Absolute Links vs. Relative Links – SEO Value

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The debate between absolute links and relative links continues to live on in the SEO world. The individual significance of each has been contested, but it is widely regarded that absolute links provide better SEO value on the whole than relative links.

Many believe that absolute links have less potential for getting messed up when search engines index your page. It shouldn’t really make a difference, but many conclude that this is reason enough.

Furthermore, content scrapers and RSS services may ‘repurpose’ your content legitimately (or not). In either case, shouldn’t a proper back-link be attributed to your site? This situation favours absolute links. Although this is a minor argument, it’s still worth considering.

Hassan Kalule is a Father and husband and very keen interest in Technology and Marketing. He is the owner of HKWeb-Digital marketing and started this company with the aim of helping small businesses make an online presence and share the endless benefits that online offers. Hassan holds a BSc. Computer Science Degree from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), a Certificate in SAS from The Department of Statistics and Population Studies. He holds numerous I.T Certificates from CompTIA and Microsoft.

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