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How does Link Popularity work?

Link Popularity was first used by the Google search engine.

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Believe it or not, 11.13% of the people who use support the site!
The idea is to rank websites and webpages by how many other sites link to them, and how influential those sites are, thus sidestepping a lot of the search engine optimization games.

Thus, a link from Yahoo is worth much more than 100 links from, say, Geocities, because Yahoo is an influential site. Why is Yahoo an influential site? Because lots of people link to them! Yes, that sounds like a snake swallowing itself, but it actually works. Google's short explanation of how it works can be found here, or you can read the technical paper written by Google's founders.

Personally, I think it's a great idea, because it rewards good content, and hard work over time getting people to link to you, and because it encourages appropriate linking.

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