Absolute Links vs. Relative Links – SEO Value

  • April 17, 2014
  • SEO
No Comments

Digital marketing | SEO | Absolute links | search engine optimization |

The debate between absolute links and relative links continues to live on in the SEO world. The individual significance of each has been contested, but it is widely regarded that absolute links provide better SEO value on the whole than relative links.Absolute and Relative Paths, SEO , digital marketing, search engine optimization

Many believe that absolute links have less potential for getting messed up when search engines index your page. It shouldn’t really make a difference, but many conclude that this is reason enough.

Furthermore, content scrapers and RSS services may ‘repurpose’ your content legitimately (or not). In either case, shouldn’t a proper back-link  attributed to your site? This situation favors absolute links. Although this is a minor argument, it’s still worth considering.

Absolute addresses

An absolute address will necessarily include the protocol used ( http ), the name of the domain (DNS or IP), the path to  followed and the name of the file referred to (in the given example it is the intro.html file found in the html directory ). If the home page of a site  called (that is, an address of the form www.numesite.com ), the name of the home page can be omitted, but only after you have checked whether the server is set to automatically load this page. Absolute addresses are used especially when referring to resources that are not located on the same site as the document in which such a link is placed. This does not mean that their use is prohibited in other cases.

A URL address (either absolute or relative) must not contain any empty space or signs such as pound sign (#) or other signs that have a reserved function in a URL address. Rendering of such characters is done using escape codes .

In order to avoid unpleasantness, it is good that both the names of the saved files and the writing of the URL addresses should be done with lowercase letters.

Document Located 

Relative URL addresses can only be used if the files being called are found in the same location as the files from which the call is made. To put it more clearly, they must be found on the same site, that is, the base URL is the same (by the base URL, understanding the expression www.numesite.com ). Relative URLs are written in relation to the position of the document from which the call is made (which contains the link). This is taken as a reference point when we write a relative address. The method of calling the files is similar to the one used in the MS-DOS operating system. To see how it works in MS-DOS, I will give a concrete example.

Let’s take the case of the mscdex.exe file located in the subdirectory COMMAND from the WINDOWS directory. If we switch to MS-DOS Prompt mode. At the prompter we will have to write the following expression to be able to call the mscdex.exe file.

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

 SEO and branding In digital marketing, a media is anything that’s utilized to advance an item or benefit. They can be printed, online, or in-person. Digital marketing can be owned by a company or not. The most common media to advertise a product is through TV, radio, and print. There are other media that exist that allow us to advertise our products. And services but they aren’t as common as the TV or radio are.

We need to give the reader a spectrum of opinions about search engine optimization. In the modern era, all companies are trying to compete with each other. The most important factor for all digital marketing agencies is their reputation. Which is so important that it is not even funny. The reputation is always on top of their mind.

About Me: I'm the digital marketing specialist, competent in SEO (Google, Yahoo & Bing), Google Adwords (Search, Display, Google Shopping etc.), Facebook & Instagram Advertising etc. I can work in all platforms of digital marketing & advertise the legitimate products/services in a specific country, city or all over the world. I am very confident, dynamic, energetic, enthusiastic & dedicated freelancer as I want to build my career as a full time professional freelancer for long time. I prefer quality work rather than quantity & hard working is my way to become successful. If you hire me, then I will provide you my best quality services for your project until you achieve your goal with complete satisfaction. Expertise I do have: ✓ Managed AdWords and PPC for diversity of companies with a budget up to $500,000 per annum. All campaigns with a positive ROI. ✓ Successfully increased organic (SEO) traffic for websites with 1,000,000+ unique visits every month. ✓ In-depth Google Analytics analysis (and other tools) to make appropriate suggestions and drive positive change. ✓ Easy to understand reports and full transparency on everything I do and everything your budget is spent on. Let's get started! Contact me to discuss your plans.

About us and this blog

We are a digital marketing company with a focus on helping our customers achieve great results across several key areas.

Request a free quote

We offer professional SEO services that help websites increase their organic search score drastically in order to compete for the highest rankings even when it comes to highly competitive keywords.

Subscribe to our newsletter!

More from our blog

See all posts

Leave a Comment