Duplicate internal links

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Duplicate internal links
« on: 11-13-2014, 03:56:36 »
I know that having duplicate external links is harmful for onpage optimization.
But are duplicate internal links a problem? For example a link to categories both in the sidebar and inside the header of the article?
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Re: Duplicate internal links
« Reply #1 on: 11-13-2014, 09:16:14 »
I know that having duplicate external links is harmful for onpage optimization.
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My understanding is that Google "glues" it, i.e. counts it as one. So giving 2 doesn't make sense. So, if possible, give only 1.

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But are duplicate internal links a problem? For example a link to categories both in the sidebar and inside the header of the article?
I've read a lot of different opinion on this matter, didn't do any personal experiments. There is one opinion that these days Google "know how to distinguish" links from sidebars, menus and what's natural for standard SMSs. So, because I'm the lasy one  :)) I use this opinion regarding to my sites.

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Re: Duplicate internal links
« Reply #2 on: 11-13-2014, 10:03:40 »
So should I just don't worry about this? The seo analyzer I use gives me a bad score for the duplicate links (I don't know if it distinguish between internal and external ones though). I could put a nofollow here and there, but with Joomla is not so easy...

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Re: Duplicate internal links
« Reply #3 on: 11-13-2014, 10:42:02 »
You can put your internal links as 'no follow'. This will help to solve your purpose and also will help to retain your webpage page rank.

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Re: Duplicate internal links
« Reply #4 on: 11-14-2014, 00:44:42 »
You can put your internal links as 'no follow'. This will help to solve your purpose and also will help to retain your webpage page rank.

yes, but see what I wrote above. I'm using Joomla, so I don't know how to do that...


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Re: Duplicate internal links
« Reply #5 on: 11-19-2014, 03:33:46 »
Internal links do not give you any error or any issues unless and  until you are exceeding limitation of links per page.
For Duplicate links on page, Google counts those links as a 1 link. So don't take much tension on it.

 

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