Am I shooting myself in the foot by linking to my social media pages?

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Offline Son_of_SorenTopic starter

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The website that I look after ( has links in the header and footer of each page to social media profiles. 5 profiles = 10 links total per page.  I should note that almost all external links link into the homepage.

Based on what I have read over the past few days, I now believe that these social media links are sucking "link juice" or pagerank off of my website to my social media profiles.  I don't really care about my social media profiles getting "link juice", the pages that I want to rank well are in the menu:

- Homepage (for music therapy winnipeg)
- Autism learning centre (for autism winnipeg)
- Autism (for autism facts winnipeg)
- Alzheimer's / Dementia (for Alzheimers winnipeg)
- Stroke / Brain Injury (for stroke winnipeg)

My question is, if I get rid of my social media links and thus keep the internal linking more circular, will this help my target landing pages rank better. 
« Last Edit: 04-29-2015, 10:26:31 by Son_of_Soren »

Offline debbiec12323

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Not at all. These are relevant links for your site and therefore are not causing you a problem in regards of SEO. Always the rule has to be if the link that you're placing is relevant or not for your site and the visitors arriving.

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If you are facing this issue then why don't you add target="_blank" attribute with hyperlink of social media profile page. By adding this, it will open your social media page in new tab of web browser.

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Do not remove social media links from your website; it is not going to hurt your page rank. The social pages linked to your site should be active; only bad links cause harm.
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