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Negative Weights? Help

Discussion in 'Co-op Advertising Network' started by magiclamp, Mar 3, 2009.

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    I've searched the forum for posts about this topic and they were either really old, or they were never answered.

    I have 4 sites in co-op, 2 are giving me positive weight, 2 are giving me negative weight. All 4 are green. All 4 use the exact same code, as they are ASP includes from the same shared source.
    SEMrush
    Ideas? Maybe a clue or some help?
     
    magiclamp, Mar 3, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
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    At least your weight is changing! Most of us don't even get that...
     
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    OK, so with no expectation of an answer in sight, I decided to do some experimentation.

    I have a Google API key so I can check and recheck weight/validation as much as I want.

    I tested moving the links to different places in the site's HTML. I removed the links, failed validation, re-added the links, revalidated. None of this worked. This was on top of waiting a number of days to see if things "reset" themselves on their own.

    Then I turned off rel=nofollow, and voila, positive weight.

    I think there is either a new bug in the penalty calculations for rel=nofollow or the code Sean fixed years ago regressed via other updates. It also seems that only certain scenarios cause this to happen... I can give more insight into the scenarios if anyone is interested.
     
    magiclamp, Mar 4, 2009 IP
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    That's great you've managed to get that to work. Someone I know has been having that problem for three years...
     
    hasen, Mar 7, 2009 IP
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    no insight yet
     
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