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Linking to themeshaper.com/thematic/ may be bad.

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  • Started 7 years ago by ScottNix
  • Latest reply from krowchuk
  • This topic is not a support question
  1. Most likely not the most appropriate title, but while running Xenu's Link Sleuth I noticed I had a few errors on my site.

    One of them was a outbound link to http://themeshaper.com/thematic/ which produces a 403 Forbidden Code. I can only assume this is the equivalent of linking to a 404 dead error page, which is not the best idea. While the page will still return, it does in fact throw a 403 code for me.

    Can someone also verify this for fun? Is Themeshaper trying to tell us something? It has to be one of the most popular pages on the site with all the internal links, why let google deindex it? It is gone from the index, no cache.

    http://www.opensiteexplorer.org/themeshaper.com%252Fthematic%252F/a!toppages

    Maybe we shouldn't be linking back to Themeshaper after all. Maybe 989,388 backlinks (many probably considered low quality) became worrisome? Curious to your thoughts. :)

    Posted 7 years ago #
  2. Shameless to be more clear bump.

    I am talking specifically about the default Thematic link that comes standard in the footer. I was going to continue displaying these footer links as a badge of honor on sites where it could be left. The 403 error though has me thinking that maybe they don't want the links, or just not be aware they deindexed the most popular page on the site (hard to believe).

    Posted 7 years ago #
  3. Hey, ScottNix. I'm not sure why the page was displaying a 403 error. I'll look into it but I'm sure it's nothing to worry about.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  4. Whoa!!!
    I checked my calendar, Easter is still a week away! ;-)

    Posted 7 years ago #

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