have an opinion.

Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author millerb7
    Originally Posted by Ohioquotes View Post

    Hi.

    Quick question. One of my business sites is a PR4. Very well-respected and good traffic.

    I still write articles, use social media and directories etc...

    But I was wondering if I should be avoiding getting a link from any site that has a PR LOWER than mine? I realize that the PR is very subjective and sometimes doesn't mean a whole lot.

    Just curious to hear responses from those of you that are experienced and have an opinion.

    Thanks.
    FORGET ABOUT PAGE RANK!!!!


    That being said, no don't avoid it. If the page is pertinent and relevant to your page, have them link to you. Have them use keywords in the anchor text if at all possible.

    In reality though, folks need to jump off the page rank wagon for awhile.
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  • Profile picture of the author jhonsean
    Agreed. As what I have observe most of the people rely on page rank and i think its less important just focus on the related sites that you link for, Quality must be your key and Its worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ohioquotes
    OK. I was mainly referring to directory submission and social bookmarking to sites that are PR2 and PR3.
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    • Profile picture of the author millerb7
      Originally Posted by Ohioquotes View Post

      OK. I was mainly referring to directory submission and social bookmarking to sites that are PR2 and PR3.
      It's fine to get links from them, but don't go thinking that just throwing all that stuff out there will raise to you #1... you need CONTENT. The old saying, CONTENT = KING... that exists.

      I would say go for it.
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      • Profile picture of the author bmartinez1234
        I really don't think PR is quite as important as it was once thought to be. I think the content is the most important and linking to more relevant sites. I think Google might even be doing away with PR in the near future. Drip Feed Blasts is a site you might want to look at.
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      • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
        Originally Posted by millerb7 View Post

        It's fine to get links from them, but don't go thinking that just throwing all that stuff out there will raise to you #1... you need CONTENT. The old saying, CONTENT = KING... that exists.

        I would say go for it.
        Then why do sites with crap content or no content - but with lots of backlinks RANK ... often times better ?
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        • Profile picture of the author paulgl
          LOL!!!! Do you think wikipedia tells people not to backlink?
          Amazon? Craigslist?

          You have no control over who links to you

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            I'm located about 30 minutes North of you.
            Are you anywhere near Oxford?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Fulton
    That link on a pr 0/1 might one day turn into a pr 5, so don't avoid getting links out there on lesser valued pr pages. Over time pages can go up in value, especially from sites like ezine, warrior forum, digg etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author Ohioquotes
    Thanks...and Miller...nice to see a local on here. I'm located about 30 minutes North of you.
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  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    Backlinks are backlinks buddy!
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  • Profile picture of the author jones1982
    but one way links is better than reciprocal links.
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  • Profile picture of the author faysal969
    Traffic is everything in Internet marketing. And getting traffic from search engine back ling is very important.

    Make backlinks with relevant sites. If that site have a PR lower than you is not a matter to be worried. It do not effect bad to you.

    It is always good for you. You will receive traffic from them. And after sometimes they may have good PR, even better than you.
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  • Profile picture of the author jennasherly
    You can get link from low pr sites if that site is related to your niche. But reciprocal linking with low pr site is not recommended.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoindiaforu
    Take as many links as you can from the web-that won't hurt! But avoid linking to any bad neighborhood from your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
    It's ok....But, links from high PR sites are more powerful.
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    • Profile picture of the author resource1
      its not so that. just take backlink from quality dont think about pr but the page should be cached.
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