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Old 08-16-2011, 12:18 PM   #1
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Hi all

Bit of advice needed. I have been going through competitor websites and have seen keyword back links done like this;

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<a href="#">Keyword Text Here</a>
I know that # is a null link that directs back to the same page (although it puts a # at the end of the URL) and the competitor has used target="_blank" to open the page in a new tab.

Questions are; why?, is it worth doing? and does Google not see that as a bit 'spammy' or as duplicate content when the new page (with #) opens?

They are doing extremely well on Google mind you.

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Old 08-16-2011, 12:58 PM   #2
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I have no idea why they would do that.

If this are links the visitors are using, then it has to be kind of aggravating, right?
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:12 PM   #3
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If this are links the visitors are using, then it has to be kind of aggravating, right?
Yes, I entirely agree and, surfing their site I suddenly realised I had four windows open but... They are smashing everyone else out of sight in the local area for some great search terms.
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:34 PM   #4
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Just two thoughts,
Could it be that their good rankings are because of some off site SEO? If you think about PageRank, then off site SEO (sem?) becomes more important than on site SEO.
If the user experience is bad enough, it really doesn't help that much if you're #1 for a search term.

Can you send me the search term in pm or message in twitter?
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Certainly have considered (and accepted) that their SEM stuff is bound to be very good and have done some competitor analysis. Will PM you now.
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just read this, odd stuff, can you send me the details also
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Is there an update that can be shared on this?
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not from me it. i cant see the advantage over the disadvantage to visitors. cant see it is a problem as far as google and duplicate content as it is the same page. difference between white hat and black hat is sometimes only time so interesting if it does give a boost
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Thank you once again for your time.
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not from me it. i cant see the advantage over the disadvantage to visitors. cant see it is a problem as far as google and duplicate content as it is the same page. difference between white hat and black hat is sometimes only time so interesting if it does give a boost
Yes I agree with you that the only difference in Black Hat and White Hat is Time. Investment here is Time But Black hat actually do not hurt the SEO Link Profile except some other cases.
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