Do indirect/redirect links pass juice?

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So I've recently come across an expired domain that has a dofollow PR6 link from a .gov site but the link looks like this:

http://www.site.gov/redirect?url=htt...ireddomain.com

When you click on that link it doesn't automatically redirect you to the expired domain either. You still have to click out. The redirect page IS indexed in Google but obviously as a dynamic page.

Does this link hold any value or is it effectively worth zero?
#expired domain #indirect link #indirect or redirect #juice #link juice #links #pass
  • Profile picture of the author Wes888
    I want too know to as I have seen some redirect links pointing to my site, anyone knows the answer?
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Waller
    So nobody has any real idea with this question then? Maybe I'll just have to buy it and find out for myself...
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  • Profile picture of the author reimon
    They pass some juice, but it is not as good as a direct link.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      It's not a link, passes no juice. The page would have to be PR6 anyway,
      and I doubt it if it is.

      Useless link unless it has good anchor text, is in context of the page, and
      many people visiting there to click it. No people clicking = zero value.

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      • Profile picture of the author nik0
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        Not sure what you mean with click out.

        If that thing redirects to a page that has a link to your expired site then it's still worth something yes. You just lose some juice along the way.

        Unless it's such fake dynamic type of redirect that you can create yourself on tons of sites.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        It's not a link, passes no juice. The page would have to be PR6 anyway,
        and I doubt it if it is.

        Useless link unless it has good anchor text, is in context of the page, and
        many people visiting there to click it. No people clicking = zero value.

        Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    LOl, wth is going on in here?

    OP, everything to the right of that question mark in the URL is a parameter. It's basically a dynamic URL used for tracking clicks.

    This video might help add more confusion.


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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Waller
      Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

      It's not a link, passes no juice. The page would have to be PR6 anyway,
      and I doubt it if it is.

      Useless link unless it has good anchor text, is in context of the page, and
      many people visiting there to click it. No people clicking = zero value.

      Paul
      This is an expired domain we are talking about so what has "good" anchor text and being in context got to do with anything if I'm going to repurpose it.

      And yes the page is a PR6, the domain is a PR8

      Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

      Not sure what you mean with click out.

      If that thing redirects to a page that has a link to your expired site then it's still worth something yes. You just lose some juice along the way.

      Unless it's such fake dynamic type of redirect that you can create yourself on tons of sites.
      That above link is a dynamic page - it does not automatically redirect but rather says something along the lines of:

      You are now leaving site.gov - if you wish to proceed then click on the link below. It then shows the link to the expired domain and this link does not have the nofollow attribute.

      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      LOl, wth is going on in here?

      OP, everything to the right of that question mark in the URL is a parameter. It's basically a dynamic URL used for tracking clicks.

      This video might help add more confusion.
      Yeah I am somewhat familiar with dynamic URLs and the redirect page in question (without the ? and everything after it) IS indexed in Google but what does this mean if the parameter is not present in the indexed version?
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Waller
    I should also add that ALL of the big 3 backlink tools (Majestic, Moz and Ahrefs) show this as a valid link. I am aware that this means sweet FA in the grand scheme of things but interesting nonetheless.
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