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Maximum number of links.

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by DarrenC, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. #1
    I have a large list of travel companies, that I am thinking of putting online, on my travel rants site - each link directs the visitor to a page with information about that company.

    I am going to add 550 links on a sitemap to each of these information pages.

    But I've heard that search engines will only spider 100 of these links - Is this true?

    I don't really want to design 6 sitemaps, with 100 links on each.

    Any ideas how I can get the SE's to spider all 550 pages, and regularly?

    Darren
     
    DarrenC, Jan 31, 2006 IP
  2. Brad Callen

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    It would be best if you split your sitemap up into different pages and or themes.

    Having over 550 links on 1 page is certainly not going to do you any favours, and if youre unlucky, google will see that page as beeing like a "link farm"

    Alternatively if you have an allready established blog, you could post a few links in per day to your "new" pages, which would help them get picked up quickly.

    Otherwise wait for google to deep crawl your site, but if its a new site, expect that to take a while without some serious high PR links to your site.

    Brad
     
    Brad Callen, Jan 31, 2006 IP
  3. DarrenC

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    Cheers Brad.

    That's given me a few ideas to through around.

    Darren
     
    DarrenC, Jan 31, 2006 IP
  4. LinkAssistant

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    Brad, in your opinion, what is the maximum number of new links that could be safely posted to a page per day?

    Thank you.
     
    LinkAssistant, Feb 1, 2006 IP
  5. maldives

    maldives Notable Member

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    I would recommend not to increase more than 25 links per page.

    True, Sharing PR with 550 links is useless. The less links you have on a page the better chance of passing PR to those.
     
    maldives, Feb 1, 2006 IP
  6. ferret77

    ferret77 Heretic

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    its not true

    you can put as many links on a page as you want, I have had google spider about 4000 links from one page
     
    ferret77, Feb 1, 2006 IP
  7. LinkAssistant

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    This is probably due to the Google's Webmaster Guidelines that says "Keep the links on a given page to a reasonable number (fewer than 100)."

    But here I'd agree with ferret77 - search engines can spider much more links.
     
    LinkAssistant, Feb 2, 2006 IP
  8. Manish Pandey

    Manish Pandey Active Member

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    As said by google guidelines use only 100 links per page. That helps google bot to crawl the links effectively.

    As mentioned by our friend ferret that using 4000 links on a page also doesn;t matter..

    Well i guess this would be just fine
     
    Manish Pandey, Feb 2, 2006 IP
  9. ferret77

    ferret77 Heretic

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    I think there was a limit on the kbs of code google will download per page, soemthing like 100kbs of code.

    The 100 links limit is for human usabilitly
     
    ferret77, Feb 2, 2006 IP
  10. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    Max 80 prefferably.

    I would not exceed 250 :)
     
    Cristian Mezei, Feb 2, 2006 IP
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    JEET Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    I think there would be different numbers for regular pages and different for sitemaps ,( XML or HTML) .
    Google's sitemap has more than 100 links .

    About link farms , They keep changing every minute but sitemaps don't change that often.
    Also link farms link to all external sites while sitemap links to internal pages.
    Shouldn't hit that penalty .
    "But that's just my view".
    Regards
    Jeet
     
    JEET, Feb 2, 2006 IP
  12. mad4

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    I would use the main sitemap to link to each main section and then include some sub site map pages in each section for spiders.
     
    mad4, Feb 2, 2006 IP