Can linking my sites together cause problems?

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Say I have about 4-5 websites in a popular niche and I'm linking them together, can I get in trouble with this even though they are all legitamite websites?

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  • Profile picture of the author greenlants
    I'm also wondering the same thing. I have one main site that generates lots of traffic, people forwarding comments to social boomarking sites etc... Then I have a referral site I just made two weeks ago that I put on my main site with a keyword anchor. I didn't put any links for the main site onto the referral site, because I've heard before that if you own two sites and you put links to both, Google notice this and values your sites less? Sorry if all this doesn't make sense but I'm still new right now and trying to learn the pieces I still don't know.
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  • Profile picture of the author sodevious
    Where are these internet police then, eh?

    But seriously, I have multiple sites and have interlinked them and have never had problems :/
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  • Profile picture of the author jhnbrwn
    No, in case of 4-5 websites, not at all, it won't make anger the big G, while in case of a longer list of websites, say suppose, 40-50 websites, surely it would effect your sites' ranking.

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    • Profile picture of the author greenlants
      Originally Posted by jhnbrwn View Post

      No, in case of 4-5 websites, not at all, it won't make anger the big G, while in case of a longer list of websites, say suppose, 40-50 websites, surely it would effect your sites' ranking.

      regards
      So if I have a link of websites A address on website B, and a link of website B on website A, this is okay? Would be cool if that works, links for both sites!
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      • Profile picture of the author Dresden14
        I actually did this a few days back. I have several sites that rank # 1-5. I threw up anchor links for the opposite site in the hopes that it would help. So far, my ranks have not dropped - my assumption would be to do it. I dont see it as a problem.
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        • Profile picture of the author paulgl
          Best kept secret: linking your sites together, ala amazon, wikipedia, gasbuddy,
          failblog, go.com, etc.

          I know. They're big boys. Come on. If you don't want to
          run with the big dogs, stay on the porch.

          I strive to go big, and have always told people to check out
          what the big sites do. They weren't always big sites, BTW.

          Why there is ever such a fear is way beyond me.

          Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Durham
    if you have sites in the same niche but different categories it would only make sense to link them together. Now, linking to your outdoor survival knives site from your kids toys site might seem a bit off.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by Ken Durham View Post

      if you have sites in the same niche but different categories it would only make sense to link them together. Now, linking to your outdoor survival knives site from your kids toys site might seem a bit off.
      Yeah. That would not be a very good visitor experience, would it! LOL!

      You got me on that one. In fact, I gotta remember that for future reference.
      That's a good tip. Don't blatantly link to something that your visitors may
      find a little "offending" just for a backlink. In fact, I have sites that don't
      mix and purposely don't link up for that reason.

      Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author shulink
    There should be no problem as I do that with my sites.
    But if you want to play safe, you can use 3 way linking meaning Site1 links to Site 2, Site 2 links to Site 3, Site 3 links to Site 4 and so on.
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    • Profile picture of the author packerfan
      Originally Posted by shulink View Post

      There should be no problem as I do that with my sites.
      But if you want to play safe, you can use 3 way linking meaning Site1 links to Site 2, Site 2 links to Site 3, Site 3 links to Site 4 and so on.
      Isn't that just one-way linking?

      Wouldn't three way be 1 to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 1? Or do I just not understand 3-way linking?
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  • Profile picture of the author joejoechen
    No you won't get in trouble. And if these 4-5 blogs are in the same niche talking about different topics, it's even better if you can link them together!

    Google likes good content seriously and if you provide that, you're good to go. The reason so many people said not to link to your own websites is because they are probably refering to AutoBlogs, Google doesn't like Autoblogs so you won't want to link them together, if Google finds out 1 Autoblog, sandbox it, it follows the link and go to the other, sandbox it, and on and on....

    Hope I clarified!

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  • Profile picture of the author samual james
    I dont think their is any problem to interlinking them. According to me its good to interlink them.
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