Our Engineers have been probing some of the largest E-Stores on the internet and how they get so popular! When Google ranks a site, they give each site and each page within a website or blog what Google calls: “Page Rank”!
Generally, the higher the Page Rank score (0 – 10, 10 Being the best) the closer that site returns to the TOP TEN listing on the first search result page at Google.
Although, we have seen some websites with pages that only have a Page Rank of three (3) to be the number one result at Google!
Webmasters work hard to rank well a Google! Why? Because Google is the King and they really earned it with the speed at which they can produce valid and quality search results and we all know they are good at what they do!
If you want traffic to your site, then you have to play by their rules!
Like it or not, they are the King!
Google will still be here when the other Search Engines throw in the towel!
So, we must all play by Googles’: Webmaster Quality Guidelines!
Sorry about giving a sanpshot about Google, but others that may read this article will hopefully change the playing field for all of us!
Which brings me back to the E-Stores, some of them offer you an associate account to refer people to them!
First of all what they are really doing is Paying you (The Webmaster) to pass your Hard Earned Page Rank / Link Juice to them!
Every Outbound Link on your website or blog is:
A Positive vote by you, the webmaster who has earned his place within Google!
By placing an outbound link on your site, you are telling Google you trust them etc., thus passing them some of your Link Juice and Page Rank that Google entrusted to your site!
That is why these E-Stores take up almost the entire first page search results at Google when people search for a product name and the E-Store stocks it!
We are sick of seeing their results and would like to see some other Mom & Pop Stores show up within the top ten at Google!
It is believed that Google’s Page Rank Algorithm takes into account each and every Backlink to a Website or Blog and that determines their popularity and also part of the Page Rank Score.
Google has very strict rules about Paying for Backlinks, so then why are sites like these E-Stores giving you content to add to your Website? Because when you paste their html code within your website or blog, you are giving them another vote! Only they are not going to pay you unless a visitor to your site actually follows their link and makes a purchase!
That in our book is “Black Hat 101”!
Remember, Google does not allow paid links at all!
So Webmasters Stop Passing Your Link Juice and Page Rank to E-Stores!
The simple answer, take their links off your site!
Or you could add the rel=”nofollow” tag at the beginning of the <a rel=”nofollow” before href= (leave a space between the a and rel also leave a space between the last quote and href
Me, I would remove the link entirely! You probably didn’t even make enough money to cover your labor of adding the link to begin with!
If you must keep the link on your site and need help adding the tag, then Contact Us